Do What It Takes
Jay Lyrics


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Tell me what it do
What it do
I've been rolling with the crew
Who are you
Tell me what it do
What it do
Top down in the coupe
Who are you
I just caught the flu
4, 5, 6, bands on my shoes
Spending all this cash like I don't know what to do
What’s the truth
Homie tell me who are you
Who are you
I remember I was blue
Sitting in my room going hard in the booth
Praying to the Lord like can I get a clue
He whispered and he told me my dreams were coming true
Very soon
I ain't from the hood
But I'm from the A where they up to no good
And I'm putting on for my city like I should
Really wanna try me man I wish a nigga would
I wish he would
Running from the cops
Cause I ain't with the cuffing
Dodging all these thots
Cause I ain't with the cuffing
Messing with no opps
You know they be bluffing
Fronting when they talk
I ain't hearing nothin
I got better things to do
You know it's the truth
I just wanna make all of these dreams come true
Tryna put my momma in a new crib too
Working on me I ain't worried bout you
Tell me what it do
What it do
I've been rolling with the crew
Who are you
Tell me what it do
What it do
Top down in the coupe
Who are you
I just caught the flu
4, 5, 6, bands on my shoes
Spending all this cash like I don't know what to do
What’s the truth
Homie tell me who are you
Who are you
It was chicken noodle soup
That's what I was eating everyday after school
Looking in the fridge we was running outta food
Looking at my momma like what we finna do
It was cruel
But I'm working like the man now
Stacking up, I can count it with my hands now
Didn't get it, imma make you understand now
On my brothas, I don't need a handout
Don't need a handout
That's my reaction
Making transactions
Girls a distraction
They'll have me crashing
I am not acting
I ain't with the acting
I'm about the lights, camera, action
You know what it do
Turning losses into profits
Like I got no other option
Man there really ain't no stopping
Ain't no stopping
Used to walk home in the snow with no coat on
Coat on
Now I pull up with the 4 wheel mode on
Hold on
Tell me is it true are you down for the crew
Dropping all these hits like my name Babe Ruth
With the way I'm living I know the devil wanna see me in a noose
But I ain't with the truce, imma bout to tell him what it do
What it do
I've been rolling with the crew
Who are you
Tell me what it do
What it do
Top down in the coupe
Who are you
I just caught the flu
4, 5, 6, bands on my shoes
Spending all this cash like I don't know what to do
What’s the truth




Homie tell me who are you
Who are you

Overall Meaning

In the song "Do What It Takes" by Jay, the lyrics convey a sense of confidence and determination as the artist reflects on his journey towards success.


In the first verse, Jay addresses those who question his accomplishments and asks them to tell him what they are doing. He highlights his association with a supportive crew while asserting his own identity. The line "Top down in the coupe" suggests a luxurious lifestyle, indicating Jay's rise in status.


The following lines, "I just caught the flu, 4, 5, 6, bands on my shoes," can be interpreted as a metaphor for Jay's financial success. He is spending his money freely with the implication that he has abundant wealth. However, he also questions the truth behind this image and challenges those who might try to undermine him.


The second verse delves into Jay's humble beginnings and his pursuit of his dreams. He describes his dedication to his craft, spending countless hours in the recording booth, and praying for guidance. The mention of the Lord's response signifies a confirmation that his aspirations will come to fruition. Jay emphasizes that he may not come from a troubled neighborhood but is still representing his city and asserting his presence.


The third verse touches upon Jay's avoidance of trouble and distractions. He mentions running from the police, steering clear of unnecessary relationships, and avoiding confrontations with rival individuals. Instead, he focuses on his ambitions, indicating that he is determined to fulfill his dreams and provide for his family. The line "Working on me, I ain't worried bout you" reflects his singular focus on personal growth and progress.


Overall, "Do What It Takes" portrays Jay's journey from challenging circumstances to achieving success through hard work, perseverance, and dedication. The lyrics emphasize his confidence, self-reliance, and hope for a better future.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell me what it do
Please inform me about the current situation or circumstances


What it do
What is happening or going on


I've been rolling with the crew
I have been hanging out and spending time with my group of friends


Who are you
What is your identity or who do you claim to be


Top down in the coupe
Driving a convertible car with the top down


I just caught the flu
I have recently become sick with the flu virus


4, 5, 6, bands on my shoes
I have expensive shoes with four, five, or six-figure price tags


Spending all this cash like I don't know what to do
Using my money freely and without a clear plan or purpose


What’s the truth
What is the reality or actuality of the situation


Homie tell me who are you
Friend, reveal your true identity or character


I remember I was blue
I recall feeling sad or down


Sitting in my room going hard in the booth
Spending a significant amount of time and effort in recording music


Praying to the Lord like can I get a clue
Seeking guidance or direction from a higher power


He whispered and he told me my dreams were coming true
Through a subtle message, I received confirmation that my aspirations will be realized


Very soon
In the near future or shortly


I ain't from the hood
I am not from a disadvantaged or crime-ridden neighborhood


But I'm from the A where they up to no good
However, I come from Atlanta where people engage in mischievous activities


And I'm putting on for my city like I should
I am representing and promoting my city effectively


Really wanna try me man I wish a nigga would
If someone wants to test or challenge me, I hope they have the courage to do so


Running from the cops
Attempting to evade law enforcement officers


Cause I ain't with the cuffing
As I am not interested in being arrested or restrained by the police


Dodging all these thots
Avoiding encounters or interactions with promiscuous individuals


Cause I ain't with the cuffing
As I am not interested in being in a committed romantic relationship


Messing with no opps
Engaging with no acquaintances or individuals who may have ill intentions or conflicts


You know they be bluffing
They are known to be dishonest or insincere


Fronting when they talk
Putting on a false persona or pretending when they communicate


I ain't hearing nothing
I am not interested in or paying attention to their words


I got better things to do
I have more important activities or priorities


You know it's the truth
You are aware that what I am saying is accurate or genuine


I just wanna make all of these dreams come true
My primary objective is to actualize and fulfill my aspirations


Tryna put my momma in a new crib too
I am striving to provide my mother with a better living situation, a new home


Working on me I ain't worried bout you
Focusing on self-improvement and not concerned about others


It was chicken noodle soup
Back in the past, I often had chicken noodle soup as a meal


That's what I was eating everyday after school
It was my regular diet after completing my daily academic activities


Looking in the fridge we was running outta food
When checking the refrigerator, we noticed that our food supply was running low


Looking at my momma like what we finna do
Observing my mother with a sense of uncertainty about our plans or next steps


It was cruel
The situation was harsh or unfair


But I'm working like the man now
However, I am now putting in effort and working hard like an accomplished individual


Stacking up, I can count it with my hands now
Accumulating wealth or resources to the point where I can easily count them using my hands


Didn't get it, imma make you understand now
If you didn't comprehend before, I will now make sure you understand


On my brothas, I don't need a handout
I don't require or desire assistance from my friends or associates


That's my reaction
That is the way I respond or behave in such situations


Making transactions
Engaging in financial exchanges or deals


Girls a distraction
Females can be a source of diversion or preoccupation


They'll have me crashing
Their presence or involvement can lead to negative consequences or outcomes


I am not acting
I am being genuine or sincere, not pretending


I ain't with the acting
I am not interested in participating in pretense or deception


I'm about the lights, camera, action
I am focused on being in the spotlight and taking immediate action


Turning losses into profits
Transforming setbacks or failures into financial gains


Like I got no other option
As if I have no alternative or choice


Man there really ain't no stopping
There is truly no hindrance or impediment to my progress


Ain't no stopping
There is no cessation or interruption


Used to walk home in the snow with no coat on
In the past, I would endure cold weather without wearing a coat while going home


Now I pull up with the 4 wheel mode on
Currently, I arrive in a car with four-wheel drive engaged


Hold on
Wait a moment


Tell me is it true are you down for the crew
Can you confirm if you are truly loyal and supportive of our group


Dropping all these hits like my name Babe Ruth
Releasing a lot of successful songs similar to how Babe Ruth hit numerous home runs


With the way I'm living I know the devil wanna see me in a noose
Due to my current lifestyle, I am aware that the devil desires my downfall or demise


But I ain't with the truce, imma bout to tell him what it do
However, I am not interested in making peace or reaching an agreement with him, instead, I will assert myself and show him my true capabilities




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Written by: Jorion Marshall

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@NicandroVisionMotivation

A new vid for Jay QUADSTOMP Cutler. #WhateverItTakes
''A lot of people won't go that extra mile to improve.. But I do. You have to dedicate your life to this consistently for years. As far as DIET and TRAINING.. I did whatever it took to WIN.''

@getbig9355

You nailed it again, real motivation right here !!

@hknylmz61

Hey we would really appreciate if you share the names of the songs. Cuz they're really motivating.

@morganpettersson7396

soundtrack at 02:30?? :D

@tn9451

King jay cutler 👑

@clivelanghan3481

In my opinion Jay is the real king of bodybuilders. I know Ronnie and others have more Sandows, but Jay was the one pushing Ronnieand co. If he hadn't been there maybe we wouldn't have seen Ronnie and others come in at their best time and again. Yeah for me Jay is the biggest motivator and role model in the sport.

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@heavyassweight4130

Jay is the man, absolutely a legend. This guy has done so much for the sport as ambassador. Impossible to not like this guy! Amazing video man.

@factsunlimited93

True man...it was just fucking Ronnie's time...when a legend like Jay took the fucking balls to beat a legend coleman

@cinycal7466

Jay by far has the most motivating story in bb history!

@irelianeedsbuff9041

jay cutler is the best bodybuilder to me ever, this dude is amazing

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