Day 1- Lyrics from Your Favorite Song

This song is ridiculously good! It never fails me to put me in a good mood all the time. “Ask D.N.A” is one of the songs featured in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning anime Cowboy Bebop. The series focuses on the stories of a group of bounty hunters (also known as “cowboys”) in the anime and their travels on their spaceship the Bebop. The story is set in 2071 although the overall art direction is heavy influenced by the 1940s-1960s American culture which was heavily influenced by American music especially the beat, jazz and early rock movements. This atmosphere of the anime is supported by the original and brilliant soundtrack that famous composer Yoko Kanno provided with her sideband, the Seatbelts.

Ask DNA by The Seatbelts featuring Raj Ramayya

This gem right here has North American jazz, hints of contemporary western music in the 1950s, engaging, fun and I could go on and on about the composition of this song. But the lyrics are just… Heck, I have no idea how to describe the lyrics. Definitely fun to song along to and put a snicker in our mouth. It’s just random good fun put into one epic song and yup, as the lyrics go “we all can’t be superfly”.

Lyrics:

Gummed up, brain dead and can’t decide
You can’t pray enough, you can’t hide
You can be cool or you can cry
Do it wrong
Not at all
Or do it right

No one owes you, no one’s to blame
Save for bad genes or DNA
Ask your conscience the why and how
Do it then
Do it when
But do it now

What’s up (What’s up)
Sweetcakes? (Sweetcakes)
Who’s hip (Who’s hip)
Anyway? (Anyway)
Earth girls (Earth girls)
Are easy (Are easy)
What you gonna do, lil buckaroo?
(Hey you, better ask her nice!)
All you gotta do, happy fool, is ask your mom.

No, we all can’t be Superfly, GQPhdFBI
You can pretend and you can try
Move ahead
Lay down dead
Or slip on by

When the truth seems so far away
Buddha loves you and Jesus saves
You need answers for your dismay
Ask yourself
Ask your mom
Ask DNA

What’s up (What’s up)
Sweetcakes? (Sweetcakes)
Who’s hip (Who’s hip)
Anyway? (Anyway)
Earth girls (Earth girls)
Are easy (Are easy)
What you gonna do, lil buckaroo?
(Hey you, better ask her nice!)
All you gotta do, happy fool, is ask your mom.

Yeah, just ask your mom
Doo doo doo, just ask your mom
Doo doo doo, yeah, ask your mom
Doo doo doo, yeah

Kamakamakama ask your mama
Super groover Dali Lama

What’s up sweetcakes?
Who’s hip anyway?
Earthgirls are easy
What you gonna do, lil buckaroo
Come on!

What’s up (What’s up)
Sweetcakes? (Sweetcakes)
Who’s hip (Who’s hip)
Anyway? (Anyway)
Earth girls (Earth girls)
Are easy (Are easy)
What you gonna do, lil buckaroo?
(Hey you, better ask her nice!)
All you gotta do, happy fool, is ask your mom.
(Mmm…)

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