Song of the Day #2,195: ‘Do It’ – Nelly Furtado

nelly_furtado_looseWhen Nelly Furtado went from hippy-dippy ‘I’m Like a Bird’ mode to trashy pop star over the course of two albums, the makeover seemed desperate.

But apparently she knew what she was doing, as the second album, Loose, became her biggest hit, ultimately selling 12 million copies worldwide.

Furtado cited artistic reasons behind the genre change-up — a desire to stretch her music into the R&B and hip-hop arenas and away from the more world-music influences of her debut.

And I guess I should take her at her word, because her next album was a Spanish-language record made up of stripped-down love ballads. She doesn’t want to make the same record twice.

You’re standing at the door
I’m falling to the floor
You look even better than you did before
I’m staring at my feet
Wondering if I can do this
It’s been a while but I couldn’t forget you

[BRIDGE:]
Just a little look has got me feeling things
Just a little touch has got me seeing things
Just a little taste has got me off the chains
Doing things that I don’t want to

[CHORUS:]
Do it like you do it to me (I’m burning up)
Do it like you do it to me (it’s not enough)
Do it like you do it to me just open up
Don’t you know how much I want you

We’re sitting real close and I can feel your breath
I wanna touch your hand but I lay back
’cause you know this thing could spiral in the night
I’ve changed my mind I’m ready for you this time

[BRIDGE]

[CHORUS x2]

We’re sitting real close I can feel your breath
I wanna touch your hand but I lay back
We’re sitting real close I can feel your breath
I wanna touch your hand I cannot fight it off

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,195: ‘Do It’ – Nelly Furtado

  1. Dana says:

    Well she need not make this record twice as far as I’m concerned.

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