Saturday, 27 June 2009

Bad man lyrics (R Kelly)

Just had to post this because I've been laughing myself off my chair at the lyrics!

"You see really I don't

Give a damn what you may think of me

(That's right you're a bad ass nigga)

I'mma do what I'mma do, I'mma say what I'mma say

(You think you're a bad ass nigga)

Ya understand what I'm saying?

Well you better

I was born in these streets

Raised in these streets

Walked in these streets

Taught by these streets

Lived in these streets

Hustled in these streets

Arrested in these streets

Protected by these streets

Yeah you know I walk

Through the valley of these streets

I shall not fear these streets

Because I run these streets

(Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa)

And I've paid my own dues

With my own pennies and now


I'm a bad man I'm not ashamed of

A bad man yeah

And don't need your love

I'm a bad man yeah

I'm not ashamed of

I'm a bad man

My life's made me tough

I've stood on these blocks

More hood on these blocks

Got paid on these blocks

Sprayed on these blocks

Moved in on these blocks

Went out on these blocks

I've been around the block

Been watched on these blocks

Yeah you know I walk

Through the valley of these blocks

I shall not fear these blocks

Because I run these blocks, yeah

(Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa)

Paid my own dues with my own pennies

And I'm


Now I believe the day will come

When my heart will decide to change

But until then

See everything will remain the same


See sometimes I gotta tell myself

(I'm a bad man)

To keep surviving

And no matter what the cause

(I'm a bad man)

I gotta keep on keeping on yeah

Came up in these streets

(I'm a bad man)

There was no father there for me, hey ooh

(I'm a bad man)

Cause sometimes we would just have to go without eating

Hey how you like me now?

(I'm a bad man)

Give my life for my brother

See I'm a bad mother SHUT YOUR MOUTH

(I'm a bad man)

Go on, go on, go on, go on..."



  1. Just been catching up on your blog D, and i'm flabber ghasted, speechless - a thing that hardly ever happens because I talk far too much. Very provoking stuff, thank you for being in our blog page, proud to have you with us.

  2. Hi Dawniy,

    Thanks for your comment, and your lovely compliments. Badman lyrics - well, it shocked me a bit to see how appropriate they are in a weird way. The whole situation seems to have torn aside some smug assumptions I have made about my place in the world and the motives of other people in it. I used to think that most other people were basically well-intentioned. Ah, is there no end to my gullibility?