Yeah this one right here goes out to all the baby's mamas, mamas
Mamas, mamas, baby mamas, mamas
Yeah, go like this

[Chorus]
I'm sorry Ms. Jackson (oh), I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times
I'm sorry Ms. Jackson (oh), I am for real
Never meant to make your daughter cry
I apologize a trillion times

My baby's drama mama, don't like me
She be doing things like having them boys come from her neighborhood
To the studio trying 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]

Me and yo' daughter, got's this thing going on
(We got a special kind of thing going on)
You say it's puppy love
We say it's full grown
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 wrong
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
Asking what happened to the feeling 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's cool
And yes I will be present on the first day of school, and graduation

[Chorus]

Uh, uh, yeah
"Look at the way he treats me"
Shit, look at the way you treat me
You see your little nosy-ass home girls
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 speaking no more
Cause my dick all in her mouth
Know what I'm talking about? Jealousy, infidelity, envy
Cheating to beating, envy and to the G they be the same thing
So who you placing the blame on, you keep on singing the same song
Let bygones be bygones, you can go on and get the hell on
You and your mama

[Chorus: x2]



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"Ms. Jackson" as written by David A/benjamin Sheats

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP

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  • +5
    General Comment:This song is very good. I have always thought of Outkast as a weel-rounded, very original rap duo, from their selection of beats & rhythms, lyrical content, even clothing. I particularly like the opening reverse synth & drums, and the piano sample that adds a hint of sadness. Nonetheless, the lyrics are straight foward for the most part, although the 2 MCs seem to be dealing with their own "baby mama dramas". Where Big Boi seems to be frustrated in a struggle to carry on a neutral relationship with his baby mama for the sake of the child having 2 parents, Andre is apologetic for the mutual loss of love/interest that once existed between him and the mother of his child, yet pledges to keep an active role as a father.

    As far as all those who gave a negative comment about this song, feel free to compare this song to whatever cover the Vines may have done of it, but don't ignorantly discard it as trash because you fail to embrace hip-hop music. Someone posted this song had"way too much hip-hop influence" yet "Hey Ya was OK because it had a rock influence". Don't disrespect entire genres of music simply because you have an affinity for a certain type or fail to recognize talent in others.
    Khaoson August 03, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:<--- rechecks the name of the site he is own.

    36 comments and like 3 explanations as to what the song is about. I don't come here to see a bunch of bitches argue about arbitrary stuff. Please stay on topic!
    nimownson July 29, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i had 2 do an assignment on this song and its all about andre3000's relationship with erykah badu.ms. jackson is erykahs mum.her maiden name was jackson.they had a child and broke up.erykahs mother was not impressed with this relationship and hated andre.he apologises to ms jackson for everything he has done to upset erykah.he says his intentions were good
    swimmeron August 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I was watching an Outkast interview and this song was brought up and they said it was having a child and he's trying to talk to her mother. Heres what I got from it..


    I'm sorry Ms. Jackson [OOOH], I am for real -> he'd not just trying to use her daughter and stuff.

    Never meant to make your daughter cry the daughers obviously sad about it.

    I apologize a trillion times and he's apologizing
    (x2)

    [Big Boi]
    My baby's drama mama, don't like me her mother is being over dramatic and isn't pleased with him breaking up with her daughter

    She be doin things like havin them boys come from her neighborhood
    to the studio to try and fight me. the mothers so mad that she'd sending over boys to fight the guy ((pritty obvious))

    She need to get a, piece of the american pie and take her bite out not understanding this part.

    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 he's proving to her mother that he's not using her daughter for money so he cuts off electricity sorces.

    Private school, daycare, shit medical bills I PAY THAT He'd willing to pay for the majority of the bills for there family

    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 dont get this.

    Shit; you never got a chance
    to hear my side of the story we was divided her mother wouldn't let him defent himself.

    She had fish fries and cookouts
    for my child's birthday I ain't invited he wasn't invited to him own chils birthday.

    Despite it, I show her the utmost respect when I fall through
    All you, do is defend that lady when I call you, yeah either way he'll provid for his family

    [Chorus]

    [Andre 3000]
    Me and yo' daughter.. gots this thang goin on
    (We got a special kind of thang goin on) they love eachother.

    You say it's puppy love (arf arf arf)
    We say it's full grown (ARF ARF WOOF!) its a serious relationship.

    Hope that we feel this.. feel this way forever he wants them to be together forever.

    You can plan a pretty picnic
    but you can't predict the weather, Ms. Jackson he thinks that she doesn't have a clue about what they feel about eachother and how there love will end.

    Ten times out of nine, now if I'm lyin; fine
    The quickest muzzle throw it on my mouth and I'll decline he wont be controlled by her mother.

    King meets queen, then the puppy love thing, together dream
    bout that crib with the Goodyear swing they've found eachother, then they gain puppy love then a serious realtionship and they dream about a nice house and stuff.

    on the oak tree, I hope we feel like this forever
    Forever, forever, ever, forever, ever? he's asking her if she hops it will last forever like he does.

    Forever never seems that long until you're grown
    And notice that the day by day ruler can't be too wrong

    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 he wants to change everything to make it right.

    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 he is praying that they can still love eachother.

    So know this, know that everythang's cool
    And yes I will be present on the first day of school, and graduation he is promising he will be there for everything.

    [Chorus]

    [Big Boi]
    Uh, uh, yeah
    "Look at the way he treats me"
    Shit, look at the way you treat me he's trying to make a point that he is only treating her mother badly because of the way she treats him.

    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 the mother and daughter arnt talking to eachother because the daughter refuses to stop being with the guy.

    Knahm'talkinbout? Jealousy, infidelity, envy
    Cheating to beating, envy and to the G they be the same thing
    So who you placin the blame on, you keep on singin the same song he's trying to tell the mother that he is not and never will cheat.

    Let bygones be bygones, you can go on and get the hell on
    You and your mama he's giving up because the daughter isn't sticking up for him.
    DumplingSoupon January 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:So the song's all about Andre. It's his relationship, his turmoil, his kid, right? His parts are all about wondering if it was possible to feel like this forever and his wish to abracadabra all of the ugliness away...heartfelt stuff. And then what does Big Boi do? Come in and get in some faces about all the bullshit that's being pulled, call a spade a spade, and let it be known that dicks will be put into the mouths that they need to be put into. That's a great ying and yang of what it's like being heartbroken versus watching everything yr friends have to go thru when it's happening to them.
    billyhcon March 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Can everyone here stop arguing about this song of love
    PrinceOfGrimeon February 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:ha
    the vines are horrible
    granola brinkon April 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:The actual meaning is that Dre had a child with singer Erykah Badu out of wedlock. This song is a message to Badu's mother, whose actual name is Kolleen Wright. Ms. Jackson is a name that they made up.
    king nothing2on April 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Yeah the vines version is terrible and completely bastardizes the song.

    In an interview they said Ms. Jackson was just a name used to represent all of the mother's out there and it's basically an apology/tribute for all the shit they're put through.
    TGZon April 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:deadlywombat you are dumbfuck just for saying that. Outkast wrote the original song a few years ago. then vines took the great song that mrs jackson is, used their shit-singer's voice to fuck up the song, then managed to fuck it up even more by giving it a shitty rock sound. dont ever fucking accuse outkast of ripping shit from anyone, they are some of the few groups out their who are making original music and not the same garbage that everyone is shitting out of their ass.
    ZeroKidon May 23, 2004   Link

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