If I Had No Loot

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"If I Had No Loot" is a song by American R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! It was released on June 1, 1993, as the lead single from their 1993 album Sons of Soul. The song was produced by Tony! Toni! Toné! and co-written by group member Raphael Wiggins, who said that it is about fair-weather friends. It has a new jack swing beat, pronounced guitar licks, and vocal samples from Boogie Down Productions' 1987 song "Remix for P Is Free" and Ice Cube's 1991 song "The Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit". The song became a hit for the group, peaking at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold 500,000 copies in the United States. "If I Had No Loot" was named the tenth best single of 1993 by The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll. 


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Da-da-da-day, da-da-da-da-day-ay, Da-da-da-day, da-da-da-da-day-ay
Da-da-da-day, da-da-da-da-day-ay

If the shoe fits I want you to wear it,
and wear it good,
ah-ah, ah-ah-yeah, ah-ah-hah

Talkin' 'bout them times when I was by myself,
I would always be lookin' for somebody else
But as time went on I had a talk with my mind,
friends like you and you I gotta leave behind

And so, you call me your friend but you only want my gifts
And I'll never see you if I had no loot,
I'll never see them
I'm just glad I know the truth
and I'm payin' my own bills
and I'll never ever depend on you

Friends and enemies around me everyday,
I can't believe half the things they say
Takin' me for granted givin' no credit at all,
I'll just keep bouncin' like a bouncin' ball
Everybody seems to disappear on me,
can't trust no one as far as I can see
If I could be that fly that's on the wall, listenin' to my friends talk about it all

You call me your friend
but you only want my gifts
And I'll never see you if I had no loot,
I'll never see them
I'm just glad I know the truth
and I'm payin' my own bills
And I'll never ever depend on you,
some soul you are

I don't mean to step on nobody's foot, but ah -

When I need somebody there's nobody to call
When they need me,
my phone rings off the wall
But these are my friends
and that so what they say
Constantly takin' from me everyday, you say

You call me your friend
but you only want my gifts
And I'll never see you if I had no loot,
I'll never see them
I'm just glad I know the truth
and I'm payin' my own bills
And I'll never ever depend on you,
some soul you are

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Tony! Toni! Toné!

Tony! Toni! Toné! is an American soul/R&B group from Oakland, California, popular during the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s. During the band's heyday, it was composed of Dwayne Wiggins on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Raphael Saadiq (born Charles Ray Wiggins) on lead vocals and bass, and their cousin Timothy Christian Riley on drums and keyboards. Other members were Elijah Baker, Carl Wheeler, Randall Wiggins, and Amar Khalil, who is the current lead singer of the group, and Antron Haile. more »

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Written by: O'SHEA JACKSON, JOHN M. BAUTISTA, BERNARD WORRELL, GEORGE CLINTON, ANTHONY WHEATON, WILLIAM EARL COLLINS, STEVE CROPPER, EDDIE FLOYD, RAPHAEL WIGGINS, WILLIAM H. HARRIS

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