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Published on April 12, 2014 By Dusk411 In Music

Jennifer Lopez

Do It Well

Album: Brave

Year: 2007

 

                Charisma draws Jennifer Lopez to a guy in the perilous “Do It Well.”

 

                Part of the chorus begins the single. He carries himself with such class. She wonders where he came from. (“Do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well.”) It leads up to sped up disco-tinged synths, setting a brittle tone. 

 

        She wipes her mouth with a napkin and checks her phone. As she looks up from the screen, she sees a handsome man sitting two tables away from her. He was typing, fully engrossed in his work. She watched him as he raised his hand to his mouth, his index finger on his upper lip. He takes a sip from his coffee and glanced to the side. She quickly turned her head away. She looks in her purse, searching for a piece of scrap paper and pen. On it, she writes her name and cell phone number. She walks over to his table and introduces herself. (“Here's the thing/I was minding my own business, doin’ what I do/I  wasn't tryna look for anything/All of a sudden couldn’t take my eyes off you/I didn't even know if you could tell/That you had me in a daze/Sayin’ 'what the hell'/Here's my name, number/Baby just hit my cell/Loving everything you do/Cause you do it well/Don't know what you got me thinkin’.”)

 

          In the chorus, he smiles at her as she rambles on about her job and pets. He is a really good guy and she hardly ever likes someone right away. He asks her a question and something resembling a sentence comes out of her mouth. (“You ain’t even tryna play me boy/Cause you're so good, and you're so fine/Got me sayin’ crazy things, listen/I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well/I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well.”)

 

              She tells him she wants an intense, passionate relationship. She isn’t looking to hook up. She’s into serious relationships. All he has to do is call. She tells him she saw him glancing at her from time to time. She tells him it’s a sure-fire thing. He just has to ask her out. (“Let me tell you how it's gonna go/You and me, gonna need a little privacy/Don't wanna do the dance, no do-si-do/I'm a one woman man 7 days a week/Quit tryin’ play it cool/Boy make your move/I told you how it is/Nothin’ to lose/You been starin’ over here all night for free/And I ain’t takin no cash or credit, just a guarantee/There ain’t nobody else but me boy.”)

 

          The chorus is sung again.

          In the bridge, she says he doesn’t have to pretend. He can show his feeliings for her. She is stunned that he just knows how to touch and what to say. (“Baby no need for false pretenses/Think you just shocked me to my senses/Everything that you do feels right/Do it, do it/Do it, do it all night/Baby no need for false pretenses/Think you just shocked me to my senses/Everything that you do feels right/Do it, do it/Do it, do it all night.”)

 

           An edited chorus is sung four times to end the single. (“I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well/I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well/ I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well/I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well/ I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well/I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well/ I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well/I ain’t ever met a man like that/I ain’t ever fell so far, so fast/You can turn me on, throw me off track/Boy you do it, do it/You do it, do it/You're doin’ it well.”)

 

         As she talks in the right key, Lopez gets right in his face,  bossing him around. She’s giving him his orders while he sits there, eyes and mouth wide open. Little does she know that once he’s out there and away from the crazy, her phone number is going to be ripped up into pieces.

 

         The high maintenance “Do It Well” still expects everything to be draped in white and treated in the way it has been accustomed, denying that the times have changed.


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