No Scrubs Lyrics

no scrubs lyrics - tlc
no scrubs lyrics – tlc

No Scrubs is a popular R&B song by TLC, an American girl group known for their influential contributions to the music industry.

Released in 1999 as the lead single from their album “FanMail,” the track swiftly became a worldwide hit, dominating the charts and solidifying TLC’s status as one of the most successful female groups of all time.

TLC No Scrubs Lyrics

Intro

Oh-oh

Verse 1

A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly
And is also known as a busta (Busta, busta)
Always talkin’ ’bout what he wants
And just sits on his broke ass, so

Pre-Chorus

No, I don’t want your number (Uh, uh-uh, uh-uh)
No, I don’t wanna give you mine and
No, I don’t wanna meet you nowhere (No)
No, don’t want none of your time and (Uh)

Chorus

No, I don’t want no scrub (Uh)
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me
Hangin’ out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride
Trying to holla at me (Woo)
I don’t want no scrub
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me (Uh-uh, no love)
Hangin’ out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride (Uh-uh, uh-uh, uh-uh)
Trying to holla at me

Verse 2

Well a scrub checkin’ me, but his game is kinda weak
And I know that he cannot approach me
‘Cause I’m lookin’ like class and he’s lookin’ like trash
Can’t get wit’ a deadbeat ass, so (Yeah)

Pre-Chorus

No, I don’t want your number
No, I don’t wanna give you mine and (Said no)
No, I don’t wanna meet you nowhere
No, don’t want none of your time (Check it)

Chorus

No, I don’t want no scrub
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me (Uh-huh, come on)
Hangin’ out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride
Trying to holla at me (Ha)
I don’t want no scrub (No scrubs)
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me (Uh-uh, no love)
Hangin’ out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride
Trying to holla at me

Bridge

If you don’t have a car and you’re walkin’
Oh, yes son, I’m talkin’ to you
If you live at home with your momma
Oh, yes son, I’m talkin’ to you (Baby)
If you have a shorty that you don’t show love
Oh, yes son (Yeah, yeah), I’m talkin’ to you (Yeah, yeah)
Wanna get with me with no money
Oh no, I don’t want no
No (No scrubs) scrub (No love)
No (No scrubs) scrub
No, no (No love)
No (Uh-uh, uh-uh, uh-uh, no scrubs) scrub
No, no, no, no (Uh-uh, uh-uh, uh-uh, no love)
No (Uh-uh, uh-uh, uh-uh) scrub
No, no (Uh, uh)

Chorus

No, I don’t want no scrub (No scrubs)
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me
Hangin’ out the passenger side (Yeah) of his best friend’s ride, oh
Trying to holla at me
I don’t want no scrub, no
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me
Hangin’ out the passenger side (Uh, uh) of his best friend’s ride (Yeah)
Trying to holla at me, yeah

Verse 3

See, if you can’t spatially expand my horizons (Horizons)
Then that leaves you in the class with scrubs, never risin’ (Risin’)
I don’t find it surprisin’ if you don’t have the Gs (Gs)
To please me and bounce from here to the coast of overseas
So (So), let me give you somethin’ to think about (Think about)
Inundate your mind with intentions to turn you out (Turn you out)
Can’t forget the focus on the picture in front of me (In front of me)
You as clear as DVD on digital TV screens (Digital TV screens)
Satisfy my appetite with somethin’ spectacular (Spectacular)
Check your vernacular, and then I’ll get back to ya (Back to ya)
With diamond-like precision, insatiable is what I envision (Envision)
Can’t detect acquisition from your friend’s Expedition
Mister (Mister) Big Willy, if you really wanna know (Know, know)
Ask Chilli, could I be a silly ho? (Ho, ho) Not really
T-Boz and all my señoritas are steppin’ on your FILAs
But you don’t hear me though (But you don’t hear me though)

Chorus

No, I don’t want no scrub (No)
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me (Uh-uh, uh-uh, uh)
Hangin’ out the passenger side (Uh) of his best friend’s ride (Yeah)
Trying to holla at me
I don’t want no scrub, no (No scrub)
A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me (No love)
Hangin’ out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride
Trying to holla at me

Facts About No Scrubs Lyrics

FactDescription
Song TitleNo Scrubs
ArtistTLC
AlbumFanMail
Release DateJanuary 23, 1999
GenreR&B, Pop
SongwritersKevin “She’kspere” Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle
ProducersKevin “She’kspere” Briggs
Length3 minutes and 35 seconds
LabelLaFace Records
Chart PerformanceReached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States
Peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart
Achieved top 10 positions in various other countries, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand
Grammy AwardsWon Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 2000
Lyrics Excerpt“A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly / And is also known as a buster / Always talkin’ about what he wants / And just sits on his broke ass”
Music VideoDirected by Hype Williams, featuring TLC members in futuristic outfits and choreographed dance moves
ImpactBecame a feminist anthem, empowering women to reject men who lack ambition or respect
Considered one of TLC’s signature songs and a defining track of the late 1990s R&B era
Cultural InfluenceSampled and referenced in numerous songs, films, and TV shows, cementing its pop culture legacy
Included in various “Best of” and “Greatest Hits” compilations

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