"Ballad of Bitter Honey" as written by and Eef Barzelay....
That was my ass you saw bouncing
Next to Ludacris
It was only on screen for a second
But it was kinda hard to miss
And all those other hoochie skanks
They ain't got shit on me
And one of Nelly's bodyguards
He totally agreed

My mother cleaned the homes of wealthy people 'till the day
She died and so to California
I did make my way
I tried to finish nursing school
I really wanted to, you see
But all those broken bodies
Well they, they really got to me

And they all think I'm stupid
I can see it in their eyes
But I know what's inside their hearts
I penetrate their lives
Sometimes it gets me crazy
But I keep my feelings hid
'Cause I know deep inside they're only frightened little kids

And if I press my breasts together
And arch my back just so
I can ask for pretty things
And they will not say no
No one should have to suffer
No one should go without
Don't hate me 'cause I know just what this world is all about
Don't hate me 'cause I know just what this world is all about

Lyrics submitted by sarahsaurusrex, edited by Hamderbeek

"Ballad of Bitter Honey" as written by Eef Barzelay

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    General CommentI think wrat is right. this is a song written from the pov of a dancer in a hip hop video. I love how he gives her so much credit as being a human just like anyone. It's interesting because he is writing abotu a character in a completely different cultural circle than the one Eef lives in. I think it's very well done.
    chuckletson July 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis folk song forms part of a song cycle about the life of a young hip-hop dancer.
    wraton March 12, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think it's about a girl who's life is so fucked up that she has this one crazy night
    lachanges3on February 24, 2007   Link

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