Bust A Move Lyrics by Young MC


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Young MC

Bust A Move Lyrics
[Verse 1:]
This here's a jam for all the fellas
Tryin to do what those ladies tell us
Get shot down cause ya over-zealous
Play hard to get females get jealous
Okay smarty go to a party
Girls are scantily clad and showin body
A chick walks by you wish you could sex her
But you're standing on the wall like you was Poindexter
Next day's function high class luncheon
Food is served, and you're stone-cold munchin
Music comes on people start to dance
But then you ate so much you nearly split your pants
A girl starts walking guys start gawking
Sits down next to you and starts talking
Says she wants to dance cause she likes to groove
So come on fatso and just bust a move

[Verse 2:]
You're on a mission and your wishin
Someone could cure your lonely condition
Lookin for love in all the wrong places
No fine girls just ugly faces
Some frustration first inclination
Is to become a monk and leave the situation
But every dark tunnel has a light of hope
So don't hang yourself with a celibate rope
Your movie's showin, so you're goin
Could care less about the five you're blowin
Theater gets dark just to start the show
Then ya spot a fine woman sittin in your row
She's dressed in yellow, she says "Hello,
Come sit next to me you fine fellow."
You run over there without a second to lose
And what comes next hey bust a move

[Verse 3:]
In this city ladies look pretty
Guys tell jokes so they can seem witty
Tell a funny joke just to get some play
Then you try to make a move and she says, "No way"
Girls are fakin goodness sakin
They want a man who brings home the bacon
Got no money and you got no car
Then you got no woman and there you are
Some girls are sadistic, materialistic
Lookin for a man makes them opportunistic
They're lyin on a beach perpetrating a tan
So that a brother with the money can be their man
So on the beach you're strollin real high rollin
Everything you have is yours and not stolen
A girl runs up with somethin to prove
So don't just stand there bust a move

[Verse 4:]
Your best friend Harry has a brother Larry
In five days from now he's gonna marry
He's hopin you can make it there if you can
Cause in the ceremony you'll be the best man
You say neat-o, check your libido
And roll to the church in your new tuxedo
The bride walks down just to start the wedding
And there's one more girl you won't be getting
So you start thinkin then you start blinking
A bridesmaid looks and thinks that you're winking
She thinks your kinda cute so she winks back
And now your feelin really fine cause the girl is stacked
Reception's jumpin bass is pumpin
Look at the girl and your heart starts thumpin
Says she wants to dance to a different groove
Now you know what to do G bust a move
Writer: MARVIN YOUNG
Copyright: Lyrics Spirit Music Group, BUG MUSIC, SPIRIT TWO MUSIC O/B/O VARRY WHITE MUSIC

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Bust A Move Info:

• The main sample in this song is a loop from a song called "Found A Child" by a Seattle Funk group Ballin' Jack.

• It featured guest vocals by Crystal Blake and bass guitar by Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, both of whom also appeared in the video.

• About the experience Flea said: "I have a bitter taste in my mouth about that, because I feel as though I got ripped off. The bass line I wrote ended up being a major melody of the tune, and I felt I deserved songwriting credit and money because it was a #1 hit. They sold millions of records, and I got $200!"

• Young MC's also composed Tone Loc's hits Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina.

• This won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance.

Released: May 22, 1989


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