Flashback Friday: The Original Black Woman Edition

Monie In The Middle (Monie Love)

Brother what is with you, you can’t take a hint?
I need to shove a sprint between your eyes for you to see
You and me were never meant to be
Your homeboy likes me, I like him, too, get out the picture
I get your point but I’m not rolling with the punch
I scrunched up the letter you wrote me in lunch
In 5th period I pay no notice to your motion
My work is on the table, my pen’s in locomotion
Every time I turn around, you’re looking at my face
I try to ignore you, the bell rings, I race out the room
Zoom to another room, sit down, what do you know?
The lover’s in town
The other brother (Who?) The one I want to talk to
Sitting three seats back, and I’m a walk over to him
And give him the letter I wrote
Because my feelings towards him are brewing, ya know?

Monie in the middle (Where she at?) In the middle
Yep, Monie’s in the middle (Where that at?) In the middle
Monie in the middle (Where she at?) In the middle
(Go Mon, Mon, what is she?) Monie in the middle (Repeat 2x)

In 7th the knucklehead walks in and sits down beside me
I said “Yo why you trying to ride me?”
Day in and day out I can’t seem to get you off my back
What do you think I should do about that?
In fact it’s embarrassing, what a bufoon
You even follow me in the ladies bathroom
Give me a break, I can’t take it, the stakes are too high
Besides, there goes the other brother
I’m not Keith Sweat, so don’t sweat me
The other brother’s smooth approach is what gets me
He intruiges the Mon you know
So I suggest the course towards me you blow
You’re wasting time pursuing Monie
Cause she’s pursuing the lover only
And as my mother did she told me
Go for what you know, Mo, yo

Monie in the middle (Where she at?) In the middle
Yep, Monie’s in the middle (Where that at?) In the middle
Monie in the middle (Where she at?) In the middle
(Go Mon, Mon, what is she?) Monie in the middle (Repeat 2x)

Bringing matters to a close and everybody knows
That I’m no longer in the middle
I made my decision, precisely, precision is a must
For me to solve another riddle
Step into a brand new rhythm, ism schisms
Nope, I’m not with ’em, I’ve given
My undivided attention, you know what I’m saying?
No type of games I’m playing when

Monie in the middle (Where she at?) In the middle
Yep, Monie’s in the middle (Where that at?) In the middle
Monie in the middle (Where she at?) In the middle
(Go Mon, Mon, what is she?) Monie in the middle (Repeat 4x)

Monie in the Monie in the Monie in the Middle
Monie in the Monie in the Monie in the Middle
Monie in the Monie in the Monie in the Middle
The middle, the middle, the the the middle (Repeat 2x)

(ad-libs to fade)

It’s A Shame (My Sister) Monie Love

My sister, my sister
Tell me what the trouble is
I’ll try to listen good
And give the best advice that I can give
So, what’s up with you this time?
Your honey took a dive
And now he’s playin with your mind?
Oh no, this can not be accepted
The feelings that belong to you must be protected
Hold up, time out
I shout, get it together sister
Tell him to be nice or ditch the mister

It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me
It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me

Get back on your feet, please
I’m beggin you to check out all your own needs
Don’t let nobody see you in a state of grievin’ over the brother
There’s another possibility
Which is for you to work out where you went wrong
I guarantee to you that it will not take long
For you to make your mind up if the two of you belong
You know where honey’s head at
And where he’s comin from
Get it out your system
Don’t be another victim
This took the nerve, oh boy
He really picked ’em, whaddya know
It’s time for you to show you’re not sleepin
A progress report on the two of you you’re keepin
Peekin through the peephole
To see if honey’s sneakin
You estimated right
That night the other weekend
Collectively the facts should conclude the decision
You caught the brother in a terrible disposition

It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me
It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me

That’s it, pack it up
Be wise my sister
‘Cause the facts keep stackin up
Tell him to kiss the – you know what
Make sure the door is shut behind you
I do believe the brother’s out of luck and stuck
But that’s not your P-R-O-B-L-E-M
You gotta let him go and let him know this is the end
You’ve been kissed, dissed, listed as a dumb one
I hope he likes sad songs, he’s gonna hum one
He’s been a dum dum and that’s the way it is forever
There comes a time, when you’re at the end of your tether
And you know, I think you went far beyond that
So it was bound to backtrack
And smack you with an irksome vengeance as it attacks you
Makin sure you get the full entire view
Of who’s to blame at the end of the game
Things will never be the same
And it’s a cryin’ shame

It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me
It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me

It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me
It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me

It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me
It’s a shame
The way you mess around with my heart
It’s a shame
The way you hurt me

Monie Love – Work It Out 

[Monie Love]
Work work work, that’s all I ever hear you talkin about
What happened to play some time, all work no play is good for now
You square I do declare become aware come over here
Share this hyper-funky party atmosphere, I think it’s fair
to spread your time more evenly than you do, get the clue
Get down do exactly what I’m about to do, is that hard for you?
I didn’t think so, so let’s go, with the flow, and you know
you can work it out with Sister Mo’

Work it out..
Work work it out..

Are you ready to get into this funky funky funky stuff
I hope that there will be enough, there is no need for me to bluff
Cause what I’m about to do is set the mood just so you get picture
Let the rhythm get fly hitcha I will lead the peoples witcha
Sway a little mo’ I know the flow will get you so
why don’tcha try to let go of your entire ratio
Let the music fill your shoes, take care of all your worldly blues
I’ll try my best to do the rest, so whaddya say, ??
So slap you in the face with good intentions
I’m forgettin to mention, Monie Mon’s imaginative invention

Bein able to party Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Saturday even Sunday catch my drift? Okay next section
Time to work it out, you got the clout, the ability
to achieve your every need so let me see
You can do what you’re doin now, I’ll show you how
Let me hear you shout – with Sister Monie we can work it out

Work, work work, work
Work, work work it out..
Work, work work, work
Work, work work it out..
Work, work work, work
Work, work work it out..
Work, work work, work
Work, work work it out..

Well, whaddya whaddya whaddya know? Sweet little Mo’
Gettin hype? You better believe that I’m the type
cause no one else can rock this mic as nice as me
?? MC’s please let me be, I don’t want no beef
Howmany howmany howmany times must you make yourself a slave
You’rediggin you’rediggin a grave, get out the corner that you make
Won’t you live just a little, get out of the middle
Kill the doubt, with Sister Monie you can work it out

From Lyrics007 & Monie Love Work It Out

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