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Tennis Fool
Mar 30th, 2003, 11:54 PM
I don't know anything about this song Jenny praticed to, so even the title could be misleading.

Is it a pro-war song or anti-war? Does it even have anything to do with Baghdad? What's it about? :confused:

Mar 31st, 2003, 12:03 AM
BOB was released in '99 on Outkast's 'Stankonia' CD and it has virtually nothing to do with Iraq. BOB is basically referring to the beat of this fast-paced song. The beat is so fast and loud that it literally sounds like bombs, hence the title. Lyrics below:

1, 2.. 1, 2, 3; yeah!
In-slum-national, underground
Thunder pounds when I stomp the ground (Woo!)
Like a million elephants with silverback orangutans
You can't stop a train
Who want some? Don't come un-pre-pared
I'll be there, but when I leave there
Better be a household name
Weather man tellin' us it ain't gon' rain
So now we sittin' in a drop-top, soakin wet
In a silk suit, tryin' not to sweat
Hits somersaults without the net
But this'll be the year that we won't forget
One-Nine-Nine-Nine, Ano Domini, anything goes, be whatchu wanna be
Long as you know consequences are given for livin - the fence is
too high to jump in jail
Too low to dig, I might just touch hell - HOT!
Get a life, now they gon' sell
Then I might catch you a spell, look at what came in the mail
A scale and some Arm and Hammer, so grow grid and some baby máma
Black Cadillac and a pack of pampers
Stack of question with no answers
Cure for cancer, cure for AIDS
Make a nigga wanna stay on tour for days
Get back home, things are wrong
Well not really, it was bad all along
before you left adds up to a ball of power
Thoughts at a thousands miles per hour
Hello, ghetto, let your brain breathe
Believe there's always mo', OWWWW!

Chorus: 2X
[Dre] Don't pull the thang out, unless you plan to bang
{Choir} Bombs over Baghdad!
[Dre] Yeah! Ha ha yeah!
Don't even bang unless you plan to hit something
{Choir} Bombs over Baghdad!
{Dre} Yeah! Uhh-huh

[Big Boi]
Uno, dos, tres, it's on
Did you ever think a pimp rock a microphone?
Like that there boi and will still stay street
Big things happen every time we meet
Like a track team, crack fiend, dyin to geek
Outkast bumpin' up and down the street
Slam back, Cadillac, 'bout five nigga deep
Seventy-five emcee's freestylin' to the beat
Cause we get krunk, stay drunk, at the club
Should have bought an ounce, but you caught the dub
Should have held back, but you throwed the punch
'Spose to meet your girl but you packed a lunch
No D to-the U to-the G for you
Got a son on the way by the name of Bamboo
Got a little baby girl four year, Jordan
Never turn my back on my kids for them
Should have hit it (hit it) quit it (quit it) rag (rag) top (top)
Before you read up, get a laptop
Make a business for yourself, boy, set some goals
Make a fair diamond out of dusty coals
Record number four, but we on a roll
Hold up, slow up, stop, +Control+
like Janet, planets, Stankonia's on ya
Movin like Floyd comin' straight to Florida
Lock all your windows then block the quarters
Pullin' off on bell 'cause a whippins in order
Like a three piece fist, 'fore I cut your daughter
Yo quiero Taco Bell, then I hit the border
Penny pap rappers tryin' to get the five
I'm a microphone fiend tryin' to stay alive
When you come to ATL boi you better not hide
cause the Dungeon Family gon' ride, hah!

Chorus: 2X
[Dre] Don't pull the thang out, unless you plan to bang
{Choir} Bombs over Baghdad!
[Dre] Yeah! Ha ha yeah!
Don't even bang unless you plan to hit something
{Choir} Bombs over Baghdad!
{Dre} Yeah! Uhh-huh

Bombs over Baghdad! Yeah
Bombs over Baghdad! Yeah
Bombs over Baghdad! Yeah
Bombs over Baghdad! Yeah

B-I-G, B-O-I
To the T-O-P

[Dre and Big Boi]: 15X
Bob your head. Rag top.

(1, 2.. 1, 2, 3, 4) (Gimme some)

{Choir}: 23X
Po-wer music, electric revival

Mar 31st, 2003, 12:05 AM
also the rapping is really fast to complement the beat. the group is a duo from Atlanta and I <3 them, the end. :D :wavey:

Dawn Marie
Mar 31st, 2003, 12:34 AM
I have the CD and I know the song. Nice song.:) :wavey:

Mar 31st, 2003, 01:41 AM
it was just a STUPID decision on Jen's part

Mar 31st, 2003, 09:37 AM
A very STUPID decision judging by the heaps and heaps of hate-filled emails my Jen website is getting. :(

Tennis Fool
Mar 31st, 2003, 10:23 PM
Thanks guys. I had a sneaking suspicion this wasn't a "war song". :wavey:

Car Key Boi
Mar 31st, 2003, 10:33 PM
Go Jen!

Ra!'s all round :)

Helen Lawson
Mar 31st, 2003, 10:43 PM
I do not understand the lyrics, but a few years ago when Ted Casablanca threatened to leave Neely and make public her "red doll" issues, she played this song and said that was what his life would be like. Needless to say, Ted has not filed for divorce and makes no public comments about Neely's "red doll" issues, or that Neely spends half her time shacked up with Lyon Burke. Neely knows how to lay the hammer down, I have to give her that, though who do you think taught her? ;)