"Word Up" as written by Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins and Jost Hendrik Klein....
Yo pretty ladies around the world
Got a weird thing to show you
So tell all the boys and girls
Tell your brother, your sister and your mamma too

'Cause we're about to go down
And you know just what to do
Wave your hands in the air like you don't care
Glide by the people as they start to look and stare

Do your dance, do your dance, do your dance quick mamma
Come on baby tell me what's the word

Word up everybody say
When you hear the call you've got to get it underway
Word up it's the code word
No matter where you say it you know that you'll be heard

Now all you sucker DJ's who think you're fly
There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why
You try to put on those Airs and you act real cool
Got to realize that you're acting like fools

If there's music we can use it
You're free to dance
We don't have the time for psychological romance
No romance, no romance, no romance for me mamma
Come on baby tell me what's the word

Word up everybody say
When you hear the call you've got to get it underway

Dial L for love

C'mon all you people sing
W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up, W.O.R.D. up

W.O.R.D. up,
W.O.R.D. up


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"Word Up" as written by Tomi Jenkins Larry Blackmon

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  • +3
    General CommentI've always loved listening to a band that is not only "funky"(I love how
    says "underway"),but that has a lead singer's hair style I can put a
    plate on...no romance for me,mama come on baby tell me what's the word?
    redshiftdazzleron December 08, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow many DJ's "throw back old school" when they play this song, but don't realize the lyrics are (still) slamming them!

    "Yeh you sucker DJ's who think you're fly
    There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why
    Why you put on those airs and you act real cool
    Got to realize that you're acting like fools"

    Haha.
    lyricalONEon August 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, I listen to it every day for 2 weeks now. It keeps getting into my head.

    never heared about Cameo, (way before my time in 70s and 80s) I downloaded some other songs, but this seems the only one I like.

    much better than the covers / remakes
    Blackadderon October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunny Funny song.
    Nichole222on August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, but the Gun version is far better than this one I think.
    I_hate_user_nameson March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Gun version is miles better, correct.
    MrKASADYon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell... Now there's a Korn version. And it ROCKS!!!!
    Deadon October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsurprisingly the Korn version sounds pretty much exactly like this one
    myhotelyearon January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have this LP and the single on vinyl.
    xautumnsxon March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe remake of this song by Willis on the rewind 4 cd is amazing its my favorite song...
    GucciGirlon July 17, 2005   Link

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