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Doo Wop That Thing
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Doo Wop That Thing

Lauryn Hill
Album:
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Song Meaning of Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauren Hill, and what it is about


Hill’s debut solo single after her time with the Fugees’.


“She wanted to bring some of that doo-wop swing essence to the song,” backup singer Lenesha Randolph recalled. Hill warns both men and women of being too concerned with sex, power, and appearances.


It debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first solo hip-hop song to do so, as well as the first debut single to do so. It was also the first song by a female rapper to reach the top spot on the Hot 100, and for the next nearly 25 years, it was the only solo single by a female rapper to do so.


Lyrics of Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauren Hill


Yo, remember back on the boogie when cats used to harmonize like, you know?

Yo, my men and my women don't forget about the deen

Sirat Al-Mustaqim

Yo, it's about a thing

If you feel real good, wave your hands in the air

And lick two shots in the atmosphere

 

It's been three weeks since you were looking for your friend

The one you let hit it and never called you again

'Member 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're really gon' pretend

Like you wasn't down and 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'd 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 really are 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 souls 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

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 stop pretend, the ones that pack pistols 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 or four kids

 

And they face a court case when the child 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 semen 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

 

Watch out watch out, look out look out [4x]

 

Girls you know you better watch out

Some guys, some guys are only about

That thing, that thing, that thing [2x]

 

Guys you know you better watch out

Some girls, some girls are only all about

That thing, that thing,that thing [2x]

Release Date

1998

Songwriter/s

Lauryn Hill

Producer/s

Lauryn Hill

Label/s

Ruffhouse, Columbia

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