Jonathan Yu's Anthology of Top 40 Literature 2001

welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the eighth wonder of the world
the flow of the century
oh it's timeless
Jonathan Yu's Anthology of Top 40 Literature 2001
never made it as a wise man
i couldn't cut it as a poor man stealing
tired of living like a blind man
i'm sick of sight without a sense of feeling
but i'm a survivor
i'm gonna make it baby, 'cause i'm a thug
i ain't…goin'
i ain't…goin' nowhere
i can't be stopped now
'cause it's bad boy for life
for the nigga who be talkin' loud and holdin' his dick talkin' shit
he better lay low
for the bitch that said I shot some shit up outta my dick now she sick
she better lay low
ya'll can't deny it
i'm a fuckin' rider
you don't wanna fuck with me
i…am…number one
9-1-6, 4-1-5, 7-0-4
shout out to the 2-0-6
i've got hoes
i've got ho-oh-oh-ah-oes
in different area codes
whatever tomorrow brings
i'll be there with open arms and open eyes
i'm like a bird
i ain't gotta job now
so for you this is just a good time
but for me this is what i call "life"
i…wish you were here
when you are with me
i'm free
i'm careless
i believe
nobody wants to be lonely
whenever, wherever
we'll learn to be together
so here's your holiday
hope you enjoy it this time
on an island in the sun
we'll be playing and having fun
ain't nobody dope as me
i'm dressed so fresh
so fresh and so clean clean
i'm comin' up
so you better get this party started
hey, where the party at?
girls is on the way
where the bacardi at?
i wrote a song for you
and all the things you do
and it was called "yellow"
now mr. dj
i've asked you three times
play my motherfuckin' song
one more time
music's got a feeling so free
we're gonna celebrate
celebrate and dance for free
don't need no hateration, holleratin' in this
let's get it percolatin' while you're waitin'
so just dance for me
don't fight that good shit in your ear
let me blow ya mind
i take a couple uppers
i down a couple downers
but nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple pills
if you wanna go and get high with me
smoke an "L" in the back with the benzene
i've got my hash pipe
it takes you on a ride
you feel it when your body starts to rock
and baby, you can't stop
and the music's all you got
baby, come on
now you're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it
take your shirt off
twist it 'round your hand
spin it like a helicopter
i…i feel so alive
now i'm jacking off and i know why
because i got high
because i got high
because i got high

jon: who's that girl? la la la la la la la la.
everyman: i fell in love with the girl at the rock show. would you look at her? she looks at me. she's got me thinking about her constantly, but she don't know how i feel.
[everyman walks up to the girl]
everyman: girl, you're my angel. you're my darling angel. so baby girl, put it on me. i'm a slave for you.
girl: ugly!!!
everyman: inside you're ugly, ugly like me. [smiles] you're everything i know that makes me believe i'm not alone, and it's been awhile since i could hold my head up high. i'm real, hanging by a moment here with you.
girl: i don't think you're ready for this jelly. [smiles]
[sad everyman begins to walk away]
girl: it's all for you if you really want it. [smiles]
jon: hey! must be the money!
[everyman ignores jon]
everyman: [to the girl] voules-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?

in a private room…
jon: [through the door] what in the world is in that rooooom? what you got in that rooooom?
everyman: get out my business, my biznasssss! stay the fuck up out my biznassssah!
[everyman and the girl undress]
everyman: i'm useless, but not for long. the future is comin' on. yeah! this time i'm-a let it all come out.
girl: turn off the light! turn off the light!
[everyman turns off the light]
everyman: come, my lady. come, come, my lady. get ur freak on. to all my niggas who be livin' it up, i say, "let the bodies hit the floor!"
[everyman and the girl fuck like rabbits]
everyman: [to himself] i keep on fallin' in and out of the space between the wicked lies we tell and hope to keep safe from pain.
the girl: [to herself] craaaaaawling in my skin! these wounds they will not heal!
everyman: [to the girl] bang your head until you start to break ya neck, nigga!
the girl: [to everyman] wonderboy! what is the secret of your power?
everyman: [to the girl] abortion! abortion! abortion! abortion!
everyman: [to himself] i had to fall to lose it all…
[everyman stops in the middle of missionary sex and decides he wants anal instead]
everyman: [to himself] …but in the end, it doesn't even matter! peaches and cream! i need it 'cause you know that i'm a fiend!
everyman: [to the girl] get up! come on, get down with the sickness!

one week later…
everyman: [to the girl] wake up! grab a brush and put a little makeup!
[the girl doesn't respond]
everyman: annie, are you okay? are you okay, annie?
annie: [crying] abortion…
everyman: it wasn't me. this is me. we're as different as can be. he [her ex] and i are nothing alike. you're confusing day with night. you've been struck by a smooth criminal.
[annie continues crying]
everyman: i'm sorry, ms. jackson. i am for real!
[everyman tries to cheer annie up]
everyman: you rocked my world. you know you did. [smiles]
[annie continues crying]
everyman: [frustrated] mother, mother… there's too many of you crying. [pause followed by a sigh] i did it. do you think i've gone too far?
[annie goes crazy and says she wants to have the baby]
everyman: [angry] you're so jaded. hey, j-j-jaded, SHUT UP WHEN I'M TALKING TO YOU!
[everyman grabs annie]
everyman: you can go with this [points to a coat hanger] or you can go with that [points to the door]. i don't wanna waste my time…become another casualty of society. i'll never fall in line…become another victim of your conformity. back down! don't count on me, it's the point you're missing. don't count on me, 'cause i'm not listening!
[everyman leaves her]
everyman: [through the door] walk on! walk on! [pause] stay safe tonight!
[crying annie plays a record]
here's to the nights we felt alive
here's to the tears you knew you'd cry
here's to goodbye
tomorrow's gonna come too soon

all the boys say,
"hey baby, hey baby, hey"
girls say, girls say,
"when your man wanna get buck wild
just go back and hit 'em up style"
boys say, boys say,
"man, listen
these motherfuckers don't know who we are
they don't know
they couldn't possibly fuckin' know, dog
that's from the heart"

everyman: [voiceover] i want love, just a different kind. i want love…won't break me down, won't brick me up, won't fence me in. i want a love that don't mean a thing. that's the love i want. i wish that i could make her see she's just the flavor of the weak.
annie: [to everyman's voiceover] but the truth remains, you're gone
you're gone

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