4 My People
Missy Elliott Lyrics


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Uh, yeah
This is for my motherfucking club heads
You feel me?
Ow

People, gangstas, and pimps and people
Smokin that deeper reefer
Up in the club with speakers
Hi hats, and bass and tweeters
DJs is droppin' needles
Sweat 'til I catch a fever
Call me the illest diva
Yo, I'm on fire
People go 'head and drink up
Get in the club, get fucked up
See me, you got get lucked up
Someone to touch and rub up
Show me some love, strip off your clothes, and take off your socks

The party's jumpin', I see something fine
Boy, I wanna kiss you, but I'm just too shy
Let me dance with you, let me wear you out
Here's a glass of orange juice, let's go X it out
The music's bangin', way down in my soul
When you dance behind me, I lose all control
Make me grind my hips, make me move my waist
When the music come on, you take my breath away

This is for my people, my party people
This is for my people, my motherfucking people
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down)
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down, down)
This is for my people, my party people (what? Uh)
This is for my people, my ecstasy people (huh?)
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down)
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down, uh)

I'm at the bar now, and I'm buying drinks
And I got this feeling, and it's all over me
I wanna dance with you and lick your face
Meet me on the dance floor to feel some ecstasy
The vibe is right now, and I'm 'bout to score
Mr. DJ can you play this joint once more
'Cause I see the man I want, I want him right away
Look him right in his face and say dance with me

This is for my people, my party people
This is for my people, my motherfucking people
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down)
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down, get on down)
This is for my people, my party people (say what? Uh)
This is for my people, my ecstasy people (huh?)
Come on (come on), get down (get down)
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down)

Freak that, come here, baby, grab me from the back
Baby, you the mack, and you know that
Put the needle on the track, skip that
Flip that, bring the beat back
Oh, freak that, come here, baby, grab me from the back
Baby, you the mack, and you know that
Put the needle on the track
Skip that, flip that, bring the beat back
Uno (uno), dos (dos), tres (tres)
Uno (uno), dos (dos), tres (tres)
Uno (uno), dos (dos), tres (tres)
Uno (uno), dos (dos), tres (tres)

Can't stand when a nigga fuckin'up my plans (uh)
All night, duckin' him while I'm tryin' to dance
Drunk, and his breath stink, freaky with his hands
Cocky with his mouth, please, like he got a fan
Can't stand when a bitch all on my side
I don't even know her and she all up in my light
Givin' me the side eye like she want to fight
Philly known for boxing bitch better get it right
Can't stand when a DJ fuckin' up the song
Know I'm tryin' to shake my ass all night long
Cuttin' up the same shit all night long
High 'fore I got there, now my shit is blown
Can't stand when it ain't jumpin' like I want
Bouncer tried to stop my fun, take away my blunt
I don't give a fuck, he ain't gon' take away my fun
See him when this shit is over, make the nigga run, uh

This is for my people, my party people
This is for my people, my motherfucking people
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down)
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down, down)
This is for my people, my party people (say what? Uh)
This is for my people, my ecstasy people (huh?)




Come on (come on), get down (get on down)
Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down, uh)

Overall Meaning

Missy Elliott’s song “4 My People” is a celebration of the club scene and the people who make it happen. The song is all about the party, the loud speakers, the intense beats, and the feeling of ecstasy that comes with being on the dance floor. The lyrics celebrate the diverse group of people who enjoy clubbing and club music, including gangsters, pimps, and people smoking weed. Missy also sings about DJs dropping the needle and making the party so hot that people are sweating and catching a fever.


The lyrics of the song are about living in the moment and feeling the music with all your senses. Missy describes the feeling of losing control, grinding your hips, and moving your waist when you’re dancing. There is also a sense of sexual freedom in the lyrics, with Missy urging people to strip off their clothes and take off their socks. She sings about wanting to kiss someone but being too shy, and then meeting someone she wants to dance with on the dance floor.


Overall, “4 My People” is a song about letting go of your inhibitions and living in the moment. It’s a celebration of music, dancing, and the people who love both.


Line by Line Meaning

Uh, yeah
Missy Elliott starts the song with an exclamation of agreement and enthusiasm


This is for my motherfucking club heads
Missy Elliott dedicates this song to people who love to go clubbing


You feel me?
Missy Elliott checks in with the audience to see if they understand her message


Ow
Missy Elliott interjects with a cry of pain or pleasure


People, gangstas, and pimps and people
Missy Elliott lists the kinds of people who go to clubs, including those who are rebellious and those who seek power


Smokin that deeper reefer
Missy Elliott describes people who are smoking a particular type of marijuana that has a strong effect


Up in the club with speakers
Missy Elliott acknowledges that the club-goers are surrounded by loud music


Hi hats, and bass and tweeters
Missy Elliott lists the different types of sounds that the club-goers are experiencing


DJs is droppin' needles
Missy Elliott refers to DJs using turntables and needles to play and mix music


Sweat 'til I catch a fever
Missy Elliott admits to sweating profusely and being so focused on dancing that she is getting physically sick


Call me the illest diva
Missy Elliott proclaims herself as the most talented female performer in the club


Yo, I'm on fire
Missy Elliott claims to be doing an amazing job performing and dancing


People go 'head and drink up
Missy Elliott encourages people to drink alcohol and loosen up


Get in the club, get fucked up
Missy Elliott advises the club-goers to enjoy themselves and get drunk


See me, you got get lucked up
Missy Elliott implies that if people see her, they should feel lucky and have a good time


Someone to touch and rub up
Missy Elliott desires physical attention from someone on the dance floor


Show me some love, strip off your clothes, and take off your socks
Missy Elliott wants someone to show her affection and get intimate with her


The party's jumpin', I see something fine
Missy Elliott observes the energetic atmosphere of the party and spots an attractive person


Boy, I wanna kiss you, but I'm just too shy
Missy Elliott admits to feeling shy and nervous about approaching the person she is attracted to


Let me dance with you, let me wear you out
Missy Elliott invites the person she wants to dance with her and enjoy themselves


Here's a glass of orange juice, let's go X it out
Missy Elliott offers her partner a drink and encourages them to party all night


The music's bangin', way down in my soul
Missy Elliott feels the music deeply and is completely immersed in the atmosphere


When you dance behind me, I lose all control
Missy Elliott enjoys the physical sensation of dancing with someone and being close to them


Make me grind my hips, make me move my waist
Missy Elliott enjoys the physical sensation of dancing and is expressing that she wants her partner to enjoy it too


When the music come on, you take my breath away
Missy Elliott is expressing how much she is enjoying herself and how much her partner is turning her on


This is for my people, my party people
Missy Elliott reminds the audience that this song is for those who love to party and have a good time


This is for my people, my motherfucking people
Missy Elliott emphasizes that she is singing for those who love to party hard


Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down)
Missy Elliott encourages people to dance and have fun


This is for my people, my ecstasy people (huh?)
Missy Elliott acknowledges that some people at the club are using the drug ecstasy and that this song is also for them


I'm at the bar now, and I'm buying drinks
Missy Elliott is at the bar buying drinks for herself and potentially others


And I got this feeling, and it's all over me
Missy Elliott is feeling a physical, euphoric sensation of enjoyment and excitement


I wanna dance with you and lick your face
Missy Elliott is once again expressing a desire for physical intimacy with someone at the club


Meet me on the dance floor to feel some ecstasy
Missy Elliott is inviting her partner to dance with her and potentially enjoy the effects of drugs together


The vibe is right now, and I'm 'bout to score
Missy Elliott is acknowledging the positive energy and mood in the club and is ready to continue partying


Mr. DJ can you play this joint once more
Missy Elliott is asking the DJ to play the song again because she is enjoying herself so much


'Cause I see the man I want, I want him right away
Missy Elliott is once again expressing interest in a particular person at the club


Look him right in his face and say dance with me
Missy Elliott is being upfront and direct about what she wants, asking her desired partner to dance with her


Freak that, come here, baby, grab me from the back
Missy Elliott is taking control and expressing her dominant and sexual side, asking her partner to get closer to her


Baby, you the mack, and you know that
Missy Elliott is expressing her attraction and admiration for her partner


Put the needle on the track, skip that
Missy Elliott is instructing the DJ on what to play and what to skip


Flip that, bring the beat back
Missy Elliott wants the DJ to change the music and then start it over again


Uno (uno), dos (dos), tres (tres)
Missy Elliott is counting in Spanish to add rhythm and emphasize the music


Can't stand when a nigga fuckin' up my plans (uh)
Missy Elliott dislikes it when someone is interrupting her good time or preventing her from achieving what she wants


All night, duckin' him while I'm tryin' to dance
Missy Elliott is trying to actively avoid someone who is bothering her while she is enjoying herself


Drunk, and his breath stink, freaky with his hands
Missy Elliott is describing someone who is drunk and not respecting her boundaries or personal space


Cocky with his mouth, please, like he got a fan
Missy Elliott is annoyed with someone who is boasting and acting arrogant, even though they have no real reason to


Can't stand when a bitch all on my side
Missy Elliott dislikes when someone is trying to compete with her or steal her spotlight


I don't even know her and she all up in my light
Missy Elliott is frustrated with someone for trying to take attention away from her even though they are not acquaintances


Givin' me the side eye like she want to fight
Missy Elliott is interpreting someone's body language as aggressive and potentially belligerent


Philly known for boxing bitch better get it right
Missy Elliott is referencing the city of Philadelphia and the association it has with fighting and boxing, warning others to be careful


Can't stand when a DJ fuckin' up the song
Missy Elliott dislikes when the DJ is not performing well or not mixing the music appropriately


Know I'm tryin' to shake my ass all night long
Missy Elliott wants to dance and enjoy herself for as long as possible


Cuttin' up the same shit all night long
Missy Elliott is complaining that the DJ is playing the same tracks repeatedly, which is boring and repetitive


High 'fore I got there, now my shit is blown
Missy Elliott is implying that someone else is using drugs and it is affecting her by association


Can't stand when it ain't jumpin' like I want
Missy Elliott is not satisfied with the current party scene and wants more lively energy


Bouncer tried to stop my fun, take away my blunt
Missy Elliott is angry with the bouncer for trying to take her drugs away or impede her good time


I don't give a fuck, he ain't gon' take away my fun
Missy Elliott is determined to continue enjoying herself and is not intimidated by the bouncer


See him when this shit is over, make the nigga run, uh
Missy Elliott plans to confront the bouncer after the party is over, potentially with violence


Come on (come on), get down (get, get on down)
Missy Elliott encourages her audience to join her in enjoying the party and letting go




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Melissa A. Elliott, Eve Jeffers, Dante Nolan, Nisan Stewart

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Sylwia Szyszkowska

It's 2023 and still one of my favorite tracks ❤🎉🥂

Lil'Monster

Same, sylwia 🥳 I still love it

Brett Izaaks

This was my show and tell track 😏

Brett Izaaks

And that was 21 years ago 😮

Swizzler 80

You have taste.

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D B

An absolute exceptional artist!!!! Her songs are timeless.

KIMMe PROMISE

One of my absolute favorite songs by Missy, It's a hidden gem.

Dj Scotty Mash Ups

This song still gives me life! I'd hate to think how many times I've played this song over the years! Bless you Missy for giving the world soooo many phenomenal tracks! Much Love from Australia

Cynthia Reed

I'm the same way love it

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