Erykah Badu - My Life Lyrics

Erykah Badu Mama's Gun cover art
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I was standing down down, downtown
Staring at the puddles on the ground
Tryin' to figure out a way up out of this town
And I know yeah, I'm not the only one
So many people out there chase the sun

If you're looking for a free ride, you better run child
Cause you sure won't get too far, oh
You'd better dance a dance
To make the rain come down
If you want to be a star, oh my life

My Life
(Brother you know)
Sure ain't been too easy
My life
(Sister you know)
The life I wanna live
My life
(Mama you know)
You're gonna go through changes
My life
No turnin' back
(I'm tellin' you no)

Ever now and then I
Wanna to throw my hands up in the sky
Cause one day I know I'll be flyin' high
And I know yeah I got to get down
On my knees and pray
Cause in heart I know I'll see that day

When my freedom comes along
I'm gonna run child
Cause I know that I'll go far oh, oh
Can't let nobody kill my soul and bring me down
And they know who they are, oh my life

My Life
(Brother you know)
Sure ain't been too easy
My life
(Sister you know)
The life I wanna live
My life
(Mama you know)
You're gonna go through changes
My life
No turnin' back
(I'm tellin' you no)

My Life
(Brother you know)
Sure ain't been too easy
My life
(Sister you know)
The life I wanna live
My life
(Mama you know)
You're gonna go through changes
My life
No turnin' back
(I'm tellin' you no)

No turning back
Yeah oh
No turning back
Yeah oh
No turning back
Yeah
No turning back
Yeah
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back
No turning back

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: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Robert Bradford, Adam Keefe Horovitz, Darryl Matthews Mcdaniels, James Jason Poyser, Rick Rubin, Joseph Ward Simmons, Erica Wright
    album: Track 3 in album Mama's Gun
    release date: 2000-11-21
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
    styles: RnB/Swing/Neo Soul/Conscious
    length: 4:02
    producer: Jay Dee
    strings arranger: Larry Gold
    drums programming: Jay Dee
    Album Information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 601215325928
    script: Latin