Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Remix) Lyrics

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[Intro: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth]
(I reminisce, I reminisce)
Yeah, it’s that pure funk, baby
(I reminisce, I reminisce)
Have no fear, the Mecca Don is here
(I reminisce, I reminisce)
C.L. Smooth
I reminisce, I reminisce, uh
Down to make you body move
(I reminisce, I reminisce)
On the reminisce tip
Yeah (I reminisce, I reminisce)
(I reminisce, I reminisce)
(I rеminisce, I reminisce)
Chеck this

[Verse 1: C.L. Smooth, Pete Rock]
I reminisce for a spell, or shall I say think back (Yeah)
Twenty-two years ago to keep it on track (Uh-huh)
The birth of a child on the 8th of October (It’s like that)
A toast, but my granddaddy came sober (Crazy phat)
Countin’ all the fingers and the toes
Now I suppose you hope the little black boy grows (Yeah)
Huh, eighteen years younger than my mama
But I rarely got beatings ’cause the girl loved drama (Yeah)
In single parenthood, there I stood
By the time she was twenty-one, had another one (Yeah)
This one’s a girl (What?), let’s name her Pam
Same father as the first, but you don’t give a damn (Alright)
Irresponsible, plain not thinking (Yeah)
Papa said chill but the brother keep winking (Uh-huh)
Still he won’t down you or tear out your hide (Right)
On your side while the baby-maker slide (Slide)
But mama got wise to the game (Uh)
The youngest of five kids, hon’, here it is (Yeah)
After ten years without no spouse (Yeah)
Mama’s gettin’ married and a house (Word?)
Listen, positive over negative for the women and master (Uh-huh)
Mother Queen’s rising a chapter (Yeah)
Déjà vu, tell you what I’m gonna do (Do it)
When they reminisce over you, my God

[Bridge 1: Pete Rock]
My God
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
It’s so
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Yeah, so lovely
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
That’s how we like to do it in the ’90s
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth comin’ at ya

[Verse 2: C.L. Smooth]
One fact when I date back I recall a man off the family tree
My right hand Poppa Doc I see (Woo)
Took me from a boy to a man so I always had a father
When my biological didn’t bother (Yeah)
Taking care of this, so who am I to bicker? (Bicker)
Not a bad ticker but I’m clocking pop’s liver (Yeah)
But you can never say that his life is through (Uh-huh)
Five kids at twenty-one believe he got a right to (That’s right)
Here we go while I check the scene
With the Portuguese Lover at the age of fourteen (Tell ’em)
The same age, front page, no fuss
But I bet you all your dough they live longer than us (That’s right)
Never been senile, that’s where you’re wrong (Uh-huh)
But give the man a taste and he’s going, going, gone (Gone)
Noddin’ off, sleep to a jazz tune
I can hear his head banging on the wall in the next room
I get the pillow, hope I don’t wake him (Yeah)
For this man to cuss, hear it all in verbatim (Uh-huh)
Telling me how to raise my boy unless he’s taking over
I said, “Pop maybe when you’re older” (Older)
We laughed all night about the hookers at the party (Ha)
My old man standing, yelling “Good God Almighty” (Uh-huh)
Use your condom, take sips of the brew (That’s right)
When they reminisce over you, check it out

[Bridge 2: Pete Rock]
For real, baby
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Like that
We for real
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Comin’ at ya
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
In ’92
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Yeah, come on, hit me
(“‘Nough respect due”)

[Verse 3: C.L. Smooth, Pete Rock]
I reminisce so you never forget this
The days of way-back, so many bear witness the fitness (Yeah)
Take the first letter out of each word in this joint
Listen close as I prove my point
T to the R the O-Y, how did you and I meet?
In front of Big Lou’s, fighting in the street
But only you saw what took many time to see (That’s right)
I dedicate this to you for believing in me
Rain or shine, yes, in any weather (Yeah)
My Grandmom Pam holds the family together (Uh-huh)
My Uncle Doc’s the greatest, better yet, delay this
If we’re talking about a car, Uncle Sterling got the latest (Yeah)
Strive to be live ’cause I got no choice
And run my own business like my Aunt Joyce (Yeah)
Pete Rock hit me, ‘nough respect due (Uh-huh)
When they reminisce over you, five-thousand

[Outro: Pete Rock]
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Listen, just listen to the funky song
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
As I rock on, and that’s word is bond
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
I’m not playin’
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Just coolin’
This song we dedicate
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
To the one and only
Never be another
He was my brother
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Trouble T-Roy
It’s like that y’all
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
And you don’t stop
(“Pete Rock hit me”)
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth for ’92
And we out
Just listen, just listen
(“‘Nough respect due”)
Just listen, just listen
Just listen, just listen
(“‘Nough respect due”)
Just listen, just listen
(“Reminisce”) (“Reminisce”) (“Reminisce”)

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