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Appletree
by Erykah Badu

I'd like to dedicate this to all of the Creator's righteous children
I have some food in my bag for you
Not that edible food, the food you eat?
No, I have some food for thought
Since knowledge is infinite it has infinitely fell on me
So uhm

It was a stormy night
You know the kind where the lightning strike
And I was hangin' out wit some of my "artsy" friends
Ooh wee ooh wee ooh
The night was long the night went on
People coolin' out until the break of dawn
Incense was burnin' so I'm feelin' right, aight

See I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
And Granny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't go 'round trying to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time trying ta get what you got
I work at pleasin' me cause I can't please you
And that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
Doo wee doo wee do wee

And if you don't want to be down with me
You don't want to pick from my apple tree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my apple tree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my apple tree
And if you don't want to be down with me
You just don't want to be down

I have a ho
And I take it everywhere I go
'Cause I'm planting seeds
So I reaps What I sow ya know
Oh on and on and on and on
My cipher keeps movin' like a rollin' stone
I can't control the soul flowin' in me
Ooh wee

See I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
And Granny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't walk around trying to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time trying ta get what you got
I work at pleasin' me 'cause I can't please you
And that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
Doo wee doo wee do wee

And if you don't want to be down with me
You don't want to pick from my apple tree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my apple tree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my apple tree
And if you don't want to be down with me
You just don't want to be down

Oh my, my, my
Oh my, my, my
Oh my, my, my, ah
Oh my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Oh
I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
And Granny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't walk around trying to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time trying ta get what you got
I work at pleasin' me 'cause I can't please you
And that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
Doo wee doo wee do wee

And if you don't want to be down with me
You don't want to pick from my apple tree
And if you don't want to be down with me
You dum dum diddy
And if you don't want to be down with me
You don't want to pick from my apple tree
And if you don't want to be down with me
You just don't want to be down
You just don't want to be down
Oh you just don't want to be down
Down, down, down
You just don't want to be down
Oh
You just don't want to be down
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Erica Wright, Robert Bradford

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Sheldon Mullings-McFarlane

not many people know of this song so if you do you are in hip hops graces!!

Iris E

I consider this Neo Soul.

Phenomenal India Burns

Yes

kelly stone

Sheldon Mullings-McFarlane it's the roll

T B88

Sheldon Mullings-McFarlane yes I am, and always have been, and - I damn well always be.

brickswisher

Feel bad for those that don't. I'll be on the front porch in my rocker at 90 jammin this.

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R B

I'd like to dedicate this to all the Creater's righteous children....I have some food in my bag for you...not that edible food..the food you eat. No. I have some food for thought. Since knowledge is infinite it has infinitely fell on me.

LJ L

Powerful!

Nina Bee

Just Amazing

Iris E

I love it.

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