My first time posting

by NAPPY ROOTS 26 Replies latest jw experiences


    I just wanted to say hi. This is my first message. I have been DF for about 14 years. Wow, I can't believe it has been that long. I was raised a JW. And now, I'm having the best time of my life making up for my lost childhood.

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Howdy Nappy! Thanks for sharing. I know when I first started posting I was very nervous. Do you mind me asking how you're making up for your lost childhood?

  • Valis

    Nappy..."If I love it I'm gonna lick it like it's punkin pie"..Skinny Deville is my fave of the Nappies...Nice to know I have something in common with someone who has been out the same time I have!! Welcome to the board...and here is one of my favorite songs from them which I think fits us all very well..

    ArtistNappy Roots
    AlbumWatermelon, Chicken & Gritz
    SongPo' Folks
    Mmmmm, awww..

    All my life been po'
    But it really don't matter no mo'
    And they wonder why we act this way
    Nappy Boys gon' be okay
    All my life been po'
    But it really don't matter no mo'
    And they wonder why we act this way
    Nappy Roots gon' be okay, okay

    [Big V]
    We came in the game, plain ya see
    Average man when the rest was ashamed to be
    Nappy head and all, ain't no changin me
    So rough it was, downright wrong I tell ya
    Nobody never gave us nothin but tough time and made us somethin
    Different stretch of road, new somethin to see
    Every state on the map, a different somethin to eat
    Daps and handshakes, it meant nuttin for real
    Everybody makin a killin man, showin no feelins
    Walkin off collectin pay, it's the way of the world
    Can't change it, so I guess I'm gon' pray for the world
    Sometimes I ask myself, was I made for the world?
    I scream this to you, and I say it to the world
    Nappy then, Nappy now - Nappy for a bit
    Knee-deep, head over heels in this country shit!


    [Skinny DeVille]
    Even though I picture better days,
    I'm thankful for the chance I got to say amen
    The Lord done blessed me with his grace, I wish this day would never end
    We represent the slums, where we from, we feel they bump
    Polish shot off on these presidents, and hardtimes they go and come
    Some take up off, without the chance, to make it at all
    Who woulda thought Skinny'd be the one that's, makin this call

    Lord, help me out, tell me where I went wrong
    I'm tryna find a righteous path, although it's, never been long
    I gotta do it for my sons, they tellin me, "Daddy be strong"
    We gon' make it through these hardtimes
    even though they go and they come
    Ya absolutely right, for somethin happen to me on last Tuesday night
    It's plain as day, man they... with this World Trade
    Naw brave any order but confoldure
    Better make it home when nothin seems to matter
    That's when, see, everything can go - any which way
    They got me fooled, see the Henny with the J
    Front po'ch, chillin broke, country folk, I'm Nappy with my ways yo


    [R. Prophit]
    It's a blessin we woke up this mornin
    All my colored folk stressin, come let's join hands
    Got the folk with depresses of being po' man
    Poppa taught me an order, survive for no man
    Nappy got some (?) for we gon' stand
    Prophit grew from a juvenile to a grown man
    Ya gotta take responsibility for ya own man
    Zonin, two blunts a mo'nin, by sunrise sometimes
    I love to hear my woman moanin, it's on again
    Damn I hope you play this song again
    The soul cleansin, the melody just read my end
    Not a lot of things but usually just appendin my lady
    Been searchin bendin and saw my folks locked in the tennants
    And it don't make any sense (why) children and sentencin
    Broadcastin from the slums, that's why I'm writin these sentences
    Just lower my income, (what) though we ain't finish it

    Welcome to the board and I hope you stay to become friends.


    District Overbeer of the "Nappiest Roots" class

  • Buster

    Nappy, Welcome!

    I was out for much longer before I even started looking around the web at stuff. I have found it more and more interesting (tragic may be a better word) as I proceed. PLease share and good luck looking for whatever it is that you want.

    - Cliff


    Thanks for the reply. I have a lot to do to make up for my lost childhood. I live my life without feeling guilty for what I think or say or do. Life without someone trying to make you feel guilty is liberating. That's how I making up for my lost childhood.

  • Brummie

    Howdy Nappy

    WELCOME aboard

    I live my life without feeling guilty for what I think or say or do. Life without someone trying to make you feel guilty is liberating.

    Bang on! My sentiments too. We've already had enough guilt to last for an eternity.

    Nice to meet you :)


  • Valis

    Nappy! If I know you I swear to dog I will strangle you! *LOL*...I only say that because the guy who was my best friend and left the borg cam over to see me some time ago and we were listening to that album...I wished he had come and see us this last weekend, but things didn't work out. I was hoping it was him more than anything...once again welcome to the board.


    District Overbeer


    hey nappy...................a big aussie welcome to you.

    you'll have alot of fun here, plenty of people reliving their lost childhood, just come into chat for a sample of that.............LOL

    look forward to reading your threads and chatting some time.



  • LyinEyes

    Welcome to the board Nappy Roots, love the name too. I was raised JW and left over a year ago, d/a myself, and I have been doing overtime making up for my lost youth. It has been the best year of my life,not only for the freedom, the fun,but the most important thing, self discovery. I am finding that all along I knew who I was, but had to hide that person from the JW world, she just didnt fit in...,, I always felt as Jewel would sing,,,,,," on the outside looking in". Now I have found a nice place for now,,,I am and always hope to be on my road of self discovery till the day I die. I hope even then, when I pass on ,,,,,,,it will prove to be just another journey.

    Valis, that is a great song,,,,,,,, I will try to download it or find it someway to hear the music.

    Valis, does have the nappiest roots,,,,,,,,well the roots arent as nappy as the ends,,,,,,,really, ah the "Dreadlock King",,,,,,,,* yanks a dread* ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,LyinEyes/Dede( pretty nappy hair myself class)

  • mouthy

    Welcome Nappy roots.... glad to see you joined us... I am from Canada - Which is covered with snow right now ugh! can you tell us where your from???/Enjoy the friends. They are really a good bunch....

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