Way Back

Tanya Stephens

Intro:
Ladies And Gentlemen
I wanna invite you on a journey
Sincerely hope you in the mood to travel right now
Cause were going back in time
Are you ready

Oh mi say, yo...
I wanna take you way back
To when a girl on the mic's worth
Wasn't determined by the length of her skirt
I mean way back
To Cre-a-tivity
Before MTV before BET
I mean way back
Before recycling shit
When the props that you got
Was for your writing and shit
Lets rewind before the hype
When it used to be low key
To be a singer
You had to actually know key

I mean way back
Before people made a job
Of seeing whos best at impersonating Bob
I mean way back
To when you sweat blood on every line
To get one good song
didn't cost $16.99
To be considered deep you had to actually say stuff
And if it wasnt good the jockeys didnt play stuff

I mean way, way, Marvin Gaye way back

Chorus:
Now pray that you will come with me
(Shoo doo do bop, Shoo doo do bop, oh)
Let us journey back this melody
(Shoo doo do bop, Shoo doo do bop, oh)
??? to exercise your mind
(Shoo doo do bop, Shoo doo do bop, oh)
Oh, take me to another place (Shoo bee)
Another time (Shoo bee)
Better hopes (Shoo bee), Better Rhymes (Shoo bee)
Stronger lyrics (Shoo bee) every line (Shoo bee)
You could even press rewind

Come with me (Shoo doo do bop, Shoo doo do bop, oh)
Let us journey back this fantasy (Shoo doo do bop, Shoo doo do bop, oh)
??? to exercise your mind
(Shoo doo do bop, Shoo doo do bop, oh)
Oh, take me to another place (Shoo bee)
Another time (Shoo bee)
Better hopes (Shoo bee), Better Rhymes (Shoo bee)
Stronger lyrics (Shoo bee) every line (Shoo bee)
You could even press (rewind sound)


Well, Its ironic that the chronic that I smoke
Got me singing shit thats bionic ???
That its affecting my judgment
Is what some people wouldve hoped
But i'm not tripping
Im on a journey
Come along nowlets float.
I used to be excited going to the record store
But these days I stay pacing the floor
Somebody please take me back to when the artists were poor
Cause when they made less they gave us so much more

Lets take it back to a ballroom, cloudy, microphone
Smokey Robinson...Nina Simone
James Brown was still occupying a throne
When the ??? sold off videos alone
Way back to when a star attitude
Wasn't defined by somebody being rude
To when it was a pleasure definitely not a task
To greet a fan with a smile and sign a damn autograph
I mean way back
To before you used to drive the Maybach
You dreamt about a mill, but never made that
But you made some shit that we could play back
Whoa, I mean way back to a whole other time
Further back, then your granddads hairline
I mean wa-a-ay back
Wont you sa-a-ay that

Chorus
(Talking)
And it came to past in the glorious days of charts
That the music ailed
And we danced to it and threw a party
But in our hearts we knew the musicians failed
And then came along brothers Napster and Aimster
And though they were definitely wrong
I think its worse to be forced to buy a whole bullshit album
Just to get that one good song
Can I get an Amen (AMEN!!!)

Chorus