Good Die Young

The D12 song from the D12 World album “Good Die Young”, which is dedicated to D12’s deceased member Bugz sounds like a prayer and also like a big complaint.

When dramas happen in our lives, we often feel so weak and so useless. Sometimes we also do reproach ourselves what happened. But we should certainly take into account that we don’t master such events which are totally independant from our will.
Accidents that happen like the tragic death of our beloves ones teach us a lesson about the fragility of life. That’s why we should try to enjoy life as much as possible, particularly when we’re young. We should try to be happy and satisfied instead of wasting our time on useless problems. Each day should be lived up as the last one.
The way the D12 members mention tragical circumstances in the song is quite philosophical. It teaches people how hard it is to survive in the ghetto.

Kon Artis shares his double struggle with us, how he had to fight to survive and to succeed for his family:

“Its true that everybody heard, there mama say every days like this
When you see, one of your friends die in the mist
In the struggle, went through circumstances
Arrested every day just to prove a point to a friend
Even then, accidents are prone to happen to any man
A woman is dumb enough to pretend
That her, god won’t hold them accountable for sins
If they commit, they try to repent to ??
But I guess (thats just the way things go)
I was blessed to see 24 (24)
To wake up to that “Hi, my name is” video
Motivated me to write what i wrote
And I knew my little brother sold dope
An mom and daddy want to move our road
I did it, I still got a lot to prove and show
I just which we aint have to lose Bugz to the struggle
Cos you know…”

Bizarre expresses how much he misses his lost friend Bugz. But the part that can make you cry is certainly Kuniva’s part. He recalls when Bizarre told him the tragical news:

“I came back on that tragic, my phone rung
And Bizarres voice tellin me, Bugz was gone home
It was like a knife piercing my chest and I couldn’t breath
I didn’t wanna accept it, didn’t wanna believe it
I swear with this weight dawg, I cried so hard
Literally, Denaun had to carry me to the car
While I stand in this booth now its tearin me apart
But I had to let it out cos it was tearin at my heart
Cos he died over somethin so petty and so small
A human life is so very precious I hope ya’ll
Understand how I’m feelin cos I love you bugz
I wanna rhyme wit you, laugh wit you, hug you bugz
But I can’t and you was so close to seein dreams
A coward came along and took you away from the team
So don’t mistake this track, its just another song
This goes out to everyone who lost a loved one
Cos you know…”

Swifty and Proof share the same pain. Their heart is broken.

We learn from Eminem’s mouth how Bugz died:

“He got shot in the face twice, then run over by a car. It was over some stupid shit. He wetted this girl with a water gun and these dudes came over and got their revenge.”

As Swifty pointed it out, the D12 crew prays for Bugz before each concert:

” He’s still with us, tough. Before we go on stage, we pray and he’s right there, over us.”

If you took time to listen to the “Bugz ‘97” track, you probably noticed that Bugz had skills and a huge talent.

We miss you and we will never forget you. R.I.P Karnail Pitts aka Bugz.
Good Die Young
[Intro]
Dawg….I shouldn’t have left, They wouldn’t have tried this shit if I was wit ya
Maybe we would have picked another time
Or chose anotha way
Or maybe my prayers would have convinced him to choose another soul
Shit, its just me and my mentoni now
Man you look so peaceful now…how can I argue wit that
They say…

[Chorus]
They say the good die young,
Thats why I think that you should have fun (when your young)
Cos time won’t wait for noone (uh huh)
When god calls, you gotta go home (go home)

They say the good die young, (die young)
Thats why I know that we go’ have fun,
In this life cos you only get one
When god comes for me, don’t cry till I just went home

[Kon Artis]
Its true that everybody heard, there mama say every days like this
When you see, one of your friends die in the mist
In the struggle, went through circumstances
Arrested every day just to prove a point to a friend
Even then, accidents are prone to happen to any man
A woman is dumb enough to pretend
That her, god won’t hold them accountable for sins
If they commit, they try to repent to ??
But I guess (thats just the way things go)
I was blessed to see 24 (24)
To wake up to that “Hi, my name is” video
Motivated me to write what i wrote
And I knew my little brother sold dope
An mom and daddy want to move our road
I did it, I still got a lot to prove and show
I just which we aint have to lose Bugz to the struggle
Cos you know…

[Chorus]
They say the good die young,
Thats why I think that you should have fun (when your young)
Cos time won’t wait for noone (uh huh)
When god calls, you gotta go home (go home)

They say the good die young, (die young)
Thats why I know that we go’ have fun,
In this life cos you only get one
When god comes for me, don’t cry till I just went home

[Bizzare]
I know you used to Bizzare on some silly shit
But Niggas in my cliq, is dying quick
In detroit, niggas don’t party
They pull a .44 out, snatch off bacardis
Thats why I keep the pistol under the trunk
Im 27 years old, too old to be gettin jumped
And fuck rap, I miss Karnail Pitts, b-u-g-z
Tattoed on my wrist
Me and you in the jeep, listen to ?? beats
Its a shame me and Fuzz don’t even speak
I got married, my wife name is D
Peace to 31 and 51-50, miss you

[Kuniva]
I came back on that tragic, my phone rung
And Bizarres voice tellin me, Bugz was gone home
It was like a knife piercing my chest and I couldn’t breath
I didn’t wanna accept it, didn’t wanna believe it
I swear with this weight dawg, I cried so hard
Literally, Denaun had to carry me to the car
While I stand in this booth now its tearin me apart
But I had to let it out cos it was tearin at my heart
Cos he died over somethin so petty and so small
A human life is so very precious I hope ya’ll
Understand how I’m feelin cos I love you bugz
I wanna rhyme wit you, laugh wit you, hug you bugz
But I can’t and you was so close to seein dreams
A coward came along and took you away from the team
So don’t mistake this track, its just another song
This goes out to everyone who lost a loved one
Cos you know

[Chorus]
They say the good die young,
Thats why I think that you should have fun (when your young)
Cos time won’t wait for noone (uh huh)
When god calls, you gotta go home (go home)

They say the good die young, (die young)
Thats why I know that we go’ have fun,
In this life cos you only get one
When god comes for me, don’t cry till I just went home

[Proof]
They say its never too late, to have an early childhood
If I could, turn back the hands of time, God should
Forgive what i did as a kid to run blocks
Now my dreams are just dream cops and gun shots
The fun stops when your homies up in a box
My dudey bole, rest his soul, snuffed by the cops
I use to ?? a lot, if theres a guy by me say somethin
If you love her so much why didn’t u gave nothin
When he took my homie, snuck was only in 11th grade
Now I hope to see your face at the heaven gates
It aint never late in the game, this hatin remains
With a grudge to see slugs straight through my frame
My heart aches with the pain, the life in his breath
We gotta have fun now, theres only minutes left
In the depth, distress young as a ??? did
To ??

[Chorus]
They say the good die young,
Thats why I think that you should have fun (when your young)
Cos time won’t wait for noone (uh huh)
When god calls, you gotta go home (go home)

They say the good die young, (die young)
Thats why I know that we go’ have fun,
In this life cos you only get one
When god comes for me, don’t cry till I just went home

[Swifty]
When I was younger I knew four brothers that wasn’t wise
That crash and the driver died,
My partner on the passenger side was paralysed
And Im surprised by the look of that ride that the other peeps survived
Nine months later another one died
Somebody shot him in the side when he was startin up his ride
3 years go by, I made a hell of a run
And thats when funky got done, a joey playin wit guns
And ??, karty was my man
And reggy, I wish that I was wit you in that van
And Bugz if it wasn’t for you
You know I wouldn’t be standin in this booth,
Thats the truth, I miss ya’ll…

[Chorus x2]
They say the good die young,
Thats why I think that you should have fun (when your young)
Cos time won’t wait for noone (uh huh)
When god calls, you gotta go home (go home)

They say the good die young, (die young)
Thats why I know that we go’ have fun,
In this life cos you only get one
When god comes for me, don’t cry till I just went home

9 thoughts on “Good Die Young”

  1. This is the first song i listened to on the album and i didn’t stop listening to it for a week.
    It had the same affect on me that Sing for the moment did. I couldn’t stop crying.
    You think a group couldn’t get better and then BAM they hit you with another great album.
    I have liked eminem(D12) since i was 9 and i never will stop loving their music even if they all turn into pigs.
    Peace yall
    Lee Lee

  2. This is the first song i listened to on the album and i didn’t stop listening to it for a week.
    It had the same affect on me that Sing for the moment did. I couldn’t stop crying.
    You think a group couldn’t get better and then BAM they hit you with another great album.
    I have liked eminem(D12) since i was 9 and i never will stop loving their music even if they all turn into pigs.
    Peace yall
    Lee Lee

  3. Its these kind of songs that make me point to the people who constantly bad mouth rappers like D12 and say FUCK YOU! they have no idea what they grew up in and have no idea how their minds work. If they would actually listen to the words they would understand they do have messages, listening to this song reminds me that life is hard but to enjoy the good times and forget about the bad before it ends. Maybe instead of harpooning these guys people should listen and try and fix the problems of murder and poverty and such much like D12 is talkin bout here. Instead of them encouraging gang violence and such they promote the opposite. Let them live one day like D12 did when they were growing up and we’ll see what they think then. D12 forever

  4. I’m a guy so I dont cry or get touched very much but once I heard this song I felt like crying. I don’t know how they can come up with such good words when your in a circumstance like that but all I can say is that is the best song I’ve heard by D12. I just can’t believe that such a good rapper died in such a stupid fight. Peace out R.I.P. Karnail Paul Pitts AKA Bugz

  5. im not gonna front, i dont know who this dude bugz is and what happened to him. i think that this song is deep and heartfelt, but i cant say that im gonna cry or whatever, i appreciate the music for the music, and i respect the song for the idea behind it. d12 i love yall niggas keep your heads up eminem do that sirius bizness hold it down yall

  6. i feel really bad about wat happened to bugs even if i dont know anything about him or how it happened love ya bugs have fun up there :'(

  7. Dream as if you’ll live forever~
    Live as if you’ll die today~

    RIP; big l, big pun, pac, biggie, bugz, all the lost ones..

  8. i feel pain that em would have felt when he lost ronnie and later, when he lost bugz too!
    now he has g-g-g unit !!!!!!!!!! r.i.p murder inc and ja rul
    e

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