You Dropped A Bomb On Me

Album: Gap Band IV (1982)
Charted: 31
  • You were the girl that changed my world
    You were the girl for me
    You lit the fuse, I stand accused
    You were the first for me

    But you turned me out baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    But you turned me on baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    You were my thrills, you were my pills
    You dropped a bomb on me

    You turn me out, you turn me on
    You turned me loose then you turned me wrong

    You dropped a bomb on me
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    But you turned me out baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    Just like Adam and Eve
    Said you'd set me free
    You took me to the sky, I'd never been so high

    You were my pills, you were my thrills
    You were my hope baby, you were my smoke

    You dropped a bomb on me, hey baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    But you turned me out, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    But you turned me on, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    You dropped a bomb on me, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    We were in motion, felt like lotion
    You were the girl for me
    You were the first explosion turned out to be corrosion
    You were the first for me

    But you turned me out, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me (whoa, oh, oh, baby)
    You dropped a bomb on me
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    I won't forget what you done to me, baby (you dropped a bomb on me)
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    You dropped a bomb on me
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    I, I-I, I-I-I won't forget it
    I, I-I, I-I-I won't forget it

    You dropped a bomb on me
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    You dropped a bomb on me
    Baby, you dropped a bomb on me

    I, I-I, I-I-I won't forget it
    I, I-I, I-I-I won't forget it

    You turned me out, you turned me on
    And then you dropped me to the ground
    You dropped a bomb on me

    You turned me out, you turned me on
    And then you dropped me to the ground
    You dropped a bomb on me

    You turned me out, then you turned me on
    You dropped a bomb on me
    You turned me out, then you turned me on
    You dropped a bomb on me
    You turned me out, then you turned me on (I, I-I)
    You dropped a bomb on me (I-I-I won't forget it)
    You turned me out, then you turned me on (I, I-I)
    You dropped a bomb on me (I-I-I won't forget it)
    You turned me out, then you turned me on (baby, you dropped a bomb on me, babe)
    You dropped a bomb on me (then you turned me on)
    You turned me out, then you turned me on (turned me on, babe)
    You dropped a bomb on me (then you turned me on, babe)
    You turned me out, then you turned me on
    You dropped a bomb on me (then you turned me on, babe)
    You turned me out, then you turned me on, baby
    You dropped a bomb on me Writer/s: Charles K Wilson, Lonnie Lee Simmons, Rudy Taylor
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenFair enough to bring up the Tulsa massacre (Several generations of my family lived in and around that city and my father grew up on Archer Street.), but don't act like this song was actually referencing it in any way, because it wasn't.
  • Court from DmvI read the supposed meaning and had to see the comments section because wtf. Then had the audacity to mention the Tulsa incident afterwards like if that was an unrelated coincidence.
  • Snoop from BirminghamAfter everything our people can't even get the humane, proper respect. Saddening
  • Khc from LouisianaI think you have the "meaning" of this song all wrong! I think it's a METAPHOR for the outrage with the system/white America ('the girl' and 'said you'd set me free'); the utter frustration in losing a thriving Greenwood community/economy ('you turned me out'); the anger from the massacre of Black Wall Street and surrounding neighborhoods ('the bomb' - because they WERE bombed). For you to print: "So the "bomb" is not a good thing - more likely a breakup that came out of nowhere and devastated the poor guy." is weak and insulting based on what really happened in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, OK, OVERNIGHT in 1921! In 1982, The GAP Band would have had to 'soften the message' (even though the bombers were left in!) in order to get promoted, so 'the girlfriend' theme would have been used. And, it got you!
  • Deeneesey64 from TexasPlease correct the information. It was not a riot. To say riot would mean there was a back and forth. Black people were living their lives and White people got jealous and BOMBED LITERALLY BOMBED the whole area. After which, the white population walked in and SHOT DEAD ANYONE still alive. Men, women and children. THAT is NOT a riot. [Sorted. -editor]
  • Elisa Speranza from New OrleansThe tragedy in Tulsa was a massacre, not a riot. That was the spin created to cover up a shameful chapter in Tulsa’s history. I respectfully request someone edit this description. Thanks.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 18th, 1982 The Gap Band performed "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Four months earlier on August 8th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on September 19th it peaked at #31 (for an unbelievable 5 weeks) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #2 on the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart...
    Was track six on the trio's 1982 album, 'Gap Band IV', and on June 27th, 1982 the LP reached #1 (for 9 weeks) on Billboard's R&B/Black Albums chart...
    Two other tracks from the LP also made the Top 100; "Early In The Morning" (#24) and "Outstanding" (#51).
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