Chop Me Up
Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland & Three 6 Mafia Lyrics


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It's going down
Tennessee, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Three 6 Mafia

Tennessee
VA, dirty south, dirty south
It's how we do what we do, man, when we do what we do
Project shit what
I know you see me looking, girl go on and act right
A little closer, let me see you in the spotlight
Now turn around, and let me see just what ya curved like
Go grab your friends, and y'all can come to the back, oh, oh

Why don't you take a sip upon this champagne?
Relax, take your coat off, and let me get your name
I love that hour glass shape you got upon that frame
I like the way you talk your game, we might be one and the same

Now I know you got a buzz off that alcohol
I got a house that can entertain all of y'all
Maybe later on I'll give you a phone call
I'm 'bout to slide out, but I'll get back at ya, oh, oh

And when I call, don't give me the run around
I ain't gonna have you tryin' to play me like a silly clown
Don't second guess it, girl
There ain't nothin' to think about
'Cause you got me feigning, but, girl, you don't hear me

Little lady
You got me just
(Screwed up)
Off of your melody
Little lady
Come on and don't
(Chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

Little lady
You got me just
(Screwed up)
Off of your melody
Easy, baby
C'mon, girl, don't
(Chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

You're kinda cute
Baby, are you new in town?
My name is Tim
Aka Thomas Crown
I heard you're lost
Do you know your way around?
If you gotta problem, baby, I can hold ya down

I can be your navigator or your compass
Better yet a genie, baby make your first wish
You the party, baby I'm just the guest list
I think I need some Tylenol, you got me restless

So grab your friends and let's take it back to my house
Let's watch Sex and the City or Desperate Housewives
Simon says touch yours while you touch mine
(Parental discretion is advised) Oh, oh

Y'all can be the star in my freaky spotlight
Studio 54 if we get the props right
All we need right now is a little bit, a little bit of act right
Y'all looking shy, but ya act like y'all don't hear me

Little lady
You got me just
(Screwed up)
Off of your melody
Little lady
C'mon and don't
(Chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

Little lady
You got me just
(Screwed up)
Off of your melody
Easy, baby
Come on, girl, don't
(Chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

See, girl, you stronger than the strongest drug I ever had
You could mix 'em all together, you still be twice as bad
'Cause you the worst best girlfriend I ever had
Harder to kick than cigarettes and green bags

Harder to escape than jail cells and bills
Yeah ya you had me lost since the minute girl and pig tails
Like Michael Jackson, "How you do me this way?"
Got me cryin' rivers like Timbaland and Timberlake, yeah

They call me Juicy J, straight up out the Three 6 Mafia
Ghetto fab playa on these streets, I'm tryin' to holla at ya
Quit playing games, girl, you got my head spinnin' 'round
I ain't gonna chirp your mobile phone and chase you all over town

I just want to pick you up and take you to a wrestling match
(Is it good, is it good?) And have a little smack fest
So if you never call me, I'll be somewhere down in Tennessee
Washing away my sorrows in a cold cup of Hennessey

Little lady
You got me just
(Screwed up)
Off of your melody
Little lady
Come on and don't
(Chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

Little lady
You got me just
(Screwed up)
Off of your melody
Easy, baby
Come on, girl, don't
(Chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

Screwed up
Chop me up
Screwed up
Off of your melody




Chop me up
Please don't make a fool of me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Chop Me Up by Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland and Three 6 Mafia seem to revolve around picking up a girl at a club and taking her home. The song’s intro sets the location in Tennessee and mentions the artists involved. Timberlake’s signature falsetto is prominently displayed throughout the song, as he talks about watching the girl in the spotlight and liking her curves. He then invites her and her friends to join him in the back, offering them champagne and requesting their names. Timberlake mentions that the girl has him “feigning” and that she doesn’t seem to hear him.


The second verse of the song is rapped by Juicy J from the Three 6 Mafia, with his verses heavily flavored with references to his home state, Tennessee. He tells the girl that she is stronger than the strongest drug he has ever had, and that she is the worst best girlfriend he has had. He also says that she is harder to kick than cigarettes and green bag (presumably marijuana). The Three 6 Mafia’s Memphis-style gives the track a Southern flavor and the raps complement Timberlake’s singing.


Overall, Chop Me Up has a vibe and theme similar to Timberlake’s other mid-tempo songs of the same era, with its heavy electronic beats and falsetto vocals. The song has a sexual overtone with a smooth, seductive flow.


Line by Line Meaning

It's going down
The song is about to start, and this is an intro to set the mood.


Tennessee, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Three 6 Mafia
These are the artists involved in the creation of the song.


Tennessee VA, dirty south, dirty south It's how we do what we do, man, when we do what we do Project shit what
The song is paying homage to the artists' southern roots, and their style of music, which they refer to as 'project shit.'


I know you see me looking, girl go on and act right A little closer, let me see you in the spotlight Now turn around, and let me see just what ya curved like Go grab your friends, and y'all can come to the back, oh, oh
The artist is flirting with a girl, telling her to come closer and show off her body. He's also inviting her and her friends to come to his VIP section at the club.


Why don't you take a sip upon this champagne? Relax, take your coat off, and let me get your name I love that hour glass shape you got upon that frame I like the way you talk your game, we might be one and the same
The artist is trying to charm the girl, offering her champagne and complimenting her body. He's also suggesting that they might have a lot in common, and they should get to know each other better.


Now I know you got a buzz off that alcohol I got a house that can entertain all of y'all Maybe later on I'll give you a phone call I'm 'bout to slide out, but I'll get back at ya, oh, oh
The artist is offering to take the girl and her friends to his house, and suggesting he might call her later. He's also indicating that he's leaving the club, but he'll be in touch.


And when I call, don't give me the run around I ain't gonna have you tryin' to play me like a silly clown Don't second guess it, girl There ain't nothin' to think about 'Cause you got me feigning, but, girl, you don't hear me
The artist is warning the girl not to play games with him, and he's letting her know he's really into her.


Little lady You got me just (Screwed up) Off of your melody Little lady Come on and don't (Chop me up) Please don't make a fool of me
The chorus indicates that the girl has the artist under her control, and he's hoping she won't take advantage of him.


You're kinda cute Baby, are you new in town? My name is Tim Aka Thomas Crown I heard you're lost Do you know your way around? If you gotta problem, baby, I can hold ya down
The featured artist (Timbaland) is introducing himself to a girl he's interested in, offering to help her if she's lost or needs anything.


I can be your navigator or your compass Better yet a genie, baby make your first wish You the party, baby I'm just the guest list I think I need some Tylenol, you got me restless
Timbaland continues to charm the girl, offering to be her guide and her genie to grant her desires. He also points out that she's the star of the show, while he's just along for the ride, but he's still excited to be with her.


So grab your friends and let's take it back to my house Let's watch Sex and the City or Desperate Housewives Simon says touch yours while you touch mine (Parental discretion is advised) Oh, oh
The artists are inviting the girls to come to their house to continue the party, and suggesting they watch a TV show while playing a game. They also give a warning that the lyrics might be inappropriate for children.


Y'all can be the star in my freaky spotlight Studio 54 if we get the props right All we need right now is a little bit, a little bit of act right Y'all looking shy, but ya act like y'all don't hear me
The artists are continuing their flirtation with the girls, promising to make them the center of attention. They also suggest that a little bit of good behavior would go a long way, and imply that the girls are pretending not to be interested, even though they are.


See, girl, you stronger than the strongest drug I ever had You could mix 'em all together, you still be twice as bad 'Cause you the worst best girlfriend I ever had Harder to kick than cigarettes and green bags Harder to escape than jail cells and bills Yeah ya you had me lost since the minute girl and pig tails Like Michael Jackson, "How you do me this way?" Got me cryin' rivers like Timbaland and Timberlake, yeah
The artist (Juicy J) is expressing his attraction to the girl, saying she's more addictive than any drug he's tried. He also calls her the best worst girlfriend he's had, as she's hard to get rid of but also irresistible. He compares her to a number of things that are hard to escape or overcome, and his emotions are so strong that he's crying like other famous musicians.


They call me Juicy J, straight up out the Three 6 Mafia Ghetto fab playa on these streets, I'm tryin' to holla at ya Quit playing games, girl, you got my head spinnin' 'round I ain't gonna chirp your mobile phone and chase you all over town
Juicy J is introducing himself as part of the group Three 6 Mafia, indicating his street credentials. He's telling the girl to stop playing games with him, but also saying he won't harass her if she doesn't respond.


I just want to pick you up and take you to a wrestling match (Is it good, is it good?) And have a little smack fest So if you never call me, I'll be somewhere down in Tennessee Washing away my sorrows in a cold cup of Hennessey
Juicy J is making an outrageous suggestion to the girl, saying he wants to take her to a wrestling match and have a fight. He's also saying that if she doesn't respond, he'll be disappointed and drinking to forget his troubles in Tennessee.


Screwed up Chop me up Screwed up Off of your melody Chop me up Please don't make a fool of me
The chorus is repeated to emphasize the artist's vulnerability to the girl's charms.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Anthem Entertainment, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: TIMOTHY Z. MOSLEY, PAUL D. BEAUREGARD, FLOYD NATHANIEL HILLS, JORDAN HOUSTON, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@LBrooks80

"See, girl, you stronger than the strongest drug I ever had
You could mix 'em all together, you still be twice as bad
'Cause you the worst best girlfriend I ever had
Harder to kick than cigarettes and green bags

Harder to escape than jail cells and bills
Yeah ya you had me lost since the minute girl and pig tails
Like Michael Jackson, "How you do me this way?"
Got me cryin' rivers like Timbaland and Timberlake, yeah"



@dawnnelson3387

It's going down
Tennessee
Justin Timberlake
Timbaland
Three 6 Ma-ma-mafia

Tennesse
VA
Dirty south
Dirty south
It's how we do what we do, man, when we do what we do

[Justin:]
I know you see me looking, girl go on and act right
A little closer, let me see you in the spotlight
Now turn around and let me see just what ya curved like
Go grab your friends and y'all can come to the back, oh-oh

Why don't you take a sip upon this champagne
Relax, take your coat off, and let me get your name
I love that hour-glass shape you got upon that frame
I like the way you talk your game we might be one and the same

Now I know you got a buzz off that alcohol
I got a house that can entertain all of y'all
Maybe later on I'll give you a phone call
I'm 'bout to slide out, but I'll get back at ya, oh-oh

And when I call don't give me the run-around
I ain't gonna have you tryin' to play me like a silly clown
Don't second guess it, girl
There ain't nothin' to think about
'Cause you got me feigning, but girl you don't hear me

Little lady
You got me just
(screwed up)
Off of your melody
Little lady
C'mon and don't
(chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

Little lady
You got me just
(screwed up)
Off of your melody
Easy baby
C'mon girl don't
(chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

[Timbaland:]
You're kinda cute
Baby, are you new in town?
My name is Tim
Aka Thomas Crown
I heard you're lost
Do you know your way around
If you gotta problem baby I can hold ya down

I can be your navigator
or your compass
Better yet a genie baby make your first wish
You the party, baby
I'm just the guestlist
I think I need some Tylenol
You got me restless

So grab your friends
And let's take it back to my house
Let's watch Sex and the City or Desperate Housewives
Simon says touch yours while you touch mine
(parental discretion is advised)
Oh-oh

Y'all can be the star in my spotlight
Studio 54 if we get the props right
All we need right now is a little bit, a little bit of act right
Y'all looking shy, but ya act like y'all don't hear me

Little lady
You got me just
(screwed up)
Off of your melody
Little lady
C'mon and don't
(chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

Little lady
You got me just
(screwed up)
Off of your melody
Easy baby
C'mon girl don't
(chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

[Three 6 Mafia:]
See girl you stronger than the strongest drug I ever had
You could mix 'em all together you still be twice as bad
'Cause you the worst best girlfriend I ever had
Harder to kick than cigarettes and green bags
Harder to escape than jail cells and bills
You had me lost since the Philly girl with Pigtails.
Like Michael Jackson, "how you do me this way?"
Got me cryin' rivers like Timbaland and Timberlake, yeah

They call me Juicy J straight up out the Three 6 Mafia
Ghetto fab player on these streets I'm tryin' a holla at ya
Quit playing games girl you got my head spinnin' 'round
I ain't gonna chirp your mobile phone and chase you all over town
I just want to pick you up and take you to a wrestling match
Is it good? Is it good?
And have a little smack fest
So if you never call me I'll be somewhere down in Tennessee
Washing away my sorrows in a cold cup of Hennessy

Little lady
You got me just
(screwed up)
Off of your melody
Little lady
C'mon and don't
(chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

Little lady
You got me just
(screwed up)
Off of your melody
Easy baby
C'mon girl don't
(chop me up)
Please don't make a fool of me

Screwed up
Chop me up
Screwed up
Off of your melody
Chop me up
Please don't make a fool of me



All comments from YouTube:

@BloodMoonFT

My dad used to always play this in the car when I was a kid, I can still picture him dancing and singing this in the car.

@kamaiya1000

Your dad knew what was up !!!

@kccleader488

Hello Darius

@jayjow2625

Aqui no Br fizeram até um rap em cima dessa música de tão boa que ela é

@marrox013

same but with my mom

@dianeloureiro

@@jayjow2625 Qual e o nome?

@crazycrabapple23

Timbaland will always be one of my favorite producers/artists such a good voice and beats

@thomasredmond8123

This is a snapshot of how intensely good the music scene of this time right here was, such a rare collaboration

@magnihrazor7991

🔥🔥🔥🔥

@rockymvvrcianu6846

I was in 🇯🇵 when I first heard this song. The memories!!!

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