Thugz Mansion Lyrics - 2Pac

2Pac Better Dayz cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-11-26
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Gangsta/Thug Rap
length: 4:07
producer: Johnny J and 7 Aurelius
guest performer: Anthony Hamilton
mixer: Dexter Simmons
engineer: Colin Michaels, Kevin Crouse and Asif Ali
guest bass: Paul Bushnell and R.J.
guest guitar: Rob Bacon and R.J.
assistant engineer: Andrew Chavez and Mark Vinten
instrument: 7 Aurelius
writer: Anthony Hamilton, Johnny J, 7 Aurelius, 2Pac
****, tired of gettin' shot at
Tired of gettin' chased by the police and arrested
*****z need a spot where WE can kick it
A spot where WE belong, that's just for us
*****z ain't gotta get all dressed up and be Hollywood

Why'knahmean? Where do *****z go when we die?
Ain't no heaven for a thug *****
That's why we go to thug mansion
That's the only place where thugs get in free and you gotta be a G
At thug mansion

A place to spend my quiet nights, time to unwind
So much pressure in this life of mine, I cry at times
I once contemplated suicide, and woulda' tried
But when I held that 9, all I could see was my momma's eyes

No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble
Not knowin it's hard to carry on when no one loves you
Picture me inside the misery of poverty
No man alive has ever witnessed struggles I survived

Prayin' hard for better days, promise to hold on
Me and my dawgs ain't have a choice but to roll on
We found a family spot to kick it
Where we can drink liquor store and no one bickers over trick ****

A spot where we can smoke in peace, and even though we G's
We still visualize places, that we can roll in peace
And in my mind's eye I see this place, the players go in fast
I got a spot for us all, so we can ball, at thug's mansion

Ain't no place I'd rather be
Children, dead homies and family
Sky high, iced out paradise
In the sky
Ain't no place I'd rather be
Only place that's right for me
Chromed out mansion in paradise
In the sky

Will I survive all the fights and the darkness?
Trouble sparks, they tell me home is where the heart is, dear departed
I shed tattooed tears and couldn't sleep good
For multiple years, witness peers catch gunshots

Nobody cares, seen the politicians ban us
They'd rather see us locked in chains, please explain
Why they can't stand us, is there a way for me to change?
Or am I just a victim of things I did to maintain?

I need a place to rest my head
With the little bit of homeboys that remains, cause all the rest dead
Is there a spot for us to roll, if you find it
I'll be right behind ya, show me and I'll go

How can I be peaceful? I'm comin' from the bottom
Watch my daddy scream peace while the other man shot him
I need a house that's full of love when I need to escape
The deadly places slingin' drugs, in thug's mansion


Dear momma don't cry, your baby boy's doin' good
Tell the homies I'm in heaven and they ain't got hoods
Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook
Drippin' peppermint Schnapps, with Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke

Then some lady named Billie Holiday
Sang sittin' there kickin' it with Malcolm, 'til the day came
Little LaTasha sho' grown
Tell the lady in the liquor that she's forgiven, so come home

Maybe in time you'll understand only God can save us
When Miles Davis cuttin lose with the band
Just think of all the people that you knew in the past
That passed on, they in heaven, found peace at last

Picture a place that they exist, together
There has to be a place better than this, in heaven
So right before I sleep, dear God, what I'm askin'
Remember this face, save me a place, in thug's mansion

[Chorus: x2]

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CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Still Ballin
  • 3 When We Ride on Our Enemies
  • 4 Changed Man
  • 5 Fuck Em All
  • 6 Never B Peace
  • 7 Mama’s Just a Little Girl
  • 8 Street Fame
  • 9 Whatcha Gonna Do
  • 10 Fair Xchange
  • 11 Late Night
  • 12 Ghetto Star
  • 13 Thugz Mansion (Nas acoustic)
    CD 2
  • 1 My Block (remix)
  • 2 Thugz Mansion
  • 3 Never Call U Bitch Again
  • 4 Better Dayz
  • 5 U Can Call
  • 6 Military Minds
  • 7 Fame
  • 8 Fair Xchange (remix)
  • 9 Catchin Feelins
  • 10 There U Go
  • 11 This Life I Lead
  • 12 Who Do U Believe In
  • 13 They Don’t Give a Fuck About Us
  • 14 Outro