Staring Through My Rear View – Song and Lyrics by 2Pac

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Staring Through My Rear View’ by 2Pac. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of 2Pac or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Starin’ at the world through my rearview
Just lookin’ back at the world
From another level, ya know what I mean?
Starin’

Multiple gunshots fill the block, the fun stops
Niggas is callin’ cops, people shot, nobody stops
I wonder when the world stopped carin’, last night
Two kids shot while the whole block starin’
I will never understand this society
First they try to murder me then they lie to me
Product of a dyin’ breed
All my homies tryin’ weed
Now the little baby’s crazed raised off Hennessy
Tell me, will my enemies flee when they see me?
Believe me, even thugs gotta learn to take it easy
Listen, through the intermissions search your heart for a plan
And we turnin’ bad boys to grown men, it’s on again
I give a holla to my niggas in the darkest corners
Roll a perfect blunt, and let me spark it for ya
One love from a thug nigga
Rollin’ with a posse full of paranoid drug dealers
To the end, my friend
I’m seein’ nothin’ but my dreams comin’ true
While I’m starin’ at the world through my rearview
See, I’m seein’ nothin’ but my dreams comin’ true
While I’m starin’ at the world through my rearview

They got starin’ at the world through my rearview
Go on, baby, scream to God, he can’t hear you
I can feel your heart beatin’ fast ’cause it’s time to die
Gettin’ high, watchin’ time fly
‘Cause all my motherfuckers

Starin’ at the world through my rearview
Go on, baby, scream to God, he can’t hear you
I can feel your heart beatin’ fast ’cause it’s time to die
We gettin’ high, watchin’ time fly
All my motherfuckers

Now you see him, now you don’t
Some niggas be here for the moment, and then they gone
What happened to ’em?
Well, let’s see, it seems to be a mystery
But all I know I never let the money get to me
Stay down like the truest
Thug Life until I check out this bitch, I thought you knew this
Who is gonna catch me when I fall or even care to?
While you thinkin’ I see you lost up in my rearview
Hear you is down with them Outlawz
Outcast, left far, I’m through like southpaws
But still we keep mashin’ till our dreams come through
Starin’ at the world through my rearview

Now I was raised as a young black male
In order to get paid, forced to make crack sales
Caught a nigga so they send me to these overpacked jails
In the cell, countin’ days in this livin’ black hell
Do you feel me? Keys to ignition, use at your discretion
Roll with a 12 gauge pump for protection
Niggas hate me in the section from years of chin-checkin’
Turn to Smith and Wesson war weapons
Heavenly Father, I’m a soldier
I’m gettin’ hotter ’cause the world’s gettin’ colder
Baby, let me hold ya
Talk to my guns like they fly bitches
All you bustas best to run, look at my bitches!

Now I know the answers to the question
“Do dreams come true?”
Still starin’ at the world through my rearview
I said now I know the answers, “Do dreams come true?”
Starin’ at the world through my rearview

They got starin’ at the world through my rearview
Go on, baby, scream to God, he can’t hear you
I can feel your heart beatin’ fast ’cause it’s time to die
Gettin’ high, watchin’ time fly
And all my motherfuckers

Starin’ at the world through my rearview
Go on, baby, scream to God, he can’t hear you
I can feel your heart beatin’ fast ’cause it’s time to die
We gettin’ high, watchin’ time fly

Nigga Kadafi say

Back in the days we hustled for sneakers and beepers
Nine-six for Glocks ’cause fiends hittin’ up blocks with street sweepers
Bless myself when knowin’ rules to these streets
Somethin’ I learned in school
On some Million Man March shit for the peace, true that
Only one life to lead, a fast life of greed
Criminally addicted, infested since a seed
We all die, breed bleed like humans
Towns run by young guns, Outlawz and truants
Shit’s deep, turn eighteen, burn my will when I go
Burnt my body with my shotty, or choosin’ my dough
So while you reminiscin’ all nights out with the crew
Smoke a blunt for me too, I’m starin’ through your rearview

You ain’t knowin’ what we mean by starin’ through the rearview
So since you ain’t knowin’ what we mean let me break down understandin’
The world, the world is behind us
Once a motherfucker get an understandin’ on the game
And what the levels and the rules of the game is
Then the world ain’t no trick no more, the world is a game to be played
So now we lookin’ at the world, from like, behind us
Niggas know what we gotta do
Just gotta put our mind to it and do it
It’s all about the papers, money rule the world
Bitches make the world go round
Real niggas do they wanna do
Bitch niggas do what they can

Starin’ at the world through my rearview
Go on, baby, scream to God, he can’t hear you
I can feel your heart beatin’ fast ’cause it’s time to die
Gettin’ high, watchin’ time fly
You know

Starin’ at the world through my rearview
Go on, baby, scream to God, he can’t hear you
I can feel your heart beatin’ fast ’cause it’s time to die
Gettin’ high, watchin’ time fly

And we’ll be starin’ at the world through my rearview
Scream to God, he can’t hear you
Heart beatin’ fast, time to die
Watchin’ time fly

Starin’ at the world through my rearview
Scream to God, he can’t hear you
Heart beatin’ fast, time to die
Gettin’ high, watchin’ time fly