No Woman, No Drive

Doo Wop

Peeps, do you remember this? Released in 1998, but remains timeless….

Lyrics for Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop

Girls you know you’d- better, watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing!
That thing, that thing, that thing!

Throw your hands in the air!
Admit two shots in the atmosphere!

It’s been three weeks since you were looking for your friend
The one you let hit it and never called you again
Remember when he told you he was about the benjamins?
You act like you ain’t here him, but gave him a little trim
To begin, how you think you’re really going to pretend
Like you wasn’t down and you called him again?

Plus when, you give it up so easy you ain’t even foolin’ him
If you did it then, then you’d probably do it again
Talking out your neck, saying you’re a Christian
A Muslim, sleeping with the Gin
Now that was the sin that did Jezebel in
Who you going to tell when the repercussions spin?
Showing off your ass because your thinking it’s a trend

Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again!
You know I only say it because i’m truly genuine
Don’t be a hard rock, when you really are a gem Baby girl!
Respect is just the minimum

brothas creepin’ and you still defending him
Now — Lauryn is only human
Don’t think I haven’t been through the same predicament
Let it sit inside your head like a million women in Philly been

It’s silly when girls sell their souls because it’s in
Look at what you be in, hair weaves like Europeans
Fake nails up out Koreans
Come again Yo!
A-When when come again!
When when come again!!
My friend come again!!!

Guys you know you’d better, watch out
Some girls, some girls are only, about
That thing, that thing, that thing!
That thing, that thing, that thing!

The second verse is dedicated to the men
More concerned with his rims and his Tim’s than his women
Him and his men, come in the club like houligans
Don’t care who they offend Popping game (Like you got yen!)
Let’s stop pretend, the ones that pack pistols by they waste men
Cristall by the case men, still living in his Mother’s basement
The pretty face men claiming that they be the “big men.”

Need to take care of their three and four kids
But they face a court case when the child support’s late
Money taking and heart breaking
Now you wonder why women hate men
The sneaky silent men
The punk domestic violence men
Too quick to shoot the scene, stop acting like boys and be men!

How you gonna win, when you ain’t right within?!
How you gonna win, when you ain’t right within?!
How you gonna win, when you ain’t right within?!
Unh-Unhh Come Again! Bro-Straight come again!

Sit straight come again!
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out

Girls you know you’d better, watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing!
That thing, that thing, that thing!

Guys you know you’d better, watch out
Some girls, some girls are only, about
That thing, that thing, that thing!
That thing, that thing, that thing!

Dear Mama

Lyrics for Tupac’s “Dear Mama”

You are appreciated

When I was young me and my mama had beef
Seventeen years old kicked out on the streets
Though back at the time, I never thought I’d see her face
Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place
Suspended from school; and scared to go home, I was a fool
with the big boys, breakin all the rules
I shed tears with my baby sister
Over the years we was poorer than the other little kids
And even though we had different daddy’s, the same drama
When things went wrong we’d blame mama
I reminice on the stress I caused, it was hell
Huggin on my mama from a jail cell
And who’d think in elementary?
Heeey! I see the penitentiary, one day
And runnin from the police, that’s right
Mama catch me, put a whoopin to my backside
And even as a crack fiend, mama
You always was a black queen, mama
I finally understand
for a woman it ain’t easy tryin to raise a man
You always was committed
A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it
There’s no way I can pay you back
But the plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

Lady…
Don’t cha know we love ya? Sweet lady
Dear mama
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
You are appreciated
Don’t cha know we love ya?

Now ain’t nobody tell us it was fair
No love from my daddy cause the coward wasn’t there
He passed away and I didn’t cry, cause my anger
wouldn’t let me feel for a stranger
They say I’m wrong and I’m heartless, but all along
I was lookin for a father he was gone
I hung around with the Thugs, and even though they sold drugs
They showed a young brother love
I moved out and started really hangin
I needed money of my own so I started slangin
I ain’t guilty cause, even though I sell rocks
It feels good puttin money in your mailbox
I love payin rent when the rent’s due
I hope ya got the diamond necklace that I sent to you
Cause when I was low you was there for me
And never left me alone because you cared for me

And I could see you comin home after work late
You’re in the kitchen tryin to fix us a hot plate
Ya just workin with the scraps you was given
And mama made miracles every Thanksgivin
But now the road got rough, you’re alone
You’re tryin to raise two bad kids on your own
And there’s no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

Pour out some liquor and I reminsce, cause through the drama
I can always depend on my mama
And when it seems that I’m hopeless
You say the words that can get me back in focus
When I was sick as a little kid
To keep me happy there’s no limit to the things you did
And all my childhood memories
Are full of all the sweet things you did for me
And even though I act craaazy
I gotta thank the Lord that you made me
There are no words that can express how I feel
You never kept a secret, always stayed real
And I appreciate, how you raised me
And all the extra love that you gave me
I wish I could take the pain away
If you can make it through the night there’s a brighter day
Everything will be alright if ya hold on
It’s a struggle everyday, gotta roll on
And there’s no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand

You are appreciated
Sweet lady
Dear mama

Ain’t Nobody Worryin’

Lyrics for “Ain’t Nobody Worryin” by Anthony Hamilton

Aint nobody worryin, when the shots fly high and the sirens start to ring,
aint nobody worryin, when the kids die young and the mothers are suffering,
aint nobody praying, when they kneel down low
all they doin is tyin their shoe strings,
aint nobody worryin no more, no more, no more, no more

The homeless have no where to turn when their stomachs start to burn
cause they aint got food to eat,
and how the children gonna learn, when they gotta take turns
cause they aint got books to read,

then our babies turn to crime, started gettin high
cause the job trades kinda slow,
Cause aint nobody worryin no more , no more, no more, no more

When the tears start to fall, and you can’t see your way,
the just will carry on come on judgement day,
you don’t have to moan, helps on the way,
cause aint nobody worryin no more no more no more

These are our precious times, diseases takin lives,
medicaid ran out, showed me a weapon line,
there’s a mother on her own, tryin to beat the drought,
tell me when will this end, all the sufferin,
my faith is runnin low,
aint nobody worryin no more, no more, no more, no more, no more

Aint nobody worryin no more no more no more no more no more
When the tears start to fall, and you can’t see your way,
the just will carry on come on judgement day,
you don’t have to moan, helps on the way,
cause aint nobody worryin no more no more no more

Aint nobody worryin, when the shots fly high and the sirens start to ring,
aint nobody worryin,
when the kids die young and the mothers are suffering,
the black man doin time and nobody cares for him,

the governments on the grind, and tryna fence him in,
(our babies are gettin high) while drugs in the school
we need to pray again, when will it end will it end will it end, will it end
Cause aint nobody worryin
shots fly high and the sirens start to ring
Aint nobody worryin
when the kids die young and the mothers are suffering
Aint nobody worryin (prayin)
when they kneel down low all they doin is tyin their shoe strings,
aint nobody worryin
no more no more no more no more no more no more

Tribute to the Brothas

To the down and out brothas,
To the ones that keep their heads about them when all are losing theirs
To the brothas that stand by their sistas
To the fathers that step up
To the ones who’ve been told they’re no good
And refuse to live down to those expectations
To the ones who mold the world to themselves
And hold up half the sky

Just to tell you, you’re appreciated.

Lyrics-Angie Stone, Brotha

He is my King, He is my one
Yes he’s my father, Yes he’s my son
I can talk to him, cuz he understands
Everything I go through and everything I am
He’s my support system, I can’t live without him
The best thing since sliced bread,
Is his kiss, his hugs, his lips, his touch
And I just want the whole world to know, about my..

Black Brotha, I love ya, I will never – try to hurt ya
I want ya, to know that, I’m here for you – forever true
cuz youre my
Black Brotha, strong brotha, there is no – one above ya
I want ya, to know that, I’m here for you – forever true

He’s misunderstood, some say that he’s up to no good around the neighborhood
But fo’ your information – alot of my brothers got education (now check it)
You got ya wall street brotha, ya blue collar brotha,
Your down for whatever chillin on the corner brother
A talented brotha, and to everyone of yall behind bars
You know that Angie loves ya

Black Brotha, I love ya, I will never – try to hurt ya
I want ya, to know that, I’m here for you – forever true
cuz youre my
Black Brotha, I love ya, I will never – try to hurt ya
I want ya, to know that, I’m here for you- forever true
cuz youre my
Black Brotha, strong brotha, there is no – one above ya
I want ya, to know that, I’m here for you – forever true

You mean so much to me, you give me what i need,
I’m so proud of you (I said I’m so proud of you)
I love you for stayin strong, you got it goin on
I’m so proud of you (I’mmmmmmmmm)
Going through thick and thin, brothas you gonna win
I’m so proud of you (I said I’m so proud of you)
Whenever you facin doubt, brothas gon work it out
I’m so proud of you (I got unshakeable faith in ya)

Black Brotha, I love ya, I will never – try to hurt ya
I want ya, to know that, I’m here for you – forever true
cuz youre my
Black Brotha, strong brotha, there is no – one above ya
I want ya, to know that, I’m here for you – forever true
only my
Black Brotha, I love ya, I will never – try to hurt ya
I want ya, to know that, I’m here for you – forever true

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