song by Ludacris
Ocean Skies feat. Monica lyrics

(Ludaversal Deluxe edition)

Rest in peace Wayne Bridges,
You're still living through me
Listen!

Look, I lost my father to the bottle
I'd hug the man today like I might not see him tomorrow
Got a little sorrow for a lifetime
'Cause when he was living I'm thinking how do I get him to listen
When he was seldom in his right mind
My early years I was too young to understand
But I remember the smell of beer and seeing all the empty cans
Waking up, crying in the night, hearing arguments
Hands off my momma, somehow I knew he was the cause of it
Got a little owe to anyone, got a little worse
Drinking must be his remedy, he got a little cursed
Well, tell me what's the cure for a man who misses past
The beat goes on, but the drinking' gotta stop!

[Monica verse: ]
If I had to know I wouldn't see you tomorrow
I would've had you hold to your heart, and put your love in a bottle, hey
But now you got me proved, got that thing gone after sorrow
Wishing every day you were here with me
But now that you're gone, I lost my heart to the bottle, to the bottle
Ooh oh oh

Yeah, I lost my father to the bottle,
Function and alcoholics what they call it far as I know
Became a teenager and started to understand,
But even through drinks he still taught me to be a man
So before the hospital, when the paramedics rest him
He knew that everybody who met him, instantly loved him
I run the con concerts ?? made him even sicker
'Cause who gon' tell him he can't drink none of his son's liquor
And tell me how without my father am I supposed to manage?!
He had the biggest heart, but had so much of liver damage
Tell me what's the cure for a man who misses past?!
The beat goes on, but the drinking' gotta stop!

[Monica verse: ]
If I had to know I wouldn't see you tomorrow
I would've had you hold to your heart, and put your love in a bottle, hey
But now you got me proved, got that thing gone after sorrow
Wishing every day you were here with me
But now that you're gone, I lost my heart to the bottle, to the bottle
Ooh oh oh

Not a day goes by that I don't miss ya, and don't wish you here with me
No matter what you did, I forgive you!

I lost my father to the bottle,
Tell your parents you love 'em
You might not see them tomorrow!
I swallow my pride, try to put my problems aside
But I feel so hollow inside
Gotta keep my eyes on the prize,
'Cause I'm steady wishing you were here
and see the goals that I plan to reach
You left the day after I put you into my Grammy speech
It's almost like you waited just to see me win,
Well, pops I can't wait till the day we meet!

[Monica verse: ]
If I had to know I wouldn't see you tomorrow
I would've had you hold to your heart, and put your love in a bottle, hey
But now you got me proved, got that thing gone after sorrow
Wishing every day you were here with me
But now that you're gone, I lost my heart to the bottle, to the bottle

I can't get over you you you, hey
Love in a bottle, hey heyyy
Oh, I miss you!
I wanna see you tomorrow
I wanna see you again
I wanna see you tomorrow
I miss you, you you you you
I love you, you you you