Work That

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Most of the time I do relatively well keeping myself motivated, I make sure I get enough rest and I try to eat right (LOL, I did say for the most part, right?). Sometimes I read little motivational poems and sayings and sometimes I blast the music. One song in particular really gets me pumped and so I thought I would share it with all my beautiful HIV + women who are never ashamed of what life did to you. The artist is MARY J. Blige and the song--if you haven’t already guessed--is Work That. I’m sure some of you already know the song and the artist but have you truly listened to the words? This song has become my theme song, thank you Mary J!

Here is the link to the song and the words

Mary J Blige Ft Busta Rhymes - Work That (NEW OFFICIAL RMX)

From the album Growing Pains

Written By: Neff-U, Mary J. Blige, Sean Garret

Work your thing out (out, out) (4 X)

There’s so many you girls I hear you been running

From the beautiful queen that you can be becommin

You can look in my palm and see the storm coming

Read the book of my life and see I’ve overcome it

Just because the length of your hair ain't long

And they often criticize you for your skin tone

Gone hold your head high cause you a pretty woman

Get your run way stride honed and keep it going

Girl, live your life

I just wanna be myself

Don't sweat girl be yourself

Follow me, follow me, follow me

Girl be yourself

that’s why I be myself

(And I grew to love it)

(Work your thing out...)

Let em get mad

They gon’ hate any way

Don't you get that

Doesn't matter if you go along with their plan

They'll never be happy

Cause they're not happy with themselves

(Ah ah, work what you got...)

I'm talking about things that I know

(Ah ah, work what you got...)

It's okay show yourself some love

(Ah ah, work what you got...)

Don't worry about who's saying what

(It's gonna be fine work what you got)

Work what you got

Feeling great because the light's on me

Celebrating the things that everyone told me Would never happen but

God has put his hands on me

And ain't a man alive could ever take it from me

Workin with what I got I gotta Keep on

taking care of myself

I wanna live long

Ain't never ashamed what life did to me

Wasn't afraid to change

Cause it was good for me

I wanna

(I just wanna be myself)

I just wanna be

(don't sweat girl be yourself)

Don't sweat girl

(Follow me, follow me, follow me I be myself)

Follow me follow me

(That’s why I be myself)

(And I grew to love it)

(Work your thing out)

Let em get mad

They gonna hate any weight

Don't you get that

Doesn't matter if you go along with their plan

They'll never be happy

Cause they're not happy with themselves

(Ah ah, work what you got...)

I'm talking about things that I know

(Ah ah, work what you got...)

It's okay show yourself some love

(Ah ah, Work what you got)

Don't worry about who's saying what

(It's gonna be fine work what you got)

Work what you got

(Work that, work that, work that, don't' hold back just be yourself)

Work that work that

Work that work that don't hold back

Oooh

Work ya head girl

(work you thing out)

Work that job girl

Work what you got

(Ah ah, work what you got...)

I'm talking about things that I know

(Ah ah, work what you got...)

It's okay show yourself some love

(Ah ah Work what you got)

Don't worry about who's saying what

(It's gonna be fine work what you got)

Work what you got

(Busta Rhymes)

You know i got you mary

get your money baby

handle yo biz

dont worry bout the next person you should be proud of who ya is

see life might not always be about diamonds and furs

and you not comfortable because your ass is not as big as hers

its low life baby

im still lovin you after all

i love hearin your voice every single time that i call

i appreciate your natural self down to the bone

and i appreciate what god gave ya

everythings ya own

and be the woman that i cherish and welcome inside my home

a womans chest is smaller but i aint knockin there silicone

some chicks go off in deep end until nothing can save em’ from not appreciating themselves and what god gave ya

gettin lost walkin around frontin like they a star take time to research to try to figure out who you are

and once that gets done it’ll manifest on the surface

the only way you can love your self is to love what you got

(work that work that work that don't hold back just be yourself)

Work it out work it out ladies

Work that work that

Work that work that don't hold back

(Work your thing out)

Oooh

Work what you got

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miriam's picture

Thnxs dear, just keep up the spirit its the best

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celina5000's picture

THANK YOU!! Gisele

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