Album: The Roof Is On Fire (1984)
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  • Hey girls, hey boys
    Superstar DJs here we go!

    Somebody say 'ho' (ho)
    Say 'ho, ho' (ho, ho)
    Now somebody, anybody, everybody scream

    Now throw your hands in the air
    And wave 'em like you just don't care
    And if you're not a square from Delaware
    And you got on clean underwear
    And your momma ain't on welfare
    Somebody say 'oh, yeah' (oh, yeah)
    Oh, yeah! (oh, yeah)

    Well DJ's spinning on the wheels of steel
    Like it ain't no thing, cause he is for real
    He's cuttin' the jams with a wave of his hand
    And it sounds so fresh it'll make you stand
    You hear the highs in your eyes, the bass in your face
    This super DJ can rock the place
    You hear bass, highs, tremblin' tones
    He can even cut the jams without the headphones

    Well Stick Rick is rockin' to the break of day
    Makin' all the fly girls that wanna give me a play
    Now if your DJ rocks to the break of day
    Let me hear you say 'DJ' (DJ)
    DJ (DJ)

    We're gonna rock to the break of day
    Say 'Keep on rockin' it' (keep on rockin' it)
    Keep on rockin' it (keep on rockin' it)
    Come on y'all keep on rockin' it (keep on rockin' it, keep on rockin' it)

    Heh

    Now clap your hands and stomp your feet
    While the DJ scratch to the funky beat
    He's makin' you move until your body sweat
    He's even givin' you more than you supposed to get
    Now twist and turn and let your body burn
    And show everybody what you just learned
    Let's all get together and form a crowd
    While the DJ play it, nice and loud
    Now everybody in the place to be
    Let's all get together, repeat after me
    Say, 'rock the house' (rock the house)
    Say, 'rock the house' (rock the house)
    Everybody say, 'turn it out' (turn it out)
    Come on turn it out (turn it out)
    I like it (I like it)
    Come on I love it (I love it)
    Let me hear ya, I like it (I like it)
    One more time, I love it (I love it)
    Come on

    Well I'm the master blaster, a man to see
    Rockin' the bass for everybody
    If ya DJ rocks to the break of day
    Somebody say 'DJ' (DJ)
    DJ (DJ)
    We're gonna rock it to the break of day
    Say 'keep on rockin' it' (keep on rockin' it)
    Keep on rockin' it (keep on rockin' it)
    Keep on rockin' it (keep on rockin' it)
    Keep on rockin' it (keep on rockin' it)

    DJs now, I'm coming strong
    You better take my advice
    Because it lasts this long
    Is rocking the house
    One job well done
    For any DJ in this world to be someone
    To make a fella say "ho" the girls get loose
    And if the crowd respond to that, the jock got juiced
    Enough pull to make some cash
    'Cause it's all about duds
    And they can jam-pack the place
    No matter how much you spend
    So if you wanna make some cash or be a DJ
    You must rock the house right and know what to play

    Now everybody in the place to be
    Let's all get together, repeat after me
    Say, 'oh' (oh)
    Say, 'oh, ho' (oh, ho)
    Once again I like it (I like it)
    Come on I love it (I love it)
    One more time I like it (I like it)
    Come on I love it (I love it) ha!

    All the fellas in the house if ya wanna break dance
    Say, 'break dance' (break dance)
    Say, 'break dance' (break dance)
    Come on
    'Break break, break, break' (break break, break, break)
    Cut it up DJ

    This DJ cut different ways
    So let me hear you cut it, DJ

    Let's make some noise (ho)
    Let's make some noise come on
    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
    (We don't need no water, let the motherfucker burn)
    (Burn, motherfucker, burn)
    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
    (We don't need no water, let the motherfucker burn)
    (Burn, motherfucker, burn)

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Comments: 3

  • Charles Pettiford from BronxCharlie Prince who is from the group Rock Master Scott and The Dynamic Three had made clear that The Roof Is On Fire was invented by him. He said It had a deep meaning behind the chant. Then went on to say that when a person is angry about world corrupt rulers, that means he had it up to here. Up to here meaning, at the top of the dome. Once he let loose, it'll be like fire because fire represent anger. The righteous won't care if these wicked world rulers kingdom burn. The wicked would yell: The Roof Is On Fire and the Righteous would yell: We Don't Need No Water.
  • Rm from Atlanta, GeorgiaThis song wasn't as obscure as the write-up implies - the lyrics were well known by the Georgia Tech student body during GT's fantastic 1985 football season (they finally beat UGA in Athens and went to their first bowl game after a seven year absence) as linebacker Ted Roof played a key part in the resurrection of GT's "Black Watch" defense. After great plays by the defensive unit, and especially if Ted Roof was involved in the tackle, the GT student body would begin cheering "the Roof, the Roof, the Roof is on fire, we don't give a damn..." Naturally this was in Grant Field's student section, where drunkenness and profanity were acceptable and even encouraged :) Gosh I miss the 80's!
  • Adam from Santa Clarita, CaSlick Rick, the member of the Dynamic Three , is not the same Slick Rick of Def Jam/Doug E. Fresh fame. Both Slick Rick's did know each other, however Dynamic Three were responsible for first bringing Doug E. Fresh to a record label, who later recorded with MC Ricky D, who was deemed Slick Rick by Russell Simmons.
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