"Rock The Boat" as written by and Rapture D./seats Stewart....
Boy you know you make me float
Boy you really get me high, hoo
I feel like I’m on dope
'Cause you, you serve me on a regular
Boy we need to tie this rope
Before we drift any deeper
There now hold me close
Boy let’s take this overboard now

I want you to rock the boat
Rock the boat, rock the boat, rock the boat
Work it in the middle
Work the middle, work the middle, work the middle
Change positions
New positions new position, new position
Stroke it baby
Stroke it for me
stroke it for me, stroke it for me

Ooh baby I love your stroke
'Cause you, cause you get me where I’m going
In a jury you’ll get my vote
'Cause I believe
I believe you know just what you doing now
Baby now we can coast
Just don’t get in a hurry
That’s too slow
Go ahead and put that thing in overdrive

I want you to rock the boat
Rock the boat, rock the boat, rock the boat
Work it in the middle
Work the middle, work the middle, work the middle
Change positions
New position, new position, new position
Stroke it baby
Stroke for me
Stroke it on me, stroke it on me

I want you to rock the boat
Rock the boat, rock the boat, rock the boat
Work it in the middle
Work the middle, work the middle, work the middle
Change positions
New position, new position, new position
Stroke it baby
Stroke for me
Stroke it for me, stroke it for me

Stroke it for me
Stroke it baby, stroke it baby
Work it it baby, work it baby
Ooh stroke it
Baby stroke it I want you for me

I need you to use yourself
Like you never ever used it before (never)
To explore my body (explore it baby)
Until you reach the shore
You'll be calling, calling for more

Rock the boat, baby rock the boat, rock the boat, rock the boat
Work it in the middle
Work the middle, work the middle, work the middle (work it baby , work it baby)
Change positions
New position, new position, new position
Stroke it for me
Stroke it for me, stroke it for me
Stroke it for me

I want you to rock the boat
Baby rock the boat, rock the boat, rock the boat
Work it in the middle
Work the middle, work the middle, work the middle
Change positions
New position, new position, new position
Stroke it for me
Stroke for me
Stroke it for me, stroke it for me

Rock the boat
Baby rock the boat, rock the boat, rock the boat
Work the middle
Work the middle, work the middle, work the middle
Change positions
New position, new position, new position
Stroke it for me
Stroke it for me
Stroke it for me, stroke it for me

Rock the boat
Baby rock the boat, rock the boat, rock the boat


Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget

"Rock the Boat" as written by Eric N Seats Stephen Garrett

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Roba Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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  • +4
    General CommentHey! Guess What! I'm going to avoid the stupid wank and actually talk about what the song means! ;)

    Yes. The entire song is a playful metaphor for sex, but more specifically she wants her lover to try new things. It almost seems like her lover is not as experienced as she is (a virgin)?

    That's why she's guiding him and reassuring him that he's doing fine.

    The line about the rope (bondage play perhaps?) and use his body as he's never before is telling.
    ticklemeon August 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentat least she had the guts to say how she felt...leave her be...its a song about lust..haven't you ever wanted somebody to rock your boat???
    Jackie1228on April 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthuh, I don't know why y'all are freaking about the lyrics... wow it's a hot song!
    Sunnyon August 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm not a big fan of Aaliyah cos she didn't do my kind of music.

    But what some of you are writing is really fucked. Just because I'd rather hear riffs than rapping doesn't mean I've got to hate her. I appreciate her music, it was good stuff.

    I was looking for these lyrics for a girl I know, she loves this song and if it makes her, like it makes millions of others, feel good.. then isn't that a good thing?

    What I don't understand is why some of you would look up this song just to let us know that you prefer your music to this and that you don't care she's dead.

    Do we care you don't care? I don't. But it bothers me that you have nothing better to do that shove your negative opinions down the throats of people who actually like Aaliyah.
    ^ blue devil ^on September 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSo guys can make songs about sex,
    yet girls must pretend we don't even do it?
    That is screwed.
    Aaliyah RIP
    missmuckjjjon October 01, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a hot song by a sexy and smooth artist. To all those people who thinks the subject matter in this song makes Aaliyah "slutty", how do you know this wasn't a song about the song writers boyfriend or husband? Obviously one could listen to this song while making love or having a one-night stand. I've heard much more smutty content in other songs, including rock music, some of which was popular at the time as well. I think the artistic way of expressing sexuality song is refreshing and not perverted what-so-ever. It is empowering and very erotic to see a female be open about her sexuality, especially when it isn't explicit to the point of censorship.
    Ysmanon January 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a very sexual song, using various nautical terms as metaphors for sex ("I love your stroke," "Let's take this overboard"). It was popular on the "Quiet Storm" and "Late Night Love" R&B radio programs.


    The video was shot in the Bahamas, and after the shoot, Aaliyah and 8 others were killed when their plane crashed shortly after takeoff. She was just 22 years old
    musicrocks13on December 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentum, sweet jesus? people shouldn't talk about what they do not know. it's like men talking about how it feels to give birth. so don't talk about aaliyah, because you don't know her or her family or her history.
    So_Impossibleon April 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe people talkin crap about aaliyah shouldn't because you don't even know her. the people a band that died people don't care because they wasn't as famous as her. you guy's got a lot of nerve saying those thing about a person you don't even know. you swear that you don't listen to dirty music and one more thing aaliyah isn't a slut she is one of the prettiest african american girl i ever seen and she will be surely missed. rest in peace baby girl.....
    kanale4on April 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwtf? yall are dissin aaliyah? yall dont know what your talkin about..she was just gettin ready to explose onto the scene, and she deserved it...i love her to death and i think this song is a good song.....
    tills315on April 29, 2002   Link

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