Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No…I’ve Got Life

Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No…I’ve Got Life

starrynightUploaded by , Aug 16, 2010

Nina Simone at the Harlem Cultural Festival 1969

More of Nina at the Harlem Cultural Festival: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA6DED41767E863C7

Ain’t Got No…I’ve Got Life

I ain’t got no home, ain’t got no shoes,
ain’t got no money, ain’t got no class,
ain’t got no friends, ain’t got no schooling,
ain’t got no work, ain’t got no job,
ain’t got no money, no place to stay.

Ain’t got no father, ain’t got no mother,
ain’t got no children, ain’t got no sisters or brothers.
Ain’t got no earth, ain’t got no faith,
ain’t got no church, ain’t got no god,
ain’t got no love.

Ain’t got no wine, no cigarettes
no clothes, no country, no class,
no schoolin, no friends, no nothin.
Ain’t got no god.

Ain’t that one more…

Ain’t got no earth, no water,
no food, no home,  
I said I ain’t got no clothes,
no job, no nothin.
Ain’t got long to live,
and I ain’t got no love.

Oh, but what have I got?
Ah, but what have I got?
Let me tell you what I’ve got,
cause nobody gonna take it away,
unless I want em.

I got my hair on my head,
my brains and my ears,
my eyes, my nose,
and my mouth. I’ve got my smile.
I got my tongue, my chin,
my neck, my boobies,
my heart, my soul and my back.
I’ve got my sex.

I got my arms, my hands,
my fingers, my legs,
my feet, my toes, and my liver.
Got my blood.

I’ve got life, I’ve got laughs,
I’ve got headaches and toothaches
and bad times too, like you.

I got my hair, my head,
my brains, my ears,
my eyes, my nose and my mouth.
I got my smile… and its my smile.

I got my tongue, my chin,
my neck and my boobies!
My heart, my soul
and my back.
I’ve got my sex, yeah!

I got my arms, my hands,
my fingers, my legs,
got my feet, my toes
and my liver. Got my blood.

I’ve got the life,
I’ve got my freedom and my heart,
I’ve got the life!

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