Coming From(feat. Mary J. Blige
Believe me, when I say

Before light, there was dark



[Mary J. Blige]

Where you going, where you going?

Where you going, where you going?

Where you going?

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?



[DMX]

Places that I've have been, things that I have seen

What you call a nightmare, are what I have as dreams

Bad as that may seem, I know is only going to get worse

Love, a slug, which one am I gonna get first?

My journey's been a rough one, I'm not sure when it begins

But the way it's looking, I kind of know when it's gonna end

Hold me down baby, it's gonna be a rough ride

Niggas give us plenty of room, cause I guess enough died

Let me travel, cause my intentions are to travel in peace

Fuck around I lay you down, you hit the gravel and cease

I could be a beast, or I could be a gentleman

But if you ain't my dog, you gonna be like 'Oh, it's him again'

Niggas will never win, this whole rap game is mine

Hot as you ever been, I was that in eighty nine

Seek and you shall find, look within and you will know

Where you coming from, and where you gotta go

Come on!



[Mary J. Blige]

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-Got to keep it real with me

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-So the hell with you

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-I think I'm going to the top

Me and DMX



[DMX]

I will spend mad time in one spot, plotting my next move

Trying to figure out what is it, that X do what X do

Some questions go unanswered, that's what I'm afraid of

Sometimes I can't show, but I know what I'm made of

They made love, or should I say they made lust

Bound, there didn't have to be love there, but they made us

I got quite a few sisters, I was the only boy

But being with my dog, was my only joy

Like a kid with a new toy, I forgot about the ?

Escaped the misery, didn't think about the crime

Lost all track of time, was in another world

Everybody knew Earl, but there was another Earl

Like the side of the dark, riding the park but wouldn't want to

when they jump me, became a good runner

One by one they all went under, so I had the last laugh

They all thought it all was a joke, but I had the last laugh



[Mary J. Blige]

Ha ha ha ha ha ha

[DMX]

Come on!



[Mary J. Blige]

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-If I don't know, I don't know

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-But I know where I'm going

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-But I know where I'm going

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-Do you know, do you know



[DMX]

I feel the ghost from within, coming back to haunt me

Stay love in my peoples, even though they don't want me

When I was bad, I was forgotten, like I was dead and rotten

Should've been getting love, but instead was plotting

Shit wasn't right, and it was all blamed on me

Didn't know that I was special till this rap shit came to be

Gave me a way out, showed me it was better to teach

Than bust niggas with the fo-fo, leave them dead in the streets

Over beef that was worth less, than the cost of the slugs

That I bought to kill them

And that's because I thought I ought to kill them

Little did I know, death wasn't right

Didn't always show every breath was a life

It was to be captured in suspended animation

To be felt by all, understood by every nation

What's the sense of hating, when I can show love

What's the sense of faking, when I can show blood



[Mary J. Blige]

Now what's the moral to this story?



[DMX]

Come on!



[Mary J. Blige]

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-If I don't know, I don't know

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-But I know where I'm coming from

If I don't know where I'm coming from

Where would I go?

-Do you know where you're coming from?



Yonkers is where we grew

Trials we got through

On top is where we staying

Till the end, as long as we'll pray

On Hot 97 ya hear

DMX all through the year