Erykah Badu - Certainly Lyrics

Erykah Badu Baduizm cover art
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Who gave you permission to rearrange me
Certainly not me
Who told you that it was alright to love me
Certainly not me

I was not looking for no love affair
And now you want to fix me
I was not looking for no love affair
And now you want to mold me
Was not looking for no love affair
Now you want to kiss me
Was not looking for no love affair
And now you want to control me
Hold me

You're really trying to get creative with me love
And that's alright, but
You tried to get a little tricky turned my back
And then you slipped me a mickey.

The world is mine
When I wake up
I don't need nobody telling me the time

Certainly, certainly, certainly not me

Who gave you permission to rearrange me
Certainly not me
Who told you that it was alright to love me
Certainly not me
I was not looking for no love affair

Certainly, certainly, certainly not me

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Rimshot (intro)
  • 2 On & On
  • 3 Appletree
  • 4 Otherside of the Game
  • 5 Sometimes (mix #9)
  • 6 Next Lifetime
  • 7 Afro (Freestyle skit)
  • 8 Certainly
  • 9 4 Leaf Clover
  • 10 No Love
  • 11 Drama
  • 12 Sometimes...
  • 13 Certainly (Flipped It)
  • 14 Rimshot (outro)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Alton Taylor, Robert Mickens, Robert Bell, Dennis Thomas, Richard Westfield, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Erica Pka Erykah Badu Wright, Madukwu Chinwah
    album: Track 8 in album Baduizm
    release date: 1997-2-11
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Hip Hop Funk / Soul
    styles: RnB/Swing/Neo Soul
    length: 4:44
    producer: Madukwu Chinwah
    mixer: Tim Latham
    recorded by: Chris Trevett and Frank Salazar
    lead vocals & background vocals: Erykah Badu
    assistant mixer: Paul Shatraw
    assistant recorded by: Charles McCrorey
    Album Information
    label: Kedar Entertainment
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 020831179621
    script: Latin