ERYKAH BADU


Apple Tree Lyrics

I'd like to dedicate this to all the Creator's righteous children
I have some food in my bag for you
Not the edible food, the food you eat, no
I have some food for thought, since knowledge is infinite
It has infinitely fell on me, so, umm

It was a stormy night, you know
The kind where the lightnin' strike
And I was hangin' out with some
Of my artsy friends, ooh wee ooh wee ooh
The night was long, the night went on
People coolin' out until the break of dawn
Incense was burnin' so I'm feelin' right, aight

See, I pick my friends like I pick my fruit
My Granny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't walk around tryin' to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time tryin' to get what you got
I work at pleasin' me 'cause I can't please you
And that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
Doo wee doo wee doo wee

And if you don't wanna be down with me
You don't wanna pick from my appletree
And if you don't wanna be down with me
Then you don't wanna pick from my appletree
And if you don't want to be down with me
Then you don't want to pick from my appletree
And if you don't wanna be down with me
You just don't wanna be down

I have a hoe and I take it everywhere I go
'Cause I'm plantin' seeds so I reaps what I sow
You know, you know, on and on, and on and on and on
My cypher keeps movin' like a rollin' stone
I can't control the soul flowin' in me, ooh wee ooh wee

See, I pick my friends like I pick my fruit
My Granny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't walk around tryin' to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time tryin' to get what you got
I work at pleasin' me 'cause I can't please you
And that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
Doo wee doo wee doo wee

And if you don't wanna be down with me
You don't wanna pick from my appletree
And if you don't wanna be down with me
Then you don't wanna pick from my appletree
And if you don't wanna be down with me
You don't wanna pick from my appletree
And if you don't wanna be down with me
You just don't wanna be down

Oh my my my
Oh my my my
Oh my my my
My my my

See, I pick my friends like I pick my fruit
My Granny told me that when I was only a youth
I don't walk around tryin' to be what I'm not
I don't waste my time tryin' to get what you got
I work at pleasin' me 'cause I can't please you
And that's why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
Doo wee doo wee doo wee

And if you don't wanna be down with me
You don't wanna pick from my appletree
And if you don't wanna be down with me
Dum dum diddy
And if you don't wanna be down with me
You don't wanna pick from my appletree
And if you don't wanna be down with me
You just don't wanna be down
(You just don't wanna be down)

You just don't wanna be down
You just don't wanna be down
Down, down, down
You just don't wanna be down
You just don't wanna be down
Down, down, down
Down, down, down
Down, down, down
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Record Label(s): 1997 Universal Records Inc
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