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Musicology

Musicology

Released: 2004
Label: Columbia

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Musicology

Heard about the party now
Just east o' Harlem
Doug E's gonna b there
But u got 2 call him
Even the soldiers
Need a break sometimes
Listen 2 the groove u'all
Let it unwind ur mind

No intoxication
Unless u c what eye c
Dancin hot and sweaty
Right in front of me
Call it what u like
Eye'm gonna call it how it b
This is just another one of God's gifts -

Musicology

Keep that party movin'
Just like eye told u
Kick the old school joint
4 the true funk soldiers

Musicology

Wish eye had a dollar
4 everytime they say
Don't u miss the feeling
Music gave ya
Back in the day'

Let's Groove, September
Earth, Wind and Fire
Hot Pants by James
Sly's gonna take u higher
Minor keys and drugs
Don't make a rollerskate jam
Take ur pick - turntable or a band'

If it ain't Chuck D.
or Jam Master Jay
Know what'
They're losin'
'Cause we got a PhD in
Advanced body movin'

Keep the party movin'
Just like eye told u
Kick the old school joint
4 the true funk soldiers

Musicology

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Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance

She knew which fork 2 use
But she couldn't dance
So he hipped her 2 the funk
In exchange 4 the finance
Who's pimping who when
Nobody gets a second chance'
This is the story of illusion, coma, pimp & circumstance

She was older
But rich beyond compare
She'd drop a thousand dollars
At the salon
Just 2 get her hair did
He was good at compliments
Better in the bunk
She laced him with a crib in Paris
He hipped her 2 the funk

Way 2 fine he was 4 her
A dirty dog in expensive fur
As long as she's providing chips and whips
We can do this funky thang
As long as she was playing the host
He figured he would make the most of them hips and lips
He hooked her up, rocked her coast 2 coast

She was so ugly
But rich beyond compare
Dropped a couple hundred thousand
Dollars on a silver whip
Just 2 match the color of her hair

She said "Eye got plenty of what U need
Put the spoon down honey
Come on let mama feed U"

She knew which fork 2 use
But she couldn't dance
So he hipped her 2 the funk
In exchange 4 the finance
Who's pimping who when
Nobody gets a second chance'
This is the story of illusion, coma, pimp & circumstance

Where was eye' Oh yeah
A gentleman he was
He never spoke about her nose
So prominent because
In the dark it glowed
If she was only tan
Instead of so lily white
Her name was Doris
But he called her "Flo"
As in 'rescent
That ain't right
Fluorescent
Every night
A situation bound 2 fail
As sure as Doris'
Skin was pale

Money might talk
But what does it say'
"U better get busy if U wanna get paid
Boy, eye was fine back in the day"

She knew which fork 2 use
But she couldn't dance
So he hipped her 2 the funk
In exchange 4 the finance
Who's pimping who when
Nobody gets a second chance'
That's the story of illusion, coma, pimp & circumstance

Now dance
Dance

He spent her money oh so well
Takin' baths in cold Cristal
He took a trip 2 burn an old flame in 'Frisco
Like wow!

When Doris caught him in her arms
She shrugged her shoulders and said "No harm..."
"Just put ur name on this pre-nup
And we can all hit the disco!"

She knew which fork 2 use
But she couldn't dance
So he hipped her 2 the funk
In exchange 4 the finance
Who's pimping who when
Nobody gets a second chance'
This is the story of illusion, coma, pimp & circumstance

She knew which fork 2 use
But she couldn't dance
So he hipped her 2 the funk
In exchange 4 the finance
Who's pimping who when
Nobody gets a second chance'
This is the story of illusion, coma, pimp & circumstance

Now, dance

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A Million Days

It's only been a hour since U left me
But it feels like a million days
If Eye had a magic wand
Eye could turn back time
Eye'd never let U go away

Eye didn't have the heart 2 say eye'm sorry
Now eye haven't got a heart at all
Eye could tolerate the pain if eye could talk 2 my best friend
But U won't even call... U won't even call

Eye'm contemplating pulling out my suitcase
And packing everything eye own
Eye didn't back then, but eye do know now
Wherever U r is home

Eye'd crawl on my belly and beg U
But U're so far away
U've only been gone 4 an hour
But it seems like a million days

It's only been a hour since U left me
Eye wish eye had somebody 2 blame
But U're the perfect picture of what love should look like
And eye wanna b U're frame
It's only been a hour
But it feels like a million days

A million days
One hundred thousand million days

Come home, come home baby
Eye can't take this no more
Well, come home baby oh yeah
Baby, eye know eye shouldn't put my faith in heroes
But eye can't c U any other way
It's only been a hour since U left me girl
Feels like a million, feels like a million days

Come on home baby

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Life O' The Party

This is the life o' the party
We gonna do it right

So U're havin' a party'
Goody 4 U
All the beautiful people gonna b there
Yeah that's cool
U know U're gonna have a good time
Cause U got the news
That the life 'o' the party
Is gonna party with U

We doin' r own thang
Till the sun comes up
Sweet Candy's gon' b there
Yeah, it's gonna b rough
She ain't got no OFF switch
And neither do eye
When U read it in the paper 2morrow
U gonna hang Ur head & cry

Chorus

We gonna have us a party
All r welcome 2
We ain't down with nobody
That don't party like we do
Once we get it started
We got 2 go all night
This is the life 'o' the party
We gonna do it right

Y party in Ur own yard
When U can party in mine'
All the beautiful people gonna b there
Puttin' the eye in fine
Throwin' records out the window
CDs out the door
Might as well give 'em 2 the milkman
'Cause we don't want 'em no more

Everybody can smell this funk u'all
Even down in Atlanta, GA
Everybody - even Dre 'n them
Know it's OK
We ain't trippin' U'all
On this special day
We just called 2 let U know
U betta not come if U can't stay

Chorus

What's it gonna take 2 get Ur booty soakin' wet'
U and me closer baby, that's a bet

Eye'm the life of the party
'Long as eye got Ur body
Shakin' like a leaf on a tree
Cutie come dance with me
U and me, we got mad chemistry
Don't it make U wanna holler'
Life 'o' the party U'all
We're still makin' dollars
25 years 2 life
The judge sentenced me
2 hard labor with a knife
Making cuts 4 U'all
Keeping the party packed
Fans wall 2 wall
Eye don't care what they said -
'He don't play the hits no more
Plus eye thought he was gay.'
It ain't nothin' if it ain't fun
My voice is gettin' higher
And Eye ain't never had my nose done!
Look out
All the purple hippies
bang your head on the 1

Chorus

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Call My Name

Call, call my name
Call it, call my name

Eye heard Ur voice this morning
Calling gout my name
It had been so long since Eye heard it
That it didn't sound quite the same

But it let me know that my name
Had never really been spoken b4
B4 the day Eye carried U
Thru the bridal path door

Ever since that day Eye haven't wanted anyone but U
And anybody who really knows me knows the truth

Chorus
Eye just can't stop writing songs about U
Eye love U so much
Eye just can't wait 2 get my arms around U
And feel Ur touch
If eye don't c U real soon babygirl
Eye might go insane
Eye know it's only been three hours
But Eye love it when U
Call my name

Eye heard a voice on the news sayin'
People want 2 stop the war
But if they had a love as sweet as U,
They'd 4get what they were fighting 4
What's the matter with the world 2day'
Land of the free' Somebody lied!
They can bug my phone
Peep around my home
They'll only c U and me
Making love inside

Chorus

Eye've never seen the moon look so lovely
As the night Eye saw it with U
It let me know Eye'd never seen
The moon b4
So many speak of the moon
As though it had no flaws
But 2 compare it 2 a beauty like Urs
Would give one pause

Nothing about U is false,
That's why Ur love is real
God forbid U belonged 2 another
Eye'd have 2 steal ya...
Take U from Ur man
Eye might be tempted 2 break the law
Around here
Because Ur beauty - it gives one pause
It slows me down

Chorus

Call, call my name
Call, call my name

"Prince", that's right

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Cinnamon Girl

As war drums beat in Babylon
Cinnamon Girl starts 2 pray
Eye never heard a prayer like this one
Never b4 that day

Tearful words of love 4 people
She had never met b4
Asking God 2 grant them mercy
In this face of a holy war

Cinnamon Girl
Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl of mixed heritage
Never knew the meaning of color lines
9/11 turned that all around
When she got accused of this crime

So began the mass illusion
War on terror alibi
What's the use when the god of confusion
Keeps on telling the same lie'

Cinnamon Girl
Cinnamon Girl

Don't cry, don't shed no tears
One lie won't make us feel
'Cause we know how
This movie's ending

Cinnamon Girl

As war drums beat in Babylon
And scorch the blood red sky
Militants bomb the 4eign guns
Both sides - children die

Cinnamon girl opens the book
She knows will settle all the scores
Then she prays: after the war
That there will not b anymore

Cinnamon Girl
Cinnamon Girl
Cinnamon Girl
Cinnamon Girl

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What Do U Want Me 2 Do

Eye see U picked me out from the crowd
Could it be the way Eye play guitar'
Master of the soft, not 2 loud
One day, maybe Eye will be a star
Eye see U picked me out like U want something
But shame on U, baby, can't U see this ring'

CHORUS:
What do U want me 2 do, girl'
What do U want me 2 do, babe'
What do U want me 2 do, girl'
What do U want me 2 do, babe'

Eye got a woman, U got a man
So we got 2 do what's right
U'd get beheaded in other lands
If Eye were in Ur arms 2nite
Quit tryin' 2 get me under that icy plunder
Boy, oh boy, what a scare, ooh

Chorus

U picked me out of the crowd
And ooh, just so bold and so proud
And dressed like U want everybody 2 just say, "Wow!
Didn't her mama teach her better'"
Ow!!! Dressed like that, somebody gon' get her

Eye see U picked me from the crowd
Could it be the way Eye play guitar'
Master of the soft, not 2 loud
Eye don't ever really wanna be where U are, where U are, no

What do U want me 2 do, girl'
Tell me, what do U want me 2 do, babe'
What do U want me 2 do, girl'
Tell me, tell me, what do U want me 2 do, babe'
Eye ain't tryin' 2 do that
What do U want me 2 do, girl'

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The Marrying Kind

If U leave her now
U ain't never gonna see her again
She's gonna need a shoulder 2 cry on
She's gonna need a friend
She's gonna need a pillow case
Something 2 put those tears on
And I've got some purple satin laces
One second later than the second U're gone

She's gonna miss U at first
But then she's gonna buy me things
That's when I'm gonna lay her
Across my piano stool and sing 2 her...

Chorus
"Honey, I tried 2 tell him
That U were the marrying kind
A faithful one-man woman
Best he would ever find
I guess he wasn't trying 2 hear that
So there ain't nothing left 2 say
I tried 2 tell him that if U run 2 me
I won't run away."

If U leave her now
U'll never get another glimpse
I'm gonna lace her
With enough ice 2 recap the pole
There might be another solar eclipse
She's gonna find out
What I like in my eggs,
My bathwater
And how a brutha likes 2 b touched
I am gonna put her on
The same diet Missy went on
U know she eats 2 much tonight

She's gonna miss U at first
Then she'll get used 2 me
All of the tricks I would try
2 make her take this ring
And make love 2 me

Chorus

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If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life

Chorus
If Eye was the man in ur life
Eye'd make U happy
Eye'd treat U right
Eye'd but U flowers every single day
Eye'd give U power
Eye'd do whatever U say

Eye heard a rumor that Ur man they said he'd do U wrong
and U're so vain U think that U're the one behind this song
U know he got plenty lyrix, yeah, up his sleeve
and after he got what he want he just gonna up and leave
Sunday chocolate on the roof right after his game
He like the Lakers but the Sixers on when he came
If he's with another now U best believe the party's crackin'
U getting played girl and U better get your mack on

And do un2 others
As they do un2 U
And call me on the day
That U and him r just 2 thru

Chorus

Was it U that Eye saw outside the liquor store
Waitin' on that fool 2 purchase what U been dyin' 4'
Never thought Eye would c a drop of spirit ever bring U down
Now U got that triflin' barracuda hangin' 'round
Hangin' 'round Ur neck like a cheap gold chain
He don't deserve 2 say that he ever knew Ur name
Much less he get 2 smell the perfume Eye gave ya
Please don't tell me that U'all got down

Better do un2 others
As they do un2 U
And call me on the day
That U and him r just 2 thru

If Eye was the man in ur life
Eye'd make U happy
Eye'd treat U right
Eye'd but U flowers every single day
Eye'd give U power
Eye'd do whatever U say

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On The Couch

Come on, baby
Don't make me sleep on the couch
Love Jones is on the TV again, baby
Eye wanna go down south, yeah

Oh come on, baby
It's undignified 2 sleep alone
That's what all the people that
Ain't got nobody do -
Talkin' on the telephone

Don't make me crash
Don't make me sleep
Without Ur kiss
Tossin' and-a-turnin'
With every inch of me yearnin'
Don't make me, don't make me
Don't cha make me, don't cha make me
Don't cha make me suffer this

Eye know we agreed...
Eye know we agreed 2 b married
U shouldn't have let me unzip Ur dress
Why'd U do it, baby'
Confess U tease
Unless U please
Don't make me, don't make me
Sleep on the couch

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Dear Mr. Man

What's wrong with the world 2day'
Things just got 2 get better
Sho' ain't what the leaders say
Maybe we should write a letter

Dear Mr. Man
We don't understand
Y poor people keep struggling
But U don't lend a helping hand

Matthew 5:5 say:
The meek shall inherit the earth
We wanna b down that way
But U been trippin since the day of Ur birth

Who said that 2 kill is a sin
Then started every single war
That Ur people been in'
Who said that water
Is a precious commodity
Then dropped a big old black oil slick
In the deep blue sea'

Who told me, Mr. Man
That working round the clock
Would buy me a big house in the 'hood
With cigarette ads on every block

Who told me Mr. Man
That Eye got a right 2 moan'
How 'bout this big ol' hole in the ozone'

What's wrong with the world 2day
Things just got 2 get better
Dear Mr. Man, we don't understand
Maybe we should write a letter

Listen, ain't no sense in voting
Same song with a different name
Might not b in the back of the bus
But it sho' feel just the same
Ain't nothin' fair about welfare
Ain't no assistance in AIDS
Ain't nothing affirmative about ur actions
'Till the people get paid

Ur thousand years r up
Now U got 2 share the land
Section 1, the 14th Amendment says:
No state shall deprive any person
Of life, liberty, or property
Without due process of law

Mr. Man,
We want 2 end this letter with 3 words
"We tired U'all!"

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Reflection

2 sevens 2gether
Like time indefinite
Try 2 catch the glass
B4 it falls
Without a frown
Can U turn up the stereo'
Eye wanna play U this old song
It's about love
Can I do that'

Did we remember 2 water the plants 2day'
Eye forgot to look up at the moon because
Eye was too busy
Eye was too busy looking at U, baby

Still it's nice to know
That when r bodies wear out
We can get another
What does that one thing have to do
With the other one'
Eye don't know
Eye was just thinking about my Mother

U know what
Turn the stereo back down
Ain't nothing worse than an ole' worn-out love song
Tell me do you like my hair this way'
Remember all the way back in the day...

When we would compare whose afro was the roundest'

Mirror tiles
Above the bed
Fishing nets and posters
All over the walls
Oh yes, sometimes
Sometimes Eye just wanna go
Sit out on the stoop and
Play my guitar
Just watch all
All the cars go by

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