"Getting Down" as written by Earl Simmons, Raashaun Kahlil Casey, Renan T. Thybulle, Dennis Lamont Joyner, Ellen C. Lomax and Christopher Duke Sandford....
It's going on 5, I want you to know
My spirit's alive, I want you to know
I'm getting down with the awkward moments
I'm getting down with the sour kiss
I'm getting down with the rumors in the back of the car
I'm getting down with it

On, on, on, on ah...on, on, on, on ah...
On, on, on, on ah...on, on, on, on ah...

Signal when you get to the top
Signal when you want me
When you want me to stop
We could, we could crash
We could, we could burn burn
We could take it
We could we could
Take it take it in turns
Getting down

On, on, on, on ah...on, on, on, on ah...
On, on, on, on ah...on, on, on, on ah...

I'm getting down with your new vocation
I'm getting down with your cute cut wrist
I'm getting down with your kisses and cross-stitches on it
I'm getting down with it

Here's a message from my old coat pocket
My spirit's alive and I want you to know
I'm getting down with the young drunk lovers
I'm getting down with the one-way pact
I'm getting down with the city and the pity of it
I'm getting down with it

On, on, on, on ah...on, on, on, on ah...
On, on, on, on ah...on, on, on, on ah...
On, on, on, on ah...on, on, on, on ah...
On, on, on, on ah...on, on, on, on ah...


Lyrics submitted by silkstones

"Getting Down" as written by Dennis Joyner Raashaun Casey

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  • +1
    General Commentit's about french model valentine fillol-cordier, jamie's ex
    mrs. actuallyon February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbecause jamie said so in the nylon interview
    mrs. actuallyon March 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn their CD booklet, it definitely says, "burn burn" and not "boom boom"

    But... Good one.
    UMKon August 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. I'm like, officially obsessed with this band. What a great sound.
    Technophobiaon March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow do you know who it is about?
    This song is great. I can't stop playing Midnight Boom on repeat :)
    ThrowMyHeartUpon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti relate with all of u!!!!!!
    wee yinon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShouldn't the lyric in the last stanza be "I'm getting down with the one way pact," not "pack"? Like the promise was made by one lover but not the other?
    uneingenueon April 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat nylon interview was great.
    This song is also great, but when I saw them live they didn't play it :(
    trnwrckon May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song to me, personally, is someone getting out of a long term relationship. They are on the market again and "getting down" with being single and dating again. Hence the "awkward moments" and "sour kisses"...
    pendulumofloveon May 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off, this is not "Getting Down" by DMX. It was written by The Kills.

    Secondly, I cannot prove it, but this doesn't make sense to me..."cute cut wrist" should be "cute caress".
    The Kills are not some emo band who write songs about people cutting their wrists...
    Doesn't fit with the song, at all.
    Alaric321on March 08, 2013   Link

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