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Tear It Up
Desperate Measures
Length: 3:14
Released: November 10, 2009
Writers: Charlie Scene, Deuce,
J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears
Producer: Deuce
Key: Bb minor
Tempo: 90 BPM
Album: Hollywood Undead
Desperate Measures

Tear It Up is a song from Hollywood Undead's live album, Desperate Measures. It was initially created sometime in 2005-2006 but was oddly never posted on the band's MySpace page. In 2007, it was re-recorded and remastered for the unreleased album Hollywood Undead. It then became one of the few original songs not to be brought over onto their debut album Swan Songs.

Background

According to J-Dog the song is just about being up in the club. "We actually wrote those lyrics a long time ago. We used to go to clubs a lot when we were back home, so we wanted a song that people could play in clubs and dance to—bitches be shakin' their titties to it and shit. It's really about us partying at clubs. We used to do that a lot. It's making fun of all the songs that repeat themselves saying things like, 'Shake it like a salt shaker!' That kind of stuff was dominant at the time that we wrote those lyrics. All of those songs keep repeating the same things, so this is us making fun of that."

Official Lyrics

Da Kurlzz: Tear it up, tear it up, yeah
Tear it up, tear it up, yeah
Tear it up, tear it up, yeah
Here we go now, here we go

Deuce: (Undead)
So don't make me tear it up
You know I don't give a fuck
And I ain't here to shake things up
But I got my hand on my gun

Da Kurlzz: (Undead!)
Deuce: So don't make me tear it up
You know I don't give a fuck
And I ain't here to shake things up
But I got my hand on my gun

J-Dog: I beat the pussy up like Ying Yang
Put it right thurr like Ching-Chang, you know I make our shit bang
You know I don't give a motherfuck about your first name
I wanna lock that ass like a motherfucking chain-gang
Tear it up, stand up and throw it up
Da Kurlzz, J-Dog, and Johnny 3 Tears: And tear up the floor like you don't give a fuck
J-Dog: I know you got heels on, I know what you're feeling
They caught us riding dirtier and they're bumping Chamillion
I got a bounty on my head jut for repping Undead
Because I'm freaking on your sister and I'm grinding her friend
And what the fuck you think?
I'm trying to make 'em sweat like a motherfucking track meet
J-D-O-G, I got your girl on the leash
I got her fiending and the whole crowd's screaming
Da Kurlzz and J-Dog: Shake it like a what? Fuck you!
HU crew! We don't give a fuck! What? What?

Deuce: (Undead)
So don't make me tear it up
You know I don't give a fuck
And I ain't here to shake things up
But I got my hand on my gun

Da Kurlzz: (Undead!)
Deuce: So don't make me tear it up
You know I don't give a fuck
And I ain't here to shake things up
But I got my hand on my gun
Da Kurlzz: (Undead!)

Da Kurlzz and J-Dog: Shake it like a what? Fuck you!
Shake it like a what? Fuck you!
Shake it like a what? Fuck you!
Da Kurlzz: (Undead!)
Da Kurlzz and J-Dog: Shake it like a what? Fuck you!

Johnny 3 Tears: No, I ain't a gangsta, don't pack a pistol
Motherfuckers keep running mouth, motherfuckers catch a fistful
Guided like a missile from two bottles of Jack
Da Kurlzz, J-Dog, and Johnny 3 Tears: That I drank in the back of an '88 Cadillac
Johnny 3 Tears: It's Johnny 3, Johnny sees what Johnny needs
Johnny breathes weed, still Johnny don't see anything
Johnny buys drink, Johnny winks and Johnny thinks
Johnny circles dance floor like roller rink
Jump up, down; down in the H-Town, get down
Da Kurlzz: (Motherfucker, get down!)
Da Kurlzz, J-Dog and Johnny 3 Tears: To the sound that's bound to make the motherfucking crowd loud
J-Dog and Johnny 3 Tears: Wanna see you move, yeah, move to the music
Wanna see you booze, yeah, booze till you puke it
Johnny 3 Tears: See bitch, grab ass, get smacked to the mat
Da Kurlzz: (Bitch!)
Johnny 3 Tears: Get up, slap back, get thrown out the back
But you're back through the backdoor, back to the dance floor
J-Dog and Johnny 3 Tears: Gotta, gotta get mine; gotta, gotta get more

Deuce: (Undead)
So don't make me tear it up
You know I don't give a fuck
And I ain't here to shake things up
But I got my hand on my gun

Da Kurlzz: (Undead!)
Deuce: So don't make me tear it up
You know I don't give a fuck
And I ain't here to shake things up
But I got my hand on my gun
Da Kurlzz: (Undead!)

Johnny 3 Tears: Hell yeah, motherfucker, turn it up!
Turn it up, Focus Three
Fuck you, Jeff Peters
Fuck you, Mike Renault
Gangstas up in this bitch
You gotta ride to die
Fuck yeah!

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Additional
  • Ben Grosse - mixing

Trivia

  • This song was intended for release on Hollywood Undead, but an original version was never leaked, and was never released on Swan Songs.
  • The official lyrics state that Johnny originally said "Many Gangsta's up in this bitch, you gotta ride to die", but on the released version of the song the word "many" is replaced with a synthesized sound for unknown reasons.

References

  • J-Dog references the rap duo The Ying Yang Twins and their song Wait (The Whisper Song) in the line "I beat the pussy up like Ying Yang". The chorus of that song goes: "hey bitch, wait till you see my dick/I'mma beat that pussy up".
  • J-Dog references the song Right Thurr by rapper Chingy in the line "put it right thurr like Ching-Chang".
  • J-Dog references the song Ridin' by the rapper Chamillionaire in the line "they caught us riding dirtier and they're bumping Chamillion". The chorus of that song goes: "patrolling, they trying to catch me riding dirty".