Let's Get It Started

Album: Elephunk (2003)
Charted: 11 21
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  • Let's get it started, in here

    And the base keep runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and
    Runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and

    In this context, there's no disrespect, so
    When I bust my rhyme, you break your necks
    We got five minutes for us to disconnect
    From all intellect collect the rhythm effect
    Obstacles are inefficient, follow your intuition
    Free your inner soul and break away from tradition
    Coz when we beat out, girl it's pullin' without
    You wouldn't believe how we wow shit out
    Burn it till it's burned out
    Turn it till it's turned out
    Act up from north, west, east, south

    Everybody, everybody, let's get into it
    Get stupid
    Get it started, get it started, get it started
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Yeah

    Lose control, of body and soul
    Don't move too fast, people, just take it slow
    Don't get ahead, just jump into it
    Y'all hear about it, the Peas'll do it
    Get stutted, get stupid
    You'll want me body people will walk you through it
    Step by step, like you're into new kid
    Inch by inch with the new solution
    Transmit hits, with no delusion
    The feeling's irresistible and that's how we movin'

    Everybody, everybody, let's get into it
    Get stupid
    Get it started, get it started, get it started
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Yeah

    Runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin runnin' and

    C'mon y'all, let's get koo-koo, uh-huh
    Let's get koo-koo (in here)
    I like it koo-koo, uh-huh, let's get koo-koo (in here)
    I like it koo-koo, uh-huh, let's get koo-koo (in here) oh, oh, oh
    Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya

    Let's get ill, that's the deal
    At the gate, we'll bring the bugged-out drill (just)
    Lose your mind this is the time
    Y'all test this drill, just and bang your spine (just)
    Bob your head like me APL de, up inside your club or in your Bentley
    Get messy, loud and sick
    Y'all mount past slow mo in another head trip (so)
    Come then now do not correct it, let's get ignant let's get hectic

    Everybody, everybody, let's get into it
    Get stupid
    Get it started, get it started, get it started
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here
    Let's get it started (ha), let's get it started in here, yeah

    Koo-koo ah ah ah
    Koo-koo (in here) let's get koo-koo
    Koo-koo (in here)
    Koo-koo ah ah
    Koo-koo (in here) ah ah ah, ow, ow, ow
    Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya

    Runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin', and runnin' runnin'Writer/s: Allan Pineda, George Pajon, Jaime Gomez, Michael Fratantuno, Terence Yoshiaki, Will Adams
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 18

  • Dawn from Carbondale, IlWould Love to find this song when it was redone For St. Louis Cardinals. I'm a big fan of the team and I loved the song. could someone tell me where to find it at.
  • Rachel from Smithville, TnThey would always play this song during my school's fun run,every year.
  • Jessie from Dallas, TxGreat song :)
  • Rusty from Eureka, KsLet's get retarded... the term getting retarded means to take E and other nightclub drugs... i do not think they are promoting this but they are poking fun at it
  • Austin from St Louis, MoThis song was used for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 season. Instead the lyrics said
    St. Louis Cardinals, hot.
    St Louis Cardinals this year.

    Yeah it kinda sucked but it was cool.
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandIn England Retarded can either mean a)A stupid person or b) being really, REALLY drunk.

    I never new it could mean a mental thing.
  • Tony Cobra from Inglewood, CaActually in urban slang "retarded" means to get "crazy", "loosen up", "go all out", "have a ball", "have a blast", "party like there?s no tomorrow", etc.. Retarded can be assimilated with these words and phrases due to a mentally challenged person?s disability to comprehend consequences and repercussions of actions. Its an East Coast urban slang word that was popularly used during the late 80's and early 90's by hip hop artists such as Busta Rhymes and his "Leaders of Tha New School" group, Dr. Octagon, EPMD, Keith Murray, etc.. The equivalent of "retarded" in West Coast urban slang is "Stupid", which was also used during the same period of time by artists of the likes of all the members of Digital Underground, all members of NWA (especially Eazy-E), etc..
  • Jdaniel from Great Neck, NyThe person at the top is totally wrong. "Let's Get Retarded" means let's slow things down. Retard=slow. literally. And just as a note, the very first lines after "And the base keeps runnin'" are "In this context/There's no disrespects." It angers me that they had to censor it like that; it isn't offensive. At all.

    Note; there is a censored and uncensored version of each. The two differences, by title, are;
    1. the word "retarded" becomes "it started" or "started" or something along those lines depending on context.
    2. the line "Bob your head like epilepsy" becomes "Bob your head like me, Apl. D.", which sounds stupid.
  • Joe from Chicago, Arthis is a good song i like the beat to it and it goes pretty damn loud on my subwoafer it's a good song to dance too and dosen't contain furbie's body parts lol who cares black eyed peas are still good hip hop but i think their other album is more appropiate for younger ones
  • Linus from Hamilton, On, CanadaThe band wanted more money so they changed the title for more commercial success - make sense?
  • Adam from Phoenix, AzI agree with Nathan... why change lyrics of a song that you originally intended to be there. They sold out and should have been bold enough to stand behind their creativity especially since their intentions were never to insult anyone. That's what free speech is all about. People need to stop being overly sensitive and making assumptions based on prejudices. AMEN
  • Celeste from Miami, FlThe name of the change of this song tells you about the considerate & prudent nature of the band acutally.
    Amen
  • Nathan from Defiance, OhThe name change of this song tells you about the commercial-oriented nature of the band.
  • Ed from London, CanadaThe Urbz version of the song was included because both Will.i.am was the composer for the music of The Urbz, and the Black Eyed Peas are all in the game. I do have to say, the Urbz version is quite funny.
  • Crazy from Charlotte, Ncgood stuff
  • Kara from Moro, IlThis song is awesome. I love to get retarded!
    :)
  • Danielle from Spruce Grove, CanadaThere is also a sims version of this song which i do believe is on the URBS. Its really funny :)
  • Casie from Denver, CoLets get it started came out on an advertisement on the NBA. Suposently it was lets get the basketball game started but the original song was get retarded. Their songs are always great,I dont know how but I thought in their second album their music was gonna suck but its always great! They know what ppl enjoy,not so boring stuff but like the song where is the love,thoes kinda songs are boring but they made it with a good rythim! Lets get "retarded" or started is just go have fun and part as in lets get retarded,just go out and be urself and have the time of ur life and in lest get it started its almost the same its saying lets get this party started lets get the fun started.
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