Blue Oyster Cult - Beat 'Em Up Lyrics



Come with me! Ready or not!
You got to jump to the music!
Come with me! It's gonna get hot!
You got the rhythms to use it!
Not everybody cooperates, and I'll say if they wanna play rough:
Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!

Come with me! And reach for the sky!
Get your fists up where I can see 'em!
Come with me! Dead or alive!
Hey! I want to hear everybody screaming!
Some people got a bad attitude, and I'll say if they wanna act tough:
Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!

You take a lickin'; keep on kickin';
This fight we both can win!
We'll stop sockin' when you stop rockin'!
You don't give up, you just give in!

Not everybody cooperates, and I'll say if they wanna act tough:
Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!
Beat 'em up! You know you got to beat 'em up!
Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!
Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!




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Blue Oyster Cult Beat 'Em Up Comments
  1. Gidi Kaufman

    Only 4 good songs.

  2. Dr. Starbuck Capt. Galactic Federation

    After I put my clothes in the dryer I’ll get right on that hang on 😁💋

  3. Sir Tontonolous Macouten

    This is *not* Blue Oyster Cult. The BOC we all knew made songs about lovecraft and just horror goodness. (Then came) obvious attempts at hip/crowd songs in what were otherwise pretty solid albums. Man, what was it with them trying to make crowd songs in the mid to late 80s? Honestly, you wanna know the worst part?






    ...I kinda like this song anyway. Damn it, even when this band fucks up, they still do so in style.

  4. Steven Wilkinson

    BOC's nadir (this song, not the majority of the rest of the album which is very enjoyable)..... which tells you quite a bit about them ...

  5. james liehr

    Always liked this!

  6. randall scott burress

    bladder has snoodles an operation failed on my last dead son

  7. Sreehari Sreekumar

    One song which instantly raises the energy of the room.

  8. Killer_Indigo

    Lyrics:Come with me! Ready or not!
    You got to jump to the music!
    Come with me! It's gonna get hot!
    You got the rhythms to use it!
    Not everybody cooperates, and I'll say if they want to play rough:
    Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!Come with me! And reach for the sky!
    Get your fists up where I can see 'em!
    Come with me! Dead or alive!
    Hey! I want to hear everybody screaming!
    Some people got a bad attitude, and I'll say if they want to act tough:
    Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!You take a lickin', keep on kickin'
    This fight we both can win!
    We'll stop sockin' when you stop rockin'!
    You don't give up, you just give in!Not everybody cooperates, and I'll say if they want to act tough:
    Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!
    Beat 'em up! You know you got to beat 'em up!
    Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!
    Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up! Beat 'em up!

  9. TheMetalAndPunkA,B,C's

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheMetalABCs/?ref=bookmarks

  10. Jimmie Strick

    3 people got a bad attitude...................................... BEAT EM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Exciter88

    Club Ninja is one of their best, in my opinion! Totally underrated! I like the 80ties keys!

  12. Dan G.

    learned good life lessons from this song

  13. Kellen Rist

    So many quotable lines from this song... Definitely a favorite.

  14. Dana Chappell

    This was originally done by Lee Aaron the year before on the "Call of the Wild" album, iirc.

    known fact

    +Dana Chappell Lee's live version is a knockout. (London '85)

  15. Christopher Reinheimer

    I  love this song

    Christopher Reinheimer

    @fligemon I agree with you that you, and I, and others like the song. after all... that's what we're here for.  but that crack at elf man was uncalled for.

    fligemon

    @Christopher Reinheimer   OK selling drugs a long shot.  But I stand by my comment re Philly and South Jersey

    elf man

    +Christopher Reinheimer  Thanks bro.

    Christopher Reinheimer

    @elf man anytime

    Christopher Reinheimer

    @fligemon where do you live? I don't fucking care. so don't take swats at  what you don't know. just rock to the music

  16. Chris Reinheimer

    I love this song

    MrDarkastar

    me too,so 80's 

  17. NebGP

    Great, great, great song!!!!

  18. paddytaggart

    This Rocks!!! Luv it.....

  19. bassmanjoe

    Seen them with Kiss in 86, the Kiss album Asylum sucked though.

  20. Jamie7

    club ninja was a good album. i saw boc on this tour.

  21. Jamie7

    at skele2r ...right you are...i stand corrected!
    halligan jr wrote a lot of songs for other artists in the music industry. i remember seeing his credits on rick cua, christian artist who was the bass player for the outlaws back in the 70s.

  22. skele2r

    @sevenismagicman Bob Halligan jr wrote "Take These Chains" and "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll", that Priest used. But "You Got Another Thing Coming" was written by Halford, Downing and Tipton.

  23. Tamadrummer1981

    I haven't heard this since 1998, thanks.

  24. Dreco

    I find with BOC's songs you need to have them loud or there not the same :D

  25. Jamie7

    have you noticed this song sort of favors judas priest? well, it was written by bob halligan jr, the same guy who wrote "you got another thing commin'"!

    metal warrior

    "some heads are gonna roll" and "(take these)chains", NOT "you 've got another thing comin"

  26. Jamie7

    when i swe boc in '86, eric said they wanted godzilla to be in the movie "godzilla 1985". he said he was pissed they were not asked!

  27. utahan15

    hockey mantra

  28. Michaelslayer1

    i was looking many years for this album .thanks for upload this

  29. Greg St. Pierre

    Love that song. When that guitar kicks in, I see one of two things: The underside of a big-block musclecar as it peels away from us, or a fighter jet ripping low through a valley.

  30. David Hardman

    With this album and with Revolution By Night, I thought BOC's quality control mechanism had gotten a little inconsistent. "Let Go" on Revolution was just dire. On this album it just seemed bizarre to record a song called "Rock Not War" and then have a song called "Beat 'em Up".

  31. sss K

    I like this song. Sure, they're not telling a great story about Imaginos or heros, but it still brings a smile to my face.

  32. bstensland

    Someone mentioned how there could be a comparison to Judas Priest...hmmm, interesting thought, maybe not so far off the mark. As long as it wasn't demeaning:)

    tygertygers

    This song was written by Bob Halligan Jr who also wrote Judas Priest's Some Head Are Gonna Roll and Take Thiese Chains

  33. bstensland

    @jonbecker03 They were refered to as the East coast Doors! They're not speedy either, I wonder where the connection comes from...heavy metal? Sandy Perlman coined the phrase, and he was writing a LOT of BOC lyrics. But I wouldn't even put them too far into the HM catagory, let alone speed metal? LOL that'd be like calling Genesis' The Return of the Giant Hogweed as "heavy metal"(good heavy song for them tho).

  34. bstensland

    @vidstarr I hope it still is a part of your standard BOC listening:)

  35. bstensland

    @nameless888 Yeah, sort of like a half a minute in Back to the Future or something.
    I can't' believe how funny that was to see this comment!

  36. bstensland

    @azmarkus The record company only thinks of money, not music, or bands or anyone that cares about the band.

  37. bstensland

    @azmarkus We know what the record company was thinking..."Eric you are the best songwriter in this band, my friend...you write your songs and as long as we can play it on the radio, you'll go far." it's what I'd like to call the "southpark Skyler syndrome".
    If you've seen the Reach for the Skylar episode, you'll understand. Fortunately Eric did NOT leave band, and subsequent albums got better and better.

  38. AlbertMondback

    Maybe not speed metal.
    Definitely not power pop, though. I think they only started getting Byrdsian after "The Reaper," maybe with the exception of "Last Days of May." They were definitely fast, though, and imho the only more metallic band in the '70s was Sabbath.

  39. Brett Preston

    yeah... one metal band that never quite fit the label...

  40. ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΚΟΥΛΗΣ

    the chorus is ok,though!
    mediocre boc is comparable to many today's crap!buck's solo is precise and explosive...in fact this was the track that got me into boc...perfect water is this album's best track by far!

  41. Basil II Macedonia

    The worst BOC song ever. Just dire.

  42. seekah1

    Hey Azmarkus agreed on this but good Priest is a bad comparison, perhaps some Priest but this is more like a 2nd tier LA hair band, Quiet Riot etc...this is absolute shit anyway. About as far away from pure BOC as you get, end of story.

  43. jonbecker03

    kings of speed metal? as i recall, blue oyster cult weren't all that fast. and they weren't all that hard, either. they were almost a power pop band, defined by buck dharma's melodic-yet-tuff, keening guitar sound. a sound that was more "byrdsy" than metallic. (i'll have to admit, they were great live. i saw them perform, regrettably only once, and the show was one of the best concerts i have ever seen.)

  44. Pauley H

    on vh1 classic. it had the group playing in a total 3d environment

  45. AlbertMondback

    Where'd you see it?

  46. sabrinastarmusic

    This is the first time i've heard these "Club Ninja" songs in probably 20 years. They are the only songs in BOC's catalogue that don't stand the test of time; even "Imaginos" and "Rev. by Night" is listenable now in 2009. Some of "Club Ninja" could be salvaged by taking out the mid-80's pop sparkle and going with a more minimal remix. But not this un-BOC-like song.

  47. vidstarr

    Thats interestings as it was one of the first BOC songs I ever heard.

    To me at that time I thought this was the stuff that defined them.

  48. nameless888

    One of my friends told me that BOC intended for this song to be in an 80s movie for one of those montage scenes. I could totally see that, haha

  49. Pauley H

    there was a video for this. it was all computerized it was edited on the fairlight video synthesizer system pretty cool song

  50. Robert Atkin

    Yea, I tend to agree too. I have the UK mix on LP of this album, but it still does not sound that great. Two/three good song does not make constitute greatness. Sad as other albums elevate beyond greatness.

  51. AlbertMondback

    Nice to see some more Club Ninja on here.

  52. azmarkus

    You know that youtube is reaching the far ends of the earth when 'Beat 'em Up' makes it on here. Absolutely the worst BOC track of all time; at least 'Let Go' had band members involved in the composition. The words are so un-BOC you have to wonder what the record company was thinking as they were trying to pump some life into BOC. It pains me to hear a band with so much originality trying to imitate JPriest and adding a bunch of cheap snyth whooshes and beeps. Grim. Beyond bad. Hideous.