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Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Album: Fever
Year: 2001

Kylie Minogue daydreams about her boyfriend all the time in the willowy "Can’t Get You Out Of My Head."

Refined synths open the single, setting a futuristic tone. Over the synths, she “la la's".

"La la la/
La la la la la/La la la/La la la la la."



In the first verse, she says she has tried to think the lyrics to her favorite songs, dialogue from television shows and advertising jingles to stop picturing him in her mind. However, it's no use. She continues to see his long fingers resting on her shoulders and hearing his muted laughter. If someone challenged her to think about something else, she would have difficulty doing so.

"I just can't get you out of my head/Boy, your loving is all I think about/I just can't get you out of my head/Boy it's more than I dare to think about."



She "la la's" some more.

"La la la/La la la la la."



The first verse is sung again.

In the bridge, she fantasizes about him while she's cooking breakfast and again at night while catching up with her shows. She can't wait to wrap herself up in his arms. When he comes over, she asks to spend the night with her. She wishes he didn't have to go to work the next day.

"Every night/Every day/Just to be there in your arms/Won't you stay/Won't you lay/Stay forever and ever and ever and ever."



She "la la's" again.

"La la la/La la la la la/La la la/La la la la la."



The first verse is sung again.

In the second bridge, he is the only person she could tell about her troubled past. She asks him to stick around and be there for her. She will finally be released from her pain.

"There's a dark secret in me/Don't leave me locked in your heart/Set me free/Feel the need in me/Set me free/Stay forever and ever and ever and ever."



She "la la's” again.

"La la la/La la la la la/La la la/La la la la la."



At the end, she repeats that she thinks of him constantly.

"I just can't get you out of my head/I just can't get you out of my head/I just can't get you out of my head."

 



She's not the type to fall quickly. She's a cautious lover. While she's perky on the outside, she's scared he will leave once he discovers her past. Her shame and humiliation from the bruises is still fresh in her mind. He could see her as a damaged person with too many issues. She wants to burst out and say something. But she is waiting for the right time. For now, she is content at the possibility of a great relationship. The beginning of has been so promising and full of joy, she can't stop herself from thinking about it.

Minogue's girlish vocals are deceivingly blissful. There's hopelessness behind them. She fears he will be her only chance at a healthy relationship. She reiterates two times that he's her world.

The synth and keyboard arrangement is frigid and aloof, defying its simple, hooky arrangement. While a majority of dance songs would be hyperactive by the chorus, the single is low-key and quiet.

"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" is a sophisticated song which twists itself into the brain stem and stubbornly stays there.

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