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{Music Monday} “Nightmare On My Street” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

“Nightmare On My Street”

[Fresh Prince:]
Now I have a story that I’d like to tell
About this guy you all know him, he had me scared as hell!
He comes to me at night after I crawl into bed
He’s burnt up like a weenie and his name is Fred!
He wears the same hat and sweater every single day
And even if it’s hot, outside he wears it anyway!
He’s gone when I’m awake but he shows up when I’m asleep
I can’t believe that there’s a nightmare – on my street!
 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


It was a Saturday evening if I remember it right

 

 

And we had just gotten back off tour last night

 

 

So the gang and I thought that it would be groovy

 

 

If we summoned up the posse and done rushed the movies

 

 

I got Angie, Jeff got Tina

 

 

Ready Rock got some girl I’d never seen in my life

 

 

That was all right because the lady was chill

 

 

Then we dipped to the theater set to ill

 

 

We saw Elm Street and man it was def

 

 

And everything seemed all right when we left

 

 

But when I got home and laid down to sleep

 

 

That began the nightmare, but on my street!

 

 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


It was burnin in my room like an oven

 

 

My bed soaked with sweat, and man, I was buggin

 

 

I checked the clock and it stopped at 12:30

 

 

It had melted it was so darn hot, and I was thirsty

 

 

I went downstairs to grab some juice or a coke

 

 

Flipped the TV off, and then I almost choked

 

 

When I heard this awful voice comin from behind

 

 

It said, “You cut off ‘Heavy Metal’ and now you must die!”

 

 

Man, I ain’t even wait to see who it was

 

 

Broke outside my drawers and screamed, “So long, cuz!”

 

 

Got halfway up the block I calmed down and stopped screamin

 

 

Then thought, “Oh, I get it, I must be dreamin”

 

 

I strolled back home with a grin on my grill

 

 

I figured since this is a dream I might as well get ill

 

 

I walked in the house, the Big Bad Fresh Prince

 

 

But Freddy killed all that noise real quick

 

 

He grabbed me by my neck and said, “Here’s what we’ll do.

 

 

We gotta lotta work here, me and you.

 

 

The souls of your friends you and I will claim.

 

 

You’ve got the body, and I’ve got the brain.”

 

 

I said, “Yo Fred, I think you’ve got me all wrong.

 

 

I ain’t partners with NOBODY with nails that long!

 

 

Look, I’ll be honest man, this team won’t work.

 

 

The girls won’t be on you, Fred your face is all burnt!”

 

 

I patted him on the shoulder said, “Thanks for stopping by.”

 

 

Then I opened up the door and said, “Take care guy!”

 

 

He got mad, drew back his arm, and slashed my shirt

 

 

I laughed at first, then thought, “Hold up, that hurt!”

 

 

It wasn’t a dream, man, this guy was for real

 

 

I said, “Freddy, uh, pal, there’s been an awful mistake here.”

 

 

No further words and then I darted upstairs

 

 

Crashed through my door then jumped on my bed

 

 

Pulled the covers up over my head

 

 

And said, “Oh please do somethin with Fred!”

 

 

He jumped on my bed, went through the covers with his claws

 

 

Tried to get me, but my alarm went off

 

 

And then silence! It was a whole new day

 

 

I thought, “Huh, I wasn’t scared of him anyway.”

 

 

Until I noticed those rips in my sheets

 

 

And that was proof that there had been a nightmare, on my street

 

 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


Oh man, I gotta call Jeff, I gotta call Jeff

 

 

Come on, come on

 

 

Come on Jeff, answer

 

 

Come on, man

 

 

 

[Jazzy Jeff:]

 


Hello?

 

 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


Jeff, this is Prince, man

 

 

Jeff, wake up,

 

 

Jeff, wake up

 

 

 

[Jazzy Jeff:]

 


What do you want?

 

 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


Jeff, wake up, man,

 

 

listen to me, Jeff

 

 

 

[Jazzy Jeff:]

 


It’s three o’clock in the mornin, what do you want?

 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


Jeff, Jeff, would you listen to me?

 

 

Listen, whatever you do, don’t fall asleep

 

 

 

[Jazzy Jeff:]

 


Man!

 

 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


Jeff, listen to me, don’t go to sleep, Jeff

 

 

 

[Jazzy Jeff:]

 


Look, look, I’ll talk to you tomorrow, I’m going to bed

 

 

 

[FC:]

 

 

RRAHHHH!

 

[Jazzy Jeff:]

 


Ahhhhhh!

 

 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


Jeff! Jeff!

 

 

 

[FC:]

 


Ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!

 

 

 

[Jazzy Jeff:]

 


Ahhhhhh!

 

 

 

[Fresh Prince:]

 


Jeff!

 

 

 

[FC:]

 

 

RRAHHHH!

 

[Jazzy Jeff:]

 


Jeff! Answer me, Jeff!

 

 

 

[FC:]

 


I’m your D.J. now, Princey!

 

 

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa!

 

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