Showdown
Black Eyed Peas Lyrics


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Yeah, yeah, yeah,
Ya, ya, ya
This is how we do it, this is how we go
This is how we rock, this is how we roll,
This is how we do it, do it, do(d-do) it, do it, do it.

It's goin' down now and not a tad bit later.
All around the world both sides of the equator
Terrorize the funk, call me poochie-al-cata
I verify that I got lots o' hoochies on data.
Governor of California black eyed peas the terminators
We the exterminators, invade you like the Raiders.
Ignore all the haters, inform all the ladies,
Its goin' down now and not a tad bit later.
And ten, nine, eight, seven-six-five-four, three, two, one, one
One(one), one(one), one(one), one(one), one(one)
You ready? you ready?
(huh)

Get ready for the showdown,
Get ready for the showdown,
Yo it's about to go down
Yo it's about to go, go, down
In the building and I'm here to motivate you
Show you how we do it, do it,

Apl's in the building
And I'm here to motivate you
Show you how we do it, do it
We still demonstrators
The phunk for your trunk
Take you high like elevators
Give you what you want
Courtesy Mr. ?
We breakin' down them barriers
Call us the penetrators
Electrify your area
Zzz-zap hey ya
Go ahead and hate us
It only makes us greater
It's going down now
And not a tab bit later

In ten, nine, eight
Seven, six, five, four
Three, two, one
One (One)
One (One)
One (One)
One (One)
One (One)

You ready, you ready? (Ha)
Get ready for the showdown
Get ready for the showdown
Yo, what's about to go down
Yo, what's about to go, go down

It's going down, it's going down
Aha aha
It's going down, it's going down
Aha aha
It's going down, it's going down
Aha aha
It's comin' yeah, it's comin' yo
Aha aha

We the show stoppas
Show rockas
Show you how we rock
Shit, got ya
All open, no jokin'
When I rockin' like this keep open
Obama, no drama
Keep them ?
Be drummin'
We comin'
We comin'
We comin'

In ten, nine, eight
Seven, six, five, four
Three, two, one
One (One)
One (One)
One (One)
One (One)
One (One)

You ready, you ready? (Ha)
Get ready for the showdown
Get ready for the showdown
Yo, what's about to go down
Yo, what's about to go, go down

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yo, yo, yo
This is how we do it
This is how we go
This is how we rock
This is how we roll




This is how we do it, do it
Do, do it, do it, do it

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Black Eyed Peas' "Showdown" describe the energy and excitement of a performance by the group. The lyrics use metaphors and colorful language to convey the intensity of the event. The verses compare the group to exterminators invading and terrorizing the funk while ignoring the haters and informing the ladies. The chorus repeatedly asks listeners to get ready for the showdown, building anticipation and hype for the performance.


The lyrics also contain some references to politics and current events. The line "Governor of California black eyed peas the terminators" is a nod to the fact that at the time the song was released, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the governor of California and also starred in the Terminator movies. The line "Obama, no drama" references how then President Barack Obama remained calm and collected even during times of crisis. These references add a layer of complexity to the song, suggesting that there is more going on than just a simple performance.


Overall, "Showdown" is a high-energy, hype-building song that uses metaphors and references to convey the intensity of a Black Eyed Peas performance.


Line by Line Meaning

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Ya, ya, ya
Repetition of sounds to express excitement and energy.


This is how we do it, this is how we go This is how we rock, this is how we roll, This is how we do it, do it, do(d-do) it, do it, do it.
Outlining the band's style of music, declaring their confidence and success.


It's goin' down now and not a tad bit later. All around the world both sides of the equator Terrorize the funk, call me poochie-al-cata I verify that I got lots o' hoochies on data.
Taking control of the rhythm with a strong and fierce attitude, mentioning female attention and their worldwide influence.


Governor of California black eyed peas the terminators We the exterminators, invade you like the Raiders. Ignore all the haters, inform all the ladies, Its goin' down now and not a tad bit later.
Asserting their power through masonry; remaining unfazed by criticism and focusing on their audience, making the song their territory.


And ten, nine, eight, seven-six-five-four, three, two, one, one One(one), one(one), one(one), one(one), one(one) You ready? you ready? (huh)
The countdown reinforces the excitement-built up in the lyrics; asking their fans, 'Are you ready?'


Get ready for the showdown, Get ready for the showdown, Yo it's about to go down Yo it's about to go, go, down
Challenging their fans and hype for the song's peak; the showdown.


In the building and I'm here to motivate you Show you how we do it, do it,
Confirming their presence (most probably on a stage), regarding their music as an inspiration and guide to their fans.


We still demonstrators The phunk for your trunk Take you high like elevators Give you what you want Courtesy Mr. ?
Proudly revealing their expressive musical approach, and complete understanding of their audience.


We breakin' down them barriers Call us the penetrators Electrify your area Zzz-zap hey ya
Metaphorically destroying musical limitations with their artistic penetration, creating an electrifying sound.


Go ahead and hate us It only makes us greater It's going down now And not a tab bit later
Ignoring negativity while highlighting that it helps to improve them and preparing their fans for the climax.


It's going down, it's going down Aha aha It's going down, it's going down Aha aha It's going down, it's going down Aha aha It's comin' yeah, it's comin' yo Aha aha
Repeating the chorus with an added beats (Aha aha), intensifying the song's buildup as it approaches the climax.


We the show stoppas Show rockas Show you how we rock Shit, got ya All open, no jokin' When I rockin' like this keep open Obama, no drama Keep them ? Be drummin' We comin' We comin' We comin'
The lyrics of the song's climax: the Black Eyed Peas declaring their showmanship, infecting the audience with their high energy to uplift them with no negativity or distractions.


Yeah, yeah, yeah Yo, yo, yo This is how we do it This is how we go This is how we rock This is how we roll This is how we do it, do it Do, do it, do it, do it
Concluding the song by reflecting on their style and delivering positive energy.




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: ALLAN PINEDA, JAIME GOMEZ, WILL ADAMS, STACY FERGUSON, RYAN BUENDIA

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