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erykah badu

"New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh)" (2010)

20 Feet Tall Lyrics – Erykah Badu

My love what did I do
to make you fall so far from me
And now I can recall
Cause of the fall selective memory
Then you you built a wall
a 20 foot wall so I couldnt see
But if I get off my off my knees
thenI might recall Im 20 feet tall

Im 20 feet tall [repeat 2x]

My love, what did I do
to make you fall, so far from me
And now, I can recall
Cause of the fall, selective memory
Then you, you built a wall
a 20 foot wall so I couldnt see
But if I get off my off my knees
I might recall Im 20 feet tall

Im 20 feet tall [repeat 4x]

Window Seat Lyrics – Erykah Badu

So, presently
I'm standing here right now
You're so demanding
Tell me what you want from me

Concluding, concentrating
On my music, lover and my babies
Makes me wanna ask the lady
For a ticket outta town

So can I get a window seat?
Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a ticket outta town
A look around and a safe touch down

Window seat
Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a chance to fly
A chance to cry and a long bye-bye

But I need you to want me
Need you to miss me
I need your attention
I need you next me

I need someone to clap for me
I need your direction
Somebody say, come back
Come back, baby, come back
I want you to need me

Come back, come back, baby, come back
Come back, come back, baby, come back
Come back, come back, baby, come back

So, in my mind I'm tusslin'
Back and forth 'tween here and hustlin'
I don't wanna time travel no more
I wanna be here, I'm thinking

On this porch I'm rockin'
Back and forth like Lightning Hopkins
If anybody speak to Scotty
Tell him, beam me up

So can I get a window seat?
Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a ticket outta town
A look around and a safe touch down

Window seat
Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a chance to fly
A chance to cry and a long bye-bye

But I need you to miss me
Need somebody come get me
I need your direction
Need your energy, yes, I do

I need someone to clap for me
Need your affection
Somebody say, come back
Come back, baby, come back
I want you to need me

Come back, come back, baby, come back
Come back, come back, baby, come back
Come back, come back, baby, come back

But can I get a window seat?
Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a ticket outta town
A look around and a safe touch down

I just need a chance to fly
A chance to cry and a long bye-bye

Agitation Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Going through a thang now
Finna pull this thang out

What day, what day [repeat 6x]

Going through a thang now
Finna pull this thang out
But its against the law
Its against the law

[voice in background:] Oh no mama please!

Thank you

What's the matter is he drunk
Yea he drunk

Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Get Munny [4x]

Can't turn me away
I believe in your heart
I'll always want to stay [2x]

Eww can't lie to you honey
I just want your money
Hi answer me Munny
Don't run from me trying to
Get away just stay ok
Cause Munny I want you back
La la la la

I look like a model
I'll do what I gotta do
to stay in the running cause I want your money
Give me some
I'll be the one back stage
cause Munny I want you back
La la la la

Can't turn me away
I believe in your heart
I'll always want to stay [4x]

I'll wait on your doorstep
Till you let me come in
Hey I'll be your best friend
Say Munny can you come out and
play I'll stay or I'll come back
Cause Munny I want you back
La la la la

Fresher than the others
I'll cook like your Mother
I I'll bring the honey
You just bring the money
Fingers crossed behind my back
Cause Munny I want you back
La la la la

Can't turn me away
I believe in your heart
I'll always want to stay [4x]

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Jewels Cars and Candy Clothes
Electric garden hose
Down to the minerals
Tickle tickle before stroke
I love your solid golds
I love your pearly ball
You know that I am still
just how you want to feel

Ewww uh oh
Dropped your mind
Scooped it up
Put it in my sock
I'll be your robot girl
Come into me my world
I will wait

Ewww weee boy
let me drop ya off
I'm your predator hey
Cause Munny I want you back
La la la la

Can't turn me away
I believe in your heart
I'll always want to stay [4x]

Gone Baby, Don't Be Long Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Oh, oh, ohhhh,
Oh, ohhhh, oh

Du ru
Du Du Du ru
Du ru
Du ru
Du ru
Du Du Du ru
Du Du Du ru
Du ru

As the the winds blows in passing
Baby I could fall in love with you
Where you go, where you go
Baby, What you do
You know you gotta get your hustle on
So baby gone, baby gone, don't be long.
Baby gone, baby gone, don't be long.
Wu Wuu
Baby gone, baby gone, don't be long.
Baby gone, baby gone, don't be long.

Where you going why don't you stop
Baby what's the rush.
You got me felling like a girl with the faintest crush. (hey)
Where you go, where you go,
I miss you much.
But I know you gotta get your hustle on.

Gone, Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
Ooh ooooh
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
I know you gotta get your hustle on.
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
Ooh oooh
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
I know you gotta get your hustle on.

I can't wait to see what you do
It's not too much to follow you through
I can't wait to see what you be
Go be here cause I believe
So don't go
There is only one thing I'm still asking
Why I feel you masking
If it's love that you feel that is really real
And I know you gotta get your hustle on.
You laugh baby laugh what's the rush
When we touch I wanna know if it's love or lust
I fell like a girl with the faintest crush
And I know you gotta get your hustle on.

Gone, Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long. (gone baby)
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
(Uu Uuuu)
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
I can't wait to see how you move. (how you move)
I try to watch what you do what you do (what you do)
I can't wait to see what you be
Go be here cause I believe
So don't go, baby.
Gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
(Uu Uuuu)
So, gone Baby gone baby, don't be long.
Gone baby, don't be long.
Don't be long
Uuu, baby don't be long.

Umm Hmm Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Takes some time to let your feelings show
You can’t hide you can’t hide
Skies the limit let me really know
You can’t hide you can’t hide

Come down baby let me know
Umm hmm
I love how you make me feel
Umm hmm
Let’s jump off into your world
Umm hmm
Hearts lead baby it’s your deal
Umm hmm
THUMP THUMP
I’ve been here before
Umm hmm
Don’t cheat I been taking score
Umm hmm

Takes some time to let your feelings show
You can’t hide you can’t hide
Skies the limit let me really know
You can’t hide you can’t hide

Come down baby let me know
Umm hmm
I love how you make me feel
Umm hmm
You came to drop off into my world
Umm hmm
Hearts lead baby it’s your deal
THUMP THUMP
I been here before
Umm hmm
Don’t cheat I’ve been taking score
Umm hmm

Takes some time to let your
feelings show
You can’t hide You can’t hide
Skies the limit let me really know
You can’t hide You can’t hide
Umm hmm
I know I know you care for me
Umm hmm
Cause you can’t get away
Umm hmm
I’m trying to sympathize with you,
Pimpin Umm hmm
Don’t play with me play
do I look like a play thing
Umm hmm
Boy you know the drill
Umm hmm
Cause the feelings real
Umm hmm

Takes some time to let your feelings show
You can’t hide you can’t hide
Skies the limit let me really know
You can’t hide you can’t hide

Love Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Come on, feel me
Just tell me you love me
I like it, you know it
So do it, come on, come on

Hear me
Just tell me you love me
I like it, you know it
So do it, come on, come on

Never ever met another lover quite like you
Thought I fell in love with Superman, it's true
Kryptonite can't make you come up off that thing
Baby, baby, I'm about to go insane

Never ever met another lover quite like you
Thought I fell in love with Superman, it's true
Even Kryptonite can't make you do your thing
Baby, baby, I'm about to go insane

Come on, feel me
Just tell me you love me
I like it, you know it
So do it, come on, come on

Hear me
Just tell me you love me
I like it, you know it
So do it, come on, come on

Boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa-pa-pa, yeah
I like it
Boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa-pa-pa, yeah
Come on

Never ever met another lover quite like you
Thought I fell in love with Superman, it's true
Kryptonite can't make you come up off that thing
Baby, baby, I'm about to go insane

Never ever met a lover quite like you
Thought I fell in love with Superman, it's true
Even Kryptonite can't make you do your thing
Baby, baby, I'm about to go insane

Boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa-pa-pa, yeah
Boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa-pa-pa, yeah
Boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa-pa-pa, yeah
Boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa-pa-pa, yeah

Never ever met a lover quite like you
Thought I fell in love with Superman, it's true
Even Kryptonite can't make you do your thing
Baby, baby, I'm about to go insane

You love me
I like it, you know it
So do it, come on

Boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa-pa-pa, yeah
Boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa, boo-pa-pa-pa, yeah

You Loving Me (Session) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

You loving me - and I'm drivin yo' Benz
You loving me - and I'm spendin yo' ends
You loving me - and I'm drinkin yo' Gin
You loving me - and I'm fuckin yo' friends
You loving me - and I'm drivin yo' Benz
You loving me - and I'm spendin yo' ends
You loving me - and I'm ...'kin yo' Gin
You loving me - and I'm fuckin yo' friends
You loving me...

...That's terrible, isn't it? [cracks up]

Fall In Love (Your Funeral) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

You better go back the way you came
Run away, if you stay
Prepare to have your shit re-arranged
The way I say
You better get on the way from here
You gonna see it's gonna be some

Slow thinking and flower bringing
If my burglar alarm starts

You don't wanna fall in love with me
See you don't wanna fall in love with me, no
See you don't wanna fall in love with me
See you don't wanna fa, la, la
Now, now, see

You ain't the worst since when I have done
But you'll do till he comes
So we gonna take this shit from the top
You gotta change jobs and change guys
You better get on the way from here
You gonna see it's gonna be some

Slow thinking and flower bringing
If my burglar alarm starts

See you don't wanna fall in love with me
See you don't wanna fall in love with me, no, no
See you don't wanna fall in love with me, no need
See you don't wanna fa, la, la
Not me, see, there's gonna be some

Slow thinking and flower bringing
If my burglar alarm starts ringing
Slow thinking and flower bringing
If my burglar alarm starts ringing

Slow thinking and flower bringing
If my burglar alarm starts ringing
Slow thinking and flower bringing
If my burglar alarm

See you don't wanna fall in love, no, no
See you don't want to fall in love with me, no need
See you don't want to fall in love with me
See you don't wanna fa, la, la
No, no

See you don't wanna fall in love
See you don't wanna fall in love
See you don't wanna fall in love
Not me

See you don't wanna fa, la, la
No, no
See you don't wanna fall in love with me
See you don't wanna fall in love with me
You don't fall in love with me, no, no, no, no, no

See you don't want to fall in love with me
No, see, no, no, no, no
Fall in love with me, please, no need
Fall in love with me

Incense Lyrics – Erykah Badu (feat. Kirsten Agnesta)

Never changing
Shining light
This is the return to life

Fill your cup
With love and joy
This is the return to life

Out My Mind, Just In Time Lyrics – Erykah Badu

I'm a recovering undercover over-lover
recovering from a love I can't get over
recovering undercover over-lover
and now my common law lover thinks he wants another

And I'd lie for you
I'd cry for you
and pop for you
and break for you
and hate for you
And I'll hate you too
If you want me too
Ah, Uuu...
I'd pray for you
crochet for you
Make it from scratch for you
Leave out the last for you
Go to the store for you
Do it some more for you
Do what you want me to
Yes I'm a fool for you...

I'm a recovering undercover over-lover
recovering from a love I can't get over
(I) recovering undercover over-lover
And now my common law lover thinks he wants another

And I'd lie for you
and cry for you
and pop for you
and break for you
and hate for you
and I'll hate you too
If you want me too
I gotta do my love for you
chopped and screwed for you
Pay the rent for you
It's true it's true
Poor Badu
Thought I was through with you
Guess I'm a fool for you...

Could this be
Love from high
New frontier
Whose this guy
Your so wise
I'm so good
Like summertime
You'd had it all
Build a wall
Ten feet tall
Now I laugh at it all
Out my mind
Just in time
Never knew...
I was blind
What it through
I can't see there
Mama say
Let there be
Easily
Said and done
I can't feel
I am numb
Bitter dream
Fruit so raw
Winter cold
Let me out
I know you
Do you hear me

Out my mind,
just in time

Oho I...
Oho I...
Oho I...
Oho I...
Yeah
Man...
This This
I'm so addicted
I can't quit
Oh
I follow this, Yeah.
It's time for me to make some steps
Easy to blame somebody else
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time...
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time...
But not this time
But not this
No
20 feet out of ashes I can rise
Just like birds and children
I can fly
And I'll take my phoenix flight
And you can't take mine
but you can try, ah no
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time...
But not this time
But not this
No
But not this time
But not this time
But not this time
But not this
Hey
On and on
I seem to go
Round and round I seem to go
always had the antidote
looking for the Holy Ghost
Found him in the missing note
sinking in a holy boat
Round and round
I seem to go
Round and round...(round)...and round
Oho I ...
Oho I...
Oho I...
Yeah,
guess it's time to grab a coat
evolution time to grow
Ego trying to block the door
Might not have nowhere to go
I finally got a leading role
introducing super dope
Staring in her episode
Hello, new world
out my mind.

Jump Up In The Air (Stay There) Lyrics – Erykah Badu (feat. Lil Wayne, Bilal)

[Erykah Badu - Chorus]
I know you want to
Jump up in the air and stay there
[repeated]

Jumped up out my seat
I know you want to
Something musta got n me
I know you want to
Church neva felt this good before
I know you want to
'Cept I was at the club
Oh Oh
I know you want to
Bounce Hey come on
I know you want to

I know you want to reach to the higher level
Much further from the devil
Until you feelin the weather
[repeated]

[Chorus]

[Lil Wayne]
Hi - GH20 - now or never
My level far from the devil
Have some manners say hello to to angels
And watch out for Uranus
I go nuts like a Danish
Then vanish into thin air
And stay in there
This is D Carter better bring ya swimwear
Huh, but I'm shallow and when ya this high
Everybody else is balow, oops I meant below
Mijo, zero degreeyo, frio
Get into your soul like Neyo, weeyo
Oh I meant ohwee or is it oohwee
Truly I don't give a fuck I am on the ceiling stuck
Like a fan full of dust
Like her hand full of bucks
I'm spending like crazy
I'm in Wayne's World
Where the women like ladies
And you don't need a telescope to see Weezy F baby

[Erykah Badu]
We don't give a fuck
We're on the ceiling stuck
Like a fan full of dust
Like a hand full of bucks
We're spending like crazy
[repeated]

[Chorus]

"New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)" (2008)

Amerykahn Promise Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Promise to you baby, I'll love you tooth for tooth and eye for eye
Promise to you baby, I'll love you tru and good till the day I die

Promise Promise Amerykhan promise
Promise Promise Amerykhan promise

Promise to you baby, anything you want you know I'll buy
Promise to you baby, you will never have ask to me why

Promise Promise Amerykhan promise
Promise Promise Amerykhan promise
Promise Promise Amerykhan promise
Promise Promise Amerykhan promise

Promise I'll love you till the day I die
Promise I'll love you good and give you the sky
Promise I'll never love another guy
Promise I'll give you things that you can't buy
I'll give you my nose
I'll give you my toes
I'll give you my eyes
I'll give you my ears
I'll give you my hands
I'll give you my lips
I'll give you my tongue
I'll give you my thighs
Damn near anything you want

Promise to you baby, I'll love you tooth for tooth and eye for eye

The Healer (Hip Hop) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

[Chorus:]
Humdi Lila Allah Jehova
Yahweh Dios Ma'ad Jah
Rastafara fyah dance, sex, music, hip-hop

It's bigger than religion
hip-hop
it's bigger than my niggas
hip-hop
it's bigger than the government
(humdi luli lali lulo)
This one fa' Dilla, hip-hop
(humdi luli la, humdi luli la lilulo, humdi lulila humdi lulilaaa...)

[V1]
we ain't dead said the children don't believe it
We just made ourselves invisible
underwater, stove-top, blue flame scientist come out with your scales up
get baptized in the ocean of the hungry
(Humdi luli lalilulo, Humdi lulilalilu)
My niggas turn in to gods,
walls come tumblin...(aaahhh)

[Chorus]
Humdi lila Allah jehova
yahweh dios ma had ja
Rastafara fyah dance, sex, music, hip-hop

It's bigger than religion
hip-hop
it's bigger than my niggas
hip-hop
it's bigger than the government
(humdi luli lali lulo)
This one is the healer, hip-hop

(humdi luli la, humdi lulilalilulo, humdi lulila, humdi lulilaaaa)

[V2]
Told you we aint dead yet
we been livin' through your internet
you don't have to believe everything you think
we've been programmed wake up, we miss you.
they call you indigo, we call you Africa.
go get baptized in the ocean of the people
(Humdi luli lalulilo)
say reboot, refresh, restart.
fresh page, new day, o.g.'s, new key...

(humdi lulila, humdi lulila lilulo, humdi luli la, humdilulila)

Me Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Everything around you see
The Ankhs, the wraps, the plus degrees
And yes even the mysteries
Its all me
Sometimes it hard to move you see
When you growing publicy
But if I have to chose between
I chose me

Had 2 babies different dudes
And for them both my luv was true
This is my last interview, oooh
Hey there's me, ooh
This year I turned 36
Damn it seems it came so quick
My ass and legs have gotten thick yea
Its all me
I use to pray to God above
But now Im filled with so much luv
But even if the world cant see
Its still me
Will I escape this vanity?
Or will I keep on smoking trees?
But I'll just let it go and be, be, be Me

Ah, leave it alone babe
Well well well
Ah oh, leave it alone babe
Just being me
Ah, leave it alone babe
Well well well
Ah oh, leave it alone babe
Just being me

Sometimes I dont know what to say
So many leaders to obey
But I was born on saviors day, yes
So I chose me
And in the world of greed and hate
They may try to erase my face
But millions spring up in my place
Ooh, believe in me
As sure is all and all is one
We all should grow before its done
So I salute you Farrakan, yes
Cuz you are me
Before I end this crazy dream
Before I take one for the team
Yo ass done matched the gasoline, yes
That's Collene

My People Lyrics – Erykah Badu

My eyes are green
Cos I eat a lot of vegetables
It don't have nothing to do with your new friend
[x3]
I don't care, I swear
I'm too through with you, I am
You don't mean nothing to me
So go ahead and be with your friend
My eyes are green
Cos I eat a lot of vegetables
It don't have nothing to do with your new friend
[x3]
I'm insecure
But I can't help it
My mind says move on
My heart lacks behind
But I don't love you any more
I'm so insecure
Never knew that love did this
Ooh, ooh
I can't remember the last time I felt this way
About somebody
You've done something to my mind
And I can't control it
But I don't love you any more
Yes I do, I do
Loving you is wrong baby
Ooh, ooh
La-di-da
Dum-dee-da-da
Dum-didi-da-da-da
Dum-didi-da-dum-di
I'm so confused
You tried to trick me yeah
Ooh, ooh, oh
Never knew that love could hurt like this
Never thought I would but I got dissed
Makes me feel so sad and hurt inside
Feel embarrased so I want to hide
Silly me I thought your love was true
Change my name to Silly E. Badu
Before I heal, it's gonna be a while
I know it's gonna be a while, chil'
[ad-libs]
I hope it's not too late
Too late, too late, too late
Feeling insecure
Your love has got me sore
I don't want no more
Oh, oh
It's too late, oh, oh ooh, ooh
I'm sorry I love you
At first when you was cool
You told me you loved me too, ooh
And then you lost your love [x3]
You wanted me to go away
But I can't go
See I can't leave, it's too late
I can't leave, it's too late [x3]
Just make love to me
Just one more time and then you'll see
I can't believe I made a desperate plea
Believe me yeah, yeah, no, oh
You see I can't leave, it's too late
I can't leave, it's too late
Don't you know, I can't leave, it's too late
Can't go no where, no
It's too late [x4]
Yeah
Come on babe
Don't you want be strong with me
You told me we could have a family
Want to run to me when you're down and low
But times get tough and there you go
Out the door, you wanna run again
Open your arms and you'll come back in
Wanna run cos you say you're afraid, afraid
Never knew what a friendship
Never knew how to really love
You can't be what I need you to
And I don't know what is up with you
I know our love will never be the same
But I can't stand the growing pains

Soldier Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Mmmmm
See he's organized
And he's on the ball
Never miss a day of school
And he's a underdog
Wanna learn more and more
Cuz his mama taught him good
He's about to change the face
Of yo ghetto neighborhood
Walking to school today
Saw a brother on the streets
Seem like errthang was cool
Cept the brother's packing heat
Oop oop
Then everything changed
Cuz he saw his own wings
And his mother was sad
They will last
Time will past
Cuz I

What am I talkin' bout
Errbody know what dis song's about
Dey be trying to hide the history
But they know who we are
DO OO you want to see
Errybody rise to this degree?
Raise ya hands high if you agree
Just say Yessireeee ooooh,
Yessiree
If you agree say,
Yessireeeeee ooooohh,
Yessiree
Ugh
Come on
Ugh
Break it down say
Mmmm, mmhhh
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, aaaye
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, oooh
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, oooh
Hey

Now to my folks think dey living sweet,
Well dey gone f**k around and push delete
To the girls on perscriptions pills,
I know how ya feel
To my boys in iraqi fields
This aint no time to kill
To my girls in therapy,
See imma tell you this fo' free
To my folks up on the hill,
With the cake and dollar bills,
You need to watch da dirty cop
Dey the one you need to watch
Im talking bout the dirty cop
Dey the one you need to WATCH
STOP

You get the wake up call
When you saw the buildings fall
Bowties with the final call
Get ya money dollar bill yall
Bowties with the final calls
Get ya money dollar bill yall

To my folks on the picket line
Dont stop til you change dey mind
I got luv fo' my folks
Baptized when the levy broke
We gone keep marchin' on
Until you hear dat freedom song
And if you think about turning back
I got the shotgun on ya back
And if you think about turning back
I got the shot gun on ya back
BLLAAAA (BLAT!)

What am I talking bout
Errbody know what dis song's about
Dey be trying to hide the history
But they know who we are
Dooooo you want to see
Errybody rise to the NEXT degree?
Raise ya hands high if you agree
Just say Yessireeee ooooh,
Yessiree
If you agree say,
Yessiree hey,
Yessiree aye

Hey,hey,hey
Break it down say
Mmmm, ooooh
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, oooh
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, oooh
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, oooh
Hey hey

Mmmm, ooooh
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, oooh
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, oooh
Hey hey (shoop)
Mmmm, oooh
Hey aye

[Fade]

The Cell Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Girl came through, the light skin honey with the cinnamon smell,
Girlwas so enticing, baby, make a n**** choose hell
Momma hopped up on cocaine
Daddy on space ships with no brain
Sister gone numb the pain the same
Why same DNA cell
She was turned out on shine new things (diamond gold chains diamond gold rings)
Center-fold spread, she trying to do things
See she be on that cough syrup in coke cans
20-inch-rim-man with no land, her p****gone numb the pain the same
Why same DNA strand
We're not well
We're not well
We can't tell...
Brenda done died with no name
Nickel bag coke to the brain
Will they ever find the vaccine?
S***ty-damn-damn-baby-bang
Rich man got the double barrell,
Po' man got his back to the door
Code white stands for trouble
Shots from the po-po

Twinkle Lyrics – Erykah Badu

They don't know their language
They don't know their God
They take what their given
Even whan it feels Odd
They say their grandfathers and grandmothers work hard for nothing
And we still in this ghetto
So they end up in prisons
They end up in blood

They keep us uneducated,
Sick and depressed
(they end up in blood)
Doctor I'm addicted now
I'm under arrest
(they end up in blood)
We makin' mo' money than a muthaf**ka
(they end up in blood)
With no choices there's no hope for us
(they end up in blood)

Started with a rhyme from old ancent times
Decedents of warlocks,
Witches with ill glitches
Children of the matrix be hittin' them car switches
Seen some Virgin Virgos hanging out with Venus Bitches

Cause
They don't know their language
They don't know their God
They take what their given
Even whan it feels Odd
They say their grandfathers and grandmothers work hard for nothing
And we still in this ghetto
So they end up in prisons
They end up in blood
They keep us uneducated,
Sick and depressed
(they end up in blood)
Doctor I'm addicted now I'm under arrest
(they end up in blood)
We makin' mo' money than a muthaf**ka
(they end up in blood)
With no choices there's no hope for us
(they end up in blood)

Master Teacher Lyrics – Erykah Badu

(dreams, dreams, dreams)

I am known to stay awake
(a beautiful world im trying to find)
A beautiful world im trying to find
(a beautiful world, im trying to find)
Ive been in search of myself
(a beautiful world) a beautiful world
Its just too hard for me to find
(dreams, dreams)
Said its just too hard for me to find
(dreams, dreams)
I am in the search of something new
(a beautiful world im trying to find)
Searchin' me,
Searching inside of you
And thats fo' real

What if it were no niccas
Only master teachers?
I stay woke (dreams dreams)
What if there was no niccas
Only master teachers?
I stay woke (dreams dreams)
What if it was no niccas only master teachers now?
I stay woke (dreams dreams)
(what if there was no niccas only master teachers now?)
I stay woke (dreams dreams)

Even if yo baby aint got no money
To support ya baby, you
(I stay woke)
Even when the preacher tell you some lies
And cheatin on ya mama, you stay woke
(I stay woke)
Even though you go through struggle and strife
To keep a healthy life, I stay woke
(I stay woke)
Everybody knows a black or white, there's
Creatures in every shape and size
(I stay woke)

Everybody
(I stay woke)
Everybody, stay
(I stay woke)
Get everybody
(I stay woke)
Everybody body baby
(a beautiful world, a beautiful world) (dreams, dreams)
(a beautiful world, a beautiful world) (dreams, dreams)
(a beautiful world, a beautiful world) im trying to find
(a beautiful world, a beautiful world) im trying to find
(a beautiful world, a beautiful world) im trying to find

I have lone to stay awake
A beautiful world im trying to find
(a beautiful world im trying to find)
See, I am insearch of myself
(a beautiful world, im trying to find)
Ooh its just too hard for me to find
(a beautiful world, a beautiful world)
Said it just too hard for me to find
(dreams, dreams, dreams)
Cuz i'm in the search of something new
(a beautiful world im trying to find)
Search inside me
Searching inside you
And thats the trill

What if there was no niccas
Only master teachers?
(I stay woke)
What if there was no niccas
Only master teacher?
I stay woke)
What if there was no niccas
Only master teachers now?
(I stay woke)
What if there was no niccas
Only master teacher?
(I stay woke)
Noo, what if there was no niccas
Only master teachers?

What if there was niccas
Only master teachers now

Teach us, teach us teach us [fade]

What if there was niccas only master teachers now [fade]

I stay woke [fade]

I stay woke
Mmmm, hey
I stay woke

1,2
1,2,3,4

Baby sleepy time
To put her down now
Ill be standin' round
Till da sun down

I stay woke
I stay woke
I stay woke
I stay woke

Congregation knod they head
And say amen
The deacon fell alseep again and

I stay woke
But i stay woke
I stay woke
I stay woke

Lovers holding hands
And falling deep in love
And sleeping and
Passing conversation

Ooh, i stay woke
I stay woke
I stay woke
I stay woke

Pretty rings and pretty thieves
With shiny lights and little
Pieces of tomorrow

I stay woke
I stay woke
I stay woke
I stay woke

Oh ah, oh ah
I stay woke
Oh ah, oh ah
I stay woke
Oh ah, oh ah
I stay
Oh ah, oh ah
Ohh i stay
Oh ah, oh ah
Oh ah, oh ah

Baby sleepy time
To put her down and
I'll be standin round
Until sun down, hey

Oh ah, oh ah
Oh ah, oh ah
Oooooh, ooooh, ooooh
(oh ah, oh ah)
I stay woke
(oh ah, oh ah)
Mmmm stay woke
(oh ah, oh ah)
I stay
(oh ah, oh ah)
I stay woke, i
(oh ah, oh ah)
I stay woke, yes i do
(oh ah, oh ah)
I stay woke
(oh ah, oh ah)
Mmmmm, mmmmmmm yea
(oh ah, oh ah)
Stay woke
(oh ah, oh ah)
I stay woke

That Hump Lyrics – Erykah Badu

If I could get over that HUMP (mmmmm)
Then maybe I will feel better
Maybe I wont FALL
If I could get over that HUMP (mmmmmmm)
Then maybe I will

Ooo, Lord knows I'm,
Lord knows I'm trying..
Said Im tired (of this shyt)
This dope
But it make it better, ooh see
But its dragging me lower, hey
Hey and I know its just (ooh)
Lord knows..
But, If I (could get over that HUMP) baby
Then maybe I will feel better
Maybe I wont fall (I wont)
If I could get over that HUMP, hey
Then maybe I will

Ooo oh I just, I just want to fly (far) away (far away)
Ooh, I'm living check to check
I'm just trying to pay my rent
And I can feel it
Coming down around me and these children
A boy , a little girl and
She so pretty
Oooh feel me
We just need a little house
That comes with a spouses,this building, building ooo
My brother's sleeping on my flo'
A bitch could us a little more yeaaow
Then maybe I will feel better
Maybe I wont fall (If I oooh)
If I could get over...

Since
We are lying here
Know I want, I want, I want you boo, to know

I aint never done dope just cause
Only smoked a joint or two
A toke for me and you, boy
I know they both been through it

Day and night, night and day
Day and night and day and night
But I cant judge nobody
Cuz what if it was you
What if it was you
Bring it back girl, say
What if it was you
Yoooou

Ooooooo
Lord
Knows Im
Lord knows Im trying
Oooo said Im tired yea ooh
This dope, ooh
Tired of this dope
Without this dope
Mmmm,

[Fade]

Telephone Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Telephone...
It's ol' dirty
He wants to give you directions home
Said it wont be too long
The day is gone..
It's 3:30..
To hungry for sum love, love
Last forever

Just fly away to heaven brother
Make a place for me brother
Fly away to heaven brother
Save a place for me brother
Fly away to heaven brother
Put in a word for me...
Telephone
Hmmmmmm

Telephone,
Its so dirty..
He wants to give you directions home
Said it wont be too long
Said it wont be too long

Telephone...
It's too early
We want to hear a long song..
Transition with a real slow fade

Just fly away to heaven brother
Make a place for me brother
Fly away to heaven brother
Save a place for me brother
Fly away to heaven brother
Put in a word for me...
Telephone
Oh

Transition time to go away
Time to go away
Slow fade...
Slow, slow fade oh

Just fly away to heaven brother
Make a place for me brother
Fly away to heaven brother
Save a place for me brother
Fly away to heaven brother
Put in a word for me..
Fly away to heaven brother
Celebrate (celebrate)

Gather on the hill
Two hearts up in the sky
Celebrate your life
Oh, say I love you

Gather on the hill
Two hearts up in the sky
Celebrate your life
Oh, say I love you

Gather on the hill
Two hearts up in the sky
Celebrate your life
Oh, say I love you

Mmmmm, mmmmmmm, mmmmmm
Mmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmm,

[Fade]

Honey Lyrics – Erykah Badu

So tell me Slim what you wanna do
When you know I'm in love wit you
Everytime that I turn around
Look for you but you cant be found
Fly free baby fine wit me
I'm in love wit a bumble bee
Ooh Slim, boy you killing me
But you soo sweet ta me
Oww

[HOOK]
Honey you so sweet
Sugar got a long way to catch you
You so sweet
All I gotta do is add a lil lemmon
You my favorite drank
Ya make me thank
Oww
Honey you so sweet

So tell me Slim, what its gonna be
It dont be like this usually
When it come to that ,"what it do.."
I dont fall for that "woop-tee-woo" (bull)
Ooh boy can you tell me please

Wanna know if ya feelin' me
Ooh Slim boy ya killin' me,
But you soo sweet ta me
Oww

[Repeat HOOK]

[BRIDGE]
You got that honey
You runnin' from me
You really turn me on
You got that honey
Stop acting funny
You really turn me on

So tell me Slim, what you tryin to do
Im trynna get me an interview
Look for you all over town
But you gave me the run around
Fly free baby fine wit me
I need to know if you're feelin' me
Can you stick your pinky finger in my tea
Cause you soo sweet ta me
Oww!

[Repeat HOOK]
[Repeat BRIDGE]

EP: "Worldwide Underground" (2003)

World Keeps Turnin' (Intro) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

The world is gon' turn.
The world is on & on
The world is gon' turn.
Turn
And the world is on & on
All yeah Oh yeah.
Yeah
On. On. On. On.
On. On and On.
On. On and On.
On. On. On and on, on.
On.
On and On.
The world is gon' turn.
The world is on and on.

Bump It Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Phat Beats
Phat Drums
Phat Beats
Phat Beats
(Tongue roll) stick 'em
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,

[Chorus]
Push up the fader
Bust the meter
Shake the tweeter
Bump it - Well Well Well
Bump it - Well Well [4x]

[Verse 1]
You know I love it when they play my beat real loud
Because it moves the band and then it moves the crowd
You know I love it when they play my sh-t sky high
It puts me in a daze

[Bridge]
And oh--oh--oh--oh
Ooh baby before you bump it
Won't you shake it just a little for me
Oh--oh--oh--oh
Wait a minute for you buss it
Won't you roll a lickle something for me
And oh--oh--oh--oh
Ooh baby before you bump it
Won't you shake it just a little for me
Oh--oh--oh--oh
Wait a minute for you bump it
Won't you shake it for me, shake it for me

[Chorus]
Push up the fader
Bust the meter
Shake the tweeter
Bump it - Well Well Well
Bump it - Well Well [2x]

[Verse 2]
You know I love it when they play my beat real loud
Because it moves the band and then it moves the crowd
You know I love it when they play my sh-t sky high, high, hiiigh, high

[Bridge]
Oh, Oh, oh--oh--oh--oh
Ooh baby before you bump it
Can you roll a lickle for me
Oh--oh--oh--oh
Wait a minute for you buss it
Won't you shake it just little for me
And oh--oh--oh--oh
Ooh baby before you bump it
Can roll a lickle something for me
Oh--oh--oh--oh
Wait a minute for you bump it
Won't you shake it for me, shake it for me

[Chorus]
Push up the fader
Bust the meter
Shake the tweeter
Bump it - Well Well Well
Bump it - Well Well [4x]

Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah,

African beats and nature sound effects until end

Back In The Day (Puff) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Yeah yeah
Oh yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah
Back in the day now

[Chorus]
Back in the day when things were cool, hey
All we needed was bop-bop, bop-bop, bop-ba-domp
Ooooh, bop-bop, bop-bop, bop-ba-domp
Well well well
[Repeat]

Soulflower take me flying with you, hey
Gimme dat bop-bop, bop-bop, bop-ba-domp
Gimme some of dat bop-bop, bop-bop, bop-ba-domp
Well well well

Back in the day when things were cool
We used to meet up with these dudes
Then we'd roll out on Vogues and Trues*
And would ride around the park till its after dark
Pumpin the trunk with the windows rolled up, puff
Well well well

[Chorus 2x]

Soulflower take me flying with you, hey
Just gimme dat bop-bop, bop-bop, bop-ba-domp
Gimme some of dat bop-bop, bop-bop, bop-ba-domp
Well well well

Wailin and singin and jammin and talkin
And pumpin the trunk with the windows rolled up, puff
Well well well
Da laughin and singin and jammin and talkin
Pumpin the trunk with the windows rolled up, puff
Well well well
Laughin and singin and jammin and talkin
And pumpin the trunk with the windows rolled up, puff
And we would ride around the park till its after dark
And when we get home hope the dogs dont bark, puff
Well well well
Laughin and singin and jammin and talkin
And pumpin the trunk with the windows rolled up, puff
Well well well
And we would ride around the park till its after dark
And when we get home hope the dogs dont bark, puff
Well well well
Laughin and singin and jammin and talkin
And pumpin the trunk with the windows rolled up, puff
Well well well
And we would ride around the park till its after dark
And when we get home hope the dogs dont bark
[Puff until fade-out]

[*Vogues and Trues were a very popular brand of tires and wheels back in the day]

I Want You Lyrics – Erykah Badu

[REPEAT 4x (begining) 1st part]

I I I I I I I
WANT YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU
AND I
I I I I I I
WANT YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU

So what we gone do
I want you
Gonna do
What we gonna do

[2nd part]

When words got a way way way way way way way
I want you (baby)
So what we gonna do (baby)
I want you (baby)

[Chorus]
Love is on the way
All I got to say
Is it wont let go
We can pray to early May
Fast for 30 days
Still It wont let go
Got a good book and got all in it
Tried a little yoga for a minute
But it wont let go (oooh)
Tried to turn the sauna up hotter
Drank a whole jar of holy water
But it wont let go

[Begining]

And the words got a way way way way way way way
I want you
So what we gonna do
I want you

[Chorus]

And I
I baby
I want you
You baby
So what we gonna do

[Begining]

And your words got a way
So what we gonna do
I know you're a little nervous
So what we gonna do
I know you really want this
So what we gonna do
I cant really explain it
So what we gonna do
I feel your love

[Bridge: repeat 2x]

I dont want no trouble
I just wanna love ya (yeah)
I dont want your money yeah
I just want to love ya (yeah)
I wanna get to know ya

And I
I want you
And I
I want you
And I
I want you....

[Begining (1st part again)]

Woo Lyrics – Erykah Badu

[Hook:]

Woooooooo
(Yeah, y'all know it? Come on, Come on, everybody feelin'it, come on)
Woooooooo
(Uh, uh, uh, So if ya feel it in your body say...)
Woooooooo
(Uh, uh, uh, now, to make the rain come down, come on)
Woooooooo
(Yeah, uh, ah yeah, uh B-boys and B-Girls now say...)
Woooooooo
(Ah yeah, uh, one time for your mind behind, now now)
Woooooooo
(Uh, yeah, Sophisticated gangsterism, uh pimpism say...)
Woooooooo
(Hey, Little Badu and Little Pimpin', come on)
Woooooooo
(Hey, Whatsup Tita come on, Brother Beat, come on say...)
Woooooooo
(Yeah, I see you on the right, we can jam all night, come on)
Woooooooo
(Yeah, wait, uh watch this, watch this, watch this)

Well, I came to your show
I respect your flow
Now I wanna know if you wanna go
To the studio, bust a rhyme or two
Uh, what ya wannna do, Uh what ya wanna do
Bring a sack
But I'm cool wit that
I got the paper stack
And the pimped-out track
Got the song and it's on, it's on
Got the studio locked down all night long

[Hook:]

Woooooooo
(Ha ha, yeah uh, come on, come on, come on)
Woooooooo
(Hey, come on, see don't be scared cuz its just a little something called...)
Woooooooo
(Hey, lay back, come on, everybody give me something now)
Woooooooo
(Hey fellas, come on, don't make me mad, come on
Woooooooo
(Yeah yeah, one more, one more, say it wit me now)
Woooooooo
(Woo, hold on watch this, watch this, watch this, watch this)

Well I'ma sing you a song
So play that track
With the crickets in the back
It's so abstract

(piccolo plays a tune)

[Hook:]
Woooooooo
(Yeah, ha ha, now see I like it like that, come on)
Woooooooo
(Uh, so all the B-boys and all the B-girls, come on)
Woooooooo
(Hey, back door spit wit ya, so come on, come on)
Woooooooo
(Hey South Dallas, East side, Westside, come on)
Woooooooo
(One time, One time,Where's Dallas at?)
Woooooooo
(Norla Park all the way to the B-K-L, come on)
Woooooooo
(Hey, A train, C train, number one and two, come on)
Woooooooo
(Uh, yeah, Westside, Whassup Stoop? Come on, hey)
Woooooooo
(Uh, Downtown Dallas...)
Woooooooo
(Uh, uh, thank you, thank you, thank you, one more)
Woooooooo
(That's great)

[fade]

The Grind Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Every day is a struggle
How to hustle some doe
If you was raised in the hood
Well then you already know
It be days that be good
But mostly money be slow
Have you ever been hungry before?

Steady on the grind Stead on the grind
'Cause I got to make it happen
My family depending on me

Steady on the grind Steady on the grind
'Cause I got to make it happen
Ain't nobody gone do it for me

Ha ooh wa ooh ha ooh wa ooh
Ha ooh wa ooh ha ooh wa ooh

Steady on the grind
Daily on the grind
Money on my mind
So heavy on my mind So heavy on my mind

Mommy got a job makin' bout six-somethin' an hour
She became the breadwinner when daddy was unemployed
Working forty-plus hours and kissing ass
Seeming like the only honest way she can get some cash
She struggglin' - she don't know I be hustlin' pulling my own weight
I be hearing them fuss and fightin' at night mad late
Over economics; it's logic meaning they don't got it
Living in the projects, money's the only object
She makes $280 a week, standing on her feet
The ends aint even meeting - the family ain't eatin'
Cause if taxes is 10%, and the rest if for the rent
Then crime is what u get and niggaz is innocent
See it really ain't about if you eatin' or not eatin'
It's breathin' or not breathin' - freedom or not freedom
'nother day, 'nother way, 'nother dollar spent
Gotta make a revolution out of fifteen cent.

Danger Lyrics – Erykah Badu

[Intro]
The brotha's got this complex occupation
The brotha's got this complex occupation
The brotha's got this complex occupation

[Verse 1]
Me and this baby
Gon' be up all night long
Walkin this wood flo'
'Till my man gets home
I'm at the front do'
I'm listening by the phone
But I'm gon' be here
With my make-up on
I'ts been a long time
Since my man been gone
But when he get here
You know I won't be gone
Because I love him
Love him strong (N'Dambi)
Me and this baby
Gon' be up all night long

[Chorus 2x]
Because they got the block on lock
The trunk stay locked
Glock on cock
The block stay hot
Block on lock
The trunk stay locked
Glock on cock
The block stay hot

[Talking]
What she say?
I said,
Block on lock
The trunk stay locked
Glock on cock
The block stay hot

[Verse 2]
Got a box of money
That I keep under my bed
But we don't spend it though
Might need it for more Yeyo
We need this money
Just in case we need to
Make a run
Gotta keep the clip in mama's gun
Or run...

We like to keep the car runnin'
We try to keep the bitch humin'
In case the sweeper boyz are comin'
Runnin' runnin', We like to keep the car runnin'
We try to keep the bitch humin'
In case the sweeper boyz are comin'
Runnin' runnin'

[Chorus 2x]
Because they got the block on lock
The trunk stay locked
Glock on cock
The block stay hot
Block on lock
The trunk stay locked
Glock on cock
The block stay hot

Well there ain't no mistaken
That the money you're makin
Leaves you nervous and shakin
Cause at night you're awake and
Thinkin bout lives that you've taken
All the love you've forsaken
In yo zone
Niggas gon' get they fuckin head blown

DANGER
You're in DANGER
No hard feelings right or wrong
Weak or strong, I don't make the laws
In yo zone niggas gon' get they fuckin
Head blown

[Chorus 2x]
Because they got the block on lock
The trunk stay locked
Glock on cock
The block stay hot
Block on lock
The trunk stay locked
Glock on cock
The block stay hot

Might have to flush the Yeyo
Might have to flush the Yeyo
Might have to flush the Yeyo
Yeyo, Yeyo
Might have to flush the Yeyo
Might have to flush the Yeyo
Might have to flush the Yeyo
Yeyo, Yeyo

Break!

Your eye, your eye,your eye, your eye,
Your eye, your eye, your eyes [4x]

Think Twice Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Maybe
May be

Maybe we ought to think twice
Before we start something nice
No need to sacrifice the spice in our lives...oh oh oh
Your loves like fire and ice
That's why we ought to think twice baby
No need to sacrifice the spice in our lives...oh oh oh

I really love you
You know I do
I really love you
You know its true

I really love you
You know I do
I really love you
You know its true

[instrumental]

You know I love you baby
You know i do
You know I love you baby
You know I do
Think twice
Think twice
You know I love you baby
You know I do
Think twice
Think twice
You know I love you baby
You know I do
Think twice
Think twice
I really love you

World wide underground

Love Of My Life Worldwide Lyrics – Erykah Badu (feat. Queen Latifah, Bahamadia, Angie Stone)

Don't you give up
Keep goin', Keep goin', Keep goin', uh
[repeat over the following]
If you're not ready
You'd better get yourself together
Funk you up, we gon' funk you up

[Hook:]
Love of my life
Ring, ding, dong, ring-a, ding, ding, dong
Ring, ding, dong, ring-a, ding, ding, dong
Love of my life
Ring, ding, dong, ring-a, ding, ding, dong
Ring, ding, dong, ring-a, ding, ding, dong
Love of my life

Freak, freak, da freak, da funk, funk
Seperate the good stuff from the junk
And then I bang, bang, the bump, the bump girl
My name is Apples and I rock your world
Worldwide, do your math
30, 26, 36 1/2
I hope that you will realize
I got the hazel eyes that make you nitrified
Step in the back and step to the front
Come alive ya'll I'll give you what you want
The rhymes I got plenty, degrees 120
And if you want some then jump the fuck in it

[Hook repeat]

I'd like to introduce muself
Queen L.A.T.I.F.A.H. is my name
Jersey, what's poppin', we ain't gon' stop and
Keep'em heads boppin', the remix droppin'
Big girl, big trucks, big whips, Whip up
Black see for you only got my back, shut your lips up!
Do it, turn it up, wow!, we gon' burn it up
Take anther pool and pass out on the fumiture
Hip-Hop, all of me, I just wanna party
Grab somebody, sing "La-ti-dad-dy"
It's 7-P la, suits to di-dor-dora
Erykah Badu, Angie, me, Bahamadia
You know it feels right, it's the... hey!

[Hook repeat]

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, yeah, Angie Stone

Before I bring you into this zone
I think I better let you know that I am Angie Stone
I put the hands on the paper, things gotta change up
I wanna sing, but I think I better hold up
B. got beehive, you gotta a low ride
Can't stop, won't stop, rockin till I die
As I flip the Hip^Hop ddrops on ya
You fo' real? Soulsinger
Rollin Erykah, Queen, me-Angie, Bahamadia
Original...
Angie P.C.K, that's me
I can rock you so dangerously

[Hook repeat]

Baham-baham-bahamadia, Baham-baham-bahamadia...

What's the deal? My name's Bahamadia
Ain't no chick in the game who get it done like me
Huh, I've been chosen by G.O.D
To show the whole world the meanig of MC
Look, I be in dope with a thing called Hip-Hop (Hip-Hop)
People together like B-Boy in shell tops
And it don't stop because we can't quit
I wanna getcha, it's built in the up lift
I beat dawgs wit microphone disiss
Soloist with the iller dope accent
A livin legend, baby throw me on the track and
I'm gaurenteed, Bahamadia get it crackin'

Get up, get up, get up, get up, get up
Get up, get up, get up, get up, get up
Get up, get up, get up, get up, get up
Get up, get up, get up
(Sit back down!)

Funk you right on up, we gon' funk you right on up
(We gon' funk you boy!)

Funk you right on up, we gon' funk you right on up

If you not ready, you better get yourself together
We gon' funk you up, we gon' funk you up
We gon' have a real good time, don't care about the weather
We gon' funk you up, we gon' funk you up
Love of my life, you are my friend, I can depend
Love of my life, without you baby, feels like a simple true love
Yeah, but shit ain't clear, but this shit ain't clear, yeah

Ring, ding, dong, ring-a, ding, ding, dong
[repeat over the followings]
Funk you right on up, we gon' funk you right on up
Funk you right on up, we gon' funk you right on up

If you not ready, you better get yourself together
We gon' funk you up, we gon' funk you up
We gon' have a real good time, don't care about the weather
We gon' funk you up, we gon' funk you up [repeat x2]
Sayin'
Ring, ding, dong, ring-a, ding, ding, dong
Ring, ding, dong, ring-a, ding, ding, dong

World Keeps Turnin' (Outro) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

The world is gon' turn.
The world is on & on
The world is gon' turn.
Turn
And the world is on & on
All yeah Oh yeah.
Yeah
On. On. On. On.
On. On and On.
On. On and On.
On. On. On and on, on.
On.
On and On.
The world is gon' turn.
The world is on and on.

Love Of My Life Lyrics – Erykah Badu (feat. Common)

Bring it over here and let's go back
Way back
Ooh...
Way back, yeah

I met him when I was a
Little girl, he gave me
He gave me poetry
And he was my first

But in my heart I knew I
Wasn't the only one
'Cause when the tables turned
He had to break up

Whenever I got lonely
Or needed some advice
He gave me his shoulder
His words were very nice

But that is all behind me
'Cause now there is no other
My love is his and his is mine
A friend became the

Love of my life
You are my friend
Love of my life
I can depend
Love of my life
Without you, baby
It feels like a simple true love

Hope this s*** ain't clear

A freak-freak, y'all, and ya don't stop
To the beat y'all and ya don't stop
A freak-freak

Or could it be that it was
All just so simple then
A teenage lover who said
He's just a friend

He moved around and we kept
In touch through his friend Mike
The world was young and he knew
We couldn't rush but

Whenever I got lonely
Or needed some advice
He gave me his shoulder
His words were very nice

But that is all behind me
'Cause now there is no other
My love is his and his is mine
A friend became the

Love of my life
You are my friend
Love of my life
A dude I can depend, yeah, yeah
Love of my life
Feels like a simple true love, yeah

Hope this s*** ain't clear

Y'all know how I met her
We broke up and got back together
To get her back I had to sweat her
Thought she roll with bad boys forever in many ways
Them boys may be better, to I had to let her (Never)
She needed cheddar and I understood that
Lookin' for cheese, that don't make her a hood rat (Rat)
In fact she's a queen to me, her light beams on me
I love it when she sings to me
It's like that now

Love of my life
Ooh, you know you rock my world and
Love of my life
You be boy and I'll be girl and
Love of my life
We don't stop until the break of dawn, ooh...

Love of my life
Ooh, you know you rock my world and
Love of my life
You be boy and I'll be girl and
Love of my life
Yeah...

"Mama's Gun" (2000)

Penitentiary Blues Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Here's my philosophy
Livin' in a penitentiary
Brothers all on the corner
Tryin' to make believe
Turn around ain't got no pot to pee
Make me mad when I see ya sad
Can't stand to see ya hustle doin bad
But you can't win when your will is weak
When you're knocked on the ground

Evil, don't you test me
Evil, you won't win

Oh why world
Why world
Do want me to be so mad yeah
So mad yeah
Oh why world
Why world
Do you want me to be so mad yeah
So mad yeah

I'm tellin' you the truth
I hope I'm not being too cruel
Since you ain't playing by the rules
I'm 'bout to kick you off your stool

Evil, don't you test me
Evil, you won't win

Oh why world
Why world
Do want me to be so mad yeah
So mad yeah
Oh why world
Why world
Do you want me to be so mad yeah
Say why

I am a warrior princess
I have come from the other sun
Gather all of your members
Unite them as one
Move together in harmony
Build a bridge
Now destroy a bridge
Eliminate your weakness
Conquer evil, the demon
And live forever together

Oh why can't we get along and
Take all the funky tones
And make up a funky song
That be bangin on and on
Make me mad when I see ya sad
With the same look ya momma had
But ya can't win when your will is weak
But ya get out ya seat
Oh why Why Why world
Do you want me to be so mad
So mad yeah
Why in the world
Why world do you want me to be so mad yeah
So mad yeah
Why in the world
Why world do you want me to be so mad yeah
So mad yeah
Why in the world
Why world do you want me to be so mad yeah
So mad yeah
Why make me, make me, make me, make me, make me so mad
Why yeah, why yeah, why yeah
Why yeah...

[ad-libs fade out]

Didn't Cha Know Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Oh hey...

Ooh hey
I'm trying to decide
Which way to go
I think I made a wrong turn back there somewhere

Ooh hey
I'm trying to decide
Which way to go
I think I made a wrong turn back there somewhere

Didn't cha know, didn't cha know
Tried to move but I lost my way
Didn't cha know, didn't cha know
Stopped to watch my emotions sway
Didn't cha know, didn't cha know
Knew the toll, but I would not pay
Didn't cha know, didn't cha know
Cause you never know where the cards may lay

Time to save the world
Where in the world is all the time
So many things I still don't know
So many times I've changed my mind
Guess I was born to make mistakes
But I ain't scared to take the weight
So when I stumble off the path
I know my heart will guide me back

Ooh hey
I'm trying to decide
Which way to go
I think I made a wrong turn back there somewhere

Ooh hey
I'm trying to decide
Which way to go
I think I made a wrong turn back there somewhere

Didn't cha know, didn't cha know
Tried to run but I lost my way
Didn't cha know, didn't cha know
Stopped to watch my emotions sway
Didn't cha know, didn't cha know
Knew the toll but I would not pay
Didn't cha know, didn't cha know
I said ya never know how the cards may lay

Love is life, and life is free
Take a ride on life with me
Free your mind and find your way
There will be a brighter day

Love is life, and life is free
Take a ride on life with me
Free your mind and find your way
There will be a brighter day

My Life Lyrics – Erykah Badu

I was standing downtown, downtown
Staring at the pebbles on the ground
Tryin to figure out a way up out of this town
And I know yeah, I'm not the only one
So many people out there chase the sun

If you're looking for a free ride, you better run chile
Or you sure won't get too far, oh
You'd better dance a dance
To make the rain come down
If you want to be a star, oh my life

My Life
(Brother you know)
Sho ain't been too easy
My life
(Sister you know)
The life I wanna live
My life
(Mama you know)
You're gonna go through changes
My life
No turnin back
(I'm tellin' you no)

Evernow and then I
Wanna to throw my hands up in the sky
Cause one day I know I'll be flyin high
And I know yeah I got to get down
On my knees and pray
Cause in heart I know I'll see that day

When my freedom comes along
I'm gonna run chile
Cause I know that I'll go far oh, oh
Can't let nobody kill my soul and bring me down
And they know who they are, oh my life

My Life
(Brother you know)
Sho ain't been too easy
My life
(Sister you know)
The life I wanna live
My life
(Mama you know)
You're gonna go through changes
My life
No turnin back
(I'm tellin' you no)

My Life
(Brother you know)
Sho ain't been too easy
My life
(Sister you know)
The life I wanna live
My life
(Mama you know)
You're gonna go through changes
My life
No turnin back
(I'm tellin' you no)

No turning back
Yeah oh baby
No turning back
Yeah oh
No turning back
Yeah oh baby
No turning back
Yeah
No turning back...

... & On Lyrics – Erykah Badu

A one-one, two one two
On & on & on & on
Wake the fuck up 'cause it's been too long
Say wait a minute, Queen
What's your name
I be that gypsy
Flippin' life game from the right brain
Ascension maintained
Rolling through like a burning flame
Like a super nova star
She be the light
When they in the dark
Morning
The moon pass the sun
Four constellations start forming
Across up in the sky
But everybody wanna ask me why

What good do your words do
If they can't understand you
Don't go talkin' that shit Badu, Badu

What good do your words do
If they can't understand you
Don't go talkin' that shit Badu, Badu

Said I'm a Pisces
Zika deka del
Well well I'm raising hell
People always tryin' to find the world I'm in
I'm the envy of the women and I rule the men

2 fish, 1 swimmin' up stream
1 swimmin' down livin' in a dream
But when she loves she tends to cling
When incense burns, smoke unfurls
Analog girl in a digital world
The rasta style flower child
Zip dip dow, zip dip dow
The gold tooth smile
Split them vowels
Bling bloom bling, melinated
I'm 'bout ta give birth to church
But everybody want to ask this earth
What'

What good do your words do
If they can't understand you
Don't go talkin' that shit Badu, Badu

What good do your words do
If they can't understand you
Don't go talkin' that shit Badu, Badu

Bridge!
I remember when I went
With Momma to the Washateria
Remember how I felt the day
I first started my period
Remember there in school one day
I learned I was inferior
Water in my cereal

Badu in your stereo
Holla if you hear me though
Remembering is good if you don't
Let it be the fear in you
Wrap ya head with this material

Cause you did not do your math
My cypher keeps moving like a rolling stone
Mad props to god ja born

Things just ain't the same for singers
Gotta sing on the beat the bring us
But that's all I have ain't got no mo
But still the people really wanna to know

What good do your words do
If they can't understand you
Don't go talkin' that shit Badu, Badu

What good do your words do
If they can't understand you
Don't go talkin' that shit Badu, Badu

Cleva Lyrics – Erykah Badu

This is how I look without makeup
And with no bra my ninny's sag down low
My hair ain't never hung down to my shoulders
And it might not grow
Ya' never know

But I'm clever when I bust a rhyme
I'm cleva always on ya' mind
She's cleva and I really wanna grow
But why come you're the last to know?

I got a little pot in my belly
So now a days my figure ain't so fly
My dress ain't cost nothin' but seven dollars
But I made it fly
And I'll tell ya why

But I'm clever when I bust a rhyme
I'm cleva always on ya' mind
She's cleva and I really wanna grow
But why come I'm the last to know?

Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright yeah

Alright with me
Said that I'm alright with me
Said that I'm alright with me
Said that I'm alright with me
Said that I'm alright with me
Said that I'm alright with me

Booty Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Your booty might be bigga
But I still can pull your nigga
But I don't want him
Ya got sugar on your pita
But ya nigga thinks I'm sweeter
But I don't want him
Ya know the whole encyclopedia
But ya nigga thinks I'm deeper
But I don't want him
Got a whole lot a junk off in ya trunk
But ya nigga think I'm live and I keep him crunk
I don't want him

Hey, hey, hey
I don't want him cause of what he doin to you
And you don't need him
Cause he ain't ready
See I don't want him
If he ain't made no arrangement with you
I hope you would've done the same thing for me too

Your kisses might be wetter
But your nigga likes mine better
But I don't want him
Ya got the beans and rice and the hot ho cakes
But ya nigga still over here in my plate
I don't want him
Ya got a PHD, Magna Cum Laude
But ya nigga love me with a GED
I don't want him
You the one with all the money
And he knows my money's funny
But I don't want him

Hey, hey, hey
I don't want him
Cause of what he doin to you
And you don't need him
Cause the boy ain't ready

Got ya pad all decked out fa sho
But ya niggas at my door, thought
I don't want him
Well you can do the butterfly and the tootsie roll
But ya nigga straight sprung off the way I stroll
I don't want him
Ya know the whole 120 + degree
But you can't keep ya guy up off his knees
I don't want him
Got a 9-5 and a 6-10
But ya nigga told me not to work again
I don't want him

Hey, hey, hey
I don't want him
Cause of what he doin to you
And you don't need him
Cause he ain't ready

Kiss Me On My Neck Lyrics – Erykah Badu

I want somebody to walk up behind me
And kiss me on my neck and breathe on my neck
I want somebody to walk up behind me
And kiss me on my neck and breathe on my neck

Been such a long time
I forgot that I was fine
Just kiss me on my neck and breathe on my neck
I want somebody to walk up behind me
And kiss me on my neck and breathe on my neck

If you want to feel me
Better be divine
Bring me water, water for my mind
Give me nothin
Breathe love in my air
Don't abuse me
Cause these herbs are rare

If you want to feel me
Better be divine
Bring me water, water for my mind
Give me nothin
Breathe love in my air
Don't abuse me
Cause these herbs are rare

If you want too feel me baby
Better be divine
Bring me water for these flowers
Growing out my mind

Give me nothin' just be gentle
Breathe love in my air
Use me, don't abuse me, love me
Cause these herbs are rare

If you want to feel me
Better be divine
Bring me water, water for my mind
Give me nothin
Breathe love in my air
Don't abuse me
Cause these herbs are rare

If you want to feel me
Better be divine
Bring me water, water for my mind
Give me nothin
Breathe love in my air
Don't abuse me
Cause these herbs are rare

If you want to feel me
Better be divine
Bring me water, water for my mind
Give me nothin
Breathe love in my air
Don't abuse me
Cause these herbs are rare

I want somebody to walk up behind me
And kiss me on my neck and breathe on my neck
I want somebody to walk up behind me
And kiss me on my neck and breathe on my neck

Been such a long time
I forgot that I was fine
Just kiss me on my neck and breathe on my neck
I want somebody to walk up behind me
And kiss me on my neck and breathe on my neck

[breakdown till end]

A.D. 2000 Lyrics – Erykah Badu

No you won't be name'n no buildings after me
To go down dilapidated ooh
No you won't be name'n no buildings after me
My name will be mistated, surely

His world done changed
So much yeah yeah
This world done changed
Since I been conscious

This world done changed
So much yeah yeah
This world done changed
Since I been conscious

Oh, what in the world will we do?
Will we ever make it, yeah
Oh yeah know it ain't right
Oh, is it in Your plan?

Say, I won't be name'n no buildings after me
To go down dilapidated
No you won't be name'n no bulidings after me
My name won't be mistated, surely
Surely, surely...

And oh...
And oh...
And oh...

[ad-libs]

No you won't be name'n no buildings after me
To go down dilapidated, no
No you won't be name'n no buildings after me
My name will be mistated, surely
Surely, yeah, yeah
Mmm hmm, ooh

Orange Moon Lyrics – Erykah Badu

I'm an Orange Moon
I'm an Orange Moon
Reflecting the light of the sun

Many nights he was alone
Many, many, many nights
His light was so bright that they turned away
And he stood alone
Every night and every day
Then he turned to me
He saw his reflection in me
And he smiled at me when he turned to me
Then he said to me

How good it is, how good it is
How good it is, how good it is

I'm an Orange Moon
I'm brighter than before
Brighter than ever before
I'm an Orange Moon and I shine so bright
Cause I reflect the light of my sun
I praise the day, he turned my way
And smiled at me
He gets to smile and I get to be orange, that I love to be

How good it is, how good it is
How good it is, how good it is
How good it is, how good it is
How good it is, how good it is

(Oh...)
Shine so bright
(Oh...)
He ruled the day, I ruled the night
(Oh...)
Shine, shine, shine
(Oh...)

How good it is, how good it is
How good it is, how good it is
How good it is, how good it is
How good he is, how god is
How good it is, how good it is
How good it is, how god is
How good it is, how good it is

I'm an orange moon
I'm brighter than before, brighter
Reflecting the light of the sun
Smile at me

In Love With You Lyrics – Erykah Badu (feat. Lion)

[Lion]
And she says she needs more than a friend
That's all I ever been yo
Well one day you gon' overstand yo badu
And I remember the first time that we met yo
How could I forget
When you smiled
And I turned and said to you
Yo, your pure and true

I'm in love with you, in love with you
I'm in love with you, in love with you
I'm in love with you, in love with you
I'm in love with you, in love with you, yeah

I'm so in love baby
I don't care what your mama say
Standing in love lady
And I don't care what your sister say
Yo badu I need ya

[Badu]
He said he's really diggin me
I don't know what to say
I can't imagine why I feel so weak, say, say
That's when he took my heart in his hands
And kissed it gently
He open up his lips then said this poetry
I'm in love with you, love with you
Love with you, love with you
Love with you, love with you
Love with you, love with you

I'm so in love baby
I don't care what your brothers say, no
I'm so in love baby
I don't care what the people say

[Lion & Badu]
Well I try and I try and I try
And I try and I try and I try and I try and I try

[Lion]
And you said you need more than a friend
That's all I've ever been yo
Well one day you gon' overstand yo badu

[Badu]
And when I look In your eyes
I know that you were meant to be
My solider so baby come on
I mean it desperately

[Badu & Lion]
I'm in love with you, love with you
I'm in love with you, in love with you
No see I'm in love with you, love with you
No, no, no I'm in love with you, in love with you

I'm so in love baby
I don't care what the people say
Standing in love lady
And I don't care what your sister say
I'm so in love baby
I don't care what the writers say
(Badu-da-dee..)
I try, I try, I try, I try
You in love with me
You in love with me
No you in love with me
No, no, no you in love with me
No see you in love with me
No, no, no you in love with me
No you think you in love with
No, no, no you in love with me
I know you're in love with me
No, no, no you in love with me
Alright I'm in love with you
Yes I'm in love you
I'm in love with you
And I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
(Badu-badee...)
Yes I'm in love with you
Yes I'm in love with you

Bag Lady Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Bag lady you gone hurt your back
Dragging all them bags like that
I guess nobody ever told you
All you must hold on to
Is you, is you, is you

One day all them bags gone get in your way
One day all them bags gone get in your way
I said one day all them bags gone get in your way
One Day all them bags gone get in your way

So pack light
Pack light
Pack light
Ooh ooh

Bag lady you gone miss your bus
You can't hurry up
Cause you got too much stuff
When they see you comin
Niggas take off runnin
From you it's true oh yes they do

One day he gone say you crowdin my space
One day he gone say you crowdin my space
I said one day he gone say you crowdin my space
One day he gone say you crowdin my space

So pack light
Pack light
Pack light
Ooh ooh

Girl I know sometimes it's hard
And we can't let go
Oh when someone hurts you oh so bad inside
You can't deny it you can't stop crying
So oh, oh, oh
If you start breathin
Then you won't believe it
You'll feel so much better
(So much better baby)

Bag lady
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Ooh, ooh
Girl you don't need it
I betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
(Need someone to love you right)
Betcha love can make it better
(I betcha love, betcha love)
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
(I betcha love, betcha love)
Betcha love can make it better
(I betcha love, I betcha love, oh)
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
(Oh...)
Betcha love can make it better...

Bag lady, hmm
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Girl you don't need that, hmm

Time's A Wastin Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Yeah

Time's a wastin
Don't you take your time young man
Keep on driftin and
Ain't no tellin where you'll land

Run baby, run, run
Where you runnin to?
And who you runnin from?
Some people may not understand
What it means to be a man
Takin' full command
Cause we're

Livin in a world that's oh so strange
Boy don't let your focus change
Takin out the demons in your range, hey
Livin in a world that's oh so fast
Gotta make your money last
Learn from the past, oh

Time's a wastin
Don't you take your time young man
Keep on driftin and
Ain't no tellin where you'll land

Sweet love and sunshine
If it's all in the air
Then it's all on your mind
Breathe baby
Come back to the world
Dig up all your pearls
Teach the boys and girls, hey

Livin in a world that's oh so strange
Boy don't let your focus change
Takin out the demons in your range, hey
Livin in a world that's oh so fast
Gotta make your money last
Learn from the past, oh

Oh baby we need to smile
Oh baby we need to smile
Oh baby we need to smile
Oh baby we need to smile

Time's a wastin
Don't you take your time young man
Keep on driftin and
Ain't no tellin where you'll land

Oh baby we need to smile
Oh baby we need to smile
Oh baby we need to smile
Oh baby we need to smile

Oh, oh, oh, oh...

Time's a wastin
Don't you take your time young man
Keep on driftin and
Ain't no tellin where you'll land

Ain't no tellin, oh, oh...

Green Eyes Lyrics – Erykah Badu

My eyes are green
Cause I eat a lot of vegetables
It don't have nothing to do with your new friend
My eyes are green
Cause I eat a lot of vegetables
It don't have nothing to do with your new friend

I don't care, I swear
I'm too thru with you I am
You don't mean nothing to me
So go ahead and be with your friend

My eyes are green
Cause I eat a lot of vegetables
It don't have nothing to do with your new friend
My eyes are green
Cause I eat a lot of vegetables
It don't have nothing to do with your new friend

I'm insecure
But I can't help it
My mind says move on
My heart lags behind
But I don't love you any more
I'm so insecure
Never knew that love did this
Ooh, ooh

I can't remember the last time I felt this way
About somebody
You've done something to my mind
And I can't control it
But I don't love you any more
Yes I do, I think
Loving you is wrong baby
Ooh, ooh

La-di-da
Dum-dee-da-da
Dum-didi-da-da-da
Dum-didi-da-dum-di

I'm so confused
You tried to trick me yeah
Ooh, ooh, oh
Never knew that love could hurt like this
Never thought I would but I got dissed
Makes me feel so sad and hurt inside
Feel embarrased so I want to hide
Silly me I thought your love was true
Change my name to Silly E. Badu
Before I heal, it's gonna be a while
I know it's gonna be a while, chile

[ad-libs]

I hope it's not too late
Too late, too late, too late
Feeling insecure
Your love has got me sore
I don't want no more

Oh, oh
It's too late, oh, oh ooh, ooh
I'm sorry I love you
At first it was cool
You told me you loved me too, ooh
And then you lost your love
And then you lost your love
And then you lost your love
You wanted me to go away
But I can't go
See I can't leave, it's too late
I can't leave, it's too late
I can't leave, it's too late
I can't leave, it's too late

Just make love to me
Just one more time and then you'll see
I can't believe I made a desparate plea
Believe me yeah, ye-ah, no, oh
You see I can't leave, it's too late
I can't leave, it's too late
Don't you know, I can't leave, it's too late
Can't go no where, no
It's too late
It's too late
It's too late
It's too late yeah
Come on babe

Don't you want be strong with me
You told me we could have a family
Want to run to me when you're down and low
But times get tough and there you go
Out the door, you wanna run again
Open your arms and you'll come back in
Wanna run cause you say your afraid, afraid

Never knew what a friendship was
Never knew how to really love
You can't be what I need you to
And I don't know why i fuck with you

I know our love will never be the same
But I can't stand the growing pains

"Baduizm" (1997)

Rimshot (Intro) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

[1] - I wanna my rim shot, hey, digi, digi
A rim shot, hey, c'mon
I wanna my rim shot, hey, digi, digi
A rim shot, hey, c'mon
I wanna my rim shot, hey, digi, digi
A rim shot, hey, c'mon
I wanna my rim shot, hey, digi, digi
A rim shot, hey, c'mon

I came to hear the band today
I ain't thinking about you
I came to hear my drummer play
Boom-klat-boom-klat
I am in love with you
Cause of the things you do to me
When you boom-klat-boom-klat

[Repeat 1]

Give it to me, give it to me....
boom-klat-boom-klat....

Get your stick up against that drum
I wanna hear it
I want my rim shot

On And On Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Oh my my my
I'm feeling high
My moneys gone
I'm all alone
to much oooh
The world is turnin'
Oh what a day
What a day what a day

Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learn,
If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned

If we were made in his image then call us by our names
Most intellects do not believe in god but the fear is just the same

Oh on and on and on and on (my cycle keeps moving like a rollin stone)
Whew on and on and on and on (all night till the break of dawn)
I go on and on and on and on (my cycle keeps moving like a rollin stone)
Ohh on and on and on and on (godamnit imma sing my song)

I was born under water with 3 dollars and 6 dimes
Yeah you might laugh 'cause you did not do your math

Like 1.. 2..3.
Damn, yall feel that? Oh...
1.. 2..3.
The world keeps turning
Oh what a day what a day what a day

The man that knows something knows that he knows nothing at all
Does it seem colder in your summer time and hotter in your fall

If we were made in his image then call us by our names
Most intellects do not believe in god but the fear is just the same

Oh on and on and on and on (my cycle keeps moving like a rollin stone)
Whew on and on and on and on (all night till the break of dawn)
I go on and on and on and on (my cycle keeps moving like a rollin stone)
Ohh on and on and on and on (mad props to the guy ja bone)

I am feeling kinda hungry 'cause my high is coming down
Don't feed me yours 'cause your food does not endure
I think i need a cup of tea, the world keeps burnin'
Oh what a day, what a day what a day

Your rushin into destruction 'cause you don't have nothin' left
The mothership can't save you so your ass is gonna' get left
If we were made in his image then call us by our names
Most intellects do not believe in god but the fear is just the same

Oh on and on and on and on (my cycle keeps moving like a rollin stone)
On and on and on and on (u cant fuk with me so jus leave me alone)
Ooh ooh wee on and on and on and on (my cycle keeps moving like a rollin stone)
On and on and on and on (.. and on n on)

Appletree Lyrics – Erykah Badu

I'd like to dedicate this to all of the Creator's righteous children.
I have some food in my bag for you.
Not that edible food -- the food you eat?
No. I have some food for thought.
Since knowledge is infinite it has infinitely fell on me.
So umm...

It was a stormy night
you know the kind where the lightning strike
and I was hangin' out wit some of my "artsy" friends
ooh wee ooh wee oooh
The night was long the night went on
people coolin' out until the break of dawn
incense was burnin' so I'm feelin right -- ah'ight

See I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
& Ganny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't go 'round trying to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time trying ta get what you got
I work at pleasin' me cause I can't please you
and that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
doo wee doo wee do wee

And if you don't want to be down with me
You don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
You just don't want to be down

I have a ho
and I take it everywhere I go
Cause I'm planting seeds
so I reaps What I sow -- ya know
Oh on & on & on & on
my cipher keeps movin' like a rollin' stone
I can't control the soul flowin' in me
ooh wee

See I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
& Ganny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't walk around trying to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time trying ta get what you got
I work at pleasin' me cause I can't please you
and that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
doo wee doo wee do wee

And if you don't want to be down with me,
You don't want to pick from my appletree [x3]
And if you don't want to be down with me
You just don't want to be down

Oh my my my
Oh my my my
Oh my my my ahh
Oh my my my my my my my
Ohh
I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
& Ganny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't walk around trying to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time trying ta get what you got
I work at pleasin' me cause I can't please you
and that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
doo wee doo wee do wee

And if you don't want to be down with me
You don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
You dum dum diddy
And if you don't want to be down with me
You don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
You just don't want to be down
You just don't want to be down
Ohh you just don't want to be down
Down, down, down
You just don't want to be down
Ohh
You just don't want to be down
down [x15]
wanna be down
no oh no
You just don't want to be down
no no no
You just don't want to be down

Otherside Of The Game Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Do I really want my baby
Brother tell me
What to do
I know you got to get your hustle on
So I pray
I understand the game sometime
But I love him strong

What you gon do when they come for you
Work ain't honest but it pays the bills (yes it does)
What you gon do when they come for you
God, I can't stand life without you

See me and baby got this situation
See brother got this comlex ocupation
And it ain't that he don't have education
Cause I was right there at his graduation
Now I ain't sayin that this life don't work
But it's me and baby that he hurts
Because I tell him right he thinks I'm wrong
But I love him strong

He gave me the life that I came to live
He gave me the song that I came to give
Pressure's on me but the seed has grown
I can't make it on my own
Summer came around and the flowers bloomed
He became the sun I became the moon
Precious gifts that we both recieved
Or could this be make believe

What you gon do when they come for you
Work ain't honest but it pays the bills
What you gon do when they come for you
He gave me the life that I came to live

Don't you worry
God gon see us through yeah
Can't stop the revolution
But we paid though

Next Lifetime Lyrics – Erykah Badu

[1] - Now what am I supposed to do
When I want you in my world
How can I want you for myself
When I'm already someone's girl? [x2]

First time that I saw you boy
It was a warm and sunny day
All I know is I wanted you
I really hoped you look my way
Then you smiled at me
So warm and sweet
I could not speak
You make me feel like a little bitty girl
What do you do to me

[Repeat 1 x2]

I guess I'll see you next lifetime
No hard feelings
I guess I'll see you next lifetime
I'm gonna be there

You're energy
Feels so damn good to me
It picks me up don't wanna come down
You got me spinning all around
Yeah
You need to know
I've got somebody
You're beautiful
But still it ain't that type of party

[Repeat 1 x2]

Well I guess I'll see you next lifetime
Maybe we'll be butterflies
I guess I'll see you next lifetime
That sounds so divine
I guess I'll see you next lifetime
I guess I will now
I guess I'll see you next lifetime
Wait
Wait a little while

See it ain't nothing wrong with dreaming
Boy don't get me wrong
Cause every time (every time) I see you (every single time)
It lets me know just how strong (every single time)
That my love is for my baby
But emotions just don't lie
Well I know I'm a lot of woman
But not enough to divide the pie

[Repeat 1]

I guess I'll see you next lifetime
You know I want to stay around
I guess I'll see you next lifetime
I'm so confused now

[Repeat 1]

I guess I'll see you next lifetime
Already
I'm going to be there
I guess I'll see you next lifetime
I'm going to look for you

[Repeat 1]

I guess I'll see you next lifetime
Oh
Oh baby
I'm gonna be there
I'm gonna be there

Afro (Freestyle Skit) Lyrics – Erykah Badu

Excuses us ladies and gentlemen......1, 2...

Ya need to pick ur afro daddy
Because it's flat on one side
You need to pick ur afro daddy
Because it's flat on one side (what u waitin on)
Well if u don't pick ur afro
Ur gonna have one side high

Well...U said u were gonna take me to see wutang baby
So i braided my hair, well....yes u did
Ya said u were gonna take me to see wutang baby
So i braided my hair, yes I did...corn-roll and everything
Well...U changed ur mind and said we weren't goin,
But my mama saw u there, yes she did

Check this out, one time

Well I been blowin up ur pager daddy,
but u never call me back...
Well...I be puttin in 911 baby,
and u never call me back, no no
See u don't know how to use that pager daddy
I'm gonna take that hoe back...yes I will