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Work It - Missy Elliott

Work It

Under Construction
Hip-Hop hip hop rap dance female vocalists


"Work It" is a hip hop song written by American rapper/singer Missy Elliott and her producer Tim "Timbaland" Mosley for Elliott's critically acclaimed fourth studio album Under Construction (2002). The song's musical style, and production by Timbaland, were heavily inspired by Old school hip hop from the 1980s, and includes a portion which samples Run-D.M.C.'s "Peter Piper". The beginning of the song samples Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three's "Request Line". Released as the album's first single in the fall of 2002, the track reached the number two position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Missy Elliott's most successful single to date. The single spent ten consecutive weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States behind Eminem's huge hit "Lose Yourself" (about this Elliott confessed: "I just wanted to die those ten weeks, I mean, it wasn't cool"), and reached number one for five weeks on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song is tied with Foreigner's 1981 hit "Waiting for a Girl Like You" as the longest-running U.S. number-two single that did not reach number one. "Work It"'s music video was directed by Dave Meyers. A remix of this song features 50 Cent. The end of the song samples "Peter Piper" by Run-DMC, and the synth pattern in the rhythm track samples the intro to "Heart of Glass" by Blondie.


Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), better known by her stage name Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, is an American Grammy Award winning rapper, singer, producer, actress and former member of the R&B group Sista. With sales of over seven million in the United States alone she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA and has worked extensively as a producer for many other artists along with her childhood friend Timbaland. Show more ...

Work It - Missy Elliott

DJ, please pick up your phone
I'm on the request line

This is a Missy Elliott one-time exclusive!

Come on! Come on!

[Chorus]
Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
If you got a big dick, let me search you
And find out how hard I gotta work you
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it

[Verse 1]
I'd like to get to know ya so I could show ya
Put the pussy on ya like I told ya
Give me all your numbers so I can phone ya
Your girl acting stank, then call me ova
Not on the bed, lay me on your sofa
Call before you come, I need to shave my chocha
You do or you don't or you will or won't you
Go downtown and eat it like a vulture
See my hips and my tips, don't ya
See my ass and my lips, don't ya
Lost a few pounds and my waist for ya
This the kinda beat that go ra-ta-ta
Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta
Sex me so good I say blah-blah-blah
Work it, I need a glass of water
Boy oh boy, it's good to know ya

[Chorus]
Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
If you got a big dick, let me search you
And find out how hard I gotta work you
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it

[Verse 2]
If you a fly gal get your nails done
Get a pedicure, get your hair did
Boy, lift it up, let's make a toast-a
Let's get drunk, that's gonna bring us closer
Don't I look like a Halle Berry poster
See the Belvedere playing tricks on you
Girlfriend wanna be like me, never
You won't find a bitch that's even better
I make you hot as Las Vegas weather
Listen up close while I take it backwards
[Watch the way Missy like to take it backwards played backwards]
I'm not a prostitute, but I could give you what you want
I love your braids and your mouth full of floss
Love the way my ass go bum-bum-bum-bum
Keep your eyes on my bum-bum-bum-bum-bum
You think you can handle this badonkadonk-donk
Take my thong off and my ass go boom
Cut the lights on so you see what I could do

[Chorus]
Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
If you got a big dick, let me search you
And find out how hard I gotta work you
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it

[Verse 3]
Boys, boys, all type of boys
Black, White, Puerto Rican, Chinese boys
Why-thai,-thai-o-toy-o-thai-thai
Rock-thai,-thai-o-toy-o-thai-thai
Girls, girls, get that cash
If it's 9 to 5 or shaking your ass
Ain't no shame, ladies do your thing
Just make sure you ahead of the game
Just cause I got a lot of fame super
Prince couldn't get me change my name papa
Kunta Kinte a slave again, no sir
Picture black Sam, oh yes a massa
Picture Lil' Kim dating a pastor
Minute Man and Big Red could out last ya
Who is the best, I don't have to ask ya
When I come out, you won't even matter
Why you act dumb like, uh, duh
So you act dumb like, uh, duh
As the drummer boy go ba-rom-pop-pom-pom
Give you some-some-some of this Cinnabun

[Chorus]
Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
If you got a big dick, let me search you
And find out how hard I gotta work you
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it

To my fellas, I like the way you work that
To my ladies, you sure know how to work that

TLC




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