Song of the Day #4,249: ‘Don’t Start Now’ – Dua Lipa

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber are hanging in Billboard’s Top Ten with their collaboration ‘10,000 Hours‘ at the #8 spot.

At #9 is the welcome return of Dua Lipa with her new single ‘Don’t Start Now.’ Her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, is due out on April 3. I was a huge fan of Lipa’s debut and, if this song is any indication, the new record should be a worthy follow-up.

Lipa has a winning combination of a great, unique voice, strong songwriting, and drop-dead gorgeous looks. She enjoyed a lot of success for her debut but I’m surprised she didn’t become an even bigger star. Maybe this album will put her over the top.

[Intro]
If you don’t wanna see me

[Verse 1]
Did a full 180, crazy
Thinking ’bout the way I was
Did the heartbreak change me? Maybe
But look at where I ended up
I’m all good already
So moved on, it’s scary
I’m not where you left me at all, so

[Pre-Chorus]
If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

[Chorus]
Don’t show up, don’t come out
Don’t start caring about me now
Walk away, you know how
Don’t start caring about me now

[Verse 2]
Aren’t you the guy who tried to
Hurt me with the word “goodbye”?
Though it took some time to survive you
I’m better on the other side
I’m all good already
So moved on, it’s scary
I’m not where you left me at all, so

[Pre-Chorus]
If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me
(Don’t, don’t, don’t)

[Chorus]
Don’t show up, don’t come out
Don’t start caring about me now
Walk away, you know how
Don’t start caring about me now (‘Bout me now, ’bout me)

[Bridge]
Up, up
Don’t come out, out, out
Don’t show up, up, up
Don’t start now (Oh)
Up, up
Don’t come out, out
I’m not where you left me at all, so

[Pre-Chorus]
If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

[Chorus]
Don’t show up (Don’t show up), don’t come out (Don’t come out)
Don’t start caring about me now (‘Bout me now)
Walk away (Walk away), you know how (You know how)
Don’t start caring about me now (So)

[Outro]
Up, up
Don’t come out, out, out
Don’t show up, up, up
Walk away, walk away (So)
Up, up
Don’t come out, out, out
Don’t show up, up, up
Walk away, walk away, oh

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,249: ‘Don’t Start Now’ – Dua Lipa

  1. Maddie says:

    Yesss love this song and always a big fan of Dua. Excited to hear the rest of this album. 🙂

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    I like this, but don’t find it nearly as unique and special as “New Rules.” I guess we’ll have to see if the rest of the new album separates her from other artists like Sia, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, etc.

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