Sunday, 18 December 2011

Party

"Party" is a song by American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles featuring American rapper André 3000, taken up from the former's fourth studio album, 4 (2011). It was composed by Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker, Beyoncé Knowles, André Lauren Benjamin, Dexter Mills, Douglas Davis and Ricky Walters. The album version of the song was lined up for a release to urban radios in August 2011. However, its release was scrapped in favor of "Countdown", which was serviced as the third US mainstream single, on October 4, 2011.

A midtempo R&B song, "Party" exhibits elements of the 1980s funk and soul music, and samples the 1985 song "La Di Da Di". It recalls the work of New Edition and Prince, among others. Built on a 808-retro beat, multi-tracked harmonies, and a smooth groove, the song's instrumentation includes slow-bouncing synthesizers, keyboard tones, and drums. Lyrically, "Party" features Knowles as the female protagonist in the mood for some loving as she references to a get-together. In his rap verses, André 3000 references milk and gets philosophical about his own career. "Party" is currently nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 54th Grammy Awards.






You a bad girl and your friends bad too, oh
We got the swag so she drippin’ swagoo
You a bad girl and your friends bad too, oh
We got the swag so she drippin’ swagoo

I may be young, but I'm ready
To give you all my love
I told my girls you can get it
Don't slow it down, just let it go

So in love
I'd give it all away
Just don't tell nobody tomorrow
So tonight,
I'll do it every way
Cause knockin' til the morning light

Cause we like to party, hey hey hey
Cause we like to party, hey hey hey
Cause we like to party

Your touch is driving me crazy
I can't explain the way I feel
Tuck down with the radio on
And the night belong to us
Just hold me close, don't let me go

So in love
I don't care what they say
I don't care if they talking tomorrow
Cause tonight's the night
That I give you everything
Music knockin' 'til the morning light

Set the scene, three thousand degrees
Ain’t worried ’bout them f-ck niggas over there, but they worried ’bout me
I got a homeboy named Butta and another homeboy, that nigga named Cheese
Fuck wit’ me baby, I make it milk ’til it drip down yo’ knees
Spit this shit fo’ rillo, brain brillo
Kiddo say he looks up to me, this just makes me feel old
Never thought that we could become someone else’s hero
Man, we were just in the food court, eating our gyro
Yesterday, that’s the way, every single mornin’ I try to pray
Grandmom ‘n them, they never forgot, and nothin’ else really mean nuttin’ to me
I ain’t stuntin’ to beat, talkin’ to me?
Girl, why you f-ckin’ wit’ me? Move on, ain’t nuttin’ to see
Pssh, always somethin’ to salt, I’m the raw, off the rip
‘Cause of him, all of them, will remem, ber the men
And that they fell in love with rap, black like havin’ your cousin back
Blue like when that rent is due, cream like when I’m lovin’ you

So in love
I'd give it all away
Just don't tell nobody tomorrow
Cause tonight's the night
That I give you everything
Music knockin' 'til the morning light

Cause we like to party, hey hey hey
Cause we like to party, hey hey hey
Cause we like to party

You a bad girl and your friends bad too, oh
We got the swag so she drippin’ swagoo
You a bad girl and your friends bad too, oh
We got the swag so she drippin’ swagoo