I Remember Lyrics by Coolio

I Remember Lyrics

    Verse one: coolio
    When i was a kid i rode crates on a skate
    And i ate everything momma put on my plate
    Niggaz walked around packin b-b guns
    Knock on yo' door and run, just for fun
    We went to the sto' and sold bottles fo' a nickel
    To feast upon a big bag of cheetos and a pickle
    You could get a soda foe less than quarter, and
    People used to speak even if they didn't know ya
    We fought in the streets like little black soldiers
    Shake hands, and still be friends when it was over
    We used to play tag and, hide and go seek, or
    Hide and go get it if we had a few freaks, but
    Now thangs changed, kids ain't the same
    They bang, and slang, and blow out brains
    I wish i could go back but, wishin is for suckers
    Life was so simple then

    Chorus one: ?

    I remember (i remember) ohhhhhhh
    When we used to hang
    On the porch, drinkin brew
    And now they drive-by (bay-bee)
    I remember (i remember) ohhhhhhh
    When we used to play
    Shoot-em-up, up and down
    But now they gang-bang (bay-bee)

    Verse two: billy boy

    Well i remember yesteryear like it was yesterday
    Runnin through the streets of onessa p-a
    I take you through my childhood step by step
    Daddy always told me to maintain my rep though
    Daddy was a dawg he ain't raise no punks
    In the midst of the trees we learned how to thump
    At the tender age of nine momma put us on a plane
    Next stop -- the land of the insane
    Compton california where the killers grow
    Forced to live a life that i didn't know
    Wore the wrong colors cause i didn't know the facts
    Call her bitch, caught a case, caught a slug in my back
    But i adapted quickly, suckers tried to get me
    Now the fools better run cause this just driveby billy
    Little black boy from the east
    Forced to be a killer, but i can still remember

    Chorus two: ?

    I remember (i remember) ohhhhhhh
    When we used to play
    Domino, on the porch
    But now they drive-by (bay-bee)

    I remember (i remember) ohhhhhhh
    When we used to have
    Army fights, in the smog
    But now they gang-bang (bay-bee)

    [coolio] back when i was a kid nigga
    We used to have this game called paperball
    (paperball? what the fuck is that?)
    Get a piece of paper, ball that motherfucker up
    And play with it! hahahaha

    Verse three: j-ro

    I got tha alkaholik juice to wake ya up like a rooster
    Back when i was young, i used to be a booster
    Stealin candy from the sto', go to school, come up
    I had the whole playground, chewin all my gum up
    You know what i'm sayin? playin still to the chest
    And i was the best, playin kickball at recess
    I play pop warner, golden pairs for the losers
    We used to hop corners on the fresh deuce cruisers
    Playin galaga, space invaders, eatin reese's
    I had all the women cause my tough skins had creases
    And it's been that way since day one
    Girls of the world ain't nothin but fun
    I used to watch dr. j, come through in the clutch
    Remember new zoo review, and starsky and hutch
    I remember lunchtime, we used to rhyme out loud
    Peace to the wop and the hip-hop crowd, i remember

    Chorus one

    Outro: ?

    Ohhh, my life, no no
    I do remember ohhhhhhhh
    I know you do
    I remember yesterday
    I remember when we played
    I remember yesterday, aoowwwwwww!
    I remember, hell, when we used to play
    In ghetto blocks through the dark
    I rememmmmmberrrrrr
    Yeahhh yeahhh yeahh
    We used to play dominoes all night long
    Dominoes all night long
    Yesterday, yesterday
    Do you remember yesterday? i remember yesterday
    You remember remember remember remember...