If I should call you up,When the song came out in 1967, pay phones did charge a dime for calls. When they went up to 25 cents, this became outdated. Then they went up to anywhere from 35 to 50 cents. Then pay phones all but disappeared, and now the only people you ever see talking on pay phones are weird skinny guys with long beards and puffy jackets who drive big vans.
Invest a dime.
Only way to roll,If you don't remember, two-way paging existed in that brief period when everyone had cell phones but no one was text messaging. So people would strap these fairly gigantic silver two-way pagers to their belts so they could type back and forth with their friends.
Jigga and two ladies.
I'm too cold,
Motorola two-way page me.
Your movie's showin', so you're goin',Over the weekend I paid $13 for a movie ticket. Even worse: It was to see "Seven Pounds". Disaster.
Couldn't care less about the five you're blowin'.
I'm your operator,Phones stopped requiring operators sometime in the '60s. Dialing "0" for an operator on the phone disappeared sometime during the '90s. And party lines were big in the '80s, but now if you want to go engage in pithy sexual dialogue with 24 men and one woman who's making $3.15 an hour, you do it online.
You can call anytime.
I'll be your connection to the party line.
I gots to get better, man,I vaguely remember PrimeCo, which managed to make a tiny splash into the early cell phone boom back around 1999. Apparently, just as they were making their tiny splash, Lil' Troy was cooking up his one and only hit.
I gots to move on.
Switched from Motorola to a PrimeCo phone.
Shake it, shake, shake it,Last year, Polaroid announced it was discontinuing all of its instant film. Plus, you're not really supposed to shake the photos.
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis,I decided to go with that quote from "Juicy" as the outdated one and not "Time to get paid / Blow up like the World Trade" since the song did come out right after the first World Trade Center bombings (several years before 9/11).
When I was dead broke, man, I couldn't picture this.
You don't wanna put your vehicle next to us,That particular rhyme comes out of the mouth of BG, whose only solo hit ever was the song "Bling Bling".
'Cause all of our vehicles, we dress 'em up.
With television, Dreamcast, DVDs,
Nice sounds, buttons, it's twenties.
It's ironic: I had the brews she had the chronic,Somehow I don't think anyone would be excited if the Lakers beat the new incarnation of the Seattle Supersonics... the Oklahoma City Thunder. Because, ya know, everyone beats the Thunder. Also, as best as I can tell, Thunder doesn't rhyme with any of the 8.5 trillion synonyms for marijuana.
The Lakers beat the Supersonics.
He asked this old lady, "Yo, yo, um... is this Kentucky Fried?"Besides trying to buy fast food for a quarter (did Run D.M.C. write this on the way to a sock hop where they could tell Biff to get his damn hands off her?), KFC has spent the better part of the last 20 years trying to get people to forget that their initials stand for Kentucky Fried Chicken. So referencing that could also come off as dated.
The lady said "Yes," smiled, and he smiled back,
He gave a quarter and his order,
"Small fries, Big Mac!"
And although it seems heaven sent,In "Changes" he also makes a reference to people being "jealous when they see you with your mobile phone." He's really going to need to put an updated version of this song on his next album.
We ain't ready to see a black president.
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