Bad Boys
Alexandra Burke Lyrics


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(Bad boys, bad boys)
Alexandra, girl, I know what you like
(Bad boys, bad boys)
Oh, oh (bad boys, bad boys)
Hey, yeah (bad boys, bad boys)

Some people call them players
But I'm far from terrified
'Cause somehow I'm drawn to danger
And have been all of my life
It feels my heart divided
Halfway between wrong and right
I know I'm playing with fire
But I don't know why

Yeah, the bad boys are always catching my eye
(Ooh way, ooh wha)
I said the bad boys are always spinning my mind
(Ooh way, ooh wha)
Even though I know they're no good for me
It's the risk I take for the chemistry
With the bad boys always catching my eye
(Ooh way, ooh way, ooh wha)
Ooh, bad boys

Some think it's complicated
But they're straight-up fun for me
I don't need no explanation
It's nothing more than what you see here
My heart still feels divided
Halfway between wrong and right
I know I'm playing with fire
But I don't know why

Yeah, the bad boys are always catching my eye
(Ooh way, ooh wha)
I said the bad boys are always spinning my mind
(Ooh way, ooh wha)
Even though I know they're no good for me
It's the risk I take for the chemistry
With the bad boys always catching my eye
(Ooh way, ooh way, ooh wha)

I know you want me shawty 'cause I'm a (bad boy)
Hey shawty can't help it, she so so addicted to them rougher fellas
With even the alphabet she only sings the crooked letters
Let mama take all the risks
For that chemistry she like them tougher than leather
?
By any means necessary, girl
She likes them ruthless, that's my world
It's not the news, it's what I heard
To get them more the merrier
It's not a big surprise
I know them bad boys catch your eyes
Look at her walk when I go in disguise
You'll have them shawty, don't worry, you fly

Yeah, the bad boys are always catching my eye
(Ooh way, ooh wha)
I said the bad boys are always spinning my mind
(Ooh way, ooh wha)
Even though I know they're no good for me
It's the risk I take for the chemistry
With the bad boys always catching my eye
(Ooh way, ooh wha)
Yeah, the bad boys are always spinning my mind
(Ooh way, ooh wha)
I said the bad boys are always catching my eye




(Ooh way, ooh way, ooh wha)
Bad boys, bad boys

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Alexandra Burke's "Bad Boys" speak to the singer's attraction to men who are perceived as "bad boys." The chorus states, "the bad boys are always catching my eye...even though I know they're no good for me, it's the risk I take for chemistry." The lyrics express a divided heart between right and wrong and hint at the danger associated with being attracted to "bad boys." However, the singer cannot resist their chemistry and continues to be drawn to them.


The lyrics also suggest that the singer is fully aware of the risks associated with being with bad boys. The line "I know I'm playing with fire, but I don't know why" suggests that the singer understands the potential consequences of her actions but is still unable to resist their allure. The rap verse by Flo Rida reinforces the theme of attraction to the dangerous and adds a response from the perspective of a "bad boy." His lyrics assert that the singer is addicted to rougher men and enjoys a riskier lifestyle.


Overall, the lyrics to "Bad Boys" suggest a complicated relationship with attraction and danger. The chorus highlights the singer's inability to resist the attraction to "bad boys" while also acknowledging the risks involved in pursuing them.


Line by Line Meaning

Some people call them players
There are some individuals who refer to them as people who have multiple romantic relationships, but it doesn't scare me


But I'm far from terrified
Nonetheless, I'm not scared of them


'Cause somehow I'm drawn to danger
This is because I am always attracted to hazardous people or situations


And have been all of my life
This has been a consistent pattern throughout my entire existence


It feels my heart divided
It feels like my heart is conflicted


Halfway between wrong and right
It feels like my heart is in the middle, trying to decide which decision is correct


I know I'm playing with fire
I understand that I'm taking a risk and it could be dangerous


But I don't know why
Despite knowing the consequences, I cannot explain why I am attracted to these dangerous individuals


Yeah, the bad boys are always catching my eye
I am always noticing and attracted to the dangerous guys


I said the bad boys are always spinning my mind
They are always on my mind


Even though I know they're no good for me
Despite knowing that they may be harmful to me, I still cannot resist them


It's the risk I take for the chemistry
I am willing to take a risk because the attraction and connection feel so strong


Some think it's complicated
Some individuals believe this situation is intricate or perplexing


But they're straight-up fun for me
However, for me, it's just simply enjoyable


I don't need no explanation
I do not require any justification for my attraction to these types of people


It's nothing more than what you see here
It's exactly what it looks like, nothing more complicated than that


I know you want me shawty 'cause I'm a (bad boy)
I believe you want to be with me because I have some dangerous characteristics


Hey shawty can't help it, she so so addicted to them rougher fellas
You cannot help yourself, you are addicted to the dangerous type of people


With even the alphabet she only sings the crooked letters
You are so drawn to bad boys that you only see the negative parts of the relationship (the crooked letters) instead of focusing on the good


Let mama take all the risks
You can let me take all the dangerous risks


For that chemistry she like them tougher than leather
Because you have such a strong attraction, you prefer people who are even more dangerous than the average bad boy


?
Unclear meaning due to missing lyrics


By any means necessary, girl
I will do whatever it takes to keep you happy, even if it means being a bad boy


She likes them ruthless, that's my world
You prefer the ruthless and dangerous types, which is my area of expertise


It's not the news, it's what I heard
This is not new information, it's something I've been told before


To get them more the merrier
The more dangerous and bad boys there are around, the better you feel


It's not a big surprise
This pattern of attraction to bad boys is not a shock to anyone


Look at her walk when I go in disguise
You walk differently when I pretend to be a bad boy


You'll have them shawty, don't worry, you fly
You will definitely attract those bad boys, don't worry




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Royalty Network, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MIKE BUSBEE, LAUREN K. EVANS, ALEX JAMES, LARRY JR. SUMMERVILLE, MELVIN WATSON

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Comments from YouTube:

JLDCT

It's been 4 years since I first heard this song, and I'm still bopping hard to it! 😭💙✨

😇Kara😇

Only 4 years? This song is like 13 years old 😭

Peter william Skelhorn

@😇Kara😇 bad boys was 2009 and broken heels was 2010

Perky E

Back in 2009 what an Era of music 🎶🎵👌

Peter william Skelhorn

+Perky E up until the end of 2010. 2011 onwards was too screechy.

Kakuna

1 of the best songs and voices ever imo, and she’s still improving to this day!

Jordan Taylor

As a hardcore rock fan, I must confess that Alexandra is one of the finest singers to grace our shores for MANY years. Incredible voice, beautiful and talented. After all, this remarkable young lady was incredible on Strictly (should have won, absolute robbery), was hard as nails on SAS are you tough enough....and she is an incredible singer too!

Her Mum would be so proud.x

abubaker omar

It’s been a while since I listened to this beautiful song and the Queen Alexandre ❤️❤️❤️

Confissões de uma M4R1C0N4 em crise

MARAVILHOSA ❤🧡

Agung

I was in senior high school when this music came out. Nostalgic at its finest

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