My Prerogative

Album: Don't Be Cruel (1988)
Charted: 6 1
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  • Get busy
    Everybody's talkin' all this stuff about me (Now now)
    Why don't they just let me live (Oh oh oh)
    I don't need permission
    Make my own decisions (Oh)
    That's my prerogative

    They say I'm crazy
    I really don't care
    That's my prerogative
    They say I'm nasty
    But I don't give a damn
    Gettin' girls is how I live
    Some ask me questions
    Why am I so real
    But they don't understand me
    I really don't know the deal
    About a brother
    Trying hard to make it right
    Not long ago
    Before I win this fight
    Sing!

    Everybody's talkin' all this stuff about me
    Why don't they just let me live (Tell me why)
    I don't need permission
    Make my own decisions (Oh)
    That's my prerogative
    It's my prerogative (It's my prerogative)

    It's the way that I wanna live (It's my prerogative)
    I can do just what I feel (It's my prerogative)
    No one can tell me what to do (It's my prerogative)
    Cause what I'm doin'
    I'm doin' for you now

    Don't get me wrong
    I'm really not zooped
    Ego trips is not my thing
    All these strange relationships
    Really gets me down
    I see nothin' wrong
    With spreadin' myself around
    Sing!

    Everybody's talkin' all this stuff about me (yeah)
    Why don't they just let me live (Tell me why)
    I don't need permission (I don't need)
    Make my own decisions (My own decisions)
    That's my prerogative
    It's my prerogative (It's my prerogative)

    I can do what I wanna do (It's my prerogative)
    Truly live my life (It's my prerogative)
    I'm doin' it just for you (It's my prerogative)
    Tell me, tell me

    Why can't I live my life (Live my life)
    Without all of the things that people say (Oh Oh)

    Yo tell it, kick it like this
    Oh no no

    I can do what I wanna do
    Me and you
    Together, together, together, together, together

    Everybody's talkin' all this stuff about me (Everybody's talkin')
    Why don't they just let me live (Why)
    (Why don't they just let me live girl)
    I don't need permission (I don't need permission)
    Make my own decisions
    That's my prerogative

    Everybody's talkin' all this stuff about me (Everybody's talkin')
    Why don't they just let me live
    I don't need permission (I don't need)
    Make my own decisions (My own decisions)
    That's my prerogative

    What is this a bizzit that I can't have money in my pocket
    And people not talk about me
    This world is a trip, I don't know what's going on these days
    Got this person over here talking about me, this person
    Hey, listen, lemme tell you something
    This is my prerogative, I can do what I want to do

    I made this money, you didn't
    Right Ted?
    We outta here

    It's my, it's my, it's my, it's my, it's my
    my my my my my my my my my my my my my my my

    It's my prerogativeWriter/s: TEDDY RILEY, GENE GRIFFIN, BOBBY BROWN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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