Got No Shorty
Sean Kingston Lyrics


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I I I I I ain't got no shorty
That's why I'm
Checkin' Tracy, eyeing Stacey
Stuck in the club still lookin' for love

'Cause I I I I I ain't got no shorty
That's why I'm Calling Barbra, texting Carla
Stuck in the club still lookin' for love

I said I'm lookin' for love
Not askin' for much
Just a fine little shorty
With a big ol' butt

That's willing to cuss
She got drink in her cup
And we can take it to the floor
And tear it up

Say

She don't want to see me
So she calls me up when she wants to get busy
I am the man, I am the business
I'm tellin' you all with God as my witness

I'm really a youth but I'm telling the truth
I am a pimp I got them sexy girls
Got so plenty don't know who to choose

I I I I I ain't got no shorty
That's why I'm
Checkin' Tracy, eying Stacey
Stuck in the club still lookin' for love

'Cause I I I I I ain't got no shorty
That's why I'm Calling Barbra, texting Carla
Stuck in the club still lookin' for love

I'm still looking for love
In all the wrong places
I'm cookin' up something mean for you ladies
Spin it around
I love what your shakin'
Love what your breakin'
Down down down down

Girl you the bomb I just hate to admit it
Booty so big that its so hard to sit
No I'm just just trying to get all up in it
Now you can tell me that you won't roll wit' it

I'm really a youth but I'm telling the truth
I am a pimp I got them sexy girls
Got so plenty don't know who to choose

I I I I I ain't got no shorty
That's why I'm
Checkin' Tracy, eying Stacey
Stuck in the club still lookin' for love

'Cause I I I I I ain't got no shorty
That's why
Calling Barbra, texting Carla
Stuck in the club still lookin' for love

Now I've been here since 12 oh 3
Trying to find some ladies
Where could they be?
They need to clap for me

Oh oh
They need to clap for me
What what
1 2 3

now I be here in the V-I-P
Trying to find some ladies
Where could they be?
They need to clap for me

Oh oh
They need to clap for me
What what
1 2 3 4

I I I I I ain't got no shorty
That's why I'm
Checkin' Tracy, eying Stacey
Stuck in the club still lookin' for love

'Cause I I I I I ain't got no shorty
That's why




Calling Barbra, texting Carla
Stuck in the club still lookin' for love

Overall Meaning

In Sean Kingston's "Got No Shorty," the singer laments his single status and his inability to find a woman, or "shorty," to be with. The song's lyrics are repetitive, with the chorus consisting solely of the line "I ain't got no shorty," which emphasizes his frustration with his current situation. He goes on to describe his ideal woman, who has a "big ol' butt" and is willing to engage in some fun on the dance floor. Despite his supposed success with women, as he claims to be a "pimp" with "sexy girls," he still feels unfulfilled and stuck in the club looking for love.


The song's lyrics paint a picture of a young man looking for a casual relationship and some fun without wanting anything too serious. The objectification of women is apparent throughout the song, with the emphasis on physical appearance and sexualization. The repetition of the song's lyrics is a reflection of its catchy nature, which helped to popularize it amongst Sean Kingston's audience.


Line by Line Meaning

I ain't got no shorty
The singer is currently not in a romantic relationship.


That's why I'm Checkin' Tracy, eyeing Stacey Stuck in the club still lookin' for love
The singer is trying to find a romantic interest in the club, but has not found anyone yet.


Calling Barbra, texting Carla
The singer is trying to contact women he knows in order to find a romantic interest.


I said I'm lookin' for love Not askin' for much Just a fine little shorty With a big ol' butt
The singer wants to find a romantic partner, and is particularly interested in women with attractive physical qualities.


That's willing to cuss She got drink in her cup And we can take it to the floor And tear it up
The singer wants someone who is willing to have a good time and enjoy the night with him.


She don't want to see me So she calls me up when she wants to get busy I am the man, I am the business I'm tellin' you all with God as my witness
The singer has a sexual relationship with someone who does not want to see him outside of that context, and is proud of his abilities as a lover.


I'm really a youth but I'm telling the truth I am a pimp I got them sexy girls Got so plenty don't know who to choose
The singer is young, but sees himself as successful at attracting and spending time with multiple women.


I'm still looking for love In all the wrong places I'm cookin' up something mean for you ladies Spin it around I love what your shakin' Love what your breakin'
Despite his efforts to find love, the singer has not had success so far. However, he is interested in the women he sees in the club and wants to spend time with them.


Girl you the bomb I just hate to admit it Booty so big that its so hard to sit No I'm just just trying to get all up in it Now you can tell me that you won't roll wit' it
The singer is physically attracted to a woman with a large butt, and wants to have sex with her even though it is difficult for him to sit down because of her size. He is open to rejection from this woman.


Now I've been here since 12 oh 3 Trying to find some ladies Where could they be? They need to clap for me
The singer has been in the club for a while and is having a hard time finding women who will spend time with him. He wants the women to show interest and engage with him.


now I be here in the V-I-P Trying to find some ladies Where could they be? They need to clap for me
The singer has moved to the VIP section of the club to try to find women who will spend time with him. He wants their attention and approval.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: SYLVESTER JR. JORDAN, THERON MAKIEL THOMAS, TIMOTHY JAMAHLI THOMAS, ROGER GRAHAM, SPENCER WILLIAMS, JONATHAN ROTEM, STANLEY BERNARD BENTON, KISEAN PAUL ANDERSON

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