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Crank That
Soulja Boy Lyrics


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(Yuuu)
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
Ayy, I got this new dance for y'all called, "The Soulja Boy" (yuuu)
Just gotta punch, then crank back three times from left to right
Ah, yuuu

Soulja Boy off in this, oh
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then super man that, oh
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

Soulja Boy off in this (oh)
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then super man that (oh)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

Soulja Boy up in this, oh
Watch me lean then watch me rock
Superman that, oh
Yeah, watch me crank that Robocop
Super fresh, now watch me jock
Jocking on them haters, man
When I do that Soulja Boy
I lean to the left then crank that thang, now (yuu)
I'm jocking on yo' (I'm jocking on yo')
And if we get to fightin'
Then I'm cockin' on your (then I'm cockin' on your)
You catch me at your local party
Yes, I crank it everyday
Haters gettin' mad 'cause
I got me some Bathin' Ape (yuuu)

Soulja Boy off in this, oh
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then super man that, oh
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

Soulja Boy off in this (oh)
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then super man that (oh)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

I'm bouncin' on my toes
Watch me supersoak that oh
I'ma pass it to Arab and he gon' crank it up fo' sho'
Haters wanna be me, Soulja Boy, I'm the man
They be lookin' at my neck, sayin' it's the rubberband
Man (man), watch me do it (watch me do it)
Dance (dance), let's get to it (let's get to it)
Nope, you can't do it like me, though
So don't do it like me, fo'
I see you tryna do it like me, man that dance was ugly (yuuu)

Soulja Boy off in this, oh
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then super man that, oh
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

Soulja Boy off in this (oh)
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then super man that (oh)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

I'm too fresh, off in that oh
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Roosevelt then super soak that oh (yuu)
Supersoak that, oh
Supersoak that, oh
Supersoak that, oh
Supersoak that, oh
I'm too fresh, now watch me do it
Watch me shuffle, watch me, yuuu
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Now Superman, yuuu (do it)
Superman, do it
Superman, do it
Ah, yuuu

Soulja Boy off in this, oh
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then super man that, oh
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

Soulja Boy off in this (oh)
Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Then super man that (oh)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch me, yuuu (crank that Soulja Boy)
Now watch

Yuuu
Ah, yuuu

Overall Meaning

The song "Crank That" by Soulja Boy is a high-energy hip-hop track that quickly rose to popularity due to its infectious beat and catchy lyrics. The lyrics talk about the dance move created by Soulja Boy called "The Soulja Boy." The dance requires the dancer to alternate between punching and cranking back three times from left to right. The lyrics are rhythmically structured to fit the dance.


Through the verses, Soulja Boy describes his dance moves while challenging other dancers to try to do it like him. He boasts about being the man and having fresh moves that no one can copy. He calls out his haters and claims to be better than them, flaunting his Bathing Ape apparel.


The song's catchy melody and lyrics made it a viral hit in 2007. It topped the Hot 100 chart for several weeks and spawned numerous spin-offs and parodies. "Crank That" not only made Soulja Boy a household name but also paved the way for other YouTube sensations.


Line by Line Meaning

Yuuu
Adlib sound effect


Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
Introduction by the artist Soulja Boy


Ayy, I got this new dance for y'all called, "The Soulja Boy" (yuuu)
Introducing the dance he created called “The Soulja Boy”


Just gotta punch, then crank back three times from left to right
Explaining the steps of “The Soulja Boy” dance


Ahh, yuuu
Adlib sound effect


Soulja Boy off in this, oh
Announcing his presence and readiness to perform “The Soulja Boy” dance


Watch me crank it, watch me roll
Inviting the audience to watch and enjoy the performance of the dance


Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy
Performing the primary step of “The Soulja Boy” dance


Then super man dat, oh
Performing the additional move after “Crank dat Soulja Boy”


Now watch me, yuuu (crank dat Soulja Boy)
Inviting the audience to watch and follow along on how to do the dance


Now watch
Reiterating the invitation to watch and learn from the performance


Soulja Boy off in this (oh)
Reasserting his presence and closeness to the audience


Then super man dat (oh)
Doing the additional move once more to emphasize its significance


Soulja Boy up in this, oh
Emphasizing again his presence with the repetition of previous line


Watch me lean then watch me rock
Performing additional steps of the dance


Superman dat, oh
Showing the additional move again


Yeah, watch me crank that Robocop
Demonstrating a variation of “The Soulja Boy” dance instead of the original


Super fresh, now watch me jock
Showing off his style and fresh looks before doing another variation of “The Soulja Boy” dance


Jocking on them haters, man
Taunting and showing off while also addressing haters


When I do that Soulja Boy
Explaining how he does “The Soulja Boy” dance with such precision and skill


I lean to the left then crank that thang, now (yuu)
Explaining the physical details of the dance one more time while also making adlib sound effect


I'm jocking on yo' (I'm jocking on yo')
Repeating the taunting line to his haters


And if we get to fightin'
Addressing any potential physical altercation with those who won’t stop talking or challenging him


Then I'm cockin' on yo' (then I'm cockin' on yo')
Being ready to fight back if attacked


You catch me at yo' local party
Being available for entertainment and performance at any local party


Yes, I crank it everyday
Admitting the dedication and passion he has for “The Soulja Boy” dance


Haters gettin' mad 'cause
Acknowledging that there are still people who criticize him and his work


I got me some Bathin' Ape (yuuu)
Celebrating his success and wealth with a brand name drop. Making an adlib sound effect


I'm bouncin' on my toes
Explaining being energetic and ready to perform at all times


Watch me supersoak that oh
Performing another move variation of “The Soulja Boy” dance


I'ma pass it to Arab and he gon' crank it up fo' sho'
Passing the dance and its torch to another performer to maintain and evolve


Haters wanna be me, Soulja Boy, I'm the man
Boasting of his undeniable talent and impact on the music industry


They be lookin' at my neck, sayin' it's the rubberband
Claiming his necklace is unique and invoking the brand named “Rubberband jewelry”


Man (man), watch me do it (watch me do it)
Repeating the invitation to the audience to watch him perform the dance


Dance (dance), let's get to it (let's get to it)
Encouraging the audience to dance along once they’ve mastered the moves


Nope, you can't do it like me, though
Asserting that no one can do “The Soulja Boy” dance like he can


So don't do it like me, fo'
Advising others not to copy but rather try to create their own signature dance moves


I see you tryna do it like me, man that dance was ugly (yuuu)
Calling out those who copy his moves but fail to execute them properly and making an adlib sound effect


I'm too fresh, off in that oh
Describing his coolness and swag while performing “The Soulja Boy” dance


Watch me crank that Roosevelt then super soak that oh (yuu)
Performing another variation of the dance which incorporates name dropping and changing up moves, making an adlib sound effect.


Supersoak that oh
Performing the move as mentioned previously


I'm too fresh, now watch me do it
Asserting his freshness and style as performance continues


Watch me shuffle, watch me yuuu
Performing additional steps and moves with another adlib sound effect


Watch me crank that Soulja Boy
Repeating the signature move of the dance


Now Superman, yuuu (do it)
Inviting the audience to join and do the Superman move along with him. Making an adlib sound effect


Superman, do it
Repeating and emphasizing the invitation to do the Superman move




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DeAndre Way

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