(Not Just) Knee Deep

Album: Uncle Jam Wants You (1979)
Charted: 77
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  • Whooooo-hoooo-oooooo-ooooooo-ooo-ohh-ohh-ohhhhhhhhh, huh!
    Whooooo-hoooo-oooooo-ooooooo-ooo-ohhhhhh-heyyyyhoooahhooh
    Something about the music, she always makes me dance
    Something about the music, she always makes me dance
    She turns me on and on, and all about
    She was a freak, never missin' a beat, yeah.
    She was a freak, boy was it neat, yeah.
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep,
    When she did the freak with me.

    She did the freak, never missin' a beat, yeah.
    She did the freak, boy was it neat, yeah.
    She's a freak
    The girl is a freak, the girl never misses a beat, yeah yeah
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me.

    She did the jerk.
    It didn't work, no.
    She did the monkey.
    It wasn't funky, no more.
    Chicken wasn't pickin'.
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me.

    She turns me on and on, and all about.
    (Round and round) She's the freak of my desire
    (Round and round she goes) And when she dance she sets the world on fire
    (Round and round she goes)
    The little girl is the freak of the week.
    (Round and round she goes)
    When she dance she gives me happy feet
    (Round and round she goes)
    She's the freak of my desire
    And when she dance she sets the world on fire
    (Round and round she goes)
    She's givin' me happy feet
    Yeah, she's the freak of the week!

    She was a freak, never missin' a beat, yeah.
    She was a freak, boy was it neat, yeah.
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep,
    When she did the freak with me.

    She did the jerk.
    It didn't work, no.
    I did the moose.
    Oh no, not the moose!
    Monkey wasn't funkin'
    Chicken wasn't pickin'
    But she was not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me

    Hey!
    Something about the music, it got into my dance
    Something about the music, it got into my pants (x10)
    She turns me on and on, and all about.
    Freak of the week
    She turns me on and on, and all about.
    Something about the music (x10)
    Something about the music got into my pants
    Something about the music
    She's a big ol' freak, the girl's a big ol' freak
    She's the freak of the week
    She turns me on and on
    She was a freak
    She was a freak
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me

    She did the jerk.
    It didn't work, no.
    I did the moose.
    Oh no, not the moose!
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me

    She turns me on and on
    Ooooo-hoooo-oooooo-ooooooo-ooo-ohh-ohh-ohhhhhhhhh
    Di-di-di-di di di-di
    Ants in my pants and I need to dance
    I got ants in my pants and I need to dance
    Whooooo-hoooo-oooooo-ooooooo-ooo-ohh-ohh-ohhhhhhhhh, hoo-hoo!
    Something about the music, about the music
    Something about the music, it got into my dance
    Whooooo-hoooo-oooooo-ooooooo-ooo-ohh-ohh-ohhhhhhhhh
    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Something about the music got into my pants
    Something about the music
    She's a big ol' freak, the girl's a big ol' freak
    She's the freak of the week
    She's a big ol' freak, just a big ol' freak
    She's the freak of the week
    You turned me on and out
    You turned me on and out
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me
    She did the freak
    She did the freak
    She did the freak
    She did the freak
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me

    She did the jerk,
    It didn't work, no
    Oooooooh-ooh-ohh-ohh
    Oooooooh-ooh-ohh-ohh
    Oooooooh-ooh-ohh-ohh
    Oooooooh-ooh-ohh-ohh
    Oooooooh-ooh-ohh-ohh
    Oooooooh-ooh-ohh-ohh
    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Something about the music

    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Doo-doo-doo-doo doo doo-doo
    Ants in my pants and I need to dance
    I got ants in my pants and I need to dance
    Chicken ain't lickin', the moose wasn't cookin'
    Oh, but your music grooved me, it moved me
    That music and the beat HA!
    Started tryin' liberating my feet
    Can this be me, immersed in funk so deep?
    Whooooo-hoooo-oooooo-ooooooo-ooo-ohh-ohh-ohhhhhhhhh
    Ants in my pants and I need to dance
    Ants in my pants and I need to dance
    Now get on up
    She's a big ol' freak, the girl's a big ol' freak
    She's the freak of the week
    She's a big ol' freak, just a big ol' freak
    She's the freak of the week
    You turned me on and out (x2)
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me

    She did the freak (x3)
    She was so funky
    The girl's a freak, the girl never misses a beat, yeah yeah
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me

    She did the jerk
    It didn't work, no
    Whooooo-hoooo-oooooo-ooooooo-ooo-ohh-ohh-ohhhhhhhhh
    Whooooo-hoooo-oooooo-ooooooo-ooo-ohh-ohh-ohhhhhhhhh
    Something about the music, it got into my dance
    Something about the music, it got into my pants
    Something about the music, it got into my pants
    Chicken wasn't pickin'
    Monkey wasn't funky
    Something about the music, it got into my pants
    Something about the music
    Something about the music
    Whoa, whoa, whoa
    Make no mistake
    The most funky music got what it takes
    To groove you some time
    Knock you down
    Make you want to turn around and do it one more time, yeah
    Something about the music
    The music grooved me, yeah

    Ants in my pants and I need to dance
    I got ants in my pants and I need to dance
    Whoo!
    Chicken ain't pickin', the moose wasn't cookin'
    Oh, but your music moved me, it grooved me
    That music and the beat Huh!
    Started tryin' liberating my feet Ah!
    Can this be me, immersed in funk so deep?
    Ants in my pants and I need to dance
    Ants in my pants and I need to dance
    Something about the music, it got into my dance
    She's a big ol' freak, the girl's a big ol' freak
    She's the freak of the week
    She's a big ol' freak, just a big ol' freak
    She was the freak of the week
    You turned me on and out
    You turned me on and out
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me
    Not just knee deep, she was totally deep
    When she did the freak with me
    She did the freak Huh!
    She did the freak
    She did the freak Writer/s: BERNARD WORRELL, DAVID SPRADLEY, GARRY SHIDER, GEORGE CLINTON III, GEORGE CLINTON JR., PHILLIP WYNN, ROBERT KELLY, WILLIAM COLLINS
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Soigne Avec Classe from New York, NyMy favorite funk song of all time! Can’t believe all these years of listening to the track that it was the lead singer of the Spinners, Philippe Wynne singing lead! His silky falsetto and ad libs brought Knee Deep on another level of funk! Perhaps the greatest funk song of all time! Philippe Wynne’s light was snuffed our too young! So Unsung! Rest in Peace!!
  • Mark from OcTo Edwin from El Monte, I think you are referring to the Brazilian cuica drum?
  • Larry Luv from New Jersey In one version it says that she is a funky old whore?
  • Edwin from El Monte,caWhat’s that noise? It kind of sounds like the scraping of bass strings? It can also be heard in “The Big Bang Theory”. These are some of my all time favorites but not knowing where that noise is coming from bugs me. Please help.
  • Markantney from BiloxiAug 2014,

    When "Freak" is used in R&B Dance tunes, though it can be referenced as "Dancing"; that ain't what it's really about. It's about uninhibited:):) relations and/or a person (woman usually) willing to partake in such relations:):),...hopefully with YOU.

    Just as "Rock and Roll" is a (PG) way of saying something else.

    That said; between "(Not Just) Knee Deep", their other hit "One Nation Under a Groove", are cuts to have.

    The Album/Long Versions.
  • Simon from Atlanta, GaActually, the song is about this freak bringing him out of his shell. Instead of thinking that it could be her, he thought it was the music. Btw, Secret Weapon's "Must Be The Music" was based on this.
  • Husky from Louisville, KyTo Kevin from Crestview, FL:

    Respectfully, the listed year at the top of the page IS correct. Now, you mighta bought the 45 in 1981, but the song was actually RELEASED on 45 in '79, as well as on the "Uncle Jam Wants You" album in the same year.


    Hope that helps,
    ~~Husky Noir~~
  • Kevin from Crestview, FlGreat song and info; however, the year was 1981, not 1979. I actually bought the 45 and bought Double Dutch Bus (Frankie Smith) and Rosanna (Toto) at the same timeframe.
  • John from Nashville, TnThis #1 r&b hit featured a guest appearance by former Spinners lead singer Phillipe Wynne.
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