ERYKAH BADU PERFORMS A MEDLEY THAT TOUCHES OUR SOULS | Soul Train Awards 2018

ERYKAH BADU PERFORMS A MEDLEY THAT TOUCHES OUR SOULS | Soul Train Awards 2018


(audience applauding) (soft piano music) (audience cheering) ♪ My eyes are ♪ ♪ Green ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I eat a lot of vegetables ♪ ♪ It don’t have nothing to do ♪ ♪ With your new friend ♪ ♪ My eyes are ♪ ♪ Green ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I eat a lot of vegetables ♪ ♪ It don’t have nothing to do ♪ ♪ With your new friend ♪ ♪ I don’t care I swear ♪ ♪ I’m too through with you, I am ♪ ♪ You don’t mean nothing to me ♪ ♪ So go ahead and be with your friend ♪ (audience cheering) Ugh with that thought. That trick, that hoe. That bitch, that trick. Be with that trick, be with that hoe. Be with that. ♪ Friend ♪ ♪ My eyes are ♪ ♪ Green ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I eats a lot of vegetables ♪ ♪ It don’t have nothing to do ♪ ♪ With your new ♪ ♪ Friend ♪ (audience applauding) (“I Want You” by Erykah Badu) ♪ I I I I I I I ♪ ♪ Want you you you you you you you ♪ ♪ Oh, I I I I I I I ♪ ♪ Want you you you you you you you ♪ Wait. ♪ Love is on the way, all I got to say ♪ ♪ Is it won’t let go ♪ ♪ Well you can pray to early May ♪ ♪ Fast for 30 days ♪ ♪ Still it won’t let go, oh ♪ ♪ I got a good book and got all in it ♪ ♪ Tried a little yoga for a minute ♪ ♪ But it won’t let go, oh ♪ ♪ I tried to turn the sauna up to hotter ♪ ♪ Drunk a whole jar of holy water ♪ ♪ But it won’t let go, oh ♪ ♪ Oh I, I, I ♪ ♪ I want you, you ♪ ♪ Now what we gon’ do ♪ ♪ Do, do ♪ ♪ Say what we gon’ do nigga ♪ ♪ Wait ♪ ♪ So what we gon’ do ♪ ♪ I know you little nervous ♪ ♪ What we gon’ do ♪ ♪ I know you really want this ♪ ♪ What we gon’ do ♪ ♪ I can’t believe the feeling ♪ ♪ What we gon’ do ♪ ♪ Feeling alone but feeling not up ♪ ♪ What we gon’ do ♪ ♪ Hey yeah ♪ ♪ If you don’t believe in my love ♪ ♪ You missing the good thing ♪ ♪ Because I ♪ ♪ What we gon’ do ♪ ♪ Because I’m genuine ♪ ♪ I genuine yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ Look, I don’t wanna trouble ♪ ♪ Just a little loving ♪ ♪ I don’t want your money ♪ ♪ I just wanna know you ♪ ♪ Then you wanna get to know me ♪ ♪ My love will make you wonder ♪ ♪ Lightning a thunder yeah ♪ ♪ And I get it from my mama hey ♪ ♪ I don’t wanna trouble you ♪ ♪ Just a little love ♪ ♪ I don’t want your money ♪ ♪ Just wanna get to know you ♪ ♪ Then you wanna get to know me ♪ ♪ My love will make you wonder ♪ ♪ Lightening and thunder yeah ♪ ♪ And I get from my ♪ ♪ And I get my I ♪ ♪ I, I, I, I ♪ ♪ Just a little loving ♪ ♪ Don’t want your money ♪ ♪ I, I, I ♪ ♪ I, I, I, I, I, I ♪ ♪ I, I, I, I ♪ ♪ So what we gon’ do ♪ ♪ I, I, I, I, I ♪ ♪ One more time ♪ ♪ I, I, I, I, I, I, I, whoa ♪ ♪ I, I, I, I, I, I, I, whoa ♪ ♪ I, I, I, I, I, I, I ♪ Thank you. It’s time. (audience cheering) (“Tyrone” by Erykah Badu) ♪ I’m getting tired of your shit ♪ ♪ You don’t never buy me nothin’ ♪ (audience cheering) ♪ And every time you come around ♪ ♪ You got to bring Jim,
James, Paul and Tyrone ♪ ♪ See why can’t we be
by ourselves sometime ♪ ♪ See I been having this on
my mind for a long time ♪ ♪ I just want it to be you and
me like it used to be, baby ♪ ♪ But you don’t know how to act ♪ Everybody sing it for me. ♪ So matter fact ♪ ♪ Said I think you better call Tyrone ♪ ♪ Hey come on ♪ ♪ Call him ♪ ♪ Call him ♪ ♪ And tell him come on
help you get your shit ♪ ♪ Call him, call him, call him, call him ♪ ♪ Said I think you better
call him, call him, call him ♪ Wait hold on. ♪ But you can’t use my phone ♪ ♪ Use ♪ ♪ My ♪ ♪ My, my ♪ ♪ My, my, my, my, my ♪ ♪ My ♪ ♪ My ♪ Y’all ‘member those pictures? ♪ My ♪ ♪ My ♪ ♪ My ♪ (audience cheering) ♪ Phone ♪ (“Otherside of the Game” by Erykah Badu) ♪ What you gonna do
when they come for you ♪ ♪ Work ain’t honest
but it pays the bills ♪ ♪ What you gonna do
when they come for you ♪ ♪ Gave me the life that I came to live ♪ ♪ Do I really ♪ ♪ Want my baby ♪ ♪ Brother tell me what to do ♪ ♪ I know you got to get your hustle on ♪ ♪ So I pray ♪ ♪ I understand the game sometimes ♪ ♪ And I love you strong ooh but ♪ ♪ What you gonna do
when they come for you ♪ ♪ Work ain’t honest
but it pays the bills ♪ ♪ What you gonna do
when they come for you ♪ ♪ But I can’t stand life without you ♪ ♪ Bridge ♪ ♪ He gave me the life
that I came to live ♪ ♪ Gave me the song that I came to give ♪ ♪ Pressure’s on me but the seed is grown ♪ ♪ I can’t make it on my own ♪ ♪ You see the summer came
around and the flower bloomed ♪ ♪ He became the sun, I became the moon ♪ ♪ Precious gifts that we both received ♪ ♪ But could this be make believe ♪ ♪ What you gon’ do when
they come for you ♪ ♪ Oh ♪ ♪ Work ain’t honest
but it pays the bills ♪ ♪ Said work ain’t honest
but it pays the bills ♪ ♪ Sang it out ♪ ♪ What you gon’ do when
they come for you ♪ ♪ See I can’t stand it ♪ ♪ Gave me the life that I came to live ♪ ♪ Said he gave me ♪ Break it down for me. ♪ Understand ♪ ♪ I understand ♪ ♪ I understand ♪ ♪ Say I understand ♪ ♪ Hey ♪ ♪ And sometimes I can’t stand it hey ♪ ♪ But you know I gotta
stand like a soldier ♪ ♪ Hey hey ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ You know I gotta stand it ♪ ♪ But sugar can you hear
me when I tell you ♪ ♪ That I understand the game ♪ ♪ I understand it ♪ ♪ I understand ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ I understand ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ I understand ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ Stand ♪ ♪ I understand ♪ ♪ Oh my, my, my, my,
my, my, my, my, my, my ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ Hey, hey ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ Hey one more time come on ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ The game ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ I understand the game ♪ ♪ He gave me the life
that I came to live ♪ ♪ Gave me the life that I came to live ♪ ♪ Gave me the song that I came to give ♪ ♪ Pressure’s on me but the seed is grown ♪ ♪ I can’t make it on my own ♪ ♪ You see the summer came
around and the flower bloom ♪ ♪ He became the sun, I became the moon ♪ ♪ Precious gifts that we both receive ♪ (audience cheering) (“On & On” by Erykah Badu) ♪ Oh my, my, my ♪ ♪ I’m feeling high ♪ ♪ My money gone ♪ ♪ I’m all alone ♪ ♪ Too much to see ♪ ♪ The world keeps turning ♪ ♪ Oh what a day ♪ ♪ What a day, what a day ♪ ♪ Oh on and on and on and on ♪ ♪ Hold on wait the fuck up
’cause it been too long ♪ ♪ Come on ♪ ♪ Say wait a minute
queen what’s your name ♪ ♪ Say wait a minute
queen what’s your name ♪ ♪ Me hey ♪ ♪ Say wait a minute queen
what’s your name hey ♪ ♪ Say wait a minute
queen what’s your name ♪ ♪ Wait I be that gypsy ♪ ♪ Flippin’ life game
from the right brain ♪ ♪ Ascension maintained ♪ ♪ Rolling through like a burning flame ♪ ♪ Like a super nova star ♪ ♪ She be the light when they in the dark ♪ ♪ Morning ♪ ♪ The moon pass the sun ♪ ♪ Four constellations start forming ♪ ♪ Across up in the sky ♪ ♪ But everybody wanna ask me why ♪ ♪ What good do your words do ♪ ♪ If they can’t understand you ♪ ♪ What good do your words do, Badu ♪ ♪ One more say what, what ♪ ♪ What good do your words do ♪ ♪ If they can’t understand you ♪ ♪ Don’t go talkin’ that shit Badu ♪ ♪ What shit ♪ ♪ Said I’m a Pisces ♪ ♪ Zika deka del ♪ ♪ Well well I’m raising hell ♪ ♪ People always tryin’ to
find the world I’m in ♪ ♪ Come on people trying
to find the world I’m in ♪ ♪ And see the people always
trying to find the world I’m in ♪ ♪ The people trying to find ♪ ♪ People always trying to
find the world I’m in ♪ ♪ People trying to find ♪ ♪ People always trying to
find the world I’m in ♪ ♪ I’m the envy of the women
and I rule the men bitch ♪ ♪ Two fish, one swimmin’ up stream ♪ ♪ One swimmin’ down livin’ in a dream ♪ ♪ But when she loves
she tends to cling hey ♪ ♪ When incense burns, smoke unfurls ♪ ♪ Analog girl in a digital world ♪ ♪ The rasta style flower child ♪ ♪ Gold tooth smile spit them vowels ♪ ♪ Bling bloom bling melanated ♪ ♪ Hey I’m ’bout ta give birth to church ♪ ♪ But everybody want to
ask this earth what ♪ ♪ What good do your words do ♪ ♪ If they can’t understand you ♪ ♪ Hey ♪ ♪ Don’t go talkin’ that shit Badu ♪ ♪ Hey ♪ ♪ What good do your words do ♪ ♪ If they can’t understand you ♪ ♪ Don’t go talkin’ that shit Badu ♪ ♪ Bridge ♪ ♪ I remember when I went with
Momma to the washateria ♪ ♪ Remember how I felt the day
I first started my period ♪ ♪ Remember there in school one
day I learned I was inferior ♪ ♪ And water in my cereal ♪ ♪ Badu in your stereo ♪ ♪ Holla if you hear me though ♪ (audience cheering) ♪ Remembering is good if you
don’t let it be the fear in you ♪ ♪ Wrap ya head with that material ♪ ♪ Badu, Badu, Badu, Badu ♪ ♪ Badu, Badu ♪ ♪ Badu, Badu ♪ ♪ Nothing like a woman scorned ♪ ♪ Badu, Badu, Badu, Badu ♪ ♪ Badu, Badu ♪ (audience cheering)

100 Replies to “ERYKAH BADU PERFORMS A MEDLEY THAT TOUCHES OUR SOULS | Soul Train Awards 2018

  1. This must have been from the same show as the Faith Evans video – because Badu was sitting in the audience dressed like that. What a show that must have been!!! I love how she transforms "on and on" into something completely different…

  2. The crowd was wayyyyyyyyyyyy to chill for that opening. "I Want You" had so much feeling-she stood in the same place the whole time! And gave that level of feeling #TheErykahBadu

  3. I’ve been a fan of Erykah’s even before most people knew about her, been to numerous live concerts and even had an hour chat session with her backstage at one of them. And the one and only thing that pisses me off about this performance is that out of all of the beautiful music she makes, β€œTyrone” (the song talking about a deadbeat black man) is the one that got the crowd hyped. So what does says about us as a people? When will we learn to love each other?

  4. I love Eryka, and her music with her fine ass! Even under all them clothes, you can see the form! 😍 but I got to say this.. not being judge mental but we just gone act like that wasn’t a dude with that dress on doing the backup..! πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ to each his own.. IJS.,

  5. That song β€œTYRONE” always get Black Women feeling some kind of way. But let it be call β€œTYNESIA”. Then they all be sitting there talking about β€œIt’s not ALL of US”. LOL….

  6. I just CAN'T STOP WATCHING THIS PERFORMANCE!!! πŸ‘€πŸ‘‚πŸ‘I NEED to see Erykah in concert! Hopefully she'll be in the Midwest soon! πŸ’œπŸ‘ΈπŸΎ

  7. Omg! 11:17

    If you hit the note from the recorded version you will be in perfect Harmony with Erykah for as long as the note lasts. Try it. It feels incredible.

  8. FUK'N PHENOMENAL!!!!! SO PROUD TO KNOW SHE IS US… THE MELINANTED… THE BEGINNING… THE SUN, MOON & EARTH… WE ARE BLACK FOLK!!!!!!!! MAJESTIC!!!!

  9. Ms Badu gets better and better. I remember heard your first piece now your voice has EVOLVED and honestly I was waiting for you to unclothed and your hair is gorgeous all of you is glorious…

  10. She had them wrapped around her finger at the second song so much they didn’t even know Tyrone was on…..

  11. A musical genius black love all day everyday power to the people this woman right here is a force to be reckoned with πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜βœŠπŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏβœŠπŸΎπŸ€ŸπŸΎπŸ€ŸπŸΏ

  12. Since this performance, I watch this a couple times every month! Eryka is the GOAT. Her back up vocalists are beastsss (Durand ayeeee). The band was perfect! This was spiritual πŸ˜­πŸ’•

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