Who Is Jill Scott?

Do You Remember

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Oh honey
Why you got to be so mean?
Don’t you
(Don’t you remember me?)
Oh baby, baby
You and me, you and me, you and me
We build sandcastles in the Serengeti
(Don’t you remember me)
You splashed my face with Nile water
Daughter of Diaspora
You named me, claimed me

Do you remember me?
(Do you remember me?)
Do you remember me?
(Oh)
Do you remember me?
(Me)
Do you remember me?

Remember playing pinball right on 23rd street
(K-I-N-G)
I was there, I remember
When you got your first pair of sneaks
(Oh the are phat!)
Mmm Converse I think

(Do you)
I remember you swore you were so big and bad
You walked around like your mmm didn’t stink
(You can’t beat everybody)
But I was there always been there
I remember that it did, ooh it did

I remember you lovin’ me
It was so beautiful
(Magical, wonderful)
I remember loving you
So good, so good, so good

[1] – Do you remember me?

[Repeat 1 till end in background]

I mean, for real
Don’t you remember those days
Way back when we spoke K Swahili
It was you and me
See, remember playing hide and go freak
I was that one you were born to seek
And I’m still here

Getting down, getting down
Getting down, getting down
Getting down, getting down, for you

Getting down, getting down
Getting down, getting down
Getting down, getting down, for you

Yeah

Exclusively

Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello

Mmm, this morning my man exclusively introduced me
To some good extra lovin’
He was lickin’ and suckin’ on everything
Just the way he should
This morning’s extra lovin’ was good
We laid there sweaty, sex funky, happy as we want to be
Lovin’ exclusively, my man and me
All nigh,t all morning
So our stomachs were growlin’ hungrily
So I jumped up and rushed to the store
In hopes of coming back and getting a little more of
This morning’s good extra lovin ‘
At the market the people were pushing and shoving
Trying to be the next in line, the turn was mine
The new girl at the counter was cute, not as fine as me
Was this some kind of women’s intuition, some kind of insecurity
Nah, cause my man is happy at home lovin’ me exclusively
So I shook my head, “What’s up?”
“Hello,” she smiled as she rung me up
Orange juice $3.29, Croissants $4.85
She sniffed, Butter 89
She sniffed, Strawberries $1.50 a pint
She sniffed, and sniffed, and sniffed, and sniffed again
And then replied, “Raheem, right?”
Right!?!

Gettin’ In The Way

You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling

Sister girl
I know you don’t understand
But you going have to understand he’s my man now
What you had is gone
Our thing is sweet
Our thing is stronger than any lie you can tell on me
He knows my heart and that’s the part
Yo roots are dug up
So you might as well give up
I see your intentions
You can’t handle the truth
He let you go a long time ago
Now it’s time to turn him loose

You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling

sugar honey girl fly fly away
I been a lady up to now don’t know how much more I can take
Queens shouldn’t swing if you know what I mean
But I’m bout to take my earrings off get me some Vaseline
(You better go on get out my face girl you better chill)
Chill and I mean it
(You better back down before you get smacked down you better chill)
You better relax yourself
(You better go on get out my face girl you better chill
He’s my man and nobody else’s

You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling

Everything was beautiful between me and him
And here come you and your big mouth talking about me
Telling him that you seen me up 24th Street
With them other Cats
But you know that’s a lie
You keep lying to my man
girlfriend
I’m go take you out in the middle of the street and whoop yo tail
All this worth 5.99 or something like that

You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling
You’re getting the way of what I’m feeling

A Long Walk

You’re here, I’m pleased
I really dig your company
Your style, your smile, your peace mentality
Lord, have mercy on me
I was blind, now I can see
What a king’s supposed to be
Baby I feel free, come on and go with me

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark
Find a spot for us to spark
Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation
Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations
Elevations, maybe we can talk about Surah 31:18

Your background it ain’t squeaky clean shit
Sometimes we all got to swim upstream
You ain’t no saint, we all are sinners
But you put your good foot down and make your soul a winner
I respect that, man you’re so phat
And you’re all that, plus supreme
Then you’re humble man I’m numb
Yo with feeling, I can feel everything that you bring

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark
Find a spot for us to spark
Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation
Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations
Elevations, maybe we can talk about Revelation 3:17

Or maybe we can see a movie
Or maybe we can see a play on Saturday (Saturday)
Or maybe we can roll a tree and feel the breeze and listen to a symphony
Or maybe chill and just be, or maybe
Maybe we can take a cruise and listen to the Roots or maybe eat some passion fruit
Or maybe cry to the blues
Or maybe we could just be silent
Come on, Come on

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark
Find a spot for us to spark
Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation
Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations
Elevations, maybe we can talk about Psalms in entirety

Or maybe we can see a movie
Or maybe we can see a play on Saturday (Saturday)
Or maybe we can roll a tree and feel the breeze and listen to a symphony
Or maybe chill and just be, or maybe
Maybe we can take a cruise and listen to the Roots or maybe eat some passion fruit
Or maybe cry to the blues
Or maybe we could just be silent
Come on, Come on

Let’s take a long walk around the park after dark
Find a spot for us to spark
Conversation, verbal elation, stimulation
Share our situations, temptations, education, relaxations
Elevations, maybe baby, maybe we can save the nation
Come on, Come on

I Think It’s Better

It’s so hard for me to say this
I’m struggling to find the right words
What I’ve felt is past tense
What I feel you just haven’t heard

So, I think it’s better that I tell you now
I think it’s better that I tell you now

He’s so sweet and good, good
I can’t let him go

He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat)

You love me especially different every time
You keep me on my feet happily excited
By your cologne, your hands, your smile, your intelligence
You woo me, you court me, you tease me, you please me
You school me, give me some things to think about
Ignite me, you invite me, you co-write me, you love me, you like me
You incite me to chorus, ooh
Ooh…

You love me especially different every time
You keep me on my feet happily excited
By your cologne, your hands, your smile, your intelligence
You woo me, you court me, you tease me, you please me
You school me, give me things to think about
Invite me, you ignite me, co-write me, you love me, you like me
Incite me to chorus
La, la, la…
Da, da, da…
Do, do, do…

You’re different and special
You’re different and special in every way imaginable
You love me from my hair follicles to my toenails
You got me feeling like the breeze, easy and free and lovely and new
Oh when you touch me I just can’t control it
When you touch me, I just can’t hold it
The emotion inside of me, I can feel it

Ah…

It’s Love

They say I’m crazy the way you got me open, baby ooh
They say I’m buggin’ the way I’m top sweatin’ your lovin’, ooh
They all sit and wonder why this feelin I can not hide
It ain’t a question of pride, ooh
It’s love, ooh it’s love

They say I’m slippin’ the way you got my whole life flippin’, ooh
They say I’m losin’ it cause I can’t seem to keep my grip, baby ooh
We all cry when we feel pain, when love is gone we’re not the same
It ain’t a question of brains
Ooh it’s love, ooh it’s love
Ooh it’s love, ooh it’s love

Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love

They all sit and wonder why this feelin’ I can not hide
It ain’t a question of pride
Shoobey-doobey doobey do it’s love
Babadoobey-doobey doobey do it’s love

Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love

Do you want it on your collard greens?
Do you want it in your candy sweets?
Do you want it on your pickled beets?
Give it to me, give it to me, give it
Do you want it on your rice and gravy?
Do you want it on your biscuits baby?
Do you want it on your black-eyed peas?
Feed it to me, feed it to me, feed it

Ooh it’s love, ooh it’s love

Do you want it on your collard greens?
Do you want it in your candy sweets?
Do you want it, do you want it
Gimme it, gimme it
Do you want it on your rice and gravy?
Do you want it on your biscuits baby?
Do you want it on your black-eyed peas?
Come on gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme it

Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love, love

Give it, give it, give it, give it

Do you want it on your collard greens, uh?
Do you want it in your candy sweets, uh?
Do you want it, do you do you want it?
Give it, give it, give it, give it
Do you want it on your rice and gravy?
Do you want it on your black-eyed peas?
Do you want it on your sweets baby?
Give it up, give it up, give it up, give it to me
Gimme that love, gimme that love, gimme
Give it to me, give it to me, give it
Give it to me, give it to me, give it
Give it to me, give it to me, give it…

The Way

Woke up this morning with a smile on my face
Jumped out of bed, took a shower, dressed, cleaned up my place
Made me some breakfast, toast, 2 scrambled eggs, grits
Grabbed my keys, grabbed my purse, grabbed my jacket
Off to work, beaming all the way down 3rd

Is it the way you love me baby?
Is it the way you love me baby?
(Yeah)

Four thirty, can’t wait to get home
Nah, girl I got somethang else to do
(Damn Jill, don’t be frontin’ on your girls for real)
Go ‘head, really get your groove on
Cause tonight my man’s coming through
(Oh word)
We gonna have to connect some other time
As much as I like to shake my thang on the dance floor
I got another nasty, freaky just right way in mind
Tonight I’m gonna beat the high score

Is it the way you love me baby?
(Yeah)
Is it the way you love me baby?
(Baby)
Is it the way you love me baby?
(Is it, is it the way)
Is it the way you love me baby?

Honey Molasses

Honey molasses, ebony majesty
Chocolate brown shuga, sweet epiphany
I waited for your call but you chooz not to call me
I wonder what happened
Were you inside a safe space and too I wondered
Were you thinking about me and if you were
Why was I feeling so lonely
By the phone, alone to the bone
Although the night before you were in my home my body my dome
In a circle of passion we Paris Italy Japan Africa Rome
We made music, we trombone
It was magic the way it happened
Pure electricity
I felt so excited and afraid at the same time
I don ‘t know whether to sing or to rhyme
Call me
Honey molasses, ebony majesty
Chocolate brown shuga, sweet epiphany

Love Rain

Love rain down on me,on me,down on me(4x)

Met him on a thursday,sunny afternoon
Cumulus clouds, 84 degrees
He was brown,deep
Said he wanted to talk about my mission
Listen to my past lives (Word?)
Took me on long walks to places where butterflies rest easy
Talked about Moses and Mumia
Reparations, blue colors, memories of shell topped adidas
He was fresh,like summer peaches
Sweet on my mind like block parties and penny candy
Us was nice and warm, no jacket, no umbrella, just warm
At night we would watch the stars
And he would physically give me each and every one
I felt like cayenne pepper, red, hot, spicy
I felt dizzy and so near the heavens and miles between my thighs
Better than love, we made delicious
He me had, had me he
He made me tongue tied
I could hear his rhythm in my thoughts
I was his sharp, his horn section
His boom and his bip
And he was my love

Love rain down on me, on me, down on me

The rain was fallin and, and slowly and sweetly and stinging my eyes
And I could not see that he became my voodoo priest
And I was his faithful concubine
Wide open, wide, loose like bowels after collard greens
The mistake was made
Love slipped from my lips
Dripped down my chin and landed in his lap
And us became new
Now me non-clairvoyant and in love
Made the coochie easy and the obvious invisible
The rain was falling
And I couldn’t see the season changing
And the vibe slipping off it’s axis
Our beautiful melody became wildly staccato
The rain was falling and I could not see
That I was to be plowed and sowed and fertilized
And left to drown in his sunny afternoon
Cumulus clouds,84 degrees, melody

Love rain down on me, on me, down on me (2x)

The Roots (Interlude)

[Jill]
Yeah, yeah, yeah…

[Black Thought]
What’s your named girlfriend?
Girlfriend, what’s your name?

[Jill]
My name is J-I-L-L S-C-O-T-T
Jill Scott representin’ North Philly y’all
J-I-L-L S-C-O-T-T
Jill Scott representin’ lovely

[Black Thought]
Show your love ladies and gentleman
Show your love for Miss Jill Scott
Representin’ Philladelphia, ya know what I mean!
The Roots crew, that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout

Slowly Surely

Slowly surely,
I walk away from
that old desperate and dazed love
caught up in the maze of love
the crazy craze of love
thought it was good
thought it was real
thought it was
but it wasn’t love

I just don’t know
Where i should go
So
Slowly surely
I walk away from
self-serving
undeserving
constantly hurting me love
deserting me love
you said, I said, we said
but

Slowly surely
I walk away from
confusing love
misusing love
abusing love
this can’t be

Slowly surely
I walk away from
self serving
undeserving
constantly hurting me love

I just don’t know
where I should go
No
I just don’t know
know, know, know
Where I should go
so

Slowly surely
I walk away from
that old desperate and dazed love
caught up in the maze of love
the crazy craze of love

thought it was good
thought it was real
thought it was
but it wasn’t love

I just don’t know where to go
So

Slowly surely
I walk away from
I walk away from
Slowly surely
I walk away from love
Oh
slowly, surely one step at a time
but surely
I will pass the old love aside
and love me
slowly,
surely I walk away from
slowly surely I walk away from desperating love
caught up in the maze love
crazy crazy craze of love
slowly surely, I walk away from [repeat 5 times]
Slooooooowly Suuuuuuurely, slowly surely

One Is The Magic Number

No hay nadie mas que yo,
Uno es el numero magico
En vida y en muerte,
Uno es todo
Comprende
If I multiply 2 times 2 is it really, really 4 me
La [x6]
And if I add 5 to get 9 minus 8 that just leaves me
Me [x8]
So many times I define my pride
Through somebody else’s eyes (La da da, la da)
Then I looked inside and found my own stride,
I found the lasting love for me
If I’m searching for my spirituality
Passionately I must begin with me

There’s just me…
One is the magic number [x2]

If I add myself unto myself multiplied times
You and yours and you again
There’s just me
And if I divide 8 billion, 48 trillion, 98 zillion
There is, there is just me
If I subtract one plus me to the 5th degree,
Use any theorem
There’s just me

There’s just me…
One is the magic number [x2]

Me, me, me, me…
[Ad lib to end]

Watching Me

Watching me [7 times]
Ah
Watching me [7 times]
Ah

(yawn)

First thing when I wake up
and right before I close my eyes at night
I think,
sense,
Feel man like
I’m under some kind of microscope
satellites over my head
transmitters in my dollars
hawking, watching, scoping, jocking
scrutinizing me
checking to see what im doing
where i be
who i see
how and where and with whom I make my money
What is this??

Excuse me miss
May i have your phone number and your social security?
Who me?
When all i came to do is buy my double or triple A batteries
Please
I DECLINE!!!

Watching me [7 times]
Ah
Watching me [7 times]
Ah

Look here at this watch of mine
Gotta open it up
Don’t know who’s been in it
Tracking where I go
Finding out all my business

‘Sup

Video cameras locked on me
In every dressing room
On every floor
In every store

Damn can i get that to my (?)

and
Equality and privacy

You busy watching me, watching me
That your blind baby
You neglect to see
The drugs coming into my community
Weapons coming into my community
Dirty cops in my community

And you keep saying that im free
[3 times]

Busy watching me
ah

Watching Me [7 times]
AH
Watching Me [7 times]

I ain’t got no bars to this cage
If I’m gonna stay here
I’m gonna build me a lead house
Keep them satellites out
Direct TV
Am I watchin’ it or is it watchin’ me?
Man I don’t really know
but I feel like

I feel like I’m being scoped y’all

Watch y’all
Somethin’ ain’t right [2 times]

[CHORUS]

And you keep sayin’ that I’m free [6 times]
AH
And you keep sayin’ that I’m free [6 times]
AH

Brotha

So many times you tried to cut we
you wanna tear we down but you
can’t touch we
We ain’t invincible
but Lord knows we’re beautiful and
blessed
check the affirmative
(oh yes)

Brotha don’t let nobody hold you
back no no no
Don’t let nobody
hold ja , control ya or mold ja
Brotha don’t let nobody hold you
back

Am I my brother’s keeper?
Yes I am!

So many times you tried to burn we
You wanna break we down
(Use and discard)
We ain’t invincible
but Lord knows we are magnificent
and blessed
Check for the positive

Brotha don’t let nobody hold you
back no no no
Don’t let nobody hold you never no
Brotha don’t let nobody hold you back
Don’t let nobody
hold you never NO
Brotha don’t let nobody hold you back no no no

If’n nobody told ya brotha, I’m here
to let you know that
You’re so wonderful
You’re so marvelous
You’re so beautiful
You’re splendid
You’re fabulous
Brilliantly blessed in every way
Ya’ll can’t touch we

Brotha don’t let nobody hold you back

[adlib to end]

Show Me

If I asked you to trust me on all things,
Could you do it?
If I needed you to map your position,
Would you try it?
Your constantly talking about how much you love me, want me, need me, you told me stop talking.
No more conversation necessary.

Show me, show me, show me, show me, show me, show me, show me, show me, show me.
Show me, show me, show me, show me, show me.
If I needed you to replenish my faith in brothers,
Could you do it?
If I needed you to be, cool with my strength,
Could you do it?
You’re constantly talking about how much you love me, want me, need me, you told me stop talking.
No more conversation necessary.

Show me, show me, show me, show me, show me, show me, show me, show me, show me.
Show me, show me, show me, show me, show me.

Your word is love but you push me away, and won’t say why.
You show me your exterior, I need to see your interior, I need to be absolutely clear wit cha, if we are to ever stand a chance.
It’s the last dance, don’t you see, show me the warrior you’re born to be.

Warrior keep fightin, I know you’re there.
Keep fightin, warrior I know you’re there.
[Repeat until end]

Try

[Chorus]
If you want it to happen baybay
Hold fast and believe
You can make it happen baybay
You can be where u pleaze
All you gotta do is try
Then try once again
Then try a few more times
Then try after then

When I was a little girl
Raised on N. Philly streets
I’d hear my people say
Ghetto’z all they’d be
But my mommy would hold me
Quietly give me peace
She’d look me in my eyes and she’d say to me

[Chorus]

As a teenager I dreamed to see the world
But how could I do this me a poor black girl
And just when my will was lost
And all hope seemed set free
I’d remember my mama’s face and her tellin’ me

[Chorus]

Try try try
Try try try
Try try try
Try and try again [repeat]

Now as a grown woman I still stumble and fall
But wit a lot of faith and the same amount of effort
I can withstand it all
I dun see some thangs now and been a few places
I’m now enjoyin’ the beautiful world and the many new faces

I say?

[Chorus]

If you want it to happen bay bay [6x]

Love Rain

Love rain down on me,on me,down on me [4x]

Met him on a thursday,sunny afternoon
Cumulus clouds, 84 degrees
He was brown,deep
Said he wanted to talk about my mission
Listen to my past lives (Word?)
Took me on long walks to places where butterflies rest easy
Talked about Moses and Mumia
Reparations,blue colors,memories of shell topped adidas
He was fresh,like summer peaches
Sweet on my mind like block parties and penny candy
Us was nice and warm,no jacket,no umbrella,just warm
At night we would watch the stars
And he would pyhsically give me each and every one
I felt like cayenne pepper,red,hot,spicy
I felt Dizzy, Sonya, heaven, and Miles between my thighs
Better than love,we made delicious
He me had,had me he
He made me tongue tied
I could hear his rhythm in my thoughts
I was his sharp, his horn section
His boom and his bip
And he was my love

Love rain down on me,on me,down on me

The rain was fallin and,and slowly and sweetly and stinging my eyes
And I could not see that he became my voodoo priest
And I was his faithful concubine
Wide open,wide,loose like bowels after collard greens
The mistake was made
Love slipped from my lips
Dripped down my chin and landed in his lap
And us became new
Now me non-clairvoyant and in love
Made the coochie easy and the obvious invisible
The rain was falling
And I couldn’t see the season changing
And the vibe slipping off it’s axis
Our beautiful melody became wildly staccato
The rain was falling and I could not see
That I was to be plowed and sowed and fertilized
And left to drown in his sunny afternoon
Cumulus clouds,84 degrees,melody

Love rain down on me,on me,down on me [2x]

[Mos Def]
In stretched my arms towards the sky like blades of tall grass
The sun beat in between my shoulders like carnival drums
I sat still in hopes that it would help my wings grow
So then I would really be fly
And then she arrived
Like day break inside a railway tunnel
Like the new moon,like a diamond in the mines
Like high noon to a drunkard,sudden
She made my heart beat in a now-now time signature
Her skinny canvas for ultarviolet brushstrokes
She was the sun’s painting
She was a deep cognac color
Her eyes sparkled like lights along the new city
She lips pursed as if her breath was too sweet
And full for her mouth to hold
I said,”You are beautiful,distress of mathematics.”
I said,”For you, I would peel open the clouds like new fruit.”
And give you lightning and thunder as dowry
I would make the sky shed all of its stars like rain
I would clasp the constellations around your waist
And I would make the heavens your cape
And they would be please to cover you
They would be pleased to cover you
May I please,cover you,please.