"Right Right Now Now" as written by Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch, Don Costa, Martin Rackin, Philip Phil Zeller and Tony Romeo....
Now, once upon a time up on this mic
MCs be really workin' on what they write
With the sound delight, we rock all night
And yes, we're gonna party for the right to fight
We're international like Matt Takei
Rock the mic from Munich out to Taipei
Still around the way is where we'll stay
Say what we mean, mean what we say
Trajectories from the past are taking their toll and
What we do now is future molding
Columbine bowling, childhood stolen
We need a bit more gun controlling

Right (right) now (now) what is goin' on?
We (we) gotta (gotta) get it goin' on
Be (be) fore (fore) it's too far gone
We gotta work together, it's been too long

When I get on you scream "Hoo, tight!"
Rockin' this flow I could go all night
I'm not here to fight, or incite
I'm like the beach in the Bahamas make you feel alright
I'm getting kind of tired of the situation
The US attacking other nations
Anhiliations, on every station
False election's got me losing my patience
Well, I'm a funky-ass Jew and I'm on my way, and
I got to say fuck the KKK, and
Oh, yeah hey, how about today?
If you want to set it off then let me hear you say

Right (right) now (now) what is goin' on?
We (we) gotta (gotta) get it goin' on
Be (be) fore (fore) it's too far gone
We gotta work together, it's been too long

I went to get a loan and they asked my race
I wrote down human inside the space
It's a disgrace how they try to debase
It ain't the bank's damn business how my lineage trace
Now let me drop a verse that's terse and concise
I'm an iron chef when I slice and dice
With the rhyme precise, the word is nice
So please pass me the Reunite on ice
Well let's go to work and not berserk
'Cause when the time comes the body goes to dirt
Try to smooth it out like Levert
Keep the mind alert and not revert

Right (right) now (now) what is goin' on?
We (we) gotta (gotta) get it goin' on
Be (be) fore (fore) it's too far gone
We gotta work together, it's been too long


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"Right Right Now Now" as written by Adam Horovitz Michael Louis Diamond

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    General Commentwhat the h is with nobody commenting on beastie boys anymore? it makes me sad. this song rules.
    maggotbrainon December 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyah this song is pretty sw33t
    Fayyton March 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawsome fucking song, how has no one commented, and its pretty obvious what the songs about, which is dont be hatin' lol
    forgetthepopeon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I'm getting kind of tired of the situation
    The US attacking other nations
    And narration, on every station
    False election's got me losing my patience"

    Unfortunately, To The 5 Boroughs is not a very popular album by the Beastie Boys. It is because of all the political references. To live in NYC at that time, it was probably pretty tough not to talk about 9/11 & Bush. But the Beasties' opinion didn't match the opinion that our mainstream media told us to have about the situation. So, a lot of "fans" stopped listening. At that time, it was considered un-American to openly disagree with the war. Today, people still get kinda pissed. By the time The 5 Boroughs came out, plenty of other artists' careers were destroyed because of their opinions years earlier. They were pretty brave to risk so much to say this stuff. Luckily for the Beasties, the mainstream media had turned their backs years ago so I don't think many people cared. I happen to agree with their stance. A message of peace has never pissed of people before, why should it in this case? I think that is a question worth asking. I think it's a great album. Not their best, but still great. I think the lyrics are awesome. I think 5 Boroughs is just missing the instrumentals & more alternative type stuff heard on the previous 3 or 4 albums.
    kanoe13on June 26, 2012   Link

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