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“Womanizer”

"Womanizer"

To top off a very gay week of posting, I figured I’d take it a step farther and link to Britney Spears’ just released single off her new album. After five consecutive listens (don’t judge), its grown from initial “meh” to assurance it will find a oft-listened place in the 25% of my iPod that I am ashamed of.

But the lyrics. I’ve read them over a few times and I can’t wrap my head around them. Not to say Britney, or whoever happens to be writing for her, ever gets remarkably insightful… but this seems unusually nonsensical.

This passage is particularly profound:


Lollipop
Must mistake me for a sucker
To think that I
Would be a victim, not another
Say it, play it how you wanna
But no way I’m never gonna fall for you, never you, baby

The prose in its entirety after the jump.

Superstar
Where you from, how’s it going?
I know you
Gotta clue, what you’re doing?
You can play brand new to all the other chicks out here
But I know what you are, what you are, baby
Look at you
Gettin’ more than just a re-up
Baby, you
Got all the puppets with their strings up
Fakin’ like a good one, but I call ’em like I see ’em
I know what you are, what you are, baby

CHORUS
Womanizer, you’re a womanizer
Boy, don’t try to front
I know just what you are
(Spoken: You got me goin’, you’re oh-so charmin’, but I can do it, womanizer)
Boy, don’t try to front
I know just what you are
(Spoken: You say I’m crazy, I got your crazy, you’re nothin’ but a womanizer)

Daddy-O
You got the swagger of a champion
Too bad for you
You just can’t find the right companion
I guess when you have one too many, makes it hard
It could be easy, but that’s just who you are, baby
Lollipop
Must mistake me for a sucker
To think that I
Would be a victim, not another
Say it, play it how you wanna
But no way I’m never gonna fall for you, never you, baby

CHORUS
Womanizer, you’re a womanizer
Boy, don’t try to front
I know just what you are
(Spoken: You got me goin’, you’re oh-so charmin’, but I can do it, womanizer)
Boy, don’t try to front
I know just what you are
(Spoken: You say I’m crazy, I got your crazy, you’re nothin’ but a womanizer)

Maybe if we both lived in a different world
It would be all good, and maybe I could be your girl
But I can’t ’cause we don’t

CHORUS
Womanizer, you’re a womanizer
Boy, don’t try to front
I know just what you are
(Spoken: You got me goin’, you’re oh-so charmin’, but I can do it, womanizer)
Boy, don’t try to front
I know just what you are
(Spoken: You say I’m crazy, I got your crazy, you’re nothin’ but a womanizer)
Boy, don’t try to front
I know just what you are
Womanizer, you’re a womanizer, baby

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