"Po' Folks" as written by and Anderson....
Mmmmm, aww..

All my life been po'
But it really don't matter no mo'
And they wonder why we act this way
Nappy Boys gon' be okay
All my life been po'
But it really don't matter no mo'
And they wonder why we act this way
Nappy Roots gon' be okay, okay

[Big V]
We came in the game, plain ya see
Average man when the rest was ashamed to be
Nappy head and all, ain't no changin me
So rough it was, downright wrong I tell ya
Nobody never gave us nothin but tough time and made us somethin
Different stretch of road, new somethin to see
Every state on the map, a different somethin to eat
Daps and handshakes, it meant nuttin for real
Everybody makin a killin man, showin no feelins
Walkin off collectin pay, it's the way of the world
Can't change it, so I guess I'm gon' pray for the world
Sometimes I ask myself, was I made for the world?
I scream this to you, and I say it to the world
Nappy then, Nappy now - Nappy for a bit
Knee-deep, head over heels in this country shit!


[Skinny DeVille]
Even though I picture better days,
I'm thankful for the chance I got to say amen
The Lord done blessed me with his grace, I wish this day would never end
We represent the slums, where we from, we feel they bump
Polish shot off on these presidents, and hardtimes they go and come
Some take up off, without the chance, to make it at all
Who woulda thought Skinny'd be the one that's, makin this call
Lord, help me out, tell me where I went wrong
I'm tryna find a righteous path, although it's, never been long
I gotta do it for my sons, they tellin me, "Daddy be strong"
We gon' make it through these hardtimes
Even though they go and they come
Ya absolutely right, for somethin happen to me on last Tuesday night
It's plain as day, man they... with this World Trade
Naw brave any order but confoldure
Better make it home when nothin seems to matter
That's when, see, everything can go - any which way
They got me fooled, see the Henny with the J
Front porch, chillin broke, country folk, I'm Nappy with my ways yo


[R. Prophit]
It's a blessin we woke up this mornin
All my colored folk stressin, come let's join hands
Got the folk with depresses of being po' man
Poppa taught me an order, survive for no man
Nappy got some for we gon' stand
Prophit grew from a juvenile to a grown man
Ya gotta take responsibility for ya own man
Zonin, two blunts a mornin, by sunrise sometimes
I love to hear my woman moanin, it's on again
Damn I hope you play this song again
The soul cleansin, the melody just read my end
Not a lot of things but usually just appendin my lady
Been searchin bendin and saw my folks locked in the tennants
And it don't make any sense (why) children and sentencin
Broadcastin from the slums, that's why I'm writin these sentences
Just lower my income, (what) though we ain't finish it


Lyrics submitted by F.O.R.D45

"Po' Folks" as written by Bill Anderson

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    General Commenti love this song...rap that truly means something, we dont have much of that anymore. it has a sweet beat, i saw the video the other day on mtv2 and i've been playing the song non stop. nappy roots is good.
    pbechon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't really listen to rap that much but i do have to admite this song kicks ass i like the songe for the beat and the passion it is song with i first herd this song form a friend and i really think every on should go get the song peace.
    magic_669on August 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood song
    KonArtiston September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song about a simple life. Wish I had a simple life..
    mc0on October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's refreshing to hear rap about being poor and not caring for once. Great song.
    blienkon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat song... catchy beat.. another one of nappy's classics
    coloavson June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't really like rap very much, and to be quite honest there are very many lyrically good rap songs out there. But this song is damn good. I love listening to this when shit's not going my way, or when I have a bad day. It's a good song to sit and listen to, and just think about everything thats happened up til now.
    halffaston July 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOne of the greatest songs I've ever heard. I've probably listened to this song about 30 times and I still haven't got tired of it.

    If you like this song by Nappy Roots listen to these ones that I thought were really good : ROUN' THE GLOBE, and SICK AND TIRED.
    Noël 1991on October 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentpbech you hit it right on the button really...
    Noël 1991on October 27, 2004   Link

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