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OutKast

credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Andre Benjamin, Antwan Andre Patton, Patrick Brown, Raymon Murray, Rico Wade, Robert Terrance Barnett, Willie Edward Knighton
album: Track 10 in album ATLiens
release date: 1996-8-27
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Conscious
length: 5:19
producer: Organized Noize
vocal: Khujo Goodie and T-Bu
drums programming & keyboard programming: Organized Noize

Album Information

label: LaFace Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 730082602921
script: Latin

Cover Art

OutKast ATLiens cover art

Lyrics

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Revolutionary, scary
Words of a chain I don't feel but I see
At twenty three making us free in my community
Ain't thinking about no hope no more
Adapt and overcome, oh hum hum
What goes round comes round from M.L.K. to cascade
Cocaine dealers walk the wrong side
Looking cleaner then I seen them the last time
In the South Indies
Off in the hood
The fact the only way a brother can survive the game
In fair times so writing rhymes
We kill each other just lost another brother
Thinking it can't happen to you and then it do
Floating face down in the mainstream
Think it is when it ain't all peaches and cream

Fit they name be thrashing an album
Lost, dog paddling, back stroking, what done happened?
Wrong ingredients
Maybe you got hungry for the wrong dish
So I'm gonna sing just like them to get where they at
My alta mater be that I follow
I hope you vomit, won't call no names cause that's not my job
But if you don't you never will, you just receive the steel
The way that I felt when I wrote this, but we must stay in focus
Face down, face down, face down
Think it is when it ain't all peaches and cream

When you was hungry, fed you a hot meal, look at the hand you deal
Luck only counts in rabbit's feet and horseshoes
I hope you don't mind me eating off of yours
Meanwhile, fairies of the street tinkling pixie dust over greenery
Only to test, to poke and see
? with a decision to make, now words shake your destiny
I wish I never did what I did now face this bid
When you shouldn't have, geeking like a rat, jumping like a trap
Got you *****s where they want you again
That's why, that's why, that's why
Think it is when it ain't all peaches and cream

Thinking its all about your clothes, ***** its all about your self
Your friends and family, up and down like hoes give head
You know the history about this clique *****
Then why you ****ing all them *****s letting them all up in your guts
I lay in the cut, every month thinking I'll let that fire roll
My partners call me Big Boi and my first name is not Steven
In the mix flowing like some **********ing swordfish
Think it is when it ain't all peaches and cream

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 You May Die (intro)
  • 2 Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac)
  • 3 ATLiens
  • 4 Wheelz of Steel
  • 5 Jazzy Belle
  • 6 Elevators (Me & You)
  • 7 Ova da Wudz
  • 8 Babylon
  • 9 Wailin’
  • 10 Mainstream
  • 11 Decatur Psalm
  • 12 Millennium
  • 13 E.T. (Extraterrestrial)
  • 14 13th Floor/Growing Old
  • 15 Elevators (ONP 86 mix)