five man army

written by g marshall, a vowles, r del naja, a thaws, c williams
vocals by daddy g, tricky, 3D, horace andy, willy wee

five man army [6:04]
available on; blue lines

edited as; five man army (collected version) [5:21]
available on; collected

samples;
al green - i'm glad you're mine

lyrics;
   willy wee:
trendy wendy you know what i mean
so hangin' around with girl who's rolling up her jeans
she watches her street cred 'cause she's no dummy
so rockin the microphone and now she's calling me a honey
says i know what i want, don't move with thugs
we're house parties hip hop and smoking drugs
and whoever's been the boss she's down with 'em
she's always on time 'cause the girl got rhythm
to avoid all complications i'll give some information
about a certain location under paddington station
'cause-a when i host my show-a i avoid the girl called lola
who's more pu-pu-public than the drink they call it coca cola
i'm just practice posing face is shaded in black
is dominating as my color the massive attack
right now i hit it kick it flow smooth hit middle wicket
   tricky:
i take a small step now it's a giant stride
people say i'm loud why should i hide
only had a small taste so what a waste
i quietly observe though it's not my space
bottom end's heavy you know we're never even
people call me tricky for particular reason (ticky)
i've got you say and i've got to let you know see
rockin' in your area rock beneath your balcony
my baby just cares for me well that's funny
her touch tickles especially on my tummy
   willy wee:
now who's got the microphone
   tricky:
now who's honey
   daddy g:
a turbo turbo and challenge with a charge
addy, daddy g wild bunch crew at large
don't call me an officer just call me a sarge
mashing up the country planning also abroad
plan to go to america when i get a visa card
   tricky:
but gettin' a visa card nowadays isn't hard
   daddy g:
so keep your ears glued and listen to every chord
tokyo city's one place that we toured
four tech-a-nic plus two mixer board
sharper than a wilkinson razor sword
   3D:
when i was a child i played subbuteo on
my table then i graduate to studio one
'cause D's my nom de plume you know but three's my pseudonym
and around my neck you know i wear the sony budokan
indigo blues you got me in my own shoes
the people dancing in the shape for what they make
they can't lose
yes waxing lyrical but this time it's not satirical
it's kinda spherical so jam me in a cir-a-cle
this is the miracle of the dubplate dub selection
   willy wee:
so whether you're black white or half-caste in your complexion
   3D:
yes pull out your phono plug and tuck you in you phony
it's started by marconi resumed by sony
a summary by wireless history and only
the massive attack and only explosion-y
   horace:
oh oh i, now, now,
get away with you gangsters
we don't want it
oh oh i we don't
get (we don't) away with you gangsters
we don't like it
eternal love (oh oh i) eternal love (now now)
money money money
root of all evil
oh oh i, now, now
money money money (once)
root of all evil
oh i, imi nah now oh
money money money
root of all evil
money money money
root of all evil
oh, ooh, ooh (mash it) (wake)
imi nah now oh, dry your eyes
so good, so good, squeeze me girl
oh ah, oh ah, oh oh
money, money, money
skylarking, ooh, skylarking