The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Lyrics

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

album: Track 4 in album Greatest Hits
release date: 2002-11-6
popularity : 188 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Pop
styles: RnB/Swing/Pop Rap
length: 2:56
writer: Will Smith, Jeff Townes

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Greatest Hits cover art
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Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air'

I begged and pleaded with her day after day
But she packed my suit case and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
I put my Walkman on and said, 'I might as well kick it'.

First class, yo this is bad
Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass.
Is this what the people of Bel-Air living like?
Hmm this might be alright.

But wait I hear they're prissy, bourgeois, all that
Is this the type of place that they just send this cool cat?
I don't think so
I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel-Air

Well, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude who looked like a cop standing there with my name out
I ain't trying to get arrested yet
I just got here
I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I could say that this cab was rare
But I thought 'Nah, forget it' - 'Yo, homes to Bel Air'

I pulled up to the house about seven or eigth
And I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble (1988 extended remix)
  • 2 Parents Just Don't Understand (single edit)
  • 3 A Nightmare on My Street (single version)
  • 4 The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • 5 Summertime
  • 6 Just Cruisin'
  • 7 1,000 Kisses (radio edit)
  • 8 Men in Black
  • 9 Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
  • 10 Miami
  • 11 Freakin' It
  • 12 Will 2K
  • 13 Wild Wild West
  • 14 Nod Ya Head (The Remix)
  • 15 Just the Two of Us