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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Whawk! Hallelujah! Whoa! ... Seriously???

On my way home from picking the kiddos up at preschool, I decided to turn off my CD and tune in to the radio. I was scanning for Christmas music and instead came across Morris Day and The Time singing The Bird.



You may remember this song from the movie Purple Rain, which, by the way, was one of my favorites while in high school. (Yeah, I know ... what was I thinking?!)

The radio station I was on was having their lunchtime request hour. Someone actually requested this song! His name was Doug. I think I only remember that because of my Doug. And, no, it was not my Doug who requested it. He doesn't even listen to the radio. :)

Here are the lyrics ... in case you want to sing along. :)

What time is it?
Alright, y'all got 10 seconds to get to the dance floor.
Whawk!
C'mon now...

(chorus)
America, have you heard? I got a brand new dance and it's called "The bird"
You don't need no finesse or no personality, you just need two arms and an attitude.
And everybody sing with me, come on now!
Whawk! Hallelujah! Whoa!
Brothers, don't be cool. Women like it sometimes when you act a fool.
Sisters, don't be shy. Let your body get loose, you ain't too fat to fly.
Come on now! Whawk! Hallelujah! Whoa!
Yes! Hold on now, this dance ain't for everybody. Just the sexy people.
White folks, you're much too tight.
You gotta shake your head like the black folks. You might get some tonight.
Look out!

(repeat chorus)

Everybody! Whawk! Hallelujah! Whoa!

Alright! When the horns blow, I want everybody on the floor.
You know this groove is sexy, you ain't got no excuse no more.
Jerome, I wanna show 'em where we live.
Siamese twins joined at the suit. Fellas, give me something to fly with.

Alright brothers, keep up with that.
Jerome, bring me my hat. Did I mess my hair up?
Fellas, y'all play something.
I'm go over here and talk to this girl.

... Hey Morris, tonight we had a good time to find a girlfriend.

I pledge allegiance to THE TIME.
America, have you heard? I got a brand new dance called "The bird".

Fellas? - Yeah!
What's the word? - Whawk!
When you wanna get some, what'd you do? - Do "The bird"!

Whawk! Hallelujah! Whoa!

Fellas? - Yeah!
What's the word? - Whawk!
When we wanna get some, what'd we do? - Do "The bird"!

America?
What's the word? - Whawk!
When you wanna get some, what'd you do? - Do "The bird"!

Take it home!
Whawk!

Yeah, take it home, Morris Day. Yikes!

This is why I listen to CD's in the car. :)

2 comments:

LAURA said...

hahahahaaaaaa! His bird dance is AWESOME!

Kimberly said...

Laura - It is entertaining, that's for sure!