Outkast - Liberation Lyrics



And there's a, and there's a
And there's a, and there's a, finnne.. linnne
Too late to pray that I'm on it..

Ya, yeah, yeah

[OutKast]
Y'all, uh-huh, y'all

[Andre Benjamin]
And there's a fine line between love and hate you see
Came way too late, but baby I'm on it..
And there's a fine line between love and hate you see
Came way too late, but baby I'm on it..
Can't worry bout, what a nigga think now see
That's Liberation and baby I want it..
Can't worry bout, what another nigga think
Now that's Liberation and baby I want it..

[Big Boi]
(Let me hear it, let me hear it, let me hear those, let me hear those)
How many times I, sit back and contemplate
I'm fresh off the dank, but I'm telling my story..
My relationship, with my folks is give and take
And I done took so much, not giving my glory
Now have a choice to be who you wants to be
It's left uppa to me, and my momma n'em told me (yes she did)
I said I have a choice to be who you wants to be
It's left uppa to me, and my momma n'em told me

[Cee-Lo]
No, no, no
I'm so tired, it's been so long - struggling, hopelessly
Seven and forty days.. hey
Oh, I sacrifice every breath I breathe
To make you believe, I'd give my life away
Oh lord, I'm so tired, I'm so tired
My feet feel like I walked most of the road on my own
All on my own, wee..
We alive or we ain't living, that's why I'm giving until it's gone
Cause I don't wanna be alone (I don't wanna be alone)
I don't wanna be alone.. yeah
If there's anything I can say, to help you find your way
Touch your soul, make it whole, the same for you and I..
There's not a minute that goes by that I don't believe
that you die.. but I can feel it in the wind
The beginning or the end
But people keep your head to the sky

[singers in background over interlude]
Shake that load off, shake that load off [16X]

[Erykah Badu]
Folk in your face, you're a superstar
Niggas hang around cause of who you are
You get a lot of love cause of what you got
Say they happy for you but they really not
Sell a lot of records and you roll a Benz
Swoll up in the spot, now you losing friends
All you wanna do is give the world your heart
but the label tried to make you compromise your art
You make a million dollars, make a million mo'
First class broad treat you like a nigga po'
You wanna say "Wait!" but you're scared to ask
as your world starts spinning and it's moving fast
Try to stay sane, it's the price of fame
Spending your life trying to numb the pain
You shake that load off and sing a song
Liberate the minds, then you go on home..

[Big Rube]
I must admit, they planted a lot of things
in the brains and the veins of my strain
Makes it hard to refrain, from the host of cocaine
From them whores, from the flame
From a post in the game
Makes it hard to maintain focus
They're from the glock rounds, and lockdowns, and berries
The seeds that sow, get devoured by the same locusts
Cause it's a hard row to hoe
if your ass don't move, and the rain don't fall
And the ground just dry
But the roots are strong, so some survive
So you're surprised, now I'm bustin cries
You got more juice than Zeus
Slanging lightning trying to frighten
Plains dwellers, of the Serengeti
But get beheaded when you falsely dreaded
Melanin silicon and collagen injected
Dissecting my pride, fool I don't wanna get it started
We be the lionhearted, without a fantasy
It's like that red sprite, you can't imagine it
unless you lookin at the canvas of life
and not through the peephole of mortality
Single minded mentality
Gettin over on loopholes
Gettin paid two-fold on technicalities
Clicking your heels, scared to bust how you feel
Pack the steel
Picking cotton from the killing fields with no toe
I don't we in Kansas no mo' though
Midwest or Dirty South
Clean dressed or dirty mouth
Whether robbin preachers or Killing Poor Righteous Teachers
You a scared demon
Shouldn't be allowed to spread semen
And your cowardly lies never defyin the jackals who babble
Running with they pack, tail between your legs
Though the man on your head say the story
As you downplay your glory
Cackling, helping the shackling of your brethren happen
Just by rapping..
LIBERTAD..





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Outkast Liberation Comments
  1. Anthony Jackson

    I remember my mom playing this album a lot when I was a kid and this song made so much sense as I grew older. It’s such a liberating feeling to stop caring about the happiness of others

  2. Demitra Waters

    Cee Lo's verse is all of that and everything!!!

  3. Grace Boyles

    Good music is just so .... good

  4. Mark Duric

    It was too clean and funky for me in high school. So blind, too much Boot Camp and Wu Tang. Now I see 20 years later I finally found my song. I love you Cee-Lo.

  5. Santtanu McDaniel SR.

    This song helped me get through many dreadful nights as a youth.

  6. Daan Hakvoort

    The more you listen to it the better it gets..

  7. Mario Green

    Man it sends chills down my spine i wonder were they all there at same time when they recorded this song if so can you imagine wow👽👽👽👽👽 🛸if this song dont make you feel something inside shhhh you cant be human .

  8. naomi lewis

    4:02 - 5:00 erykah badu part.

  9. Vanessa Bell

    Wonderfully made by legendary artists. It's called quality music 🎶

  10. lealand rayford

    Cee lo gives you goosebumps but damn can Big Rube get a book or something he been dope

  11. Everett Tanner

    I can hear parliament funkaledic .

  12. James McAlister

    This album was — and still is — AMAZING!!!!!

  13. Prince WILCOX

    This shit soothes my soul..what happened to this wave...80s baby!!

  14. Prince WILCOX

    I swear we didn't UNDERSTAND the greatest we were listening too...southern hard!!

  15. G. Money

    This Group was so far ahead of its time. Amazing

  16. Kobe ThC

    2020 we're still searching for our Liberation

  17. James JacksonElBey

    We R Al IVE C a G me US A

  18. Morgan Williams

    Just so you know it's 2020!!!! JUDAH!!!!!!!

  19. StrapupshortyOG

    My top 5 albums
    1.aquemini
    2.soul food
    3.still standing
    4.speakerbox/love below
    5.conrete law
    Imma keep going
    6.idlewild
    7.atleins
    8.they first album

    StrapupshortyOG

    I can’t forget stankonia

  20. Gemini. Gem.

    ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  21. Antwan Jones

    I'm Still Ridin To This💯

  22. Marcella X

    2020, here to shake that load off.

  23. A McLeod

    If you close your eyes while listening to this bet anything you'll feel like you're levitating. This is on another level. This song will force your mind and heart to have a conversation.

  24. Antonio Daniels

    2020 Still here

  25. Space Ghost Skaduwee's Perspective

    This song and Umi Says by Mos Def were my go to tracks when I want to reflect on life's decision.

  26. JaNiya Hamilton

    Still hits the spot in 2020!☝🏾🤯

  27. amex35

    Timeless 🖤🎧

  28. porsha robinson

    SANG THAT SHIT CEELO!!!!!! I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE HAD A POWERFUL VOICE!!!!

  29. Remy Humph

    AND IL KEEP SAYING ;;; THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST CLASSICS IN MY TIME. FROM GA TO PA " IM LEANIN BANGING IT RIGHT NOW NIC AH💪

  30. Bruno Banani

    2020 🔥

  31. Princess Thompson

    Damn. This is it. This is my song. Period.

  32. Coco JayVEVO

    2020anyone

  33. Patrick Berryhill

    This song is so deep 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  34. Remy Lainez

    MASTERPIECE!

  35. Brandon

    2020 I had to ring in the new year with this song!

  36. jpa23245

    wish they wouldve put my white ass on guitar with this one

  37. Deezy 21

    Cold men!

  38. Wallo H

    Classic I'm 41 still here

  39. lamar barnes

    Pay attention my niggaz

  40. Will C.

    LOVE DRUMMING WITH THIS AT HOME!!!

  41. lucky biggbigg

    Outkast 2020.

  42. Jay poet4life

    You put this song on repeat when you are standing at the crossroads of life. trying 2 figure out do I go left or right!!

  43. Ray Ray

    This is honestly my favorite song of all times 😭😭😭

  44. DJ A-Myx

    I knew when I first heard this it would stay a part of my life. It still touches my soul !!🙏🙏🙏🙏

  45. Edward Wright

    Looking through the cameras of life not the peep holes of mortality. 🔥🔥🔥

  46. Edward Wright

    The only song that made me cry in life!!!! So real!!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥

  47. Evonika Hayden

    2019-2020 yeah we still here

  48. MemphisHemi

    Southern University Marching Band 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  49. chidori772

    Khujo Goodie killed it pay attention to his verse

  50. chidori772

    This song should be WAAAY more popular such a relatable song!!!

  51. man kbro

    ✊🏿✊🏿

  52. Antoinette McGowan

    I'm actually ashamed to say that this is my first time hearing this song and I LOVE IT!!!!

  53. LeVar Upshaw

    My favorite song of all time

  54. Vet85

    Got more juice than Zeus...tDG

  55. Carmen Sandiego

    Gospel!!

  56. Jim Hardley

    100 YEARS FROM NOW IT WILL STILL HAVE THE SAME POWER THAT IT HAD WHEN FIUIÎ

    Jim Hardley

    RELEASED.

  57. Benjamin Ely

    The gospel of liberation equal Eli R Nati/ion of go spel

  58. Jeremy Russell

    Anybody else notice the insanely amazing skill and precision of this drummer? I don't have the words with enough weight to adequately describe or compliment the level of recognition deserved to sufficiently acknowledge that kind of skill. So.......🔥🔥🔥💥!!

  59. st sp

    powerful and moves me to ACT

  60. PARAMPAL SINGH

    And there's a, and there's a
    And there's a, and there's a fine, line
    Too late to pray that I'm on it
    Ya yeah yeah

    Y'all, uh huh, y'all

    There's a fine line between love and hate you see
    Came way too late but baby I'm on it
    And there's a fine line between love and hate you see
    Can't wait too late but baby I'm on it
    Can't worry bout, what a nigga think now see
    That's Liberation and baby I want it
    Can't worry bout, what another nigga think
    Now that's Liberation and baby I want it

    Many times I sit back and contemplate
    I'm fresh off the dank, but I'm telling my story
    My relationship, with my folks is give and take
    And I done took so much, now gimme my glory
    To have a choice to be who you wants to be
    It's left up to me, and my momma and 'em told me (yes she did)
    I say to have a choice to be who you wants to be
    Is left up to me, and my momma nem told me

    No, no, no
    I'm so tired, it's been so long, struggling, hopelessly
    Seven and forty days, hey
    Oh, I sacrifice every breath I breathe
    To make you believe, I'd give my life away
    Oh lord, I'm so tired, I'm so tired
    My feet feel like I walked most of the road on my own
    All on my own, we
    We alive but we ain't living, that's why I'm giving until it's gone
    Cause I don't want to be alone (I don't want to be alone)
    I don't want to be alone, yeah
    Is there anything I can say to help you find your way
    Touch ya soul, make ya whole, the same for you and I
    There's not a minute that goes by that I don't believe
    We can fly but I can feel it in the wind
    The beginning or the end
    So people keep your head to the sky

    Shake that load off, shake that load off

    Folk in your face, you're a superstar
    Niggas hang around cause of who you are
    You get a lot of love cause of what you got
    Say they happy for you but they really not
    Sell a lot a' records and you roll a Benz
    Fall up in the spot now you losing friends
    All ya want to do is give the world ya heart
    Record label trying to make you compromise ya art
    You make a million dollars, make a million mo'
    First class broads treat ya like a nigga po
    You want to say "Wait!" but you're scared to ask
    Ya world starts spinning and it's moving fast
    Ya try to stay sane that's the price of fame
    Spending your life trying to numb the pain
    Ya shake that load off and sing ya song
    Liberate the minds, then you go on home

    I must admit, they planted a lot of things
    In the brains and the veins of my strain
    Makes it hard to refrain, from the host of cocaine
    From them whores, from the flame
    From a post in the game
    Makes it hard to maintain focus
    Then from the glock rounds and lockdowns and burials
    The seeds that sow, get devoured by the same locusts
    Cause it's a hard row to hoe
    If your ass don't move, and the rain don't fall
    And the ground is dry
    But the roots are strong, so some survive
    To your surprise, no one voived their cries
    You got more juice than Zeus
    Slanging lightning trying to frighten
    Plains dwellers, of the Serengeti
    But get beheaded when you falsely dreaded
    Melanin silicon and collagen injected
    Dissecting my pride, fool I don't want to get it started
    We be the lionhearted, without a fantasy
    It's like that red sprite, you can't imagine it
    Unless you looking at the canvas of life
    And not through the peephole of mortality
    Single minded mentality
    Getting over on loopholes
    Getting paid two-fold on technicalities
    Clicking your heels, scared to voice how you feel
    Pack the steel
    Picking cotton from the killing fields with no Toto
    I don't we in Kansas no mo' though
    Midwest or Dirty South
    Clean dressed or dirty mouth
    Whether robbing preachers or killing Poor Righteous Teachers
    You a scared demon
    Shouldn't be allowed to spread semen
    And your cowardly lies never defying the jackals of babble
    Running with they pack, tail between your legs
    Though the man on your head say the story
    As you downplay your glory
    Cackling, helping the shackling of your brethren happen
    Just by rapping
    Liberator

  61. Joy Grady

    Omg I never knew that Fabolous - Go yard bag was a sample!

  62. Matt B

    Greatest CD I have ever heard of all time number one

  63. mookie george

    This song is scripture for BlackFOLK

  64. M10 Graphics

    2019 .... STILL AN AMAZING SONG!!

  65. stewju

    Who are the 452 ppl that disliked this? Make yourselves known, u weirdos.

  66. Jaclyn Sara

    wow yes!!!

  67. Diamond Gray

    BREATHE.....BREATHE...BREATHE..
    The therapy in this song is real.
    Thanks.

  68. Latavia Adams

    We alive but we ain’t living~ Cee lo
    I felt that!

  69. Michael Versant

    listen to this every day i walk to work :)

  70. Scooterific

    If you look at the description you can see how much creativity and and collaboration event into this.

  71. Regina Russell

    Deep breath when beat drops...

  72. Thomas Riley

    Let's save our souls plesae

  73. Thomas Riley

    🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍everybody ⏰ wake ☝

  74. Anthony Thompson

    Means a lot more now

  75. Laquita Johnson

    This song is so amazing this whole album is fire, goodie mob and OutKast Black power ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

  76. Dequan Spencer

    My scary ass was flying to Korea for the first time ten years ago and I put this on repeat while taking a couple sips of Benadryl. Maaann 🤦🏾‍♂️

  77. Do Better Please

    This song is 🔥

  78. Efren Paja jr.

    To all human being that have compassion in life i salute you all

  79. simbelarium

    CeeLo šuri!

  80. Owen Cole

    "I don't think we in Kansas anymore"

  81. this my youtube channel

    They talking about Libra

  82. Yahrize 1Love

    This song still hits me hard asf🎶🥁🎶 November 2019

    tommy gun317

    Me too!

  83. Edyce Dorris

    Lassiccouple Outkast by far!!!!!!

  84. Darrel Tidwell

    November 2020 will still be listening............

  85. Keith Barrett

    21 YEARS later and this is STILL one of my FAVORITE songs of ALL TIMES!!! The instrumentation in this song is EPIC!!!

  86. Laricky Walker

    If you don't like this you don't love music

  87. Abdullah Fareed Bilal

    How do you even make this kind of art. My god

  88. Jonny Tapia

    October 19

  89. Tyller Mcatkins

    Dam ce lo bodied this song

  90. evan lesley

    Well who b Austin outin mini ten nor west het,,.

  91. Hey Serg

    Man this session had to be something amazing especially if even Big Boi is singing. Sounds new every time I hear it

  92. Mr. A6

    Goyard Bag 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ definitely like this version better

    Hey Serg

    Hard to beat an original 😂

  93. Steven Johnson

    This song is so cold... Big Rube's spoken word piece was the perfect way to end this masterpiece. #shakethatloadoff

  94. Loyal Philly fan

    One of most beautiful and brilliant songs ever 💯.

  95. Vinicius Alves Miranda 2A

    the percussion has a amazing swing ♥

  96. Snottydicknose 1

    Never gets old

  97. Roosevelt Riley

    Straight liKE that RAY RAY✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾