Once I was a boogie singer
Playing in a rock n' roll band
I never had no problems, yeah
Running down in one night stands

Now everything around me
Got to start to feeling so low
And I decided quickly, yes I did
To disco down and shake out the show

And there was dancing and singing
And movin' to the groovin'
And just when it hit me
Somebody turned around and shouted

"Play that funky music, white boy
Play that funky music right!
Play that funky music, white boy
Lay down in boogie and play that funky music 'til you die!"

So play that funky music baby, play it, play it right
You know we got it going on
We'll funk it up all night
So shake me crazy, honey, you know you really gotta
So play that funky music
Everybody's gonna be alright (Hugh)

At first it wasn't easy
Changing rock n' roll in mind
Things were getting shaky
I thought I'd have to leave it behind

But now it's so much better, it's so much better
I'm funking out in every way
But I'll never lose that feeling, no I won't
Of how I learned my lesson that day

And there was dancing and singing
And movin' to the groovin'
And just when it hit me
Somebody turned around and shouted

"Play that funky music, white boy
Play that funky music right!
Play that funky music, white boy
Lay down in boogie and play that funky music 'til you die!"

So play that funky music baby, play it, play it right
You know we got it going on
We'll funk it up all night
So shake me crazy, honey, you know you really gotta
So play that funky music
Everybody's gonna be alright

Play that funky music (play that funky music)
Play that funky music (play that funky music)
Play that funky music
Yeah, you gotta keep playin' funky music!

Lay down in boogie and play that funky music 'til you die


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Play That Funky Music, White Boy song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentWrong. Not KC and the Sunshine Band. This was written and recorded by Wild Cherry. It has nothing to do with George Clinton (Stone Funk Overlord!).
    BoogieDawgon July 03, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is a KC and the Sunshine Band song, not george clinton. u make me sad.
    Potatoes9000on April 16, 2004   Link

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