KEEP THE BEAT
She asked could I keep the beat

So here's the beat, everytime it pounds, you get weak

Comfy, imbedded like a pillow, bouncin wit an echo

My voice is moist, and plus mellow

I got it going on, you're gonna wanna come

Skins is the drum, (I) said I'm the drummer, give the drummer some

And we'll see if you can hang wit Ra

Hm, let's see if you can Shangri-La

Easy ...like Tina Marie I play it slick

Like Rick James, I'm the fire in your desire's flames;

I heat up your temperature, keep the tempo raw

When you start to smoke, rest assured

I start to think 'cause you're a singer like Anita

High pitched like a tweeter, deep beats start to beat her

Much harder than love taps, my rap's above that

I get girls where I want wit a maze full of lovetraps

But I don't want to fall in love

I stand in love, good balanced wit a plan to shove

Accapella as we start to speak

Heart to heart and cheek to cheek then I complete the beat



(Chorus)

Tempo's moving and I'm hoping it'll never fade away...

The beat is grooving, words are soothing and please tell me that you're here

to stay

In the morning and I'm hoping the morning come again

Hold me close and give me another dose and

keep the beat don't ever let it end



She said, ah, so far, you didn't miss a beat yet

Pop in another cassette, then I'm in to wreck

I'll give you a beat you never had before,

I had to explore and came up wit more

Deep trunk kicks wit a brick for a drum stick

You know the song, don't hum along, come quick

You lay like Sade, it feels like paradise

At the top of the pyramid, we review new heights

The scenery of Egypt, you and me as we get

So deep in the groove, when you move, you get seasick

You seen enough, close your eyes and relax

Move wit the tracks and stay tuned for the sax

The instrumental, enters your mental..

Tense but gentle and, sentimental,

Accapella as we start to speak

Heart to heart and cheek to cheek then I complete the beat



Chorus



She wanted the extended version

So I kept splurging and add more words in;

Strong: the emotion, notions move and

the poetry's smoking, potions soothing,

There goes the moon, I'm far from done,

Rise like the sun, here comes the sun

And I won't stop 'till it sets and then

Rewind the cassettes and I'm a play it again;

But this time it's instrumental at a faster tempo

All I wanna hear is "Yea Rakim, Go"!

I work overtime on your body and mind

'Cause I'm incline to do both combined

My job is never done but done well

Horizontal or parallel

Accapella as we start to speak

Heart to heart and cheek to cheek then I complete the beat



Chorus