Salt‐N‐Pepa Start Me Up Lyrics

Very Necessary Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Groove Me
  • 2 No One Does It Better
  • 3 Somebody’s Gettin’ on My Nerves
  • 4 Whatta Man
  • 5 None of Your Business
  • 6 Step
  • 7 Shoop
  • 8 Heaven or Hell
  • 9 Big Shot
  • 10 Sexy Noises Turn Me On
  • 11 Somma Time Man
  • 12 Break of Dawn
  • 13 PSA We Talk
  • 14 Shoop (Danny D’s radio mix)
  • 15 Start Me Up

  • You got to start me up
    Start me up
    Start me up

    Come down, the S to the A-L-T
    Come down, the Luv to the B-U-G
    Come down, the Spin to the D-A-Rella
    Come down, S-T-double E the E in the V
    Come down, the P to the E-P-A
    Come down, Idolmakers in the house, how ya know?
    Come down, to the Record Lord
    Come down...

    [Wait a minute, y'all, wait a minute
    Let's get serious for a minute
    Y'all havin' fun, I'm havin' fun
    Everybody havin' fun
    But you know those times when you get stressed out?]

    Everybody has a time in their life
    When things doesn't always go right
    It just gets harder every day
    And it makes you wanna run away
    And then I wonder where it will end
    Can I ever be myself again?
    Yo, I got hopes, and I got trust
    And I got you here to start me up

    But it's been so long that I thought I lost you
    And I felt my life was goin' nowhere without you
    I feel so strong because I have you
    Standin' by my side, baby, baby, you just got to

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    Start me up, you got to start me up
    Start me up, you got to start me up
    Start me up, you got to start me up
    Start me up, you got to start me up

    Now why you lettin' them get you down?
    Pushin' you around until now?
    What's it gonna take till you realize?
    When you gonna open up your eyes?
    And how come you don't ever kiss me
    Or even say how much you miss me?
    But I got you and we got us
    Together we can start it up

    I'm fed up (fed up), word up (dead up)
    Got to keep my head up, don't stop or let up
    You're sleepin' later, time to get your bed made up
    Always on the loose until your dude get paid up
    Paid up, wait up, I'm knockin', and I'm puffin'
    Watch television all day doin' nothing
    Pushing in your liver, looks like you're ready to deliver
    Yo, Salt, I think it's a caesar

    CHORUS

    Well-a, well-a, w-h-h-hell-a
    You're caught in the rain, but you forgot your umbrella
    Oooo, what could you do punch-a-nella, punch-a-nella?
    You're trapped in a cage like an ape called Magilla
    And now you're ready to throw in the towel, that's kinda foul
    You don't give a hoot like a mute owl
    That's not the way I know you to be
    You used to be true to me, oooo-whee, what you used to do to me
    Shows that you got a lot to offer
    So brother just get offa your butt because it's gonna cost ya
    It rips me apart to see you like this
    Me and you might just be able to fight this so baby

    Start me up, you got to start me up
    Start me up, you got to start me up

    Yo, wait a minute (what up?), yo, you gotta wait a minute
    You didn't think that you would hear the "yo"
    Without the Turner Brother's in it?
    Huh, I pull the rank like a luitenent
    So when I said start me up, girl, I meant it
    You better set (set), set it off lady
    The brothers from Haiti ???
    Serious, we get big, busy, and delirious
    Say Pep, hit me off with the lyrics

    Pepa ade donet
    So people come follow
    Now easy dibe gal
    Ca me a big mama
    Topin at the period
    An passin' ponda coma
    So poom poom breat
    Sav de drumma fe ya fadda
    Cos me ruff
    Ruff 'n tuff 'n
    Rugged 'n stuff
    Me might roll upa blunt
    'N tek a lickle(wah)
    Lick shot 'n' all
    A uno will drop(wah)
    See my crutches never fail me
    But it's been so long that I thought I lost you
    And I felt my life was goin' nowhere without you
    I feel so strong because I have you
    Standin' by my side, baby, baby, you just got to

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