Penitentiary Philosophy Song Lyrics

Erykah Badu


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 : 62 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

Cover Art

Erykah Badu Mama's Gun cover art


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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