"Gettin' Up" as written by and Kamaal Fareed Leroy Burgess....
Sent you a message, sent you an email
Hasty decisions we may still prevail
Both needed breaks, we both needed to bail
Walking through the corridors of my mind
The hideaways, the nooks, and things were good times
Memories certainly yes they still bind
Still a common man and yeah that's for sure
Still a bankroll and yeah still can tour
But man this thing that we had was much more
Come back home, don't be out in the world
It's a rat race and no race for a girl
Amongst the scavengers I've found the pretty pearl
It's for the faint of heart who never get enough
Gotta get tough, buckle 'em up, we call 'em guts
And we, and we and we ahhh

We gotta gettin up
We gotta gettin up
Today is nice come on we gettin up
Said we gettin up
Said we gettin up
Tonite is right come on we gettin up
Said we gettin up
Said we gettin up

Come over here baby, don't look so grumpy
This kind of lifestyle could be so comfy
We can start a clan just like the Kennedy's
You and I advance, certainly we can expand
Feelings that should never end
And you respect me like a friend
But love me like your man
No other could contend
Or we could be like Doves exposed 2 history
Like staying with each other with truth and chivalry
The things we go through they shape identity
Yes, pretty, let's do this all night
Consummate this thing and make it alright
And when we cuddle up and promise that it's right


I like to watch everybody gravitate towards you
Your magnetic presence make them come through
The same way you got them, you got me too
Now look at our lives so colorful
A wonderful spectrum, not one tone dull
Full of excitement and not one lull
See we had an understanding, oh yes we did
I'm bringing it back, I'm puttin' in my bid
Have a couple of kids, and have a couple of cribs
We like Louie D and ?????, Martin and Coretta
Doin' it to death, no one can do it better
When we leave our physical our spirits still together
So come on now, here's a placement for your hand
You rockin with the #1 MC man
The #1 controller of right with the plan


Lyrics submitted by rav4guy

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. After being separated from his ex for a while, the narrator contacts her to make amends. She's upset with him. So he brings up the good times that they had before to try to talk her into getting back together and starting a family. It could also be a metaphor to Q-tip's relationship with hip hop and performing. He's been away for a while but he made a come back with this album.
    ClymClemClamon March 16, 2011   Link
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    My Opinionthis song has good flow
    ImmortalAlon June 03, 2009   Link

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