Powerful & Timeless Relationship Advice From Lauryn Hill – Doo Woop (That Thing)

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill is one of the most iconic women in music and hip-hop, a real queen of the pack.

She came into the limelight with multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group the Fugees. However, with her 1998 solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer established herself as a creative force on her own.

Lauryn Hill is rightly regarded as one of the most exciting and original talents of her generation.

She successfully integrated rap, soul, and reggae into a singular sound. Eclectic, uplifting, and empowering, the album was often cited by younger artists as a big influence on their music.

Her song, “Doo Woop”, is one of my all time favorite, as it addresses real issues women struggle with in relationships.

The song encourages women to choose integrity over hypocrisy and self-respect over sacrificing their identities.

Read the lyrics then watch the song below.

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Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)”


It’s been three weeks since you’ve been looking for your friend
The one you let hit it and never called you again
‘Member when he told you he was ’bout the Benjamins
You act like you ain’t hear him then gave him a little trim
To begin, how you think you really gon’ pretend
Like you wasn’t down then you called him again
Plus when you give it up so easy you ain’t even fooling him
If you did it then, then you probably f*** again
Talking out your neck sayin’ you’re a Christian
A Muslim sleeping with the gin
Now that was the sin that did Jezebel in
Who you gon’ tell when the repercussions spin
Showing off your ass ’cause you’re thinking it’s a trend
Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again
You know I only say it ’cause I’m truly genuine
Don’t be a hardrock when you’re really a gem
Babygirl, respect is just a minimum
Niggas f***ed up and you still defending them
Now Lauryn is only human
Don’t think I haven’t been through the same predicament
Let it sit inside your head like a million women in Philly, Penn.
It’s silly when girls sell their soul because it’s in
Look at where you be in hair weaves like Europeans
Fake nails done by Koreans
Come again
Come again, come again, come again, come againGuys you know you better watch out
Some girls, some girls are only about
That thing, that thing, that thingThe second verse is dedicated to the men
More concerned with his rims and his Timbs than his women
Him and his men come in the club like hooligans
Don’t care who they offend popping yang like you got yen
Let’s not pretend, they wanna pack pistol by they waist men
Cristal by the case men, still in they mother’s basement
The pretty face, men claiming that they did a bid men
Need to take care of their three and four kids men
They facing a court case when the child’s support late
Money taking, heart breaking now you wonder why women hate men
The sneaky silent men the punk domestic violence men
The quick to shoot the s***n stop acting like boys and be men
How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within
How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within
How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within
Come again
Come again, come again, come again, come againGirls you know you better watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing



See you with another relationship post, next week Saturday. Drop by tomorrow for some gospel inspiration as we Thank God It’s Sunday.


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