Patra
Navy Lyrics


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Shy guy, ghy guy
Shy guy, shy guy

Beat it out
Seek it out
Squeeze it out
New tune, we ah wheel it out
Get rid of doubt
Hesitation, haffi wash it out
Fill me out
Dial up my number and I ring it out

'Cause I wanna know what you mean, shy guy
I know that it's complicated, shy guy
Now I do not mean to be mean, but I
But me, why you give me the ting? Gimme the ting?

Rude boi, move me like a badman and you know
Say what? Gimme all of the tension in the steady movement
Call you mean fi tell me you a shy guy, shy guy
When you look the way you do confidence a drip from your top to your shoe
Dust out all ah de mandem cah mi only want you
Call you mean fi tell me you a shy guy, shy guy

Mi seh leave it out
That struggle you fi live without
Screen it out
Black, lock-up and I seel it out, yeah
Got me sit it out
Careful the type will run you 'round, yeah
Directional run about
Better you fi ready 'fore you done it out

'Cause I wanna know what you mean, shy guy
I know that it's complicated, shy guy
Now I do not mean to be mean, but I
But me, why you give me the ting? Gimme the ting?

Rude boi, move me like a badman and you know
Say what? Gimme all of the tension in the steady movement
Call you mean fi tell me you a shy guy, shy guy
When you look the way you do confidence a drip from your top to your shoe
Dust out all ah de mandem cah mi only want you
Call you mean fi tell me you a shy guy, shy guy

Rude boi, move me like a badman and you know
Say what? Gimme all of the tension in the steady movement
Call you mean fi tell me you a shy guy, shy guy
When you look the way you do confidence a drip from your top to your shoe




Dust out all ah de mandem cah mi only want you
Call you mean fi tell me you a shy guy, shy guy

Overall Meaning

The song "Patra" by Navy tells the story of a woman who is interested in a man who is reserved and shy. The lyrics encourage the man to open up and reveal his true feelings, despite any doubts or insecurities he may have. The chorus, which repeats the phrase "shy guy" multiple times, emphasizes the theme of shyness that runs throughout the song. The woman expresses her desire to understand the man and his emotions, even though she acknowledges that it may be complicated. Ultimately, she wants him to give her a chance and "give [her] the ting," meaning the opportunity to explore a potential relationship.


The verses of the song include several references to Jamaican patois and culture, including the use of the phrase "rude boi" and the mention of "dusting out all ah de mandem," which means ignoring other men who may be interested in her. The lyrics also touch on ideas of confidence and self-assurance, as the woman describes the man's appearance as dripping with confidence "from your top to your shoe."


Overall, "Patra" is a catchy and upbeat song that blends elements of dancehall and pop music. It explores themes of romance, attraction, and self-confidence, while also highlighting aspects of Jamaican culture and language.


Line by Line Meaning

Shy guy, ghy guy
Addressing a person as a shy guy


Shy guy, shy guy
Reiterating the fact that the person is shy


Beat it out
Eliminate the obstacles


Seek it out
Find the desired outcome


Squeeze it out
Put in the necessary effort


New tune, we ah wheel it out
Introducing a new idea with enthusiasm


Get rid of doubt
Eliminate the uncertainty


Hesitation, haffi wash it out
Overcome the hesitation


Fill me out
Make me complete


Dial up my number and I ring it out
Call me and let's communicate


'Cause I wanna know what you mean, shy guy
Expressing the desire to understand the behavior of the shy person


I know that it's complicated, shy guy
Acknowledging the complexity of the shy person's behavior


Now I do not mean to be mean, but I
Clarifying that there is no intention to offend


But me, why you give me the ting? Gimme the ting?
Asking why the shy person is attracted to the singer and if they can have a chance


Rude boi, move me like a badman and you know
Addressing the many qualities the shy person has that the singer is attracted to


Say what? Gimme all of the tension in the steady movement
Asking the shy person to reveal themselves without holding back


Call you mean fi tell me you a shy guy, shy guy
Questioning why the shy person would conceal their true self


When you look the way you do confidence a drip from your top to your shoe
Complimenting the shy person as they exude confidence despite their shyness


Dust out all ah de mandem cah mi only want you
Asserting that the singer only wants the attention of the shy person


Mi seh leave it out
Encouraging the shy person to abandon their internal struggles


That struggle you fi live without
Suggesting that the shy person can eliminate their struggle


Screen it out
Filter out the negative thoughts


Black, lock-up and I seel it out, yeah
Blocking out destructive forces


Got me sit it out
Compelling the person to wait patiently


Careful the type will run you 'round, yeah
Cautiously approaching the situation


Directional run about
Navigating through obstacles


Better you fi ready 'fore you done it out
Be prepared before making a move




Writer(s): Melinda ‘navy’ Ulysses, Navy

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