Monáe, Janelle - Crazy, Classic, Life Lyrics




You told us we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, and the—and the pursuit of happiness

Young, black, wild and free
Naked on a limousine (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
Riding through the hood real slow
I love it when we smell the trees (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
I just wanna party hard
Sex in the swimming pool (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
I don't need a lot of cash
I just wanna break the rules (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)

We don't need another ruler
All of my friends are kings (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
I'm not America's nightmare
I'm the American dream (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
Just let me live my life

I want a crazy, classic, life
I want a crazy, classic, life
So if the world should end tonight
I had a crazy, classic, life

I don't need a diamond ring
I don't wanna waste my youth (Oh-oh, oh-oh)
I don't wanna live on my knees
I just have to tell the truth, baby (Oh-oh, oh-oh)
I don't wanna be let down
I don't wanna cheat on you (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
I just wanna find a God
And I hope she loves me too (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)

We don't need another ruler
We don't need another fool (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
I'm not America's nightmare
I'm the American cool (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
Just let me live my life

I want a crazy, classic, life
I want a crazy, classic, life
So if the world should end tonight
I had a crazy, classic, life
I want a crazy, classic, life
I want a crazy, classic, life
So if the world should end tonight
I had a crazy, classic, life
Crazy, classic, life

Handcuffed in a bando
White boy in his sandals
Police like a Rambo
Blow it out, blow it out like a candle, Sambo
Me and you was friends, but to them, we the opposite
The same mistake, I'm in jail, you on top of shit
You living life while I'm walking around moppin' shit
Tech kid, backpack, no, you a college kid
All I wanted was to break the rules like you
All I wanted was someone to love me too
But no matter where it was I always stood out
Black Waldo dancing with the thick brows
We was both running naked at the luau
We was both on shrooms praying face down, waist down
Remember when they told you I was too black for ya?
And now my black poppin' like a bra-strap on ya
I was kicked out, said I'm too loud
Kicked out, said I'm too proud
But all I really ever felt was stressed out
Kinda like my afro when it's pressed out





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Monáe, Janelle Crazy, Classic, Life Comments
  1. CV_RN

    this is illegally underrated

  2. CV_RN

    I loved the music so much I wanted it to continue but them the ending put me in tears

  3. Dr. Starbuck Capt. Galactic Federation

    So as our Faith so be it unto you. Hank can download. I'm out of here through the doors.... soon when YESHUA take the matrix down so all see. And finishes what is written

  4. Masquerade Kim

    2020↓

  5. Anna Van Tol

    It's Real!

  6. kittykat

    Janelle is before her time. I love seeing the evolution of her work & style. It is one of the world's greatest gifts!!! Day 1 fan!!! ❤️

  7. Terra Goldenberg

    Still my favorite a year later, Janelle and Tessa are both perfect and adorable.

  8. pierre B

    Please don't tell me that's Janelle who plays the bass !!! Pure genius !

  9. Ayesha Harris

    Smh What happen to you Electric Lady?? Will you sleep, or Will you Preach?😔😔😔

  10. Kasey Felix

    visuals!!

  11. Shark Cake

    why tf does this not have more views im mad

  12. Phillip Jackson

    The ending was kinda sad though

  13. Phillip Jackson

    Im just watching here videos they are great.

  14. Melinda Yazzolino

    I was lucky enough to see this show in Nashville 2 summers ago. It was life changing, so beautiful, I cried 4 times. #I live in Oregon.

  15. Ani Cansino

    wonderfully positive!

  16. Daniel Gada

    Is MLK quoted directly at the start and is it an audio rip? Or is it just someone re-voicing/paraphrasing/imitating - Because I like the way it's framed by the "you told us" - but no where can I find a speech transcript where says those words before quoting the Declaration... just would like to hear it in full context.

  17. Kaizer SOze

    best song that i dont listen anymore...because of that stupid shit at the end...i need to turn the volume down really fast...man some artist are dumb!!

  18. Ms. R

    I've listened to this song 50 times already.

  19. Sara Dewitt

    You are such a beautiful person and my all time favorite artist, please never stop being you!

  20. méguy firoly

    💋 💋 💋 💋 💋 💋 💋 💋

  21. méguy firoly

    J'ai prier 🛐 pour vous jannelle manoe comme prévu par amour

  22. méguy firoly

    Dommage pour moi je perd mon fil avec vous jannelle manoe 😍 😍 😍 😍

  23. méguy firoly

    Mais c'est pas possible

  24. méguy firoly

    J'aurais tant voulu vivre dans votre pays

  25. méguy firoly

    Bonjour 🤝 jannelle manoe on vend votre album en guadeloupe dans mon pays

  26. Abiel Ticas

    1:32 : Ziggy Stardust?!

  27. Michael Ajayi

    This is an event album and no one is taking it like that

  28. Babycheeks on the Run

    THIS IS AMAZING 🔥

  29. Lautaro Marchioli

    I noticed a lot of Holy Mountain references there. Really good video!

  30. Nathan S

    How does this video not have at least 50 million views? Amazing song.

  31. Sapphire Blue

    "All I ever felt was stressed out kinda like my afro when it's pressed out" her real name is Bae😍

  32. jack jones

    Wow, this girl's got talent - must be Prince's daughter...

  33. Callie S

    Can't believe this video has more camp and chutzpah than the entire 2019 met gala

  34. The Exclusive Enlightener

    💣💯

  35. patrick jensen

    I hope she continues I've missed Lauren hill

  36. Bill Gonzo

    Wtf, this should have 40M views

  37. razvi bv

    I also like it, this song has the 80's style in it. The video too

  38. méguy firoly

    Bonjour 🤝 janelle manae j'adore votre décor c'est réel rien à dire bisous ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ 💋 💋 💋 💋

  39. Cuty

    what's the song playing in the beginning? thnx

  40. Utlwang Molefe

    That's it. I wanna be in a Janelle M music video.

    saraee1234567

    Same 😩

  41. raya anne

    tessa is so fucking pretty it isn't okay.

  42. Courtney Green

    And still they say she is hiding her relationship with tessa i think not just go look @ all her vids whn i say all i mean all deem like yall took 4eva to catch on bt it's been visual

  43. Carina

    OMG, I've had the least productive semester of my entire college career in which good things happened, but things just didn't seem to go my way. This album is everything I need right now. It just feels so good after a long grind. Also, thank you for making music that helped me enjoy my youth.

  44. Eliyah Montgomery

    I would've given anything to be at that party, damn.

  45. x w

    You told us we hold these truths to be self-evident
    That all men and women are created equal
    That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights
    Among these: life, liberty, and the, and the pursuit of happiness

    Young, black, wild and free
    Naked on a limousine (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
    Riding through the hood real slow
    I love it when I smell the trees (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)

    I just wanna party hard
    Sex in the swimming pool (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
    I don't need a lot of cash
    I just wanna break the rules (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)

    We don't need another ruler
    All of my friends are kings (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
    I am not America's nightmare
    I am the American dream (Oh-oh, oh-oh)
    Just let me live my life

    I want a crazy, classic, life
    I want a crazy, classic, life
    So if the world should end tonight
    I had a crazy, classic, life

    I don't need a diamond ring
    I don't wanna waste my youth
    I don't wanna live on my knees
    I just have to tell the truth, baby
    I don't wanna be left out
    I don't wanna cheat on you
    I just wanna find a guy
    And I hope she loves me too

    We don't need another ruler
    We don't need another fool (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
    I am not America's nightmare
    I am the American cool (Oh-oh, oh-oh)
    Just let me live my life

    I want a crazy, classic, life
    I want a crazy, classic, life
    So if the world should end tonight
    I had a crazy, classic, life

    I want a crazy, classic, life
    I want a crazy, classic, life
    So if the world should end tonight
    I had a crazy, classic, life (Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh)
    Crazy, classic, life

    Yeah, uh, yeah yeah yeah
    Handcuffed in a bando
    White boy in his sandals
    Police like a Rambo
    Blow it out, blow it out like a candle, Sambo
    Me and you was friends, but to them, we the opposite
    The same mistake, I'm in jail, you on top of shit
    You living life while I'm walking around moppin' shit
    Tech kid, backpack, now you a college kid
    All I wanted was to break the rules like you
    All I wanted was someone to love me too
    But no matter where it was I always stood out
    Black Waldo dancing with the thick brows
    We was both running naked at the luau
    We was both on shrooms praying face down, waist down
    Remember when they told you I was too black for ya?
    And now my black poppin' like a bra-strap on ya
    I was kicked out, said I'm too loud
    Kicked out, said I'm too proud
    But all I really ever felt was stressed out
    Kinda like my afro when it's pressed out

  46. FlashBack

    her best song ever

  47. Demariye Harris

    2:30😎

  48. Super Duper

    So unfairly underrated. This song and vid are so awesome. More ppl need to stop sleeping on her.

  49. Alyssia Schiess

    Dang, Tessa and Janelle look SO GOOD together, they’d make one hell of a power-couple

  50. Othermind972

    2:14 sound like savage garden

  51. James Kibirige

    This song is underrated like Screwed...

  52. Nathan jamar wallace johnson

    She woman of the future

  53. Saeeda Frimpong

    Who came here after coachella?

  54. i dont like your smell

    heard this song while i was fuckin today and i gotta say this is so underrated i should cry

  55. Emmanuella Gnansounou

    Future's girls 😍

  56. Sabat Ismail

    THIS VIDEO IS ART

  57. Mehdi Ossema

    C'est le future cette meuf . J'suis admiratif

  58. Ashley G

    Love her

  59. Jess Juicy

    Young, black, wild and free
    Let me live my life, I won't a crazy classic life💯💯💋💋❤❤😍😍💪💪💪😇😇😇

  60. Luis Mihajlow 1

    Can someone tell me what they say in the minute 0:24 until 0:36 ... and 0:55 until 1:16. and man 5:45 to 6:05 .. Written in English please .. I speak Spanish .. I understand English a bit, but I understand it more in writing .. I would appreciate it very much

  61. Squishy Heart

    "Me and you was friends, but to them we the opposite. The same mistake: I'm in jail, you on top of shit. ~~~ All I wanted was to break the rules like you. All I wanted was something to love me to. But no matter where I was I always stood out."

  62. Jefff TV

    THIS SHIT IS ASS I'M LEGIT HERE FOR AN ELA ASSIGNMENT... DA FUCK

  63. Samuel Arga

    I LOVE that song ♡♡♡

  64. A C

    The rapping at the end is so iconic!! We need a rap album ASAP! 😩😍🔥

  65. Alex Mar

    hearing the song without the video: Okay, the video will be pretty standard, suburban, you know - adults pretending to be teenagers at the party. pretty straight, pretty normal.
    me now: oh. holy fuck. this is amazing

  66. Lil C Pilla

    My favorite 😍⭐😍

  67. Leefo 3

    Long time coming but well worth the wait!

  68. Jinamo_

    🔥Love this video...well all her videos have been AMAZING! No lie

  69. sara cowles

    Where are these parties and these people? I want to play!!!! Divine Monae and performers, women, men!

  70. Maija Tapio

    "I just want to find a god
    and I hope she loves me too"

  71. EW Moon

    Came here for solace and safe weirdness after the 2019 Grammys.....when will they all see?

  72. MsRogue1

    I LOVE this song soooo much! I pretty much listen to it at least once every morning on my way to work.

    'Memba when they told you I was too black for ya
    Now my black poppin' like a bra strap on ya!

  73. MicroTex23

    Your album hands down should have been album of the year at the Grammys.

    MsRogue1

    Agreed!

  74. Sandy Parks

    Am I the only one who keeps hearing "Craiglist life"

  75. Henrique Henkes

    A video for Americans please ❤️

  76. alex

    4:54 y'all hear that bass line??? wig

  77. Astro Pirate

    Forget everything on the radio, This album is 🔥🔥🔥

  78. Tamika Driver

    O no illumanati vids girl why ?

  79. Zippie Parkell

    the eye bot may not be total fiction they do have drones but they are used for serch and rescue and bots go in places where law inforcment expect bombs to be there it saves them from using police dogs.

  80. Play Bunny

    🌟🌟I'm shocked that this classic bop doesn't have 1 billion views already!!!!⭐⭐

  81. Play Bunny

    This is like my favorite song ever!!!!😍😍

  82. peachichi

    why does this have such few views ??

  83. Lisa

    My man and I fought today. Called me a cunt. "Cause all women are " he says. I actually ran to the bathroom and looked up cunt. I thought i would see the definition of some type of chick. Its not.

  84. Lisa

    Fuck ya

  85. Lisa

    Another look at the video....FUCKING BEATIFUL... WOMEN ROCK....

  86. aster yohannes

    i keep seeing the same soliders in every video, what are they, what do they represent.

  87. Caco Martín

    ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  88. Mohamed-Amiin A Omer

    Djibouti Theatre.

  89. Michelle F

    Was that a Holy Mountain reference?!

  90. Vitoria Gomes

    meu deus isso tem menos de 1kk é muito triste puta merda

  91. gmail account

    Janelle is GODESS!!! 💎

  92. Steff swayne-shaw

    blowback plz

  93. Jackiedion

    My fav off the album

  94. sarashunu

    Also, as a fellow queer minority & ally, I feel the power and the feeling in this amazing album. I don’t think I’ve ever been quite this moved by an album. I feel this. 🙌