"Window Seat" as written by Erica Wright and James Jason Poyser....
O, presently I'm standing
Here right now
You're so demanding
Tell me what you want from me

Concluding
Concentrating on my music, lover, and my babies
Makes me wanna ask the lady for a ticket outta town
So can I get a window seat

Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a ticket outta town
A look around
And a safe touch down

Window seat
Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a chance to fly
A chance to cry

And a long bye bye
But I need you to want me
Need you to miss me
I need your attention

I need you next me
I need someone to clap for me
I need your direction
Somebody say come back

Come back baby come back
I want you to need me
Come back come back baby come back
Come back come back baby come back

Come back come back baby come back
So, in my mind I'm tusslin'
Back and forth 'tween here and hustlin'
I don't wanna time travel no mo

I wanna be here
I'm thinking
On this porch I'm rockin'
Back and forth light Lightning Hopkins

If anybody speak to Scotty
Tell him beam me up
So can I get a window seat
Don't want nobody next to me

I just want a ticket outta town
A look around
And a safe touch down
Window seat

Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a chance to fly
A chance to cry
And a long bye bye

But I need you to miss me
Need somebody come get me
Need your attention
Need your energy yes I do

Need someone to clap for me
Need your affection
Somebody say come back
Come back baby come back

I want u to need me
Come back come back baby come back
Come back come back baby come back
Come back come back baby come back

But can I get a window seat
Don't want nobody next to me
I just want a ticket outta town
A look around

And a safe touch down
I just need a chance to fly
A chance to cry
And a long

Bye bye


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"Window Seat" as written by Erica Wright, James Jason Poyser

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    General Commentthis song is pretty much how I feel right now. People can be demanding and it's hard to feel listened to when you feel like everyone is talking over each other. sometimes you need a breath, a beat away from the constant chatter of the real world. sometimes it is good to get that space and to just be alone. at the end of her video, erykah fakes being shot and purple blood gushes out of her head, spelling the word "groupthink" in cursive, and she talks about how individuality takes a back seat to being invested in group dealings. the idea of this song is that in order to remain yourself, sometimes you just need to get a window seat and be alone and reflect. I think I could use a window seat right about now.
    clarkthe2ndon May 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFeels like the desire to ascend. Maybe a little second guessing in there. She still has some baggage or desires to drop off the scale.
    XLoveEpiphanyXon April 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA mess of contradictions. Lady wants her space, and she doesn't. Like what you say, LoveEpiphany. The desire to ascend. She's evaluating what's important, and taking a breather. But life is always in motion. I like the lyrics. It's refreshing. Who doesn't want a window seat, and a ticket out of town sometimes.
    spectaculavenaculaandsoseculaon April 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is fantastic. It's just pitch perfect.
    omnivoreronon April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with spectula, alot of contradictions in the song - but I think that is the point. It's part of human nature to contradict, and this contradiction is very common. Wanting one's own private space, and then feeling alone at the same time. Sort of like that saying "we don't know what we've got till it's gone", Erykah doesn't know what she has until she doesn't have it anymore.
    Versacheeseon April 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti like you guys answer but i hope we dont mind if i add my 2 cents

    i think erykah badu has a strong message of faith and spirituality in her lyrics, many of which the people that hold the public interest of music production dont agree with anyway, and she wants the people who still believe in truth to stand up and say erykah badu is right and as a fan and an optimist i want her to stay in rotation. erykah badu feels as though her fans should reassure her that her music is still touching people. but i hope the end doesnt mean shes saying goodbye to the industry [to the art]... alot of artists these days say one thing and display another and the video has symbolism throughout that hold open another meaning [or perspective]
    elizannonon June 19, 2010   Link

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