Showing off your ass ‘cause you’re thinking it’s a trend Girlfriend, lemme break it down for you again You know I only say it 'cause I’m truly genuine Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem Baby girl, respect is just a minimum
It’s been three weeks Since you’ve been looking for your friend The one you let hit it and never called you again Remember when he told you he was ‘bout the Benjamins? You act like you ain’t hear him Then gave him a little trim To begin, how you think you really gon’ pretend Like you wasn’t down Then you called him again Plus when you give it up so easy You ain’t even fooling him If you did it then, Then you probably fuck again Talking out your neck sayin’ you’re a Christian A Muslim sleeping with the gin Now that was the sin that did Jezebel in Who you gon’ tell when the repercussions spin Showing off your ass 'cause you’re thinking it’s a trend Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again You know I only say it 'cause I’m truly genuine Don’t be a hard rock when you’re really a gem Baby girl, respect is just a minimum Niggas fucked up and you still defending them Now Lauryn is only human Don’t think I haven’t been through the same predicament Let it sit inside your head like a million women in Philly, Penn. It’s silly when girls sell their soul because it’s in Look at where you be in hair weaves like Europeans Fake nails done by Koreans Come again Come again, come again, come again, come again
Guys you know you better watch out Some girls, some girls are only about That thing, that thing, that thing
The second verse is dedicated to the men More concerned with his rims and his Timbs Than his women Him and his men come in the club like hooligans Don’t care who they offend Popping yang like you got yen Let’s not pretend, They wanna pack pistol by they waist men Cristal by the case men, Still in they mother’s basement The pretty face, Men claiming that they did a bid men Need to take care of their three and four kids men They facing a court case when the child’s support late Money taking, heart breaking Now you wonder why women hate men The sneaky silent men the punk domestic violence men The quick to shoot the shit 'n stop acting like boys and be men How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within Come again Come again, come again, come again, come again
Girls you know you better watch out Some guys, some guys are only about That thing, that thing, that thing
On this day in history: November 14, 1998 - “Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, also peaking at #2 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written and produced by Lauryn Hill, it is the biggest for the singer, songwriter and musician from South Orange, NJ. Issued as the first official single from Lauryn Hill’s debut album “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” (her cover of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” is released to radio but not commercially, and is a hidden bonus track on the CD version of the album). The song is written as a positive message to young women to not be too impulsive in relationships, giving themselves to men who may not really care for them, beyond having physical relations. Hill becomes the second female recording artist in history to solely write and produce a number one single. Debbie Gibson achieves the same feat twice in 1988 (with “Foolish Beat”) and 1989 (with “Lost In Your Eyes”). The songs’ music video also wins four MTV VMA Awards including Best Female Video and Video Of The Year. The single also wins two Grammy Awards (of five won by the album) for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1999. “Doo Wop (That Thing)” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.