Wyclef Jean: Gone Till November

GONE TILL NOVEMBER
/Wyclef Jean/

[Intro:]
I dedicate this record, "The Carnival"
to all you brothers
takin' long trips down south,
Virginia, Baltimore, all around the world,
and your girl gets this message
that you ain't comin' back.
She's sittin' back in the room, the lights are off,
she's cryin', and then my voice comes in
POW!, in the middle of the night,
and this is what I told her for you

[Chorus:]
Every time I make a run
Girl, you turn around and cry
I ask myself why, oh why
See, you must understand
I can't work a 9 to 5
So I'll be gone 'til November
Said I'll be gone 'til November
I'll be gone 'til November
Yo, tell my girl
Yo, I'll be gone 'til November
I'll be gone 'til November
I'll be gone 'til November
Yo, tell my girl
Yo, I'll be gone 'til November
January, February, March, April, May
I see you cryin', but girl, I can't stay
I'll be gone 'til November
I'll be gone 'til November
And give a kiss to my mother

When I come back
There'll be no need to clock
I'll have enough money
To buy out blocks
Tell my brother:
"Go to school in September"
So he won't mess up
In summer school in the summer
Tell my cousin Jerry:
"Wear his condom
If you don't wear condom
You'll see a redrum"
Woh oh oh oh
You sucker MC's
You got no flow
I heard your style
You're s-o s-o

[Chorus]

I had to flip nuttin'
And turn it into somethin'
Hip-hop turns to the future rock
When I smash a punk (BING!)
Commit treason
Then I'll have a reason
To hunt you down
It's only right
It's rappin' season
Yeah, you with the loud voice
Posin' like you're top choice
Your voice
I'll make a hearse out of your Rolls Royce
Besides
I got my girl to remember
And I'll commit it
That I'll be back in November

[Chorus]

I know the hustle's hard
But we gotta enterprise
The carnival


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