Broken Heels
Alexandra Burke Lyrics


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Hey, hey
RedOne, you know I can do it better than you
I can do it even better in broken heels

Hey, hey
All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
We can do it even better in broken heels
I roll my sleeves up, wrap my hair up
There's no sign on the road so I never stop
Can you catch me? Yeah, yeah, yeah
You'll never catch me, ay, ay, ay

I'm fresh out the box, fast like a fox
Boss in my shoes, tick tock, 12 o'clock
You better watch me, yeah, yeah, yeah
Sit back and watch me, ay, ay, ay

You go hard, yes, you do
But when I go it's a magic show
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I get it when I want it and I get it right

Hey, hey
All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
We can do it even better with broken heels

Hey, hey
All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
We can do it even better in broken heels

Anything you can do I can do better
Boy, I can do it in broken heels
Anything you can do we can do better
Boy, I can do it in broken, broken heels

When you step it up I'm 20 levels up
I took the escalator, elevator to the top
How you like me? Yeah, yeah, yeah
You gotta like me, ay, ay, ay

Oh, you know we rock, we control the block
Whatever's going down, ladies take the biggest cut
We bring the party, yeah, yeah, yeah
We bought the party, ay, ay, ay

You go hard, yes, you do
But when I go it's a magic show
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I get it when I want it and I get it right

Hey, hey
All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
We can do it even better in broken heels

Hey, hey
All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
We can do it even better in broken heels

Anything you can do I can do better
Boy, I can do it in broken heels
Anything you can do we can do better
Boy, I can do it in broken, broken heels

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Hey, hey
All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
We can do it even better in broken heels

Hey, hey
All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
We can do it even better in broken heels

Anything you can do I can do better
Boy, I can do it in broken heels
Anything you can do we can do better
Boy, I can do it in broken, broken heels

Anything you can do I can do better
Boy, I can do it in broken heels




Anything you can do we can do better
Boy, I can do it in broken, broken heels

Overall Meaning

The song “Broken Heels” by Alexandra Burke is an anthem for female empowerment. The lyrics encourage women to step up and show that they can do anything men can do, even better, while wearing “broken heels”. The usage of broken heels is a metaphor for not letting anything hold women back, even if it's something as small as their shoes malfunctioning. The verses of “Broken Heels” encourage women to roll up their sleeves and get to work, and let their actions speak louder than words. The chorus is a repetitive reminder to tell the fellas that women can do anything they can do, they can do it better and even in broken heels.


The song's upbeat melody and catchy lyrics makes it very danceable and entertaining. It's a fun song to sing along to and it promotes a positive message for women. It encourages them to push past any limitations they might face and be confident in themselves. The song's producer, RedOne, who previously worked with pop icons like Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, created the perfect track with killer beats, to accompany the song's lyrics with a message.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey, hey
Addressing and acknowledging the producer RedOne, and expressing confidence in ability


RedOne, you know I can do it better than you
Asserting a challenge against RedOne in producing


I can do it even better in broken heels
Claiming superiority even when at a physical disadvantage


All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
Challenging the stereotype that men are superior


We can do it even better in broken heels
Reinforcing the idea that women can excel despite adversity


I roll my sleeves up, wrap my hair up
Preparing to work hard and get down to business


There's no sign on the road so I never stop
Determined to accomplish goals without distractions or limitations


Can you catch me? Yeah, yeah, yeah
Questioning if anyone can keep up with her pace and drive


You'll never catch me, ay, ay, ay
Believing in herself and her ability to succeed


I'm fresh out the box, fast like a fox
Feeling new and energized, moving quickly like a fox


Boss in my shoes, tick tock, 12 o'clock
Confidently owning her power and control


You better watch me, yeah, yeah, yeah
Warning others to pay attention to her success


Sit back and watch me, ay, ay, ay
Encouraging others to observe her and learn from her abilities


You go hard, yes, you do
Acknowledging others' efforts and hard work


But when I go it's a magic show
Suggesting that her accomplishments are impressive and awe-inspiring


I get it when I want it and I get it right
Self-assured in obtaining what she wants, and succeeding at it


Anything you can do I can do better
Asserting equality and a challenge to others to prove otherwise


Boy, I can do it in broken heels
Reinforcing the theme of overcoming difficulties to succeed


When you step it up I'm 20 levels up
When faced with competition, she rises above and excels


I took the escalator, elevator to the top
Progressing quickly and efficiently to her goals


How you like me? Yeah, yeah, yeah
Asking others for their opinions and approval of her abilities


You gotta like me, ay, ay, ay
Asserting confidence in winning others over with her skills


Oh, you know we rock, we control the block
Acknowledging the strength and power of women in the music industry


Whatever's going down, ladies take the biggest cut
Asserting that women deserve a fair share and recognition in their accomplishments


We bring the party, yeah, yeah, yeah
Creating a fun and energetic atmosphere with their music and performance


We bought the party, ay, ay, ay
Investing and owning their own success and opportunities


Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Expressing excitement and enthusiasm


Anything you can do I can do better
Asserting equality and a challenge to others to prove otherwise


Boy, I can do it in broken heels
Reinforcing the theme of overcoming difficulties to succeed


Hey, hey
Repeating the opening address and acknowledgement to RedOne


All the ladies tell the fellas we can do what they can do
Repeating the challenge to break gender stereotypes and prove women's abilities


Anything you can do we can do better
Asserting equality and a challenge to others to prove otherwise


Boy, I can do it in broken, broken heels
Reinforcing the theme of overcoming difficulties to succeed




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: NADIR KHAYAT, BILAL HAJJI, SAVAN KOTECHA

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Comments from YouTube:

@tereraikarenge3721

this lady is proof that the music industry is a shady business, someone like her who is beautiful with pure talent and dance moves should be comfortably sitting on the throne all things being equal

@annhastie8739

They did the cabal shut her down​@@amazingunreleasedalbums

@politefan8141

Loved this era of pop music. So fun and energetic. Little did I know in only a few years time, the influence of streaming and trap music would come and ruin it.

@DamienHurts

Same! It was more fun, more carefree and you could tell they weren't trying to be so cool like singers today seem to be trying to do. And I was just listening to that terrrible new Tate McRae song Greedy... and i can't believe how many people are praising her for her vocals?! comparing her singing to Alexandra Burke, it's so clear where the true talent is. These new pop 'stars' are so forgettable and mediocre... this generation seems to be okay with that, which i feel bad for lol

@adamtrzuskowski4538

Nie wyląd ,Nie aparycja, ale głos ,robi to co kocham

@oleczek4699

Czyli co robi? 🤔

@javiergomezmoreno4962

Powerful song, it did me move frenetically. Hi Alexandra from Spain. Good job.

@beverleyevans7406

Half 1 in the morning and I'm dancing round my front room to this with a bottle of wine, vibinggggg

@chromicapop4595

yahhh

@connorhanlon1209

Alexandra Burke. CONNOR ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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