"You Got Me (with The Roots)" as written by Tarik L. Collins, Jill H. Scott, Ahmir K. Thompson and Scott Spencer Storch....
If you were worried 'bout where
I been or who I saw or
What club I went to with my homies
Baby don't worry you know that you got me

If you were worried 'bout where
I been or who I saw or
What club I went to with my homies
Baby don't worry you know that you got me

Somebody told me that this planet was small
We use to live in the same building on the same floor
And never met before
Until I'm overseas on tour
And peep this Ethiopian queen from Philly
Taking classes abroad
She studying film and photo flash focus record
Said she workin on a flick and
Could my click do the score
She said she loved my show in Paris
At Elysee Montmartre
And that I stepped off the stage
And took a piece of her heart
We knew from the start that
Things fall apart, intentions shatter
She like that shit don't matter
When I get home get at her
Through letter, phone, whatever
Let's link, let's get together
Shit you think not, think the Thought went home and forgot
Time passed, we back in Philly now she up in my spot
Tellin me the things I'm tellin her is makin her hot
Startin buildin with her constantly round the clock
Now she in my world like hip-hop
And keep tellin me

If you were worried 'bout where
I been or who I saw or
What club I went to with my homies
Baby don't worry you know that you got me

If you were worried 'bout where
I been or who I saw or
What club I went to with my homies
Baby don't worry you know that you got me

Yo, I'm the type that's always catchin a flight
And sometimes I gotta be out at the height of the night
And that's when she flip and get on some 'ol
Another lonely night
Seems like I'm on the side you only loving your mic
I know you gotta get that paper daddy keep that shit tight
But yo I need some sort of love in my life, you dig me
While politicin with my sister from New York City
She said she know this ball player and he think I'm pretty
Psych, I'm playin boo, you know it's just wit you I'm stayin boo
And when cats be poppin game I don't hear what they sayin boo
When you out there in the world, I'm still your girl
With all my classes I don't have the time for life's thrills
So when you sweatin on stage think of me when you rhyme
And don't be listenin to your homies they be leavin you blind

Yeah, so what you sayin I can trust you?
Is you crazy, you my king for real
But sometimes relationships get ill
No doubt

If you were worried 'bout where
I been or who I saw or
What club I went to with my homies
Baby don't worry you know that you got me

If you were worried 'bout where
I been or who I saw or
What club I went to with my homies
Baby don't worry you know that you got me

That snake could be that chick
And that rat could be that cool cat
That's whispering "she tryin to play you for the fool Black"
If something's on your chest then let it be known
See I'm not your every five minutes all on the phone
And on the topic of trust, it's just a matter of fact
That people bite back and fracture what's intact
And they'll forever be I ain't on some "oh I'm a celebrity"
I deal with the real so if it's artificial let it be
I've seen people caught in love like whirlwinds
Listening to they squads and listening to girlfriends
That's exactly the point where they whole world ends
Lies come in, that's where that drama begins, she like


Lyrics submitted by Madame Me

"You Got Me" as written by Jill H. Scott Tarik L. Collins

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, OLE MM

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  • +3
    General Commenterykah doesnt do the girl rap part- its Eve
    ChrissyTinaon September 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI agree that it's about trusting your significant other but I think there's a little more to it. Like here; "Seems like I'm on the side, you only lovin' your mic" and "With all my classes I don't have the time for life's thrills
    So when you sweatin' on stage, think of me when you rhyme
    And don't be listenin' to your homies, they be leadin' you blind"; It's like, trials and tribulations throughout all relationships. They all go through it but these two people are saying that they can handle it as long as they stay trusting eachother and keeps their eyes focused, you know? Like, don't pay attention to all the stuff on the side, the men and women who are trying to get at you and always trust that the other person is faithful, knowing that you never have to question that because without trust, relationships fall apart.
    Alaine1212on July 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means that you should trust your significant other.
    Adrienne05on September 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think this song needs explaining. Its fairly obvious what its about just by listening, theres no hidden cryptic meanings like some songs.

    But despite not being a rap fan, its one of the most beautiful songs in my collection. I used to listen to it lots a few years ago, but tonight is the first time I heard it in a long time, and it makes me happy :-)
    carpiion January 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it feels good to finally see them perform it live. even if they did it with chrisette michele
    pamnesiacon July 07, 2010   Link

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