Friday, May 21, 2010

"California Love" Verse 1 (Andre Romelle "Dr. Dre" Young)

Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west
A state that’s untouchable like Eliot Ness
The track hits your eardrum like a slug to your chest
Pack a vest for your jimmy in the city of sex

Now let me welcome everyone to the West Coast of the United States, famous for disorderliness

—California, that is, to reiterate.

A state that’s untouchable in the manner of Prohibition-era Untouchables agent Eliot Ness.

This song reverberates against your eardrum like a bullet perforating your chest cavity.

Always be sure to have a prophylactic in hand

When in this metropolis of readily available intercourse!

We in that Sunshine State where the bomb-ass hemp be
The state where you never find a dancefloor empty
And pimps be on a mission for them greens,
Lean, mean money-makin machines, servin fiends

We are in California, known locally as the Sunshine State,

Which is where one can find the most effective marijuana.

It’s the same state where one never finds a dancefloor empty!

And flesh-peddlers are as ever looking to become wealthier;

Their prostitutes are svelte and churlish, but let it be said

That these strumpets also earn their flesh-peddlers notable sums servicing amorous clients!

I been in the game for ten years makin rap tunes
Ever since honeys was wearin sassoon
Now it’s ’95 and they clock me and watch me
Diamonds shinin, lookin like I robbed Liberace

I have been an emcee for a decade, producing hip hop songs all the while,

Ever since gentlewomen were wearing nontraditional suspendered unitards.

The year now is 1995 A.D., and antagonists watch me and watch me.

The gems of my jewelry are shining,

As if I’d burgled entertainer and pianist Wladziu Valentino Liberace!

It’s all good, from Diego to the Bay
Your city is the bomb if your city makin pay
Throw up a finger if you feel the same way
Dre puttin it down for Californ-I-A

Everything is going splendidly! From San Diego to San Francisco.

You, sir! Whichever city you reside within is admirable if its yearly income is bountiful.

Now please extend your middle finger if you sympathize with my statements.

Andre Romelle “Dr. Dre” Young—myself—is expressing my pride

In being a resident of California.

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