"Drill Sergeant" as written by Chad Hugo and Pharrell L. Williams....
[Clapping hands]
[Chorus]
Drill sergeant, I got a word for you
I'm not going to war (I'm not going to war)
I'mma cash in beautiful books
I'm gonna get the Barnes and Nobles store (Barnes and Noble store)
You must think you're Orson Wells
And this is 1954
You don't understand liberty until
Someone speaks for why'all (someone speaks for why'all)

Shame on you,
You say you served your country
While I'm young
Shame on you,
Looks my mind up, handing me guns
Byebye Mom and Dad and all
Just incase there's failure
I could be blaming you
But I've got something to tell you...

[Chorus]
Aim on you
Level their buildings, destroy their soil
Aim on you
Did you finally figure where to run that oil?
Why cry if a man should die, when there's probable failure?
Or I could just aim at you
But I got something to tell ya...

[Chorus]
Maybe there's another way
That we can bumpbumpbumpbumpbumpbumpbumpbump [4x]

[Chorus]
Oooh, I'm not going to war, i'm not going to [4x]
Hey!


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Drill Sergeant" as written by Pharrell L. Williams Chad Hugo

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    General CommentAnti-War
    poll3000on January 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove n.e.r.d.'s latest album to death. Their sound is so rocking and filled with funk. BUT I can't help but notice they screwed up the orson welles reference. He wrote 1984 rather than "1954". Unless I'm missing something, this is embarassing. But yo, they're still f-f-fresssh.
    scubaballeron February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was confused about that "1954" part too. It has to be intentional because otherwise Pharell is a dumbass.
    FreePabloon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentExcept George Orwell wrote "1984". This must be a completely different reference.
    carlosthedwarfon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are a bit wrong......

    [Chorus]
    Drill Sergeant i got a word for you,
    Im not goin to war (Im not goin to war)
    Imma cash in good with books,
    And work at the Barnes and Nobel Store(Barnes and Nobel Store)
    You must think you're Orson Wells
    And this is 1954
    You don't understand liberty until
    Someone speaks for yours (Someone speaks for yours)

    Shame on you
    Say to serve your country while im young
    Shame on you
    Mixing my mind up handing me guns
    Bye Bye mom and dad and all
    Just in case theres failure
    I could be blamin you
    But ive got something to tell ya

    [Chorus]

    Aim on you
    Level there buildings destroy there soil
    Aim on you
    Did you finally figure where to run that oil?
    Fuck it Why cry if a man should die, when there's probable failure?
    Or I could just aim at you
    But Ive got something to tell ya...

    [Chorus]

    Maybe there's another way
    That we can baa baa baa baa, baa baa baa baaa [4x]

    [Chorus]

    Oooh, I'm not going to war, i'm not going to [4x]
    Hey!
    xtrabiotoxinon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGeorge Orwell wrote "1984".

    Orson Welles was in the movie industry.
    biggierobbinson May 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts 1954...I understand the reference. The French left Vietnam and the Viet Minh took over the North Vietnam. Even though the US didnt enter war until later this is basically began sending support to the South Vietnamese
    deshun1987on July 12, 2008   Link

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