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Body Of Work

Michelle Blackwell

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Urban/Gogo Soul

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  1. 1 Intro (The Cranktrix) 02:52 Free
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  2. 2 This Be Gogo ft Choppa Black 04:55 Info
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  3. 3 Enjoy Myself 04:56 Info
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  4. 4 Calling You Out 06:46 Info
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  5. 5 Crank Shaming 02:47 Info
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  6. 6 Partymode (Remix) In E minor 04:40 Info
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  7. 7 Ride It Out 06:18 Info
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  8. 8 Dear Future Husband 04:30 Info
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  9. 9 Bounce Remix ft DJ Kool 04:07 Info
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  10. 10 Get Me Remix 02:05 Info
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  11. 11 Reminisce Remix ft Killa Cal 04:34 Info
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  12. 12 God Works 04:01 Info Free
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 " BODY OF WORK "  LYRICS 

  

  

THIS BE GOGO  

Written by M.Blackwell,Choppa Black  

 

Everybody wanna know what be Gogo  

But you have to learn it for yourself to behold  

Have to get in the mix all up in the fold  

On your mark ready get set here we go!  

It starts with the right beat never ending  

 Add a catchy hook that’s original or trending  

 Heavy on profession then move your body  

10 or more on the floor start the party  

Closer to the stage it’s the pit its rowdy  

Closest to the back is the grown and sexy  

And up on the stage it’s a live band only  

When the drummer clicks sticks everybody gets lit  

 

I Pledge allegiance to the crank… I want the whole damn party to raise your drinks….To every man lady band member boys and girls.. We’re telling everybody all around the world that This be Gogo, This be Gogo, This be Gogo, This be Gogo, This be Gogo, This be Gogo, Aye-Aye-Aye-Aye-OOOOOO!!!  

 

This is the breakdown work  

This is the breakdown come on  

This is the breakdown work  

This is the breakdown work  

 

(Choppa Black)  

 Ok everybody.. quiet down class is back in session  

If you would turn to the next chapter… but you do not have to read aloud. Resume  

 

Everybody wanna know what be Gogo  

 It’s a little bit of everything don’t ya know  

Jazz, blues, rap, reggae, and rock and roll  

 Beat don’t stop until the IHOP close  

 And it’s got a rhythm that controls your body  

A lot of people tried it but it’s hard to copy  

 And if you f** it up we’ll ah-come dragging  

 n the DMV we called that  slumming, whoa  

 

I Pledge allegiance to the crank… I want the whole damn party to raise your drinks….To every man lady band member boys and girls.. We’re telling everybody all around the world that This be Gogo, This be Gogo, This be Gogo, This be Gogo, This be Gogo, This be Gogo, Aye-Aye-Aye-Aye-OOOOOO!!!  

 

This is the breakdown work  

This is the breakdown come on  

This is the breakdown work  

This is the breakdown work  

 

(Choppa Black)

We got our own style…with our own swag  

We support our own style… with our own bag  

Best believe it Gogo soothes the soul  

You either ruff  it off or you lose control  

We’re trying to grab the youth not lose them  

Michelle told me to school em and don’t confuse em  

We went from Black Heat and Young Senators to filling our black streets with young senators  

Pull up to the Gogo and it’s a vibe  

If anybody told you different then it's a lie  

Baseline get to poppin in your spine  

L’s up for Lo, he made em drop it every time  

Well known from the Southside to Uptown  

Came up off JY and Chuck Brown  

Reaction baby Choppa black and I ball  

And sis you know Michelle she run the one like John Wall  

This is Gogo Yall! 

  

  

  

ENJOY MYSELF  

Written by M.Blackwell  

 

 

Its gonna be a fun day, cause its my day  

Maybe I will go to the Harbor or just swing solo  

Do a matinee, a cabaret...whatever feels right to me  

Those two letters are the key, I wanna be  

Sipping on some bubbly with my bestie watching Netflix on TV  

The definition of Grown and Sexy is just doing me  

Grab my baby Nate... baby Jay...lets go on a shopping spree  

Friends and family all I need  

 

Cause all I want to do today is free my thoughts and get away  

Take some time for me today bs and drama free  

It'll still be there whether its one day or two  

But right now all I wanna do is enjoy myself, enjoy myself, enjoy myself for me  

 

I've got gas in my tank  

Money in the bank  

I give the man thanks  

Turn up the crank  

Blackwell coming through my STEREO, not worried bout the TYPES man I love my Gogo  

But back to the story at hand  

I'm about to set my plan in motion  

I just might scoop my fam...drive all the way out to the ocean  

Do the damn thang, then lickety split  

Back to my city I don't play that s***  

I might travel everywhere that I please  

But I'm DC till the day that I leave (aw yeah)  

I get a text from my peeps ...meet me down the creek...lot 15  

Lets do something to ignite that spark like doing it in the park because

  

All I want to do today is free my thoughts and get away  

Take some time for me today bs and drama free  

It'll still be there whether its one day or two  

But right now all I wanna do is enjoy myself enjoy myself enjoy myself for me  

 

If I could just enjoy myself  

So happy, renew my energy  

I cant wait to get out and do me  

 

Yeah, Yall know what time it is  

Friday..just getting off..6oclock  

Ready to wind down or turn up  

Yes indeed  

Make you call whoever and do whatever whatever  

Lets take a ride through my city where they call the ladies round here pretty  

Get us wrong and our attitude borderline sh….  

I’m not going there  

Just do me a favor yall and enjoy yourself  

  

  

CALLING YOU OUT   

Written by M.Blackwell   

  

  

Whats good with you looking at me   

Like you want to get right at me   

Familiar eyes like you want to familiarize yourself with what   

Whatchu wanna do….whatchu wanna do with me ooooohh   

But seriously though   

 

If looks could undress me the feds might arrest me for public indecency   

Halfway feeling creepy but the other halfs kinda tingly   

Your concentration intriguing me…piercingly..lovingly or lustfully   

Whatchu see in me huh?   

Whatchu trying to do huh?   

But I asked you that   

Matter of fact you aint said much since I walked up so whats up huh?   

Wasn’t expecting that eh?   

My approach so forward   

Heres four words, “I’m calling you out”   

 

Love stories   

Lust stories   

Those stories   

They start in the club sometimes   

Start in the club sometimes   

Your story   

My story   

Our story might start in this club tonight   

Or maybe not…I don’t know….lemme see   

 

Im not the type to show intentions   

But now that you have my attention   

My curiosity has gotten the best of me   

Ive got to know   

Whatchu wanna do..whatchu wanna do to me ooohh   

Lets take this on the road   

 

My homegirls they staring at me   

Now I’m walking past em they glaring at me   

Cause we all tight and not the type to break girl code number one   

Which is we come together we leave together   

But I have thrown all caution to the wind   

Just called an uber we both leavin our cars we goin in   

Whatchu trying to do huh   

But I asked you that   

Matter fact you aint said much since we got in so whats up huh?   

Wasn’t expecting that eh?   

My approach so forward heres four words I’m calling you out 

 

Love stories   

Lust stories   

Those stories   

They start in the club sometimes   

Start in the club sometimes   

Your story   

My story   

Our story might start in this club tonight   

Or maybe not…I don’t know….lemme see   

 

(W.Shakur)   

Whats good with you   

I see you throwing out all the rules   

You got us going   

Indulging in this fantasy and with no regard to rhyme or reason   

Oh, whatchu gon do…whatchu gon do with me ohhhh   

But seriously though   

 

From the moment that you walked up my head was already f** up   

And you wonder why I aint said much   

But trust me when I tell you I got plans for us when the uber stops   

And we pop the locks and the clothes drop   

Lights off, arched back, toes curled oh you like that huh?   

Wasn’t expecting that huh?   

Caught feelings now   

Years later we still together so glad you called me out, damn   

 

Love stories   

Lust stories   

Those stories   

They start in the club sometimes   

Start in the club sometimes   

Your story   

My story   

Our story might start in this club tonight   

(Repeat) 

  

CRANK SHAMING   

Written by M.Blackwell  

  

  

Bang bash bop bump kick knock lick thump  

Pound smash strike jump pulse rhythm  

Gogo!!  

Tap break boom palpitate…. crash bump reverberate  

 Beat thrum pace drum swing that Gogo!!  

 

Next time somebody asks you aren’t you too old to be going to Gogo’s?  

I mean you’re a mother and all that  

Shouldn’t you be doing something more age appropriate with classier folks and more bougie associates?  

Just tell ‘em look I appreciate your candor and since you seem so bothered Ill try to excuse the slander of my favorite genre ’cause clearly your shook  

Just because you let it all go and hung your swag on a hook in the back of the basement closet  

I don't know  

Maybe you never had it or you feel like you lost it  

I don't know  

but here's what we're not going to do  

Crank shame  

That’s right,  this is crank shaming.  

Youre trying to crank shame me so shame on you and if you loosened up a little you could have some fun too  

Or maybe Gogo just isn't for you and guess what that's OK too  

So go ahead and do you how you do you and I’m going to do me and hit this club while it’s still free  

And yes I’m going to pop it and sip it and hip dip it  

No room for schisms in this African infused rhythm  

But I appreciate concern and an invitation always open if you want to come with and dispel a myth or 2  

For example like this music isnt for you if your 12 or if you’re 62  

Stop acting like a colonizer  

We live by our own rules and I’m gon’ let my hair down exactly how I choose  

So judge me  

But I’m headed out the door so unfortunately love I can’t debate you anymore  

But you’ll be in my thoughts when I’m on the dance floor and Im vibing inthat ghetto fab urban décor  

And I’m getting my fix with my culture in the mix and getting lost in my own world when I hear my band hit the  

 

Bang bash bop bump….. kick knock lick thump  

Pound smash strike jump pulse rhythm  

Gogo!!  

Tap break boom palpitate…. crash bump reverberate  

 beat thrum pace drum swing that  

Gogo!!  

  

  

  

  

PARTY MODE  

Written by M.Blackwell  

 

 

Inside outside all I see is eye candy and their checking for me  

Aint no slouches in my M-O-B.  

Uptown fly and I’m gettin’ money  

Straight to the bar and we’re buying it up  

No such thing as an empty cup  

If you know, then I know that you know  

My whole city in Partymode  

 

In partymode  

In party mode  

In party mode  

 

No use standing around unless you fakin’  

If you gotta problem with Blackwell, you hatin’  

If you came here to beef then get the hell out  

Don’t care if you and your peeps just had a falling out  

I’m only on drink number two  

Don’t have time to be f**in with u  

If you know, then I know that you know  

My whole crews in Partymode  

 

In partymode   

In party mode   

In party mode 

 

 

RIDE IT OUT  

Written by M.Blackwell  

 

Here’s my open letter to you  

 

Autum brings natural things  

Winter cools the mind  

Rain from spring will soothe you every time  

Summer breeze will make you feel fine  

So just ride it out till the lights go out  

 

Don’t tell me I know  

You’ve been going through it baby it shows  

But theres a remedy and heres how it goes  

Through life, live life. Through strife, love life.  

Cause far as I know youre only getting one  

So you better know  

And try to live to your fullest potential  

You still have time to grow…to grow  

 

Autum brings natural things  

Winter cools the mind  

Rain from spring will soothe you every time  

Summer breeze will make you feel fine  

So just ride it out till the lights go out  

 

I know youre dismayed  

But look ahead cause I see brighter days  

And all you have to do is find your own way  

Through life live life through strife love life  

Cause far as I know we’re only getting one  

So you better know  

And try to live to your fullest potential  

You still have time to grow…to grow  

 

(Bridge)  

Used to wish I could fly away  

Fly away to a better place  

And just start over a new chapter and be free  

But I aint really got to go nowhere  

I can keep myself right here  

And just be strong and tap into new energy  

So just be true to yourself  

Play the cards that you’ve been dealt  

Don’t try to live your life for no one else  

Stay focused hold on tight  

Cause broken wings don’t fly  

So just enjoy the ride  

 

Autum brings natural things  

Winter cools the mind  

Rain from spring will soothe you every time  

Summer breeze will make you feel fine  

So just ride it out till the lights go out  

 

 

 

DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND  

Written by M.Blackwell  

 

Who would have thought that real love  

Would ever be so hard to find  

This magical enigma was so heavily on my mind  

Remembering when it was easy  

Just went wherever my heart led  

A young, naïve, in love idealist  

Let the unworthy leave my soul for dead  

But then you came around  

Didn’t tear it down but climbed over my wall  

Took my hand and then you turned me round  

Helped me face it that’s when bricks began to fall  

Like self doubt, insecurity, guilt, fear, shame  

Ignorance, self neglect, selfishness and shame  

Replaced it with self love, security, forgiveness, courage, peace  

Wisdom and self maintenance, kindess and release  

 

 

Ease, ease, easy does it now  

No need to get rowdy no more them chains is broken now  

I see clearly it partially was me seeking eternity in flawed earthlings  

I need Godlings….. a wide open God being  

Launching to support me…my hopes…my dreams  

When my soul was broken I attracted brokenness  

Now wholeness attracted someone that gives me all their best  

Beauty is my name….my mates my mirror  

Whenever there be doubt, he just pulls me nearer  

My hero…his shero..we 1-8-0’d  

Turned away from crumbled walls and off we go  

 

But then you came around   

Didn’t tear it down but climbed over my wall   

Took my hand and then you turned me round   

Helped me face it that’s when bricks began to fall  

 

 

Likeness, Blackwell must confess, resulted in actions emotions used to manifest  

I was festering in counteractive energy  

My reality TV…self fulfilling prophecy  

Now I prophesy abundance and new bliss  

Rahmala was my passage name…it means prophetess  

I manifested this using my inner eye  

I no longer shy away from my destiny  

My King, he be Kingin…his Queen I be Queenin  

Together, forever in love…I claim it now I see it  

Not to mention we’re in ultra kama sutra zones  

When we make love, we makes love  

We revel….levels  

Intensity on high hard to come back down to earth  

Wonders never cease when a woman knows her worth  

Lifes rearranged but now in proper order  

#This  

 

 

 

Bounce Remix ft DJ Kool  

Written by M.Blackwell  

 

Is everybody everybody here alright  

This that jam that yall been waitin to hear all night  

Whatchu sitting down for  

Wontchu hit the dance floor  

5,4,3,2,1  

 

They like it when we (Bounce)  

They watch us when we (Bounce)  

And all the boys that come thru they comin through just for that (Bounce baby)  

All my dimes to the floor  

My ladies run the show when we bend it low and (Bounce)  

Drop it lower and (Bounce)  

We getting dollars when we(Bounce)  

They tryina holla when we(Bounce)  

And pickin up about 10 to 15 new haters when we (Bounce)  

Whatchu poutin for  

Come bring it on the floor when we bend it low and (Bounce)  

Drop it low and (Bounce baby)  

 

We on our first round passing bottles all round on me…..  

Got the whole club poppin from the floor to the vip  

This shi lit..leggo yo  

Is everybody everybody…….54321  

 

We hypnotize em with this(Bounce)  

And tantalize them with this(Bounce)  

And all the boys don’t know what do so they just watch us when we (Bounce)  

All my dimes to the floor  

My ladies run the show when we bend it low and (Bounce)  

Drop it lower and (Bounce)  

The fellas love it when we (Bounce)  

They come and join us when we (Bounce)  

When we get together it’s a party everytime We love to  (Bounce baby)  

Whatchu poutin for  

Come bring it on the floor when we bend it low and (Bounce)  

Drop it low and (Bounce)  

We on our first round passing bottles all round on me…..  

Got the whole club poppin from the floor to the vip  

 

Is everybody everybody here alright  

This that jam that yall been waitin to hear all night  

Whatchu sitting down for  

Wontchu hit the dance floor  

5,4,3,2,1  

 

Everybody bounce come on bounce e  

Everybody bounce (repeat)  

Everybody clap come on clap  

Everybody clap (repeat)  

Now let beat rock  

 

Whatchu sitting down for wont you hit the dance floor  

Bend it low and (Bounce)  

Drop it low and (Bounce baby)  

By the time this parties ending my crew will be trending  

Bend it low and (Bounce)  

Drop it low and (Bounce baby)  

Bounce so very nicely fellas wanna wife me  

Bend it low and (Bounce)  

Drop it low and (Bounce baby)  

Last call drink it up we just came and killed the club  

Bend it low and (Bounce)  

Drop it low and (Bounce baby)  

 

We on our first round passing bottles all round on me…..  

Got the whole club poppin from the floor to the vip  

Is everybody everybody here alright  

This that jam that yall been waitin to hear all night  

Whatchu sitting down for  

Wontchu hit the dance floor  

5,4,3,2,1  

 

 

GET ME  

Written by M.Blackwell  

 

I hear you talking  

I hear your words  

Sounds good but its only nouns and verbs like  

Imma do this….youre my that  

Imma treat you like a star  

Imma blah-zay-blah  

I need a real man…toys are for boys baby  

Which one are you and whatchu gonna do baby  

I need action whats it gonna be huh  

Don’t talk about it be about it  

Get me  

 

Get me...get me

Dont talk about it be about it ...Get Me

Get me....Get Me

Dont talk about be about...Get Me...

 

 

You can show me better than you can tell me  

Don’t wanna hear about bridges downtown you can sell me  

Cause baby I heard it all before  

But its just something about you that’s telling me that I shouldn’t doubt you now  

Put it on the line, forget about that grind, let me see you wine, love me long time  

Come and blow my mind…whats it gonna be  

Get me!!!  

 

Get me...get me 

Dont talk about it be about it ...Get Me 

Get me....Get Me 

Dont talk about be about...Get Me...

 

 

 

 

REMINISCE (Remix) ft KillaCal 

Written by M.Blackwell, C. Henry  

 

When I reminisce over you sometimes I cry but I smile too  

I’m making this promise to you right now I’m living my life to the fullest  

In honor of your memory  

So when you look down on me you’ll see that we’ll always be together…long as I remember  

 

 

Remember when we used to go club hopping  

Step up in the party so fly show stopping  

But then they took you away its so shocking  

Still cant believe that you’re gone but I’ve gotta keep holding on (aye)  

Memories of you keep me strong  

Remember when we used to have big dreams  

Now I’m gonna live em for you, you’ll see  

You always believed in me and that’s why I’ll love you forever  

And I’m gonna keep hanging on  

Memories of you keep me strong  

 

 

When I reminisce over you sometimes I cry but I smile too  

I’m making this promise to you right now I’m living my life to the fullest  

In honor of your memory  

So when you look down on me you’ll see that we’ll always be together…long as I remember  

 

 

This songs dedicated to my homies and that’s you baby  

Everytime I’m deflated and I’m lonely I think about you and I know I’ll keep going on.  

Memories of you keep me strong  

Never gonna give up  

I’m gonna ride for you  

And when I make it to the top I’m gonna smile for you  

So smile down on me  

We gon’ fly homie  

Until the day we meet again…just know 

 

 

When I reminisce over you sometimes I cry but I smile too   

I’m making this promise to you right now I’m living my life to the fullest   

In honor of your memory   

So when you look down on me you’ll see that we’ll always be together…long as I remember  

 

(Killa Cal)

Thinking back to my first Gogo you paid my way

if you was here with me today I wonder what you would say

A lot of senseless killings and untimely deaths

T-Shirts and Club pictures all that we got left

Why these things happen, I'll get the answers one day

Grandma cutting out obituaries every Sunday

Our short time here we tend to neglect

I hope this song right here will help you reflect

We celebrate your life with a song on our set

And I hope youre smiling down and you feel the respect

 

(Hook)

For Chuck Brown....He's an angel now..hey!

When I reminisce over you MY GOD!

 

 

GOD WORKS  

Written by M.Blackwell  

 

 

Ins and outs ups and down and so much going on  

Family and so called friends don’t know who to depend on  

Fear not …He is the one who helps you through it all  

Stand down…cast your cares and he’ll sustain you all  

 

God works …He’ll never let the righteous be shaken or foresaken  

God works ….and He’s never failed me yet  

God works….Depend not on your own understanding and just know  

My God works  

 

These troubled times were living and and so much on our minds  

That trying to just stay positive gets harder every time  

Fear not, for he is a refuge for us all  

Stand down always trust in gods unfailing love  

 

God works …He’ll never let the righteous be shaken or foresaken  

God works ….and He’s never failed me yet  

God works….Depend not on your own understanding and just know  

My God works  

 

He’ll lift you up and help you stand  

And hel’ll take hold of your hand  

Trust in him he’ll work it out  

Don’t wait for the victory to shout  

 

God Works  

Always and forever  

God Works  

I tried Him for myself  

God Works  

So wont you try him to  

God Works  

I promise, my God will see you through  

(Repeat)

 

 

Victory is mine  

Victory is mine  

Victory to day is mine  

I told Satan get thee behind  

Victory today is mine  

God works yall!!!