They told me not to smoke drugs, but I wouldn't listen Never thought I'd get caught and wind up in prison Chalk it up to youth but young age I ain't dissin' I guess I just had to get it outta my system
Outta my system, outta my system Oh Lord I'd never do it now I know what I ain't missing Glad I went and got it all outta my system
The lustre of youth versus married security I'm glad I'm here now, but just between you and me I had to get it out and make the deals And learn to know how it feels, but that it ain't real Outta my system' outta my system
There's a way to have it all you know I ain't kidding Some things I know I'll never get outta my system If you don't live now, you ain't even trying And then you're on your way to a midlife crisis
Let it out anyway you feel You can feel it in your bones, but try to deny it Wipe it off your face but your eyes won't hide it You knew it all along but never made it clear
They told me not to steal cars, said I'd wind up in prison Thought I knew it all yeah I wouldn't listen Chalk it up to young but youth I ain't dissing? I guess I just had to get it outta my system
Outta my system, outta my system I'm glad I did it all then I know what I ain't missing Glad I went and got it all outta my system
I'm glad I do it all now I know what I ain't missing Glad I went and got it all outta my system I'm glad I do it all now I know what I ain't missing Glad I went and got it all outta my system
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.