Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing) Lyrics

Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill cover art
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Yo, remember back on the boogie when cats used to harmonize like
Yo, my men and my women
Don't forget about the dean, sirat al-mustaqim
Yo, it's about a thing
If ya feel real good wave your hands in the air
And lick two shots in the atmosphere!

It's been three weeks since you were looking for your friend
The one you let hit it and never called you again
'Member when he told you he was 'bout the Benjamins?
You act like you ain't hear him, then give him a little trim
To begin, how you think you're really gon' pretend
Like you wasn't down and you called him again?
Plus, when you give it up so easy you ain't even foolin' him
If you did it then, then you'd probably **** again
Talking out your neck, sayin' you're a Christian
A Muslim, sleeping with the gin
Now that was the sin that did Jezebel in
Who you gon' tell when the repercussions spin?
Showing off your *** cause you're thinkin' it's a trend
Girlfriend, let me break it down for you again
You know I only say it cause I'm truly genuine
Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem
Baby girl, respect is just a minimum
*****s ****ed up and you still defending 'em
Now, Lauryn is only human
Don't think I haven't been through the same predicament
Let it sit inside your head like a million women in Philly, Penn
It's silly when girls sell their souls because it's in
Look at where you be in, hair weaves like Europeans
Fake nails done by Koreans
Come again, come again, come again, my friend come again

Guys you know you'd better watch out
Some girls, some girls are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing

The second verse is dedicated to the men
More concerned with his rims and his Timbs than his women
Him and his men, come in the club like hooligans
Don't care who they offend, poppin' yang (Like you got yen!)
Let's stop pretend, the ones that pack pistols by they waist men
Cristal by the case men, still in they mother's basement
The pretty face men claiming that they be the big men
Need to take care of they three or four kids
And they face a court case when the child support late
Money taking and heart breaking, now you wonder why women hate men
The sleepy, silent men
The punk, domestic violence men
Quick to shoot the semen, stop acting like boys and be men
How you gonna win, when you ain't right within?
How you gonna win, when you ain't right within?
How you gonna win, when you ain't right within?
Come again, come again, come again, come again

Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out
Watch out, watch out
Look out, look out

Girls you know you'd better watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing
Guys you know you'd better watch out
Some girls, some girls are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
That thing, that thing, that thing

Girls you know you'd better watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Lost Ones
  • 3 Ex‐Factor
  • 4 To Zion
  • 5 Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • 6 Superstar
  • 7 Final Hour
  • 8 When It Hurts So Bad
  • 9 I Used to Love Him
  • 10 Forgive Them Father
  • 11 Every Ghetto, Every City
  • 12 Nothing Even Matters
  • 13 Everything Is Everything
  • 14 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
  • 15 Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
  • 16 Tell Him


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Lauryn Hill, Lauryn N. Hill
    album: Track 5 in album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    release date: 1998-8-25
    popularity : 1629 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Jazz Reggae Funk / Soul Blues Pop
    styles: Pop Rap/RnB/Swing/Neo Soul
    length: 5:20
    producer: Lauryn Hill
    lead vocals: Lauryn Hill
    trumpet: Everol Ray
    mixer: Commissioner Gordon
    recorded by: Commissioner Gordon and Warren Riker
    background vocals: James Poyser, Rasheem "Kilo" Pugh, Lenesha Randolph, Jeni Fujita and Fundisha
    turntable(s): DJ Supreme
    saxophone: Dean Fraser
    mastering: Herb Powers, Jr.
    trombone: Ronald "Nambo" Robinson
    strings: Indigo Quartet
    additional programming drums programming: Vada Nobles
    electric piano & piano & celesta & Rhodes piano: James Poyser
    lyricist: Lauryn Hill
    composer: Lauryn Hill
    Album Information
    label: Ruffhouse Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074646903520
    script: Latin