Bad Man Lyrics

by R. Kelly

You see really I don't give a damn what you may think of me
(That's right you're a bad ass nigga)
I'ma do what I'ma do, I'ma say what I'ma say
(You think you're a bad ass nigga)
Ya understand what I'm saying? Well you better

I was born in these streets, raised in these streets
Walked in these streets, taught by these streets
Lived in these streets, hustled in these streets
Arrested in these streets, protected by these streets

Yeah, you know I walk through the valley of these streets
I shall not fear these streets because I run these streets
(Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa)
And I've paid my dues with my own pennies and now

I'm a bad man, I'm not ashamed of
A bad man, yeah and don't need your love
I'm a bad man, yeah, I'm not ashamed of
I'm a bad man, my life's made me tough

I've stood on these blocks, more hood on these blocks
Got paid on these blocks, sprayed on these blocks
Moved in on these blocks, went out on these blocks
I've been around the block, been watched on these blocks

Yeah you know I walk through the valley of these blocks
I shall not fear these blocks because I run these blocks, yeah
(Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa)
Paid my dues with my own pennies and I'm

I'm a bad man, I'm not ashamed of
A bad man, yeah and don't need your love
I'm a bad man, yeah, I'm not ashamed of
I'm a bad man, my life's made me tough

Now I believe the day will come
When my heart will decide to change
But until then
See everything will remain the same

I'm a bad man, I'm not ashamed of
A bad man, yeah and don't need your love
I'm a bad man, yeah, I'm not ashamed of
I'm a bad man, my life's made me tough

See sometimes I gotta tell myself
(I'm a bad man)
To keep surviving and no matter what the cause
(I'm a bad man)

I gotta keep on keeping on yeah, came up in these streets
(I'm a bad man)
There was no father there for me, hey ooh
(I'm a bad man)

'Cause sometimes we would just have to go without eating
Hey how you like me now?
(I'm a bad man)
Give my life for my brother, see I'm a bad mother shut your mouth
(I'm a bad man)
Go on, go on, go on, go on