Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’ Lyrics:The 5 Best Lines


The Beliebers may have to wait
until Monday (Mar. 26) to hear
Justin Bieber **’s “Boyfriend” in
its entirety, but the pop superstar
was kind enough to unveil the full
lyrics of his new single on his
official web site [LINK] on
Wednesday, so that his fans could
submit their own videos of the
song using the lyrics. Riddled
with tender come-ons,
introductions to his falsetto (yes,
he literally says “Say hello to
falsetto” before presumably
reaching new heights with his
voice) and the word ‘swag,’ the
Mike Posner **-produced track
seems to — from a lyrical
standpoint, at least — up the ante
for the teen titan.
What, you ask, are the standout
lines in “Boyfriend,” the
memorable turn-of-phrases that
pop fans will be mouthing along
to all summer long? Billboard.com
was happy to rank (and attempt
to decipher) the five best lines
from Justin Bieber’s latest single:
5. “You could be my girlfriend
until the —- world ends.” This
chestnut from verse 2 raises a lot
of questions. Is 18-year-old
Bieber really ready to commit to
one girl (in this case, Selena
Gomez) for all of eternity, until the
apocalypse arrives? If that’s the
case, why doesn’t he just marry
that special girl? Is this line
suggesting that Bieber will never
choose a wife, and will only be
capable of “boyfriend” status until
Earth is no more? We’ve probably
read too much into this one
already — let’s move on.
4. “Tell me what you like yeah
tell me what you don’t/I could
be your Buzz Lightyear fly
across the globe.” Classic Pixar
reference. Who doesn’t like “Toy
Story”? Although, technically, Buzz
Lightyear never really had any
desire to “fly across the globe” —
dude was more of a Space
Ranger than a pilot. But it’s the
thought that counts, and Bieber is
demonstrating just how far he
would literally travel to please his
special girl.
3. “Swaggie.” As it exists on the
lyrics sheet, this one, crazy word
is given its own separate line in
the second verse, after the
phrase, “Voice goin crazy on this
hook like a whirl wind,” and
before the second pre-hook.
What could it be doing there?
Bieber has already busted out the
“swag” in the song (more on that
later); is he now going for the
jugular by dropping a context-
free “swaggie”? If so, count us on
board. Bieber needs a
catchphrase, and like his buddy
Chris Brown’s “leggo,” “swaggie”
is perfectly cool-sounding
nonsense. Can we start printing
up a thousand “Swaggie” t-shirts
yet?
2. “I’ma make you shine bright
like you’re laying in the snow/
Burr.” There’s a lot to love in this
one — not only the idea that
Bieber’s adoration will make his
lady shine so bright that it’s like
she’s covered in the crystal-clear
whiteness of fresh, powdery
snow, but also the extra “Burr”
for added emphasis, as if he’s
convincing his girl that she is,
indeed, laying in the snow, and
yes, it is cold. There is no game-
playing when it comes to Bieber’s
smooth moves — when he says
that you’re shining bright like
you’re laying in the snow, the
simile is so real to him that he
actually feels a bit chilly. Someone
get this heartthrob a scarf!
1. “Swag swag swag, on you/
Chillin by the fire why we eaten’
fondue.” Let’s give credit where
credit is due — did you think it
was possible to follow the phrase
“Swag swag swag, on you” with
an even more awesome line? Not
only does Bieber let his audience
momentarily wonder how he
specifically plans to triple-swag
on his girl, he then drops the
ultimate image in his listeners’
minds: the Biebs and his special
lady, sitting by a roaring fire,
eating some fondue. Fondue!
Most couplets in the English
language strive to end with the
word “fondue,” but more often
than not, they fall short. Bieber
wastes no time in lyrically
embracing the cheesy dessert
dish, and immediately creates a
lasting image in his first single.
(Side note: the lyrics on Bieber’s
web site read, “Chillin by the fire
why we eaten’ fondue.” This may
or may not be a typo and the line
could go “Chillin by the fire while
we eatin’ fondue” in the finished
audio, but we hope it remains a
question of “why” in the song.
Maybe Bieber is expressing a
deep-rooted confusion: “Chillin by
the fire — wait, why are we eating
fondue? I hate fondue!” We don’t
know why Bieber and his gal are
eating fondue, but perhaps we’ll
find out soon enough.)
Here are the full lyrics to Justin
Bieber’s “Boyfriend”:
VERSE 1
If I was your boyfriend, I’d never
let you go
I can take you places you ain’t
never been before
Baby take a chance or you’ll never
ever know
I got money in my hands that I’d
really like to blow
Swag swag swag, on you
Chillin by the fire why we eatin’
fondue
I dunno about me but I know
about you
So say hello to falsetto in three
two
PRE HOOK
I’d like to be everything you want
Hey girl, let me talk to you
HOOK
If I was your boyfriend, never let
you go
Keep you on my arm girl, you’d
never be alone
I can be a gentleman, anything
you want
If I was your boyfriend, I’d never
let you go, I’d never let you go
VERSE 2
Tell me what you like yeah tell me
what you don’t
I could be your Buzz Lightyear fly
across the globe
I don’t never wanna fight yeah,
you already know
I am ‘ma a make you shine bright
like you’re laying in the snow
Burr
Girlfriend, girlfriend, you could be
my girlfriend
You could be my girlfriend until
the —- world ends
Make you dance do a spin and a
twirl and
Voice goin crazy on this hook like
a whirl wind
Swaggie
PRE HOOK
I’d like to be everything you want
Hey girl, let me talk to you
HOOK
If I was your boyfriend, never let
you go
Keep you on my arm girl you’d
never be alone
I can be a gentleman, anything
you want
If I was your boyfriend, I’d never
let you go, I’d never let you go
BRIDGE
So give me a chance, ’cause
you’re all I need girl
Spend a week wit your boy I’ll be
calling you my girlfriend
If I was your man, I’d never leave
you girl
I just want to love you, and treat
you right
HOOK
If I was your boyfriend, never let
you go
Keep you on my arm girl you’d
never be alone
I can be a gentleman, anything
you want
If I was your boyfriend, I’d never
let you go, never let you go
Na na na, na na na, na na na
Ya girl
Na na na, na na na, na na na ey
Na na na, na na na, na na na ey
Na na na, na na na, na na na ey
If I was your boyfriend

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