Run Up
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Barbie

Yeah
They thought that you was a shy girl
Until I made you my girl
Girl you pushed me like a big button
'Til I cuffed you like you did somethin'
You ain't gotta wait for it
You ain't gotta wait for me to give you my love
You ain't gotta wait for it
Things are gettin' sticky, girl I think that I'm stuck

I'll admit I'm wrong when I know that you gon' come for me
When you gon' come for me, yeah
Never gonna not not hit that, your lovin' is drugs to me
When you gon' come to me, yeah
And every time you hit my phone, when you say you need company, oh
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you

I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'ma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you

Girl you used to bein' quiet
'Til I brought that loud
You say your dollars is a mountain
And your mama your accountant
You watch your figures you a big deal
Got your fresh prince and a big whip
Polo mink coat, that's a big kill
Put you on a phone like a windshield

I'll admit I'm wrong when I know that you gon' come for me
When you gon' come for me, yeah
Never gonna not not hit that, your lovin' is drugs to me
When you gon' come to me, yeah
And every time you hit my phone, when you say you need company, oh
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you

I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you

Major keys, I'm the boss
Don't Griselda go off?
Left from the loft and went to Bergdorf
Most of these dudes is really quite soft
45 special, this is my cloth
'Bout to drop a album, this is my fourth
I don't put sugar in my spaghetti sauce
Drop a freestyle and get these hoes parched
Fire burn the obea man church
Pretty girls, when my girls get right
'Cause it's another day, let ya light shine bright
Ain't none of them in your lane
True mi have di game pon lock, dem wah code
Just link wit some hot gyal out ah road
True mi have di waist small, pretty, bus whine
Rolex nah deh pon uno dutty gyal time?
Yo, I told 'em pull up on me faster than Danica
That's on the low I'm tryna blow him like harmonicas
He call me queen, he know "Nicki" is the moniker
He want a mix between Hillary and Monica
I switch it up, I switch it up
Rip the beat, then I, I stitch it up
Travel, then I bounce, I ball-Sinead, Sir
Barbie a link up Major Lazer

I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you




I'mma run up on you
I'mma run up on you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Major Lazer's song "Run Up" tell the story of a relationship where the man is intrigued by a seemingly shy girl, but once they become a couple, she reveals her wild and confident side. He is drawn to her and wants to be with her all the time, even when things get sticky. The chorus, where he repeatedly declares he will run up on her, could mean he is eager to see her, to be with her, or to defend her if necessary.


The verse with Nicki Minaj's guest appearance adds a layer of confidence and power to the song. She raps about her success, her street smarts, and her sexual prowess. The reference to Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky in the same sentence is a clever nod to Bill Clinton's scandal and plays with the idea of a powerful woman being involved in a scandalous affair.


Line by Line Meaning

Barbie
A nickname for Nicki Minaj, one of the featured artists on the song


Yeah
A general expression of agreement or enthusiasm


They thought that you was a shy girl
People had the impression that the girl was reserved or introverted


Until I made you my girl
The artist formed a relationship with the girl and brought out her true personality


Girl you pushed me like a big button
The girl had a strong influence on the artist and motivated him in a significant way


'Til I cuffed you like you did somethin'
The singer committed to a serious relationship with the girl, possibly using a metaphor of handcuffs as a sign of commitment


You ain't gotta wait for it
The girl doesn't need to wait for the singer's love or affection


Things are gettin' sticky, girl I think that I'm stuck
The situation in their relationship is becoming complicated or problematic, and the artist feels trapped


I'll admit I'm wrong when I know that you gon' come for me
The artist will acknowledge their mistakes or apologize when they know the girl will confront them


When you gon' come for me, yeah
Asking when the girl will call out the artist's actions or behavior


Never gonna not not hit that, your lovin' is drugs to me
The singer will always want to be with the girl sexually, and her love is addictive like a drug


When you gon' come to me, yeah
Asking when the girl will come to see the artist


And every time you hit my phone, when you say you need company, oh
Whenever the girl contacts the singer and asks for companionship, the singer responds eagerly and lovingly


I'mma run up on you
The singer will come to the girl quickly or suddenly


Girl you used to bein' quiet
The girl was previously introverted or reserved


'Til I brought that loud
The artist made the girl more outgoing or expressive


You say your dollars is a mountain
The girl is wealthy or financially successful


And your mama your accountant
The girl's mother handles her financial affairs


You watch your figures you a big deal
The girl is conscious of her appearance or reputation, and is important or successful


Got your fresh prince and a big whip
The girl has a wealthy or powerful boyfriend or partner, and owns an expensive car


Polo mink coat, that's a big kill
The girl owns an expensive and luxurious fur coat


Put you on a phone like a windshield
The artist introduced the girl to someone or something, possibly referring to a celebrity or a new technology


Major keys, I'm the boss
The singer is in control or has important knowledge or secrets


Don't Griselda go off?
A reference to rapper Griselda Blanco, asking if she was influential or significant


Left from the loft and went to Bergdorf
The singer left a high place or apartment, and went to a luxury department store in New York City


Most of these dudes is really quite soft
Many other men are not as tough or strong as the singer


45 special, this is my cloth
The singer has a preference for .45 caliber firearms and considers it a part of their identity


'Bout to drop a album, this is my fourth
The artist is about to release a fourth album


I don't put sugar in my spaghetti sauce
The artist doesn't sweeten their spaghetti sauce, possibly implying they prefer a savory flavor


Drop a freestyle and get these hoes parched
The singer's spontaneous rapping causes women to become thirsty or excited


Fire burn the obea man church
A phrase used in Jamaican culture as a form of curse, wishing harm on an obeah man (a type of sorcerer or shaman)


Pretty girls, when my girls get right
The artist values beauty and admires how their female friends look


'Cause it's another day, let ya light shine bright
Encouraging people to be positive and optimistic


Ain't none of them in your lane
No one is comparable to the girl or as successful as her


True mi have di game pon lock, dem wah code
A Jamaican phrase meaning that the singer has the game or competition under control, and others want to know how they do it


Just link wit some hot gyal out ah road
The artist will connect or associate with attractive women


True mi have di waist small, pretty, bus whine
The singer has a small waist and performs suggestive dance moves


Rolex nah deh pon uno dutty gyal time?
A Jamaican phrase asking if someone is wearing a Rolex watch, and mocking women who are not as fashionable or wealthy


Yo, I told 'em pull up on me faster than Danica
The singer asked someone to come see them quickly, referencing race car driver Danica Patrick's speed on the track


That's on the low I'm tryna blow him like harmonicas
The artist secretly wants to perform oral sex on someone, using harmonicas as a sexual euphemism


He call me queen, he know 'Nicki' is the moniker
A man refers to the artist as a queen, and recognizes her nickname as Nicki


He want a mix between Hillary and Monica
A man wants the singer to be a combination of political figure Hillary Clinton and former intern Monica Lewinsky


I switch it up, I switch it up
The singer changes their style or behavior


Rip the beat, then I, I stitch it up
The artist performs well in music and can fix any mistakes or flaws


Travel, then I bounce, I ball-Sinead, Sir
A reference to the song "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John, which features backup vocals from Sinead O'Connor and pays tribute to several people in the music industry


Barbie a link up Major Lazer
Nicki Minaj is collaborating with Major Lazer on the song


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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Andre Gray, Benjamin Joseph Levin, Donald Dennis, Jahron Brathwaite, Mikkel Eriksen, Moses Davis, Onika Tanya Maraj, Philip Meckseper, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Tor Erik Hermansen

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Major keys, I'm the boss
Don't Griselda go off?
Left from the loft and went to Bergdorf
Most of these dudes is really quite soft
45 special, this is my cloth
'Bout to drop a album, this is my fourth
I don't put sugar in my spaghetti sauce
Drop a freestyle and get these hoes parched
Fire burn the obea man church
Pretty girls, when my girls get right
'Cause it's another day, let ya light shine bright
Ain't none of them in your lane
True mi have di game pon lock, dem wah code
Just link wit some hot gyal out ah road
True mi have di waist small, pretty, bus whine
Rolex nah deh pon uno dutty gyal time?
Yo, I told 'em pull up on me faster than Danica
That's on the low I'm tryna blow him like harmonicas
He call me queen, he know "Nicki" is the moniker
He want a mix between Hillary and Monica
I switch it up, I switch it up
Rip the beat, then I, I stitch it up
Travel, then I bounce, I ball-Sinead, Sir
Barbie a link up Major Lazer



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