Intergalactic

Our theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is “songs featuring lyrics about Space, Planets, or Aliens suggested by Di of pensitivity101”. It is time to flex one of the songs that became so popular in the late 90’s.

Intergalactic is a song by American rap rock group Beastie Boys. “Intergalactic” was released as the first single from their fifth studio album, Hello Nasty, on June 22, 1998. The single reached number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the band’s third top-40 single, and reached number five on the UK Singles Chart, where it remains the band’s biggest hit. It received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999. 

The music video also parodies Japanese Super Sentai shows, which are the basis for Power Rangers and ranked number 64 on MuchMusic’s 100 Best Videos. Complex Entertainment wrote that, “We get the feeling Godzilla creator Tomoyuki Tanaka, who passed the year before the ‘Intergalactic’ single was released, would be proud.”

Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension

Well, now, don’t you tell me to smile
You stick around I’ll make it worth your while
My number’s beyond what you can dial
Maybe it’s because we’re so versatile
Style, profile, I said
It always brings me back when I hear, “ooh, child!”
From The Hudson River out to the Nile
I run the marathon to the very last mile

Well, if you battle me I feel reviled
People always sayin’ my style is wild
You’ve got gall, you’ve got guile
Step to me I’m a rap-o-phile

If you want to battle you’re in denial
Comin’ from Uranus to check my style
Go ahead, put my rhymes on trial
Cast you off into exile

Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic

Jazz and A.W.O.L, that’s our team
Step inside the party, disrupt the whole scene
When it comes to beats, well, I’m a fiend
I like my sugar with coffee and cream

Well, I gotta keep it going keep it going full steam
Too sweet to be sour too nice to be mean
Well, on the tough-guy style I’m not too keen
Trying to change the world, I’m going to plot and scheme

Mario C. likes to keep it clean
Gonna shine like a sunbeam
Keep on rappin’, ’cause that’s my dream
Thank Moe Dee for ‘Sticking to Themes’

Now when it comes to envy y’all is green
Jealous of the rhyme and the rhyme routine
Another dimension, new galaxy
Intergalactic, planetary

Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic

We’re from the family tree of old school hip-hop
Kick off your shoes and relax your socks
The rhymes are spread just like a pox
‘Cause the music is loud like an electric shock

I am known to do the wop
Also known for the Flintstone Flop
Tammy D gets biz on the crops
Beastie Boys known to let the beat
Mmm, drop!

Now when I wrote graffiti my name was Slop
If my rap’s soup, my beats is stock
Step from the table when I start to chop
I’m a lumberjack DJ Ad-Rock

If you try to knock me you’ll get mocked
I’ll stir fry you in my wok
Your knees’ll start shakin’ and your fingers pop
Like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock

Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension
Another dimension, another dimension

Go by the name of the king Ad-Rock
Super educated, I’m smarter than Spock
You ever tell me, you will agree
Ain’t no brother like the KRD
You know what I mean?
Tell you, put the echo?
Tell you

Songwriters: Michael Louis Diamond / Adam Nathaniel Yauch / Adam Horovitz / Mario Caldato Jr.

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