Song of the Day #3,951: ‘Juice’ – Lizzo

If you haven’t heard of Lizzo yet, that’s about to change. The Houston-based rapper/singer/flautist just released her third album, Cuz I Love You, and pop culture has finally caught up with her unique brand of sass, humor and positivity. And once you’re exposed to her infectious personality, it’s hard to look away.

I first heard about Lizzo late last year when my daughter started working her songs into her ‘family drive’ playlists. The opening line of one song, ‘Truth Hurts,’ sums up the funny, frank style that makes Lizzo so refreshing: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch.”

Lizzo is an unlikely rap/pop star — an obese woman whose principal instrument is the flute. But she has turned those obstacles into her biggest strength, preaching a body-positive message that resonates with younger generations.

Talent-wise, she’s a multiple threat who can belt out a chorus as effectively as she raps a verse. Her songs blend hip-hop attitude with old-school pop and funk. She’s like Nicki Minaj crossed with Bruno Mars.

I’ve barely listened to Cuz I Love You but I can already tell it’s a hit. And first single ‘Juice’ is a summer anthem in the making. This song is about to be everywhere.

[Verse 1]
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Don’t say it ’cause I know I’m cute (Ooh, baby)
Louis down to my drawers
LV all on my shoes (Ooh, baby)
I be drippin’ so much sauce
Got a bih lookin’ like RAGÚ (Ooh, baby)
Lit up like a crystal ball
That’s cool, baby, so is you
That’s how I roll

[Pre-Chorus]
If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine (Yeah, I’m goals)
I was born like this, don’t even gotta try (Now you know)
I’m like chardonnay, get better over time (So you know)
Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch, you lie (Haha)

[Chorus]
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here gettin’ loose
Gotta blame it on the Goose
Gotta blame it on my juice, baby
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here makin’ news
I’m the pudding in the proof
Gotta blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice (Ooh, baby)

[Verse 2]
No, I’m not a snack at all
Look, baby, I’m the whole damn meal (Ooh, baby)
David, you ain’t bein’ slick
Don’t dare try to cop a feel (Ooh, baby)
The juice ain’t worth the squeeze
If the juice don’t look like this (Like this, like this, like this)
Hold up, nigga, please
Don’t make me have to take your bitch, shit (How I roll)

[Pre-Chorus]
If I’m shinin’, everybody gonna shine (Yeah, I’m goals)
I was born like this, don’t even gotta try (Now you know)
I’m like chardonnay (Okay), get better over time (So you know)
Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch, you lie (You lie)

[Chorus]
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here gettin’ loose
Gotta blame it on the Goose
Gotta blame it on my juice, baby
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here makin’ news
I’m the pudding in the proof
Gotta blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee (Ya-ya-ee), ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee (Ya-ya-ee), ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice (Alright)
Ya-ya-ee

[Bridge]
Somebody come get this man
I think he got lost in my DMs, what? My DMs, what?
You better come get your man
I think he wanna be way more than friends, what?
More than friends
What you want me to say?

[Chorus]
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here gettin’ loose
Gotta blame it on the Goose
Gotta blame it on my juice, baby
It ain’t my fault that I’m out here makin’ news
I’m the pudding in the proof (Puddin’ in the proof)
Gotta blame it on my juice (Blame it on my juice)
Ya-ya-ee (Yay-ya), ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice
Ya-ya-ee (Ya-ya-ee), ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee
Blame it on my juice, blame it, blame it on my juice
(Blame it on it, yeah)

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,951: ‘Juice’ – Lizzo

  1. Maddie says:

    Yessss ready for more Lizzo fans!!

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    Hadn’t heard of Lizzo or this song until now, but both she and it are infectious.

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