Shuffle Song Of The Day (10/31/18): “Nightmare On My Street” By DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince

Today is October 31st so happy Halloween to all the pagans out there. I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t post a Halloween themed song for the occasion, and despite the vast number out there, I decided to go with this classic. “Nightmare On My Street” is a song by the hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) from their 1988 album He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper. Backed by a very cool sample of the Nightmare On Elm Street theme song, it’s a play on the premise of the movie and tells the story of their encounter with Freddy Krueger. I’ve talked before about how I love story telling rap, and the fact that this time it deals with a great horror movie franchise just makes it that much better. A lot of people seem to forgot that Will Smith used to bring the heat back in the day, and if you haven’t in a while I suggest listening to his greatest hits album. I might take a nap soon, and hopefully that bitch Freddy isn’t lurking around because I don’t want it to turn into a nightmare on my street. If I never post again, you’ll know why.


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LYRICS

Now I have a story that I’d like to tell

About this guy you all know him, he had me scared as hell!

He comes to me at night after I crawl into bed

He’s burnt up like a weenie and his name is Fred!

He wears the same hat and sweater every single day

And even if it’s hot outside he wears it anyway!

He’s gone when I’m awake but he shows up when I’m asleep

I can’t believe that there’s a nightmare – on my street!

It was a Saturday evening if I remember it right

And we had just gotten back off tour last night

So the gang and I thought that it would be groovy

If we summoned up the posse and done rushed the movies

I got Angie, Jeff got Tina

Ready Rock got some girl I’d never seen in my life

That was all right because the lady was chill

Then we dipped to the theater set to ill

We saw Elm Street and man it was def

And everything seemed all right when we left

But when I got home and laid down to sleep

That began the nightmare, but on my street!

It was burnin in my room like an oven

My bed soaked with sweat, and man, I was buggin

I checked the clock and it stopped at 12:30

It had melted it was so darn hot, and I was thirsty

I went downstairs to grab some juice or a coke

Flipped the TV off, and then I almost choked

When I heard this awful voice comin from behind

It said, “;You cut off ‘Heavy Metal’ and now you must die!”;

Man, I ain’t even wait to see who it was

Broke outside my drawers and screamed, “;So long, cuz!”;

Got halfway up the block I calmed down and stopped screamin

Then thought, “;Oh, I get it, I must be dreamin”;

I strolled back home with a grin on my grill

I figured since this is a dream I might as well get ill

I walked in the house, the Big Bad Fresh Prince

But Freddy killed all that noise real quick

He grabbed me by my neck and said, “;Here’s what we’ll do.

We gotta lotta work here, me and you.

The souls of your friends you and I will claim.

You’ve got the body, and I’ve got the brain.”;

I said, “;Yo Fred, I think you’ve got me all wrong.

I ain’t partners with NOBODY with nails that long!

Look, I’ll be honest man, this team won’t work.

The girls won’t be on you, Fred your face is all burnt!”;

I patted him on the shoulder said, “;Thanks for stopping by.”;

Then I opened up the door and said, “;Take care guy!”;

He got mad, drew back his arm, and slashed my shirt

I laughed at first, then thought, “;Hold up, that hurt!”;

It wasn’t a dream, man, this guy was for real

I said, “;Freddy, uh, pal, there’s been an awful mistake here.”;

No further words and then I darted upstairs

Crashed through my door then jumped on my bed

Pulled the covers up over my head

And said, “;Oh please do somethin with Fred!”;

He jumped on my bed, went through the covers with his claws

Tried to get me, but my alarm went off

And then silence! It was a whole new day

I thought, “;Huh, I wasn’t scared of him anyway.”;

Until I noticed those rips in my sheets

And that was proof that there had been a nightmare, on my street

FP: Oh man, I gotta call Jeff, I gotta call Jeff

Come on, come on

Come on Jeff, answer

Come on, man

JJ: Hello?

FP: Jeff, this is Prince, man

Jeff, wake up,

Jeff, wake up

JJ: What do you want?

FP: Jeff, wake up, man,

listen to me, Jeff

JJ: It’s three o’clock in the mornin, what do you want?

FP: Jeff, Jeff, would you listen to me?

Listen, whatever you do, don’t fall asleep

JJ: Man!

FP: Jeff, listen to me, don’t go to sleep, Jeff

JJ: Look, look, I’ll talk to you tomorrow, I’m going to bed

{FC} RRAHHHH!

JJ: Ahhhhhh!

FP: Jeff! Jeff!

{FC} Ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!

JJ: Ahhhhhh!

FP: Jeff!

{FC} RRAHHHH!

JJ: Jeff! Answer me, Jeff!

{FC} I’m your D.J. now, Princey!

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