Unholy
Sam Smith Lyrics


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Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the Body Shop
Doing something unholy
He like it, like it, yeah (ooh)
He like it, like it, yeah (yeah, yeah)
He like it, like it, yeah (uh)
He like it, like it, yeah
A lucky, lucky girl
She got married to a boy like you
She'd kick you out if she ever, ever knew
'Bout all the- you tell me that you do
Dirty, dirty boy
You know everyone is talkin' on the scene
I hear them whisperin' 'bout the places that you've been
And how you don't know how to keep your business clean

Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the Body Shop
Doin' somethin' unholy
He's sat back while she's droppin' it
She be poppin' it
Yeah, she put it down slowly
Oh-ee-oh-ee-oh, he left his kids at
Ho-ee-oh-ee-ome so he can get that
Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the Body Shop
Doin' somethin' unholy (woo)

Mmm, daddy, daddy, if you want it, drop the addy (yeah, yeah)
Give me love, give me Fendi, my Balenciaga daddy
You gon' need to bag it up 'cause I'm spendin' on Rodeo (woo)
You can watch me back it up, I'll be gone in the A.M. (yeah)
And he, he get me Prada, get me Miu Miu like Rihanna (ah)
He always call me 'cause I never cause no drama
And when you want it, baby, I know I got you covered (yeah-yeah-yeah)
And when you need it, baby, just jump under the covers (yeah)

Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot (hot)
At the Body Shop (Shop)
Doin' somethin' unholy
He's sat back while she's droppin' it (she)
She be poppin' it (she)
Yeah, she put it down slowly
Oh-ee-oh-ee-oh, he left his kids at
Ho-ee-oh-ee-ome so he can get that
Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the Body Shop
Doin' somethin' unholy

Oh-oh-oh-ee-oh-ee-ee-oh (unholy)
Oh-oh-oh-ee-oh-ee-ee-oh (unholy)




Oh-oh-oh-ee-oh-ee-ee-oh (yeah, yeah)
Oh-oh-oh-ee-oh-ee-ee-oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Sam Smith's "uNhOlY" depict a man engaging in something "unholy" at a body shop, while his wife or partner remains in the dark about his behavior. The opening line "Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot at the body shop" sets the scene for infidelity or perhaps some kind of illegal activity. The chorus repeats "He like it, like it, yeah" which could refer to the excitement and arousal that comes with taboo behavior.


The second verse introduces a "lucky, lucky girl" who is married to the man engaging in the "unholy" activity. The singer suggests that the wife would not be pleased with her husband's behavior and that he is, in fact, a "dirty, dirty boy" who can't keep his "business clean." The third verse is sung by a female voice, perhaps the woman at the body shop, who seems to be enjoying the lavish gifts the man is providing her with, such as Fendi bags and Balenciaga clothing.


Overall, the song portrays a secretive, scandalous affair that is likely to have serious consequences for all involved. The lyrics suggest that the man is enjoying the thrill of engaging in something "unholy" but will eventually need to "bag it up" to avoid detection.


Line by Line Meaning

Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
Father is engaging in immoral activities that his mother is unaware of


At the body shop
Father is engaging in immoral activities at a specific location, known as the body shop


Doing something unholy
Father is committing immoral activities that are against religious or moral laws


He like it, like it, yeah (ooh)
Father is enjoying the immoral activities he is engaging in


A lucky, lucky girl
Narrator is describing a girl who is lucky to have married someone like the father


She got married to a boy like you
The girl married someone similar to the father's character


She'd kick you out if she ever, ever knew
If the girl knew about the father's immoral activities, she would leave him


'Bout all the- you tell me that you do
Father is confiding in the artist about his immoral activities


Dirty, dirty boy
Narrator is describing the father with a negative connotation


You know everyone is talkin' on the scene
The people around the father are gossiping about his immoral activities


I hear them whisperin' 'bout the places that you've been
The people around the father are whispering about where he's been engaging in his immoral activities


And how you don't know how to keep your business clean
Narrator is criticizing the father for not being discreet about his immoral activities


He's sat back while she's droppin' it
Father is passively watching a woman engage in sexual activities


She be poppin' it
The woman is engaging in sexual movements


Yeah, she put it down slowly
The woman is performing a sexual act slowly


Oh-ee-oh-ee-oh, he left his kids at
Father left his children at home to engage in his immoral activities


Ho-ee-oh-ee-ome so he can get that
Father went home to engage in his immoral activities


Mmm, daddy, daddy, if you want it, drop the addy (yeah, yeah)
Narrator is addressing the father, telling him to give her his location if he wants to engage in sexual activities with her


Give me love, give me Fendi, my Balenciaga daddy
Narrator is listing material items she wants from the father


And he, he get me Prada, get me Miu Miu like Rihanna (ah)
Father buys the artist high-end clothing brands like Prada and Miu Miu, just like Rihanna receives from her partners


He always call me 'cause I never cause no drama
The father calls the artist often because she never causes him any problems or drama


And when you want it, baby, I know I got you covered (yeah-yeah-yeah)
Narrator is telling the father that she will always be there for him when he wants to engage in sexual activities


And when you need it, baby, just jump under the covers (yeah)
Narrator is telling the father that he can always seek comfort from her when he needs it


Oh-oh-oh-ee-oh-ee-ee-oh (unholy)
The actions of the father and narrator are morally or religiously improper


Oh-oh-oh-ee-oh-ee-ee-oh (unholy)
The actions of the father and narrator are morally or religiously improper


Oh-oh-oh-ee-oh-ee-ee-oh (yeah, yeah)
Narrator is expressing enthusiasm for the immoral activities she and the father are engaging in


Oh-oh-oh-ee-oh-ee-ee-oh
Narrator is expressing enthusiasm for the immoral activities she and the father are engaging in




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Blake Slatkin, Henry Russell Walter, Ilya Salmanzadeh, James John Napier, Kim Petras, Omer Fedi, Samuel Frederick Smith

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@Baotran_m

Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the body shop, doing something unholy
He lucky, lucky, yeah (ooh)
He lucky, lucky, yeah (ye-yeah)
He lucky, lucky, yeah
He lucky, lucky, yeah
A lucky, lucky girl
She got married to a boy like you
She'd kick you out if she ever, ever knew
'Bout all the - you tell me that you do
Dirty, dirty boy
You know everyone is talking on the scene
I hear them whispering 'bout the places that you've been
And how you don't know how to keep your business clean
Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the body shop, doing something unholy
He's sat back while she's dropping it, she be popping it
Yeah, she put it down slowly
Oh-ee-oh-ee-oh, he left his kids at
Ho-ee-oh-ee-ome, so he can get that
Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the body shop, doing something unholy (woo)
Mmm, daddy, daddy, if you want it, drop the add'y (yuh)
Give me love, give me Fendi, my Balenciaga daddy
You gon' need to bag it up, 'cause I'm spending on Rodeo (woo)
You can watch me back it up, I'll be gone in the a.m.
And he, he get me Prada, get me Miu Miu like Rihanna (ah)
He always call me 'cause I never cause no drama
And when you want it, baby, I know I got you covered
And when you need it, baby, just jump under the covers
Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the body shop, doin' somethin' unholy
He's sat back while she's dropping it, she be popping it
Yeah, she put it down slowly
Oh-ee-oh-ee-oh, he left his kids at
Ho-ee-oh-ee-ome, so he can get that
Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot
At the body shop, doin' something unholy



@lauryannngl

Don't play games
Don't play games with my heart, ooh-wee
Now the feels hit me differently
When they hittin' this deep, don't play
Don't play, yeah, yeah
Don't play games
Don't play games with my heart, ooh-wee
Now the feels hit me differently
When they hittin' this deep, don't play
Don't play, yeah, yeah
All that time on your own with me
We had fun on the 360
I helped you get a UAV
Still couldn't never get you that A.C
Sneakin' in school just to get by you
I'm obsessed with this scent on you
Coco Chanel on your neck, with your body in check
Lovin' all the time with you
But now you've just gone missin'
And you're airin' all my wishes
You're online, but still won't listen
My time is you dismissin'
This is in no way a two-way street
I'm playin' sad and it's on repeat
Got me here hopin' you see my Snap
'Cause I'm not ready for us to wrap, no, whoa
Don't play games
Don't play games with my heart, ooh-wee
Now the feels hit me differently
When they hittin' this deep, don't play
Don't play, yeah, yeah
Don't play games
Don't play games with my heart, ooh-wee (don't play games with my heart)
Now the feels hit me differently (differently, differently)
When they hittin' this deep, don't play (don't play)
Don't play, yeah, yeah
All the things you doin', yeah
I think I've seen it all before
Seen it, seen it all before, ah
Everything you're sayin'
Yeah, I think I've heard it all before
Yeah, heard it all before
If you don't give me your time
Then I ain't givin' you mine, huh
If you're gonna lie
Then I'ma say "goodbye"
Every game you're playin'
Yeah, boy, I've played them all before
And I win 'em all
'Cause now you've just gone missin'
And you're airin' all my wishes
You're online, but still won't listen
My time is you dismissin'
This is in no way a two-way street
I'm playin' sad and it's on repeat
Got me here hopin' you see my Snap
'Cause I'm not ready for us to wrap, no, whoa
Don't play games
Don't play games with my heart, ooh-wee
Now the feels hit me differently
When they hittin' this deep, don't play
Don't play, yeah, yeah (oh, yeah, yeah)
Don't play games (don't play games with my heart)
Don't play games with my heart, ooh-wee
Now the feels hit me differently (differently)
When they hittin' this deep, don't play (yeah, yeah)
Don't play, yeah, yeah
Play, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Play, yeah
Play, yeah, yeah
Play, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Play, yeah
Play, yeah, yeah



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@alexanderbihn

The song officially just went #1 in the UK, Australia and Ireland, has been at #1 on global Spotify for 8-consecutive days and is debuting in the Top 3 in the US! An absolute SMASH! So proud of Sam and Kim! 🖤

Edit: Two months later and it‘s one of the biggest hits of 2022 worldwide, Grammy- and Brit Award nominated. 🙌🏻

@slayyyter4686

And it's also kim petras' first #1 in the uk!!

@sssexybitch

Hope it goes number 1 in US too!!!!!

@jyingg6985

It was a whole thing on TikTok which is how I got to know about it

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