Who Sang Ain’t Got No, I Got Life? Nina Simone

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Release information
Writer(s): Galt Mac Dermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz
length: 5:37
producer: Gene A Perla
lyricist: James Rado, Gerome Ragni
composer: Galt MacDermot
Ain't got no home, ain't got no shoes
Ain't got no money, ain't got no class
Ain't got no skirts, ain't got no sweater
Ain't got no perfume, ain't got no beer
Ain't got no man

Ain't got no mother, ain't got no culture
Ain't got no friends, ain't got no schooling
Ain't got no love, ain't got no name
Ain't got no ticket, ain't got no token
Ain't got no God

Well what have I got?
Why am I alive anyway?
Yeah, what have I Got?
Nobody can take away

Got my hair, Got my head
Got my brains, Got my ears
Got my eyes, Got my nose
Got my mouth, I got my smile
I got my tongue, Got my chin
Got my neck, Got my boobs

Got my heart, Got my soul
Got my back, I got my sex
I got my arms, Got my hands
Got my fingers, Got my legs
Got my feet, Got my toes
Got my liver, Got my blood

I've got life , I've got my freedom
I've got life , I've got my life

And I'm gonna keep it
I've got my life
And nobody's gonna take it away
I've got my life

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 In the Morning
  • 2 Turn! Turn! Turn!
  • 3 To Love Somebody
  • 4 Ain’t Got No, I Got Life
  • 5 The Other Woman
  • 6 I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
  • 7 Save Me
  • 8 Revolution