"First... And Then" as written by and Daniel M. Nakamura Paul E. Huston....
"Shhh, see i wasn't even gonna do this shit
But I owe this muthafucka a favor
So I'm-a do this shit
But y'all muthafuckas betta stay quiet,"

Open the door
Gotcha
Hopin' for more
Told ya before
Velvet
Smooth as velour
Step in the light
Black sheep
Reppin' it right
Never we hide
Too much ebony pride
Something to see
Scratch that, something to be
Payin' my dues
God knows, nothin' for free
Takin' it back
Paper
Makin' it stack
Counter attack
Dance floors, makin' em crack
Running the course
Cocked back
Gun it with force
Rockin ' the spot
I got y'all, lovin the choice
Feelin' the flame
Black sheep
Killin' the pain
Spillin' the love
Sunshine
Feelin' the same
Settin' the tone
Black sheep
Let it be known
Cooler than ice
Hammin' it up
Keepin' it so
Makin' it knock
All the way from the writer's block
Eatin' ox tails with cocktails
Holding my cock

But first
Exhale with the XL
And then
Call your crew on your Nextel
And then
Open up a beer and roll a L
And then
Party all night and rest well
But first
Exhale with the XL
And then
Everything you do you do it well
And then
Even if it hurts you never tell
And then
Everybody loves the clientèle

I'm the type to not follow
Leave and drop throttle
Recline and pop bottles with designer top models
The type to not sweat it, stick and not get it
Said it with hot head, my thing, got to get it
I move, like a phantom, I'm mister meddlesome
Destined to hit the top, Dres the kettledrum
Kennel one pedigree, the flow stank dingy
Share my point of view in a world waste din gee
I be the principal, it be invisible
There be no obstacle, above the pinnacle
More like I got a fuse, for when you got to choose
Who in a lot of crews, a million molecules
There won't be no debate, my skills are overweight
If you can't hold, you hate, I over compensate
It's Dres, D - R - E - S, the one that does it best
My styles, illustrious
My moves are limitless

But first
Exhale with the XL
And then
Call your crew on your Nextel
And then
Open up a beer and roll a L
And then
Party all night and rest well
But first
Exhale with the XL
And then
Everything you do you do it well
And then
Even if it hurts you never tell
And then
Everybody loves the clientèle

Now it doesn't even matter
If I do or if I don't have dough
It's like I'm walking on red carpet everywhere that I go
A renegade with rhymes rolling to the tune, low key
Opposite the velvet ropes where Heinekens flow free
And I'm known throughout the world
For what I do with one bar
Slap a rapper even crack a nigga lower lumbar
Ain't gotta front for nada, it don't mean a thing
The only keys I got are
The one's swinging on my key ring
Ain't gotta toss threads, throw rolls, and dress funny
Just gotta be Dres, stay black, and get money
Ain't gotta smoke weed, pop ex, or sniff blow
Just gotta be Dres, stay black, and get dough
So cool, they called me old school in the eighties
With ladies in their Mercedes at the foot of the Euphrates
On some handsome boy shit, telling how to trust me
Till she's speaking in tongues, screaming out
Monk free

But first
Exhale with the XL
And then
Call your crew on your Nextel
And then
Open up a beer and roll a L
And then
Party all night and rest well
But first
Exhale with the XL
And then
Everything you do you do it well
And then
Even if it hurts you never tell
And then
Everybody loves the clientèle


Lyrics submitted by funkboy

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    General Commenthow does this song have no comments?
    it's so good, it's on repeat for me right now.
    hustleroseon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthot hot.
    according to wiki:
    Dres or dresiarz (plural dresy or dresiarze) is used in Poland to describe a certain stereotype of a (typically) young man, usually originating from smaller towns, poor city districts, or towerblock areas in larger cities, who are usually unemployed.

    The term itself refers to the wearing of the tracksuit, which in Polish is known as the dres. Dresiarz subculture was first observed in the 1990s. It would later partially merge with the hooligan subcultures. Karks (from Polish: 'kark' "neck") and blokers are related to them, but they're not synonymous terms.
    telephonecupson June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionHe's saying "Excel with the Excel", meaning "handle your business operations" (Excel is a well-known spreadsheet application used for business).
    Jargoonon January 14, 2011   Link

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