Ashanti — The Pledge lyrics

(featuring Caddillac Tah)

(Ad-libs Intro: Ashanti)
(There's no me...).
In the beginning, when no one else was around,
You were there.
(Don't you know that I will...).
And now, that everything is good, you gotta know,
I'll ride out wit' you, forever...

(Verse 1: Ashanti)
I never thought that I could find this thang,
That always had me comin' back again.
Somethin' about the way you move,
It got me hooked on you, no matter what I do.
I never felt this way for another,
It's feelin' kinda strange, but I love it.
Ya gotta know that I would never leave,
You did that thang to me, you is where I be.

(Chorus: Ashanti)
There's no me, without you.
I can't be without you.
Don't you know that I will never leave, leave you.
All I need, need is you.

[Verse 2: Ashanti)
You're always there to make me feel so right,
Got me thinkin' 'bout you day and night.
Thinkin' 'bout how my life is now,
How you make me smile, and I, love ya style.
We've been together through thick and thin.
Whatever troubles you're in, I'm in.
Ya gotta know that I would leave,
You did that thang to me, you is where I be (where I be).

(Bridge: Ashanti)
What you've done to me,
You know that I can't see myself with or without you,
Bein' without you, breathin' without you, baby.

(Bridge: Ashanti)
What you've done to me,
You know that I can't see myself with or without you,
Bein' without you, breathin' without you, baby.

(Chorus: Ashanti)
There's no me, without you.
I can't be without you.
Don't you know that I will never leave, leave you.
All I need, need is you.

(Rap: Caddillac Tah [and Ashanti]: Verse 3)
Now, it don't matter if you hatin' or spoiled,
We gone get the dough.
The camp is strong, can't do nothin' else but blow.
I chant this 'cause, I'm lettin' you all know you (Ashanti: it's Murrrdaaaa for life).
Now, you know, I put my life on the line for yours'.
Pull a nine out the drawers, strap up, when it's time for wae.
Stack up every penny, money over these broads.
Back up against the wall in a riot or brawl.
I pledge allegiance the I-N-C is clique and 'till I die, I'm gon' ride with my niggas through and thin.
Playin' him, we playin' to win.
Steady ballin', soarin', long dickin' these broads,
And I'm my brother's keeper, slugs'll spreech ya, plugg'll heat ya.
You fuckin' wit' my family, so understand B, there's no me, without them,
All we got us me 'Shan tearin' it up, nigga what, what?

(Chorus: Ashanti)
There's no me (there's no me), without you (without you).
I can't be (can't be) without you (can't be).
Don't you know that I will never leave (I'll never leave), leave you (and I'll never leave).
All I need (all I need), (all I need) need is you (yeah).

(Chorus: Ashanti)
There's no me (there's no me), without you (without you).
I can't be (I could never be) without you (eee-yeah).
Don't you know that I will never leave, (said I'll never leave) leave you (never leave).
All I need (all I need, all I need), need is you (yeah).

(Ashanti:)
Murder I-N-C.
You know that I can't see myself with or without you,
Bein' without you, breathin' without you, baby.

(Bridge: Ashanti)
What you've done to me,
You know that I can't see myself with or without you,
Bein' without you, breathin' without you, baby.

(Outro: Ashanti)
Murder I-N-C.

(Irv Gotti: Spoken Outro)
Ha, ha, ha.
Murder Inc.
Yeah, my nigga Sez.
My princess, Ashanti.
Without each other ya'll, nowhere...
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Songwriters: WONDER, STEVIE / ATKINS, JEFFREY / BAKER, ERIC / DOUGLAS, ASHANTI / JACOBS, GREGORY / JONES, NASIR(NAS) / LORENZO, IRVING / SHAKUR, TUPAC / VEST, MARCUS
The Pledge lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group