My Adidas Walk through concert doors And roam all over coliseum floors I stepped on stage, at Live Aid All the people gave and the poor got paid And out of speakers I did speak I wore my sneakers but I'm not a sneak My Adidas touch the sand of a foreign land With mic in hand, I cold took command My Adidas and me close as can be We make a mean team, my Adidas and me We get around together, we down forever And we won't be mad when caught in bad weather My Adidas My Adidas Yo, wassup?
My Adidas Standin' on two fifth street Funky fresh and yes, cold on my feet With no shoe string in 'em, I did not win 'em I bought 'em off the ave with the black Lee denim I like to sport 'em, that's why I bought 'em A sucker tried to steal 'em so I caught 'em and I thwart 'em And I walk down the street and bop to the beat With Lee on my leg and Adidas on my feet And yo, now I'm just standin' here shootin' the gip Me and D and my Adidas standing on two fifth My Adidas My Adidas
Now Me and my Adidas do the illest things We like to stomp out pimps with diamond rings We slay all suckers who perpetrate And lay down law from state to state We travel on gravel, dirt road or street I wear my Adidas when I rock the beat On stage, front page, every show I go It's Adidas on my feet, high top or low My Adidas My Adidas (what up, what up, what up)
Now the Adidas I possess for one man is rare Myself homeboy got fifty pair Got blue and black, 'cause I likes to chill And yellow and green when it's time to get ill Got a pair that I wear when I'm playin' ball With the heal inside make me ten feet tall
My Adidas, only bring good news And they are not used as felon shoes They're black and white, white with black stripe The ones I like to wear when I rock the mic On the strength of our famous university We took the beat from the street and put it on TV My Adidas are seen on the movie screen Hollywood knows we're good if you know what I mean We started in the alley, now we chill in Cali And I won't trade my Adidas for no beat up Bally's My Adidas
Writer/s: Darryl McDaniels, Joseph Simmons, Rick Rubin
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Sarah from Melbourne, AustraliaRun DMC weren't sponsered by Adidas, they wrote this song becuase of the bond they had with the shoes...check out DMC's story about it... http://www.adidas.com/campaigns/originalsss2009/content/#/lifestyle/myadidas/video
Chris from Auckland, New ZealandRehab made a pariody to this song called "My Addiction" true to their anti-drug theme.
Matthew from Raleigh, NcRun DMC was the first rap group to be sponsered by a large company (adidas, obviously).
Walk The Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca got the idea for "Shut Up and Dance" when he and his girlfriend were taking forever to get drinks at a Los Angeles club bar. Petricca was getting frustrated, so his girlfriend told him to, "Shut up and dance with me!'"