Gotham City Album

Artist(s): R. Kelly

Tracklist

Gotham City (LP version)

length: 4:56

Gotham city for the ghetto ghetto
Gotham city for the ghetto ghetto

Uh yo yo! Everybody's talking
About the good old days
About the good old days
Huh I remember when me and my brothers
We used to sit up on the porch in the
Summertime and just talk about just making it
You know what I'm saying being successful
Following up our dreams you know and I
I believe that's every kids dream
You know what I'm saying to rise and
Be somebody but damn!
Sometimes we just get caught up

I ain't got no money
And I ain't got no friends
Looks like my world is coming to an end
No food on the table, no clothes on my back
No shoes on my feet and
I just bearly got a used Cadillac
Now ain't that ghetto for ya
But somehow it's gotta change yeah
Ghetto for ya
So I took this remix and
Rearranged gotham city

[Chorus]
City of love a city of peace
For everyone of us
'Cause we all need it,
Can't live without it
Gotham city for the ghetto yeah!

Gotham city for the ghetto,
That's what I'm talking 'bout
Ghetto fabulous, to a ***** health be hazardous
If you wanna test raffishness for the respect
S.T.R.I.N.G.S. Yes. (oh yeah)
**** the rest give me the best
Why should I have to settle for less
When I could push the V-12's with finesse
(scratching) and all that mess
If you try to hold me back
Would I keep on struggling till I hit the sky.
Even if you wanted to you can't deny
Gotta feed baby girl who would die

We keep talking about escalating
Well who's gonna go first
Guess I'll be the one to step up
If you don't follow me it would be the worst
Every time something goes down
Somebody's crying ghetto tears
Hope I'm not raining on your parade
But this is not what keeping it really is
Now ain't that ghetto for ya
But somehow it's gotta change yeah!
Ghetto for ya,
So I took this remix and rearranged
A gotham city

[Chorus]

Check it out
Now ************ wanna act surprised
'Cause you're afraid to change scared to rise
That's why you *** get left behind
They got a sight, they got a mind
'Cause ain't nobody gonna stop the dream
Talk that ****, block my cream
Negativity you gotta let go
Heaven gotta see for the ghetto

We all need hey hey hey
Gotham city for the ghetto yeah
Calling on heaven
Send your love down, to the ghetto yeah
Talking about a land where oh yeah
Where there will be no more crying,
No more crying now oh yeah
A place where we could all just get along yeah
And children will sing ghetto love songs
In a land where (city of love)
In a land where (for every one of us)

Thank God It’s Friday

length: 3:54
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
Finally the weekend's come
And everything is goin' down
Nine to five and now it's time
For me to get around
Good poppin' ain't no stoppin' everybody's in the mood
Mind blowin' once you feel the music startin' to get to you
Disco nights, party lights, it's all good for me

[Chorus]
Thank God it's Friday
Party lights, Friday night feelin' right
It's a party
Thank God it's Friday
Party lights, Friday night feelin' right
It's a party

Throw your hands up
If you're ready to get down and jam tonight
Music's got ya jumpin'
And you're feeling not a care tonight
Keep goin' don't you stop
Just let this volume get in you
Take some time out for yourself
And let this Friday get to you
Disco nights, party lights
It's all good for me

[Chorus]

Oh God, thank you for Friday
Oh thank you heavenly Father
Oh so many people lookin', lookin' for the spot
There's a party over here
So many people lookin' for the party spot
If you find it
Let me know and I'll be there until I drop
Valet parking at the club
It lets you know it's Friday night
People swayin', music playin'
And this weekend feels so right, yeah

[Chorus]

My sisters, enjoy your weekend
And may God bless all of you

Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) (radio mix)

length: 3:49
Listen girl, you want me but he needs you
Yet you're tellin' me that everything is cool
Tryin' to convince me baby to do as you say
Just go along and see things your way

And keep it on the down low, whispering nobody has to know (nobody, nobody)
We can keep it on the down low (yeah), whispering nobody has to know (nobody knows)

Secret lovers is what you wanna be (yeah)
While making love to him, girl you're silently calling on me
What is a man to do in a situation like this? (I don't know, I don't know)
I feel there is something that I don't wanna miss (yeah)

And keep it on the down low(down low), girl nobody, nobody has to know
We can keep it on the down low (you better keep it, keep it), nobody has to know (nobody knows)

Beautiful you are but you're his by far
Comin' by my way drivin' his fancy car
Making plans to be in my life forever
Tell me, tell me that we'll always be together

And keep it on the down low, nobody has to know (no, no)
We can keep it on the down low (on the down low), nobody has to know (nobody has to know)

Listen babe I won't whisper a word
Nobody, nobody
How can you go so low so low
Keep it on the down low
No, no, no nobody nobody nobody
Keep it on the down low
On the down low baby
Nobody has to know

Gotham City (a cappella/music)

length: 4:26
Gotham city for the ghetto ghetto
Gotham city for the ghetto ghetto

Uh yo yo! Everybody's talking
About the good old days
About the good old days
Huh I remember when me and my brothers
We used to sit up on the porch in the
Summertime and just talk about just making it
You know what I'm saying being successful
Following up our dreams you know and I
I believe that's every kids dream
You know what I'm saying to rise and
Be somebody but damn!
Sometimes we just get caught up

I ain't got no money
And I ain't got no friends
Looks like my world is coming to an end
No food on the table, no clothes on my back
No shoes on my feet and
I just bearly got a used Cadillac
Now ain't that ghetto for ya
But somehow it's gotta change yeah
Ghetto for ya
So I took this remix and
Rearranged gotham city

[Chorus]
City of love a city of peace
For everyone of us
'Cause we all need it,
Can't live without it
Gotham city for the ghetto yeah!

Gotham city for the ghetto,
That's what I'm talking 'bout
Ghetto fabulous, to a ***** health be hazardous
If you wanna test raffishness for the respect
S.T.R.I.N.G.S. Yes. (oh yeah)
**** the rest give me the best
Why should I have to settle for less
When I could push the V-12's with finesse
(scratching) and all that mess
If you try to hold me back
Would I keep on struggling till I hit the sky.
Even if you wanted to you can't deny
Gotta feed baby girl who would die

We keep talking about escalating
Well who's gonna go first
Guess I'll be the one to step up
If you don't follow me it would be the worst
Every time something goes down
Somebody's crying ghetto tears
Hope I'm not raining on your parade
But this is not what keeping it really is
Now ain't that ghetto for ya
But somehow it's gotta change yeah!
Ghetto for ya,
So I took this remix and rearranged
A gotham city

[Chorus]

Check it out
Now ************ wanna act surprised
'Cause you're afraid to change scared to rise
That's why you *** get left behind
They got a sight, they got a mind
'Cause ain't nobody gonna stop the dream
Talk that ****, block my cream
Negativity you gotta let go
Heaven gotta see for the ghetto

We all need hey hey hey
Gotham city for the ghetto yeah
Calling on heaven
Send your love down, to the ghetto yeah
Talking about a land where oh yeah
Where there will be no more crying,
No more crying now oh yeah
A place where we could all just get along yeah
And children will sing ghetto love songs
In a land where (city of love)
In a land where (for every one of us)