SONGS

Work B-tch - Britney Spears



The Experience: Work B-tch's meaning tells us Britney's list of what she gets out of bed to "go to work" for: Wanna Lamborgini, sip martinis, look hot. Her conclusion:  you better work b-tch... The problem is, she ends up wanting to be a b-tch.   

The Video: Boot camp for b-tches? It started out as girls dressed like strippers, training with stripper moves and in stripper places. Their motivation: the top car circling around them as they try to keep up copying Britney's dancing. Britney ends up abusing the other strippers: whips, dog collars and leashes, even explosives (they didn't work hard enough?).. So anyone who wants to live as Britney will end up stripper, then slave, then dead? And for Britney herself, the hammerheads circling her show she's not doing so good either. [When I don't like it, I don't put it up.] 

My Take: The song seems a little out of touch with ordinary reality. Britey's list of 'needs' are cool cars, cool parties, and a hot body. Pretty distant from middle-class needs. Her idea of 'work' is just as distant from most people's idea of 'a hard day's work'. And I hope that Britney's idea of being a woman (aka, being a b-tch) isn't what most women want to be either.  

Ask Yourself: What is your goal in life: Bugattis, fame, parties? Is there anything more than this in life?


LYRICS:


You wanna [3x] 

You wanna hot body
You want a Bugatti
You want a Maseratti
You better work b*tch
You want a Lamborghini
Sip martinis
Look hot in a bikini
You better work b*tch
You wanna live fancy
Live in a big mansion
Party in France

You better work b*tch [3x] 

Now get to work b*tch (ahhhh) [2x] 

Bring it on
Ring the alarm
Don't stop now
Just be the champion
Work it hard like it's your profession
Watch out now
'Cause here it comes

Here comes the smasher
Here comes the master
Here comes the big beat
Big beat to get ya
No time to quit now
Just time to get it now
Pick up what I'm putting down [2x] 

You wanna hot body
You want a Bugatti
You want a Maseratti
You better work b*tch!
You want a Lamborghini
Sip martinis
Look hot in a bikini
You better work b*tch!
You wanna live fancy
Live in a big mansion
Party in France

You better work b*tch [3x] 

Now get to work b*tch (ahhhh) [2x]

Break it off
Break it down
See me coming
You can hear my sound
Tell somebody in your town
Spread the word [2x] 

Go call the police
Go call the governor
I bring the trouble
That means the trouble y'all
I make the governor
Call me the governor
I am the bad b*tch
The b*tch that you'll never know

Hold your head high
Fingers to the sky
They gon' try to try ya
But they can't deny ya
Keep it building higher and higher [2x]

So hold your head high
Fingers to the sky
Now they don't believe ya
But they gonna need ya
Keep it building higher and higher [2x]

Work work work....

Work it out work it out...

You better work b*tch [2x]

Review by Simon Cleary