Been 'droids for far too long

from Janelle Monae (Ft. Erykah Badu) – Q.U.E.E.N. Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A “‘droid” (short for “android”) is defined a robots who look like humans. Robots are often regarded as “lifeless” or “mechanical” with no soul.

Ain’t nothing like a nice tune that can get you to dance to make you feel more alive, constantly giving us a reminder that we got soul.

Confirmation that the word Erykah Badu uses is, in fact, “‘droids”:
https://twitter.com/JanelleMonae/status/326833069724151808

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