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That Was My Jam!: “Give It Up, Turn It Loose” En Vogue

27 Jun

My girls! En Vogue was a really great group and I don’t mean they were a great “girl group” either. They were a great group period. All of the ladies could hold their own singing lead and this video shows the beauty, class and sophistication that En Vogue was known for. They had a lot of hits, but I chose this one because it’s not quite as popular as the other songs and the lyrics for this song are excellent. This track is strong and powerful without being some stereotypical, neck-swinging, eye-rolling, “f*ck him girl” anthem. There is truth in these lyrics. Check them out after the jump.

Verse 1:
Baby girl (unfair but true)
Can love him once but not twice
Who plays games with no rules (a fool)
Tears for fears (are no surprise)
Happens almost every time
Love knocks you on your behind
(Loved you hard, loved you long, now his love is gone)
Love ’em and leave ’em (is the rule of most dogs)
You must be strong
Stand up on your own
Take control of your life
I’ve seen it time and time again
It’s not worth it, no
Don’t be down and miserable
You and only you
Can bring yourself around

Chorus:
Give it up, turn it loose
Oh, if it don’t wantcha, you don’t need ’em, girl, yeah
Give it up, turn it loose
Oh, you got to have

Verse 2:
Fact of life (so sad but true)
Love can often hurt you
Leaving scars most of your life (nightmares can haunt you)
But fairytales of love, can come true
Both play tricks on your mind
(You’ll be fine, take this time, to find piece of mind)
Sooner or later (bad feelings will die)
You must be strong
Don’t blame it all on love
In time good things will come
I’ve seen time and time again
It’s not worth it, no no
Don’t be down and miserable
You and only you
Can bring yourself around

Chorus:
Give it up, turn it loose
Oh, if it don’t wantcha, you don’t need ’em, girl… yeah
Give it up, turn it loose
Oh, you got to have
(Give it up)
Give it up
(Give up)
Give it up
(Give up)
Give it up
Give it up turn it loose
Turnin’ it loose, baby
(repeat till fade)

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