New AmErykah, Pt. 1

Yeah! Hot hits! (Dear Lord- Thank you so much for helping E. Badu and Madlib (my two favorites) come together to make sweet hiphop!)

Below you will find each track from New AmErykah pt. 1 with lyrics and a youtube music video! Erykah Badu’s New AmErykah pt. 1 lyrics and video!

Eric Henderson wrote a review of New AmErykah for Slant that I really like! I’m not sure what I think about him saying that there is not supposed to be a message in the album- did he say that because she said that? Did marketing say that? I feel that the album sums up a lot of my thoughts on the mixed-up chaos in society today. I have listened to it probably 7 times and then 7 more times skipping through and repeating certain songs. And there is still more to be learned.

I will thrive off of this album for the coming months and perhaps eventually attempt to write my own review…being inspired by the power behind using words and terms with meaning and a well-seasoned music vocabulary knowledge has led me to reconsider my pithy “Song reviews in 100 words or less”. Who knows. We all know I don’t have much time, but thank you to Erykah for finally putting out this album!!!

“Honey” Lyrics

[youtube L8Aonb23dNg]

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

“The Healer” Lyrics

[youtube UabvtbdXfrs]
video with picture of badu

[youtube 5hCtjoq3KG4]
video with only black and white text saying ‘badu-the healer’

[youtube CuObEg9A2Ew]
Badu sings The Healer live with a cool intro

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 n$%^&s
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

[youtube TxajAzqCYl4]

Everything around you see
the Ankhs, the wraps, the plus degrees
and yes even the mysteries
its all me
sometimes it’s hard to move you see
when you growing publicly
but if I have to chose between
I chose me

had two babies different dudes
and for them both my love 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 I’m filled with so much love
but even if the world can’t see
It’s 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 don’t know what to say
so many leaders to obey
but I was born on Savior’s day, yes
so I choose 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 coolene

Soldier lyrics

[youtube BWC96R4YnEI]

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
they be trying to hide the history
but they know who we are
dooo you want to see
errbody 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 they living sweet,
well they gone f*!k around and push delete
to the girls on prescription pills,
i know how ya feel
to my boys in iraqi fields
this ain’t 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 the dollar bills,
you need to watch tha dirty cop
they the one you need to watch
i’m talking bout the dirty cop
they the one you need to watch- stop

you get the wake up call
when you saw the buildings fall
bow ties with the final call
get ya money dollar bill y’all
bow ties with the final calls
get ya money dollar bill y’all

to my folks on the picket line
don’t stop til you change they mind
I got luv fo’ my folks
baptized when the levy broke
we gone keep marchin’ on
until you hear that 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
blaaa (blat!)

what am I talking bout
errbody know what dis song’s about
they be trying to hide the history
but they know who we are
dooooo you want to see
errbody 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)
(etc…shoop, shoop-a-loop, hey-yeah (repeats))

My People lyrics

[youtube Avrb_wJzr3I]

hold on…my people

-keep on movin on
-i thought i heard lightning
-oh the water get roughed up
-when it gets real rough, rocky, and windy
-cha-cha-cha-cha-dawnaw
-et cetera

hold on…my people

Twinkle lyrics

[youtube EOoEL90wH-s]

They don’t know their language
They don’t know their God
They take what their given
even when 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*!%a
(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 ancient 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)

The Cell lyrics
[youtube wYwOQvLcvdo]

Girl came through, the light skin honey with the cinnamon smell,
Gir lwas 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 shiny new things (diamond gold chains diamond gold rings)
Center-fold spread, she tryin 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(&#$y-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

That Hump lyrics
[youtube mBpvvhVWrYc]

If I could get over that hump,
Then maybe I will feel better,
Maybe I won’t
If I could get over that hump,
Then maybe I will

Lord knows….

others coming soon!

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