"Doin' Time" as written by Bradley James Nowell, Rick Rubin, Adam Keefe Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch, Marshall Raymond Goodman, Bose Du Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and Dorothy Heyward....
Summertime and the living's easy
And Bradley's on the microphone with ras m.g.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the LBC
Me, me and Louie run to the party
Dance to the rhythm it gets harder

Me and my girl we got this relationship
I love her so bad but she treats me like
On lock down like a penitentiary
She spreads her lovin' all over
And when she gets home there's none left for me

Oh take this veil from off my eyes
My burning sun will someday rise
So what am I gonna be doin' for a while
Said I'm gonna play with myself
Show them how we come off the shelf
So what?

Evil
I've come to tell you that she's evil most definitely
Evil
Ornery scandalous and evil most definitely
The tension is getting hotter
I'd like to hold her head underwater

Me and my girl we got this relationship
Me and my girl we got this relationship
My girl we got this relationship
And my girl we got this relationship

Take a tip, take a tip, take a tip from me
Bradley's on the microphone with Ras m.g.
All the people in the dance will agree
That we're well qualified to represent the LBC
Me, la la Louie well everybody run to the rhythm it gets harder

Summertime, the living's easy


Lyrics submitted by The Big Andowski

"Doin Time [DVD][Live]" as written by Adam Horowitz Rick Rubin

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  • +3
    General CommentIts about his girl cheating on him
    (Spreads her lovin' all over and when she gets home there's none left for me)
    so he decides to play the game with her
    (So what am I gonna be doin' for a while? I guess i'll have to play it myself)
    and thats how he handles the situation.
    That girls a whore, I wonder why he just didn't leave her
    X.kRystLe.Xon May 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song takes on an entirely different meaning to me. My dog recently died, she was so dear to me. The greatest dog ever. Me and my dog Steffi had a relationship alot like Brad's and Lou Dog's. When I listen to this song, when he mentions Lou Dog and when he's barking in the backround, I think about her, and the fun times we had together "livin easy." Plus, on a really cheesey note, LBC rhymes with my town's in initials, "SMT," so when I hear him say the chorus, I'm thinking "...well qualified to represent the SMT me, me and Steffi..." Stupid? Maybe, but it helps me remember the good times we had together. Anywas, that what the song means to me.
    ancksunamun909on April 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe its called either 'Summertime (Doin' Time)' or 'Doin' Time (Summertime)'. So, you're both right! :)
    jen_dieselon October 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLBC is Long Beach, California. there is no Long Beach County or Long Beach Crips. RAS M.G. refers to both Richard Arthur Smith (RAS) and Marshall Goodman (M.G.), both members of Long Beach Dub Allstars, of which Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson formed.
    DANINKYon November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan anyone possibly get the lyrics for the Pharcyde version of this song? I love it, but I can't understand some stuff they say, and I can't find the lyrics anywhere
    ladykalilahon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who's got this chick who goes out every night and cheats on him when he really really loves her. So, he decides to kill her (hold her head underwater). Simple.
    Static-X's Biatchon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno he dont kill her, he just wishes he could
    ks7702on May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love that bradley did this wicked mix of an old gershwin song.
    roxyglamouron June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplay wuth myself pretty much refers 2 masterbation...
    TIMMAY!on July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentu guys are all talkin about killing and masturbation....just realize its a great song and it describes and mentions a great time...summer, which is especially great in long beach
    irollerbladeon July 09, 2002   Link

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