Track Of The Day: TLC – Sumthin Wicked This Way Comes Featuring Andre 3000 Of Outkast (Throwback) (Bonus Video)

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“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”
-William Shakespeare-
TLC – Sumthin Wicked This Way Comes Featuring Andre 3000

I’m not really feeling too many new tracks today.This came on randomly today and I rocked it a few times in a row.This was my joint back in the day(still is).I remember giving this album as a gift to someone back in the day.Then borrowing it from her shortly after, just for this song.Long story short I don’t think I ever returned it.It was along time ago.This song still holds up though.It is definitely in my book of classics.And shamefully I wasn’t even an Outkast fan till last year.I just got bored one day and visited their catalog and newly discovered their genius.I think I was too much on the East Coast or nothing else mentally as far as hip hop back in the day.Its a shame.But in a way kind of lucky.They haven’t been making any new music lately so it was kind of like discovering a new artist but only better.Cause they are a bonafied classic.I was just too stupid to take notice.I always liked TLC though.In a simpler time I remember having long discussions with friends over which one of these women would you get with.Luckily the 2 cats I had these delusions of grandeur with were on the same page.One cat wanted T-Boz,the other Chilli and I chose Left Eye (secretly I wanted them all).Which at the time would of been crazy.Not only because she would of been committing statutory rape on my young ass.But I shared a room with my brother.I don’t think he would of appreciated her burning it down if she got mad at me on some Andre Rison shit.Which would of happened cause I have that affect on people:) RIP Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez (Rest In Power)
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[Andre 3000]
Remember back in the time
When the only sign we had was pickets?
But now in ’94, it be this way, somethin’ come wicked
Gangs killin’ others fo’ colors
Thangs that we wear fo’ fashion
Other brothers take it fo’ what reason? To be blastin’
What da kcuf is goin’ on?
Not soft like buttercups but
Had enough of singin’ that same song
See, I stayed across the street from the projects
Took out yo’ momma trash and groceries to her trunk
To keep my pockets fat, like cellulite
Only been to jail one week fo’ some shull-bit
And I pray to God I won’t repeat
I shoulda pulled it when I had the chance to
No, I shouldn’t a did that, cuz if I did that?
Y’all would not hear that phat shit
That keeps you on yo’ tippy-toes
Like that fella, not callin’ no names
But really, “who’s bad?”
I go through obstacles like a whole box of condoms
You can’t forget what you come from
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[T-Boz]
Take a good look in the mirror
And tell me, do you like what you see
Masters of deception, corruption and evil
But you’re always quick to point the finger at me
Won’t somebody tell me
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1 – I just don’t understand
The ways of the world today
Sometimes I feel
Like there’s nothing to live for
So I’m longing for the days of yesterday

[T-Boz]
What gave you the right to misjudge me
And write me off on the wall
Acting as if you understand me
In reality, you just don’t know me at all

[Chilli]
Sometimes I can’t help but wonder
If this was how it’s meant to be
But if you search deep enough in your soul
You’ll always find a slight reminder of me
Won’t somebody tell me

Repeat 1
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[Left Eye]
A-yo, if we could all agree
To lettin’ our souls become free
Of that sweet bitterness
Then who’s chest would have the most seeds?
I keep misfocusin’ my needs
And distress on my back with them cats
They be blastin’ into my knapsack
Ain’t no accidental deathtraps
My mishap is the fact that I’m destined to snap
It’s when I feel as though my body’s able to go
My mind is ready to flow, didn’t you know?
First you catch and then I throw
It’s my own sense of time
If I’m late, it’s ‘cuz I’m endin’ my day
Just when the sun shines
And still gently advising the arisin’ of the moon
As it rolls around into my soundproof dimension

Repeat 1
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***Bonus***

TLC – Red Light Special

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RIP Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez (Rest In Power)

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