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    Big Mama

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    Big Mama
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      About "Big Mama"

      Lyrics for LL Cool J - "Big Mama"

      Yeah, this one's dedicated, to my grandmother, and your grandmother
      It's all love, let's not forget who raised us, word up

      Big Mama, my grandmother, my main girl
      I love you much more than the scandalous world
      As a young boy you gave me whoopings to save my life
      Cursed me out, to keep me out the streets at night

      'Cause my momma had me when she was young
      So you took on the responsibility to raise your grandson
      You taught me if a task is once begun, Todd
      Never leave it 'til it's done, Todd

      Be thy labor great or small Todd
      Do it well or not at all, God
      Big Mama, my blood is your blood
      When the whole world's against me, I know I got your love

      If I was in a cell for the rest of my life
      I know I'd hear your prayers in the middle of the night
      Used to sit me on your lap and teach me mother with
      Early Sunday morning for them salmon and grits

      I love you baby, you the one and only, that's a fact
      'Til death do us part, I'ma always have your back
      You beefed 'cause you heard that I was cursin' in my raps
      Eighty-six, still you want to run and get the straps

      I love you, I promise you I care for you deep
      'Cause when I had bronchitis you would rock me to sleep
      Rub me down with green alcohol
      Little brown-skinned lady bout five feet tall, Big Mama

      [Chorus]
      Early one Sunday morning
      Breakfast was on the table (you gave me unconditional love)
      There was no time to eat, she said to me
      Boy hurry to Sunday school (you gave me unconditional love)

      I remember when you told me certain friends wasn't real
      I didn't want to listen, I swore I knew the deal
      Come to find out, everything you said was true
      Who I end up goin' to for advice? You

      I love you, that's why you got nurses and maids
      Ever since I got paid, you ain't never been afraid
      That's granddaddy wife, she taught me how to think
      How to navigate through life, you made the sacrifice

      You kept on livin', 'cause when my granddaddy died
      It took all your might, but you ain't quit on life
      We took trips down South, biscuits and chicken
      Me you granddad and Alison, trippin'

      Remember, you used to pick me up from junior high
      And classmates laughed when the Buick rolled by
      Remember, I pulled my privates out in class
      And from Farmers to Dunkirk you straight whooped my (woo!)

      The best cookin' a man could ever taste
      It's written in my heart, it can never be erased
      Thank you so much, you taught me well

      How to not get souped up, because I'm LL
      How to walk the street, and hold my head real high
      How to live with Christ and not be afraid to die

      We sipped daiquiris, but you never told moms
      We even shared beers, Big Mama my dear
      A toast to a woman that raised a man
      In popular demand all across the land

      You're my lawyer, my teacher, my doctor, my friend
      My mother, my father, you with me 'til the end
      I love you, I mean that from the bottom of my heart
      That's the reason why my record's number one on the charts

      I'm a tell it like it is, I love you forever
      Dead or alive, we'll always be together
      Big Mama I love you

      [Chorus]

      I dedicate this to the Big Mama's everywhere
      The ones who raised us, when nobody else was there
      The ones who held us and told us it'll be alright
      When gunshots was goin' off every night

      Taught us how to lock the door and check the peephole
      And how to swallow Vicks when we had a chest cold
      How to stay proud, and represent hard
      Eat plenty baby, but first say grace for God

      Big Mama, I'm a miss you
      When one of us leave this earth
      But baby for what it's worth, I love you since the date of my birth
      And if it wasn't for my children, I would want to go first

      You're the reason I'm the man I am today
      The inspiration, for me to be LL Cool J
      When you told me "Knock 'em Out," I brought you home a Grammy
      I learned to be tough from Big Mama and Aunt Cammy

      A black man that was raised by black women
      On tour, sippin your special honey and lemon
      You told me, gargle with vinegar water and salt
      The concert was hot, thanks to your support

      Girl, you're the one I love
      Whether right here with me or smilin' from up above
      Trouble or no trouble, you always had my back
      So I had to let you know your son appreciates that, Big Mama

      [Chorus: x2]

      SONGWRITERS:
      SIMMONS, CHARLES B./HAWES, BRUCE/JEFFERSON, JOSEPH B./SMITH, JAMES TODD/CURRY, MARK/WOOLFOLK, JOE
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