Normal Girl
SZA Lyrics


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You love the way I pop my top
Or how I lose my cool
Or how I look at you
Say why?
It ain't no fighting, no I can't stop it
This took a while, yeah
For the way I pump my fist or how I bust my hip
For your affection, tryna be down
No fighting and no stoppin'
Stick around

Wish I was the type of girl you take over to mama
The type of girl, I know my daddy, he'd be proud of
Yeah, be proud of
Be proud of, be proud, you know, you know
Wanna be a type of girl, you take home to your mama
The type of girl, I know your fellas would be proud of
Be proud of, be proud of, be proud of, boy you know
Normal girl
I wish I was a normal girl, oh my
How do I be? How do I be a lady?
Normal girl, oh
I wish I was a normal girl
I'll never be, no, never be uh

You like it, when I be, aggressive
You like when I say to you
"Get it if you got it, I'm ready and waitin' for it
I'm callin' to put it on", yeah
Like it, when I be aggressive
Love when I say to you
"Get it if you want it, I'm ready and I'm on fire
I'm burnin' to put it on", yeah, yeah, yeah

Type of girl you wanna take home to mama
Wanna be the type of girl my daddy, he'd be proud of
Be proud of, be proud of, be proud, you know, you know
The type of girl you wanna take home right up to mama
The kind of girl, I know your fellas, they'd be proud of
I'll be probably, I'll be proud like, I'll be probably a problem, oh
(No fantasy, no fantasy)
I really wish a was a normal girl
How do I be, how do I be a lady?
Normal girl, oh
I wish I was a normal girl
I'll never be, no never be, uh

This time next year I'll be livin' so good
Won't remember your name, I swear
Livin' so good, livin' so good, livin' so good
This time next year I'll be livin' so good
Won't remember no pain, I swear
People got you figured out, I was just a normal girl

Normal girl, what do you say now?
We own the world, 'cause we not going away now
Wait on yourself 'cause you can figure your way out




Normal girl
Why do you, babe?

Overall Meaning

In "Normal Girl," SZA is expressing her own insecurities about not being what is considered a "normal girl" and feeling like she has to be a certain way to be accepted by her partner's family or society in general. The first verse highlights how her partner appreciates her uniqueness, the way she pops her top, loses her cool, and even how she looks at him. However, SZA still feels like she has to try to fit in and win his affection by being someone she is not. The chorus repeatedly expresses her desire to be a type of girl, her father and partner would be proud of, but still acknowledges she will never fit this ideal of a "normal girl." SZA is then asking herself how to be a lady, suggesting that she doesn't quite know how to be both unique and accepted by society's standards.


The second verse suggests that SZA's partner enjoys her being aggressive and taking charge flirtatiously. However, as the song goes on, it becomes clear that SZA's hesitation comes from not feeling like she fits into the societal norms of what a lady should be. She wants to be proud of who she is and believes he should accept her for who she genuinely is, but ultimately struggles with self-doubt and shame over not fitting the "normal" mindset.


In the bridge, SZA states that she will eventually live a life where she no longer remembers the person who made her feel this way, implying that she needs to overcome her insecurities and move forward with her life. The song ends with the repeated phrase, "Normal girl, what do you say now?" illustrated that she is still questioning herself and her place in society.



Line by Line Meaning

You love the way I pop my top
You like the way I express myself


Or how I lose my cool
Or how I get emotional


Or how I look at you
Or how I gaze at you


Say why?
Tell me why?


It ain't no fighting, no I can't stop it
I can't help it, there are no arguments


This took a while, yeah
It took some time, yes


For the way I pump my fist or how I bust my hip
For the way I dance


For your affection, tryna be down
I'm trying to earn your love


No fighting and no stoppin'
No quarrels and no halting


Stick around
Stay with me


Wish I was the type of girl you take over to mama
I wish I was the kind of girl you introduce to your mother


The type of girl, I know my daddy, he'd be proud of
The kind of girl my father can be happy with


Yeah, be proud of
Yeah, be pleased with


Be proud of, be proud, you know, you know
Be proud, you know, you know


Wanna be a type of girl, you take home to your mama
I want to be the type of girl you introduce to your mother


The type of girl, I know your fellas would be proud of
The kind of girl your friends can be happy with


Be proud of, be proud of, be proud of, boy you know
Be pleased with, you know, boy


Normal girl
A regular girl


I wish I was a normal girl, oh my
I desire to be a normal girl, oh my


How do I be? How do I be a lady?
How can I become a woman?


Normal girl, oh
Regular girl, oh


I wish I was a normal girl
I wish I were an ordinary girl


I'll never be, no, never be uh
I'll never be, no, never be, uh


You like it, when I be, aggressive
You enjoy when I am assertive


You like when I say to you
You like when I tell you


"Get it if you got it, I'm ready and waitin' for it
"Take what you have, I'm prepared and waiting for it


I'm callin' to put it on", yeah
I'm asking you to make a move, yes


Love when I say to you
You love when I tell you


"Get it if you want it, I'm ready and I'm on fire
"Take it if you desire it, I'm prepared, and I'm passionate


I'm burnin' to put it on", yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm excited to make a move, yes, yes, yes


The type of girl you wanna take home to mama
The kind of girl you want to introduce to your mother


Wanna be the type of girl my daddy, he'd be proud of
I want to be the kind of girl my father will be pleased with


I'll be probably, I'll be proud like, I'll be probably a problem, oh
I might become a difficulty, I will be proud like that, oh


(No fantasy, no fantasy)
(No imagination, no imagination)


I really wish a was a normal girl
I genuinely wish I were an ordinary girl


How do I be, how do I be a lady?
How can I become a woman?


Normal girl, oh
Regular girl, oh


I wish I was a normal girl
I wish I were an ordinary girl


I'll never be, no never be, uh
I'll never be, no, never be, uh


This time next year I'll be livin' so good
In the future, I'll be living well


Won't remember your name, I swear
I won't remember your name, I promise


Livin' so good, livin' so good, livin' so good
Living so well, living so well, living so well


This time next year I'll be livin' so good
In the future, I'll be living well


Won't remember no pain, I swear
I won't recall any suffering, I promise


People got you figured out, I was just a normal girl
People think they know you, they didn't realize I'm just an ordinary girl


What do you say now?
What do you think now?


We own the world, 'cause we not going away now
We dominate the world since we won't be leaving now


Wait on yourself 'cause you can figure your way out
Depend on yourself to figure out your path


Normal girl
Regular girl


Why do you, babe?
Why, honey?




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Terrence Henderson, Tyran Levon Donaldson, C. Harris, Carter Lang, Solana I. Rowe

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[Verse 1]
You love the way I pop my top
Or how I lose my cool
Or how I look at you
Say why?
It ain't no fighting, no I can't stop it
This took a while, yeah
Love the way I pump my fist or how I bust my hip
For your affection, tryna be down
No fighting and no stoppin'
Stick around

[Pre-Chorus]
Wish I was the type of girl that you take over to mama
The type of girl, I know my daddy, he'd be proud of
Yeah, uh be proud of, yeah
Uh be proud of, uh be proud, you know, you know
Wanna be the type of girl you take home to your mama
The type of girl, I know your fellas they'd be proud of
Uh be proud of, uh be proud of, uh be proud of, boy you know

[Chorus]
Normal girl, oh
I wish I was a normal girl, oh my
How do I be, how do I be your baby?
Normal girl, oh, oh, oh
I wish I was a normal girl
I'll never be, no, never be uh, oh

[Verse 2]
You like it, when I be, aggressive
You like when I say to you
"Get it if you got it, I'm ready and waitin' for it
I'm callin' to put it on," yeah
Like it when I be aggressive
Love when I say to you
"Get it if you want it, I'm waiting, I'm gonna find you
I'm ready to put it on you," yeah, yeah, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
Type of girl you wanna take home to mama
Wanna be the type of girl my daddy, he'd be proud of
Uh be proud of, uh be proud of, uh be proud of you know, you know
The type of girl you wanna take her home right up to mama
The kind of girl, I know your fellas, they'd be proud of
I'll be probably, I'll be proud like, I'll be probably a problem, oh, normal girl oh oh oh ahh
(No fantasy, no fantasy)

[Chorus]
I really wish I was a normal girl
How do I be, how do I be your baby?
Normal girl, ohhh
I wish I was a normal girl, oh babe
I'll never be, no never be, uh-yeah

[Bridge]
This time next year I'll be livin' so good
Won't remember your name, I swear
Livin' so good, livin' so good, livin' so good
This time next year I'll be livin' so good
Won't remember no pain, I swear
Before that you figured out, that I was just a normal girl

[Outro]
Normal girl, what do you say now?
Quit on the world, 'cause it ain't going your way now
Quit on yourself 'cause you can't figure your way out
Normal girl
How do you be?

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@Empressive

This is my favorite song on the album

@brooklyn7661

not the empressive channel-

@playboi1964

Brooklyn LMAOOOOO 😹💀

@konway17

Brooklyn LMAOOOO

@africanviolet6540

Brooklyn PLS

@khalillol8104

Brooklyn PLEASE-

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@caseycaicco253

This song really hits different when you are forever chasing an impossible beauty standard and trying to be liked and wanted by everyone... this song makes me appreciate myself in ways I never have before thank you SZA

@hallopizza3875

yes kinda it makes me accept that im not a normal (perfect) girl . I am me and i'm proud if that

@babygorl8615

Yup

@marriedtomorales

So its not just me🫶🏽 ok good

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