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(feat. Beanie Sigel)Damn how am ns gonna say this shit?hey... hey dad, yeah it"s your boyremember me? ns wanna talk to you scrap< text from: http://www.4476mountvernon.com/e14781-jay-z~where_have_you_been_lyrics.html >I remember being kicked out the house"cause i looked just like youSaid I"d be nothing but a crookjust like youThe niggaz in the hood was shookWhere the just like you"Cause all they said was little whitey lookI"m just like youBut dog ns can"t see it at all, shitWe never kicked it at allWe never pitched or kicked at a balldog, you never taught me shithow to fight, ride a bike, fix a flatnone of that sorts of shitNigga you was an abusive popsfuck you left me out to dry, stuckgotta teach news to boxgotta teach news to bopand that aint the half of it manI gotta teach news to blockIt"s about time we have a father to son (nigga sit down)sit down let me tell you "bout your fatherless sonshow they grew to be men and father they sonsfather they daughtersnigga, you left a fatherless daughterI never follow your ordersnigga you make me sickpussy you could....oohhow you gonna leave these memories in the back of my mindI can see it clear as day you smackin my momI "member that day you showed me that gat, that 9put it in my palm when ns was youngand said that would be mine, you turned me outthe reason why ns hit the blockreason why ns tried to hit them copsreason why i started hittin shotsreason why i started gettin lickedand drinkin syrup and skippin courtginger bread man never think of gettin caughtlook at your hand man damn you foughtnigga you left my momleft us with no good-bye"syou left us out to dryyou left us with no letters, notes, (nothing!) no repliesno digits numbers was unlistedyou left us with some of my loneliest nightnigga some of my hungriest nightsshit, one of the reasons for years (shit embarrasin)damn we used to think money was whiteyeah you gave us life like, fruit from a plantwe aint eat right from them foods from them stampsand to think you was my pop,man i gotta stop shitFemale: Daddy, Where Have You Been?Beanie: And when you come home, you got us here all aloneFemale: Mommy, Where Daddy Went?Beanie: You always stick up for himAlways said you"d make up for himFemale: Mommy, What Happened Then?Beanie: What was you cheatin on him?Why he"s always beatin" on you?Female: Daddy, Where Have You Been?Beanie: Nigga, you gonna hear me outI wanted to walk just like him (remember?)wanted to talk just like him (word)often momma said i look too muchand ns thought just like him (it could happen)wanted to drink Miller nipsand smoke Newports just like youbut you left me, now I"m goin to court just like youI would say "my daddy loves me and he"ll never go away"bullshit, do you even remember December"s my birthday?do you even remember the tender boyyou turned into a cold young manwith one goal and one planget mommy out of some jam, she was always in onealways short with the incomealways late with the rentYou said that you was comin throughI would stay in the hallway (waitin)always playin the bench (waitin)and that day came and wentFuck You! very much you showed me the worst kind of painbut I"m stronger and trust me ns will never hurt againwill never ask mommy "why daddy don"t love me?Why is we so poor?, why is life so ugly?Mommy why is your eyes puffy?"please don"t cry everything"ll be alrightI know it"s dark now, but we gon" see the lightIt"s us against the worldwe don"t need him, right? (right)mommy drivin 6"s now (yeah), ns got riches now (yeah)I bought ns nice home for both of my sisters nowwe doin real goodwe don"t miss you nowsee how life twists around, fucker?