Who Sang Alibi? Dessa

Dessa A Badly Broken Code cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-1-19
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Conscious
length: 3:03
Some other versions of "Alibi"

Lyrics
well I'm sure it's complicated
and I'm sure your story goes way back
but you're looking desperate lately
and now is not the time to look like that
I don't know if he did it and I won't ask
there's a lot of good women with a lot of bad backs
your man's in something heavy, it already looks bad
careful what you carry on his behalf
and I'm sure he's thinking of you too
not the type to snitch and run, but
but sometimes they say it's the plain truth
99 problems...

well I don't don't need need need to know
but there's a set of my keys left under your door
and if you need a place to sleep tonight
well that's what family's for
and I don't don't need need need to know
but I'd put on my best fresh little black dress
and go get seen tonight
work on that alibi of yours

now I don't mean to be your mother
got my own kids to raise
and I don't aim to blow your cover
it's your own hell to pay
but the word on the street is a page out of Blake
your man made money but he made mistakes
and now that revelation's coming
looks to you for a break
you've always been cunning
with those brave escapes
but take a minute now, think this through
give it a second and a bird's eye view
think of the moments
you've got left to lose
like how much time are you really down to do?

well I don't don't need need need to know
but there's a set of my keys left under your door
and if you need a place to sleep tonight
well that's what family's for
and I don't don't need need need to know
but I'd put on my best fresh little black dress
and go get seen tonight
work on that alibi of yours

now I've seen the way
that you count your blessings
with hatch marks on the wall
and I've seen you coming out of Sunday confession
with a numbered list and all
now I don't bow my head for supper
I never do kneel beside my bed
but it looks like your afterlife is covered
I hope on Earth you're careful kid

well I don't don't need need need to know
but there's a set of my keys left under your door
and if you need a place to sleep tonight
well that's what family's for
and I don't don't need need need to know
but I'd put on my best fresh little black dress
and go get seen tonight
work on that alibi of yours

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Children’s Work
  • 2 Poor Atlas
  • 3 The Crow
  • 4 Dixon’s Girl
  • 5 Mineshaft II
  • 6 The Chaconne
  • 7 Matches to Paper Dolls
  • 8 Go Home
  • 9 Seamstress
  • 10 Dutch
  • 11 The Bullpen
  • 12 Momento Mori
  • 13 Crew
  • 14 Alibi
  • 15 Into the Spin

  • Release information
    label: Doomtree Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 707541160698
    script: Latin