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Play That Funky Music

This song is by Wild Cherry and appears…

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This song has been parodied by ApologetiX under the title "Play That Funny Music".
This song has been sampled by Vanilla Ice in the song "Play That Funky Music".
This song is available as a downloadable track for the video games Rock Band 4 and Rocksmith 2014.
This song is featured in the movies Evolution, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The New Guy.
This song is featured in the television series Home Improvement, King Of The Hill and The Office.
This song is featured in a television advert for Duracell Batteries and Pnetium MMX.
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Play That Funky Music
A-hey, do it now, huh
Yeah, hey

Hey-ah, once I was a boogie singer
Playing in a rock and roll band
I never had no problems, yeah
Burning down the one-night stands

Then everything around me, yeah
It got to start to feeling so low
And I decided quickly, yes, I did, heh
To disco down and check out the show

Yeah, they were dancing and singing
And moving to the grooving
And just when it hit me
Somebody turned around and shouted

Play that funky music, white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music, white boy
Lay down the boogie and play that funky music 'til you die, heh heh
'Til you die, yeah (What?)
Hear, hear, heh

A-heh, I tried to understand this (Yeah)
Heh, I thought that they were out of their minds
Heh, how could I be so foolish, how could I
To not see I was the one behind?

So still I kept on fighting
Well, losing every step of the way (Hey, what'd you do?)
I said, "I must go back there", I got to go back
And check to see if things still the same

Yeah, they were dancing and singing
And moving to the grooving
And just when it hit me
Somebody turned around and shouted

Play that funky music, white boy (Yeah)
Play that funky music right, oh
Play that funky music, white boy
Lay down the boogie and play that funky music 'til you die, heh

'Til you die (Yeah)
Whoa, 'til you die
Gonna play some electrified funky music, yow!

Ah ha ha

Hey, wait a minute, now first it wasn't easy
Changing rock and roll and minds
Yeah, things were getting shaky
(Yeah) I thought I'd have to leave it behind, uh

Ooh, but now it's so much better, it's so much better
I'm funking out in every way
But I'll never lose that feeling, no, I won't
Of how I learned my lesson that day

When they were dancing and singing
And moving to the grooving
And just when it hit me
Somebody turned around and shouted

Play that funky music, white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music, white boy
Lay down the boogie and play that funky music 'til you die, heh heh
'Til you die (Yeah)
Oh, 'til you die, yeah
Come on, let's go!

(They shouted, play that funky music) Play that funky music
(Play that funky music) You gotta keep on playing funky music
(Play that funky music) Play that funky music
(Play that funky music) Come on and take you higher

Play that funky music, white boy
Play that funky music right, yeah
Play that funky music, white boy
Play that funky music right, yeah

Play that funky music, white boy
Play that funky music right, yeah
Play that funky music, honky
Play that funky music right

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