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Beautiful Songs from the Music Box: Part 1

Artist: Erykah Badu

Album: Mama’s Gun

Song: Bag Lady

There are some songs that after listening to them back to back for days on end just tend to get old and annoying. Then there are those songs that stand the test of time and seem to get more beautiful with each and every listen. Bag Lady is definitely among one of those songs. To this day it has helped me through many rough spots in my life and has since been motivating me to “pack light”.

The soothing beats with Badu’s voice just adds up to this amazing piece of work. Starting out soft and almost haunting only to rise up with soul and passion that is unrivaled.

Below are the lyrics to Bag Lady and in red are a few of my favorite quotes from the song and what they mean to me:

“All you must hold onto is you” When the world gets tough and you think you can’t go at it alone think again because in the end all you have is you. so hold onto that.

“One Day all them bags gone get in your way” – Let go of some of the stress because in the end, it Will get to you in one way or another.

“Pack Light” – Simple yet powerful meaning. Be a minimalist in life. Be rich with experience and not the stresses of every day life.

“If you start breathin’ then you won’t believe it. You’ll feel so much better” – You’re alive. That in itself is a miracle so just breathe, its free..and it makes you feel so much better.

“I betcha love can make it better” – Love makes the world go ’round.

The Lyrics:

Bag lady you gone hurt your back
Dragging all them bags like that
I guess nobody ever told you
All you must hold on to
Is you, is you, is you

One day all them bags gone get in your way
One day all them bags gone get in your way
I said one day all them bags gone get in your way
One Day all them bags gone get in your way

So pack light
Pack light
Pack light
Ooh ooh

Bag lady you gone miss your bus
You can’t hurry up
Cause you got too much stuff
When they see you comin
Niggas take off runnin
From you it’s true oh yes they do

One day he gone say you crowdin my space
One day he gone say you crowdin my space
I said one day he gone say you crowdin my space
One day he gone say you crowdin my space

So pack light
Pack light
Pack light
Ooh ooh

Girl I know sometimes it’s hard
And we can’t let go
Oh when someone hurts you oh so bad inside
You can’t deny it you can’t stop crying
So oh, oh, oh
If you start breathin
Then you won’t believe it
You’ll feel so much better
(So much better baby)

Bag lady
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Ooh, ooh
Girl you don’t need it
I betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
(Need someone to love you right)
Betcha love can make it better
(I betcha love, betcha love)
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
(I betcha love, betcha love)
Betcha love can make it better
(I betcha love, I betcha love, oh)
Betcha love can make it better
Betcha love can make it better
(Oh…)
Betcha love can make it better…

Bag lady, hmm
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Girl you don’t need that, hmm

If you love or hate this song, please feel free to share your opinion below. I’d love to hear it’s impact on your life.

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