Straight Up & Down
Bruno Mars Lyrics


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Girl, I bet your momma named you goodlookin'
'Cause you sure look good to me
My attention, oh, yes, you just took it
You're probably the finest thing that I ever seen
And nobody at the party droppin' it low like the way that you do
Got me sayin', "damn girl, break it down for me"

Take it nice and slow, let me watch while you turn around
Just back it up on me girl, right now, right now

I got your body rockin' side to side (straight up)
I put you on and now you're feelin' right (straight up)
I know exactly what is on your mind (straight up)
Oh baby we gon' have some fun tonight
Straight up and down (straight up, straight up, straight up)
Straight up and down (straight up, straight up, straight up)
Ooh, I know exactly what is on your mind
Oh baby, we gon' have some fun tonight
Straight up and down

This liquor got both of us faded
So gone, so gone, so gone
But your booty deserve a celebration
And I'm gonna celebrate it all night long
Come on here and show me why you got the whole club starin' at you
You got me sayin', "damn girl, break it down for me"

Take it nice and slow, let me watch while you turn around
Just back it up on me girl, right now, right now

I got your body rockin' side to side (straight up)
I put you on and now you're feelin' right (straight up)
I know exactly what is on your mind (straight up)
Oh baby we gon' have some fun tonight
Straight up and down (straight up, straight up, straight up)
Straight up and down (straight up, straight up, straight up)
Ooh, I know exactly what is on your mind
Oh baby we gon' have some fun tonight
Straight up and down

Girl, tell me when you're ready
Ready to go
Just say the word
And then we'll take this home
Don't you fight the feelin'
'Cause I feel it too
Freakin' me baby
While I'm freakin' you

I got your body rockin' side to side (straight up)
I put you on and now you're feelin' right (straight up)
I know exactly what is on your mind (straight up)
Oh baby, we gon' have some fun tonight
Straight up and down (straight up, straight up, straight up)
Straight up and down (straight up, straight up, straight up)
Ooh, I know exactly what is on your mind




Oh baby, we gon' have some fun tonight
Straight up and down

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Bruno Mars's song Straight Up & Down is about a man who is immediately attracted to a woman because of her looks and the way she can move her body. The man is at a party and is drawn to this woman who is dancing and moving her body in a way that hypnotizes him. He is so taken by her that he asks her to dance with him and she accepts. The relationship between the two is fueled by alcohol and mutual physical attraction, something that they both seem to be okay with.


The chorus repeats the phrase "straight up and down," which seems to be a euphemism for sex. The man wants to make love to the woman and he is sure that the woman wants the same thing. Throughout the song, the lyrics are suggestive and filled with innuendo. The man knows exactly what is on the woman's mind and she knows exactly what is on his. The lyrics are not necessarily romantic but are more focused on the physical act of making love.


Overall, Bruno Mars's lyrics to Straight Up & Down speak to the primal need that human beings have for physical attraction and desire. The song is not meant to be taken too seriously and is simply a fun tune about two people who are attracted to each other.


Line by Line Meaning

Girl, I bet your momma named you goodlookin'
Your mom chose a great name for you because you are strikingly attractive.


'Cause you sure look good to me
I find you incredibly attractive.


My attention, oh, yes, you just took it
You caught my eye and now you have my complete attention.


You're probably the finest thing that I ever seen
I think you are the most beautiful person I have ever seen.


And nobody at the party droppin' it low like the way that you do
There's no one else at this party who dances as well as you do.


Got me sayin', "damn girl, break it down for me"
I am in awe of your dancing skills and want to see more.


Take it nice and slow, let me watch while you turn around
Take your time and let me admire your moves as you rotate.


Just back it up on me girl, right now, right now
Get closer to me and dance against my body.


I got your body rockin' side to side (straight up)
I am making your body move from side to side.


I put you on and now you're feelin' right (straight up)
I am responsible for your positive emotions right now.


I know exactly what is on your mind (straight up)
I understand what you're thinking and feeling without you having to say it.


Oh baby we gon' have some fun tonight
We are going to have a good time together tonight.


Straight up and down (straight up, straight up, straight up)
I am complimenting your physique and overall attractiveness.


This liquor got both of us faded
The alcohol we've consumed has made us both feel high or intoxicated.


So gone, so gone, so gone
We are both so out of it right now.


But your booty deserve a celebration
Your butt is so great that it deserves to be celebrated.


And I'm gonna celebrate it all night long
I am going to appreciate your butt for the entire evening.


Come on here and show me why you got the whole club starin' at you
Dance for me and let me see why everyone at this club is looking at you.


Girl, tell me when you're ready
Let me know when you are ready to leave and go somewhere else.


Ready to go
Are you ready to leave this place?


Just say the word
All you have to do is give me the signal and we'll go.


And then we'll take this home
We will go back to your place or mine.


Don't you fight the feelin'
Don't resist the attraction we have for each other.


'Cause I feel it too
I am also feeling a strong attraction to you.


Freakin' me baby
You are turning me on.


While I'm freakin' you
While we have sex with each other.


Ooh, I know exactly what is on your mind
I understand your desires and what you are thinking about.


Oh baby, we gon' have some fun tonight
We are going to have a good time together tonight.


Straight up and down (straight up, straight up, straight up)
I am complimenting your physique and overall attractiveness.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MARC GRAY, CARL E. MARTIN, PETER GENE HERNANDEZ, CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, JAMES EDWARD FAUNTLEROY II, FAHEEM NAJM, PHILIP MARTIN LAWRENCE II

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