Wordy Rappinghood

Album: Tom Tom Club (1981)
Charted: 7
  • What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    Words in papers, words in books
    Words on TV, words for crooks
    Words of comfort, words of peace
    Words to make the fighting cease
    Words to tell you what to do
    Words are working hard for you
    Eat your words but don't go hungry
    Words have always nearly hung me

    Ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
    Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
    Haykayay yipi yaykayé
    Ahou ahou a nikichi

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    Words of nuance, words of skill
    And words of romance are a thrill
    Words are stupid, words are fun
    Words can put you on the run

    Mots pressé, Mots sensé
    Mots qui disent la verité
    Mots maudits, mots mentis
    Mots qui manquent le fruit d'esprit

    Ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
    Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
    Haykayay yipi yaykayé
    Ahou ahou a nikichi

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    It's a rap race, with a fast pace
    Concrete words, abstract words
    Crazy words and lying words
    Hazy words and dying words
    Words of faith and tell me straight
    Rare words and swear words
    Good words and bad words

    Ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
    Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
    Haykayay yipi yaykayé
    Ahou ahou a nikichi

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    Ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
    Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
    Haykayay yipi yaykayé
    Ahou ahou a nikichi

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    Words can make you pay and pay
    Four-letter words I cannot say
    Panty, toilet, dirty devil
    Words are trouble, words are subtle
    Words of anger, words of hate
    Words over here, words out there
    In the air and everywhere
    Words of wisdom, words of strife
    Words that write the book I like
    Words won't find no right solution
    To the planet earth's pollution
    Say the right word, make a million
    Words are like a certain person
    Who can't say what they mean
    Don't mean what they say
    With a rap rap here and a rap rap there
    Here a rap, there a rap
    Everywhere a rap rap

    Rap it up for the common good
    Let us enlist the neighbourhood
    It's okay, I've overstood
    This is a wordy rappinghood, okay, bye

    Ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
    Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
    Haykayay yipi yaykayé
    Ahou ahou a nikichi

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    What are words worth?
    What are words worth? Words

    He don't stop, he don't stop
    He don't stop and he don't stop
    He don't stop, he don't stop
    He don't stop and he don't stop
    He don't stop, he don't stop
    He don't stop and he don't stop
    He don't stop, he don't stop
    He don't stop and he don't stop
    He don't stop, he don't stop
    He don't stop and he don't stop
    He don't stop, he don't stop
    He don't stop and he don't stop
    He don't stop, he don't stop
    He don't stop and he don't stop
    He don't stopWriter/s: Tina Weymouth, Christopher Frantz, Laura Elizabeth Weymouth, Lani C. Weymouth, Steven J.c. Stanley
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 2

  • Nelson from Melbourne"Chicks On Speed" did a cover of this in 2003. They did it well, very fun, check out the film clip on youtube, very enjoyable!
  • Mark from London, EnglandThe flip is a largely instrumental remake of teh A-side.
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