OutKast - The Rooster Lyrics

OutKast Speakerboxxx / The Love Below cover art
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Hold up!
Oh, oh! Somebody done told you you wrong!

Ok, I start out all alone
`Cause my baby mama left me
Now there's nobody at home
Beginning to feel like Ms. Jackson done got cloned!
Well it's some real **** and I'm lving it through this song!
A moving vehicle took my family
As I slept out on the sofa in the Boom Boom Room
I woke up very upset!
I throw the covers back and peek out of the draperies
My daughter, my baby, my baby mama all escaping me!
In the wind, she was my friend
Like Princess Di before she died
Therefore we tried and tried again
But in the end you pay attention to the pluses
But the minuses behind make it seem like you can't win!

Throw your neck out! Throw your back out!

Round two, a single parent, what is Big to do?
Throw a parrty? Not hardly!! I'm trying to stay up outta that womb!
Or that p-you-s-s uss! I said uss!
Luther Vandross couldn't make a home out of this house that we smooshed
Smashed, pushed to the limit! Smash and turned it timid!
Hell everyone was suffering, the house was feeling wicked hell
The cat got sold, the dog got old, the food got cold!
Both of our tempers were on swolle
For the most part you fuss, fight, fart!
You build it up to break it down and now take it from the start
Repeatedly leading a path that only ends in a clash
Of two stubborn minds, grown folks blind to the sign!

Throw your neck out! Throw your back out!

K-O, knocked out by technicality
The love has kissed the canvas
Now the whole family is mad at me
My daughter don't want me at her PTA meetings
And then my son he can't talk, when I change him he's peeing
I think he's pissed!
I can't dismiss the matter of the fact because he saw you and me argue
Now the energy is coming back
Set an example, a positive pattern, keep life on track
But I'm married to the music and committed to the wax, tapes and CD's
Baby please, you make me want to scream!
You're on my team starting first string so why are we arguing?

Throw your neck out! Throw your back out!
Throw your neck out! Throw your back out!
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 GhettoMusick
  • 3 Unhappy
  • 4 Bowtie
  • 5 The Way You Move
  • 6 The Rooster
  • 7 Bust
  • 8 War
  • 9 Church
  • 10 Bamboo (interlude)
  • 11 Tomb of the Boom
  • 12 E-Mac (interlude)
  • 13 Knowing
  • 14 Flip Flop Rock
  • 15 Interlude
  • 16 Reset
  • 17 D-Boi (interlude)
  • 18 Last Call
  • 19 Bowtie (postlude)
    CD 2
  • 1 The Love Below (intro)
  • 2 Love Hater
  • 3 God (interlude)
  • 4 Happy Valentine’s Day
  • 5 Spread
  • 6 Where Are My Panties?
  • 7 Prototype
  • 8 She Lives in My Lap
  • 9 Hey Ya!
  • 10 Roses
  • 11 Good Day, Good Sir
  • 12 Behold a Lady
  • 13 Pink & Blue
  • 14 Love in War
  • 15 She’s Alive
  • 16 Dracula’s Wedding
  • 17 My Favorite Things
  • 18 Take Off Your Cool
  • 19 Vibrate
  • 20 A Life in the Day of Benjamin André (Incomplete)

  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Antwan Patton, Carlton Jr Mahone, Donny Mathis
    album: Track in album Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
    release date: 2003-9-23
    popularity : 105 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Hip Hop Jazz Funk / Soul
    styles: Conscious/Bass Music/Future Jazz/Hip Hop/Thug Rap/Funk
    length: 3:57
    producer: Carlton Mahone
    piano: Marvin “Chanz” Parkman
    lead vocals: Big Boi
    mixer: John Frye
    recorded by: John Frye
    guitars: Donny Mathis
    background vocals: Sleepy Brown and Tori Alamaze
    co-producer: Big Boi
    turntable(s): Cutmaster Swift
    bass guitar: Debra Killings
    wind instruments: Horns Unlimited
    writer: Donny Mathis, Antwan André Patton, Carlton Mahone
    Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 828765013321
    script: Latin