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Otherside Of The Game

Lyrics

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
Work ain't honest but it pays the bills
What we gonna do when they come for you?
Gave me the life that I came to live
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Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
Work ain't honest but it pays the bills
What we gonna do when they come for you?
Gave me the life that I came to live
full lyrics

Features of This Track

modern r&b stylings
hip-hop influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
groove based composition
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
brass instrument solos
electric pianos
a smooth female lead vocal
subtle use of strings
political lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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I love this song... work ain't honest but out pays the bills
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She is talkn man, wombman,and child!!! And how this world aint fair to the men of hue!!!! You gotta dig below the surface !!! All her song are codes!!!
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Yes peace
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Me you and the baby
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Gave me the life that I came to live
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minniemouse1 6 1 1
96 ♥
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vance5253
My mellow my mellow
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eleabsims
Boy when they come........
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Singing the story of my life...smh.. . w o r k ain't honest, but it pays the bills...
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Now me and baby got this situation, see brotha' s got this complex occupation and it ain't that he don't have education cause I was right there at his graduation, I ain't sayin that this life don't work but it's me and baby that he hurts cause I tell him right he thinks I'm wrong but I love him strong....
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Flawless
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My girl.......s i n g i n g . . . . . . . . . . . w o w . . . . . . . s m o o t h . . . . . . . s o a r i n g . . . . . . . . w o w
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dragonlady60 8 8
YOU CANT HELP WHO U LOVE
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dragonlady60 8 8
Beautiful
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My first time hearing her ML. Yes......@@@ ) ) )
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I hit my first aphrodisiac listening to Erykah. #fourleafclo v e r
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@MJRydsFast
Her man sells drugs and they are about to have a baby so she asking what is she going to do when he gets picked up by the police she's asking how is she suppose to survive with out him.
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What is this song about? Anyone ever heard E discuss the story behind this song? What is the work she speaks of and seems to cause her to fear the worst in the end? Thanks.
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latanyakyles
One of my favorite songs..... bring back so many memories
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OK OK OK with this lady's hot wow I really love her voice

Very beautiful and sultry.....

0;o)))
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her voice is soothing after a hard day
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Oh yeah

I love her voice… This is somebody I've never heard of before this could be a find… Possibly one of a kind… Yummy

0;o)))
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RIDING MUSIC
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A NEW DAY.......
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Drawing strength and courage to my spirit...... e n l i g h t e n i n g me that I am yet (ALIVE)....a n d in-need of knowing me and my gifts on a deeper level to more new-found freedoms.... . b e c a u s e that's the power in my creator for me.......I shall not be denied all things that are created and good for my spirit-man.. . . . . . I continue to soar.
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Her music smooth..but on album cover..what the hell is that on her head??and in her scalp??
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hlnrlms
I love you abd keep doing it please it keep me going in life
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My sistah be jamming for-real.... . . . w o r d s cannot express her gifts and free-spirite d nature to release her music to flow....tant a l i z i n g to my ears......Gi r l s got the spirit!!!! Blowing wild and free, changes the spirit in a room..... Bad-a**!!!
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Man's gotta do what he gotta do....makes me love him even more / especially when he's all man.
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This is an amazing album it tells the truth.
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i totally understand
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darneishac
Wat to do
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yaya365
This was on replay in my car back in the 90s. ��
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plw75
We love u Badu!! Realness
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Badu gives me good vibes. Always.
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Afrocentric lady of myth... Grinding 24/7... Complex occupation.. .
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:(
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She fits this type of song great story teller.
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Wow! Brings back a lot memories
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She understand me and what I'm going through
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favorite cd of mine love this womens style,talent and whole vibe
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teaoniwhite
I've been in love with her music from day 1.
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Love me some eryah badu.
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Could listen to her all night. Love her voice and style.
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Badu..is hmm
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She is so underrated.. love her music
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This is da s**t! *,*
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divax17
Sang it Ms. Badu...
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But our love is strong! #yaaaasssss
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Great track
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