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Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Why you staying so far away?
Running men is looking on, why
Why don't you come out to play
And get closer to your animal, inside
Baby I act like the gentleman that your mother would love, ooh get to me
Baby you act like a lady, don't have to cover it up, things you wanna show me
Make me remember the reason why I wanted to love, please be slowly
I think you're ready to try, walk a little closer and

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Show me your t-shirt, and sweat your sling
Down and dirty, you're loving me so loud
Play it breeze, but you wild as a strain
Side show in front of the whole crowd

Baby I act like the gentleman that your mother would love, ooh get to me
Baby you act like a lady, don't have to cover it up, things you wanna show me
Make me remember the reason why I wanted to love, please be slowly
I think you're ready to try, walk a little closer and

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want




Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Gimme What I Don't Know" by Justin Timberlake taps into the primal aspects of human nature. It describes the feeling of letting go of societal norms and embracing the animalistic side of one's being. The initial line of the chorus, "Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid," sets the tone for the song. It is a call to explore the unknown and take chances. The verses describe the tension between two people trying to find a balance between acting prim and proper while also exploring their carnal desires.


The song's lyrics paint a vivid picture of a raw and sensual encounter between two individuals. It tempts the listener to step outside of their comfort zone and explore the animalistic side of their nature. It is a song about surrendering oneself to the primal instincts that lie beneath one's surface.


In conclusion, "Gimme What I Don't Know" is a song about letting go and allowing oneself to explore their primal desires. It's a call for the listener to indulge in the unknown and embrace their inner animal.


Line by Line Meaning

Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle
The natural environment of the jungle has a calming effect on us when we embrace our inner animalistic nature.


Why you staying so far away?
Why are you keeping your distance from me?


Running men is looking on, why
People are watching us, why?


Why don't you come out to play
Why don't you let loose and have fun with me?


And get closer to your animal, inside
Let yourself be more instinctual and in touch with your inner animal.


Baby I act like the gentleman that your mother would love, ooh get to me
I try to be the kind of guy your mother would approve of, but also want to get closer to you.


Baby you act like a lady, don't have to cover it up, things you wanna show me
You act like a lady, but don't hide your desires or what you want to show me.


Make me remember the reason why I wanted to love, please be slowly
Remind me why I fell in love with you, and take it slow.


I think you're ready to try, walk a little closer and
I think you're ready to try being more adventurous and step closer to me.


Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
Invite me into your wild world, I'm not scared.


And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
I can be the one for you if you're looking for someone to explore your primal side with.


Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Let go and experience something thrilling without holding back.


Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
I'm curious and excited about exploring the unknown with you.


Show me your t-shirt, and sweat your sling
Be yourself and show me what you're comfortable in.


Down and dirty, you're loving me so loud
We're being uninhibited and passionate with each other.


Play it breeze, but you wild as a strain
You may appear easygoing, but you have an untamed side to you.


Side show in front of the whole crowd
We're putting on a show for everyone to see how in sync we are.


Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
I'm excited to explore new things with you.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Chris Godbey, Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosely, James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon

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Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Why you staying so far away?

Running men is looking on, why
Why don't you come out to play
And get closer to your animal, inside
Baby I act like the gentleman that your mother would love, ooh get to me
Baby you act like a lady, don't have to cover it up, things you wanna show me
Make me remember the reason why I wanted to love, please be slowly
I think you're ready to try, walk a little closer and

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Show me your t-shirt, and sweat your sling
Down and dirty, you're loving me so loud
Play it breeze, but you wild as a strain
Side show in front of the whole crowd

Baby I act like the gentleman that your mother would love, ooh get to me
Baby you act like a lady, don't have to cover it up, things you wanna show me
Make me remember the reason why I wanted to love, please be slowly
I think you're ready to try, walk a little closer and

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Now take me to your jungle, I'm not afraid
And if you're looking for your animal, hop in my cage
Fall in a terror of height, don't talk
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

Sound's a calm, when we become the animals that we're made in the jungle

Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, don't know, I want
Come in, come in, baby what I don't know, I want

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Lyrics Want you to Know
(Verse 1)
Loving been the same with you and I
In too many happy times

Seems to take for granted the things I do
Try to communicate with you
(Pre-chorus)
But it’s been gone away for far too long
Don’t nothing change and I’ll be gone
(Chorus)
And I want you to know this love
And I want you, to know this
And I want you to know this love
And I want you to know this
And I want you to know this love
And, I, want you to know this

(Verse 2)
Hate to reminisce on a time we shared
You don’t seem to even care no more
My heart is taking pictures on the wall (I fell in love with you at all)
(Pre chorus)
Is been gone away for far too long, 'til we’re gone on the chase and I’ll be gone.

(Chorus)
And I want you to know this love
And I want you, to know this
And I want you to know this love
And I want you to know this
And I want you to know this love
And, I, want you to know this

And I want you to know this love (say I want, say I want, say I want, say I want you to know, and I want you to know this, of this love, say I want you to know this, yeah)
And I want you to know this love (I don't want you to leave)

And I want you to, and I want you to know this (said, I don't want you to leave, yeah)
And I want you to know this love (know this love)
Said I want you to know
And I want you to know this love (know this love)

And I want you to know this

And I want you to know this love



All comments from YouTube:

@joeykornegay4587

The harmony of the backing vocals on here are amazing. Throw on some headphones and it’s a wrap. I’ve had this song on repeat for like 10 minutes now.

@shawnbawn22

‼️🙌🏾❤️😂.... NO LIE‼️

@darkelyon71

God put his hands on this one. Absolute heaven of a song. So much I can say about this.

@hustlemansnipes

10 minutes ha I've had it on repeat for 15 years lol

@miraclecampbell8300

This song is jamming!!!

@caesarmutie8437

Probably the most slept on Neptunes production ever. So good!

@armeengreen1176

Neptune did this?

@grecia6758

@@armeengreen1176I’ve just seen that yeaaaa, one year before her contract expired she recorded this song with The Neptunes team

@bladebrown4191

This isn't produced by the Neptunes or featuring JT. JR Hutson produced this and sings with Vanessa

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