Yo what up this Wyclef with Mary J about
to serenade this girls with my acoustic guitar
Yo fellas having problems with your chicks I
want you right now
To turn the lights down low pull your girl
up next to you I want to sing them this song

If death comes for me tonight girl
I want you to know that I loved you
And though right now I tough I wouldn’t dare
Only to you I would reveal my tears

So tell the police I ain’t home tonight
Messing around with you is gonna get me life
But when I look into your eyes eh
You’re worth that sacrifice yeah yeah

If this is the kind of love my mom used to warn me about
Man I’m in trouble I’m in real big trouble
If this is the kind of love that the old folks used to warn me about
Man I’m in trouble I’m in real big...I need ya to do me a favor

Someone please call 911
Tell them I’ve just been shot down and the bullets in my heart
And it’s piercing through my soul
Feel my body getting cold
So cold so cold
Someone please call 911
The alleged assailant is five foot one
And she shot me through my soul
Feel my body getting cold

Mary
So cold
Sometimes I fell like I’m a prisoner
I think I’m strapped here for a while yeah yeah
And every breath I fight to taaa-aake
It’s as hard as the four walls I’m wan-na break
I told the cops he wasn’t here tonight
Messing around with me is gonna get you life oh yeah yeah
But every time I look into your eyes
Man it’s worth the sacrifice uuhh

If this heres the kind of love that your mom used to warn you about
Mary you’re in trouble (I’m in real big trouble)
you’re in real big trouble (lord knows I’m in trouble)
If this is the kind of love that the old folks used to warn me about
I’m in trouble I’m in real big

You got anything to say girl
Someone please call 911 yeah yeah
Tell them I’ve just I got shot down Tell them Mar just got shot down
And it’s piercing through my soul (I’m losing blood, ya'll)
Feel my body getting cold
So cold so cold
Someone please call 911 (can you do that for me)
The alleged assailant was five foot one
And she shot me through my soul (and he shot me through my heart)
Feel my body getting cold
(he didn’t care, he didn’t worry, he didn’t wonder)
Wyclef Mary J blige
I'm feelin ya girl, I understand.


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911 (feat. Mary J. Blige) song meanings
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    My Interpretation

    I think it's about falling deeply in love with your partner, and you with them. "If this the the love the old folks used to warn me about". I think it's about two people who realise or are in a relationship and know for a fact they cannot live without the other. They need each other, and "someone please call 911" isn't being literal, but it's a metaphor used to express that he just "got shot down" by cupid's arrow and its gone through his soul. It's not just a feeling or a "new love" its a deep love, it's that ether that makes your soulllll burnnn soul.

    I think they are scared of the ups and downs that happen in relationships and the struggles to come- because they love each other so much they don't want anything bad to happen- but the point is its worth the sacrifice, its worth fighting those fears and even going through those ups and downs as long as they are together. I think this is about someone who scared of true love, and it makes the very scared of nervous, but they want it.

    "Messing around with me is going to get you life" life usually means life in prison, and it doesn't have to be negative. I think messing around with the "person" is going to "Get them life" together because they are made for each other, its one of those life long, forever type of loves that even if something happens and they cannot be together, they can't forget each other.

    55sweetie55on May 03, 2017   Link
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    General Comment

    I think the song is about falling for someone (and wanting so much to express it)... Calling 911 here is just used to indicate that the man has been shot (maybe by cupid's arrow) and that he's finally falling. And that the alleged assailant is 5 foot 1 (generally a woman's height) which is pictured in the song as mary j. The man is head over heels that the he thinks that woman shot him 'through his soul".

    I just love this song.

    landeron September 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    I'd actually call to see if one of them/their partners are okay if it's what I think it's about.

    My interpretation is that it's about an emotionally abusive relationship that's toxic where they would hit eachother, and that calling the police doesn't help domestic abuse when you love someone.

    Or it could be about someone getting pregnant and having a baby. I dunno.

    Love this song too, and hopefully understand some of it.

    Solid-air3eon April 19, 2017   Link
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    General Comment

    i like this song

    milesomaron February 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    who ever put these lyrics on here messed up. Its not " the alleged is selling his 5 foot one" i cant spell it but what hes saying is the girl that did this to him was 5'1. This song is awesome though, very powerful.

    weaselfateon March 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    Report the lyric and I'll fix.

    Idanon March 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    awesome song, very raw and powerful. they go great together

    paradise iceon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    i luv dis song, think its about forbidden luv of some sort

    LJlostismine4evaon March 29, 2005   Link
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    This song is fucking amazing.

    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on June 21, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    im jumping on the "this song is amazing" bandwagon. i love it so much.

    I used to think that it was about gang involvement between two lovers. But now i think that it is what people above have said, it is about someone falling hard for this woman.

    Lukasa101on October 06, 2005   Link

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