The Real Thing

Let It Be

What do I do
If its Hip Hop if its bebop reggaeton of the
metronome
In your car in your dorm nice and warm
whatever form
If Classical Country Mood Rhythm &
Blues Gospel
Whatever it is,Let It Be Let It Be Whatever it is
Whatever it is Let It
If it’s deeper soul If It’s Rock & Roll Spiritual
Factual Beautiful Political Somethin to Roll To
Let It Be,Whatever it is,Whatever it is Let It Be
Let It Be Whatever it is Let It Be Let It Be,Let It
Why do do do I,I,I,I
Feel trapped inside a box when just don’t fit
into it
Maybe I’ve been scared knowing what’s
there,In front of me maybe I been tryin to be
what they needed me to be
When I should of just been me
Why,Why Why Why Why Why
Whatever it is,Let It Be Let It Be Whatever it is
Whatever it is
Whatever it is,Let It Be Let It Be Whatever it is
Whatever it is Let It

The Real Thing

You gotta do right by me,its mandatory baby
Sweeter than your favorite ice cream be,bask
in my glory baby/
Don’t play no games,that’ll ruin thangs
And make me leave ya,or mistreat ya and you
don’t want that
Don’t hesitate,I could make you great
Like Cleopatra Jones I could set you straight

Chorus:
I’m the real thing,in stereo
I got a little highs,I got a little lows
Follow this,melodic flow
I could make it shine,I could make it glow
(Repeat x 2)

I’m more than a toy for your satisfaction
I’m a pay-per-view for the TV screen,your
main attraction/
Your phosphorus,I’m your energy
When your lost,and you need some focus
come see me
I’ll entice ya man,I do it all the time
In the mornin’,in the evenin’,when the
doves cry
I can feed you gut,put you in a tub
When I turn it up,yeah brotha you know
what’s up
A little bubbles and a body rub,turn off the
water (drip drip)
Don’t think about dessert,I got enough
And a whole lot more to ggiivveee!

(Chorus x 4)

Glow Glow Glow…
When I turn it up,yeah brotha you know
what’s up

(Repeat x 3)

Glow Glow Glow…

(oooooooh)

(Chorus x 2)

Hate On Me

If I could give you the world
On a silver platter
Would even matter
You’d still be mad at me
If I can find in all this
A dozen roses
Which I would give to you
You’d still be miserable
In reality
I’m gon be who I be
And I don’t feel no faults
For all the lies that you bought
You can try as you may
Break me down when I say

That it ain’t up to you
Gon on do what you do

Chorus:
Hate on me hater
Now or Later
Cause I’m gonna do me
You’ll be made baby

(Go head and hate)
Go head and hate on me hater
I’m not afraid of
What I got I paid for
You can hate on me…

Ooh if I gave you peaches
Out of my on garden
And I made you a peach cobbler
Would you slap me out?
Wonder if I gave you diamonds
Out of my on womb
Would you feel the love in that
Or ask why not the moon
If I gave you sanity
For the whole of humanity
Had all the solutions for the pain and pollution
No Matter Where I live
Despite the things I give
You’ll always be this way
So go ahead and …

(Chorus x 2)

You Cannot…
Hate On me
Cause my mind is free
Feel my destiny
So Shall it Be
(Repeat x 2)
(Chorus)

Come See Me

It’s a midsummer night hour and I’m thinkin
about cha babe,wanting you
I wish you could catch a jet plane,I know you
would,if only you could
The finances ain’t what we’d like,and
sometimes we have to sacrifice
Cuz I know,it’s hard over there where you are
Cuz it’s raining over here on the inside of my
womb…

Chorus:

… passion and desire baby…
… innumerable fires honey?…
… I got for you,you know that it’s true…
Come see me…

I feel like I’ve been waiting eternity for you
to touch me
I can see it in my mind’s eye,how right
and true,this love we’ll make
And ooooh,if you ever believed in anything,
believe this is true
I am your woman baby and you are my
man,too

(Chorus)

(Breakdown)
I ain’t got no questions in my mind,no feelings
of doubt
I believe I’ve just been waiting all this time to
find out what loves about
And I’m so excited,and a little scared,thinkin’
I’m gonna get overwhelmed every breath?/

Ooh baby I wanna be overwhelmed,I wanna
be overwhelmed,I wanna be…
I wanna feel…

(Chorus)

I wanna feel…

(Chorus)
…right nowwwwwww

I can hardly stay in my skin
It’s hard to breath out and in
All this passion,all this desire…
C’mon,c’mon,come see me right now

Crown Royal

Your hands on my hips pull me right back
to you, I
Catch that thrust give it right back to you,
you’re
in so deep I’m breathing for you,you
Grab my braids arch my back high for
you your
Diesel engine,I’m squirting mad oil ah
Down on the floor til my speaker starts
to boil
I flip s**t
Quick slip
Hip dip
And I’m twisted
In your hands
and your lips
and your tongue tricks
and you’re so thick and you’re so thick
and you’re so
Crown Royal on ice
Crown Royal on ice (On Ice)
Crown Royal on ice
Crown Royal on ice (On Ice)

Your hands on my hips pull me right back to
you,I
Catch that thrust give it right back to you,
you’re
In so deep I’m breathing for you,you
Grab my braids arch my back high for
you your
Diesel engine,I’m squirting mad oil ah
Down on the floor til my speaker starts
to boil
I flip s**t
Quick slip
Hip dip
And I’m twisted
In your hands and your lips
and your tongue tricks
and you’re so thick and you’re so thick
and you’re so
Crown Royal on ice
Crown Royal on ice (On Ice)
Crown Royal on ice
Crown Royal on ice (On Ice)

Epiphany

Watching,
Watching as he took the holder off his shoulder
Fire in his eyes,hands getting bolder
Quiet,quiet
Growing excited
Dug him for his bank account,but really for
his private
Damn about a mindset
Really wasn’t into that
Needed me some pleasing,jon looking real fat
Laidback was his foreplay
All that was needed,needed was some of that
Started simple
Massaging on my temple
Pinching on my mountain peaks
That a sisters into
I responded,“Mmmmm.”
You like the sound,I like makin’it more
I fell for the rock and shore
Enough,he brought it close so I could really see
Up close he slid between my breast
Sweaty with lust and sweat

Rode Mt.Saint Scott ‘til ooooo
Creamy lava landed on my skin and neck
Blended with my all day Chanel scent
This freaking was incredulent,decadent
Flip side,stomach meets sheets
He plows inside as if he’s making beats
As if this year’s harvest depended on it
Bendin’on it
Back on my back old fashioned is renewed
Red toenail polish on whitewalls
Documenting this freaking,ahhhhh
I must…
Remember…
To thank him…
Later.
No,no,no,
No,no,no
I take charge of ship
Moving with my back and my hips
Like my ancestors did
Speaking the Bantu,Ranga and tonga??
But I’ve gotta stop all that to make it longer,
But it’s too late
I put him to sleep
Curled all up,spasm all in his feet
Feeling all proud like I did something deep
Aint really nothin’it’s the way that it be
North Philly sister repin’hard like me
But why do I feel so empty?

My Love

Intro:
Yo,I’m tripping right,
I heard you got married.
You got married?
No I mean,make any
It don’t really make any sense
I mean,It’s not like I,I didn’t think you were
seeing other people or whatever,Imean
I was seeing other people but
You know what this is,
You know what it was,you tsch
I can’t say I really understand though
You chose her cause she’s sweet as pie
Take what you give,even your life
But baby,are happy without me?
She scrubs your back,washes your clothes
Gives you everything that ask for
But don’t you ever want more?
Cause my love

Chorus:

My love is deeper
Tighter
Sweeter
Higher
Flyy-er
Didn’t you know this,
Or didn’t you notice?
(My love,my love)
My love is deeper
Tighter
Sweeter
Higher
Flyy-er
Didn’t you know this,
Or didn’t you notice?
Mmmm,what we had don’t need no words
Deeper than anything you ever heard
I ain’t reaching baby,
I know I should be your lady
You say you’re happy
You say you’re great
But you know and I know you really ain’t
You need to come be with me
That’s the way it’s supposed to be

(Chorus)

Cause ohh,
All I ever do is think about you baby
I hold you in my arms inside my dreams
And I know what I know and what I know is
That no matter where you go
You will always think of me

(Chorus)

(Repeats with adlibs until the end)

Insomnia

It is 4 a.m.
I’m waiting in our bed alone,
Dreaming of your embrace
Wishing you would come back home

But you don’t call,
And you don’t come,
And you don’t say,
That you miss me
And you don’t stop
To say hi
On your way by
I’m feeling crazy

It is 5 a.m.
And I’m waiting by the phone again
This is not how it’s ‘sposed to be
You’re ‘sposed to be here with me

But you’re go’n now
You’re just go’n now
You don’t even think about the way I feel
You’re just go’n now
You’re just go’n now
When I know you should be right here

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning
And I’m so tired of yawning
I am miserable and feeling blue
Cause all I really want is you

But you don’t call,
And you don’t come,
And you don’t say,
That you miss me

And you don’t stop
To say hi
On your way by
I’m feeling crazy

It’s 7 o’clock in the a.m.
In 15 minutes this alarm will be ringing
At work,no one will feel my pain
It’s a shame the way this whole thing changed

But you’re go’n now
You’re just go’n now
You don’t think about the way I feel
You’re just go’n now
You’re just go’n now
When you know that you should be right here

But you don’t call,
And you don’t come,
And you don’t say,
That you miss me
No,no,no,no
And you don’t stop
To say hi
On your way by
This is crazy

Brrring…
Time to wake up,
And put on my strong face
And hope that no one will know

How It Make You Feel

Chorus:
Tell me how you’d feel
If I was,If I was go’n,
Tell me how you’d feel?
Tell me how you’d feel
If I was,If I was go’n,
Tell me how you’d feel?
What if I was go’n forever?
No more chocolate kisses,
No nappy dugout ever,
No mamma,no daughter,no sister,no
No sister friends
Tell me my brother,
What would become of you then?
What if,poof,every black female in the world
disappeared?
Your man-child left unattended
Lost without no one behind the steering wheel
Tell me,hmm mmm,
C’mon,how would that make you feel
C’mon,c’mon,help a sister say

(Chorus)

Your beautiful brown would be forever go’n
With no more cocoa wombs to carry your
brown on
You right there,would be the last of your kind
Can you feel this song? How does that
affect your mind?
Cause if there was no me,there’d be no you
Ooo can you feel me,is this song coming
through
What if,poof,every
black female
in the world
disappeared?
11
That’s the science in it,
but it’s so much more intense
Reach into your soul for the answer
Reach wherever you need to,to find it

(Chorus)

Rap:
Say you be tripping,
Say you pimping it,
Talking ‘bout how you “Da Man”
What you are is something different
By-product of when “Massa”ruled your life
Spreading babies everywhere
Couldn’t think,couldn’t care
But you can now
You can,you can
C’mon and man up
Damn it,Tell me how you’d feel?
No mamma,no daughter

(Chorus)

(Repeat w/ adlibs until fade…)

Only You

Ain’t go’n be no eyes
To make me turn away
Ain’t go’n be no kiss
To make me contemplate
Walking out the door
And never coming back no more
(Ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,
g-g-go’n)

Ain’t go’n be no cologne
To make me say goodbye
Ain’t go’n be no words
To make me change my mind
Throw away all I know
For something physical
(Ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,
g-g-go’n)

Chorus:
Only U
Only U
Only you can make me leave the key and
lock the door
and never come back no muh muh muh,
more
Only U
C-c-c come,come

Ain’t go’n be no style
To make me change my smile
(Ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,
g-g-go’n)
Ain’t go’n be no stroll
To make me lose control

(Ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,ain’t go’n,
g-g-go’n)
Of my sanity
Oh no,it won’t be me.

Only you can make me leave the key and
lock the door

And never come back no muh muh
muh,more
Only you can make me leave the key and
lock the door
And never come back no muh muh
muh,more

(Chorus)
(Repeats and echoes until end…)

Celibacy Blues

This here celibacy thing
Lawd,just got something over me
Like an addict,I could really use a thing
You know what I’m talking about
Yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah

It’s been hard to sleep at night
I’m ying ying ying ying it
Scratching it right
I get some new batteries almost every night
Lawd,this here celibacy thing

The stresses of this world
You know how they come down on a girl
I’m trying to clear my mind
But all I seem to find
Is this gangsta,gangsta,type of need

People say mind over matter
But,I don’t mind what they say
And it don’t matter
This here celibacy thing
Is working on me…

Whenever You’re Around

feat.George Duke

Intro:
Hey
Mmmm hmmm,
Listen to me,listen to me,listen to me,
listen to me
Listen to me,listen to me,listen to me,listen…

I’ve been talking to this man
He’s been saying what I like and
He makes me smile,
When I’m down,so down

He says sweet things in my ear
All the things that I needed to hear
But that’s as far as it’s gone
I promise,I promise

But I enjoy it,I love it so
Cause it seems like I’m always alone
You’re at arms reach
But baby,
Where are you?
Where are you?

Cause I got this fire
Sweet and true
But I’m cold as ice around you

Chorus:
Cause I’m lonely
Whenever you’re around
Cause I’m lonely
Whenever you’re around

(Instrumental Break)

Whoa,whoa,whoa
What happened to the wonderful thing
we had
It seems like you’re missing in action
And I’m tired,I’m tired
I’m tired,I’m tired,I’m tired,I’m tired

I don’t wanna lose this good life
But I ain’t scared
If I’m going to be the only one participating
in this

(Chorus)

All I

… you like
Don’t be scared
You never saw me like this before huh?

I been a goody daddy,but I don’t have to be
If you don’t want me to,I’ll be your nasty baby

No time for games,no rules just play
Hope you been thinking about the same thing

I’m just sayin’what’s on my mind
It’s been good,but now it’s time
To show love what we made of

No time for games,no rules just play
I hope you want me in the same way

Chorus:
Every time I close my eyes,all I dream about is
making love
I can’t even sleep at night,all I dream about is
making love
It’s just all the things I see,when you’re inside of
me,that keeps my mind going crazy
I can’t even think at night,all I dream about is
making love

… to you

I love the shower,out by the kitchen sink
Lay me where you wanna,make my
knees weak

No time for games,no rules just play
Hope you been thinking about the
same thing

I’m just sayin’what’s on my mind
It’s been nice,but now it’s time
To show love what we made of

No time for games,no rules just play
Hope you want me in the same way

(Chorus)

Breakdown:
Do you want it on the back?,it’s like that
Do you want it on the floor?,lover please
Tease me please me spank me feed me you
know what I need baby

(Repeat x 2)

I’m just sayin’what’s on my mind
It’s been nice,but now it’s time
To show love what we made of
No time for games,no rules just play
Hope you want me in the same way

(Chorus)

… like that
… like that

Tease me please me spank me feed me you
know what I need baby

(Repeat x 2)

Wanna Be Loved

Mmmm,
Don’t,don’t,don’t,don’t,
Don’t,(don’t,don’t) don’t,don’t,don’t,
(don’t don’t)
It’s bad,It’s bad
Sometimes s**t is bad… (don’t)
Look,

Don’t feel no pity for me
Cause I’m going through a couple things,
Life means change,
That’s the way it goes,goes
All my life I had a constant burning
A strong deep,desire
An aching ambiguous,yearning,yearning,
yearning

For something better
For something bigger
For something wider
For something higher
And lots of regrets
Cause I ain’t seem to found it yet
I’ve been searching around the world
Never knowing what to expect
I get sad sometimes
Yes I be mad sometimes
Cause I’m out here on the grind
Making mine
And I still can’t seem to find
What I’ve been looking for
Opened so many doors
For real,yo
I just wanna be loved…

Chorus:
I just wanna be loved
Like everybody else does
I just wanna be loved
I just wanna be loved (Repeat x 4)
I just wanna be loved

(Chorus)

Breathe

(Ahh… he he he he hey… just breathe (ha),
just breathe (ee hee hee hee hee),just
breathe (hee hee hee hee),just breathe
(breathing sounds) (breath),just breathe
(breathe),just breathe (breathe),just breathe
(breathe),just breathe (hey hey hey hey hey),
just breathe,just breathe,just breathe (oh
baby),just breathe (oooooooh),just breathe,
just breathee,just breathe)

I am not a regular microphone controller
I was in the womb with this,now I’m seconds
older
Hey hey hey hey
You busy comparin’me,like I need
comparison
How you gonna f**k with this,can’t live in the
air I’m in
Hey hey hey hey

People,can you feel me now? Know feelin
gotch yow
I am just a messenger bringin ya somethin
very fertile
Hey hey hey hey
Yo! I am your president,yup and your future
The epitome of womanhood,just the one
to suit cha
Hey hey hey hey
I came to the stage with the doom doom
Motivated by the light,sight,and the
dynamite
Think about it all the time,so it’s comin’
naturally
Got a couple master teachers say I reach I
reached the half of me
So I be workin’on me happily cuz there’s
a mission
And the planet is positioned,hopin’,and
prayin’,and wishin’(wishin’,wishin’,wishin’,
wishin’,wishin’)
Hey hey hey hey
Take a long walk Sip some lemonade
Take your clothes off
Relax in the shade
Just breeeaaattthhhe…

Rightness feat.Mike Phillips

When I write the rightness,tightness
It just flows and flows
Pull it from my left side,right brain
Grab it from my neck,my toes
I feel the music sink into me
Go through me,move me,move me
It’s a pleasure to be live and thinkin’
It’s a pleasure to be in this zone

Chorus:
I just let it go
Don’t stop this feeling
Chop this feeling
I just let it go
Don’t stop this feeling
Chop,chop,no

(Repeat x 2)

When I sing the rightness,tightness
It just goes and goes
Pull it from my people’s legacy
Way down in my soul
I let the spirit move right to me
Come through me,move me,whoa
it’s a
pleasue to be
It’s a pleasure to be vocalizing
It’s a pleasure to sing this song

(Chorus)

Music is my life
Takes away the strife
Of day to day sorrow and pain
Music is my life
Takes away the strife
And helps me breathe again

(Repeat x 2)

(Chorus)

(Mike Phillips solo to end of song)