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Steppin' to the A.M.

Song info

"Steppin' to the A.M." (1989) on the album The Cactus Album(1989).
It was written by WRIGHT, GARY / BERRIN, MICHAEL / NASH, PETER J. / SADLER, ERIC T. / BOXLEY III, JAMES HENRY / BOXLEY, KEITH M..
Published by Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.

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Lyrics

At the sound of the tone, the time will be twelve A.M.

Ready in the intro, cue up the Serch-lite
Point us to the center stage, I'll grab the first mic
Projectin' the voice with this mic that I'm cuffin'
You ain't my nucka, sucker I'm snuffin'

The word of the 3rd stands true, so no panickin'
Man verse man, you freeze up like a mannequin
Petrol, you let go, the wax for the new jacks
To dwell upon, you're steppin' on the trigger as the tune smacks

Square in the butt, Pete gave me the cue
So I'ma put up or shut up until my jam is through
But for now I wanna freak 'em, so I'll embark
To spark your mission posse, 'til way past dark

Don't park, there's no standin' or I'll play the five O
You don't stop movin' until the Serch says so
To keep the tribe open, shootin' out to play 'em
3 the hard way'll keep you steppin' to the A.M.

What's the time? It's about that time
What's the time? Time to get stupid
What's the time? It's about that time
What time is it? Shootin' for the A.M.

My mind has a question, I respond
To a silver domed microphone, one step beyond
Straight to eighty-eight, to the curves of the '90s
I'm universal, I set a line free

Behind me, the 3, the hard way, the jackpot
Awaitin' Satan's, tryin' to take cheap shots
We groove crowds, the 3 stand proud
The brothers 'round the way, sit down an' say

"How'd you do this?" Ludicrous rhythm of rhyme
Anticipate like a bottle of Heinz ketchup
No, catch up, 'cause you fell behind
I'm steppin' to the A.M., dickin' down swine

Pete Nice skims over lyrics, I pick 'em
Strong an' long, you're wrong, I stick 'em
He's the law with the sword with my cable swingin'
Like 'The Pit or the Pendulum', Pete Nice bringin'

The sunrise with no lies, legitimate an' you despise
Envy this MC's magnitude, so realize
The MC emceed, the DJ deejayed 'em
Until the next time I keep you steppin to the A.M.

Two for the time, two for the time

What's the time? It's about that time
What's the time? Time to get stupid
What's the time? It's about that time
What time is it? Shootin' for the A.M.

No weight on the felt plate, deep bass below rise
Needle torture groove, move the record 'til the wack stride
Schoolin' the swine on the strength of my vocab
Bet you wonder, you're a goner, you're thinkin' that you had

Lyrics to the A.M. but the house needs a swinger
You st-st-stutter, but I'm a stinger
My rhymes so potent, I wrote 'em an' it's evident
You're just a stunt, seekin' a settlement

The lyrical line, the article original
Afflict like a convict, I ain't no criminal
Schemin' on a cable or slobbin' the knob
You played me like a foul ball, how you livin', Hobbes?

Now groove into the A.M., the master spoon feedin'
Out a jumper, you're bumpin' a freak while I'm G'n
Peter let the record spin, Serch'll get a second wind
Motivate the crowd, 'til it's steppin' to the A.M.

What's the time? It's about that time
What's the time? Time to get stupid
What's the time? It's about that time
What time is it? Shootin' for the A.M.

I slide swiftly, keep a brother steppin'
Loungin', strength in my throat
Sweatin' as you get hit with the rhythm
My lines sustain like a crane, so uplift them

Slow an' smooth, flowin' like fluid
The mass did worship the lyrics the 3 did
Amid all crisis, drop it like a guillotine
You're moist, fearin' the voice of the rhyme fiend

Scene is zipped, Pete Nice is your worst dream
Fulfilled, you're illed, I thrilled, I heard a loud scream
My mind is cued, so I run down a menu
That downgrades the weak as my lyrics tend to

The needs of a shaker, sweatin' to the point of exhaust
So listen to the mission horse
Blinded by the science, my mind starts flexin'
Sexin' down females to the A.M., perplexin'

A complex reflex, you wonder if we slumber
The 3 don't sleep, ayo, Pete Nice take 'em under
Steppin' to the A.M., I'm steppin' to the mic
To snatch up an' smash up the club until daylight

Two for the time, two for the time

What's the time? It's about that time
What's the time? Time to get stupid
What's the time? It's about that time
What time is it? For the A.M.

What's the time? It's about that time
What's the time? Time to get stupid
What's the time? It's about that time
What time is it? For the A.M.