Dear Mama



writers: Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons, Joe Sample, Joseph Jefferson, Tony Pizarro, Tupac Shakur
album: Track 9 in album Me Against the World
release date: 1995-3-14
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Thug Rap/Gangsta/Conscious
length: 4:40
writer: 2Pac, Tony Pizarro, Bruce Hawes, Joseph Jefferson, Joe Sample, Charles Simmons, Terence Thomas

Album Information

label: Interscope Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 606949239923
script: Latin

Cover Art

2Pac Me Against the World cover art


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You are appreciated
When I was young me and my mama had beef
Though back at the time, I never thought I'd see her face
Suspended from school, and scared to go home, I was a fool
I shed tears with my baby sister
And even though we had different daddy's, the same drama
I reminisce on the stress I caused, it was hell
And who'd think in elementary?
And running from the police, that's right
And even as a crack fiend, mama
I finally understand
You always was committed
There's no way I can pay you back
You are appreciated
Dear mama
You are appreciated

No love from my daddy cause the coward wasn't there
Wouldn't let me feel for a stranger
I was looking for a father he was gone
They showed a young brother love
I needed money of my own so I started slanging
It feels good putting money in your mailbox
I hope ya got the diamond necklace that I sent to you
And never left me alone because you cared for me
You're in the kitchen trying to fix us a hot plate
And mama made miracles every Thanksgiving
You're trying to raise two bad kids on your own
But my plan is to show you that I understand

Don't ya know we love ya? Sweet lady
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
Don't ya know we love ya?
Pour out some liquor and I reminisce, cause through the drama
And when it seems that I'm hopeless
When I was sick as a little kid
And all my childhood memories
And even though I act crazy
There are no words that can express how I feel
And I appreciate, how you raised me
I wish I could take the pain away
Everything will be alright if ya hold on
And there's no way I can pay you back
You are appreciated
And dear mama
You are appreciated

And dear mama
Dear mama


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 If I Die 2Nite
  • 3 Me Against the World
  • 4 So Many Tears
  • 5 Temptations
  • 6 Young Niggaz
  • 7 Heavy in the Game
  • 8 Lord Knows
  • 9 Dear Mama
  • 10 It Ain’t Easy
  • 11 Can U Get Away
  • 12 Old School
  • 13 Fuck the World
  • 14 Death Around the Corner
  • 15 Outlaw