Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) Lyrics




Tear the roof off, we're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker
Tear the roof off, we're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker
Tear the roof off, we're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker
Tear the roof off, we're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker

You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round

Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk

You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round

Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk

We're gonna turn this mother out
We're gonna turn this mother out

You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round

Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk

Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
(Let us in, we'll tear this mother out)
We gotta have that funk
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
(Let us in, we'll tear this mother out)
We gotta have that funk

Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk

(We're gonna turn this mother out)
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
(We're gonna turn this mother out)
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk
(We're gonna turn this mother out)
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
(We're gonna turn this mother out)
Ow, we need the funk
We gotta have that funk

Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
(Let us in, we'll tear this mother out)
We gotta have that funk
Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
(Let us in, we'll tear this mother out)
We gotta have that funk

We want the funk
Give up the funk
We need the funk
We gotta have that funk
We want the funk
Give up the funk
We need the funk
We gotta have that funk
We want the funk
Give up the funk
We need the funk
We gotta have that funk

(You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down)
(There's a whole lot of rhythm going round)
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round

Ow, we want the funk
Give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk
(Let us in we'll tear this mother out)





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Parliament Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) Comments
  1. Mr. Golem

    4 colorful funky guys brought me here

  2. Emiliano Garcia

    This gives me terrible flashbacks as im in zero G’s while riding the guardians of the galaxy ride

  3. Mike Katsis

    Tearing the roof off this sucka 2020

  4. Jonp

    High School. 15 years old when this came out

  5. Marilyn Crutchfield

    One of my favorite songs in the early 70's😍💞

  6. ACTUALLYRICH

    2020 and still tearin’

    Dave

    Clinton 2020
    Make America Funk Again

  7. David Gray

    BASS ORGASM!!

  8. victor b

    2020 and still great 👍🎼

  9. Melody Sanger

    HAPPY 79TH BIRTHDAY
    GRADY THOMAS
    (JANUARY 5, 2020)

  10. Za Tay

    When parents and their kids listened together? Yeah. Don't bump the record player or it's your ass!

  11. dimuspl

    Ow, we want the funk 2020!

  12. Ron Simpson

    I remember being introduced to Funk back in the mid70s when I spent time at my friends house. What a great time to be alive I remember the people being so different.

  13. Ben the Red

    Who is demanding the funk in 2020! (Yes!.... i got to say it first!)

    Dave

    George Clinton 2020
    Make America Funk Again

  14. Treacherous Game

    Bumping into 2020

  15. James Anthony

    my hands don't scan

  16. Gustavo Castillo

    I'm here after The Purge: Election Year.

  17. Robin Yankin

    remember to stick on the one.

  18. Darling Boy

    Jorge Masvidal tore the roof off the sucker that was Ben Askren with a flying knee.

  19. Sol Cocom

    The Purge?

  20. Alex Monte

    When your dad is going to prison and you're having a house party to celebrate.

  21. nostrilnick

    Oh fuck yeah. Bootsy gittin' it.
    Oh, and kids, THIS is how you do it. Learn how to play an instrument and DO. IT. LIVE. Horns FTW.

  22. ItIsSo G

    My wife and 3 of her friends from the private Baptist college they attended went to hear Parliament at the old Kemper Arena in Kansas City back in the late 70's. They were the only white people in the place, but they absolutely loved the show! Still good music!!

  23. Tyler McElroy

    oof rip ben askren

  24. Ok Boomer

    Im here from the beggining of purge election year frog masked man , i know 😂

  25. Nudelbert

    Throwback when funk legend George Clinton had an affair with Lily Aldrin

  26. John Q

    The Purge election year

  27. Daphne Rodriguez

    AMAZING THANKS YOU GOODNESS 🌟,♥️🖤💚 BROWN FAMILY DAPHNE COTTON ALWAYS 💜 AWESOME.♥️ BLOOD,🖤 AFRICAN,💚 HOPE,

  28. Dollar Bill

    2020 who still needs the funk?

  29. Macro ꤶ

    The purge?


    Or



    Guardians of Galaxy? ( I'm Brazilian )

    Sol Cocom

    The Purge 😆

    Patrick Silva

    Brasil !!!

  30. Ty Man

    Its on my purge greatest hits cd

  31. Forrest B

    Told my neighbors that I’d hire someone too fix our roof after we play the record just one more time lol

  32. Franco Darwiche

    The purge

  33. Dimas Teamam

    Moneyball, Oakland club house 🤣

  34. Cassaundra Martinez

    2019
    We still want the funk

    Gene Hunter

    Facts..

  35. widnesmike

    What dya know bout this here youngblood?

  36. nino Brown6550

    When black children and black parents listened the same Damn music! The 1970s.

    shawn slopoke

    Us white kids too!! I grew up on this!!

  37. Marcio santana

    Quem veio pelo filme the purge

  38. Charles Luciano

    Is anyone else here because of Brad Pitt and Jeremy Giambi?

  39. NintenBlox

    when ksi won:

  40. Pawn Hearts

    Shelly: I LIKE LASAGNAAAAAA

  41. James Vickers

    P-Funk....G.O.A.T🤘

  42. Young Yuck

    TEGRADY FARMS! Who’s here cause of South Park?

  43. Juan DeJesus

    South Park S23E06

  44. Rahul Saldanha

    south park

  45. chris Higham

    Ben askren brought me here

  46. Eddie Moreno

    Turning this mother out into 2020 bitches, Yeeee boy!

  47. chil in

    cmon ben....

  48. jerry bogans

    "Just let us in."

  49. colonel Angus

    It is 1976, I am 14 ,selling news papers in Marshfield Ma,this song was so dam cool. I had a radio shack " boom box " that needed 8 d batteries.!! I spent all my paperboy 💰 on batteries.
    Wild cherry had " play that funky music", kc and every Tom,dick and Harry were putting out amazing stuff. I'm a white bread kid going blind , thinking about the chics in national geographic,or the sluts in " OUi" magazine.. my brain was so funked up...!!! I was going blind from solo sex .... Stuff. Bicentennial,Billy beer,find someone to get down tonight. ,!!
    I miss those fun, innocent days you know what,I also spent hours in gas lines during the OPEC crisis, listening to am radio, looking for da funk,da tiitties,da oui sluts.
    Now I am divorced , doing the same thing at ??? Ohhhhhh.boyy.
    I dam got old man.. LOL

  50. Beach Boys

    I was born in 1990 and I personally prefer the old music over today's so-called music!!

  51. Josue Bustamante

    Esta canción sale en la canción de la purch

  52. ๓г ๓๏ггเร

    The purguee 3 election 🇺🇸

  53. Leaaa Elui

    american nightmare😭🤣

  54. Bape Nigga

    Who is here from the purge

  55. Tamás Darabos

    Where's here for Ben Askren?

  56. Neftali Segura

    Quien viene por la pelicula de la purga?

  57. United States Marine corps

    Anybody here from the purge Election year??

  58. Louis Cooks

    Love how Bigfoot includes the high hat in his fills. His grooves always make me get ugly in the face and make me break my neck.

  59. Tyreek Cruse 2

    Ah, I remember when they used to use this song for Church's Chicken commercials.

  60. Josh Joshson

    Funky Askren can't be stopped

  61. ThePaul Steezo

    George Clinton for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! PUT DA FUNK BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!

  62. ThePaul Steezo

    Call my baby PUSSY!!
    P.U.S.S.Y!

  63. Valerie Hallums

    I remember when I first bought the album and I kept playing this song over and over and over again

  64. Andy Whitehead

    AWESOME. Play loud and proud.

  65. Vinicius Biazotto Gomes

    Para presidente, vote Joselito Sem Noção. 12345678910! Hahahaha

  66. H0RnSeY

    Ohhh this whole time I thought they are saying
    Give me the mop
    Gotta have the mop 🤦‍♂️😂😂😂😂

  67. Thatfool Forlife

    I've heard of this one before, but I didn't know what it was called or who it was. I love it

  68. bohemi2001

    I gre up with this groups music too. My oldest brother and I loved "Confunkshun" jams too. The only sad thing is a cool kid in the neighborhood got run over by a semi when 'Flashlight' was real popular. Before that I could jam to Flashlight...no so much anymore. Good times though.

  69. Jim Beekman

    I could of been the 666th dislike.... FUNK THAT!!

  70. burnedbysound

    Get roofless!

  71. Mikki Martin

    💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

  72. Aydın Türksu İlerle

    Mastercard reklamından gelenler ?

  73. Deja-Vu

    I’m only 15 but my music’s so funky I wondered if I was born in the wrong time.

  74. Jay R

    gotta have that funk

  75. Cedric Burns

    Got Dam I need the Funk 😜

  76. Hakdog Sauce

    Am i the only one who came here because of The Purge Anarchy?

  77. Lucas T

    FUNKY BASS!

  78. Thomas Carter

    Strip Joints of DC.

  79. Anthony Truman

    We need the funk, we gotta have that funk 😤🗣

  80. sfebon

    .75 and .5

  81. John Peay

    4th yearn of collage level FUNK

  82. AJ Hanson

    True story..when I was about 24 (20yrs ago). They came and played at an event in my hometown of Rocky Mount NC and because I was never really one to back down from a dare. I hopped up on stage with them and started doing the cabbage patch and other crazy ridiculous dances I think and security came out and pull me off the stage and then immediately the band members call me backup on stage put their arms around me and we cabbage patched together while I sang the rest of this song with them. It's a pretty awesome memory of mine that I don't mind sharing when the opportunity arises. I'll leave out the part about what we did on their boss after the show.

  83. Dani Nion

    Sex Education?

  84. Marisol Villavicencio

    WOOOOW.Awesome music,thanks for sharing!!

  85. Andrew K

    Shit this ball producing some sweat cream

  86. Gadiel adrian Mendoza Salazar

    Soy el unico que esta por 12 horas para sobrevivr el año de la elección?

  87. Starchief grayflake

    Soo good

  88. Brian Eley

    Purge 12 of march

  89. Juan Carrillo

    Algún mexicano??? Q le guste

  90. Mark Parsons

    Crazy stupid

  91. DINOGAMER 9m

    Recuerdos de jexs

  92. Jelis_B'r Inutrans

    lolol the reason they traded Jeremy Giambi.

  93. chil in

    who else is here from ben askren?

  94. joegerm74

    Those drums... damn

  95. MonsieurLeWop

    43 years old and still funkier and fresher than anything that's been re;eased since!

  96. Keiley Mynk

    THIS IS the M A I N song that has been going through my "mind" lately

    MonsieurLeWop

    The there's nothing wrong with your mind!