Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five The Birthday Party

Beep beep, you and the crew, hold it

Yeah, that’s us, we’re bad. We’re back

And we want ya’ll to know, we’re all getting into a birthday thing

Now I want everybody to put your hands up into the air if you got a birthday

Now I don’t care if it already came or if it already done passed

Everybody say, Happy (Happy) birthday (Birthday)

Goody, goody, oh my god, oh my god

Happy birthday baby, party, party, party

Hey ya’ll, we’re having a ball

I hope you’re doing fine

Because any time is a happy time for a birthday party rhyme

Everybody get up

Hey ya’ll, I’m having a ball

I hope you’re doing fine

Because any time is a happy time for a birthday party rhyme

Hit it

You don’t need no invitation

There’s a party going on throughout the nation

Don’t get excited but it’s gonna be

The best birthday party in history

We’re gonna celebrate the gift of birth

The living jewel of planet Earth

So come on, come all to the birthday ball

Every day this spring, summer, winter and fall

From dusk ’till dawn, from dawn ’till dusk

If the crowd don’t get you, the music must

Cause it’s jam packed from back to back

You’re in, you’re out, cause you like it like that

Let’s rock, let’s rock and rock

Don’t stop

Pat your foot and let your fingers pop

I wanna hear you loud and clear

Say, “Hell yeah” (Hell yeah)

Everybody say, “One” (One), Flash, one time

Say, “Two” (Two), Flash, two times

Say, “Three” (Three), Flash, three times

Say, “Four” (Four), Flash, five times

All the guys better find a girl

Cause if you stay apart

We’re gonna move the groove until we prove

That we’re gonna shake you, break your heart

All the girls better find a guy

All the guys better find a girl

Cause we’re gonna hip and hop til we hit the top

Cause we gonna rock and shock the whole world

Melle Mel gonna make you yell

And I’m Mr. Ness, gon’ make you shout the best

Rahiem gon’ make you scream scream scream

Creole gonna make you rock and roll

Cowboy gonna make you jump for joy

And Flash gonna cut the cut so fast

But those of you who remember the line

Help me finish the rhyme — c’mon y’all

We gonna try something new

What you gonna do?

We gonna try something new

What you gonna do?

If you want to scream to the break of dawn

At the count of three, scream loud and long

One, two, three — hit it, hit it

One, two, three — hit it, hit it

Everybody say, “One” (One), Flash, one time

Say, “Two” (Two), Flash, two times

Say, “Three” (Three), Flash, three times

Say, “Four” (Four), Flash, five times

All the girls better find a guy

All the guys better find a girl

Cause we’re gonna hip and hop til we hit the top

Cause we gonna rock and shock the whole world

All the guys better find a girl

Cause if you stay apart

We’re gonna move the groove until we prove

That we’re gonna shake you, break your heart

Melle Mel and I’m here to say

I was born on the 15th day of May

And I’m Mr. Ness and I love myself

And my date of birth is November the 12th

I wanna tell you that my name is Rahiem

My date of birth is February 13th

I’m Kid Creole and I’m on the scene

I was born on February 19th

I’m Cowboy and you must remember

I was born on the 20th of September

And Grandmaster Flash is here to stay

Cause he was born on new years day

Now we got something else that we want you to say

Just shout out your birthday

But to play this game, and to rock this rhyme

Shout the date and the month out one of a kind

Say 2 4 6 8 everybody shout out your birthday

Say what’s that date?

Say what’s that date?

Now to keep these things movin’ right along

Shout out the month that you were born

I say “What’s that month?”

I say “what’s that month?”

Everybody say, “One” (One), Flash, one time

Everybody say, “Two” (Two), Flash, two times

Say, “Three” (Three), Flash, three times

Everybody say, “Four” (Four), Flash, five times

Hey ya’ll, I’m having a ball

I hope you’re doing fine

Because any time is a happy time

For a birthday party rhyme

Hit it

All the guys better find a girl

Cause if you stay apart

We’re gonna move the groove until we prove

That we’re gonna shake you, break your heart

All the girls better find a guy

All the guys better find a girl

Cause we’re gonna hip and hop til we hit the top

Cause we gonna rock and shock the whole world

Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five Message II

Survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival

They smile in your face and they talk behind your back

And when you get the story, it’s never exact

Some say, they’re your friends but they really are not because they are only out to try and get what you’ve got

Survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival

In jail they got a game and they call it survival

They run it down to you on your first arrival

They tell you what you can and what you cannot do, so if you ever go to jail, watch your “mm-mm”

It’s called survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival

I went looking for a job, every day last week but it turned into a crazy game of “hide and seek”

Because every place that I seemed to look, a job wasn’t there

I might as well apply for food-stamps or welfare

It’s called survival and only the strong can survive

It’s called survival and only the strong can survive

It’s called survival in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival

Like Hercules, you body is strong but your mind is like the Devil, your ideals are wrong

You hurt people’s feelings and mess with their minds

Didn’t have the nerve to call me brother and wave the peace sign

The young and the old, they all hate your sight because of people like you, they’re scared to walk in the night

It’s called survival and only the strong can survive

It’s called survival and only the strong can survive

It’s called survival in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival

The problems of the world today are bigger than life

You have recessions and depressions, men are cheating on their wives

Babies born each morn’ with parts of their bodies gone because of some crazy drug that their mothers was on

This country is fightin’ not unitin’, always putting each other down

Blacks and whites don’t realize that they’re really pink and brown

You got; gun tootin’ cut-throats, stress and strife and looking out for number one is a way of live

It’s called survival and only the strong can survive

It’s called survival and only the strong can survive

It’s called survival in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival

You’ve got to lock all your windows, chain up all your doors to protect what’s inside of your houses’ stores

Beware of the food, it might be no good cause there’s someone trying to poison the whole neighbourhood

Today they found something in somebody’s store

They said, “killed ten people and hurt four more”

You can’t even trust a pill to make life easier when there’s sudden death on your grocer’s freezer

Survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival

About to lose your mind because life is hard and yet you believe in everything but God

Those pretty women lost of money, yeah, that’s alright but don’t you ever forget the man with the might

Now get a hold of yourself man, think positive because that’s definitely the only way to live

Don’t let you mind flow, like water from a cup and don’t you ever let me hear you say that you’re giving up

It’s called survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival

Remember: a child is born with no state of mind

He was blind to the ways of mankind

God is smiling on you but he’s frowning too because only god knows what you’ll go through

Survival, only the strong can survive

It’s called survival and only the strong can survive

It’s called survival in order to stay alive

It’s called survival, survival, survival, survival