Deep Lyrics from Motorbooty affair

Here are the lyrics from Deep as far as I can decipher. Warning for offensive language.

Hell yea, yea yea yea yea yuh, yea yea, yea yea yea, alright
Yea yea, wooo-oooh, yea yea yea, hell yea, heheheheheh
You know I love you baba, because I’m bein’ you every week (by the way it seems, everybody!)
I grit my teeth and bear it! You know this judge, he carries a grudge!
(That’s a just-a-how-I-wanna be!) You know this judge, I don’t wanna feed, he’s
DEEP!
I swear he’s the deep as the deep blue CC’s!
(The boy is deep! The girl is deep! It’s gotta be deep!)
DEEP!
I saw you only Friday Joe, and just let me say: you tried to take me through a thousand confessions (heard all that already)
You know accidentally, you know there’s Benny the rest of the days, besides, it helps me with my problem complexion (aw shut your garbage mouth will ya?!
(The boy is deep! The girl is deep! It’s gotta be deep!)
Saw you only Friday Joe
And just let me say
You tried you take me through a thousand confessions
You know it’s Billy
And Benny on the rest of the days
Besides it help me with my problem complexion!!!
(Deep, Deep) I must say girl you’re deep… DEEP!
We need to raise Atlantis from the bottom of the sea
By dancing till we bring it to the top (???)
We gotta search and just keep flyin (we searchin like we never gonna see!)
Just undersea till it’s bound to be (it’s bound to be!)
Girl you’re deep, beats!
You can tune a piano but you can’t tune a fish!
DEEP!
Ooooh wooaaah, woooaahh ooohhh, you’ve gotta be some kinda deep, yknow, yknow, you’re so deep, you’re so deep, oh so deep, you’re so deep, yea me too, oooohhhh, I’m so deep!
I’m so deep, you’re so deep, everybody is deep
I’m so deep, you’re so deep, everybody is deep!
DEEP, DEEP!
Man, man, man you’ve got a goddamn nerve alright, man, I can NOT do this for long for my (protest??) yknow, man gotta right (yknow a man’s gotta right) to be on top to listen to the jam, yknow I won’t be havin’ no fight man, (Wind me up, WIND ME UP!) word about it gon have to bust you man. I’m here.
DEEP!
Gotta be deep!
(The honkie’s deep! The nigga’s deep! Can’t help but be deep!)
Lil’ bit of unsure before, but now I’m…
Oh?
DEEP!
I really do believe I gotta be, I mean I just couldn’t stand wherever, least I gotta say these mother-
(The honkie’s deep! The nigga’s deep! Can’t help but be deep!)
Okay you got your paddie and pencil handy? Listen there’s niggers in our neighbourhood and I had to hire a spy, I didn’t know what to do, since then, since then…
(Nay nay nay nay nay nay nay nay, nay nay nay nay nay nay nay nay)
I need… suddenly I… the kids, I need, I NEED SOME FOOD! MY KIDS ARE STARVING!
(Just don’t do this too hard)
We gotta (we’re gonna) raise Atlantis from the bottom of the sea (raise Atlantis from the bottom of the sea)
We’re dancing till we bring it to the top (dancing till we bring it to the top)
We gotta give us a little dah dah dah (we gotta keep on searching till we’re gonna be free)
In the meantime let’s say that we’re deeeeeep
Deep, I swear, you dips you don’t care you can’t tell you ain’t there! Deep, deeeeep!
Yea yea, yea yea yea yea yea, alright, yea yea yea yea yea
Yea yea, yea yea yea yea yea, mmm hmm, o foo yea hmm hmm
We gotta raise Atlantis, deep
It’s the only one that matters
Would you have to, would you have my speech ready?
Yes sir you can have your speech
Okay let’s try it here we go
Okay
And if you stand behind me
AHEM. AND IF YOU STAND BEHIND ME
We’re going to make it right (We’re gonna make it riiiiiight)
WE’RE GOING TO MAKE IT RIGHT, I MEAN THAT
Be sure to get your votes in
BUT BE SURE TO PAY YOUR MONEY, haha
Before 12 o’clock tonight
FOR THIS DINNER HERE TONIGHT, haha, vote for me
Deep, those leaders are deep, (there’s none here are deep???), just need to be deep
OKAY LET’S HEAR IT FOR BILL, YEA TELL 'EM HOW TO BILL
Ey bud, our union is the strongest and the nation soon will (kill?)
THREE CHEERS FOR BILL HIP HIP
We can replace all of the biggies (yea all of the biggies), so we can
SATISFY, SATISFY, SATISFY, SATISFY
hip hip and hooray
You know it’s gotta be deep, can’t help it’s gotta be deep. (Yes siree)
???Did not play deep??? (got any candy mister?) (???thats one hit to the mens yall lil girl???)
WE’RE GONNA RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (my goodness!)
WITH A BUMP AND A BOP (well how bout my enjoyment here?)
WE’RE GONNA RAISE ATLANTIS AT THE TOP (my little fishadees)
WITH A BUMP AND A BOP
WE’RE GOIN TO RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (you can lead a horse to water)
WITH A BUMP AND A BOP (but you can’t make him backstroke)
WE’RE GOIN TO RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (might make him snort coke)
WITH A BUMP AND A BOP (my name in French)
WE’RE GOIN TO RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (a dee’s)
WITH A BUMP AND A BOP (a dee is fixed)
WE’RE GOIN TO RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (oh my) (we’re gonna turn up ???glass quickly stained???)
WITH A BUMP AND A BOP (you don’t tell you can’t tell you gotta be made!)
(We’re gonna raiiiiiise) TILL THE TOP
WITH A BOP
(Raaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiii-aaayyyyy)
Okay, that was it, pack it up-
Excuse me sir excuse me wouldnt you happen to be George Clinton?
Can I get some security over here?
Excuse me, but would you happen to be George Clinton, can you point George Clinton out to me?
IT’S JUST GOTTA BE DEEP!

Obviously there’s a lot to unpack here. Like who are Benny and Billy, and are they in favor of OR against raising Atlantis to the top? Who’s Joe, presumably the judge who has a grudge? Not to mention the satire on racism, references to the Big Dance referred to in GloryHallaStoopid’s album cover comic, Bootzilla and Which One Is George Clinton references…

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Not really lyrics related but notice how some live performances of Psychoticbumpschool seem to borrow from Deep?
Bootsy Collins - Rubber Duckie & Psychoticbumpschool - YouTube
Deep - YouTube

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It sounds to me that Benny (Freddy?) and Billy are other men she’s also seeing (maybe?), and they aren’t important since the interaction is more about her telling Joe off. Also, I guess Joe could be the judge if and only if “every week” is supposed to be related to “only Friday”. It could be that they are two of a number of people the song is cycling through.

There’s too much going on for me to attempt an explanation of what’s happening, but I can mention some songs that come to mind:

  • Can’t Get Over Losing You has the line “shut your garbage mouth woman” near the beginning
  • Cholly is mentioned by the starving woman
  • I’ll Be With You contains lyrics like “Funk Motors” and “all the workers are like me” which make me think of the union
Lyrics

Hell yea, yea-yea yea-yea yuh
Yea yea, yea yea yea, alright
Yea yea, wooo-oooh, yea yea, yea
Yea yea, heheheheheh

You know I love you baba
Because I’m bein’ you every week (By the way, it seems that everybody–)
I grit my teeth and bear it (You know this judge, he carries a grudge)

You know this judge I don’t wanna meet (That’s a judge that I don’t want to meet)
He’s-- deep
I swear he’s as deep as the deep blue seas

The boy is deep
The girl is deep
It’s gotta be deep
Deep

I saw you only Friday Joe, and just let me say (The boy is deep)
You tried to take me through a thousand confessions ([Eh, aw baby]) (The girl is deep)
You there’s Billy, you know there’s [Freddy] the rest of the days (It’s gotta be deep)
Besides, it helps me with my problem complexion (Aw shut your garbage mouth woman)

Saw you only Friday Joe, and just let me say
You tried to take me through a thousand confessions
You know there’s Billy and [Freddy] [on/all] the rest of the days
Besides, they help me with my problem complexion

Deep
Deep
I must say girl you’re deep
Deep

We need to raise Atlantis from the bottom of the sea
By dancing till we bring it to the top (I will bring [sa–])
We’ve gotta search as if we thought we’d never see
That’s what the searchin’ [through] it’s bound to be

Girl you’re deep
Deep
You can tune a piano but you can’t tune a fish
Deep

Ooooh wooaaah, woooaahh ooohhh
You’ve gotta be so deep, ya gotta be– (Ya know, Ya know)
You’re so deep, you’re so deep, you’re so deep
Yeah me too, oooohhhh, I’m so deep

I’m so deep
You’re so deep
Everybody is deep

I’m so deep
You’re so deep
Everybody is deep

Deep
Deep

[Wait a minute-- now-- now, now]
You’ve got a goddamn nerve alright man
I take my [teeth] along for my protection
You know, a man gotta right to be on top (You know a man’s gotta right)

To listen to the jam, you know, I won’t [fool around with] no fight man
Worry ‘bout it gon’ have to bust you (Wind me up, Wind me up)
“Wind me up”
Deep

Gotta be deep (The [honky//funk is] deep)
A li’l bit unsure before, but now I’m-- (The nigga’s deep)
Oh? (Can’t help but be deep)
Deep

I really do believe I gotta be- (The [honky//funk is] deep)
I mean I just couldn’t understand where they were- (The nigga’s deep)
These- I’ve gotta say these [niggers]-- (Can’t help but be deep)

Okay, you got your pad and pencil handy?
L-Listen there’s niggers in our neighborhood and I had to hire a spy

(Na-na Na-na, Na-na Na-na)
(Na-na Na-na, Na-na Na-na)

I didn’t know what to do
Since then-- since then I eventually tried the new record and actually I think I can mark this down [?] as–

Cholly
Cholly I– the kids
I need some-- I need some food (Prices are little too high)
My kids are starving

We gotta/gonna raise Atlantis from the bottom of the sea
We’re dancing till we bring it to the top
We gotta keep searching till we’re gonna be free
In the meantime let’s say that we’re deep

Deep-- I swear
You-- if you don’t-- if you can’t tell, you ain’t there
Deep
Deep

Yea yea, yea-yea yea yea-yea
Alright, yea-yea yea yea-yea
Yea yea, yea-yea yea yea-yea
Mmm hmm, o foo yea hmm hmm

We gotta raise Atlantis-- deep

It’s the only [one] that matter

Would you happen to-- do you have my speech ready?
Yes sir I have your speech
Okay, let’s try it, here we go
Okay

And if you’ll stand behind me
AHEM. AND IF YOU’LL STAND BEHIND ME

We’re going to make it right (We’re gonna make it right)
WE’RE GOING TO MAKE IT RIGHT, I MEAN THAT

Be sure to get your votes in
BUT BE SURE TO PAY YOUR MONEY, haha

Before twelve o’clock tonight
FOR THIS DINNER HERE TONIGHT, haha, vote for me

Deep
The leaders are deep
The unions are deep
Just seem to be deep

OKAY LET’S HEAR IT FOR BILL, YAY, TELL 'EM HOW TO BILL

Ey bud, our union is the strongest and the nation and soon we’ll, we’ll–

THREE CHEERS FOR BILL HIP HIP
We’ll replace all of the biggies (yeah, all of the biggies), so that we can–

(Sieg-Sieg Heil)
(Sieg-Sieg Heil)
(Sieg-Sieg Heil) (hip hip hooray)
(Sieg-Sieg Heil)

You know it’s gotta be deep
Uh can’t help it’s gotta be deep (Yes siree)
Did not play deep (Got any candy mister?) ([?])
Which way to the men’s room li’l girl, could you tell me?

WE’RE GONNA RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (My goodness)
WITH A BUMP AND (WITH) A BOP (Well how ‘bout [runnin’ into] you in here)

WE’RE GON’TA RAISE ATLANTIS AT THE TOP (My little fish-a-dees)
WITH A BUMP AND (WITH) A BOP

WE’RE GON’TA TO RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (You can lead a horse to water–)
WITH A BUMP AND (WITH) A BOP (But you can’t make him backstroke)

WE’RE GON’TA TO RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (Might make him snort coke)
WITH A BUMP AND (WITH) A BOP (My name is fish–)

WE’RE GON’TA TO RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (a-dees)
WITH A BUMP AND (WITH) A BOP (a-dees fish, a-dees)

WE’RE GON’TA TO RAISE ATLANTIS TO THE TOP (We gotta figure out how each can sustain)
WITH A BUMP AND (WITH) A BOP (At the bottom, that can’t [remain], can’t [remain])

TO THE TOP (We’re gonna raise)
WITH A BOP (Rai-aye)

Okay, that was it, let’s pack it up–
Excuse me sir (Huh, wha?)

Excuse me, wouldn’t you happen to be George Clinton?
Can I get some security over here?

Excuse me, but would you happen to be George Clinton?
Could you point George Clinton out to me?

It’s just gotta be-- deep

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Great stuff. So much going on in that song - ‘shut your garbage mouth woman’… god help me, but that always makes me laugh when I hear Junie sing that. A guilty, embarrassed kind of laugh. :disappointed:

Don’t suppose anyone wants to try for the lyrics of Copycat by the all stars? Bit of a cheeky ask but I’d love someone with better audio/hearing to have a bang at that.

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I’ll Be With You shares DNA with the titular song of Motorbooty Affair. I sense an inter-album connection outside of both being P-funk of course.

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Dawn’s Silva speaks on this very topic in her book, about how the ladies stacked their vocals for the song “Deep”. The production was spearheaded by the one and only Junie Morrison

That’s because Junie was onboard for both projects, All the Woo in the World, and The Motor Booty Affair. Hence the similarities with youre a fish and im a water sign and so into you. Both balads.

Correction from the last post: not “so into you”,
but “hold on”. Which has the same vibe from “you’re a fish and im a water sign”.

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