Who Sang Tell It Like It T‐I‐Is? The B‐52s

The B‐52s Good Stuff cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992-6-19
length: 5:16
producer: Nile Rodgers
guest background vocals: Michelle Cobbs, Curtis King, Tawatha Agee, Fonzi Thornton and Brenda White-King
vocal: Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider
guitar: Keith Strickland
guest bass: Tracy Wormworth
guest drums (drum set): Sterling Campbell
guest keyboard & piano: Richard Hilton
Lyrics
Doin' it right, day and night.
Doin' it right, day and night.
Doin' it right, day and night.
Yeah, tell it, tell it, tell it like it T-I-is.

I gotta feel it.
You gotta move it.
You gotta move it, move it, move it,
To the deep, deep rhythm.
Tell it, tell it, tell it like it T-I-is.

Seems like things are gettin' so bad,
That you can smell it.
Yeah, so open those eyes
And get the real picture,
It's time to tell it.

I wanna talk, baby.
I wanna say something.
I've got to tell it like it
T-IE-IE-IE-I is.

[Chorus]
Tell it, tell it, tell it, like it T-I-is.
Like it T-I-isTell it, tell it, tell it, like it T-I-is.
Like it T-I-is.
Tell it, tell it, tell it, like it T-I-is.
Like it T-I-is.
Tell it, tell it, tell it, like it T-I-is.
Like it T-I-is.
Whoahh!

Tell it, tell it.
I've got to tell it.
I want to tell it-whoo!
You got me talkin'.
I wanna say something.
Got me talkin'.
I wanna say somethin', yeah!

If you're looking for a moving sidewalk
Dreamin' 'bout a monorail to take you away.
Well, the day is now,
And here's the biz:
You better get the real picture;
Tell it like it T-I-is.

I'm spinnin' to the rhythm of the earth,
And the ocean.
See the situation.
Oh what a sight.

I wanna talk, baby.
I wanna say something.
I've got to tell it like it is.
T-IE-IE-IE-is.
Like it T-I-is.

[Chorus]

Oh, don't upset
The balance of your nature.
Make the jump when the coast is clear
Oh, don't upset
The balance of your nature.
Reach the level above your fears.

Can you feel the movement?
Hear the untamed melody.
Tell it like it is and was and
Always should be-yeah!

Like it is and was, and always should be.
Is and was, and always should be.
Is and was, and always should be.
Is and was, and always should be.

Tell it, tell it.
I've got to tell.
I wanna tell it-whoo!
You got me talkin'.
I wanna say something'.
Got me talkin'.
I wanna say somethin'

Tell it, tell it, tell it, tell it.
Tell it, tell it, tell it, tell it.
Tell it, tell it, tell it, tell it.
Tell it, tell it, tell it, tell it.
Like it T-I-is
T-I-is!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Tell It Like It T‐I‐Is
  • 2 Hot Pants Explosion
  • 3 Good Stuff
  • 4 Revolution Earth
  • 5 Dreamland
  • 6 Is That You Mo‐Dean?
  • 7 The World’s Green Laughter
  • 8 Vision of a Kiss
  • 9 Breezin’
  • 10 Bad Influence

  • Release information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992694322
    script: Latin