Lyric: “Who gave you permission to rearrange me. Certainly not me.”
Meaning: Lots of folks believe that this particular song is about how Africans were brought to America and where controlled and forced to change. Another theory is that it’s about a woman who isn’t looking for love, and then a man comes along and changes the everything. You get to decide which meaning resonates more with you.
‘Baduizm’ Turns 21 Years Old This Year And Erykah Badu Has Taught Us So Much Since Then was originally published on www.globalgrind.com