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My Prerogative
Britney Spears Lyrics


People can take everything away from you
But they can never take away your truth
But the question is, can you handle mine?

They say I'm crazy
I really don't care
That's my prerogative
They say I'm nasty
But I don't give a damn
Getting boys is how I live
Some ask me questions
Why am I so real?
But they don't understand me
I really don't know the deal
About my sister
Trying hard to make it right
Not long ago
Before I won this fight

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)
I don't need permission, make my own decisions
(Oh)
That's my prerogative
(That's my prerogative)
It's my prerogative

It's the way that I wanna live
(It's my prerogative)
But you can't tell me what to do

Don't get me wrong
I'm really not souped
Ego trips is not my thing
All these strange relationships
Really gets me down
I see nothing wrong
Spreadin' myself around

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)
I don't need permission, make my own decisions
(Oh)
That's my prerogative
(That's my prerogative)

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)
I don't need permission, make my own decisions
(Oh)
That's my prerogative
(That's my prerogative)

It's the way that I wanna live
(It's my prerogative)
But you can't tell me what to do

Why can't I live my life
Without all of the things
That people say?
Oh

(Oh)
Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)
I don't need permission, make my own decisions
(Oh)
That's my prerogative
(They said I'm crazy)

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)
(They say I'm nasty)
I don't need permission, make my own decisions
(Oh)
That's my prerogative
(That's my prerogative)

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Teddy Riley, Gene Griffin, Bobby Brown

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LYRICS

People can take everything away from you
But they can never take away your truth
But the question is
Can you handle mine?

They say I'm crazy!

I really don't care
That's my prerogative
They say I'm nasty, but I don't give a damn
Getting boys is how I live

Some ask me questions, why am I so real?
But they don't understand me
I really don't know the deal about my sisters
Trying hard to make it right
Not long ago, before I won this fight

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)

I don't need permission, make my own decisions
That's my prerogative
That's my prerogative
(It's my prerogative)

It's the way that I want to live
(It's my prerogative)
But, you can't tell me what to do

Don't get me wrong, I'm really not souped
Ego trips is not my thing
These strange relationships really gets me down
I see nothing wrong spreading myself around

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)

I don't need permission, make my own decisions
That's my prerogative
That's my prerogative!

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)

I don't need permission, make my own decisions
That's my prerogative
That's my prerogative

It's the way that I want to live
(It's my prerogative)
You can't tell me what to do

Why can't I live my life
Without all of the things that people say?
Oh

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)

I don't need permission, make my own decisions
That's my prerogative
(They say I'm crazy)

Everybody's talking all this stuff about me
Why don't they just let me live?
(Tell me why)

I don't need permission, make my own decisions
That's my prerogative
It's my prerogative



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Pretty Little Liars

So sad that this isn’t just a fun song for her but a literal foreshadowing of her current life. Hope she gets to live freely once again.

monikam

oh get over it , she's a rich girl now

Brianna Lee

Yeah it’s so sad

ICON94

@🦋 The Laura V Effect 🦋
When Bobby made the song he definitely made it clear he was responding to people criticizing his lifestyle and his departure from New Edition in the late 80s and made a song expressing his personal outlet on his situation in his life at the time. He has even been on record discussing why he made the song. You can still use someone's personal outings and apply it to your own view of life if it fits your perspective but it doesn't exclude the original intention.

🦋 The Laura V Effect 🦋

@ICON94 This song is about American history, not Bobby Brown's life. This is also incorporated into this very video when covering the part about the sisters here in America and what they went through. I hope this helps.

🦋 The Laura V Effect 🦋

@clownery She covered this song in 2004. There was no conservatorship lol she was paying homage to Bobby Brown by doing this video. You'll understand when you're older.

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Raphael Sato

Imagine a live performance of this song after she is finally free!

Isabel Diaz

That'd be awesome!

Aneta Petrovska

@MoonMagicMayhem (Jen) your tears for STONGER are happy ones now!!!!!
shes no ones property any more!!!
now it's nothing but BRITNEYS way!!
She's stronger then yesterday!!!

MoonMagicMayhem (Jen)

@Emillee R. Burgundy I cry listening to "Stronger", Overprotected", and hell, even "If You Seek Amy". Having the truth come out just gives a whole new perspective to her lyrics. I can't wait for her book!

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