Paula Abdul - Ho-Down Lyrics

That's what I want
That's what I need
That's what I want
Ho down
She sprays her lies around her like the clouds release the rain
An endless stream of promises that vaporize again
Remember last Tuesday when you said it was the end
You caught her in your Nissan getting funky with your best friend
She will never change till her flesh is under dirt
But then at least she's hangin' with neighbors she deserves
Forgive me if I seem to sound a little on the loose
But I cannot pour sugar just to sweeten up the truth
I would like to wish for her a long forgotten dream
Happened early morning when I was two or three
Everyone around who didn't quite fit in the mix
Turned and waved goodbye and disappeared without a hitch
Except my friend Billy who lived just across the way
The world belonged to us forever on from that day
Until we ran into that sneaky girl from down the street
Who tried to smile so pretty stealing Billy right from me
The world spun around her everywhere that she would go
But even my friend Billy knew that she was just a -- oh no
She had such a way to twist and turn a simple truth
Told my friend Billy I had been a little loose
Then Billy took her arm and left me standing all alone
I just had to wait there watching them do-se-do
Till Billy pushed her in the deepest darkest hole around
It was goodbye sneaky girl -- ho down
I would like to wish for her a place to somewhere far
A place in outer space to some exotic little star
A million miles away would probably suit the planet fine
Someplace where it's clear she is gone and you are mine
Or maybe some romantic little island in the sea
As far away as it is possible to be
She can have the flowers and the wind
And I can have my baby back with me once again
I would like to wish for her another little story
My daddy said to me when I was just a little girly
He told me 'bout a pretty graceful lovely lady bird
Who never could find a nest good enough for her
From every tree she landed in she saw one that was better
So off she went before she ever could regain her breath
Wasn't it a pity when she finally hit the ground
It was goodbye lovely birdy -- ho down
Goodbye lovely birdy ho down --

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Paula Abdul Ho-Down Comments
  1. utterbullspit

    Every song on this album should've had a video

  2. Chase Gran

    Does anyone know what the background vocals are saying around 0:35? It happens every hook. For years I have wondered but have never been able to figure it out! All the lyrics online and also in the CD booklet completely skip that line. Part of it sounds like “never _________ again as long as I am” but I can’t tell for sure and it drives me crazy!!! 😭

  3. jal b

    One of the strongest tracks from Head Over Heels.
    Paula recently said in an interview (when asked what song she would have just liked to have been a single) and she said HO DOWN. Perhaps she can somehow perform incorporate into her upcoming Vegas show

  4. Marvin Williams

    3:28 on out. CLUTCH 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  5. Ian S. Mozdzen

    Great Gatsby soundtrack-y

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  7. Samuel Calandrino

    Possibly the best aged song since her 1995 release. This one should have been a release. So corky and creative like Straight Up.

  8. Erin O'Riordan

    This is the absolutely random song stuck in my head today for no discernible reason.

  9. Tenillest Lockhart

    My favorite song

  10. Eric Springer

    I refer to this as Paula's Janet-esk song :-) it would have made for a great video as mentioned below

    Mr. Mystique

    @Eric Springer Yeah. She's talking about a vixenous woman, it sounds like "If" to me.

    Leon Lipscombe

    +Mr. Mystique I've always considered My Love Is For Real to be more like IF

  11. Jaye Noone

    I always thought this would have been a good single but then I guess the live performance would have been hard. But still a video would have been cool!!


    +Jaye Noone No need to bother since the album was a flop

    Leon Lipscombe

    +toyoscio funny thing is it went on to sell 3 Million worldwide, by today's standards this album is a success!

    Hamish Downie

    A success by any standard. It was just that Paul became famous at the end of the 80s and was too associated with the era's style. That and it wasn't as successful as the album's predecessors.


    Jaye Noone the music video would've been 🔥🔥🔥🔥 though!!!


    Também adoro essa musica!!! deveria ter sido um single!!!

  13. Eric Springer

    I love this song!!!! I hated it at first when I got the album back in 1995, but over time it grew on me :-)

  14. Eric Springer

    Should have been a single

  15. koolkool1103

    Love it

  16. Simone S

    Adoro essa música. Bjs!!!!