Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
Bell Biv DeVoe is a successful spin off group of New Edition that consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (also known as Slick), Michael Bivins (also known as Biv), and Ronnie DeVoe (also known as R.D.). Bell Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late ’80s, but not until completing the tour in support of Heart Break did the threesome decide to make the break from New Edition official. At the suggestion of producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, they chose to chart their own course.
[Michael Bivins] Yeah, Spiderman and Freeze in full effect
[Ronnie DeVoe] Uh-huh
[Ricky Bell] You ready, Ron?
[DeVoe] I’m ready
[Bell] You ready, Biv?
[Bivins] I’m ready, Slick, are you?
[Bell] Oh, yeah, break it down
[Ricky Bell – Verse One]
Girl, I, must
I sense something strange in my mind
Situation is (seriooooooooous)
Let’s cure it ’cause we’re running out of time
It’s oh, so (beautifuuuuuuuuul)
Relationships they seem from the start
It’s all so (deadllllllllly)
When love is not together from the heart
It’s drivin’ me out of my mind!
That’s why it’s HARD for me to find
Can’t get it out of my head!
Miss her, kiss her, love her
(Wrong move you’re dead!)
That girl is POISOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON…
Never trust a big butt and smile
that girl is POISOOOOOOOOOOOOOON..
("POISON!!" – Kool G. Rap)
[If I were you I’d take pre-]
Before I start to meet fly girl, you know?
‘Cause in some (portiooooooooooons)
You’ll think she’s the best thing in the world
She’s so – (flyyyyyyyyyyyy)
She’ll drive you right out of your mind
and steal your heart when you’re blind
Beware she’s schemin’, she’ll make you think you’re dreamin’
YOU’LL fall in love and you’ll be screamin’, demon, HOO..
[Ronnie Devoe – Rap Verse 1]
Poison, deadly, movin it slow
Lookin for a mellow fellow like DeVoe
Gettin paid, laid, so better lay low
Schemin on house, money, and the whole show
The low pro hoe she’ll be cut like an aaa-FRO
See what you’re sayin’, huh, she’s weighin’ you
But I know she’s a loser (How do you know?)
Me and the crew used to do her!
("POISON!!" – Kool G. Rap)
[Mixing of Kool G. Rap’s "POISON!!"]
I was at the bar, shake, breakin and takin ’em all
And that night, I played the wall
Checkin out the fellas, the highs and lows
Keepin one eye open, still clockin’ the hoes
There was one particular girl that stood out from the rest
Poison as can be, the high power chest
Michael Biv here and I’m runnin’ the show
Bell, Biv DeVoe [*Ronnie laughs*]
..now you know!
Yo, Slick, blow..
[Hook and chorus]
Yo’ fellas, that was my end of..
You know what I’m sayin’, Mike?
Yeah, B.B.D. in full effect
Yo’, wassup to Ralph T and Johnny G
And I can’t forget about my boy, B. Brown
and the whole NE crew