"No Sleep 'til Brooklyn" as written by Adam Keefe Horovitz, Rick Rubin, Michael Louis Diamond and Adam Nathaniel Yauch....
No sleep till, Brooklyn!

Foot on the pedal
Never ever false metal
Engine running hotter than a boiling kettle
My job ain't a job
It's a damn good time
City to city I'm running my rhymes.
On location
Touring around the nation
Beastie Boys always on vacation
Itchy trigger finger
But a stable turntable
I do what I do best
Because I'm willing and able.
Ain't no faking
Your money I'm taking
Going coast to coast to watch all the girlies shaking.
While you're at the job working nine to five
The Beastie Boys at the Garden
Cold kickin' it live.

No sleep till

Another plane
Another train
Another bottle in the brain
Another girl
Another fight
Another drive all night.
Our manager's crazy
He always smokes dust
He's got his own room at the back of the bus.
Tour around the world
You rock around the clock
Plane to hotel
Girls on the jock.
We're trashing hotels like it's going out of style
Getting paid along the way
'Cause it's worth your while.
Four on the floor Ad-Rock's out the door
M.C.A.'s in the back because he's skeezin' with a whore.
We got a safe in the trunk with money in a stack
With dice in the front and Brooklyn's in the back.

No sleep till
No sleep till Brooklyn ! No sleep till Brooklyn !

Ain't seen the light since we started this band
M.C.A. ! Get on the mike
My man!
Born and bred Brooklyn
The U.S.A.
They call me Adam Yauch
But I'm M.C.A.
Like a lemon to a lime
A lime to a lemon
I sip the def ale with all the fly women.
Got limos
Arena
TV-shows
Autograph pictures and classy hoes
Step off Homes
Get out of my way
Taxing little girlies from here to L.A.
Waking up
Before I get to sleep
'Cause I'll be rockin' this party eight days a week!

No sleep till
No sleep till Brooklyn!
No sleep till Brooklyn!
No sleep till Brooklyn!
No sleep till Brooklyn!

No sleep till Brooklyn!
No sleep till Brooklyn!
No sleep till Brooklyn!
No sleep till Brooklyn!

No sleep till Brooklyn!
No sleep till Brooklyn!


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"No Sleep Till Brooklyn" as written by Adam Keefe Horovitz Adam Horovitz

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    General CommentKerry King of Slayer plays the guitar parts.

    Oh and Mike D's 'Why'd you always bust MY rhymes?!' moan after the second verse never fails to make me laugh my arse of. Bless 'em.
    Omnicideon March 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen they toured this album, they had a pretty dabaucherous show; a huge penis that used to "grow" and shoot our beer, I think they even had girls dancing in cages, that were frequent recipients of a beer-cum blast. This song pretty much summed up that tour, I guess they foresaw they'd be doin' it up when they went on the road.
    jp410on August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song!
    skeetsquirrelon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment>Ain't seen the light since we started this band
    M.C.A. - get on the mic my man
    Born and bred Brooklyn - U.S.A.
    They all me Adam Yauch - but I'm M.C.A. <

    emmychloe..ur sooo right omg..this beastie boys song..and soo many others rocks..YEAH BROOKLYN! lol
    starburzt123on May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its about the band touring and all the stuff that goes with it, drugs, trashing hotels and the like
    timmy_r!on April 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKerry King? Really? Wouldn't suprise me since Rick Rubin produced both slayer and the Beastie Boys. You can really hear his trademark under-produced style on this track, which consists simply of guitar, vocals and drums. The guitar is reminiscent of AC/DC if you ask me, which Rubin was a huge fan. Anyway one of the key tracks in the merging of rock and rap from one of the key bands and producers responsible for doing so.
    Dressed2Depresson September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt kind of gets to me that there are hardly very many comments on this song, seeing as it's such an awesome tune, with some NICE guitar riffs...

    I used to think it was "No sleep TO Brooklyn." Which I thought worked really well, meaning that the whole city was alive and awake while the Beastie Boys were "kickin" it.
    Aithon December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Classy hos' is the best part of the song.
    And this song is one of the best.
    samanthabananaon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOmigod, I just noticed the 'why d'you always bust my rhymes' part after the second verse.
    xDD Thanks Omnicide.
    How can you not love Mike D.?
    samanthabananaon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Four on the floor - Adrock's out the door
    M.C.A.'s in the back because he's skeezin' with a whore
    We got a safe in the trunk with money in a stack
    With dice in the front and Brooklyn's in the back"

    someone told me years ago that this song was about 'the boys' goin to manhattan for prostitutes, and bringin em back over the brooklyn bridge to their crib (thus : no sleep till brooklyn). i don't think that is what it's really about, but it's kinda cool to imagine, lol.
    delhesson July 21, 2007   Link

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