Thursday, July 12, 2007

One of My Favorite Songs of All Time, But...



...I'll give a dollar to ANYBODY who can tell me what the hell they are saying on the hook. I've been trying to figure this out for 12 years. ..."Relax yourself girl, piece of clam??????"

17 comments:

K.B. said...

Man, I have no idea what they're saying... I didn't even watch the video, but when I saw your interpretation I knew exactly what song you were talking about. I'ma try to find the original sample and listen to that..

Ticia said...

You are funny as hell---

I don't know what the hell they are saying either... LOL---

Anointed1ne said...

They are saying, Relax yourself, please settle down.

Brandon said...

I've heard that interpretation too anointed, but there's no "cl" in "down." It sounds like "clam" or "plan" ...an I'm just not hearing the "settle."

But along the same lines, I've never been able to decipher the woman singing "Martiiiiin" on the intro of the TV Show Martin. I always thought they were singing "Happyyyyyyyy....Happyyyyyyy!" Yes. I'm foolish.

Anointed1ne said...

You are crazy man! I feel you though. Sometimes, I can't understand nothing people be saying in their music.

Gene said...

"Happy," Brandon?!





HAPPY?!!?!


*logs off*

K.B. said...

LOL @ Gene... I don't know how you heard Happy, either, B...

I found the musical sample for the song, but couldn't find the vocal. I'm convinced that the hook is something Ali just mixed together. Like, I want it to make sense, but I can't hear please settle down, either.

Xcentric Pryncess said...

I think that it's "reset - clear"

--- Tribe fanatic

Brandon said...

@xcentric
That's what I used to think too, but I got laughed at... that makes the most sense

hottnikz said...

One of my favorite songs of all times too...from one of the best albums of all time.

Lola Gets said...

I always thought it was "relax yourself girl, peace out, cool down", but I could be wrong!
lol
L

Rell said...

i thought it was "relax yourself, please cool down as well."

CapCity said...

I THINK he's saying: relax yrself girl, peace out clan:-)
- whatcha think? makes sense to me! he's gonna roll w/ the honey & holla @ his boys lata! do i get that dolla? LOL!

Brandon said...

DAMN! That actually sounds like what the dude is saying and kinda makes sense. You have just made it more complicated because you have offered another viable alternative to "please settle down."

My only question is how do you go from telling her to calm down to saying "I'm out fellas! I'm gonna get atcha later." And who calls their boys clan except for the RZA, the GZA, Ol Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef...U-God, Ghostface Killah and the Method...MAN!

Very nice tho, Cap. Very nice.

I'm over-analyzing this song. That damn hook is going to be a puzzle forever! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!

4EverJennayNay said...

I know I'm late, but according to the Original Hip Hop Lyrics Archieve (ohhla.com), it's "Relax yourself girl, please settle down"

I'd always thought it was "Relax yourself girl, you're a piece of the clan" like he was telling the girl she was in a place where she was safe or something.

Good question tho. I never would have looked it up if you hadn't asked.

Anonymous said...

People!

It's "Relax yourself girl. Be yourself. C'mere."

Only TRUE Quest-heads know that. ;)

Anonymous said...

relax yourself girl
please set tle down

(said like "please set tle deewn" -- like q-tip says "down" of course)

i finally heard that ish after 15 years. when you listen you'll hear it, and never be the same again lol