The Foundation Lyrics


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alvin Joiner, Billy Joel, Larry Muggerud
album: Track 8 in album At the Speed of Life
release date: 1996-10-1
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
length: 3:56
producer: DJ Muggs
lead vocals: Xzibit
mixer: Jean-Marie Horvat and Ross Donaldson
engineer: DJ Muggs

Cover Art

Xzibit At the Speed of Life cover art
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When I look you in your eyes I can see my own
Straight love manifested in flesh and bone
You's a breath of fresh air in this world of ****
You was born to be a soldier don't ever forget
Hit back when hit
Use force that's effective
All these *****es and women
Son, please be selective
This is California can't stick your **** in everything
We will survive necessarily by any means
Let no man ever hold you down or suppress you
It's the 90's the police just arrest you,
disrespect you on occasion take life
By the time you come of age they'll probably blast on sight
It's a shame they protect them but try to serve us
When your neck is on the line stand ground then bust
In God we trust but just in case keep it loaded and locked
Ready to rock
Then shake the spot
The Foundation

You came from a long line of killers and drug dealers
Who forever smoke bud
So it's probably in your blood
Realize you can only run the streets so long
Then the streets run you into the ground then gone
It's kinda ruff trying to teach you what's right from wrong
Same **** different day
It's the same ol' song
If the time ever comes that I meet my match
Take control of my assets
**** startin' from scratch
Take care of your mother
Keep yourself on track
Just cause *****s get behind you don't mean they got your back
Beware of the serpent
Cause there's a time in life the motha****er will strike
And try to make you loose sight
Don't be a fake motha****er tryin' to keep **** real
Fill cassettes with idle threats with no guts to kill
Son if you ever pull heat
Then use it
If you got a chance to walk away
Then do it
Total domination takes full concentration in all situations
A solid foundation

You are the foundation
Beginning of a new generation
I remember hospital hallway pacin'
I was anxious as **** to see your face shine
Only to find that yours looked like mine
So it's like I'm livin' twice at the exact same time
In this life you can't press stop
Then press rewind
Gotta live to the fullest never follow behind no man
Have your own plan, expand your mind
Ain't no paper thin game to raise wannabe thugs
This is nothing but love
Via satellite Mug gs
Take heed when it's your turn to bring new life
Make sure it's the woman you gonna make your wife
Be prepared for the worst
But expect the best
No matter where life takes you
Come home to the West
Survival takes more than just gats and guns
That's words to live by
From a father to a son

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Grand Opening (interlude)
  • 2 At the Speed of Life
  • 3 Just Maintain
  • 4 Eyes May Shine
  • 5 Positively Negative
  • 6 Don’t Hate Me (interlude)
  • 7 Paparazzi
  • 8 The Foundation
  • 9 Mrs. Crabtree (interlude)
  • 10 Bird’s Eye View
  • 11 Hit & Run, Part II
  • 12 Carry the Weight
  • 13 Plastic Surgery
  • 14 Enemies & Friends
  • 15 Last Words (interlude)