New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

If you disrespect everybody that you run in to
How in the world do you think everybody's s'posed to respect you?
If you don't give a heck about the man with the bible in his hand
Just get out the way, and let the gentleman do his thing.
You the kind of gentleman that want everything your way
Take the sheet off your face, boy, it's a brand new day.

Chours:
Respect yourself, respect yourself
If you don't respect yourself ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na na na na
Respect yourself, respect yourself

If you're walking 'round thinkin' that the world owe you something cause you're here
You're goin' out the world backwards like you did when you first come here.
Keep talkin' 'bout the President won't stop air pollution
Put your hand on your mouth when you cough, that'll help the solution.
Oh, you curse around women though you don't even know their names
And you dumb enough to think that'll make you a big 'ol man.

Chorus



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/the_staple_singers/respect_yourself.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×