Penitentiary Philosophy Song Lyrics

Erykah Badu

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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

Don't you test me
You won't win

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Penitentiary Philosophy
  • 2 Didn't Cha Know
  • 3 My Life
  • 4 ... & On
  • 5 Cleva
  • 6 Hey Sugah
  • 7 Booty
  • 8 Kiss Me on My Neck (Hesi)
  • 9 A.D. 2000
  • 10 Orange Moon
  • 11 In Love With You
  • 12 Bag Lady
  • 13 Time's a Wastin
  • 14 Green Eyes

  • credits

    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: James Jason Poyser, Pino Palladino, Ahmir K Thompson, Erica Wright
    album: Track 1 in album Mama's Gun
    release date: 2000-11-21
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
    styles: RnB/Swing/Neo Soul/Conscious
    length: 6:12
    background vocals: YahZarah

    Album Information

    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 601215325928
    script: Latin