Bruce Rits Gilbert

What Ever Happened to Tyjai

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Bruce Rits Gilbert
2016
Bruce Rits Gilbert

Lyrics

Whatever Happened to Tyjai?

 

He grew up in the southwest part of town

He never knew any other way

Mom raised him all by herself

His dad was never there for a day

 

Things were tough most all the time

But he didn’t seem to mind at all

He went to school now and again

But mostly he was just out playin’ ball

 

No one was better on the court

His dream was to play in the NBA

That was his ticket out of town

He didn’t see any other way

  

Chorus

 

Whatever happened to Tajai?

He was the best you’d ever see

Whatever happened to Tajai?

His dreams died so quietly

 

Mom lost her job once again

There was no food on the table at home

He needed to help her out

He left the house all alone

 

He started walking uptown

On a cold and windy night

His hood was on top of his head

His eyes were down and his hands out of sight

 

The cop yelled at him to turn around

But he kept walking down the street

He never saw it coming

He just fell to the cold concrete

  

Chorus

 

Whatever happened to Tajai?

He was the best you’d ever see

Whatever happened to Tajai?

He died so quietly