Parliament - Bop Gun (Endangered Species) Lyrics




Hmm
Yeah
Ooh, yeah

On guard
Defend yourself
Movin' right on you, baby
On guard
Defend yourself
Down to get down, (down) baby

Turn me loose
We shall overcome
Where did you get that funk from, huh

Turn them on
They're spoiling the fun
Let's shoot them with the bop gun

On guard
Defend yourself
Movin' right around (hey baby)

We got to get over the hump
We got to get over the hump
We got to get over the hump
We got to get over the hump

On guard
Defend yourself
Bound to get down (hey) baby

Turn me loose
Let me shoot them with the bop gun, ha
Hmm

Endangered species
Endangered species
Endangered species
(Let me shoot them with the bop gun)
Endangered species
Endangered species
Endangered species
Endangered species

We got to get over the hump
We got to get over the hump
We got to get over the hump

(We got to get over the hump)
When the syndrome is around (on guard)
Don't let your guard down
All you got to do is call on the funk, oh

On guard
Defend yourself
We shall overcome
Where did you get that funk from

They're spoiling the fun
Shoot them with them bop gun
Oh, hey baby

On guard
Protect yourself
(Movin' in on you)
I don't think you hear me (baby)
I said they're spoiling the fun
We shall overcome
We got to shoot them with them bop gun, yeah
Hey, babe

Bound to get down
Closing in on you

When the syndrome is around
Don't let your guard down
All you got to do is call on the funk
(Moving in on you, baby)

To dance is a protection
Funk is your connection
All you got to do is funk and dance

On guard
Protect yourself
On guard
Defend yourself

Endangered species
Endangered species
Endangered species
Endangered species
Endangered species
(Shoot them with the bop gun)

Endangered species (endangered species)
Endangered species (endangered species)
Endangered species
Endangered species
Endangered species
(Shoot them with the bop gun)

Endangered species
Endangered species
Endangered species (endangered species)
Endangered species (endangered species)
Endangered species
(You got to shoot them with the bop gun)

When the syndrome is around
Don't let your guard down
All you got to do, call on the funk

On guard
Defend yourself
Movin' in on you

Turn me loose
We shall overcome
Where'd you get that funk from, uh

I still say they are spoiling the fun
I'm gonna shoot them with my bop gun, oh
Hey, babe

Turn me loose, huh
And watch me get over the hump, ha
Hey, babe

I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump (we got to get on by the hump)
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump (I)
I got to get over the hump (got to get over)
I got to get over the hump (we got to get on by the hump)
I got to get over the hump (I got to)
I got to get over the hump (move over)

On guard
Hey, babe
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump (got to get on by the hump)
(On guard)
I got to get over the hump (watch me)

I got to get over the hump (I'm gonna shoot them with my bop gun)
I got to get over the hump (I)
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump (I got to get on by the hump, hey baby)
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump (hey, baby)
I got to get over the hump (on guard)

I got to get over the hump (shoot them all, uh)
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump (over)
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump (got to get over)
I got to get over the hump (I got to get on by the hump, on guard)
I got to get over the hump (gonna shoot them with my bop gun)
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump (hey, babe)
I got to get over the hump (hey, babe)
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump

On guard
Defend yourself
I'm gonna shoot them with my bop gun

I got to get over the hump (over the hump)
I got to get over the hump (watch me)
I got to get over the hump (I got to get over)
I got to get over the hump (I've got to get over the hump)
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump
I got to get over the hump





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Parliament Bop Gun (Endangered Species) Comments
  1. Glenn Allen

    At the time I was truly convinced this band was of another planetary sector as they were waaayyyyy out there......in a very funky way🤔✨

    Real Name

    That's cause they are intergalactic beings that ride on waves of FUNK from one galaxy to the next!

  2. TheDiamondMind •

    Still straight 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 in 2020!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. football goodies

    The voice of 1 Glen Goins, gone to soon !

  4. Phillip Williams

    Has any band anywhere come close to the funk , I don't think so and nobody ever will , funk beyond compare

    Real Name

    Nope, but I'll give an A for effort to anybody that can get a crowd movin' when they try!

  5. Denis Wilson

    THE SHOWCASE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY TALENT OF THE LATE GLENN GOINS

  6. Gregory James

    1977 Madison Square Garden, I was 17 and I was there. There will never be another Parliament! Funk so powerful I have tears in my eyes from the days long gone.

    Mattie M

    Yeah man! Those shows were awesome! The best band in the land. I saw them in DC in 1976 at the U of MD cole field house and went to every show afterwards. I would get punished for going to their show without permission but it was well worth it! I can tell the story of the funk mob. My daughters 19 and 25 never saw them but they are on their playlist today. That makes me a proud dad!

    Real Name

    Sounds like you got direct connection to the Mothership!

    Mattie M

    @Real Name Yeah pretty much!

  7. Eric Pelote

    Funk lives

  8. greg best

    Bound to get down, Haha Call on the Funk.

  9. William Smith

    My mother played this song for my step dad because his named was BeBop, during the summer 1978 they were so in love; miss you guys RIP.

  10. Clyde Jenkins

    Glenn bad man best of the best!

  11. Jay Ables

    The screen credit for LP should read Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome

  12. Dee 1

    That back cover looks cartoonish..


    Especially George with the Afro Puffs.

  13. Dwayne Clark

    I was a teen when this came out, in fact, I bought the album. They were definitly ahead of their time. Perfect for scag. Brilliant

    Gregory James

    I remember buying this album in 1977 when I was 17, I wore the grooves, I can still hear my Father saying TURN THAT NOISE DOWN. RIP Dad.

  14. Dwayne Clark

    I was a young teen when this came out. Wow. I'ts still funky.

  15. Desmond Sandoz

    BOP GUN !!!!

  16. The Following

    Sir Nose poster always has a place in my home. 😉

  17. Marvin Batiste

    Tha funkiest group ever organized,listen to tha beat an all those symbols

  18. Sidney Coleman

    George Clinton is a Phenomenal Artist .... he had a discern recognition for exceptional Musicians & Singers , the Lyrics In his Signature hits were far reaching Then and carries so much Weight in Meaning today ...... he Spoke to our unique experiences as African Americans Living in the Bowels of this Country..... incomparable!!!!!!!!

  19. Freddie Houston

    I am Sir Nose and I will never dance

  20. Lawrence Barr

    Disco lady...Johnny Taylor...

  21. Russell Gilbert

    Where you get THAT funk from?

  22. Lindsey Kipp

    OMG this music is even better now!

  23. Gregory James

    Played the grooves off this in 1977, life was so much simpler. Saw them at Madison Square Garden and if my life ended that night I would have died happy. The music is complete garbage today.

  24. William Jensen

    I got introduced to Parliament by me being in The Army at Fort Sill OK. in 1978-1980

  25. Thomas Bellamy

    Gotta get overy the hump day!

  26. Judith Patterson

    Baby I phone

  27. Lawrence Barr

    Those DRUMS!!!

  28. Lawrence Barr

    DRUMMER KEEPING IT TOGETHER....SEAMLESSLY...LISTEN...TO ALL DRUMMERS....

  29. Arcuno SR

    I love the choir! "On guard! Defend yourself!"

  30. mike f

    where did you get that funk from????

  31. Jalon Washington

    Funky oidskool,

  32. Kurt Adams

    The GENIUS of George Clinton

  33. Kurt Adams

    Classic FUNK

  34. Rashid Jackson

    Funk + messages= PERFECTION

  35. Mark Five

    Damn, you got a poster and a comic with this album.

  36. Rodney Wyatt

    251 souls couldn’t get over the hump!!!!

  37. MusicMatic707

    I used to spend hours as a teen in ‘97 studying this album and the album cover... Str8 ignat heat all over this album...

  38. steph

    I can't help but move my head a lil!!

  39. christhesmith

    247 people need a personality transplant.

    TinaMarie Mouzone

    christhesmith The syndrome is around.

  40. P M

    This is the best funk yeah

  41. Black Falconsungodzz

    245 dislikes are those Dumb Ass clowns that listen to Taylor swift, Lady Gaga wack ass music!

  42. Louis Thompson

    when the syndrome is around , dont let your guards down....

  43. Tan Maxwell 45

    Penny Robinson lol

    Tan Maxwell 45

    http://www.uncleodiescollectibles.com/img_lib/Angela%20Cartwright%201017%204-2-16.jpg

  44. Jeffrey Mckenzie

    I GREW UP DURING THIS GREAT ERA OF FUNK! BOY DO I MISS IT!!!

  45. Vote Blue 2020

    DAMMMMMMN!!!💯💯💯💯

  46. P M

    So funking good

  47. Dawit Khem Bethel

    Fuck Jim Crow!!!!!!

  48. Eddie Bills

    flashlight,neonlight spotlight!

  49. Theodore Cruz

    Funk is the best

  50. Denis Wilson

    The space bass is popping hard af

  51. Denis Wilson

    Even tho they had split the funk was never stronger at this point... I wonder what if they stayed together

  52. Joseph Weathersy

    How do we get over the hump and save the ENDANGERED SPECIES when were constantly going to war and hating anyone that's not like us , here for a good. [email protected]#% ,you feel me AND THE CATCH- 22 ENTITY REMAINS IN OPERATION PAST PRESENT AND YET TO BE FUTURE EVENTS TO COME .............

  53. Charles Curry

    Best funk n hump day song Eva!!

  54. lynn bond

    Unguard and defend yoself....🤔

  55. jared

    When I was younger my dad said I wouldn't be able to understand the complex nature of this song (because of how it repeats in the chorus - which is what funk is) and now I can't stop listening to it.

  56. Marcus Justice

    1978 Doctor Funkenstein standing orders to Star Child: Whenever you depart from The Mothership you go armed with your Bop Gun and Flashlight and watch out for Sir Nose D'void of Funk.

  57. TheOriginalGeekNerdVillian

    Who don't need they bop gun?

  58. knight44441

    This had got to be one of the best funk songs EVER!!! BTW. We all know the Thumbs downs are from Trump supporter types, you listening Nick bosa?

  59. edoardo zampetti

    i have a new disease... a funk syndrome...

  60. T mccor-cu

    fucking Jam 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

  61. Maani Hamskii

    214 people got shot with a bop gun at some point in time

  62. nino Brown6550

    Who remembers the animated tv Ad for this LP, featuring star child? lol Rick James had a tv ad for Busting out, too.

  63. Jonathan Long

    I got to get over the hump.

  64. Kevin Demetris

    They were one of the best that ever did it , real funk hand down

  65. derrell revels

    I mean like the music, the concept was like, Yes! Tha bomb.

  66. derrell revels

    Turned my ass out!

  67. derrell revels

    This album was just one the most exciting albums ever. This is when I became a p funk head for real.

  68. Andrew Malone

    I feel like all 210 downvotes on this song are Donald Trump signing up for new youtube accounts so he can downvote it again. Nobody with heart doesn't like this.

    Vote Blue 2020

    Andrew Malone that's y WE MUST VOTE BLUE NO MATTER WHO!!!!💯💯💯

  69. Corbin Alexander

    Dem Horny Horns all day baby bobba...lol..

  70. Walid Aladssani

    Glen Goins was a great soul singer

  71. fred smith

    Without humps there would be no gettin over.

  72. Sandra Dee Lawson.

    Funny I just so happen to popped in on YouTube listing, that's what sent me over to Soulbrothanumbahone YouTube. Thank You!

  73. Allen Mac

    Slow the funk down in the video setting to.75

  74. Jorge Jeffries

    Funk music comments are the best, everyone in the apex of their day really feeling the music. I'm going to assume many of you are high as fuck ;p

  75. Alex X

    Man I’ve heard this song so many times, coming back to listen to it again.... GODDAMN!! Everything is so tight and on point. The thumping power of the rhythm section laying back the groove for some of the finest funk horn lines, slick guitar, and out of this world key work. WOW is all I can say ladies and gentlemen.

    Vote Blue 2020

    Alex X it's a lil deeper than that!!! listen to what he's saying!!!

  76. قناة البكالوريا لجميع المواد

    like me

  77. Trill Ville

    This is more different than Ice Cube's version I see he took out a lot of this and added a lot to his.

    modifiedcontent

    Ice Cube's version is a remake of One Nation Under A Groove, has tiny to do with this Bop Gun

  78. nufellow09

    Listening in 2019? We are not an endangered species😎

  79. Michael B

    LOVE IT

  80. Thomas Bellamy

    Getting over the hump day

  81. Mike Dodson

    Make my funk the p funk

  82. bennymutant

    DEFEND YOURSELF

  83. Bobby Linning

    Turn me loose we shall overcome where did you get your FUNK from ???????? RIP Glen!!!!!!!

  84. Allen Mac

    Slow down the video to 0.75×....then zone out ...

  85. Zero F's

    En garde! It's French for put up your dukes!!!

  86. Linxy Wun

    They were so delicious!!

    zgniniarT

    they still are. new album is out :o)

    Linxy Wun

    @zgniniarT holy crap!! I need to check this out!! 😮 Thanks!!

    zgniniarT

    @Linxy Wun opinion?^^

    Linxy Wun

    @zgniniarT I am into minds I think lol I think it's mostly because it's not how they used to be in some songs, I absolutely love I'm gunna make you sick of me, I think it's an album that will grow on me though, I wouldn't want to lose the love I have for them 😊😊 what about yourself?

  87. Tyler Wooten

    KING OF THE 70S






    WAS ZEPPELIN AND THE STONES

    ba Khem brutal Knowledge

    and yet you're HERE, posting comments-a most severe case of acute placebo syndrome.
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  88. Denis Wilson

    Jerome ATTACKS them drums

  89. Mister Keyes

    God Bless Chocolate City and it's vanilla suburbs.

  90. Stevie Del Ray

    ...and it came to pass, that upon his return, Dr. Funkenstein did find the planet to have completely lost the beat of the Funkentelechy, and had fallen prey to the Placebo Syndrome, spread throughout the galaxy by the infamous Sir Nose D'voidoffunk. Driven by the genius of desperation, Funkenstein sends StarChild to do battle, armed with his greatest invention of all time...THE BOP GUN.

  91. Virgil Wyatt

    This music is not of this Planet. It is clearly extraterrestrial.

  92. Gregory Crawford

    ALL REPUBLICANS SHOULD BE SHOT WITH THE BOPGUN.ℹℹℹℹℹ

  93. Marilyn Jackson

    Glen Goines was truly the man with much talent!! All of them was musically inclined!! George Clinton was a master mind of music. I was shocked to find out that the Dramatics was the Manager for the Dramatics for a short time. He was the one to tell Ron Banks to sing more baritone and less horns.

  94. Ronnie James

    Turn me lose, we shall overcome, endangered species (black man) defend yourself, got to get over the hump.

  95. arthur g

    Gotta get over the hump!!

  96. Angelo Adams

    Dude was 24 when he passed. What a voice for a young man. Unbelievable how great these people was

  97. mayena

    Glenn Goins was a great vocalist.

  98. Lorraine Christianson

    god i love this song