All Hands on Deck
Tinashe Lyrics


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All hands on deck
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind take it out on the floor like that, like that
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind like that

Wasted hard
When you left me, you left me with no choice
I'm looking for a boy to fill this empty void
Kiss the old me goodbye she's dead and gone, dead and gone, oh
Wasted hard
You took the last bit of love I've ever had
You took a good girl and you turned me oh so bad
Kiss the old me goodbye she's dead and gone, dead and gone, oh

All hands on deck
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind take it out on the floor like that, like that
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind like that
All hands on deck
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind take it out on the floor like that, like that
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind like that

Wasted hard
Done this to death do us apart
I watch you fold like a house of cards
Kiss the old me goodbye she's dead and gone dead and gone dead and gone
One by one, I watch you fall down, watch you fall like dominoes
Take no prisoners, search and destroy
Baby look at what you've done
One by one, I watch 'em go down, watch 'em fall like dominoes
Watch 'em go down, watch 'em go down, watch 'em go down

All hands on deck
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind take it out on the floor like that, like that
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind like that

And you know that I tried
Really gave my all
Everything we built
Baby you let it fall, you let it fall
And now you want me
Want me back now
And the thing that's so funny
Cause baby I'm long gone, I'm long gone

All hands on deck
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind take it out on the floor like that, like that
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind like that
All hands on deck
All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind take it out on the floor like that, like that




All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
I'mma blow your mind like that

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Tinashe’s hit song “All Hands On Deck” speak of a girl who was left by her former lover and is now seeking to fill the void he left behind. The girl is empowered and determined to move on with her life even as she acknowledges the hurt that she has experienced. She sings about leaving a part of herself behind and moving forward, seeking to shake off the remnants of the past and start afresh.


The chorus of the song, “All hands on deck, all in the front all in the back just like that, like that, I'mma blow your mind take it out on the floor like that, like that,” speaks of a woman who is confident and in control. It seems as though she is commanding her audience to join her, to dance with her and to let the music take over. The lyrics could also be interpreted as a message to her former lover, telling him that she is moving on and that he should get ready to be blown away by her success.


Overall, the song is a powerful anthem of self-empowerment, strength and resilience in the face of heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

All hands on deck
Everyone needs to be involved and working together.


All in the front all in the back just like that, like that
Everyone needs to be in position and ready to go.


I'mma blow your mind take it out on the floor like that, like that
I'm going to give a performance that will be unforgettable.


Wasted hard
I worked hard but it was all for nothing.


When you left me, you left me with no choice
I was forced to move on because you were gone.


I'm looking for a boy to fill this empty void
I need someone to make me feel whole again.


Kiss the old me goodbye she's dead and gone, dead and gone, oh
I'm moving on from my old self and leaving it behind.


You took the last bit of love I've ever had
You took everything I had left to give.


You took a good girl and you turned me oh so bad
You changed me to someone I never wanted to be.


Done this to death do us apart
We've repeated this cycle too many times and it's time to end it.


I watch you fold like a house of cards
I see you falling apart easily.


One by one, I watch you fall down, watch you fall like dominoes
Each of your actions has consequences that lead to your downfall.


Take no prisoners, search and destroy
I'm not holding back and will destroy anything in my way.


Baby look at what you've done
Look at the mess you've created.


And you know that I tried
I did everything I could to make it work.


Really gave my all
I put my heart and soul into our relationship.


Everything we built
We had something special together.


Baby you let it fall, you let it fall
You were the reason our relationship fell apart.


And now you want me
You want me back in your life.


Want me back now
You're feeling regretful and want me back.


Cause baby I'm long gone, I'm long gone
I've moved on from you and left you behind.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Tinashe Kachingwe, Magnug August Hoiberg, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Bleta Rexha

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