Devon Paul - What Would You Do?


Chorus: (x2)
What would you do if it ended tomorrow?
What will you say when you live in sorrow?
What would you do if your life was hollow?
What would you do? What would you do?


Yo, I was a kid when I witnessed this
Livin’ life just like the rest of us did
I seen many paths, coulda became a street thug
Instead I just said no and blocked out the drugs

Was a little boy when I had to say hello to pain
Lost my dad and never came back to my sane (Sanity)
Now I ask myself, was it really drugs to blame?
I think so but the rain made me gain in my game

Now I sit back and watch everything fall to pieces
From local suicides to criminal homicides
For seventeen years I seen it on the inside
Now it’s the biggest reason why our people die

It’s now changing the face of our Natives
No longer chasing the grace our Natives
We’ve all sat back and watched them abuse it
Now its time to stand up and speak with our music


Chorus: (x2)
What would you do if it ended tomorrow?
What will you say when you live in sorrow?
What would you do if your life was hollow?
What would you do? What would you do?


I’ve lost many friends when it came to the streets
They took the wrong road but I turned to the beats
It's like the drugs got their soul and it’s theirs to keep
Until they're underground sleeping six feet deep

And I ask myself what’s becoming of our Reserve
It’s like it’s getting worse every time you pass a curve
I guess our people will just never learn
Lined up in single file waiting for their turn

They gone so far to abandoning their families
Leaving the rest to live their life in misery
So the next time you go to crush another Percocet
Look yourself in the mirror and ask are you sure of it?

As I’m standing in this booth, go and ask yourself the truth
Is this really the example you wanna set for the youth?
‘Cause you got once chance and one opportunity
To change your life and help fix your community


Chorus: (x4)
What would you do if it ended tomorrow?
What will you say when you live in sorrow?
What would you do if your life was hollow?
What would you do? What would you do?