"Doin' My Job" as written by and Clifford J./west Harris....
Ay I'm working here, know what I'm saying
Try to put yourself in my shoes for a second
Its not personal I'm just sayin though

Ay look
From when the moon came out 'till the sun came up
I was supplyin the days when where they flame up
Our mamas passing, by trying to explain us
Pissing in the bushes like they never house trained us
But, try to understand that's how we came up
You get to know us, you'll love us but you can't change us (naw)
Really we rather be rich and famous
But in the mean time were forced to slang dust
'Dro or crack cocaine, Penicillin to Rogaine
Ecstacy, Viagra, whatever'll get the dough mayne
I'm tired of people mis-representing my dough mayne
Oh you think we out here killing for nothing, hustling
for no gain (picture that)

Hey man I'm just doing my job
Hey lady, don't mind me I'm just doing my job
I don't want to make your life more harder, I'm just doin' my job
You live here, I work here I'm doing my job

I don't know if you don't know, don't care or can't see
Every time something up in the hood, it ain't me
And I ain't always up to no good and know the crease
And we ain't always gotta pass through the hood without speaking (how you doing)
We ain't out here threatening your lives, raping your children
We just out here staying alive, making a million (you know)
Working hard, trying to survive chasing a mill-ion
You hear us talking loud, just think of this is chameleon
React to the situations, but accusations is still
? and rise in your house, I mean you just hurting my feelings (man)
We got lives, we want to live nice too
We got moms, dads, wise kids just like you
But I ? a few, its hell in high school
When your helping with the rent lights and the gas bill too
So before you go judging us loving us won't hurt
Yeah under 25, staying alive is hard work

Hey man I'm just doing my job
Hey lady, don't mind me I'm just doing my job
I don't want to make your life more harder, I'm just doin' my job
You live here, I work here I'm doing my job

And for you to see what I'm saying, open eyes will help
If you could think about somebody besides yourself
Why you pointing fingers at me, analyze yourself
Quit all that chastising and try to provide some help
Instead of calling the law, you busting my balls
With all due respect, we don't even need to be fucking with y'all (man)
And we can't help it cause it is like this
We don't like it no more than you that we live like this
Hallway, stuck in the grass summertime to wintertime
Cutting school to sell fifty dimes by dinner time
See everything we know we learned from the streets
Since thirteen I've been hustling and earning my keep

Hey man I'm just doing my job
Hey lady, don't mind me I'm just doing my job
I don't want to make your life more harder, I'm just doin my job
You live here, I work here I'm doing my job


Lyrics submitted by Dustin

"Doin My Job" as written by Michael Lovesmith Clifford Joseph Harris

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    General Commenti think it's about him havin to sell drugs in order to survive and how people look at drug dealers. he's talkin about the other side of drug dealin and what they go through and why they do what they do. he's sayin that he's doin whatever he has to do in order to live and for people not to judge him. this song made me have mad respect for him.
    jvs24on April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the most inspirational song Ti has ever made.
    did he write this himself? its beautiful. i guess he's just trying to prove that ppl are always assuming that niggaz from the hood aint bout shit and they go around killin and stealin. yeah its wrong, but they have to survive under circumstances. i dont see oprah donatin money to the hood? after readin these lyrics, im really touched at just how deep Ti can get. i dont giv a fuk what yall say bout me. i luv me sum him.
    sweetnspicy656on July 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the legal battle between eagles wide reciever T.O. and T.I. and how they jerk off to terminator 2 screenings everynight. this song helped me through terminator 3, and going back in time. T.O. and T.I. should do a mega remix together of "cocks in the cradle", which is sampled in this songt and finish it off with the sound T-1000 makes when he jerks off onto microphones (we all know it), then holding up butterscotch krimpets to the light of the sun, Christ himself will smite all pigskin Wilson footballs till baseball season starts, as T.I. is a major league poet.
    RandomOckon April 26, 2006   Link

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