"Finish What You Start"
[feat. Royce da 5'9"]
[Intro: Joell Ortiz]
I hear y'all talkin'...
It's funny to me! (YEAH!)
See? Where I come from...
We act first... (yeah!)
Ask questions later! (C'MON!)
HA! - If I'm in there, the whole place full uuup; (whattup?)
I'll use your lil' bar to do a pull-uuup. (aaagghh!)
Use your wack-ass tracks as target practice, (BLAAAAT!)
And tell the baddest broads to arch it backwards! (let's gooo!)
For years, I wore the same Starter jacket (what else?)
And beat-up T's with the scars to match it. (daamn!)
Jeans with the holes, sneakers with no sole; (c'mon!)
When Genesis dropped my Nintendo was so ooold! (ooh!)
Oh, no! Couldn't have that! (naaah!)
I put the pen where the pad at; - VOILÁ, magic! (Yaowaa!)
I'll disappear in the booth, reappear messiah,
When I write, call it a night, - vampire. (aaahh!)
Ask around, your boy's hot! - And I, uuuh...
Don't plan to cool off like a campfire.
E'rybody gather round, I'm a tell a story
Of a snot-nosed kid, try and smell the glory!
[Chorus: Royce Da 5'9" (Joell Ortiz)]
I - shoot first ask questions laaast
That's how most of these so-called gangstas pass! (yo!)
That's how most of these so-called gangstas pass! (YEAH!)
That's how most of these so-called gangstas, gangstas... (C'MON!)
[Bridge: Royce Da 5'9" singin' (Joell Ortiz)]
I - shoot first ask questions laaaast...
A POOF! - How low, so low, so low, so low...
A POOF! (YEAH!) - How low, so low, so low, so low...
I - (Well, I'm a finish what you start!) [echoes]
This for the block mister, (g'eah!) - the rock pictures; (uh-huh!)
Late night, cranberry and Círoc mixers. (yeah!)
Parkin' lot pissers, (uh-huh!) - Glock top shifters; (BOOM!)
Dudes who stay fresh cause they shoplifters. (c'mon!)
That's where I come from. (g'eah!) - So mi no run from,
Bumbaclot pussy drummer boy, rumpa-pum-pum! (whattup?!)
You no tough stuff! (naah!) - You my son's son,
You just bluff rough. - Mi say: "Commme, commme! " (whoo!)
I'll give it to anyone who wants some, (uh-huh!)
Go silly on they Achilles until they run's done. (BLAAAST!)
I keep a hot line, - 9-1-1.
Everyone say "Hi" to the hero that won't go unsung. (Ortiz!)
A moment of silence while I give Pun some
[Scream:] "Borrrrricua" (BORRRRRRRICUA!) 'til your tongue's numb! (ooh!)
What's your angle? - Hahaaaa, I know mine! (what?!)
If it's cheese, "Swizz" style. - "Showtime"! [echoes]
I ain't a troublemaker but my flow cocky, (yeah!)
So all the pretty mamis yellin': "GO PAPI! " (oooh!)
Man, that's so neat, - and y'all so sloppy; (boom!)
When you think I'm done shittin', I do mo' cocky! (whooo!)
Just love to flex my rap muscle, (uh-huh!)
What muzzle? - Dog, you just a Jack Russell (g'eah!)
Your bite weak and your bark a lil' pitch, (GRR, WOOF!)
Relax! You no match for a hard-nosed pit'. (GRR, WOOF!)
I can't find a track that my bars won't rip, [sniff]
You guys are sick warrin with the Gaza Strip.
When I back out this pen', all you guys'll strip, (psss!)
Like you in Chippendales tryin to wind for tips;
Hehe! (hehe!) - No need to see, slow down and let the leader lead!
DJ's, - bring this back! - I'm what the needle need! (Yaowa!)
And I don't mean to get all mushy like my last bitch, (BLAAAAP!)
But - but damn, I love this rap shit!
[Bridge] [echoes] [beat stops]
[Thanks to Big TaMá$ for these lyrics]
Found a mistake in "Finish What You Start" song lyrics? Please correct it!
Back to all JOELL ORTIZ lyrics