Who sang the song Gangstas Paradise in 1995

Gangsta's Paradise German translation
of Coolio

Gangsta's Paradise Lyrics Translation

Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise (German translation)

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I look at my life and see that there isn't much left of it
Because I've been celebrating and laughing for so long that
Even my mother thinks that I'm out of my mind
But I never did anything to anyone who didn't deserve it
Treating me like a wimp is just not the right thing to do
Better be careful what you say and what you do
Or you and your buddies look at the radishes from below [1]
I don't like to get mad, but I have no choice
They breathe their life and I see myself in the smoke of the gun, you fool [*]
I'm the kind of gangster the little boys want to be
At night on my knees I say my prayers in the light of the lanterns

You have spent most of your life in a criminal paradise
We spend most of our lives in a criminal paradise


The situation here in the ghetto that I have to face [2]
Makes sure that I cannot lead a normal life, the street raised me [*]
So I have to adapt to life here
Too much television makes me chase bold dreams
I'm an educated idiot with only money on my mind
Got a gun in my hand and a glitter in my eye [3]
I'm a crazy gangster, a walking powder keg
And my buddies stand by me, so don't make me angry, you fool
Death is always a heartbeat away
I live by the motto "eat or die", what can I say?
I'm 23 now, but will I ever see my 24th birthday?
The way it looks right now, I'm not so sure

Tell me why are we too blind to see
That we always hurt each other?

(Chorus)

Power and money, money and power
Minute after minute, hour after hour
Everyone is rushing, but half of us walk blind
Something is brewing, but I don't know what it is [*]
I am told I have to study
But there is no one to teach me
If you can't understand that, how can you get through to me?
I guess they can't, I guess they won't
I think they just show off, so I know I've run out of luck in my life

(Chorus)

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[*] Error in the template

[1] Lit. "... may be outlined by chalk lines", an allusion to the fact that the outlines of a corpse are marked with chalk during a crime on the street.

[2] Depending on the source, here "Look at the situation" or "The ghetto situation".

[3] A "10" is a semi-automatic weapon, comparable to an Uzi.

Writer (s): Wonder Stevie, Ivey Artis L, Sanders Larry James, Rasheed Douglas B Lyrics powered by www.musixmatch.com

last edited by K. (magicmulder) on February 20, 2015, 12:41 pm