Good Lyrics: Beautiful Skin

I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest fan of rap and hip hop, although I do enjoy it on occasion. I mainly like it when it’s either funny or has a positive message, or a good chorus/melody (is that what they call a “hook?”). Every few years I put this song on repeat in my car for a few days, which I have done recently, and drive around town so people can laugh at my white ass in my Subaru rocking some mad bass, yo. LOL. Typically I dislike rap because it’s usually disrespectful to one or more groups of people (in my opinion), and I have a big problem with that. But this song is all about respect for women, and I love it.

Beautiful Skin (click to listen)
by Goodie Mob

This particular song right here is dedicated to the black woman
And it doesn’t pertain to all black women
because some of y’all disrespect y’all selves
because you don’t know who you are in the first place.

This is out of respect to women period
Word up

I’m quite single
And occasionally I mingle
But aside from all the rest
She sparks my interest
No ma’am, I don’t know you
Just offering the common respect I feel I owe you
Also, some conversation, companionship
Common ground and common sense
There’s no such thing as coincidence
In me finding you here
And I really hate screaming in your ear
So, some other time, OK?
(I waited a day.)

Hello, this is Carlito
From a couple of days ago
You sound tired
Forgive me if I call you too late
But what better time to relate my state?
Where could I begin?
Has anyone ever told you have beautiful skin?
You’re more than welcome
What do you desire within?

I just want to be
There’s no need to put titles on you and me
Those are limitations
Living and learning are our only obligations
Equality, honesty, independence
Intelligence, emotion and devotion
Humbly seeking to hear God when he’s speaking to us

At one time my mind just couldn’t conceive
A woman had to dress a certain way to believe
But, in the same breath, allow me to say
That if you believe, young lady, you wouldn’t dress that way
And I was attracted to your class
I couldn’t see all your ass
And I was very content
You deserved every compliment

Our differences make us the same
You gotta have some game, or
You ain’t even gonna be able to take care of yourself
I love when I look at you, I see my reflection
So I offer my love, affection and protection
Shorty, you dead fine
But the bottom line is, you still my sister

Well, I say
You’re my beginning, my end
You’re my sister, lover, and friend
God is your light from within
It shines from your beautiful skin
What they say ’bout you ain’t true
There’s no me if there is no you
I hope that you understand
You got to respect yourself before I can

I met you and y’all knew
Saw you again on Marietta
Downtown Atlanta
Checking your long legs, got me smirking
Fixed me dinner one night, candles lit
Thought you was slick in the beginning
But it turned out you wouldn’t lie
Looked me in my eye

I listened
Sucked it up, pushed on
We made amends
Both sides clicked, true friends
Since then, years done gone by
Brought a baby girl into this world
Made our parents grandfolk

Household with no hope
Took care of ye, you me
When shit got put out on the curb
Closer than the skin on the back of my hand
Through the thick and thin
We can win
Beautiful black skin

Well, I say
You’re my beginning, my end
You’re my sister, lover, and friend
God is your light from within
It shines from your beautiful skin
What they say ’bout you ain’t true
There’s no me if there is no you
I hope that you understand
You got to respect yourself before I can

No need to compete
With the music loud
Or stairs cold
Put on a scale
Of one to ten, you’re a twelve
I chose her over jail and hell
Originally from ATL

Compatible souls come together
Under bad weather
To discuss the mistrust
Amongst the so-called
Good in every woman
How I wish this was true
I deal with facts only
Already done cloned me
Why I sang the blues

When there’s only one God that watches over our every step
I need his help
When I’m walking
Looking for the right female
I can’t tell sometimes
They tell me the devil’s coming humble in his approach
Spontaneous with the game
Caught the naive of a girl falling for the OK
Let the pistol smoke the one you live by
Die by
Examples of how relationships can be

I rolls the dice
Taking a chance at crapping out
Like today boy
I lost one of my best hips
Natural thick lips
No animal fat implants
Wide load
This daughter working at the airport
19 years old
Worth more than her weight in gold
But it was all my fault

So don’t cry, understand
And down the line I want you back
But the feeling ain’t mutual
Just promise me you’ll find a new man
That’s bout some business
Hope she finds what her was looking for
Like a dream to my end
I wanted to be more than friends
Beautiful black skin

Well, I say
You’re my beginning, my end
You’re my sister, lover, and friend
God is your light from within
It shines from your beautiful skin
What they say ’bout you ain’t true
There’s no me if there is no you
I hope that you understand
You got to respect yourself before I can.

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1 Comment

  1. chris perdue said,

    July 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I’m proud to say that I am from Marietta! These guys couldn’t have said it any better – Cee-Lo’s flow is unbelievable and those lyrics are nothing less than Grand Poetry! I felt somewhat “enlightened” the first time I heard this song at such a young age, and being raised by nothing but women, it meant a lot. Thanks for the post.


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