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BEAT GOES ON

Lyrics

(Let's dance again)

Don't sit there like some silly girl
If you wait too long it'll be too late
I'm not telling you something new
There ain't no time to lose (No time to lose)
It's time for you to celebrate

(So get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
Get up, little girl
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
It's time, your world
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
Your life, your choice
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
It's time, live it up

On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes

You don't have the luxury of time
You have got to say what's on your mind
Your head lost in the stars
You'll never go far (No time to lose)
It's time for you to read the signs

(So get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
Here comes, my hand
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
Take it, you can
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
The time, is now
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
I'll show, you how

On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes

Say what you like
(Say what you like)
Do what you feel
(Do what you feel)
You know exactly who you are
(You know exactly who you are)
The time is right now
You got to decide
Stand in the back or be the star
(Don't sit in the back)

(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
Here comes, my hand
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
Take it, you can
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
The time, is now
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
I'll show, you how
(On and on)

I can't keep waiting for you (For you)
Anticipating that you've
No time to lose (For you)
I can't keep waiting for you

(Kanye West:)
Uh, here's a impromptu, I want you, and I'm going to tell you what I want to do to you
Your girlfriend she wants too, beautiful, just flew in from Paris, voulez-vous

(I can't keep waiting for you)
And a city that don't snooze, smooze amongst the who's who's
And I use my celeb to get this one home
Oh everything that feel good gotta be so wrong

Give me room now, I'm like a vampire on the full moon now
And I don't know about you now, but I think I wanna try some'ing new now
See what it do now
And when you sat down, uh, 'cause you was using your breath now, uh
'Cause you be doin' it to death now, she'd be doin' E to F now, what's left now?

Mister West now, can you get any more fresh now? I think I just did, just now
Talkin' my shit that sell, I'm a professional
I admit that flashin' lights so I live that
Fame is a girl, wanna hit that?
'Cause I know exactly where to get that, did you get that?

Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat
Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat now

(On and on, the beat goes, on and on)
'Cause I know exactly where to get that, did you get that?

(Let's go
, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
The beat goes
(Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat)
The beat goes

On and on, the beat goes
On and on, the beat goes
On and on, on and on, on and on

Credits

Written by Pharrell Williams, Madonna and Kanye West
Produced by The Neptunes
Co-produced by Madonna
Mixed by Spike Stent and Andrew Coleman
Featuring Kanye West

Album

Hard Candy, the album
 Hard Candy

Song

This song was leaked online in August 2007, but then got reworked by Madonna & Pharrell in October 2007, completely changing the sound and most of lyrics and adding a rap by hip hop superstar Kanye West for the album Hard Candy. Click here to read the lyrics of the leaked demo version.

Tour

Beat Goes On @ Sticky & Sweet TourAfter opening her Sticky & Sweet show with the delicious Candy Shop, Madonna does not waste time and puts the show in higher gear with the uptempo Beat Goes On. In true ghetto pimp style, Madonna rolls in a 1920s Rolls Royce with an M-Dolla license plate onto the catwalk. While Hypnosis drives the car, Madonna puts on a top hat and gets rid of her corset, revealing her see-through outfit. Meanwhile, Pharrell & Kanye share the big screen to do their parts. Pharrell joined the ride during a surprise appearance on the 3rd show in NYC.

Get Stupid (Beat Goes On remix) @ Sticky & Sweet TourBeat Goes On was also used as a video interlude preceding the Futuristic Rave segment of the show. This time it was a remixed version, combined with parts of other Hard Candy songs, most prominently the 'get stupid' line from Give It 2 Me, which is how the video got dubbed by fans. The politically charged video caused great controversy for comparing terrorists and dictators like Hitler, Mao and Mussolini to US Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Later in the video, images of world leaders and heroes Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Bono and the Dalai Lama also include the Democratic candidate Barack Obama, who would later become the 44th US president.