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Originally recorded during the Dangerous sessions in 1991 through L.A. Reid and Babyface, “Slave come the Rhythm” is a taut robo-pop rhythm track in which Jackson narrates a story around a mrs trapped in stifling circumstances. In ~ home and work, the protagonist is compelled to “dance” come the needs of regulating men, if her very own desires room ignored. In a quick moment the respite, she escapes and also “dance come the beat of her own.” Jackson tells her story in a passionate vocal, capped by his trademark syncopated beat-boxing and grainy advertisement libs.

She dances in his sheets at night

She dances to his needs

She dances ‘til that feels simply right

Until he falls asleep

She dances in ~ the crack of dawn

And quickly cooks his food

She can’t be late, can’t take too long

The youngsters must gain to school

She’s a slave to the rhythm

She’s a servant to the valuation of

She’s a servant to the rhythm

A slave to the rhythm of

The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She’s a slave to the rhythm

She’s a slave to the rhythm of

She’s a servant to the rhythm

A servant to the rate of

The valuation of love, the rate of love

She dances for the man at work

Who works her overtime

She can’t be rude as she says sir

I have to be home tonight

She dances come the kitchen stove

Dinner is served by nine

He states his food’s one hour late

She must be the end her mind

She’s a servant to the rhythm

She’s a slave to the rate of

She’s a slave to the rhythm

A servant to the valuation of

The rhythm of love, the rhythm of love

She’s a servant to the rhythm

She’s a servant to the rhythm of

She’s a slave to the rhythm

A slave to the valuation of

The valuation of love, the rhythm of love

She functions so difficult just to make her way

For a guy who simply don’t appreciate

And though he takes her love in vain

Yet she could not stop, couldn’t break his chains

She danced the night the they fell out

She swore she’d run no more

But dance she did, the did not quit

As she ran the end the door

She danced v the night in are afraid of her life

She danced to a beat of her own

She let out a cry and swallowed her pride

She knew she was needed earlier home, home

Cause she a servant to the rhythm

She’s a slave to the valuation of

She’s a servant to the rhythm

A slave to the rate of

The valuation of love, the valuation of love

She’s a slave to the rhythm

She’s a servant to the valuation of

She’s a slave to the rhythm

A servant to the rhythm of

The rhythm of love, the valuation of love


Written by L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons and Kevin RobersonPublished by AX5 Songz, gmbh (BMI) / Sony/ATV songs LLC/Sony/ATV epic Solar/Ecaf Music (BMI) / Warner-Tamerlane publishing Corp o/b/o itself and also Boobie and also DJ songs Inc.

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(BMI) / Sony/ATV songs LLC/Sony/ATV epic Solar/Ecaf Music (BMI)Vocals created by L.A. Reid and BabyfaceProduced by Timbaland because that Timbaland Productions and Co-produced through Jerome "Jroc" Harmon because that Bronze and Brainz and Timbaland ProductionsRecorded by chris Godbey because that SIDE BY next / JVU ENT at The hit Factory, aided by Perry JimenezStrings i ordered it by Larry GoldCopyist and also Assistant to Larry Gold: Steve TirpakEngineering by Jeff Chestek at MilkBoy the Studio, Philadelphia, PAAssistant engineering by karl PetersenViolins through Emma Kummrow, Luigi Mazzocchi, Charles Parker, Dayna Anderson, Tamae Lee, Eliza Cho, Michelle Bishop, Carlos Rubio, Blake Espy and Erica MillerViolas by Davis Barnett, Jonathan Kim and Renee Steffy-WarnickCello by Jennie Lorenzo, note Ward and also Jesus MoralesBass through Ranaan MeyerMixed by kris Godbey for SIDE BY side / JVU ENT at jungle City, assisted by Matt Weber