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Hancock Biv DeVoe.
Bell Biv Devoe photo courtesy of Michael Levine, Michael Hancock photo by Anthony Camera. Illustration by Kelsey VanderWerf.

Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison," Re-Written For Mayor Hancock's Inauguration

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock officially kicks off his second term today with a series of inaugural events. The day starts with a swearing-in ceremony at 11 a.m. and ends with a party at the Denver Botanic Gardens featuring a performance from legendary new jack swing group Bell Biv DeVoe

There isn't much connecting Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe to Denver. So in the spirit of the day's theme, "Denver Together," we here at Westword Music have come up with a few lyrical alterations to the trio's signature hit, "Poison." 

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Lyrics: Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison" (Mayor Michael Hancock Inauguration Remix)

Denver, I, must
(Warrrrrn yoooooooooou)
I sense something strange in my mind
Situation is (seriooooooooous)
Let's cure it 'cause we're running out of time
It's oh, so (beautifuuuuuuuuul)
Developments they seem from the start
It's all so (deadllllllllly)
When project's not together from the heart

Rent's drivin' me out of my mind!
Housing is so HARD for me to find
Can't get it out of my head!
Move here, move there, move now
(Wrong move you're dead!)

Never trust a big bank and smile

(If I were you I'd take pre-)
Before you get thrown in Denver jail
Take it from the (waaaaaaaaarden)
You're really gonna wanna make bail

DIA is so - (flyyyyyyyyyyyy)
Mustang will drive you right out of your mind
And steal your heart when you're blind
Beware she's schemin', she'll make you think you're dreamin'
YOU'LL fall in love and you'll be screamin', demon, HOO...

("POISON! ")

I was at the dispensary, shake, breakin and takin 'em all
And that night, I took an edible
Checkin out the grows, the highs and highs
Keepin one eye open, still clockin' the tourists
There was one particular strain that stood out from the rest
Poison as can be, the high power plant
Michael Hancock here and I'm runnin' the show
Bell Hancock DeVoe 

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