Erykah Badu - Appletree Lyrics

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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 ooh
The night was long the night went on
People coolin' out until the break of dawn
Incense was burnin' so I'm feelin right aight

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
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

Oh my my my
Oh my my my
Oh my my my ah
Oh my my my my my my my
Oh
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
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Rimshot (intro)
  • 2 On & On
  • 3 Appletree
  • 4 Otherside of the Game
  • 5 Sometimes (mix #9)
  • 6 Next Lifetime
  • 7 Afro (Freestyle skit)
  • 8 Certainly
  • 9 4 Leaf Clover
  • 10 No Love
  • 11 Drama
  • 12 Sometimes...
  • 13 Certainly (Flipped It)
  • 14 Rimshot (outro)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Erica Wright, Robert Bradford
    album: Track 3 in album Baduizm
    release date: 1997-2-11
    popularity : 125 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Hip Hop Funk / Soul
    styles: RnB/Swing/Neo Soul
    length: 4:26
    producer: Erykah Badu and Ike Lee
    mixer: Tim Latham
    recorded by: Michael Gilbert
    keyboard: Erykah Badu and Ike Lee
    programming: Erykah Badu and Ike Lee
    lead vocals & background vocals: Erykah Badu
    assistant mixer: Martin Czembor
    assistant recorded by: John Meredith
    writer: Erykah Badu, Robert Bradford
    Album Information
    label: Kedar Entertainment
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 020831179621
    script: Latin