Stripped Album

Artist(s): Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera Stripped Cover Art

Tracklist

Stripped (intro)

length: 1:40

I've waited a long time for this
It feels right now
Allow me to introduce myself
I want you to come a little closer
I'd like you to get to know me a little bit better
Meet the real me

Sorry you can't define me
Sorry I break the mold
Sorry that I speak my mind
Sorry don't do what I'm told
Sorry if I don't fake it
Sorry I come too real
I will never hide what I really feel

Huh, so here it is
No hype, no gloss, no pretense
Just me
Stripped

Can’t Hold Us Down

length: 4:16
producer: Scott Storch
mixer: Tony Maserati
guest: Lil’ Kim
writer: Christina Aguilera, Scott Storch, Matt Morris
So-what am I not supposed to have an opinion
Should I keep quiet just because I'm a women
Call me a ***** cause I speak what's on my mind
Guess it's easier for you to swallow if I sat and smiled

When a female fires back suddenly big talker don't know how to act
So he does what every little boy would do
Makin' up a few false rumors or two
That for sure is not a man for me, slanderin' names for popularity
It's sad you only get your fame through controversy
But now it's time for me to come and give you more to say

[Chorus]
This is for my girls all around the world
Who have come across a man that don't respect your worth
Thinkin' all women should be seen and not heard
So what do we do girls, shout out loud
Lettin 'em know were gonna stand our ground
So lift your hands high and wave 'em proud
Take a deep breath and say it loud
Never can, never will
Can't hold us down

Nobody can hold us down
Never can, never will

So-what am I not supposed to say what I'm saying
Are you offended with the message I'm bringin'
Call me whatever 'cause you words don't mean a thing
Guess you ain't even a man enough to handle what I sing
If you look back in history it's a common double standard os society
The guy gets all the glory the more he can score
While the girl can do the same yet you call her a whore
I don't understand why it's OK,
The guy can get a way with it the girl gets named
All my ladies come together and make a change
And start a new beginning for us, everybody sang

[Chorus]
This is for my girls all around the world
Who have come across a man that don't respect your worth
Thinkin' all women should be seen and not heard
So what do we do girls, shout out loud
Lettin 'em know were gonna stand our ground
So lift your ahnds high and wave 'em proud
Take a deep breath and say it loud
Never can, never will
Can't hold us down

Here's something I just can't understand
If the guy have three girls then he's the man
He can even give her some head, or sex her off
But if a girl do the same, she's a whore
But the tables about to turn
I bet my fame on it
Cats take my ideas, and put their name on it
It's aight though, you can't hold me down
I got to keep on moving
To my girls to their man who be trying to mac
Do it right back to him and let that be that
You need to let him know that his game is whack
And Lil' Kim and Christina Aguilera got yo back

You're just a little boy
Think you so cute, so coy
You must talk so big to make up for smaller things
You're just a little boy
All you do is annoy
You must talk big to make up for smaller things

[Chorus: x2]

Uh, oh oh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Can't hold us down

Yeah, we here, we back again, yeah,
Lil Kim and Christina Aguilera

Can't hold us down

Walk Away

length: 5:48
producer: Scott Storch
mixer: Dave Pensado
writer: Scott Storch, Christina Aguilera, Matt Morris
What do you do when you know something's bad for you
And you still can't let go?

I was naive
Your love was like candy
Artificially sweet
I was deceived by the wrapping

Got caught in your web
And I learned how to bleed
I was prey in your bed
And devoured completely

And it hurts my soul
Cause I can't let go
All these walls are caving in
I can't stop my suffering
I hate to show that I've lost control
'Cause I, I keep going right back
To the one thing that I need to walk away from

I need to get away from ya
I need to walk away from ya
Get away, walk away, walk away

I should have known
I was used for amusement
Couldn't see through the smoke
It was all an illusion

Now I've been licking my wounds (licking my wounds)
But the venom seeps deeper(deeper, deeper)
We both can seduce
But darling you hold me prisoner (prisoner)

I'm about to break
I can't stop this ache
I'm addicted to your allure
And I'm fiendin' for a cure
Every step I take
Leads to one mistake
I keep going right back
To the one thing that I need

I can't mend
This torn state I'm in
Getting nothing in return
What did I do to deserve
The pain of this slow burn
And everywhere I turn
I keep going right back
To the one thing that I need to walk away from

I need to get away from ya
I need to walk away from ya

Every time I try to grasp for air
I get smothered in despair, it's never over, over
Seems I'll never wake from this nightmare,
I let out a silent prayer
Let it be over, over

Inside I'm screaming
Begging, pleading
No more

I don't know what to do
My heart has been bruised
So sad but it's true
Each beat reminds me of you

It hurts my soul
'Cause I can't let go
All these walls are caving in
I can't stop my suffering
I hate to show that I've lost control
Cause I
I keep going right back
To the one thing that I need, oh

I'm about to break
And I can't stop this ache
I'm addicted to your allure
And I'm fiendin' for a cure
Every step I take
Leads to one mistake
I keep going right back
To the one thing that I need, Oh

I can't mend
This torn state I'm in
Getting nothing in return
What did I do to deserve
The pain of this moment
And everywhere I turn
I keep going right back
To the one thing that I need to walk away from

I say
I need to get away from ya
I need to walk away from ya
Get away, walk away, walk away

Only thing I need to do is walk away

I need to get away from ya
I need to walk away from ya
Get away, walk away, walk away

I need to get away from ya
I need to walk away from ya
Get away, walk away, walk away

I need to get away from ya
I need to walk away from ya
Get away, walk away, walk away

Fighter

length: 4:08
producer: Scott Storch
membranophone: Kameron Houff
conductor: Larry Gold
mixer: Tony Maserati
recording engineer: Oscar Ramirez and Wassim Zreik
bass: Tarus Mateen
guitar: Dave Navarro, Aaron Fishbein and John Goux
strings arranger: Larry Gold
writer: Christina Aguilera, Scott Storch

Well I thought I knew you, thinkin' that you were true
Guess I, I couldn't trust called your bluff time is up
'Cause I've had enough
You were there by my side, always down for the ride
But your joy ride just came down in flames cause your greed sold me out in shame

After all of the stealing and cheating you probably think that
I hold resentment for you
But uh uh, oh no, you're wrong
'Cause if it wasn't for all that you tried to do, I wouldn't know
Just how capable I am to pull through
So I want to say thank you
Cause it

[Chorus]
'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Never saw it coming, all of your backstabbing
Just so you could cash in on a good thing before I'd realize your game
I heard you're goin' round playin', the victim now
But don't even begin feeling I'm the one to blame
'Cause you dug your own grave
After all of the fights and the lies cause you're wanting to haunt me
But that won't work anymore, no more,
It's over
'Cause if it wasn't for all of your torture
I wouldn't know how to be this way now and never back down
So I want to say thank you
Cause it

[Chorus]

How could this man I thought I knew
Turn out to be unjust so cruel
Could only see the good in you
Pretended not to see the truth
You tried to hide your lies, disguise yourself
Through living in denial
But in the end you'll see
You won't stop me

I am a fighter and I
I ain't goin' stop
There is no turning back
I've had enough

[Chorus]

You thought I would forget,
But I remember
'Cause I remember
I remember
You thought I would forget,
But I remember
'Cause I remember
I remember

Thanks to Florian for the correction

Primer amor (interlude)

length: 0:54
writer: Christina Aguilera, Scott Storch
Yo te contaré, una historia
De como, un puertoriqueño me robó el corazón
Nunca más he vuelto a amar de esa manera
Quizás jamás lo haré
Es la historia de mi primer amor
Era buen mozo con grandes why profundos ojos marrones
Un bailarí­n
Juntos nos perdimos en el ritmo del amor
Así­ es como comenzó

Infatuation

length: 4:18
producer: Scott Storch
mixer: Dave Pensado
writer: Christina Aguilera, Scott Storch, Matt Morris
Ooh oh, hey
Hey, oh oh, hey

He comes from a foreign place
An island far away
Intrigues me with every move
Til' I'm breathless, I'm helpless
Can't keep my cool
Steals my heart when he takes my hand
And we dance, to the rhythm of the band
I feel his finger tips, grip my hips
And I slip as we dip into a rare bliss

Mama used to warn me
To beware of those Latin lovers
She said I gave my heart too soon
And that's how I became your mother
I said hey mama, you seem to forget
I'm not in love yet
Sweet talk don't win me over
But I realized
Big brown eyes can hypnotize
When he says

I am full blood boricua
Reads the tattoo on his arm
He tells me, mami I need ya
And my heartbeat pumps so strong
Getting lost in el ritmo
He whispers te quiero, te quiero
I begin to give in with no hesitation
Can't help my infatuation
(Ah ah, ah ah, ah ah)
It's pure infatuation
(Ah ah, ah ah, ah ah)
Hey

Skin the color of cinnamon
His eyes light up and I melt within
Feels so good it must be a sin
I can't stop what I started
I'm giving in
He brings life to my fantasies
Sparks a passion inside of me
Finds the words when I can not speak
In the silence, his heartbeat is music to me

Mama used to warn me
Not to rush love with another
She said I'm not trying to lecture
I just care about my daughter
Ay mama, you seem to forget
I never will let
A man control my emotions
But when he smiles (when he smiles)
I feel like a little child
When he says

I am full blood boricua
Reads the tattoo on his arm (whoa, whoa)
He tells me, mami I need ya
And my heartbeat pumps so strong (so strong)
Getting lost in el ritmo
He whispers te quiero, te quiero
I begin to give in with no hesitation
Can't help my infatuation
(Ah ah, ah ah, ah ah)
It's pure infatuation
(Ah ah, ah ah, ah ah)

Caught between my mama's words
And what I feel inside
I'm wanting to explore his world
But a part of me wants to hide
Should I risk it, can't resist it
This has caught me by surprise
Should I, let him take me to Puerto Rico
I can't hold back no more
Let's go tonight
Ooh, hey

You adore me, never be lonely, oh

I am full blood boricua (boricua)
Reads the tattoo on his arm (on his arm)
He tells me, mami I need ya
And my heartbeat pumps so strong (so strong)
Getting lost in el ritmo
He whispers te quiero, te quiero (oh, quiero)
I begin to give in with no hesitation
Can't help my infatuation

I can't help, what I'm feeling
Infatuated
Oh oh, oh
Infatuation
Hey

Loves Embrace (interlude)

length: 0:47
writer: Scott Storch, Christina Aguilera, Matt Morris
Ooo you make me want to fly
Crying sky on that mountain
I'm so so afraid
Afraid of love's embrace

Loving Me 4 Me

length: 4:37
producer: Scott Storch
mixer: Dave Pensado
writer: Scott Storch, Christina Aguilera, Matt Morris
People ask if I'm in love with you
Because I'm sitting here with your picture
And smiling to myself
I'm kinda lost in my own thoughts of you
My heart speaks before my mind thinks through
And I blush as I say yes

What a feeling of vulnerability coming over me
And I'm feeling weak and I can't speak
Never thought I'd give in so willingly to a human being
With abilities to set me free
Free, make me be me
Makes me want to say

Your lips, your love, your smile, your kiss
I must admit it's a part of me
You please me, complete me, believe me
Like a melody
Your soul, your flow, your youth, your truth is simply proof
We were meant to be
But the best quality that's hookin' me
Is that you're loving me for me
Is that you're loving me for me

People ask why I'm in love with you
Well, let me start by saying
You got my heart by just being who you are
And what we got is between me and you
It doesn't matter about the money I make
Or what I do, or that I'm a, huh, a star

Unconditionally you're there for me
Undeniably you inspire me, spiritually, so sweet
This is meaningful, is incredible, pleasurable, unforgettable
The way I feel, so sweet
Makes me want to say

Your lips, your love, your smile, your kiss
I must admit it's a part of me
You please me, complete me, believe me
Like a melody
Your soul, your flow, your youth, your truth is simply proof
We were meant to be
But the best quality that's hookin' me
Is that you're loving me for me
Is that you're loving me for me

Its so amazing how something so sweet
Has come and rearranged my life
I've been kissed by destiny
Oh, heaven came and saved me
An angel was placed at my feet
This isn't ordinary, he's loving me for me

Stripped of all make up, no need for fancy clothes
No cover ups, push ups
With him, I don't have to put on a show
He loves every freckle, every curve, every inch of my skin
Fulfilling me entirely, taking all of me in
He's real,he's honest, he's loving me for me
Yeah

Impossible

length: 4:15
producer: Alicia Keys
performer: Alicia Keys
mixer: Dave Pensado
arranger: Alicia Keys
composer: Alicia Keys, Alicia Keys
lyricist: Alicia Keys, Alicia Keys
It's impossible,
It's impossible to love you
If you don't, let me know, what you're feeling
It's impossible, for me to give you what you need
If you're always hidin it from me
I don't know what hurts you
I just, I want to make it right
'Cause boy I'm sick and tired of trying to read your mind

'Cause it's impossible
Oh, baby it's impossible
For me to love you, this way
It's impossible
Oh baby it's impossible
If you're making it this way
(if you keep treating me this way
Over, and over)

Impossible to make it easy
If you're always trying to make it so damn hard
How can I, how can I, give you all my love baby
If you're always, always putting up your guard
This is not a circus
Don't ya play me for a clown
How long can emotions keep on going up and down

'Cause it's impossible
Oh, baby it's impossible
For me to love you, this way
It's impossible
Oh baby it's impossible
If you're making it this way
(if you keep treating me this way
Over, and over)

Underappreciated

length: 4:01
producer: Scott Storch
mixer: Dave Pensado
writer: Christina Aguilera, Scott Storch, Matt Morris
I remember when it all first began
We were tight right from the start
It wasn't long before you came on strong
Trying hard to win my heart (trying to win it)

I played hard to get but I couldn't help
I gave up my ironing
You were thoughtful
Careful not to hurt the relationship

What happened to those days when
You used to be compassionate
Caring what I thought and said
So attentive gentleman
Now it's hard to turn your head away from the TV set
Taking me for granted lately
Frankly, it's gotta quit

I feel under appreciated
Now girls help me out
'Cause you know what I'm talking about I say
I'm feeling underappreciated
For all the time and effort I have put in this commitment

Back to the beginning, to the very beginning
When our love was something new
Back when romance was important
Not just another thing to do

I was feeling high on love tonight
Thought I never come back down
Now it seems that you and me
Have lost our solid ground

Half the time I realize
I seem to give more than I get
Funny how things seem to change
After a few years commitment

Used to talk for hours on end
'Bout our dreams while we lay in bed
How I missed those days when you stayed awake
Now you roll over and snore instead

I feel under appreciated
Now girls help me out
'Cause you know what I'm talking about, I say
I'm feeling under appreciated
For all the time and effort I have put in this commitment

Oh yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
I miss those nice massages
The long for closeness
The way you talk
How it turned me on
The thoughtfulness and the sweetest lips

I needed those days back

I feel under appreciated
Now girls help me out
'Cause you know what I'm talking about I say
I'm feeling under appreciated
For all the time and effort I have put in this commitment

Beautiful

producer: Linda Perry
mixer: Dave Pensado
composer: Linda Perry
lyricist: Linda Perry
Don't look at me

Everyday is so wonderful
Then suddenly
It's hard to breathe
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain
I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful
In every single way
Yes words can't bring me down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends you're delirious
So consumed
In all your doom, ooh
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The pieces gone
Left the puzzle undone
Ain't that the way it is

You're beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can't bring you down
Oh no
You're beautiful
In every single way
Yes words can't bring you down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

No matter what we do
(No matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(No matter what we say)
We're the song inside the tune
(Yeah, oh yeah)
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(And everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(The sun will always, always, shine)
And tomorrow we might awake
On the other side

We're beautiful
No matter what they say
Yes words won't bring us down
Oh no
We are beautiful
In every single way
Yes words can't bring us down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

Oh, oh
Don't you bring me down today
Don't you bring me down, ooh
Today

Make Over

length: 4:13
producer: Linda Perry
mixer: Dave Pensado
membranophone programming: Linda Perry
writer: Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry
I can't believe what you did to me
Down on my knees and I need to break free
All these years you violated me
(violated me)
I don't know why I can't feel inside
I try to hide can't make it alright, it's overkill
Now I'm ready to fight
(ready to fight)
I don't need nobody tryin' to make me over
I just want to live simple and free

I just want to get away
Savin' all your bullshit for another day

Feeling confined like I'm bin' force fed
My visions blurry and I'm lost in regrets
It's overloaded and I'm outta control
(outta control)
So sick and tired of bein' so misused
(so misused)
You're taking me down with all your mental abuse
And I said, I gotta get you outta my head
Everybody's always trying to look me over
I just want to live simple and free

[Chorus]
I just want to get away
Saving all your bullshit for another day
I'm the only one that can rescue me from me

Leaving the house around quarter to five
Zipped up my boots and I'm ready to ride
And I feel so high, and I feel so alice
Let my hair down feel the wind on my skin
Crossin' the border where my new life begins
And I close my eyes and take it all in
I don't need nobody tryin' to make me over
(Don't make me over)
I just want to live simple and free

[Chorus: x2]

You want to break me down [Repeat: x3]

Cruz

length: 3:50
producer: Linda Perry
mixer: Dave Pensado
writer: Linda Perry, Christina Aguilera
I'm leaving today
Living it
Leaving it
To change

Slowly drifting
Into a peaceful breeze
Tongue tied and twisted
Are all my memories
Celebrating a fantasy come true
Packing all my bags
Finally on the move

I'm leaving today
I'm living it
Oh I'm leaving it
To change

As I'm driving
I'm captured by the view
So much beauty
The road becomes my muse
The heat is rising
And my hand surfs through the wind
Cool, calm, collected
Is the child that lies within

See I'm leaving today
I'm living it
Oh I'm leaving it
To change, oh yeah

See I'm leaving today, oh yes I'm
Living it
Oh I'm leaving it
To change

But somehow I miss it
I think I'll really miss it
One day, oh

I turn up the radio
And I'm feeling like I've never felt before
Turn down the memories of
Yester-years and broken dreams I bring
Finally free, ooh

Slowly drifting
Into a peaceful breeze, oh
Oh

Ooh yeah
I'm leaving today, oh yes I'm
Living it, oh yeah
Leaving it to change
To change, oh no

See I'm leaving today, oh yes I'm
Living it, living it
Leaving it, leaving
To change
Oh oh

I'm leaving today
Oh I'm living it
I'm leaving it to change
Living it, to change
Leaving it
To change
Ooh, oh yeah

Living it, leaving it
Said I'm living it
I'm leaving it
Living it, leaving it
To change
I'm leaving it to change

But somehow I miss it
I think I'll really miss it
One day, yeah

Soar

length: 4:46
producer: Heather Holley and Rob Hoffman
mixer: Peter Mokran
programming: Peter Mokran
writer: Rob Hoffman, Heather Holley, Christina Aguilera
When they push when they pull
Tell me you can hold on
When they say you should change
Can you lift your head high,
And stay strong
Will you give up, give in,
When your hearts crying out,
That it's wrong
Will you love you for you
At the end of it all

In life there's going to be times
When you're feeling low
And in your mind insecurity
Seems to take control
We start to look outside ourselves
For acceptance and approval
We keep forgettin' that
The one thing we should know is

[Chorus]
Don't be scared to fly alone
Find a path that is your own
Love will open every door
Its in your hands
The world is your
Don't hold back and always know
All the answers will unfold
What are you waiting for
Spread your wings and soar

The boy who wonders
Is he good enough for them
Keeps tryin' to please em' all
But he just never seems to fit in
Then there's the girl who thinks
She'll never be good enough for him
Keeps tryin' to change
And that's a game she'll never win

Now In life there's going to be times
When you're feeling low
And in your mind insecurity
Seems to take control
We start to look outside ourselves
For acceptance and approval
We keep forgettin' that
The one thing we should know is

[Chorus]

In the mirror
Is where she come face to face
With her fears
Her reflection-so foreign to her
After all these years
All of her life she has tried to be something
Besides herself
Now time has passed
And she's ended up someone else with regret

What is it in us that makes us feel the need
To keep pretending
Gotta let ourselves be

[Chorus: x2]

Get Mine, Get Yours

length: 3:45
producer: Steve Morales
arranger: Steve Morales
writer: Christina Aguilera, Steve Morales, Balewa Muhammad, David Siegel
Baby you pretend that things ain't what they seem
All this tension telling me just exactly what we should be
Now I don't mind us being some kind of casual thing
Listen, all I want to do right now is have your contact on me

[Chorus]
Can you put your hands my waistline
Want your skin up against mine
Move my hips to the baseline
Let me get mine, you get yours
Hang a please don't disturb sign
Put my back into a slow grind
Sending chills up and down my spine
Let me get mine, you get yours

If you see me with a man
Understand that you can't question me
The feelings that you call, it ain't my fault
It can't help your jealousy
If you can handle the fact that
What we have has got to be commitment free
Then we can keep this undercover lovin' comin', hittin'
Underneath the sheets

[Chorus]

Now listen
So, come on and freak my body
We can get nasty, naughty
All night a private party
Gotta hit that spot just right
Work me like a 9 to 5
It ain't about the kissin' and huggin'
Cause this is a physical lovin'
Straight sweatin', our bodies are rubbin'
Gotta hit that spot just right
Work me like a 9 to 5

We have a physical thing
We'll make love, but don't fall in love
Let me get mine, you get yours
You spend time
Just enough so you get yours, and I get mine
No strings attached
I want your body, not your heart
Let me get mine, you get yours

[Chorus: x2]

Come here
Don't be shy
I won't bite
Let me get mine, you get yours

Dirrty

length: 4:59
producer: Rockwilder and Christina Aguilera
vocal: Redman
performer: Redman
mixer: Dave Pensado
other vocals: Redman
writer: Jasper Cameron, Christina Aguilera, Balewa Muhammad, Rockwilder, Redman
(feat. Redman)
Ah, dirrty (dirrty)
Filthy (filthy)
Nasty, you nasty (yeah)
Too dirrty to clean my act up
If you ain't dirrty
You ain't here to party (woo!)

Ladies (move)
Gentlemen (move)
Somebody ring the alarm
A fire on the roof
Ring the alarm (and I'm throwin' elbows)
Ring the alarm (and I'm throwin' elbows)
Ring the alarm (and I'm throwin' elbows)

[Christina]
Oh, I'm overdue
Give me some room
I'm coming through
Paid my dues
In the mood
Me and my girls gonna shake the room

DJ's spinning (show your hands)
Let's get dirrty (that's my jam)
I need that, uh, to get me off
Sweat until my clothes come off

It's explosive, speakers are pumping (oh)
Still jumping, six in the morning
Table dancing, glasses are crashing
No question, time for some action

Temperature's up (can you feel it)
About to erupt
Gonna get my girls
Get your boys
Gonna make some noise

Want to get rowdy
Gonna get a little unruly
Get it fired up in a hurry
Want to get dirrty
It's about time that I came to start the party
Sweat dripping over my body
Dance and getting just a little naughty
Want to get dirrty
It's about time for my arrival

Ah, heat is up
Ladies, fellas
Drop your cups
Body's hot
Front to back
Now move your ***
I like that

Tight hip huggers (low for sure)
Shake a little somethin' (on the floor)
I need that, uh, to get me off
Sweat until my clothes come off

Let's get open, cause a commotion (ooh oh)
We're still going, eight in the morning
There's no stopping, we keep it popping (oh)
Hot rocking, everyone's talking

Give all you've got (give it to me)
Just hit the spot
Gonna get my girls
Get your boys
Gonna make some noise

Rowdy
Gonna get a little unruly
Get it fired up in a hurry
Want to get dirrty
It's about time that I came to start the party
Ooh sweat dripping over my body
Dance and getting just a little naughty
Want to get dirrty (oh, oh)
It's about time for my arrival

Here it comes, it's the one
You've been waiting on
Get up, get it rough
Yup, that's what's up
Give it just what you love
To the maximum
Uh oh, here we go (here we go)

What to do when the music
Starts to drop
That's when we take it
To the parking lot
And I bet you somebody's gonna
Call the cops
Uh oh's, here we go (here we go)

Oh oh oh, yeah yeah

Yo, hot damn, Doc and Jam like a summer show
I keep my car looking like a crash dummy drove
My gear look like the bank got my money froze
For dead presidents I pimp like Huddy roll
Doc the one that excite ya divas (ow!)
If the media shine
I'm shining with both of the sleeves up
Yo Christina (what), better hop in here
My block live and in color, like Rodman hair (yeah)
The club is packed, the bar is filled
I'm waiting for sister to act, like Lauryn Hill
Frankly, it's a rap, no bargain deals
I drive a four wheel ride with foreign wheels
Throw it up
Baby it's Brick City, you heard of that
We blessed, and hung low, like Bernie Mac (Bernie Mac)
Dogs, let 'em out, women, let 'em in
It's like I'm ODB, the way I'm freaking

Want to get rowdy (rowdy, yeah)
Gonna get a little unruly (ruly)
Get it fired up in a hurry (hurry)
Want to get dirrty
It's about time that I came to start the party (party)
Sweat dripping over my body (body)
Dance and getting just a little naughty
Want to get dirrty
It's about time for my arrival

Rowdy
Gonna get a little unruly
Get it fired up in a hurry
Want to get dirrty
It's about time that I came to start the party
Ooh sweat dripping over my body
Dance and getting just a little naughty
Want to get dirrty
It's about time for my arrival

Rowdy
Dance and getting a little unruly
Get it fired up in a hurry
Let's get dirrty
It's about time that I came to start the party
Sweat dripping over my body
Dance and getting just a little naughty
Want to get dirrty
It's about time for my arrival

Uh, what

Stripped, Part 2

length: 0:47
I've waited a long time for this
It feels right now
Allow me to introduce myself
I want you to come a little closer
I'd like you to get to know me a little bit better
Meet the real me

Sorry you can't define me
Sorry I break the mold
Sorry that I speak my mind
Sorry don't do what I'm told
Sorry if I don't fake it
Sorry I come too real
I will never hide what I really feel

Huh, so here it is
No hype, no gloss, no pretense
Just me
Stripped

The Voice Within

length: 5:04
producer: Glen Ballard
mixer: Peter Mokran
arranger: Glen Ballard
writer: Glen Ballard, Christina Aguilera
Young girl, don't cry
I'll be right here when your world starts to fall
Ooh
Young girl, it's alright
Your tears will dry, you'll soon be free to fly
Ooh

When you're safe inside your room, you tend to dream
Of a place where nothing's harder than it seems
No one ever wants or bothers to explain
Of the heartache life can bring and what it means

When there's no one else, look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend, just trust the voice within
Then you'll find the strength that will guide your way
You'll learn to begin to trust the voice within
Yea
Oh

Young girl, don't hide
You'll never change if you just run away
Ooh, woh yeah
Young girl, just hold tight
Soon you're gonna see your brighter day
Ooh

Now in a world where innocence is quickly claimed
It's so hard to stand your ground when you're so afraid
No one reaches out a hand for you to hold
When you look outside, look inside to your soul

When there's no one else, look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend, just trust the voice within
Then you'll find the strength that will guide your way
If you will learn to begin to trust the voice within

Oh, ho, yea
Ooh, oh, yea
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Oh, yea
(Ooh, ooh,ooh)
Life is a journey
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
It can take you anywhere you choose to go
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
As long as you're learning
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
You'll find all you'll ever need to know
(Be strong)
You'll break it
(Hold on)
You'll make it
(Be strong)
Just don't forsake it because
(Hold on)
(No one can tell you what you can't do)
No one can stop you, you know that I'm talking to you

When there's no one else, look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend, just trust the voice within
Then you'll find the strength that will guide your way
You'll learn to begin to trust the voice within

Ooh, yea
Young girl, don't cry, I'll be right here
When your world starts to fall
Yea
Aaa
Yea
(Listen)
(Listen)
Oh yea
(Listen)
Naa naa naa
(Listen)
{Listen}
Ohh yea
{Listen}
Hmm hmm
{Listen}
Yea
{Listen}

I’m OK

length: 5:20
producer: Linda Perry
mixer: Dave Pensado
writer: Linda Perry, Christina Aguilera
Once upon a time there was a girl
In her early years she had to learn
How to grow up living in a war that she called home
Never know just where to turn for shelter from the storm
Hurt me to see the pain across my mother's face
Every time my father's fist would put her in her place
Hearing all the yelling I would cry up in my room
Hoping it would be over soon

[Chorus]
Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday

And I'm OK

I often wonder why I carry all this guilt
When it's you that helped me put up all these walls I've built
Shadows stir at night through a crack in the door
The echo of a broken child screaming "please no more"
Daddy, don't you understand the damage you have done
To you it's just a memory, but for me it still lives on

[Chorus]

It's not so easy to forget
All the marks you left along her neck
When I was thrown against cold stairs
And every day I'm afraid to come home
In fear of what I might see there

[Chorus]

And I'm OK
I'm OK

Keep On Singin’ My Song

length: 6:30
producer: Scott Storch
membranophone: ?uestlove
mixer: Dave Pensado
writer: Scott Storch, Christina Aguilera
Oohhh, Yeah, Oooh Huh
I woke up this morning with a smile on my face
& Nobody's gonna bring me down today
Been feeling like nothings been going my way lately
So I decided right here and now that my outlooks gotta change

That's why I'm gonna
Say goodbye to all the tears I've cried
For everytime somebody hurt my pride
Feeling like they won't let me live life
& Take the time to look at what is mine

I see every lesson completely
I thank God for what I got from above
I believe they can take anything from me
But they can't succeed in taking my inner peace
They can say all they wanna say about me

But I'm gonna carry on
Keep on singing my song

I never wanna dwell on my pain again
There's no use in reliving how I hurt back then
Remembering all of the hell I felt when I was running out of faith
Every step I vowed to take was towards a better day

Cos I'm about to
Say goodbye to every single lie
& All the fears I've held too long inside
Everytime I felt I could try
All the negativity I had inside

For too long I've been struggling. I couldn't go on
But now I've found I'm feeling strong and moving on
I believe they can take anything from me
But they can't succeed in taking my inner peace
They can say all they wanna say about me

But I'm gonna carry on
I'm gonna keep on singing my song

Whoa, & everytime I tried to be what they wanted from me
It never came naturally
So I ended up in misery, wasn't able to see
All the good around me
They wasted so much energy on what they thought of me
Simply just remembering to breathe

I'm human, I ain't able to please
Everyone at the same time, so now I find
My peace of mind living one day at a time

I'm human and I answer to one god
It comes down to one love
Until I get to heave above

I've made the decision
Never to give up
Til the I day I die no matter what

I'm gonna carry on & keep on singing my song.....

(They can't take anything from me)

I believe that they can do what they wanna.
Say what they wanna say

(They can say what they wanna)

But I'm gonna keep on
(Keep on )
I believe it
That they can take from me
But they can't take my inner peace

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,

Say what you wanan say, but I'm gonna sing my song
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

(Laugh)

(Outro)
Guy 1 = Hey I said
Guy 2 = Hi dog
Guy 1 = Hi
Guy 2 = Hey dog
Guy 1 = Hi
Guy 2 = It's me Wassim. Is that it?
Guy 1 = Yeah
Guy 2 = Are we done?
Guy 1 = You're done.
Guy 2 = Can we do home now?
Guy 1 = Goodbye
Guy 2 = Diginose
(Christina laughing)
Guy 2 = Stop
Guy 1 = Please. Thank you.
Christina = I'm done.
Guy 2 = You rock.