Hope / Dance & Shout Album

Artist(s): Shaggy

Tracklist

Hope

length: 3:47
producer: Robert Livingston
mixer: Robert Livingston and Gordon Dukes
recording engineer: Gordon Dukes and Robert Livingston
background vocals: Brian & Tony Gold and Mister Mydas
instrument: Gordon Dukes, Robert Livingston, Chris Jisi, Robert Zapata and Dave Lavender
writer: Brian Gold, Robert Livingston, Ricardo “Rik Rok” Ducent, Shaggy

I remember, wasn't so long ago
We had a one room shack and the livin' was low
And my mama by herself raised me and my bro
Wasn't easy, but we did it with the little that go
Worked hard while got us off of school everyday
And kept her eyes on the stars when the skies were gray
Gave us pride to survive, really showed us the way
Now I really understood what she was tryin' to say

She said, "Son there'll be times when the tides are high
And the boat may be rocky, you can cry
Just never give up
You can never give up," uh-uh

In this life you could lead if you only believe
And in order to achieve what you need
You can never give up
You can never give up

And this hope
That keep me holding on
On and on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

Boom-boom, couldn't have made it alone
I got a wonderful life, two kids on my own
With a strong foundation that was carved in stone
And my mama for the love that made my house a home
Made me wonder some time if this was meant to be
All this for a humble little guy like me
And all I ever really wanted was a family
To teach my kids the same value that she gave to me

She said, "Son there'll be times when the tides are high
And the boat may be rocky, you can cry
Just never give up
You can never give up," uh-uh

In this life you could lead if you only believe
And in order to achieve what you need
You can never give up
You can never give up

And this hope
That keep me holding on
And on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

Me not gonna suffer, things are for better
Never let yourself be overcome by the pressure
?
See the man and watch ?
Blaze like fire, we nah go retire
Got nuff sleep and I am a expire
We haf a retire, that we require
We have to make a mark before the time expire

And this hope
That keep me holding on
And on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

And this hope
That keep me holding on
And on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

There's hope, yeah
Hope keeps it alive, yeah, uh
Hope keeps it alive, yeah, uh
And it strikes an iron, uh
Hope keeps it alive, yeah, yeah
Hope keeps it alive, yeah
Only the strong survive, yeah
Keep it carry on, keep it carry on, yeah
Uh-uh
I'll keep it carry on, yeah
I gotta carry on, gotta carry on and be strong
Uh-uh-uh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, uh-uh

And this hope
That keep me holding on
And on
And this hope
That makes me carry on
On and on

Dance & Shout (Shark radio edit)

length: 3:13
Mr. Lover, Mr. Lover, Mr. Lover

Uh, uh, well
Sugar
Here's another one
And another day

Move to this, let me see you jump and twist
Pump your fist ?cause you know it's hard to resist
As long you know you're rollin' with the love
Specialist
Feel the pow, let me put the groove in your hips
The night is young, so let's go roll with the fun
You got some gum, take it out, gimme some
'Cause I'm about to play an old girl like a drum
She shackatack, poor soul settle down

Girl, what you gon' do with all that body
(Shake it up all night)
Careful with that thing before you hurt somebody
(Tell me what you like)
Do it, baby

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Gotta holla' to my fellas who be hangin' by the
Bathroom door
Waitin' for the honeys dance in the dance floor
Push up and get the *****s y'all ready for the score
Now who's the dog, you're the one that sung hardcore, come on
I gotta take this part to a new high
Keep it tight, ain't got no time no fight
You want to be a player, better know to do it right
Kissin' all the honeys under the disco light

Girl, what you gon' do with all that body
(Shake it up all night)
Careful with that thing before you hurt somebody
(Tell me what you like)
Let 'em know

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Let's dance

Take you where there's all night action
Dancin' to the beat with a passion
Mr. Lover party's happenin'
Doin' anything you imagine

I'll take you where there's all night action
Dancin' to the beat with a passion
Mr. Lover party's happenin'
Doin' anything you imagine

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

So baby-baby, let me see you move your body on the
Dancehall floor
Gotta one, just jigga, shake it up, gimme more
Jerk chicken on the grill, so make the champagne pour
Girl, don't be a drag, I might show you the door
(What?!)
I like to see bodies take and shake
Dressed in lace, uh, and a perfect shape
Girls local and out of state
I got a couple of them and I'm gettin' ready to mate

Cassandra, let's shake (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Michelle, let's shake(Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

I want Theresa to shake (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Lisa to shake (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body down to the ground

Why You Mad at Me

length: 3:12
Now, when I'm trying to tell the truth, they always think that I'm lying
When I be trying to tell my girl that her friend's trying to make moves on me
(Cause they probably are)
Straight offa that you think I'm trying to hit that
Yow girl, you know that ain't my steelo
(Whatever)
What's wrong yo? ugh ugh

First of all, give me a break
(Why?)
That's not my style that ain't how I operate
She's the one who had step to me
Tell me that she wanna do me
She's your friend and she didn't hesitate
Honey dip be dropping' mad game in my ear
Even telling me she be with out underwear
(No what?)
I don't know even know why you trippin'
It's your girl who is kickin'
Tryin' to get me in a one night affair
That's what you get for runnin' out your mouth
Talkin' to your friends lettin all my secrets out
How I put it on in the' morn
Work you over till dawn
?
Don't even stand there looking all surprised
Didn't take long for them all to realize
Boo, that you needed a hand
Takin' care of your man
You should be happy that I didn't hit the prize
(No you didn't!)

Your friend made a pass at me
No matter what I say, you just don't believe
You know she'd be with it in a minute if I did decide to hit it
But I didn't, now you mad at me
Why?
(I can't believe this)
Wa', Your girlfriend step to me
No matter what I say, you just don't believe
You know she'd be with it in a minute if I did decide to hit it
Now you mad at me

Probably thought she was your friend
(My best friend, damn)
Childhood buddies from the tender age of ten
Seems swapping dolls was a game that you both used to play
She probably thinks the same applies to men
(Not my man)
See girl, you need to know what's goin' on
Cause I do believe that you got it all wrong
You will have no one to blame
Cause you didn't stake your claim
You never know what you got til it's gone
That's what you get for runnin' out your mouth
(So now it's my fault!)
Talkin' to your friends lettin' all my secrets out
How I put it on in the morn
Work you over till dawn
?
Don't even stand there looking all surprised
Didn't take long for them all to realize
Boo, that you needed a hand
Takin' care of your man
You should be happy that I didn't hit the fan
(Whatever)
Why?

Your friend made a pass at me
No matter what I say, you just don't believe
You know she'd be with it in a minute if I did decide to hit it
But I didn't, now you mad at me
Why?
(I can't believe this)
Wa', Your girlfriend step to me
No matter what I say, you just don't believe
You know she'd be with it in a minute if I did decide to hit it
Now you mad at me

I know you think you really know her
(Well I did)
Maybe now is the time you should try and think it over
Hey I ain't no Casanova
But your friend is the one who be tryin' to win me over
Though you think you really know her
Maybe now is the time you should try and think it over
Yo, I ain't no Casanova
(Yeah Right)
But your friend is the one who be tryin' to win me over

Your friend made a pass at me
No matter what I say, you just don't believe
You know she'd be with it in a minute if I did decide to hit it
But I didn't, now you mad at me
Why?
(I can't believe this)
Wa', Your girlfriend step to me
No matter what I say, you just don't believe
You know she'd be with it in a minute if I did decide to hit it
Now you mad at me

Hope (enhanced video)

length: 3:34