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Christopher Mendoza & Sehmon Burnam

Union County

Song Title
Say Yes For Your Life

Music Lyrics

Intro: Hey everyone. I’m going to tell you… A personal story… About my best friend who.. Who I lost to drugs… I don’t want you to be in the same position he was in Leave all his loved ones mourning…. So just please pay attention and listen… This is what he said to me... Verse 1: Yo gotta try this, it isn't much to buy it Makes you feel happy so you ain't gotta find it Needles, pills, you can smoke it too Feeling lonely, this all you gotta do Bruh, whatchu saying? You’re at the top of your class Bright future ahead, you gonna lose it so fast Basketball scholarships and a family that loves you Why would you wanna put these drugs above you Chorus x 2: You only live once so make sure you live it right When the choice comes to me I don't have to think twice I'm playing it smart so my future is bright Saying no to drugs is a yes for your life Verse 2: Yo everybody does it, it’s not just me Why don’t you mind your own business and just let me be I can’t do that, not where you’re at now It’s taken control and turned your life upside down Yo momma worried sick, and your girl doesn’t know That you’ve been hanging with these new kids on the low Why you looking at me like I’m some kind of freak I think I only missed like 2 or 3 classes this week! Your eyes are bloodshot red, and your fingers are always shaking All you ever talk about is waking and baking Man, its all good, like you don’t even know--- We grew up together, but I don’t even know you anymore What happened to the business that we were gonna own And have our kids grow up together, now you spend your time alone It’s not that bad, when I want I can quit Why don’t go home and get off my neck! You always got a blank expression, deep depression Always stressing, drugs is something that you just can not mess with “A shortcut to happiness”? It’s a shortcut to the grave! Listen to me before it’s too late, before you’re past the point to save Chorus: You only live once so make sure you live it right When the choice comes to me I don't have to think twice I'm playing it smart so my future is bright Saying no to drugs is a yes for your life Interlude: *Phone rings* Hello? Yo...I-i just need you right now, I need your help Wait, what happened bruh? It’s just….if you can…….just come. *phone hangs up* HELLO?! Verse 3: I remember I walked in, room silent like a lecture hall No books, but my boy was just sprawled On the bed And In my head I didn’t want to believe it but I saw it with my own eyes Mad at myself cause i didn’t have the time To say what I wanted, to help him change his ways Just to make him stay, before he fades away Before he fades away, One questions still remains: Could I have prevented him from dying that day? Tomorrow’s not promised, you only smoking for “today”? Get “high” to skip the lows? It’s all just a mistake! It’s all fake, You talk a lot but do you even know what’s at stake? Drugs take control, Choices no longer yours to make No one should be another number in the statistic of how drugs take you 6 ft under My best friend is dead, thanks to the drugs It’s time to shout them down, and time for us to rise above! Chorus: You only live once so make sure you live it right When the choice comes to me I don't have to think twice I'm playing it smart so my future is bright Saying no to drugs is a yes for your life Saying no to drugs is a yes for your life My words speak the truth and it’s cutting like a knife He had big dreams, but with drugs it was a fight After two years, he overdosed and lost his life….

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Music has inspired Chris Mendoza and Sehmon Burnam throughout the years and their passion to “Shout Down Drugs” among their peers is what encouraged them to perform. “Everything we are not has made us everything we are.”

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