Christina-Aguilera-Album-Cover-Stripped

stripped intro

waited a long time for this
feels right now
uh, uh, ha, ha
allow me to introduce myself
want you to come a little closer
i’d like you to get to know me a little bit better
meet the real me

sorry you can’t define me, sorry i break the mold
sorry that i speak my mind, sorry don’t do what i’m told
sorry if i don’t fake it, sorry i come so real
i will never hide what i really feel
no way, oh

so here it is
no hype, no gloss, no pretense
just me
stripped

can't hold us down

so, what am i not supposed to have an opinion?
should i keep quiet just because i’m a woman?
call me a bitch ’cause i speak what’s on my mind
guess it’s easier for you to swallow if i sat and smiled

when a female fires back
suddenly the target don’t know how to act
so he does what any little boy would do
makin’ up a few false rumors or two

that for sure is not a man to me
slanderin’ names for popularity
it’s sad you only get your fame through controversy
but now it’s time for me to come and give you more to say

this is for my girls all around the world
who have come across a man that don’t respect your worth
thinkin’ all women should be seen not heard
so what do we do girls, shout louder

lettin’ ’em know we’re gonna stand our ground
so lift your hands high and wave ’em proud
take a deep breath and say it loud
never can, never will, can’t hold us down

nobody can hold us down
nobody can hold us down
nobody can hold us down
never can, never will

so, what am i not supposed to say what i’m saying
are you offended with the message i’m bringin’
call me whatever ’cause your words don’t mean a thing
guess you ain’t even a man enough to handle what i sing

if you look back in history
it’s a common double standard of society
the guy gets all the glory the more he can score
while the girl can do the same and yet you call her a whore

i don’t understand why it’s okay
the guy can get away with it the girl gets named
all my ladies come together and make it change
and start a new beginning for us, everybody sang

this is for my girls all around the world
who have come across a man that don’t respect your worth
thinkin’ all women should be seen not heard
so what do we do girls, shout louder

lettin’ ’em know we’re gonna stand our ground
so lift your hands high and wave ’em proud
take a deep breath and say it loud
never can, never will, can’t hold us down

now here’s something i just can’t understand
if the guy have three girls then he’s the man
he can even give her some head, or sex her off
but if a girl do the same, she’s a whore

but the tables about to turn, i bet my fame on it
cats take my ideas, and put they name on it
it’s aight though, you can’t hold me down
i got to keep on moving

to my girls to their man who be trying to mac
do it right back to him and let that be that
you need to let him know that his game is whack
and lil’ kim and christina aguilera got yo back

your just a little boy, think you’re so cute, so coy
you must talk so big to make up for smaller things
you’re just a little boy, all you do is annoy
you must talk so big to make up for smaller things

this is for my girls all around the world
who have come across a man that don’t respect your worth
thinkin’ all women should be seen not heard
so what do we do girls, shout louder

lettin’ ’em know we’re gonna stand our ground
so lift your hands high and wave ’em proud
take a deep breath and say it loud
never can, never will, can’t hold us down

this is for my girls all around the world
who have come across a man that don’t respect your worth
thinkin’ all women should be seen not heard
so what do we do girls, shout louder

lettin’ ’em know we’re gonna stand our ground
so lift your hands high and wave ’em proud
take a deep breath and say it loud
never can, never will, can’t hold us down

uh oh oh, uh uh uh
it’s a better world
can’t hold us down
yeah, we here, we back again
yeah, lil’ kim and christina aguilera, yeah

can’t hold us down

walk away

what do you do?
when you know something’s bad for you
and you still can’t let go..

i was naive, your love was like candy
artificially sweet, i was deceived by the wrapping
got caught in your web and i learned how to bleed
i was prey in your bed and devoured completely

ohh, and it hurts my soul ’cause i can’t let go
all these walls are caving in, i can’t stop my suffering
i hate to show that i lost control
’cause i, i keep going right back
to the one thing that i need
to walk away from
yea yea
(i need to get away from you)
(need to walk away from you)
(get away, walk away, walk away)

i should have known that i was used for amusement
(for amusement, ah)
couldn’t see through the smoke
it was all an illusion
now, i’ve been licking my wounds
(licking my wounds)
but the venom seems deeper
(deeper, deeper)
we both can seduce, but darling you hold me prisoner
(prisoner)

ohh, i’m about to break, i can’t stop this ache
i’m addicted to your allure, and i’m fiending for a cure
ohh, every step i take leads to one mistake
i keep going right back to the one thing that i need
oh, i can’t mend this torn state i’m in
getting nothing in return, what did i do to deserve?
the pain of this slow burn, and everywhere i turn
i keep going right back to the one thing that i need
to walk away from
yea, yea
(i need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)

every time i try to grasp for air
i am smothered in despair
it’s never over, over, ohh ohh
it seems i’ll never wake from this nightmare
i let out a silent prayer
let it be over, over, ooh
ohh, inside i’m screaming, begging, pleading no more
(ooh ooh)
now what to do, my heart ache’s been bruised
so sad but it’s true, each beat reminds me of you

ohh, it hurts my soul, ’cause i can’t let go
all these walls are caving in, i can’t stop my suffering
i hate to show that i’ve lost control
’cause i, i keep going right back to the one thing that i need
oh, i’m about to break and i can’t stop this ache
i’m addicted to your allure, and i’m fiending for a cure
every step i take leads to one mistake
i keep going right back to the one thing that i need
oh, i can’t mend this torn state i’m in
getting nothing in return, what did i do to deserve?
the pain of this moment
and everywhere i turn, i keep going right back
to the one thing that i need
to walk away from
yea aaa

dying
ooh ohh
i said
(need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)
umm hmm umm hmm
(need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)
only thing i need to do
(need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)
is walk away from you
(need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)
umm hmm hmm
(need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)
(need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)
umm hmm walk, walk away
(need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)
(need to get away from you, need to walk away from you)
umm hmm hey hey

fighter

after all you put me through
you’d think i’d despise you
but in the end i wanna thank you
’cause you made that much stronger

well i thought i knew you
thinking that you were true
guess i, i couldn’t trust called your bluff
time is up, ’cause i’ve had enough

you were there by my side
always down for the ride
but your joy ride just came down in flames
’cause your greed sold me out in shame, mmm hmm

after all of the stealing and cheating
you probably think that
i hold resentment for you
but uh uh, oh no, you’re wrong

’cause if it wasn’t for all
that you tried to do
i wouldn’t know just how capable i am to pull through
so i wanna say thank you

’cause it
makes me that much stronger
makes me work a little bit harder
makes me that much wiser
so thanks for making me a fighter

made me learn a little bit faster
made my skin a little bit thicker
makes me that much smarter
so thanks for making me a fighter

never saw it coming
all of your backstabbing
just so, you could cash in on a good thing
before i’d realized your game

i heard you’re going ’round
playin’ the victim now
but don’t even begin feelin’ i’m the one to blame
’cause you dug your own grave

after all of the fights and the lies
guess you’re wanting to hurt me
but that won’t work anymore
no more, uh uh, it’s over

’cause if it wasn’t for all of your torture
i wouldn’t know how to be this way now
and never back down
so i wanna say thank you

’cause it
makes me that much stronger
makes me work a little bit harder
makes me that much wiser
so thanks for making me a fighter

made me learn a little bit faster
made my skin a little bit thicker
makes me that much smarter
so thanks for making me a fighter

how could this man i thought i know
turn out to be unjust so cruel?
could only see the good in you
pretended not to see the truth

you tried to hide your lies
disguise yourself through
living in denial
but in the end you’ll see
you won’t stop me

i am a fighter
(i’m a fighter)
i ain’t gonna stop
(i ain’t gonna stop)
there is no turning back
i’ve had enough

makes me that much stronger
makes me work a little bit harder
makes me that much wiser
so thanks for making me a fighter

made me learn a little bit faster
made my skin a little bit thicker
makes me that much smarter
so thanks for making me a fighter

thought i would forget
but i, i remember
yes i remember
i’ll remember

thought i would forget
but i remember
yes i remember
i’ll remember

makes me that much stronger
makes me work a little bit harder
makes me that much wiser
so thanks for making me a fighter

made me learn a little bit faster
made my skin a little bit thicker
makes me that much smarter
so thanks for making me a fighter

primer amor interlude

yo te contaré, una historia
de como, un puertoriqueño me robó el corazón
nunca más he vuelto a amar de esa manera
quizás jamás lo haré

es la historia de mi primer amor
era buen mozo con grandes why profundos ojos marrones
un bailarí­n

juntos nos perdimos en el ritmo del amor
así­ es como comenzó

infatuation

he comes from a foreign place, an island far away
intrigues me with every move
till i’m breathless, i’m helpless
can’t keep my cool

steals my heart when he takes my hand
and we dance to the rhythm of the band
i feel his fingertips grip my hips
and i slip as we dip into a state of bliss

mama used to warn me to beware those latin lovers
she said, “i gave my heart to soon
and that’s how i became your mother”
i said, “ay mama you seem to forget
i’m not in love yet, sweet talk don’t win me over”
but i realized, big brown eyes can hypnotize, when he says

i am full blood boricua, reads the tattoo on his arm
he tells me, “mami, i need ya”
and my heart beat pumps so strong
getting lost in el ritmo
he whispers te quiero, te quiero
i begin to give in with no hesitation
can’t help my infatuation
it’s pure infatuation

skin the color of cinnamon
his eyes light up and i melt within
feels so good it must be a sin
i can’t stop what i started, i’m givin’ in

he brings life to my fantasies
sparks a passion inside of me
finds the words when i cannot speak
in the silence his heart beat is music to me

mama used to warn me
not to rush love with another
she said, “i’m not trying to lecture
i just care about my daughter”
“ay mama you seem to forget
i never will let a man control my emotions”
but when he smiles
i feel like a little child and when he says

i am full blood boricua, reads the tattoo on his arm
he tells me, “mami, i need ya”
and my heart beat pumps so strong
getting lost in el ritmo
he whispers te quiero, te quiero
i begin to give in with no hesitation
can’t help my infatuation
it’s pure infatuation

caught between my mama’s words
and what i feel inside
i’m wanting to explore his world
but part of me wants to hide

should i risk it, can’t resist it
this has caught me by surprise
should i let him take me to puerto rico
i can’t hold back no more, let’s go tonight

papi hold me, say that you adore me
never let go, never leave me lonely
papi hold me, say that you adore me
never let go never leave me lonely

i am full blood boricua, reads the tattoo on his arm
he tells me, “mami, i need ya”
and my heart beat pumps so strong
getting lost in el ritmo
he whispers te quiero, te quiero
i begin to give in with no hesitation
can’t help my infatuation
can’t help my infatuation
can’t help my infatuation
it’s pure infatuation

loves embrace interlude

ooo you make me want to fly
crying sky on that mountain
i’m so so afraid
afraid of love’s embrace

loving me 4 me

people ask if i’m in love with you
because i’m sitting here with
your picture and smiling to myself
i’m kinda lost in my own thoughts of you
my heart speaks before my mind thinks through
and i blush as i say, “yes”

what a feeling of vulnerability coming over me
and i’m feeling weak and i can’t speak and i can’t think
never thought i’d give in so willingly to a human being
with abilities to set me free and let me be me
makes me want to say

your lips, your eyes, your smile, your kiss
i must admit it’s a part of me
you please me, complete me, believe me
like a melody

your soul, your flow, your youth
your truth is simply proof we were meant to be
but the best quality that’s hookin’ me
is that you’re loving me for me, is that you’re loving me for me

people ask why i’m in love with you
well, let me start by saying
you got my heart by just being who you are
and what we got is between me and you
it doesn’t matter about the money i make
or what i do, or that i’m a, huh, a star

unconditionally you’re there for me
undeniably you inspire me, spiritually, oh so sweet
this is meaningful, it’s incredible, pleasurable, unforgettable
the way i feel, so so real
makes me want to say

your lips, your eyes, your smile, your kiss
i must admit it’s a part of me
you please me, complete me, believe me
like a melody

your soul, your flow, your youth
your truth is simply proof we were meant to be
but the best quality thats hookin’ me
is that you’re loving me for me, is that you’re loving me for me

it’s so amazing how something so sweet
has come and rearranged my life
i’ve been kissed by destiny
oh, heaven came and saved me
an angel was placed at my feet
this isn’t ordinary, he’s loving me for me

stripped of all make up, no need for fancy clothes
no cover ups, push ups, with him i don’t have to put on a show
he loves every freckle, every curve, every inch of my skin
fulfilling me entirely, taking all of me in
he’s real, his honesty, he’s loving me for me, yeah

impossible

play somethin’ for me, alicia
where you go chris?
what’s up?
i just got somethin’ on my mind
now speak on it girl
ohh, ohh
ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh
ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh
(ohh ohh)

it’s impossible
it’s impossible to love you
if you don’t let me know, what you’re feeling
ayy, ooh
(yea)
it’s impossible
for me to give you whatcha need, ohh yea
if you’re always, hidin’ from me, ohh

i don’t know what hurts you, i just, i wanna make it right
‘cos boy i’m sick and tired of tryin’ to read your mind

it is impossible
(impossible)
oh baby it’s impossible
(impossible)
for me to love you, this way
(ohh)
(ay-ay-ay-way)
it’s impossible
(impossible)
oh baby it’s impossible
(impossible)
if you’re makin’ it this way

impossible to make it easy
if you’re always, tryin’ to make it so damn hard
oooh
(yea)
how can i?
how can i give you all my love, baby?
ohh
if you’re always, always, puttin’ up your own guard
hoo, hoo
(hoo)
this is not a circus, don’t ya, play me for a clown
how long can emotions keep on goin’ up and down

it’s impossible
(impossible)
oh baby it’s impossible
(impossible)
for me to love you this way
(oh)
(ay-ay-ay-way)
it’s impossible
(impossible)
oh baby it’s impossible
(impossible)
if you keep treatin’ me this way
(over)
over
(and over)
over

(impossible)
impossible baby
(impossible)
hoo, hoo
if you’re makin’ it this way
(oh, oh)
this way
(ay-ay-ay-way)
(impossible)
oh baby it’s impossible
(impossible)
if you’re makin’ it this way

hoo, ooo, oo
hey
(yea)
ooh, yea
yea

underappreciated

i remember when it all first began
we were tight right from the start
it wasn’t long before you came on strong
trying hard to win my heart
i played hard to get but i couldn’t help it
i gave up my ironing
you were thoughtful
careful not to hurt the relationship

what happened to those days when
you used to be compassionate
caring what i thought and said
so attentive gentleman
now it’s hard to turn your head
away from the tv set
taking me for granted lately
frankly, it’s gotta quit

ooh, i feel under appreciated
now girls help me out
’cause you know what i’m talking about, i say
oh, i’m feeling under appreciated
for all the time and effort
i have put in this commitment

back again to the very beginning
when our love was something new
back when romance was important
not just another thing to do
i was feeling high on love tonight
thought i never come back down
now it seems that you and me
have lost our solid ground

well half the time i realize
i seem to give more than i get
funny how things seem to change
after a few years commitment
used to talk for hours on end
’bout our dreams while we lay in bed
how i missed those days when you stayed awake
now you roll over and snore instead

ooh, i feel under appreciated
now girls help me out
’cause you know what i’m talking about, i say
ooh, i’m feeling under appreciated
for all the time and effort
i have put in this commitment

i miss those nice massages
the long for closeness
and the way you talk
how it turned me on
the thoughtfulness and the sweetest lips
i needed those days back

ooh, i feel under appreciated
now girls help me out
’cause you know what i’m talking about, i say
oh, i’m feeling under appreciated
for all the time and effort
i have put in this commitment

ooh, i feel under appreciated
ooh yeah, if you feel me, sing it with me
come on help me out
ooh, i’m feeling under appreciated
ooh, ooh, ooh

beautiful

don’t look at me..

every day is so wonderful
then suddenly, it’s hard to breathe
now and then, i get insecure
from all the pain, i’m so ashamed

i am beautiful no matter what they say
words can’t bring me down
i am beautiful in every single way
yes, words can’t bring me down, ohh, no
so don’t you bring me down today

to all your friends, you’re delirious
so consumed in all your doom
trying hard to fill the emptiness
the piece is gone, left the puzzle undone
ain’t that the way it is

’cause you are beautiful no matter what they say
words can’t bring you down, ohh, no
’cause you are beautiful in every single way
yes, words can’t bring you down, ohh, no
so don’t you bring me down today

no matter what we’ll do
no matter what we’ll say
we’re the song inside the tune
full of beautiful mistakes

and every where we go
the sun will always shine
and tomorrow we might awake
on the other side

’cause we are beautiful no matter what they say
yes, words won’t bring us down, no, no
we are beautiful in every single way
yes, words can’t bring us down, ohh, no
so don’t you bring me down today
don’t you bring me down today
don’t you bring me down today

make over

i can’t believe what you did to me
down on my knees and i need to break free
all these years you violated me
(violated me)
i don’t know why i can’t feel inside
i try to hide can’t make it alright, it’s overkill
now i’m ready to fight
(ready to fight)
i don’t need nobody tryin’ to make me over
i just want to live simple and free

i just want to get away
savin’ all your bullshit for another day

feeling confined like i’m bin’ force fed
my visions blurry and i’m lost in regrets
it’s overloaded and i’m outta control
(outta control)
so sick and tired of bein’ so misused
(so misused)
you’re taking me down with all your mental abuse
and i said, i gotta get you outta my head
everybody’s always trying to look me over
i just want to live simple and free

i just want to get away
saving all your bullshit for another day
i’m the only one that can rescue me from me

leaving the house around quarter to five
zipped up my boots and i’m ready to ride
and i feel so high, and i feel so alice
let my hair down feel the wind on my skin
crossin’ the border where my new life begins
and i close my eyes and take it all in
i don’t need nobody tryin’ to make me over
(don’t make me over)
i just want to live simple and free

you want to break me down
you want to break me down
you want to break me down

cruz

i’m leavin’ today
livin’ it, leavin’ it to change

slowly driftin’ into a peaceful breeze
tongue tied and twisted, are all my memories
celebratin’ a fantasy comes true
packin’ all my bags
finally on the move

i’m leavin’ today
i’m livin’ it, oh i’m leavin’ it to change

as i’m drivin’, i’m captured by the view, ho
so much beauty, the road becomes my muse
the heat is risin’, and my hand surfs through the wind
cool, calm, collective as a child that lies within

see i’m leavin’ today
i’m livin’ it, oh i’m leavin’ it to change
oh yeah

see i’m leavin’ today
oh yes, i’m livin’ it, oh i’m leavin’ it to change

but somehow i’ll miss it
i think, i’ll really miss it, one day
yea, yea, woh

turn on the radio
and i’m feelin’ like i’ve never felt before
turn down the memories of yesteryears and broken dreams
i’m free, finally free
woh
slowly driftin’ into the peaceful breeze
ah haa

ooh yeah
i’m leavin’ today, yeah
oh yes, i’m livin’ it, leavin’ it to change
(oh yeah)
(to change yeah, yeah, yeah)

oh no, see i’m leavin’ today
(oh yes)
i’m livin’ it
(livin’ it)
leavin’ it to change
(leavin’ it to change)

(woh, woh, woh)
i’m leavin’ today
(ohh livin’ it, i’m leavin’ it to change)
livin’ it, leavin’ it to change
(to change, yeah)
(woh, woh, woh)
(ohh yeah)
livin’ it, leavin’ it
said i’m livin’ it, i’m leavin’ it
livin’ it, leavin’ it to change
(woh, woh)
i’m leavin’ it to change
but somehow i’ll miss it
i think, i’ll really miss it, one day
yeah

soar

when they push when they pull, tell me can you hold on?
when they say you should change can you lift your head high
and stay strong?
will you give up, give in, when your heart’s crying out that it’s wrong?
will you love you for you at the end of it all?

now in life, there’s gonna be times when you’re feeling low
and in your mind insecurity seems to take control
we start to look outside ourselves for acceptance and approval
we keep forgetting that the one thing we should know is

don’t be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own
love will open every door it’s in your hands, the world is yours
don’t hold back and always know, all the answers will unfold
what are you waiting for, spread your wings and soar

the boy who wonders is he good enough for them
keeps trying to please ’em all but he just never seems to fit in
then there’s the girl who thinks she’ll never ever be good enough for him
keeps trying to change and that’s a game she’ll never win

now in life there’s gonna be times when you’re feeling low
and in your mind insecurity seems to take control
we start to look outside ourselves for acceptance and approval
we keep forgetting that the one thing we should know is

don’t be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own
love will open every door it’s in your hands, the world is yours
don’t hold back and always know, all the answers will unfold
what are you waiting for, spread your wings and soar

in the mirror is where she comes face to face with her fears
her own reflection, now foreign to her after all these years
all of her life she has tried to be something besides herself
now time has passed and she’s ended up someone else with regret
what is it in us that makes us feel the need
to keep pretending gotta let ourselves be

don’t be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own
love will open every door it’s in your hands, the world is yours
don’t hold back and always know, all the answers will unfold
don’t wait for, spread your wings and soar

don’t be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own
love will open every door it’s in your hands, the world is yours
don’t hold back and always know, all the answers will unfold
what are you waiting for, spread your wings and soar
what are you waiting for, spread your wings and soar

get mine, get yours

baby you pretend that things ain’t what they seem
all this tension telling me just exactly what we should be
now i don’t mind us being some kind of casual thing
listen, all i want to do right now is have your contact on me

can you put your hands my waistline
want your skin up against mine
move my hips to the baseline
let me get mine, you get yours
hang a please don’t disturb sign
put my back into a slow grind
sending chills up and down my spine
let me get mine, you get yours

if you see me with a man
understand that you can’t question me
the feelings that you call, it ain’t my fault
it can’t help your jealousy
if you can handle the fact that
what we have has got to be commitment free
then we can keep this undercover lovin’ comin’, hittin’
underneath the sheets

now listen
so, come on and freak my body
we can get nasty, naughty
all night a private party
gotta hit that spot just right
work me like a 9 to 5
it ain’t about the kissin’ and huggin’
cause this is a physical lovin’
straight sweatin’, our bodies are rubbin’
gotta hit that spot just right
work me like a 9 to 5

we have a physical thing
we’ll make love, but don’t fall in love
let me get mine, you get yours
you spend time
just enough so you get yours, and i get mine
no strings attached
i want your body, not your heart
let me get mine, you get yours

come here
don’t be shy
i won’t bite
let me get mine, you get yours

dirrty

ah, dirrty, filthy
nasty oh, you nasty, yeah
too dirrty to clean my act up
if you ain’t dirrty, you ain’t here to party
ladies move , gentlemen move
somebody ring the alarm, a fire on a roof

ring the alarm and i’m throwin’ elbows
ring the alarm and i’m throwin’ elbows
ring the alarm and i’m throwin’ elbows
ring the alarm and i’m throwin’ elbows
ring the alarm and i’m throwin’ elbows
ring the alarm and i’m throwin’ elbows
ring the alarm and i’m throwin’ elbows
uh, let me loose

ooh, i’m overdue
gimme some room, i’m comin’ through
paid my dues, in the mood
me and my girls gonna shake the room

dj’s spinnin’, show your hands
let’s get dirrty, that’s my jam
i need that, uh, to get me off
sweatin’ until my clothes come off

it’s explosive, speakers are thumpin’
still jumpin’, six in the mornin’
table dancin’, glasses are crashin’
no question, time for some action

temperature’s up, can you feel it?
about to erupt, gonna get my girls
get your boys
gonna make some noise

gonna get rowdy, gonna get a little unruly
get it fired up in a hurry
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time that i came to start the party

sweat drippin’ over my body
dancin’ gettin’ just a little naughty
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time for my arrival

ah, heat is up
ladies, fellas drop your cups
bodies packed front to back
move your ass, i like that

tight hip huggers, low for sure
shake a little somethin’ on the floor
i need that, uh, to get me off
sweatin’ till my clothes come off

let’s get open, cause a commotion
we’re still goin’ eight in the mornin’
there’s no stoppin’, we keep it poppin’
hard rockin’, everyone’s talkin’

give all you’ve got, give it to me
just hit the spot, gonna get my girls
get your boys
gonna make some noise

it’s rowdy, gonna get a little unruly
get it fired up in a hurry
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time that i came to start the party

sweat drippin’ over my body
dancin’ gettin’ just a little naughty
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time for my arrival

here it comes, it’s the one you’ve been waitin’ on
get up, get it rough, yup that’s what’s up
givin’ just what you love to the maximum
uh oh, here we go, here we go

what to do when the music starts to drop
and that’s when we take it to the parking lot
and i bet you somebody’s gonna call the cops
uh ohs, here we go, here we go

yo, hot damn, doc and jam like a summer show
i keep my car looking like a crash dummy drove
my gear look like the bank got my money froze
for dead presidents i pimp like huddy roll

doc the one that excite ya divas
if the media shine, i’m shining with both of the sleeves up
yo christina, better hop in here
my block live and in color, like rodman hair

the club is packed, the bar is filled
i’m waiting for sister to act like lauryn hill
frankly, it’s a rap, no bargain deals
i drive a four wheel ride with foreign wheels
throw it up

baby it’s brick city, you heard of that
we blessed, and hung low, like bernie mac
dogs, let ’em out, women, let ’em in
it’s like i’m odb, the way i’m freaking

gonna get rowdy, gonna get a little unruly
get it fired up in a hurry
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time that i came to start the party

sweat drippin’ over my body
dancin’ gettin’ just a little naughty
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time for my arrival

rowdy, gonna get a little unruly
get it fired up in a hurry
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time that i came to start the party

sweat drippin’ over my body
dancin’ gettin’ just a little naughty
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time for my arrival

rowdy, dancin’ gettin’ just a little unruly
i wanna fired up in a hurry
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time that i came to start the party

sweat drippin’ over my body
wanna get just a little naughty
wanna get dirrty
it’s about time for my arrival

uh, what?

stripped pt. 2

yeah

sorry if i ain’t perfect, sorry i don’t give a
(what)
sorry i ain’t a diva, sorry just know what i want
sorry i’m not a virgin, sorry i’m not a slut
i won’t let you break me, think what you want

{to all my dreamers out there, i’m with you
all my underdogs, ha i feel you
lift your head high and stay strong
keep pushin’ on}

the voice within

young girl, don’t cry
i’ll be right here when your world starts to fall
ooh
young girl, it’s alright
your tears will dry, you’ll soon be free to fly
ooh

when you’€™re safe inside your room, you tend to dream
of a place where nothing’s harder than it seems
no one ever wants or bothers to explain
of the heartache life can bring and what it means

when there’s no one else, look inside yourself
like your oldest friend, just trust the voice within
then you’ll find the strength that will guide your way
you’ll learn to begin to trust the voice within
yea
oh

young girl, don’t hide
you’ll never change if you just run away
ooh, woh yeah
young girl, just hold tight
soon you’€™re gonna see your brighter day
ooh

now in a world where innocence is quickly claimed
it’s so hard to stand your ground when you’€™re so afraid
no one reaches out a hand for you to hold
when you look outside, look inside to your soul

when there’s no one else, look inside yourself
like your oldest friend, just trust the voice within
then you’ll find the strength that will guide your way
if you will learn to begin to trust the voice within

oh, ho, yea
ooh, oh, yea
(ooh, ooh, ooh)
oh, yea
(ooh, ooh,ooh)
life is a journey
(ooh, ooh, ooh)
it can take you anywhere you choose to go
(ooh, ooh, ooh)
as long as you’€™re learning
(ooh, ooh, ooh)
you’ll find all you’ll ever need to know
(be strong)
you’ll break it
(hold on)
you’ll make it
(be strong)
just don’t forsake it because
(hold on)
(no one can tell you what you can’t do)
no one can stop you, you know that i’€™m talking to you

when there’s no one else, look inside yourself
like your oldest friend, just trust the voice within
then you’ll find the strength that will guide your way
you’ll learn to begin to trust the voice within

ooh, yea
young girl, don’t cry, i’ll be right here
when your world starts to fall
yea
aaa
yea
(listen)
(listen)
oh yea
(listen)
naa naa naa
(listen)
{listen}
ohh yea
{listen}
hmm hmm
{listen}
yea
{listen}

i'm ok

once upon a time there was a girl
in her early years she had to learn
how to grow up living in a war that she called home
never knew just, where to turn for shelter from the storm

hurt me to see the pain, across my mother’s face
everytime my father’s fist would put her in her place
hearing all the yelling, i would cry up in my room
hoping it would be over soon

bruises fade, father, but the pain remains the same
i still remember how you kept me so afraid
strength is my mother, for all the love she gave
every morning that i wake, i look back at yesterday
and i’m okay

i often wonder why i’ve carried all this guilt
when it’s you that helped me put up all these walls i’ve built
shadows stir at night through a crack in the door
the echo of a broken child screaming please no more
daddy don’t you understand the damage you have done?
for you it’s just a memory but for me it still lives on

bruises fade, father, but the pain remains the same
i still remember how you kept me so, so afraid
strength is my mother, for all the love she gave
every morning that i wake, i look back at yesterday

it’s not so easy to forget
all the marks you left along her neck
when i was thrown against old stairs
and everyday afraid to come home
in fear of what i might see next

bruises fade, father, but the pain remains the same
i still remember how you kept me so afraid
strength is my mother, for all the love you gave
every morning that i wake, i look back at yesterday
and i’m okay
mmm, i’m okay

keep on singin' my song

i woke up this mornin’ with a smile on my face
and nobody’s gonna bring me down today
been feeling like nothing’s been going my way lately
but i decided right here and now that my outlooks gonna change

that’s why i’m gonna say goodbye to all the tears i’ve cried
and every time somebody hurt my pride
and feelin’ like they won’t let me live life

and take the time to look at what is mine
i see every lesson so clearly
i thank god for what i got from above

i believe they can take anything from me
but they can’t succeed in taking my inner peace from me
they can say all they wanna say about me
but i’m, i’m gonna carry on, keep on singin’ my song
(carry on, keep on)

i never wanna dwell on the pain again, ooh no, no
there’s no use in relivin’ how i hurt back then, oh no, no
rememberin’ it’s all well, to hell i felt when i was runnin’ out of faith, oh
every step i vowed to take was towards a better day

’cause i’m about to say farewell to every single lie
all the fears i’ve held too long inside
every time i felt i could try

all the negativity inside
for too long i’ve been strugglin’, i couldn’t go on
but now i’ve found, i’m feelin’ strong and i’m movin’ on

i believe they can take anything from me
but they can’t succeed in taking my inner peace from me
and they can say all they wanna say about me
but i, i’m gonna carry on, i’m gonna keep on singin’ my song

every time i tried to be what they wanted from me
it never came naturally
so i ended up in misery, wasn’t able to see all the good around me
(ended up, misery, couldn’t see, ’round me)
they wasted so much energy on what they thought of me
simply just rememberin’ to breathe

i’m human, i ain’t able to please
everyone at the same time, so now i find
my peace of mind living one day at a time

[incomprehensible] and i answer to one god
it comes down to one love
til’ i get to heaven above

i’ve made a decision, never to give it
til’ the i day i die no matter what
i’m gonna carry on, i’ma keep on singin’ my song

(they can’t take anything from me)
(they can’t succeed in taking my inner peace)
make ’em do what they wanna
say what they wanna say

(they can say what they wanna)
but i’m gonna keep on
(keep on)
i believe that they can take from me
but they can’t take my inner peace
say what you wanna say, but i’m gonna sing my song
(wanna say)