Afro Angel

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(Ooh, Ohh) 

Here I stand before you - brown. 

Color of the mountains 

Colossal as the earth 

Wrapped so deliciously within my own joy and misery 

Feathers of my wings paralyzed by the distance of my mind 

Here I stand before you, the color of the night 

Frozen by the potential of me 

(Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh-uh-uh-uh-uh) An Afro Angel 



Afro Angel off your pedestal from perchin above 

You on the prowl now, downtown, searchin for love 

In all the wrong places, outside your radio stations 

Hopin he with new hit single, is tryin to mingle 

Today, he is in your town, puttin it down 

You in the car with your friends, followin my limo around 

Puttin a bug in my boy's ear, your "S" is for free 

You'll do anything for Omar or Phil, bring you to me 

And then me, hypnotized by the devil as well 

Hold out my hand as an invitation into my hotel 

No need to RSVP, place your hand in my palm 

As all your girlfriends getting jealous, damn she landed the bomb 

Willing to trade your spirit for some crass, whack wage 

Something small, something simple as a pass back stage 

But now I lay me, down to creep 

And I - pray the Lord my soul to keep 



Chorus: 

Afro Angel, born against the world 

You don't have to sell your soul and throw away your pride 

Afro Angel, sent from heaven above 

Never forget that you are loved 

You know that you are loved 



Lil Bobby got a gun now, age fifteen 

Destined to spend his life inside a cage it seems 

Rage inside, pride, been denied respect 

He can't take it though he gotta earn it 

But he ain't learned that yet 

Out on the town, reckless abandon he's been bullied before 

But now he straps, and no more 

Attitude high 

Flexin on every guy that walk by 

But don't start pal 

'cause if the gun came from the whiz, Cowardly Lion, got heart now 

Let's pull it on a stranger 

Ahh, fun for the crew 

Surprised when he realized, damn dude got one too 

Smile's upside down now, games ain't so cute 

Bobby's a deer in a headlights 

Pump, drop it or I'll shoot 

Then like a sniper, cleanin his rifle, Bobby disobeys his commands 

One shot rings out (gunshot) then only the stranger stands 

Could of sworn Bobby's blood formed the shape of an angel's wings 

But for what? 



Chorus: 

Afro Angel, born against the world 

You don't have to sell your soul and throw away your pride 

Afro Angel, sent from heaven above 

Never forget that you are loved 

You know that you are loved 



Back in high school, Tamika was the sweetest, the bomb 

Hot to death, though in tenth grade a teenage mom 

Knocked up by some thug named Russ in the drug game 

But had the cutest kid you ever seen 

Then all the pressure from her mom 

She stepped to Russ 

Told him it's either them drugs or us 

Either them thugs or us 

The ultimatum, either continue bein a thug in the world 

Or start lovin your girl 

And say God, bear me witness, no doubt, lovin ya dear 

But to go from $50 Gees a week to $30 Gees a year 

That ain't happenin 

I guess he wasn't that strong 

He came back the next week, and the whole family was gone 

Yo they straight moved away, without as little as a word 

Well, needless to say, Russ was a little perturbed 

Then in a fury put the pressure on her girlfriend Shawn 

And like a clumsy chef she spilled the beans on where they had gone 



Upstate Schenectady, 

Tamika answered the door 

It was the last person she expected to be 

They just stared 

He said you love me for me? 

You can do without the cars, vacations, and jewelry? 

Down with me? 

Period. 

Through life's stress and strife 

She said, Yeah, He said in that case 

Would you please be my wife? 

Then like a sign from the sky, the baby cried 

Like an angel sings 

I love y'all more than anything 



Chorus: 

Afro Angel, born against the world 

You don't have to sell your soul and throw away your pride 

Afro Angel, sent from heaven above 

Never forget that you are loved 

You know that you are loved 



(Repeat Chorus)

Written by: BOB DOROUGH, CHANNETTE M. HIGGENS, CHANNOAH L. HIGGENS, JADA PINKETT SMITH, LENNIE DEJUAN BENNETT, WILLARD C. SMITH

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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