Go Gina
SZA Lyrics


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Hey, love

Hey, I lost you, babe
Picking up a penny with a press-on is
Easier than holding you down
Can't be any harder than holding you up now
To come clean I said
To be real is to be real is
Probably true what they say about me
Probably came from my inner circle
It usually come from your inner circle
Or lack thereof and I don't know who I can trust
I've been dropping out and
I've been hanging out with my high friends
And we too stoned to pay attention
Much too cool for 7th grade

I mean, really it's same me, it's old me
You know? Same shit
I've been on the low key
Grinding (grinding, grinding)
Learning on the low key, shining
Tryin' to keep to myself
But you bring me out of character
Every time again

Damn Gina, damn Gina
Them jeans, they must be uptight mama
You need some get right mama
Go Gina, go Gina
Go get that get right mama
Go Gina, go Gina
Go till you get right, mama

I belong to nobody
Hope it don't bother you
You can mind your business
I belong to nobody
Try not to disturb
And mind my business
It works for me, it works for me, no
Go Gina, go Gina, aye
It works for me, it works for me, no
Go Gina, go Gina, aye
It works for me, it works for me, no
Go Gina, go Gina, aye




It works for me, it works for me, no
Go Gina, go Gina, aye

Overall Meaning

In SZA's song Go Gina, the artist sings about her past experiences with failed relationships and the struggle to trust others. She starts the song by addressing someone she might have lost due to her own indulgences and admitting that holding onto that person would have been harder than picking up a penny with a press-on. SZA then delves into the feeling of being misunderstood and the judgments that come from people who think they know her but only know what they have heard from others. She acknowledges that sometimes, these judgments come from her inner circle or the lack thereof, making it hard for her to trust even those closest to her. Having dropped out of school and spent time with her stoner friends, SZA finds herself too cool for seventh grade, hinting at a sense of superiority she feels due to her experiences.


The chorus of the song celebrates Gina, a strong, independent woman who doesn't need anyone to define her. SZA sings "Go Gina, go Gina, aye, go get that get right mama, go Gina, go Gina, go till you get right, mama," encouraging Gina to keep hustling and being unapologetic about the way she lives her life. SZA relates to Gina's approach and acknowledges that she belongs to nobody and hopes that it won't bother others. She prefers to mind her own business and not disturb others as it works better for her.


Overall, SZA's Go Gina is a song about independence, self-love, and the freedom to live life on one's own terms. The track is a relatable anthem for anyone who has ever felt the pressure to conform or struggled with trust issues.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey, love
Starting the song with a sweet greeting


Hey, I lost you, babe
Acknowledging the loss of someone special


Picking up a penny with a press-on is
Suggesting the ease of picking up something trivial with a fake nail


Easier than holding you down
Compares holding onto something significant to being more difficult than picking up something small with a fake nail


Can't be any harder than holding you up now
Despite the difficulty, it's still worth trying to hold onto what's important


To come clean I said
Admitting to something


To be real is to be real is
Stating that being true to oneself is important


Probably true what they say about me
Accepting that rumors about oneself may be true


Probably came from my inner circle
Suspecting that the rumors came from those closest to oneself


It usually comes from your inner circle
Implying that most gossip comes from those closest to you


Or lack thereof and I don't know who I can trust
Feeling unable to trust anyone


I've been dropping out and
Referring to skipping out on commitments or responsibilities


I've been hanging out with my high friends
Spending time with friends who may be under the influence


And we too stoned to pay attention
Being too distracted to focus due to being under the influence


Much too cool for 7th grade
Feeling superior to those who are not as cool or trendy


I mean, really it's same me, it's old me
Acknowledging that some things about oneself never change


You know? Same shit
Reiterating that things have not changed much


I've been on the low key
Keeping a low profile or not seeking attention


Grinding (grinding, grinding)
Putting in hard work or effort


Learning on the low key, shining
Growing and advancing while still keeping a relatively low profile


Tryin' to keep to myself
Preferring privacy and solitude


But you bring me out of character
Admitting that someone or something is able to change one's personality or behavior


Every time again
Happening repeatedly


Damn Gina, damn Gina
Exclaiming in surprise or admiration


Them jeans, they must be uptight mama
Noticing tight jeans


You need some get right mama
Suggesting that the person wearing the jeans may need some assistance


Go Gina, go Gina
Encouraging someone named Gina to take action and improve their situation


Go get that get right mama
Encouraging the person to take steps to improve themselves


I belong to nobody
Asserting one's independence or lack of ownership


Hope it don't bother you
Expressing that one's freedom should not be an issue for anyone else


You can mind your business
Asking others to stay out of one's affairs


Try not to disturb
Politely asking others not to interfere


And mind my business
Stating that one will also stay out of other people's affairs


It works for me, it works for me, no
Defending one's choices


Go Gina, go Gina, aye
Encouraging someone named Gina to take action and improve their situation


It works for me, it works for me, no
Reiterating that one is content with their choices


Go Gina, go Gina, aye
Encouraging someone named Gina to take action and improve their situation


It works for me, it works for me, no
Stressing that one's choices are satisfactory


Go Gina, go Gina, aye
Urging someone named Gina to take action and improve themselves


It works for me, it works for me, no
Asserting that one's choices are acceptable


Go Gina, go Gina, aye
Encouraging someone named Gina to take action and improve their situation




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Solana Rowe, Adam Feeney, Tyran Donaldson, Carter Lang

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@arim5527

Lyrics :
Hey love, I lost you babe
Picking up a penny with a press-on is easier than holding you down
Can't be any harder than holding you up now (now hold)
To come clean, I said
To be real is, to be real is (to come clean is, to come clean)
Probably true what they say about me
Probably came from my inner circle
It usually come from your inner circle
Or lack thereof, and I don't know who I can trust
I've been dropping out, and I've been hanging out with my high friends
And we too stoned to pay attention now (much too cool for 7th grade)
I mean, really it's same me, it's old me, you know? Same shit
I've been on the low-key, grinding (grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding)
Learning on the low-key, shining
Tryin' to keep to myself, but you bring me out of character every time again
Damn Gina, damn Gina
Them jeans, they must be uptight, mama
You need some, get right, mama
Go Gina, go Gina
Go get that, get right, mama
Go Gina, go Gina
Go 'til you get right, mama
I belong to nobody
Hope it don't bother you, you can mind your business
I belong to nobody, try not to disturb, I mind my business
Still works for me, it works for me, no
It works for me, it works for me, no (go Gina, go Gina)
Still works for me, it works for me, no
It works for me, it works for me, no (go Gina, go Gina)
Still works for me, it works for me, no
It works for me, it works for me, no (go Gina, go Gina)
Still works for me, it works for me, no
It works for me, it works for me, no (go Gina, go Gina)



@jazzy9282

Hey Lo-Lo-Love
I lost you babe picking
up a penny with a press on is easier
than holding you down cant be any harder
than holding you up now, To come clean I said
To be real (To come clean) To be real is ( to come clean)

Pro-le-le truth they say about me
Pro-le-le came from my inner circle
It usually come from your inner circle
no lack thereof and I don't know who I can trust
I been jumping out and I been hanging out with my
high friends and we too stoned to pay attention (was too cool for seventh grade)
I mean really its same me, its old me you know same shit
I've been on the lowkey grindin (Grindin, Grindin, Grindin, Grindin, Grindin,Grindin)
Lonely, lonely Lowkey shining
Trying to keep to myself but you bring me out of character
every time again

Damn Gina, Damn Gina
Them jeans they must be uptight mama
You need some get right mama
Go Gina, Go Gina
Go get that get right mama
Go Gina Go Gina
Go till you get right mama


I Belong to nobody hope it don’t bother you
You could mind your business
I belong to nobody
Try not to disturb her
and mind my business
it works for me, it works for me

Go Gina (It works for me) Go Gina(It works for Me)
It works for me , It works for me
Go Gina (It Works for me) Go Gina (It Works For Me)
It Works for Me , It works for me
Go Gina(It Works for me) Go Gina ( It works for me)
It Works for Me , It works for me
Go Gina(It Works for me) Go Gina ( It works for me)



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@hodanjama9365

CTRL is beautiful.

@dustbny5497

It really is :)

@BENNMED00

Hodan Jama this is a classic classic album, this is in my Top 10 best albums I ever heard!!

@asshunnngami

@Biniam Medhane this is my fav album for sure.. sza delivered.

@atm0340

A masterpiece

@xjadelxmex5730

Periodt!!!

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@randinefogarthy4678

girl you out here singing to my soul

@thebeanerinthepotmakingito3903

Randine Fogarthy swear i see you in almost comment from this album.

@shantiarobinson7369

Randine Fogarthy ikr

@Tinrobo

I love singing to sza even though im a dude there's just something so liberating to be in tune with feminity. Go get that get right mama.
Edit: such good vibes here man, namaste to everyone, thank you for the love!

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