"Work It" as written by and Melissa A/landis Elliott....
DJ, please pick up your phone
I'm on the request line

This is a Missy Elliott one-time exclusive (Come on)
Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I

If you got a big, let me search it
And find out how hard I gotta work ya
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I


I'd like to get to know ya so I could show ya
Put the pussy on ya like I told ya
Gimme all your numbers so I could phone ya
Your girl actin' stank then call me over
Not on the bed, lay me on your sofa
Phone before you come, I need to shave my chocha
You do or you don't or you will or won't ya
Go downtown and eat it like a vulture
See my hips and my tips, don't ya
See my ass and my lips, don't ya
Lost a few pounds and my whips for ya
This the kinda beat that go ra-ta-ta
Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta
Sex me so good I say blah-blah-blah
Work it, I need a glass of water
Boy, oh, boy, it's good to know ya

Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I

If you got a big, let me search it
And find out how hard I gotta work ya
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
(Come on)

If you a fly gal get your nails done
Get a pedicure, get your hair did
Boy, lift it up, let's make a toast-a
Let's get drunk, that's gon' bring us closer
Don't I look like a Halle Berry poster
See the Belvedere playin' tricks on ya
Girlfriend want to be like me, never
You won't find a bitch that's even better
I make you hot as Las Vegas weather
Listen up close while I take it backwards
I'm not a prostitute, but I could give you what you want
I love your braids and your mouth full of floss
Love the way my ass go bum-bum-bum-bum
Keep your eyes on my bum-bum-bum-bum-bum
And think you can handle this gadong-a-dong-dong
Take my thong off and my ass go vroom
Cut the lights off so you see what I could do

Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I [Repeat: x2]

If you got a big, let me search it
And find out how hard I gotta work ya
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
(Come on)

Boys, boys, all type of boys
Black, white, Puerto Rican, Chinese boys
Why-thai,-thai-o-toy-o-thai-thai
Rock-thai,-thai-o-toy-o-thai-thai
Girls, girls, get that cash
If it's 9 to 5 or shakin' your ass
Ain't no shame, ladies do your thang
Just make sure you ahead of the game
Just 'cause I got a lot of fame supa
Prince couldn't get me change my name papa
Kunta Kinte a slave again, no sir
Picture black sayin', "Oh, yes a master"
Picture Lil' Kim dating a pastor
Minnie Me and Big Ren can out last ya
Who is the best, I don't have to ask ya
When I come out you won't even matter
Why you act dumb like "Uh, duh"
So you act dumb like "Uh, duh"
As the drummer boy go ba-rom-pop-pom-pom
Give you some-some-some of this Cinnabun

Is it worth it, let me work it
I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I

If you got a big, let me search it
And find out how hard I gotta work ya
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I
(Come on)

To my fellas
I like the way you work that
To my ladies
You sure know how to work that


Lyrics submitted by PuNkRaWkCHiC310

"Work It" as written by Deborah Harry Christopher Stein

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General CommentGod, so many of you are a bunch of elitest assholes. "This song sucks" and "Rap sucks" are not discussing the lyrical content. Jesus, you don't have to like it, but whenever I look at indie lyrics, I rarely see anything criticizing its entire genre. You guys are a bunch of punks.
    Christa426on April 11, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI bet Missy is way better in bed than Lil' Kim
    Uh Huhon January 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDJ, please pick up your phone
    I'm on the request line

    This is a Missy Elliott one-time exclusive (Come on)

    Is it worth it, let me work it
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it [backwards 2X]

    If you got a big ***, let me search it
    And find out how hard I gotta work ya
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it [backwards 2X]

    I'd like to get to know ya so I could show ya
    Put the p**** on ya like I told ya
    Gimme all your numbers so I could phone ya
    Your girl actin' stank then call me over
    Not on the bed, lay me on your sofa
    Phone before you come, I need to shave my chocha
    You do or you don't or you will or won't ya
    Go downtown and eat it like a vulture
    See my hips and my tips, don't ya
    See my a** and my lips, don't ya
    Lost a few pounds and my whips for ya
    This the kinda beat that go ra-ta-ta
    Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta
    Sex me so good I say blah-blah-blah
    Work it, I need a glass of water
    Boy, oh, boy, it's good to know ya

    Is it worth it, let me work it
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it [backwards 2X]

    If you got a big ***, let me search it
    And find out how hard I gotta work ya
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it [backwards 2X]
    (Come on)

    If you a fly gal get your nails done
    Get a pedicure, get your hair did
    Boy, lift it up, let's make a toast-a
    Let's get drunk, that's gon' bring us closer
    Don't I look like a Halle Berry poster
    See the Belvedere playin' tricks on ya
    Girlfriend wanna be like me, never
    You won't find a b**** that's even better
    I make you hot as Las Vegas weather
    Listen up close while I take it backwards
    I'm not a prostitute, but I could give you what you
    want
    I love your braids and your mouth full of floss
    Love the way my a** go bum-bum-bum-bum
    Keep your eyes on my bum-bum-bum-bum-bum
    And think you can handle this gadong-a-dong-dong
    Take my thong off and my a** go vroom
    Cut the lights off so you see what I could do

    Is it worth it, let me work it
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it [backwards 2X]

    If you got a big ***, let me search it
    And find out how hard I gotta work ya
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it [backwards 2X]
    (Come on)

    Boys, boys, all type of boys
    Black, white, Puerto Rican, Chinese boys
    Why-thai,-thai-o-toy-o-thai-thai
    Rock-thai,-thai-o-toy-o-thai-thai
    Girl, girl, get that cash
    If it's 9 to 5 or shakin' your a**
    Ain't no shame, ladies do your thang
    Just make sure you ahead of the game
    Just 'cause I got a lot of fame supa
    Prince couldn't get me change my name papa
    Kunta Kinte a slave again, no sir
    Picture black sayin', "Oh, yes a master"
    Picture Lil' Kim dating a pastor
    Minnie Me and Big Ren can out last ya
    Who is the best, I don't have to ask ya
    When I come out you won't even matter
    Why you act dumb like "Uh, duh"
    So you act dumb like "Uh, duh"
    As the drummer boy go ba-rom-pop-pom-pom
    Give you some-some-some of this Cinnabun

    Is it worth it, let me work it
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it [backwards 2X]

    If you got a big ***, let me search it
    And find out how hard I gotta work ya
    I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it [backwards 2X]
    (Come on)

    To my fellas
    I like the way you work that
    To my ladies
    You sure know how to work that
    utratmon April 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlease don't post lyrics unless you know the full and correct lyrics - does anyone know them??? this song is tight, it could come close to "Get ur Freak On" status
    DjFlowon September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThats tru, we need the right words, this song is the shit! But the part where they typed "picture lil kim dating a Pastor, where dat came from cuz missy says "got a lamborgini so i drive fasta" but wuteva, i think this song is better then get ur freak on.
    barnettzbabyon September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe "picture lil' Kim dating a pastor" is on the unedited version
    DjFlowon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was looking somewhere else and they had
    It’s your fremme neppa venette
    It’s your fremme neppa venette
    for the chorus, but I don't know if that's right or not. It definitely sounds like what she's saying, but I don't get it if thats what it is
    Mercuryon September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is tight and if you ain't listening to the unedited version then your missin out. psshhht get ur freak on is old, cant compare the 2 for right now.
    RMMelodyon September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so awesome! my friends and i turn it all the way when we jam in tha car! THE BEST! But, ya, could you please fill in the question marks?
    bern_is_russianon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the part w/ question marks is "put my game flip and reverse it", backwards, thats wut 1 site said, yea this song is the best
    barnettzbabyon September 29, 2002   Link

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