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Krs-One & Greenie – Play Before Work lyrics

Chorus (352 Boyz)
All work, no play... Smothered by the trials of life...
Absurd, I say, somethin' bout this ain't right...
Who can ever say if today's your last day...
Do you play before you work or do you work before you play?

Verse 1
Baiden... Daddy's day ain't going well... I'm sorry I missed show-n-tell...
But you're going to have to leave now hon, cuz I don't feel slow to yell
You know I wanna play which u—I know this ain't okay which you
I can call Gramma girl—maybe she can stay which you...
You gotta understand—I don't have time for this today...
Canchu please just go out with your sister and play...
... You gotta stop whining too... It'slike I'm always reminding you...
When my album is finished then I'll spend time with you...
When I get paid, I'll read nursery rhymes with you...
Play hide-n-seek and pretend it's hard finding you...
Right now I'm too busy, to spin 'yo legs till you dizzy...
I got you that dog—why donchu find him—Where is he?
I can't play with you now ---Daddy's got a deadline...
I'm a see you later when I tuck you in at bedtime...

Chorus (352 Boyz)
All work, no play... Smothered by the trials of life...
Absurd, I say, somethin' bout this ain't right...
Who can ever say if today's your last day...
Do you play before you work or do you work before you play?

Verse 2
How'd these fruit loops get on the kitchen floor?
Who drew with marker all over your bedroom door?
Stop pullin yer sister's hair—I'll... Be... Right... There...
Call one o your friends maybe you can spend the night there...
Canchu behave.? Here's mac and cheese from the microwave --
Run outside... Play princess an' get saved...
I ain't climbin branches... Or readin fairy tale romances...
You practice karate stances, I'll work on finances...
I know when your dance is... But I live in the real world...
When you grown up... You gone know how this feel girl...
Whachu cryin for –this is for you—an the family...
Is my job canchu see? Ain't you understandin me?
Go watch Dora on cable, maybe some day you'll be able...
To understand my only job's putting food on the table...

Chorus (352 Boyz)
All work, no play... Smothered by the trials of life...
Absurd, I say, somethin' bout this ain't right...
Who can ever say if today's your last day...
Do you play before you work or do you work before you play?

Verse 3
The picture you sent's beautiful, I think I feel tears flow...
How you turn 35—girl --where'd all 'dem years go?
Why donchu bring yo kid to come play in the yard
I could do tricks with cards... Makin time ain't that hard...
Why you yell at my grandkid ---he can't understand it...
Why you think he's demanding?... Donchu take him for granted...
(But) I've been leaving you messages pretty much nightly...
You should call back more often? Visit or write me...
It seems like when we talk all you ever do is fight me...
Oh my god... You're turning out... Just... Like... Me
You gotta drop this workaholic... Tough girl demeanor...
Where'd the real you go? The girl who danced like a ballerina... ?
The real world I taught you is really just an illusion
Of grown up confusion, prescription drug abusing—
So little's amusing... It ain't worth the pension...
All I got now's cash, fake friends, and my lower back tension...
Baiden-- not to mention—my life's filled with regret...
That your childhood was in front of a tv set
That I never watched when u'd show off, that I made you get blown off...
Please stop lookin for answers in Paxil and Zoloft
I don't mean to go off—but who you are now's made up...
Yo kid ain't gonna care how much money you saved up
! Baiden... I was wrong... I think I knew that all along...
Play your children and they friends' parents this song...
Baiden? Baiden? Baiden—oh thank god you're right there...
... Daddy... Just woke up from the worst nightmare...
Chorus (352 Boyz)
All work, no play... Smothered by the trials of life...
Absurd, I say, somethin' bout this ain't right...
Who can ever say if today's your last day...
Do you play before you work or do you work before you play?



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