Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. – Somebody Knows (feat. Busta Rhymes) (The King & I Album)

(who shot ya) Can somebody explain why?
It’s a misery to me, I’ll give anything to know who shot ya
And we never got to have a conversation
I gotta make it on my own, like who’s gon’ hold me down, down (who shot ya)

There is so much we need to know (Old school, new school need to learn though)
And I swear to god I know somebody knows who shot ya
They took your life in vain but your memories still remain
My heart continues to go after CJ and Tanyana
And I still don’t have the answers even after all this time
From Westhouse Brooklyn to bein’ one of the great
Somebody knows

[Pre-Chorus: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.]
& Both] [Verse 2: Faith Evans, The Notorious B.I.G.
Your life was so refound, can’t nobody wear your crown
I felt so helpless and frustrated and I damn near lost my mind (damn near lost my mind)
Let me remind the shooter that the most gangster nigga is karma
They took your life in vain but your memories still remain
Busy ignorin’ each other
And [?] to provide the answers in your honor
Can’t believe it’s been this long
I gotta make it on my own, like who’s gon’ hold me down, down (who shot ya)
I’m feelin’ some type of way

Still can’t try over bein’ a baby, not havin’ my father
(who shot ya) Can somebody explain why?
[Intro]
It’s a misery to me, I’ll give anything to know who shot ya
No help from the police
Even though we wasn’t really speakin’ at the time
[Outro]
Twenty years have come and gone
[Chorus: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.]
‘Cause it’s hard to creep them Brooklyn streets
To this day I carry a picture of BIG in my wallet
In just a matter of time (neighbors call the cops, said they heard mad shots)
Continue his blessings I sent to you and Mama Wallace
Even after all this time, we could never accept it
A conversation dealin’ most niggas don’t want to mess with
And I swear to god I know somebody knows who shot ya
Somebody knows
I walk to Tillery park where we use to smoke with Flanton
[Verse 3: Busta Rhymes]
To the last time we linked up, I shed a tear at your wake
The Notorious B.I.G. was silence forever, Los Angeles are looking for his killer
I cannot choose to let go (yeah)
While I give you these bars, I try not my composure
About the truth that would led the way up, both of you ain’t tell us
[Verse 1: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.]

It’s a misery to me, I’ll give anything to know who shot ya
Your life was so refound, can’t nobody wear your crown
I gotta make it on my own, like who’s gon’ hold me down, down (who shot ya)
Why they took your life away and left filled with some much pain
Somebody knows
Maybe you a sinners sign with some honest answers in it
They took your life in vain but your memories still remain
[Chorus: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.]
And until I get some kind of resolution
And I swear to god I know somebody knows who shot ya
You probably up there talkin’ about who really fuckin’ did it
[Chorus: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.]
It has been twenty years and yet you still lookin’ for closure
That still weighs heavy on my mind
Why they took your life away and left filled with some much pain
(who shot ya) Can somebody explain why?

We were havin’ a good time up in the party
Tryna avoid truckin’ ’bout it, not to revisit the drama

Frank and Pac, I hope you had the chance to talk and have it fellas
I felt so helpless and frustrated and I damn near lost my mind
Whoever did it better stay low-key
I don’t even know where to start and it’s very hard to address it
And the question remains, why was he gunned down in the streets of Los Angeles and who was responsible?
[Pre-Chorus: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G.]

I’m feelin’ some type of way
And I still don’t have the answers even after all this time
Big Poppa, yes, [?] your legacy proper

Only hang on to the memories
Your life was so refound, can’t nobody wear your crown
We didn’t know if we be over
Why they took your life away and left filled with some much pain
I’m feelin’ some type of way