Nothin’ Phony With Us

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the truly delightful theme: FRAUD/HYPOCRITE/PHONY/PRETENDER/SNOB

This was a hard theme for me. It took me ages to find a song that was familiar. But eventually I did find a track I loved listening to on the radio in my youth. I was too embarrassed to link the original video because it is too much of a flesh-fest…cringe! I don’t remember ever watching the video when I was a kiddo.

I guess this track was released when Jennifer Lopez was at the height of her popularity and earning a lot of money and her message I suppose was that she had not forgotten her roots….or perhaps that she was not a phony. This is one of her most famous releases, “Jenny From The Block”.

Children grow and women producing
Men go working
Some go stealing
Everyone’s got to make a living

L O X
J. Lo
We off the block this year
Went from a low to a lot this year
Everybody mad at the rocks that I wear
I know where I’m goin’ and I know where I’m from
You hear LOX in the air
Yea, we’re at the airport out DBlock
Where everybody air-forced-out
With a new white T.U. fresh
Nothin’ phony with us, make the money, get the mansion, bring the homies with us

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

From In Living Color to movie scripts
To On the 6 to J. Lo to this headline clips
I stayed grounded as the amounts roll in
I’m real, I thought I told you
I’m real, even on Oprah
That’s just me
Nothin phony, don’t hate on me
What you get is what you see

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

I’m down to earth like this
Rockin this business
I’ve grown up so much
I’m in control and loving it
Rumors got me laughing, kid
Love my life and my public
Put God first
And can’t forget to stay real
To me it’s like breathing

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

It take hard work to cash checks
So don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got they assets
You get back what you put out
Even if you take the good route
Can’t count the hood out
After a while, you know who to blend with
Just keep it real with the ones came in with
Best thing to do is stay low, LOX and J.Lo
Act like they don’t, but they know
They can’t get a penny from the block ,
At the end of the day she’s still Jenny from the block.

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (South-Side Bronx!)

 Written by: Samuel Barnes, David Styles, Jason Philips, Jean Olivier, Jennifer Lopez, Troy Oliver, L. Parker, Jose Fernando Arbex Miro, Andre Deyo, S. Sterling, Sterling Scott, Miro Arbex, Michael Ian

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