Lyrically speaking for August 29


Happy Friday everyone! It’s that time of the week where, first you’re ready to get on with your great three-day holiday weekend. But that also means today is another edition of lyrically speaking. Now, I know some of you are already off-line for the great weekend and I understand if you don’t really care about songs and inspiration this week. But I’m going to give it to you anyway!

Now I don’t really consider myself a big fan of rat rap (thanks Colby!) music, but sometimes there are songs that actually have really good melodies and lyrics that are actually moving or powerful. I, personally don’t find this too much in rap music as I am not really a fan, but there are songs are cross over into different genres and capture the attention of many. That’s what the song Miss Jackson has done.

It you have probably heard the song on the radio but it’s been a few years. This was one of the songs that broke out Outkast and solidified them into mainstream music. Outcast had been around for many, many years but this song along with the song “bombs over Baghdad”, brought them into everybody’s consciousness. The song Miss Jackson talks about the heart ache and pain of trying to have a sustainable relationship with a girl, but then seeing that it just may not work out. It also shows how they want to step up to the plate and be a father figure even if they are not together. I enjoy the song I hope you guys do too.

Just a quick important note that Outkast consists of two members: Andre 3000, and Big Boi. you will see their cues in the lyrics below. ALSO PLEASE NOTE THESE LYRICS ARE GRAPHIC AND CONTAIN ADULT CONTENT! IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED, PLEASE SKIP THE LYRICS AND READ NO FURTHER! THANKS!

From the album Stankonia this is Ms. Jackson:

[Andre 3000]
Yeah this one right here goes out to all the baby’s mamas, mamas…
Mamas, mamas, baby mamas, mamas
Yeah, go like this

CHORUS: Andre 3000
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times

[Big Boi]
My baby’s drama mama, don’t like me
She be doin things like havin them boys come from her neighborhood
to the studio tryin to fight me
She need to get a, piece of the american pie and take her bite out
That’s my house, I’ll disconnect the cable and turn the lights out
And let her know her grandchild is a baby, and not a paycheck
Private school, daycare shit, medical bills I pay that
I love your mom and everything, but see I ain’t the one who laid down
She wanna rib you up to start a custody war, my lawyers stay down
Shit; you never got a chance
to hear my side of the story we was divided
She had fish fries and cookouts
for my child’s birthday I ain’t invited
Despite it, I show her the utmost respect when I fall through
All you, do is defend that lady when I call you, yeah

CHORUS:
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times

[Andre 3000]
Me and your daughter.. got a special thang goin on
You say it’s puppy love (arf arf arf)
We say it’s full grown (ARF ARF WOOF!)
Hope that we feel this.. feel this way forever
You can plan a pretty picnic
but you can’t predict the weather, Ms. Jackson

Ten times out of nine, now if I’m lyin; fine
The quickest muzzle throw it on my mouth and I’ll decline
King meets queen, then the puppy love thing, together dream
bout that crib with the Goodyear swing
on the oak tree, I hope we feel like this forever
Forever, forever, ever, forever, ever?
Forever never seems that long until you’re grown
And notice that the day by day ruler can’t be too long
Ms. Jackson my intentions were good I wish I could
become a magician to abacadabra all the sadder
thoughts of me, thoughts of she, thoughts of he
Askin what happened to the feelin that her and me
Had, I pray so much about it need some knee, pads
It happened for a reason one can’t be, mad
So know this, know that everything is cool
And yes I will be present on the first day of school,
and graduation

CHORUS:
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times

[Big Boi]
Uh, uh, yeah
“Look at the way he treats me”
Shit, look at the way you treat me
You see your little nosy-ass homegirls
done got your ass sent up the creek G
Without a paddle, you left to straddle
and ride this thing on out
Now you and your girl ain’t speakin no more
cause my dick all in her mouth
Knahm’talkinbout? Jealousy, infidelity, envy
Cheating to beating, in the end to the G they be the same thing
So who you placin the blame on, you keep on singin the same song
Let bygones be bygones, you can go on and get the hell on
You and your mama

CHORUS:
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I’m sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times

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  1. I love this song but wasn’t sure of all the lyrics – thanks for posting this!

  2. “Now I don’t really consider myself a big fan of rat music…”

    Me either, but they have the best cheese 😉 Snicker- I know it was a typo, but it was too good for me to not mentiont it 🙂 I was watching Project Runway (I’m a fanatic) the other night, and one of the contestants’ boyfriend’s nickname is “Ratbones.” Impressive, huh?

    • Aaron
    • September 1st, 2008

    Melanie- I wasn’t sure either! I actually had to add the disclaimer shortly after posting because I didn’t see the language!

    Colby- My dictation software strikes again! I’ve updated the post. 🙂 As for your comment, I love cheese as well and think it should rule the earth. You should talk to my wife. She loves P.R. also.

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