Private Dancer
Finn. Lyrics


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Curse them vicky secrets you wearing for make me feel so inferior
And curse that little bottle coco butter that blesses your exterior
Woah
I can see the way your lingerie is looking, you just trying to test me
And I don′t like the way them dollar bills are sliding up down your body

They make me so jealous but it can't happen
Girl just go and get it call me foolish or even selfish
But baby I can′t fight the way I feel

That pole should be my body
This floor should be my bed
Everything they throwing baby girl ill double it
This club should be my crib
You're my private dancer
You're my private dancer
Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s

Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s
Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s
Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s

Girl I hate the way that your necklace is hanging like it′s coming on to you
And I know that them earring you wearing are whispering all the nasty things I wanna do to you
I can′t help but feel a little angry bout the bottle on your lips
And who gave you permission to get them roses and bible tattooed on your hips

They make me so jealous but it can't happen
Girl just go and get it call me foolish or even selfish
But baby I can′t fight the way I feel

That pole should be my body
This floor should be my bed
Everything they throwing baby girl ill double it
This club should be my crib
You're my private dancer
You′re my private dancer
Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s

Get mad when I know I should be having fun
Lately I've been tripping thinking that you′re the one

They make me so jealous but it can't happen
Girl just go and get it call me foolish or even selfish
But baby I can't fight the way I feel

That pole should be my body
This floor should be my bed
Everything they throwing baby girl ill double it
This club should be my crib
You′re my private dancer
You′re my private dancer
Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s

Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s




Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s
Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s

Overall Meaning

In Finn.'s song "Private Dancer", the singer is (likely) a man who is watching a woman dance at a club. He feels inferior and jealous when he sees her in her sexy lingerie, and he is angry about the attention and money that other men are giving her. He wishes that she was dancing for him alone, and that he could provide for her in a more significant way than the other men throwing dollar bills at her. He's aware that his feelings are irrational, but he cannot help the way that he feels. Through the lyrics of the song, we can see that the singer is struggling with his own insecurities and desires while watching this woman dance.


The song "Private Dancer" has an interesting backstory - it was actually inspired by real-life events. Finn. (AKA Christian Lesperance) wrote the song after he went to a strip club in Toronto and saw a dancer who reminded him of a former love interest. The lyrics of the song express the conflicted emotions that he felt while watching this woman dance.


Line by Line Meaning

Curse them vicky secrets you wearing for make me feel so inferior
The singer feels inferior because of the lingerie the girl is wearing.


And curse that little bottle coco butter that blesses your exterior
The singer is envious of how the girl looks with her skincare products.


Woah I can see the way your lingerie is looking, you just trying to test me
The singer feels like the girl is testing him with her lingerie.


And I don′t like the way them dollar bills are sliding up down your body
The artist is jealous of the attention the girl is getting from others at the club.


They make me so jealous but it can't happen Girl just go and get it call me foolish or even selfish But baby I can′t fight the way I feel
The artist is torn between jealousy and desire for the girl. He knows he can't have her but he can't help the way he feels.


That pole should be my body This floor should be my bed Everything they throwing baby girl ill double it This club should be my crib You're my private dancer You're my private dancer Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s
The singer imagines himself with the girl and wishes she was his exclusive 'private dancer,' showering her with attention and money.


Girl I hate the way that your necklace is hanging like it′s coming on to you And I know that them earring you wearing are whispering all the nasty things I wanna do to you I can′t help but feel a little angry bout the bottle on your lips And who gave you permission to get them roses and bible tattooed on your hips
The singer is jealous of the jewelry and tattoos the girl has, imagining they are taunting him with her sexuality.


Get mad when I know I should be having fun Lately I've been tripping thinking that you're the one
The artist is aware he should be enjoying himself at the club but is instead getting upset and obsessing over the girl.


Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s Throwing 100 when I should throwing 1s
The artist is spending more than he can afford on the girl, throwing $100 bills instead of $1 bills.




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