Do Your Thing
Basement Jaxx Lyrics


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I don't need no TV
I don't need no news
All I need is a bumping beat to bump away my blues

I don't give a damn what the people say
I'm gonna do it my way, gonna do it my way
Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, a-ding, ding, ding
I'm gonna let it all out, do my thing
Boom, boom, boom, and a bang, bang, bang
Boom, bang, boom, a-bang, bang
Boom, bang, boom, a-bang, bang

Do your thing
Do your thing, make my body sing
Do your thing
Do your thing
Your thing, my thing, oh, oh, oh, oh

Yeah, lemme see you do your thing now
Yeah, lemme see you do your thing now
Yeah, lemme see you do your thing now

Said shut your mouth
You're in a fateful tiz
Free the mayhem in your mind, release the need inside of you
You're gonna suffer
Because the crowd's so loud
Do your thing, do your thing
Boom, boom, boom, boom, a-bang, bang, bang
Do my thing, doom, boom, boom and a bang, bang, bang
Boom, bang, boom, a-bang, bang
Boom, bang, boom, a-bang, bang

Do your thing, yeah
Do your thing, make my body sing
Do your thing, yeah (touch your head)
Do your thing
Your thing, my thing, oh, oh, oh, oh

Yeah, lemme see you do your thing now
Yeah, lemme see you do your thing now
Yeah, lemme see you do your thing now

(Yeah) clap your hands (do your thing)
Because it's new thing, new swing, new thing, new swing, new thing, new thing, new thing

Boom, boom, boom, and a bang, bang, bang
Boom, bang, boom, a-bang, bang
Boom, boom, boom, and a bang, bang, bang
Do your thing, do your thing
Boom, boom, boom, and a bang, bang, bang
Boom, bang, boom, a-bang, bang
Boom, boom, boom, and a bang, bang, bang
Do your thing, do your thing

Do your thing, yeah
Do your thing
Do your thing, make my body sing
Do your thing, yeah
Do your thing
Do your thing
Your thing, my thing, oh, oh, oh, oh

Do your thing, yeah, lemme see you do your thing now
Do your thing, yeah, lemme see you do your thing now




Yeah, lemme see you do your thing now
Lemme see you do your thing now, now, now, now

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Basement Jaxx's song "Do Your Thing" celebrate the power of music to lift spirits and bring people together. The singer declares that she doesn't need the distractions of television or the news; all she needs is a "bumping beat" that can make her forget her troubles. She encourages listeners to ignore what other people think and instead follow their own desires. She urges them to embrace the chaos of life and let go of their inhibitions. The song's lyrics are simple and repetitive, but the message is clear: we all have the power to make ourselves happy, and sometimes all it takes is a good groove.


The lyrics of "Do Your Thing" are complemented by the song's infectious dance beat and catchy melody. The song's production is characterized by a blend of electronic and acoustic instrumentation, with horns and percussion adding a funky, organic feel to the mix. The song was a hit when it was released in 2002, and it has remained popular in clubs and at parties ever since. Its message of individuality and self-expression has resonated with audiences around the world, making it a beloved party anthem for the ages.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't need no TV
I don't require any television


I don't need no news
I do not need any news updates


All I need is a bumping beat to bump away my blues
What I need is a lively rhythm to eliminate my sorrow


I don't give a damn what the people say
I do not care about what people say


I'm gonna do it my way, gonna do it my way
I will do it in my own style, just my own way


Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, a-ding, ding, ding
A repeated sound of a beat


I'm gonna let it all out, do my thing
I will express myself freely, doing my own thing


Boom, boom, boom, and a bang, bang, bang
A loud and heavy beat


Boom, bang, boom, a-bang, bang
A thunderous, rhythmic sound


Do your thing
Express yourself in your own unique way


Do your thing, make my body sing
Express yourself in a way that makes me feel good


Your thing, my thing, oh, oh, oh, oh
Express yourself, do your own thing and I'll do mine


Yeah, lemme see you do your thing now
I want to see you express yourself


Said shut your mouth
Stop talking


You're in a fateful tiz
You're in a catastrophic state


Free the mayhem in your mind, release the need inside of you
Let go of all the chaos in your mind and let out your true desires


You're gonna suffer
You will experience discomfort


Because the crowd's so loud
The people around are so noisy


Do your thing, do your thing
Express yourself in your own way


Do my thing, doom, boom, boom and a bang, bang, bang
Expressing myself in my unique way with rhythmic sounds


Yeah (touch your head)
Yes, touch your head


Because it's new thing, new swing, new thing, new swing, new thing, new thing, new thing
Innovative ideas, innovative patterns, different choices


Do your thing, yeah
Express yourself in your own way


Lemme see you do your thing now, now, now, now
I want to see you express yourself, right now




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: FELIX BUXTON, BLUE MITCHELL, SIMON RATCLIFFE

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