"Didn't Cha Know" as written by Erica Wright, Philip Eugene Clendeninn and James Dewitt Yancey....
Ooh hey
I'm trying to decide
Which way to go
Think I made a wrong turn
Back there somewhere

Ooh hey
I'm trying to decide
Which way to go
Think I made a wrong turn
Back there somewhere

Didn't cha know
Didn't cha know
Tried to move but I lost my way
Didn't cha know
Didn't cha know
Stopped to watch my emotions sway
Didn't cha know
Didn't cha know
Knew the toll but I would not pay
Didn't cha know
Didn't cha know
Never know how the cards may lay

Time to save the world
Where in the world is all the time
So many things I still don't know
So many times I've changed my mind
Guess I was born to make mistakes
But I ain't scared to take the weight
So when I stumble off the path
I know my heart will guide me back

Ooh hey
I'm trying to decide
Which way to go
Think I made a wrong turn
Back there somewhere

Ooh hey
I'm trying to decide
Which way to go
Think I made a wrong turn
Back there somewhere

Didn't cha know
Didn't cha know
Tried to run but I lost my way
Didn't cha know
Didn't cha know
Stopped to watch my emotions sway
Didn't cha know
Didn't cha know
Knew the toll but I would not pay
Didn't cha know
Didn't cha know
Never know how the cards may lay

Love is life
And life is free
Take a ride
Of life with me
Free your mind
And find your way
There will be a brighter day

Love is life
And life is free
Take a ride
Of life with me
Free your mind
And find your way
There will be a brighter day

Love is life
And life is free
Take a ride
Of life with me
Free your mind
And find your way
There will be a brighter day


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"Didn't Cha Know" as written by James Dewitt Yancey Erica Wright

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is also one of my favourite songs of Eryka.
    I love the harmonious music, with the drums. It makes me feel quite tranqile and empowered every time I listen.

    "So many things I still don't know
    So many times I've changed my mind
    Guess I was born to make mistakes
    But I ain't scared to take the weight
    So when I stumble off the path
    I know my heart will guide me back"

    To me, the song speaks of self awareness and one's personal journey through their life. We are all gonna make mistakes in life, however, we all (I believe) have our personal destinies and when we make these mistakes and vere of course, our soul's will see us back on route.

    I love it.
    NUBIANon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree with BoundlessAsTheDarK....whenever i'm feeling extremely down this is what i listen to and makes me feel a lot better....one of my favorite songs ever!!
    ShirlzCurlz85on January 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBut this lyric:

    "Time to save the world
    Where in the world is all the time"

    it's time to save the world ,
    but there's no time to be found for that
    it's funny and clever :)
    medium82on December 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my fav songs ever.

    I definetly think she's talking about living life's experiences and mistakes and learning.

    "Love is life, and life is free
    Take a ride on life with me
    Free your mind and find your way
    There will be a brighter day "
    Words to live by !
    BoundlessAsTheDarKon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is also one of my favourite songs of Eryka.
    I love the harmonious music, with the drums. It makes me feel quite tranqile and empowered every time I listen.

    "So many things I still don't know
    So many times I've changed my mind
    Guess I was born to make mistakes
    But I ain't scared to take the weight
    So when I stumble off the path
    I know my heart will guide me back"

    To me, the song speaks of self awareness and one's personal journey through their life. We are all gonna make mistakes in life, however, we all (I believe) have our personal destinies and when we make these mistakes and vere of course, our soul's will see us back on route.

    I love it.
    NUBIANon November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe it gets deeper... i think shes talking about internal struggles with her life path and the fight between good and evil... her rebirth in the end symbolises that she may have chose evil but i have faith in erykah

    you just have to keep your eyes open for symbolism not only in the song but in the video

    the one thing i love about ms. badu is that her song may be simple in lyric but the meaning is very deep rooted
    elizannonon June 19, 2010   Link

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