"On & On" as written by Jahmal D. Cantero and Erica Wright....
Oh my my my
I'm feeling high
My moneys gone
I'm all alone
The world is turnin'
Oh what a day
What a day what a day
Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learn,
If your knowledge were your wealth then it will be well earn
If we were made in his image then call us by our names
Most intellects do not believe in god but they fear us just the same
Oh on and on and on and on
Whew on and on and on and on
I go on and on and on and on
Ohh on and on and on and on
I was born under water with three dollars and six dimes
Yeah you might laugh 'cause you did not do your math
Na qua two...three...
Damn, y'all feel that? Oh...
Qua two...three...
The world keeps turning
Oh what a day what a day what a day
The man that knows something knows that he knows nothing at all
Does it seem colder in your summertime and hotter in your fall
If we were made in his image then call us by our names
Most intellects do not believe in god but they fear us just the same
Oh on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
I go on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
I am feeling kinda hungry 'cause my high is coming down
Don't feed me yours 'cause your food does not endure
I think I need a cup of tea, the world keeps burnin'
Oh what a day, what a day what a day
You rush into destruction 'cause you don't have nothin' left
The mother ship can't save you so your ass is goin' get it
If we were made in his image then call us by our names
Most intellects do not believe in god but they fear us just the same
Oh on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on
Ooh ooh wee on and on and on and on
On and on and on and on


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"On & On" as written by Shaznay Lewis Greg Kurstin

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  • +3
    General Commentin the verse,
    'if we were made in His image then call us by our names
    most intellects do not believe in God but they fear us just the same,'
    what is she trying to say? is she saying that we are all god?
    annelansberryon March 10, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Commentshe's saying that if we're all made in god's image, then we deserve the same respect, so call me by my name, nothing else...most intellects are convinced that god doesn't exist, but the fear of a higher being or some other unknown force like fate scares us all..
    paradigmshifton December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis might help

    Supreme mathmatics
    (1) Knowledge is simply the accumulation of facts through observing, learning, and respecting. Knowledge is the foundation of all in existence, for it must be known in order to make it manifest. Knowledge is the light given off by our sun, which is the foundation of our solar system.

    (2) Wisdom is wise words being spoken, or to speak knowledge (or a wise dome, meaning a wise mind) and act according to it. Wisdom is water or the vital building block of life. Wisdom is the Original Woman because life is continued through her cipher (womb). It is also a reflection of one's knowledge and is shown and proved by the moon, being a reflection of the sun's light (knowledge). Knowledge plus the reflection of Knowledge equals Wisdom (1 + 1 = 2).

    (3) Understanding is what shows and proves the completion of knowledge and wisdom (man, woman, and child). Understanding is a clear mental picture. It is the Original Child, which is the star. The highest form of understanding is love, the bond between man and woman, or Knowledge and Wisdom. Knowledge plus Wisdom equals Understanding (1 + 2 = 3). If you knowledge my wisdom, you will understand what I am talking about.

    (4) Culture/Freedom is one’s way of living, meaning one’s language (wisdom) and customs (ways and actions). The Original Man’s culture is Islam: freedom, justice, and equality, which is peace. Free to practice one's own culture, which is Islam. Without conflict.

    (5) Power is the force or creative energy. Power is the truth, which is Allah's mathematics. To have knowledge of the Culture of Islam is to have Power.

    (6) Equality/Truth/Justice is the state or quality of being equal, meaning to deal equally with all in existence. Equality is achieved by teaching others Knowledge and Wisdom, and making it understood through Understanding. Truth is achieved through the actual and factual Wise words spoken. Justice is accomplished when Equality is applied and Truth is manifested. Their mergence will bring about Justice.

    (7) God: Allah is God, the supreme-being Blackman who is the original or origin of all humankind. God is Allah, Lord of All the Worlds, Supreme Ruler of the Universe, which is everything: sun, moon, and stars (God is the sun in the solar system, Man is the sun, Woman is the moon, Child is a star).

    (8) Build or Destroy: To build is to elevate the mentality of self and others around the self to add positive energy to every nation. To destroy is to ruin by allowing negativity to outweigh the positive.

    (9) Born: to be born is the completion of all in existence, which is to manifest from Knowledge to Born, the law of mathematics—to be complete in itself.

    (0) Cipher is the completion of a circle consisting of 360 degrees (120 degrees of Knowledge, 120 degrees of Wisdom, 120 degrees of Understanding), which is a whole. All in existence pertains to a cipher.
    luv28on January 11, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentshe had been explaining this song a lot during her lives and so on. this song is about completion, the cipher, taht can be represented by a circle of 360 degrees. "i was born under water" means she was born in her mother's womb, she was already complete there and born with everything she needed.
    madameon July 22, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love this part

    "If we were made in His image then call us by our names. Most intellects do not believe in God but they fear us just the same."

    I think that means, if we're God's image than we deserve the same respect. And she's saying that even though most intellectual people are atheists, they still tend to treat others with more "God-fearing" respect than most religious people.
    MyCherryMoonon December 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is full of 5%er refrences... do some research on it before you inteprit it. You know in high school english class they explain that poetry is easier to understand when you know a thing or two bout the person who wrote it. Song is no different from poetry, if Erykah says some line and maybe Ashanti has the same line, the meaning is totally different between the two artists...
    I dont know much about "5 percent nation" though, it would be great if someone could help me understand it...
    REDorbon October 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen she says she born with $3.60 she means she was born complete like a circle (360 degrees)

    maybe some of the other religion stuff has to do with how we all really dont know, so skeptics and believers alike cant really say they are right.
    whap whapon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song
    precipitateon October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am feeling kinda hungry 'cause my high is coming down

    maybe the freedom u feel after pot?
    Maverick_Matthewon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Its my favorite Badu song. She is such a soulful person, I love it! Almost as much as I love this song - haha.
    Brittizzoon January 11, 2006   Link

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