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3 The Hard Way Lyrics

from To The 5 Boroughs

"3 The Hard Way" is track #3 on the album To The 5 Boroughs. It was written by Diamond, Michael Louis / Horovitz, Adam / Yauch, Adam Nathaniel.
"3 The Hard Way" is track #3 on the album To The 5 Boroughs. It was written by Diamond, Michael Louis / Horovitz, Adam / Yauch, Adam Nathaniel.

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Fresh dressed 'cause I shop at Models
Deep in Brooklyn I rode the L's
Used to ride the D to beat the morning bell
At Edward R. Morrow out on Avenue L

Now we be grillin' cheese and flippin' flapjacks
With the diamond stylus, yo we cutting wax
We're the super elastic bubble plastic
Got ethereal material that's straight up classic

You try to vex reject but you should respect
Or we'll have JC send you out a FedEx
So don't start to flex up in the discotheque
Or we'll make you extinct Tyrannosaurus Rex

We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
Three the hard way, three the hard way

Your rhyme technique, it is antique
To all my heads Qu'est-ce-que tu fabriques?
Que cosa fai? Come sta e?
Ho fato molte telefonate

I said oops, gotcha clutch like Piazza
Sneak between the sheets so hide like matzoh
Holler back challah bread next
We are the crew who put the crew in Cruex

I can see that Def Jam doesn't recognize me
I'm Mike D the one who put the satin in your panties
Time to count MC's in this place to be
Not five, not four, not two, just three

We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
Three the hard way, three the hard way

Round house kick the mic out your hand
Drunken mantis, my name brand
So if you're slick with the tricks and the slight of hand
And I'm hip top the shit that you're trying to scam

Gnip Gnop I got shit to pop
I'm an exceptional professional that just don't stop
So pack up your bag and your mic and don't wait
E.T. phone home now get the fuck out my face

You know we shake 'em, bake 'em then we take 'em
Treat MCs like leaves go out and rake 'em
If you sell our C.D.s on Canal before we make 'em
And serve you on a platter like steak 'em

We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
We're gonna rock this motherfucker like three the hard way
Three the hard way, three the hard way

Songwriters
DIAMOND, MICHAEL LOUIS / HOROVITZ, ADAM / YAUCH, ADAM NATHANIEL

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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