"Gone Till November" as written by Wyclef Jean, Harvey Ostin and Terence Kelly....
Every time I make a run, girl, you turn around and cry
I ask myself why, oh why
See, you must understand, I can't work a 9 to 5
So I'll be gone 'til November
Said I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
Yo, tell my girl, yo, I'll be gone 'til November
I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
Yo, tell my girl, yo, I'll be gone 'til November
January, February, March, April, May
I see you cryin', but girl, I can't stay
I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
And give a kiss to my mother

When I come back, there'll be no need to clock
I'll have enough money to buy out blocks
Tell my brother, "Go to school in September"
So he won't mess up in summer school in the summer
Tell my cousin, Jerry, wear his condom
If you don't wear condom, you'll see a red lump
Woh oh oh oh
You sucker MC's, you got no flow
I heard your style, you're s-o s-o

Every time I make a run, girl, you turn around and cry
I ask myself why, oh why
See, you must understand, I can't work a 9 to 5
So I'll be gone 'til November
Said I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
Yo, tell my girl, yo, I'll be gone 'til November
I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
Yo, tell my girl, yo, I'll be gone 'til November
January, February, March, April, May
I see you cryin', but girl, I can't stay
I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
And give a kiss to my mother

I had to flip nuttin' and turn it into somethin'
Hip-hop turns to the future rock when I smash a punk
Commit treason, then I'll have a reason to hunt you down
It's only right, it's rappin' season
Yeah, you with the loud voice, posin' like you're top choice
Your voice, I'll make a hearse out of your Rolls Royce
Besides, I got my girl to remember
And I'll commit it that I'll be back in November

Every time I make a run, girl, you turn around and cry
I ask myself why, oh why
See, you must understand, I can't work a 9 to 5
So I'll be gone 'til November
Said I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
Yo, tell my girl, yo, I'll be gone 'til November
I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
Yo, tell my girl, yo, I'll be gone 'til November
January, February, March, April, May
I see you cryin', but girl, I can't stay
I'll be gone 'til November, I'll be gone 'til November
And give a kiss to my mother

I know the hustle's hard, but we gotta enterprise, the carnival


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"Gone Till November" as written by Terence Kelly Harvey Ostin

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    General CommentThe song is not about going on tour -- it's about drug running. The point of view is the drug runner. He's talking to the people in his life and explaining why he has to do this for a living. It's not meant to be uplifting, because even though he promises he'll be back in November, there's still that reference in the opening to other runners who don't come back. It's depressing, because this guy might end up being one of them.
    wellreallyon January 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsry yall, it's not about both. you can read into it whatever you want, but it's about drug running.
    luckye225on July 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentstop the arguing. if you've ever known anyone who has done some hardcore drugs, you would know this song is about drug running.
    theoneandonlydeejon November 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexcellent song...

    the meaning is pretty obvious...
    thewhitepony33on April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery time I make a run, girl, you turn around and cry...
    clairebabyon October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how upset Wyclef's girlfriend/family are when he has to go away on tour. He says "I can't work a 9 to 5," so he is saying I'm not like other people who work day jobs, I'm an artist and I have to go out and perform. He has written this song for women missings their husbands and boyfriends. Overall, it sends an uplifting message, in November I'll be back.
    murphyovon February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really well produced song...
    tigersroamfreeon February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst of all, amazing song. Wellreally is correct about what the song is about. I do believe however that the lyrics says "Hip Hop turns to the future of rock when I smash a pumpkin". Get it?
    Foundation4lifeon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I dedicate this record, 'The Carnival' to all you brothers..."

    Lewisi, the actual album this song is on is titled "The Carnival". So no, he's not talking about carnival cruise line.
    alwaysanoleon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood lord. I'm shocked there are people that have actually listened to this song enough to want to post here that don't realize that the song is not about a cruise line, or about going on tour.

    Its about drug running. Period
    Jussslicon May 02, 2006   Link

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