Boys
Charli XCX Lyrics


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I was busy thinking 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
Boys, boys (XCX)
Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys

I need that bad boy to do me right on a Friday
And I need that good one to wake me up on a Sunday
That one from work can come over on Monday night
I want 'em all
I want 'em all
And when they finally leave me I'm all alone, but
I'm looking down and my girls are blowing my phone up
Them twenty questions, they asking me where I'm at
Didn't hit 'em back

I'm sorry that I missed your party
I wish I had a better excuse like
"I had to trash the hotel lobby"

But I was busy thinking 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
Boys, boys
Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys

In every city I got one with different ringtones
Flying from L.A. all the way to Puerto Rico
My girls are calling me asking me where I'm at
Didn't hit 'em back

I'm sorry that I missed your party
I wish I had a better excuse like
I can't even lie, you got me

I was busy thinking 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
Boys, boys
Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys

Don't be mad, don't be mad at me (no, no, no, no)
Darling, I can't stop it
Even if I wanted
Don't be mad, don't be mad at me (no, no, no, no)
Missed what you were saying
I was miles away, yeah
Don't be mad, don't be mad, not like I had a choice

I was busy thinking 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
Boys, boys

I was busy thinking 'bout boys (boys)
Boys (boys), boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys




Boys (oh, baby), boys (yeah)
Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys

Overall Meaning

The song "Boys" by Charli XCX is all about the singer's infatuation with boys. She confesses that she is constantly thinking and dreaming about them. She wants different kinds of boys for different days of the week. She wants a bad boy on a Friday night, a good boy to wake her up on a Sunday and a guy from work to come over on a Monday night. She wants them all, and when they leave, she feels lonely, but her friends are always there to catch up with her.


Charli XCX sings about how she is always on the phone with her girls asking her where she is, and sometimes, she doesn't even hit them back. She's too busy thinking about boys. The song suggests that she doesn't want to be tied down to just one guy; she wants to have fun with different guys in every city.


Overall, the song is catchy and fun, but it also portrays a carefree attitude towards relationships. It's not about finding true love, but rather having a good time with different guys.


Line by Line Meaning

I was busy thinking 'bout boys
My mind was preoccupied with thoughts of boys.


Boys, boys
Boys were constantly on my mind.


I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
I kept dreaming about boys.


Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys
I am dizzy with thoughts of boys swirling through my head.


I need that bad boy to do me right on a Friday
I want a wild and daring boy who'll treat me well on a Friday night.


And I need that good one to wake me up on a Sunday
I also desire that sweet and caring guy who wakes me up on a lazy Sunday morning.


That one from work can come over on Monday night
I want that handsome colleague whom I can invite over on a Monday night.


I want 'em all
I crave them all, every boy.


And when they finally leave me I'm all alone, but
When they all leave, I'm lonely


I'm looking down and my girls are blowing my phone up
My friends constantly call me to ask where I am.


Them twenty questions, they asking me where I'm at
Many questions are thrown my way, asking my whereabouts.


Didn't hit 'em back
I didn't reply to their messages.


I'm sorry that I missed your party
I regret that I couldn't attend your party.


I wish I had a better excuse like
I desire to have had a stronger reason for my absence -


"I had to trash the hotel lobby"
something as thrilling as destroying a hotel lobby.


In every city I got one with different ringtones
In every city, I have a different boy with a distinct ringtone.


Flying from L.A. all the way to Puerto Rico
I travel as far as from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico.


Missed what you were saying
I didn't hear what you were saying.


I was miles away, yeah
I was lost in my own thoughts.


Don't be mad, don't be mad at me (no, no, no, no)
Please do not be upset with me.


Darling, I can't stop it
My love for boys is beyond my control.


Even if I wanted
I'm powerless even if I desire to change.


Not like I had a choice
It's not like I have options or control over these thoughts and feelings.


Boys (oh, baby), boys (yeah)
I keep thinking of boys, baby. They occupy my mind, yeah.


Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys
I'm dizzy with all these thoughts about boys.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Cass Lowe, Jerker Hansson, Ari Leff, Emily Warren, Ingrid Andress, Michael Pollack

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Boys - lyrics
I was busy thinkin' 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreamin' 'bout boys
Boys, boys (XCX)
Head is spinnin' thinkin' 'bout boys

I need that bad boy to do me right on a Friday
And I need that good one to wake me up on a Sunday
That one from work can come over on Monday night
I want 'em all
I want 'em all

And when they finally leave me I'm all alone, but
I'm lookin' down and my girls are blowin' my phone up
Them twenty questions, they askin' me where I'm at
Didn't hit 'em back

I'm sorry that I missed your party
I wish I had a better excuse like
"I had to trash the hotel lobby"

But I was busy thinkin' 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreamin' 'bout boys
Boys, boys
Head is spinnin' thinkin' 'bout boys

In every city I got one with different ringtones
Flyin' from LA all the way to Puerto Rico
My girls are calling me asking me where I'm at
Didn't hit 'em back

I'm sorry that I missed your party
I wish I had a better excuse, like
But I can't even lie, you got me

I was busy thinkin' 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreamin' 'bout boys
Boys, boys
Head is spinnin' thinkin' 'bout boys

Don't be mad, don't be mad at me (No, no, no, no)
Darling, I can't stop it even if I wanted
Don't be mad, don't be mad at me (No, no, no, no)
Missed what you was sayin', I was miles away, yeah
Don't be mad, don't be mad, not like I had a choice

I was busy thinkin' 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreamin' 'bout boys
Boys, boys

I was busy thinkin' 'bout boys (Boys)
Boys (Boys), boys
I was busy dreamin' 'bout boys (Boys)
Boys (Oh, baby), boys (Yeah)
Head is spinnin' thinkin' 'bout boys.

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@Flor0000

LYRICS

I was busy thinking 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
Boys, boys (XCX)
Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys

I need that bad boy to do me right on a Friday
And I need that good one to wake me up on a Sunday
That one from work can come over on Monday night
I want 'em all
I want 'em all
And when they finally leave me I'm all alone, but
I'm looking down and my girls are blowing my phone up
Them twenty questions, they asking me where I'm at
Didn't hit 'em back

I'm sorry that I missed your party
I wish I had a better excuse like
"I had to trash the hotel lobby"

But I was busy thinking 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
Boys, boys
Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys

In every city I got one with different ringtones
Flying from LA all the way to Puerto Rico
My girls are calling me asking me where I'm at
Didn't hit 'em back

I'm sorry that I missed your party
I wish I had a better excuse like
But I can't even lie, you got me

I was busy thinking 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
Boys, boys
Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys

Don't be mad, don't be mad at me (no, no, no, no)
Darling, I can't stop it
Even if I wanted
Don't be mad, don't be mad at me (no, no, no, no)
Missed what you were saying
I was miles away, yeah
Don't be mad, don't be mad, not like I had a choice

I was busy thinking 'bout boys
Boys, boys
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys
Boys, boys

I was busy thinking 'bout boys (boys)
Boys (boys), boys (boys)
I was busy dreaming 'bout boys (dreaming 'bout boys)
Boys, boys (oh)
Head is spinning thinking 'bout boys



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Had a lot of fun thanks for having me :)

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This is such a gentle, masculine-themed positivity. This is so soft and precious awww

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I didn’t appreciate this era when it came out, and I’m pissed!😂😂

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