Song of the Day #4,701: ‘Leave the Door Open’ – Silk Sonic

At the #2 spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 is ‘Leave the Door Open,’ a smooth R&B jam by Silk Sonic.

If you’re like me, this is the first you’ve heard of Silk Sonic, which you’ll quickly realize is a super-duo formed by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. Paak opened for Mars a few years ago and the two began a collaboration that culminated in the surprise drop of this song and a promise of a future album.

While this isn’t my genre, I like both of these performers and find this song more enjoyable than most of its kind. Mars, in particular, seems to have the Midas touch, as this is his eighth song to hit #1 in the last decade.

[Intro: Bruno Mars]
Said baby, said baby, said baby

[Verse 1: Anderson .Paak & Bruno Mars]
What you doin’? (What you doin’?)
Where you at? (Where you at?)
Oh, you got plans? (You got plans)
Don’t say that (Shut your trap)
I’m sippin’ wine (Sip, sip) in a robe (Drip, drip)
I look too good (Look too good)
To be alone (Woo, woo)
My house clean (House clean), my pool warm (Pool warm)
Just shaved, smooth like a newborn
We should be dancin’, romancin’
In the east wing and the west wing
Of this mansion, what’s happenin’?

[Pre-Chorus: Bruno Mars]
I ain’t playin’ no games
Every word that I say is coming straight from my heart
So if you tryna lay in these arms

[Chorus: Bruno Mars]
I’ma leave the door open
(I’ma leave the door open)
I’ma leave the door open, girl
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)
That you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
Tell me that you’re comin’ through
[Verse 2: Anderson .Paak & Bruno Mars]
Ooh, you’re so sweet (So sweet), so tight (So tight)
I won’t bite (Ah-ah), unless you like (Unless you like)
If you smoke (What you smoke?), I got the haze (Purple haze)
And if you’re hungry, girl, I got filets (Woo)
Ooh, baby, don’t keep me waitin’
There’s so much love we could be making (Shamone!)
I’m talking kissing, cuddling
Rose petals in the bathtub
Girl, let’s jump in, it’s bubblin’

[Pre-Chorus: Bruno Mars]
I ain’t playin’ no games
Every word that I say is coming straight from my heart
So if you’re tryna lay in these arms (If you tryna lay in these arms)

[Chorus: Bruno Mars]
I’ma leave the door open
(I’ma leave the door open)
I’ma leave the door open, girl
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)
That you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
Tell me that you’re comin’ through (Come on, girl)

[Bridge: Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak]
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (I need you, baby)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (I gotta see you, baby)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (Girl, I’m tryna give you this, ah)
[Chorus: Bruno Mars]
Hey, hey, I’ma leave my door open, baby
(I’ma leave the door open)
I’ma leave, I’ma leave my door open, girl
(I’ma leave the door open, hopin’)
And I’m hopin’, hopin’
That you feel the way I feel
And you want me like I want you tonight, baby
Tell me that you’re comin’ through (Woo!)

[Outro: Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak]
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (Tell me)
Tell me that you’re comin’ through
(Woo-woo-woo-woo, woo-woo-woo, woo-woo-woo)
(Woo-woo-woo-woo, woo-woo-woo, woo-woo)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (La-la-la-la-la)
Tell me that you’re comin’ through
Girl, I’m here just waiting for you (Oh!)
Come on over, I’ll adore you (I gotta know!)
La-la-la-la-la-la-la (I’m waiting, waiting, waiting)
Tell me that you’re comin’ through (For you)
Girl, I’m here just waiting for you
Come on over, I’ll adore you
La-la-la-la-la-la-la

5 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,701: ‘Leave the Door Open’ – Silk Sonic

  1. Amy says:

    Unlike you, I have a son who is a huge fan of both Mars and Anderson Paak, so this collab was very much on my radar, to the point of watching the video the morning after it dropped. Maddie’s roommate and art/sticker creating partner has a whole line devoted to Silk Sonic, so I quickly snapped up one of those stickers.

    I love their name, as smooth as silk is what comes to my mind immediately when I listen to this song.

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    As Amy said, this collaboration and song was front and center in our household because of Daniel’s love of both Paak and Mars.

    It’s generally impossible not to feel joy when hearing a Mars song like this one, particularly with the clever call and response background vocals. Good stuff!

  3. Peg says:

    Nice I like it 😊

  4. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    My expectations were through the roof when I first heard about this collaboration. It’s not a stretch to say Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak are two of my favorite artist and a band formed between the two sounded too good to be true. I was so pleasantly surprised when my expectations were met and exceeded with this song.
    The day after it dropped I listened to it on repeat walking from campus to my apartment and back maybe 20 times. It’s the perfect combination of more speak singing from Anderson. Paak and Bruno Mars coming in with a souring chorus. The overall groove is impeccable and the continual nuances from the bass or a shaking tambourine make this likely my favorite song of the year so far. I’m very excited for this album!

  5. Andrea Katz says:

    Very joyous and delightful. Loved it!

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