Magic
Lyrics B.o.B

Featuring: Rivers Cuomo

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[Radio message:]
Hi, my name is Bob, and I approve this message

[Intro/Hook 1 - Rivers Cuomo]
I got the magic in me
Every time I touch that track it turns into gold
Everybody knows I got the magic in me
When I hit the flow, the girls come snappin at me
Now everybody wants some presto magic, magic, magic
Magic, magic, magic
Magic, magic, magic
Ahooooooo, I got the magic in me

[Verse 1 - B.o.B]
These tricks that I'll attempt will blow your mind (mind)
Pick a verse, any verse, I'll hypnotize you with every line (ah!)
I'll need a volunteer, how about you, with the eyes? (right there)
Come on down to the front, stand right here and don't be shy (Bobby)
I'll have you time travellin (travellin), have your mind babblin (babblin)
People tryin to inherit the skill, so they askin me (askin me)
Even David Blaine had to go and take some classes and
I see Mindfreak like "what's up man, what's happenin?" (Mindfreak!)
So come one, come all and see the show tonight (ha)
Prepare to be astounded, no ghost or poltergeist
You know I'm no Pinocchio, I never told a lie
So call me Mr. Magic Man, I float on Cloud 9, haha

[Hook 2 - Rivers Cuomo] (B.o.B) - w/ ad libs
I got the magic in me (I got the magic, baby)
Every time I touch that track it turns into gold (yes it turns to gold)
Everybody knows I got the magic in me (I got the magic, baby)
When I hit the flow, the girls come snappin at me (they be snappin baby)
Now everybody wants some presto magic, magic, magic
Magic, magic, magic
Magic, magic, magic
Ahooooooo, I got the magic in me

[Verse 2 - B.o.B]
We'll take a journey into my mind (mind),
You'll see why it's venom I rhyme (rhyme)
Stay on the road, so I call my mama when I got time (time)
I hit the stage, go insane, then jump into that crowd (ah)
See, see, when I rhyme I flow on the beat like pitta-da-da
See I deceive ya with my intergalactic ether (yeah)
I sing just like Aretha, so respect me like I'm Caesar (Caesar)
I kick it like Adidas, flowin sticky like adhesive
Be cautious, cause what I be on'll leave ya with amnesia
I break all the rules like Evel Knievel (yeah!)
It's a spectacular show, cause my heart pumps diesel
So whatever you sayin, it don't entertain my ego
I do this everyday, Hocus Pocus is my steelo


[Hook 3 - Rivers Cuomo] (B.o.B) - w/ ad libs
I got the magic in me (I got the magic, baby)
Everytime I touch that track it turns into gold (Yes it turns to gold)
Everybody knows I've got the magic in me (I got the magic, baby)
When I hit the flow the girls come snappin' at me (They be snappin' baby)
Now everybody wants some presto magic

Magic, magic, magic
Magic, magic, magic
Magic, magic, magic
I got the magic in me!

Song facts

"Magic" is the third single from B.o.B's debut studio album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray. The track features Weezer's lead singer, Rivers Cuomo, and was produced by Dr. Luke. In the UK the track made Radio 1's B-Playlist.

Despite mixed reviews, the song has been progressing up the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching as high as number 10. The reviewer at Billboard.com explains, "The song's strongest force is an infectious, throbbing synth-guitar hook from Dr. Luke, who seamlessly fuses B.o.B's verses with a chorus by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo that demands a singalong. The result is stellar." In a review on About.com, Bill Lamb writes about Magic saying, "B.o.B., aka Bobby Ray, proves that he has both a tremendous gift at combining pop and hip hop, and he can range across multiple styles with astonishing ease." The reviewer at TinyMixtapes.com said that "'Magic' is magnificently, triumphantly corny, enough to give Steve Miller and that guy from The Outfield a run for their money. 'Magic' isn't good by any stretch of the imagination, but it is goofily enjoyable." In his album review for Spin, Kenny Herzog wrote, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray is a hip-hop Scary Movie, tossing off references (Vampire Weekend sample, Rivers Cuomo cameo) while struggling to establish a distinctive identity." Pitchfork questioned "the appearance by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, whose creepily blank vocals on 'Magic' sound like the engineer has a gun to his head". The Guardian's Paul MacInnes wrote that "all the Chris Martinesque piano lines and calibrated guest appearances – from Weezer's River Cuomo to Janelle Monáe – can't obscure an absence of soul throughout."

The artist and song are both featured in a 2010 Adidas commercial.

The music video was released on Mtv.com on Thursday midnight on September 2, 2010. The video features B.o.B trying to wake himself up from a dream. He was also performing with Rivers Cuomo in the video on a stage at a wild party. The video was directed by Sanaa Hamri. At the beginning and end of the video, you hear a B.o.B. message, coming from a radio.

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