One Minute Man
Missy Elliott Lyrics


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Ooh, I don't want, I don't need, I can't stand no minute man
I don't want no minute man
Ooh, here's your chance be a man take my hand understand
I don't want no minute man

Uh, uh, ooh, uh, uh, uh, uh ooh, uh

Boy I'ma make you love me, make you want me
And I'ma give you some attention, tonight (ooh)
Now follow my intuitions, what you're wishin'
See I'ma keep you up all night (all night), for a long time
So start countin' away

Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man (ooh)
Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man (uh)
Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man (ooh)
Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no

Tonight I'ma give it to you, throw it to you
I want you to come prepared, oh yeah (oh yes) (ooh)
Boy, it's been a long time, a crazy long time
And I don't want no minute man, and that's real
Give it to me some more

Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man (ooh)
Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man
Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man (ooh)
Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't (yeah) want, no (uh uh)

It's time to set your clock back 'bout as long as you can
I stop daylight, it's Ludacris the maintenance man
Get your oil changed, I check fluids and transmission
You one minute fools, you wonder why y'all missin'
On the back of milk cartons and there's no reward
No regards, close but it's no cigar
A hard head make a soft ass, but a hard dick make the sex last
I jump in pools and make a big splash
Water overflowin', so get your head right
It's all in your mind punk so keep your head tight
Enough with tips and advice and thangs
I'm big dog, havin' women seein stripes and thangs
They go to sleep, start snorin', countin' sheep and shit
They so wet, that they body start to leak and shit
Just 'cause I'm an all-nighter, shoot all fire
Ludacris, balance and rotate all tires

Ooh, I don't want, I don't need, I can't stand no minute man
I don't want no minute man
Ooh, here's your chance be a man take my hand understand
I don't want no minute man

Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man
Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man
Break me off, show me what you got
'Cause I don't want, no one minute man
Break me off, break-break me off
Break-break me off, show me what you got
Break me off, show me what you got
Break me off, show me what you got




Break me off, show me what you got
Break me off, break-break me off

Overall Meaning

Missy Elliott's song "One Minute Man" is a bold and sexually empowered anthem for women who are tired of lackluster sexual experiences with men who can't keep up. In the chorus, Elliott sings that she doesn't want or need a "minute man," someone who cannot last in bed for more than a minute. She asserts her sexuality and makes it clear that she wants a man who can keep up with her and make her feel satisfied. The song is a message to men that quickies and short-lived sexual encounters are not enough for women and that they need to step up their game.


Throughout the song, Elliott maintains a confident and assertive attitude, encouraging men to show her what they've got and break her off. She sings about how she wants to be pleased all night long and how she wants her partner to be prepared for a long and satisfying sexual experience. She even references Ludacris, who features in the song, as the "maintenance man" who knows how to keep things running smoothly and pleasure his partner all night long. In essence, the song is a message to both men and women that women deserve to have fulfilling and empowering sexual experiences, and that settling for less isn't an option.


Line by Line Meaning

Ooh, I don't want, I don't need, I can't stand no minute man
I don't desire, nor require a man who lacks stamina


I don't want no minute man
A man who does not have a long-lasting sexual experience is not what I'm looking for


Ooh, here's your chance be a man take my hand understand
Now is the time for you to prove your masculinity and comprehend what I'm offering


Uh, uh, ooh, uh, uh, uh, uh ooh, uh


Boy I'ma make you love me, make you want me
I will captivate your heart and make you desire my company


And I'ma give you some attention, tonight (ooh)
I will focus on you tonight


Now follow my intuitions, what you're wishin'
Trust my instincts to provide what you crave


See I'ma keep you up all night (all night), for a long time
I will ensure you experience an extended period of sexual pleasure throughout the night


So start countin' away
Prepare yourself for a long night of pleasure


Break me off, show me what you got
Demonstrate your sexual prowess to me


'Cause I don't want, no one minute man (ooh)
I will not settle for a man who only lasts a minute sexually


Break me off, show me what you got
Prove your sexual abilities to me


'Cause I don't want, no one minute man (uh)
I'm not interested in a man who has poor stamina


Break me off, show me what you got
Display your sexual talents to me


'Cause I don't want, no one minute man (ooh)
I'm looking for a man who can satisfy me for a long time


Break me off, show me what you got
Let me experience your sexual prowess


'Cause I don't (yeah) want, no (uh uh)
I refuse to settle for a man who lacks stamina during sex


Tonight I'ma give it to you, throw it to you
I will offer myself sexually to you eagerly


I want you to come prepared, oh yeah (oh yes) (ooh)
I expect you to be ready for a long-lasting sexual experience


Boy, it's been a long time, a crazy long time
It's been too long since I've had a sexually satisfying encounter


And I don't want no minute man, and that's real
I am not interested in a man who lacks sexual stamina, and that's a fact


Give it to me some more
Provide me with an extended period of sexual pleasure


It's time to set your clock back 'bout as long as you can
Prepare yourself for an extended period of sexual activity


I stop daylight, it's Ludacris the maintenance man
I bring sexual satisfaction and pleasure to my partner


Get your oil changed, I check fluids and transmission
I ensure that my partner is ready for a long-lasting sexual encounter


You one minute fools, you wonder why y'all missin'
You men who lack stamina wonder why you're missing out on sexual pleasure


On the back of milk cartons and there's no reward
You will not find any satisfaction coming up short in bed


No regards, close but it's no cigar
Coming close, but not delivering the ultimate sexual satisfaction


A hard head make a soft ass, but a hard dick make the sex last
If you're stubborn, you will fail at satisfying your partner, but if you have stamina, you will experience sexual pleasure for a long time


I jump in pools and make a big splash
I am sexually satisfying and leave a lasting impression


Water overflowin', so get your head right
Sexual pleasure will be intense, so mentally prepare yourself


It's all in your mind punk so keep your head tight
Sexual stamina comes from a strong mental state


Enough with tips and advice and thangs
Stop looking for advice and just focus on improving your sexual performance


I'm big dog, havin' women seein stripes and thangs
I am very successful at providing women with sexual pleasure


They go to sleep, start snorin', countin' sheep and shit
Other men don't satisfy women, causing them to fall asleep or lose interest in sex


They so wet, that they body start to leak and shit
I leave women so sexually satisfied that they experience bodily leakage


Just 'cause I'm an all-nighter, shoot all fire
Because I have strong sexual stamina, I can satisfy my partner all night long


Ludacris, balance and rotate all tires
I am a master at lasting, satisfying sexual encounters


Break me off, break-break me off
Give me a long-lasting, satisfying sexual experience


Break-break me off, show me what you got
Demonstrate your sexual abilities to me


Break me off, show me what you got
Prove to me that you have the sexual stamina I desire


Break me off, show me what you got
Display your sexual prowess to me


Break me off, show me what you got
I need a partner with strong sexual stamina to satisfy me


Break me off, break-break me off
I need a long-lasting, satisfying sexual experience




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: David Pomeranz, Timothy Mosley, Chris Bridges, Missy Elliott

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Ahead of her time. This beat is 2050! Wow.

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@leianegg9284

This cut LITERALLY put women’s rap into mainstream. Missy broke walls. Underrated on all levels.

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Lauren hill but I get your point

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Grace. Lauryn and Missy.

@ellaelise

Uhhhh…. Salt n Pepa? Lil Kim? Da Brat? Queen Latifah? Foxy Brown? MC Lyte? The Real
Roxanne? Among others… y’all just uneducated. Salt N Pepa and Lil Kim especially were HUGE in the 90s

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