Biz Markie Throw Back Lyrics

Weekend Warrior Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Tear Shit Up
  • 3 Chinese Food
  • 4 Let Me See You Bounce
  • 5 Like a Dream
  • 6 Biz Clownin’ (interlude)
  • 7 Throw Back
  • 8 Friends
  • 9 Do Your Thang
  • 10 Country (interlude)
  • 11 Turn Back the Hands of Time
  • 12 Games
  • 13 Not a Freak
  • 14 Party to the Break‐a‐day
  • 15 Beatbox (interlude)
  • 16 For the DJ’z
  • 17 Get Down
  • 18 Ei Ya
  • I'd like to tell a story and it goes like this
    Before I was makin money hand over fist
    The mid-80's is what I'm talkin about
    You will agree without a reasonable doubt
    As I tell this tale, sittin on a pail
    This is one you'll like when it's done
    Only certain people know about Union Square
    The Rooftop, Latin Quarter, cause I was there
    Red Alert downtown, Brucie Bee uptown
    Grandmaster Vic had a different sound
    You had block parties, with free gifts
    Mr. Magic and Marley gave radio a lift
    You don't understand, but we do
    That's why I'm tryin to explain it to you
    So sit back and listen, to what I say
    As I tell the story of this beautiful day

    [Chorus: sampled]
    "We'll go dancing in the dark" - HEY!
    "Walking through the park, and reminiscing"

    [Verse Two]
    Before Versace and DKNY
    There was a lot of clothes that was fly
    Like Polo, Benetton, Coca-Cola and Osh Kosh
    Guess jeans and others that's acid washed
    D.C. wore K-Swiss and Sergio Tacchini
    Girls wore tennis skirts, that was mini
    Spot Belch, Ewings, Le Coq Sportif,
    New Balance, Fila, Nike and Elites

    African clothes and medallions was worn
    And when Rakim came out, knowledge was born
    In the midst of it all, I almost forgot
    There was a brother uptown makin his own spot
    Makin Gucci, leather and suede tailor made
    That had more flavor than mom's Kool-Aid
    I'm gonna tell you, the name of this man
    He goes by the name of the Dapper Dan


    [Verse Three]
    See at this time, you might think I'm strange
    Cause I wore a four-finger ring, and big gold chains
    Like I was Mr. T from the A-Team
    It was just a sign of me makin cream
    But the cars and jeeps was incred-a
    Like the Audi, 280 Z's, 98's and Jettas
    Cherokees, Wranglers, Suzuki Sidekicks
    L.A. and West coast cars was doin tricks
    Now the dances was crazy to match
    Like the Pee Wee, The Wop and the Cabbage Patch
    The Prep, The Snake, and "The Biz Mark, Biz Mark"
    The way the Gucci Girls gave shows a spark
    Now listen, to what I got to say-ah
    Reagan was Pres', and Koch was the Mayor
    You can't beat that with a baseball bat
    And you'd never see me without my Biz Mark hat

    [Chorus] - 4X w/ ad libs

    Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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