Erykah Badu - Time's a Wastin Lyrics

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Time's a wastin'
Don't you take your time young man
Keep on driftin' and
Ain't no tellin' where you'll land

Run baby, run, run
Where you runnin' to?
And who you runnin' from?
Some people may not understand

What it means to be a man
Takin' full command
'Cause we're...
Livin' in a world that's oh so strange

Boy don't let your focus change
Takin' out the demons in your range, hey
Livin' in a world that's oh so fast
Gotta make your money last

Learn from the past, oh
Time's a wastin'
Don't you take your time young man
Keep on driftin' and

Ain't no tellin' where you'll land
Sweet love and sunshine
If it's all in the air
Then it's all on your mind

Breathe baby
Come back to the world
Dig up all your pearls
Teach the boys and girls, hey

Livin' in a world that's oh so strange
Boy don't let your focus change
Takin' out the demons in your range, hey
Livin' in a world that's oh so fast

Gotta make your money last
Learn from the past, oh
Oh baby we need to smile (x4)
Time's a wastin'

Don't you take your time young man
Keep on driftin' and
Ain't no tellin' where you'll land
Oh baby we need to smile (x4)

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Time's a wastin'
Don't you take your time young man
Keep on driftin' and

Ain't no tellin' where you'll land
Ain't no tellin'
Oh, oh
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, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Erica Wright, Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell, Eugene Young, Shawn Martin
    album: Track 13 in album Mama's Gun
    release date: 2000-11-21
    popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
    styles: RnB/Swing/Neo Soul/Conscious
    length: 6:42
    strings arranger: Larry Gold
    Album Information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 601215325928
    script: Latin