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break/doWn
by: matt halverson

Bubble gum pop may be on its way out (much to the dismay of 13-year-olds and to the delight of the rest of the population), but the teen queen herself, Britney Spears, is taking the tone of her music in a decidedly adult direction. If parents were worried about their pre-pubescent girls listening to the ex-Mousketeer's music before, wait'll they get a load of "I'm a Slave 4 U." With a sweaty, rump-shaker of a beat (produced by the Neptunes, of all people) and lyrics of a not-so subtle sexual nature, the first single from the aptly titled Britney (apparently in case we forgot her name) shows Ms. Spears is all "growns up."

Original Lyrics broken/doWn

I know I may be young, but I've got feelings too
And I need to do what I feel like doing
So let me go and just listen

All you people look at me like I'm a little girl
Well did you ever think it'd be okay for me to step into this world
Always saying "Little girl don't step into the club"
Well I'm just tryin' to find out why cause dancing's what I love

Just because I haven't hit my sexual peak, that doesn't mean I don't like to get a little freaky
And I have to tell you, this whole celibacy thing is killing me
Now let's pretend for three and a half minutes that I'm not a virgin, so I can tell you how much I want sex

First of all, stop treating me like a kid - come on, I'm 19!
And besides, what's wrong with a teenager acting like a big girl and doing big girl things?
I mean, who are these bouncers that won't let me in the club? Hello, do they know who I am?
I don't think they know how bad I need to get in there and shake it for all the grown men

Chorus 1:
Get it get it, get it get it (Whoooa)
Get it get it, get it get it (Whoooooa) (Do you like it)
Get it get it, get it get it (Ooohhhh) (This feels good)

I know I may come off quiet, I may come off shy
But I feel like talking, feel like dancing when I see this guy
What's practical is logical - what the hell, who cares?
All I know is I'm so happy when you're dancing there

 

Chorus 1:
Go ahead, try to pursue me
I like being a tease
I may be a big star, but I could always use the ego boost

I've spent the last three years carefully crafting a "good girl" image of myself for the public
But I'm ready to throw it all away for a one night stand with that guy over there
I'm going home with that guy right there for no other reason than because I can, and what's it to you anyway?
But I'm not going to waste any more time rationalizing, because it's time for me to get in his pants

 

Chorus 2:
I'm a slave for you. I cannot hold it; I cannot control it
I'm a slave for you. I won't deny it; I'm not trying to hide it

Baby, don't you wanna, dance upon me, (I just wanna dance next to you)
To another time any place
Baby, don't you wanna, dance upon me, (Are you ready?)
Leaving behind my name, my age

(Let's go)
(Like that)
(You like it)
(Now watch me)

Chorus 1

 

Chorus 2:
I can't even tell you what I'm thinking about right now
Seriously, it would make you blush

If you haven't noticed by now, this whole song is a thinly veiled metaphor for my sexual desires
So in the context of this song, "dance" means sex, and I want to "dance" with you all night
This is your chance to hook up with "The Britney." Don't pass it up
And as long as you don't ask me how old I am, you can tell the cops you thought I was legal

(How many times do I have to tell you I want you?)
(Will once more be enough?)
(Ok, now I have your attention)
(But for now, you can only look but not touch)

Chorus 1

I really wanna dance, tonight with you (I just can't help myself)
I really wanna do what you want me to (I just feel I let myself go)
I really wanna dance, tonight with you (Wanna see you move)
I really wanna do what you want me to (Uh Uh Uh)

Baby, don't you wanna, dance upon me, (I just wanna dance next to you)
To another time and place
Baby, don't you wanna, dance upon me, (Are you ready?)
Leaving behind my name, my age

Chorus 2

Chorus 1 (2x)

Chorus 2

 

I'm burning up here
You know that really kinky fantasy you have that you won't even tell your friends about? Yeah, I want to do that
Seriously, it's time to go home
You know, all that dancing makes me very limber…

This is your lucky night, cause you're being pursued by Britney Spears
You better appreciate it, cause it's a one-night thing
But for tonight I'll be your little "Lolita"

 

Chorus 2

Chorus 1 (2x)

Chorus 2

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