Not A Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake


last.fmby Simon Cleary 

The Experience: We've all been hurt by people who "make promises all the time, then they turn around and break them." Justin sings he won't be like that. His song Not A Bad Thing promises total commitment: "Every morning I just wanna see you staring back at me. 'Cause baby, you're worth it."


Music Video: Two documentalists try to track down a romantic couple who got engaged on the metro. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake's team interviews a long series of couples. Every couple's love has strong points and foibles, but putting together the best and cutest gives you: commitment before and after, mutual understanding, and children. One curious detail: the video features two homosexual couples during the interviews, but they get very little airtime. Was Justin Timberlake only interested in getting points for political correctness? Did he want them to pale in contrast to the straight couples, or did that just happen on its own?

The Meaning of Not A Bad Thing: Justin Timberlake invites a girl to hope in real love again. Coming from a wasteland where the relationships ended in "broken promises, and waste of time," Justin says, "I could be that guy to heal it over time." And "if you fall, you’ll always land right in these arms." Love also means time, commitment, promising to be there "tomorrow, and every tomorrow"  and then keeping those promises. It means being there without trying to get anything back. "My love is free." "all I want from you is to see you." "I won’t stop until you believe it. Cause baby you’re worth it."

Ask Yourself:  Do I give my love time, healing, and selflessness?


LYRICS:

Said all I want from you is to see you tomorrow
And every tomorrow, maybe you’ll let me borrow your heart
And is it too much to ask for every Sunday
If I were radical and every other day to start

I know people make promises all the time
Then they turn right around and break them
When someone cuts your heart open with a knife, while you beating
But I could be that guy to heal it over time
And I won’t stop until you believe it
Cause baby you’re worth it

So don't act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me
Cause you might f-ck around and find your dreams come true, with me
Spend all that time and money just find out my love was free
So don't act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
It’s not a bad thing to fall in love with me, me

Now how about I’d be the last voice you hear at night?
And every other night for the rest of the nights that there are
Every morning I just wanna see you staring back at me
'Cause I know that’s a good place to start

I know people make promises all the time
Then they turn right around and break them
When someone cuts your heart open with a knife, while you beating
But I could be that guy to heal it over time
And I won’t stop until you believe it
Cause baby you’re worth it

So don't act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me
Cause you might f-ck around and find your dreams come true, with me
Spend all that time and money just find out my love was free
So don't act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
It’s not a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
It’s not a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
No such a bad thing to fall in love with me

No I won’t feel your mind, broken promises, and waste of time
And if you fall, you’ll always land right in these arms
These arms of mine

So don't act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me
Cause you might f-ck around and find your dreams come true, with me
Spend all that time and money just find out my love was free
So don't act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
It’s not a bad thing to fall in love with me, me
Not such a bad thing to fall in love with me

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