Rosa Parks Lyrics - OutKast
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Ah ha, hush that fuss,
Everybody move to the back of the bus!
Do you wanna bump and slump with us?
We the type of people make the club get crunk.
Verse 1:(Big Boi)
Many a day has passed, the night has gone by,
But still I find the time to put that bump off in your eye.
Total chaos, for these playas, thought we was absent
We takin another route to represent the Dungeon Family.
Like Great Day, me and my nigga decide to take the back way,
We stabbing every city then we headed to that bat cave.
A-T-L, Georgia, what we do for ya,
Bull doggin hoes like them Georgetown Hoyas.
Boy you sounding silly, thank my Brougham aint sittin pretty
Doing doughnuts round you suckas like then circles around titties,
We the committee gone burn it down
But us gone bust you in the mouth with the chorus now
I met a gypsy and she hipped me to some life game,
To stimulate then activate the left and right brain.
Said baby boy you only funky as your last cut,
You focus on the past your ass'll be a has what.
Thats one to live by or either that one to die to
I try to just throw it at you determine your own adventure
got to her station here's my destination
She got off the bus, the conversation lingered in my head for hours.
Took a shower kinda sour cause my favorite group ain't comin with it,
But I'm witcha you cause you probably goin through it anyway...
But, anyhow when in doubt went on out and bought it
Cause I thought it would be jammin but examine all the flawsky-wawsky
Awfully, it's sad and it's costly, but that's all she,
And I hope I never have to float in that boat,
Up shit creek it's weak is the last quote
That I want to hear when I'm goin down when all's said and done
And we got a new joe in town
When the record player get to skippin and slowin down
All yawl can say is them niggas earned that crown but until then till' then...
Awww, get down!
Uhuh, uhuh, baby, yeah yeah!
uhuh yeah yeah, baby, uhuh.
uhuh, baby, uhuh, yeah yeah!
baby, yeah yeah, uhuh uhuh!
uhuh, uhuh, baby, yeah yeah.
uhuh, yeah yeah, baby, uhuh!
uhuh, baby, uhuh, yeah yeah,
baby, yeah yeah, uhuh, uhuh!
(Hook till fade)
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Not about race | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/13/10
This song is not about race whatsoever. The song is about Dre and Big emerging to the hip hop scene and saying, "We respect and honor all the emcees that came before us, but we're taking hip hop into new and imaginative directions." Rosa Parks is a metaphor for the state of the hip hop industry in 1998. Either you can relegate yourself to the back of the bus and contain yourself within the narrow parameters of formulaic rap or you can break barriers, sit at the front of the bus, and explore exciting, new musical possibilities.
A careful examination of the lyrics reveals a song completely devoid of any allusions or references to American racism, but rather a confident assertion from Outkast that the present and future of hip-hop begins and ends with Dre and Big Boi.
well, truly | Reviewer: charles carman | 5/27/10
this isnt about racism, its a metaphorical message to EVERYBODY, it means everybody has to give up that racist, hateful crap and try to get along alot better TOGETHER, and dont be afriad to be yourself, empowered as an individual, also. peacefully coexisting, resisiting the greed mindset, and just bein a person, amongst other people, equally.
bottom line | Reviewer: check it | 4/30/10
The song is amazing,outkast is amazing, and everybody stop trying to read between the lines on this song... its not offending rosa park in anyway.. just be quiet and listne to the song and enjoy it.
umm excuse me | Reviewer: maria | 9/30/09
You guys are so retarded this is the best song in the world. Its not rasist and how in the hell would we get her permission "ROSA WERE ARE YOU ROSA?" I dont get what you people are trying to say it has a an awsi=ome beat an i love it . And rosa parks wasmt even offended i bet. MAKE A SONG ABOUT ME I REALL WOULDNT CARE... The only part were her name ends up in that song is in the title.. If THE SONGS NAME WAS GALEIO THAT FAMOUS SCIENCE GUY WHO CHANGED THE WORLD YOU WOULDNT SEE THE WHITE PEOPLE GOING YOUR RASICT HE WAS IMPORTENT YOU DIDNT ASK HIS PERMISSION. WELL WHAT THRE HELL DO YOU WANT ME TOO DO HES DEAD. oUT CAST DESERVES AN AWARD FOR THE BEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD. yOU GUYS ARE MAKING SUCH A BIG DEAL OUT OF A TITLE. GET OVER IT AND YOUR PITIFUL NOTATION OF RASICIM
Respect | Reviewer: Will D. | 5/27/09
I love to randomly find posts of people spouting out various preposterous accusations and trumped up variations of "the meaning". Let it be. This song was a hit. Rosa did a great thing, regardless of whether she intended to or not. There's still racism here in the U.S., but it's everywhere. Maybe not black and white, but it's still everywhere. As long as greed rules a person's thoughts anger and hostility will occur, bigotry and racism will be rampant, and wars will be started over school yard quarrels. To affect the world you have to affect your own life around you.
you all are fucking idiots | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/14/08
look some of you need to go back to fucking highschool because so far every qoute i've seen is that because of rosa parks racism and prejudice has stopped first of all thats bullshit racism is still everywhere not only that but there is still slavery in certain parts of the world also it took the U.S. almost a hundred years just to get through their thick skulls that slavery was wrong and even after that there was still pro-slavery mobs and abolistionts fighting the north and the south hated eachother for this so saying that rosa parks had something to do with this is rediculous im not saying that what she did wasn't important but that is just one incident that is highlighted in the years and years of racism since our country began so chill the fuck out the song is nasty and pay the fuck attention in school or read a god damn history book
Rosa Parks | Reviewer: ?????? | 11/25/08
Damn this song is cool and everyting but like i mean iz like makin fun of rosa when she made a sacrifice. Knowing she was going to get arretsed it didn't matter to her and we should respesct dat and outkast by using her name aand dat chorus waz offendin he. I'm a latina and well i appreciate it cuz rite now evryting would b all diffrent and segragation still be on. So I think outksat shouldn't have used her name.
Hope your reality check bounces | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/6/08
You guys are really ridiculous. Any haters on Outkast or this song needs a reality check. This song is an innocent, boundless song about our lives and how our nation has been set back for so many years. You people who hate are just ignorant, or just plain racist.
Gee Stahh ,, | Reviewer: Georgia | 11/4/08
The Way You Gotta Look At It Is That Rosa Parks Was Willing To Sacrifice Herself For What She Belived In And That Hopefully The Generations In The Future , NBut I Dont Think Using Her Name Was A Good Idea And To Be Honest If It Wasnt For Her You Never Know How The World Could Be Now So No They Shouldnt Of Brung Rosa Parks Into Thibgs At All !! God Blees Her Soul Rosa Parks xxx
hello | Reviewer: frank walls | 10/27/07
listen you idiots. come on now. let's say your'e rosa parks, you're a poor black activist, in the sixties, and you had to go through that oppression and segregation. some black group outkast makes a song about you, and wouldn't you want some of the money? the song is pretty damn awesome, it's got a nice beat, nice guitar riff, cool lyrics and it isn't talking about smacking mothers around, bitches and hoes, putting down women, or smokin weed or drinkin...an actual good hip hop song, which by the way is extreamely danceable, even breakdancers and hip hop dancers can get off to this beat. take a look in the mirror at yourself. i'll look at myself. we ain't no different! you're just mad at the fact that YOU didn't get any of the money! outkast, write a song about me and make me some loot jack! peace great song
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