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Outkast – The Rooster lyrics

Hold up!
Oooh, oooh! Somebody done told you you wrong!

[Verse 1:] Ok, I start out all alone
'Cause my baby mama left me
Beginning to feel like Ms. Jackson done got cloned!
Now there's nobody at home
A moving vehicle took my family
Well it's some real shit and I'm lving it through this song!
I woke up very upset!
As I slept out on the sofa in the Boom Boom Room
My daughter, my baby, my baby mama all escaping me!
In the wind, she was my friend
I throw the covers back and peek out of the draperies
Like Princess Di before she died
Therefore we tried and tried again
But the minuses behind make it seem like you can't win!
But in the end you pay attention to the pluses
[Hook:] Throw your neck out! Throw your back out! [4x]

[Verse 2:] Round two, a single parent, what is Big to do?
Or that p-you-s-s uss! I said uss!
Smashed, pushed to the limit! Smash and turned it timid!
Throw a parrty? Not hardly!! I'm trying to stay up outta that womb!!
Luther Vandross couldn't make a home out of this house that we smooshed
Hell everyone was suffering, the house was feeling wicked hell
The cat got sold, the dog got old, the food got cold!
Both of our tempers were on swolle
For the most part you fuss, fight, fart!
You build it up to break it down and now take it from the start
Repeatedly leading a path that only ends in a clash
Of two stubborn minds, grown folks blind to the sign!

[Verse 3:] K-O, knocked out by technicality
The love has kissed the canvas
Now the whole family is mad at me
And then my son he can't talk, when I change him he's peeing
My daughter don't want me at her pta meetings
I think he's pissed!
I can't dismiss the matter of the fact because he saw you and me argue
Now the energy is coming back
But I'm married to the music and committed to the wax, tapes and cds
Set an example, a positive pattern, keep life on track
Baby please, you make me want to scream!
You're on my team starting first string so why are we arguing?


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