Songs for the Struggle

by Dr. E

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released May 5, 2017

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Track Name: Mutha Werk
Girrrrl you betta werrk!!

Often I’m mistaken for granted and forsaken foreal, ah ha
Ain’t no one above me, they hate me and just love me still, I
Raise the babies with no maybes, not of man
So don’t say I don’t werk

Werk werk
Werk werk
Werk it, werk it, werk it,
werk it, werk it, werk it (Chorus 2x)

werk, werk, werk, baby I just werk!

They call me super dooper homegirl and a trooper you see, now ow
They don’t wanna pay me, profit from my slavery for free, now
Can’t control me, cause I know me, I’m the prize
So don’t say I don’t werk

Werk werk
Werk werk
Werk it, werk it, werk it,
werk it, werk it, werk it (Chorus 2x)

werk, werk, werk, baby I just werk!

BRIDGE
Hey mama mama (backing vocals)
[Werkin mama, mama I werk it]
Hey mama mama (backing vocals)
[Mama mama mama werkin mama]

Hey, Hey, Hey mama (backing)
Ain’t it a mutha
Hey, Hey, Hey mama (backing)
It’s hard out here, Its’ hard out here-but I werk, I’m a mutha out here werkin
Hey, Hey, Hey mama (backing)
It’s hard out here, It’s hard out here, when you’re mutha
Hey, Hey, Hey mama (backing)
Ain’t it a mutha, Ain’t it a mutha?
(mutha mutha) backing vocals

MUSIC BREAKDOWN
Werk werk
Werk werk
Werk it, werk it, werk it,
werk it, werk it, werk it
Chorus (4x) Lead ad lib

werk, werk, werk, baby I just werk!
Track Name: The Whole 9
I been through the storm
Been through the rain
Been broken hearted
I been betrayed
Been through some things
More than I can tell
Left me stranded
But I’m Back from hell
But now I’m shining
Now I’m grinding
Had to go there to know there
And I been through been throughoooooooooo, the whole 9

Been through
Been through
The whole nine
Now I’m shining, now I’m grinding got my mind and now I
Been through
Been through
The whole nine
Don’t you try to fool me now
Don’t you try to rule me now
Cause I been through the whole {Hit} nine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks shiny and new
And feels good too
Like something for nothing
too good to be true
when you in it a little
But you get to the middle
You feel the jaggeddy edge
Got you out on a ledge
now I’m shining
Now I’m grinding
Had to go there to know there
And I been through been throughoooooooooo, the whole 9




Cause I know
What’s behind door 1
Now I know
What’s behind door 2
Now I know
What’s behind door 3
And I can see some funny stuff
About a mile up East
I been through
I been through
The Whole {Hit} nine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Feel the Real
So you can to your healing
Track Name: 13
Born to be loved
Born to be free
Born to be everything
That my gifts will let me be
But I feel strange things
Too much for my mind
And I take the shame
And I go run and hide

Chorus
Cause I’m 13 and I workin’ these mean streets
I want love, I want affection
But I don’t know I’m lookin in the wrong direction
Said I’m 13, I’m 13
Said I’m just 13

I’m a tenderoni
I’m a girlwomanchild
I wan’t my mama
And I need my daddy’s smile
Who is my friend
Who is my enemy
Will you treat me right
Or take advantage of me

Chorus
Cause I’m 13 and I workin’ these mean streets
I want love, I want affection
But I don’t know I’m lookin in the wrong direction
Said I’m 13, I’m 13
Said I’m just 13 (repeat)

I’m searching, searching 4x

Help me be a winner
Cause I’m a beginner
I might be an offender
But I am not a sinner

Cause I’m 13
I’m 13
Said I’m 13, I’m 13
Said I’m just 13
I’m just 13
I’m 13
Track Name: Deaky
I met this guy, he kinda caught my eye
He really was cute
We had a good conversation
And we wound up makin
A date for a rendezvous
After dinner and a movie
He started talkin to me
Tellin me what he wanted to do
He said “My name is my game. And my name is Deaky and I wanna do the __ with you.”

He said, I like it, need it, wanna touch it, let me squeeze it
Wanna do the __ with you
Crave it, save it, be your slave if, let me pay ya
Wanna do the __ with you

He said, I like it, need it, wanna touch it, let me squeeze it
Wanna do the __ with you
Crave it, save it, be your slave if, let me pay ya
I wanna do the __ with you

I was shocked, he had me on lock
Til he made that freaky move
After deliberation, I made a little statement
I kinda wanna do that too
But my mind started flashin
About the Aids I’d be havin
From a one night stand with you
Cause your name is your game and your name is Deaky and I can’t do the __ with you!

He said, I like it, need it, wanna touch it, let me squeeze it
Wanna do the __ with you
Crave it, save it, be your slave if, let me pay ya
Wanna do the __ with you

He said, I like it, need it, wanna touch it, let me squeeze it
Wanna do the __ with you
Crave it, save it, be your slave if, let me pay ya
I can’t do the __ with you

Cause what a girl wants, what a girl needs
You gotta know, cause you gotta please me
Say come on be my girl, we’ll build a world
It’s not all about sex with me
But instead you said, I
Like it need it, wanna touch it, lemme squeeze it
Wanna do the __ with you
Crave it, save it, be your slave if, let me pay ya
Wanna do the __ with you
Like it need it, wanna touch it, lemme squeeze it
Wanna do the __ with you
Crave it, save it, be your slave if, let me pay ya

I can’t do the ___ with you
I can’t do the ___ with you
I can’t do the ___ with you
I know the danger can’t do it with a stranger I can’t do the __ with you
Track Name: Welcome
Welcome into my queendom
Welcome into my queendom
What you wanna see what you wanna do (boo boo)
Welcome into my queendom
Welcome into my queendom
What you wanna see what you wanna do (boo boo)

Baby I just have to say that I’m happy all alone
I’m single but I’ll mingle
With the right, spirit
You can’t invest the time
I can’t feel i

If you want me to be with you
I gotta feel it I gotta feel your vibe
If you want me to be real true
You gotta to respect the intellect
Check the foolishness and you’ll be

Welcome into my queendom
Welcome into my queendom
What you wanna see what you wanna do (boo boo) [repeat]
Welcome into my queendom
Welcome into my queendom
What you wanna see what you wanna do (boo boo)

Baby you look good to me but I’m not thirsty move along
No time to handle scandal
Want a true, friend
You can’t invest the time
I understand

If you want me to be with you
I gotta feel it I gotta feel your vibe
If you want me to be real true
You gotta to respect the intellect
Check the foolishness (and you’ll be)

Welcome into my queendom
Welcome into my queendom
What you wanna see what you wanna do (boo boo) [repeat]


Gotta trust me, let me be clear
You can’t follow me, you can’t be here

Not a toy to play, I don’t do fear
Put your hands on me, gotta leave here

Welcome to my queendom 2x

Welcome, welcome, welcome
You’re welcome
Track Name: Now I Know
I got my family
I got my dawtas and my babies
I got my friends
And I got my self

I know I’m not young as I used to be
But I still got everything I need
I got my health
I got my voice
I got my wealth

Now I know what love is
Now I know what life is
And I don't worry about what people say about me

Cause I got everything in me that I need
To keep on pushing to be who I wanna be and
I ain’t got time to play

Chorus 3x
Now I know what love’s about
Now I know what I am all about
Now I know what life is all about, Now I know

I’m going for my goals
Still seeking and pushing for my dreams
Still tryna be the best me that I can be
I can’t let you stop me

You can’t if you tried
Cause the universe is on my side
Today I’m alive
And nobody can stop me

Chorus
I’m gonna keep singing and dancing walkin and talkin
And going for mine
Going for my mountain top
Hey cause you just can’t stop me
Track Name: Pay Attention
Pay attention to myself
Do I like what I am doing?
Am I learning am I loving?
Am I growing or existing?

Do I love the me I am?
Who am I and am I glad
For the good days and the bad
Can’t be mad

Gotta Pay Attention to myself
Gotta pay attn. I’m worth it
Gotta pay attn. to my life
Gotta pay attn. or the pay the price

Pay attn. to my soul
Am I feeding deep my spirit?
When the quiet voice is speaking
Do I follow do I hear it?

Do I love the me I am?
Who am I and am I glad
For the good times and the bad?
Can’t be mad

Gotta Pay Attention to myself
Gotta pay attn. I’m worth it
Gotta pay attn. to my life
Gotta pay attn. or the pay the price

Gotta love my mind
Gotta love my face
Gotta love myself
Gotta claim my space

Gotta love my heart
Gotta love my hands
Gotta love my legs
So I can dance
Track Name: I Didn't Know
I didn't know what I was doing throwing my life away
I didn't know what I was doing wasting all those days
doing cocaine thinking I was so strange
not knowing who I was
not knowing I was me

I didn't know what I was saying
cursing all God made
I didn't know what I was saying
swearing my life away
killing my spirit
I couldn't feel it
not knowing my worth
not knowing my worth

Running in the night time
afraid of the light
running on the dark streets
a girl of the night
wasting all my nights
I could have been home
coulda been using my mind
but I wasn't strong
I coulda been feeding my brain
making beautiful things
wasting my life
wasting my life
wasting my life
wasting my life
Track Name: Looking for the Light
Reading your bible
Keeping your faith
Helping somebody
Along the way
Speaking good thoughts
That come your way

Giving thanks and praise
Everyday you wake keep looking
Looking for the light
Looking for the light
Looking for the light
Giving thanks and praise
Everyday you wake keep looking
Looking for light

Finding new paths
Walking your way
Let go of your past
Break every chain
Reaching for higher
Giving more than you take

Giving thanks and praise
Everyday you wake keep looking
Looking for the light
Looking for the light
Looking for the light
Giving thanks and praise
Everyday you wake keep lookin
Looking for light

Bridge/Change
You can run away from time
You can put it out your mind
But your spirit cannot shine
With get high, or with get by, and goodbye
If you wanna fly

To yourself be true, take a look at you and keep looking

Looking for the light
Looking for the light
Looking for the light
(outro)