No - Meghan Trainor



The Experience: I was in my zone before you came along, now I'm thinking maybe you should go... You know he's trouble, but- You don't have to be used. You can end that unhealthy relationship before it starts. Girl all you gotta say is no...



Music video: Meghan Trainor premiers a new fierce look. But at the same time, there's a huge irony at work. The look, the dance, the fishnet. Throw in the thumbnail, and it all adds up to one big come on gesture - lick your lips and swing your hips. But she's adamantly saying no. That's either a big weigh in on how women need to both demand respect and respect themselves, or an inconsistency that gives the lie to the whole song.

The Meaning of No: The music jumps from from cute sweet soul to fierce hip hop. And that change is the musical cold bucket of water that goes along with Meghan's ground rules for avoiding that adamant no: be a man - if I want a man, then I'mma get a man. That means she doesn't need empty compliments. She doesn't need hands all over her. She's untouchable because she won't be used. No is cold and fierce. It's a wake up call. But it also risks going to the opposite extreme. Being used isn't love and isn't happy. But being an island isn't either. The key is love. And love means respect.

Ask yourself: How do you walk the thin line between being used and being lonely? You want love and respect... but how do you find it?

Album: Thank You

LYRICS:

I think it's so cute and I think it's so sweet
How you let your friends encourage you to try and talk to me
But let me stop you there, oh, before you speak

Nah to the ah to the no, no, no
My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no
My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no

First you gonna say you ain't runnin' game, thinkin' I'm believing every word
Call me beautiful, so original, telling me I'm not like other girls
I was in my zone before you came along, now I'm thinking maybe you should go
Blah, blah, blah, I be like nah to the ah to the no, no, no

All my ladies listen up
If that boy ain't giving up
Lick your lips and swing your hips
Girl all you gotta say is

My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no
My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no

Thank you in advance, I don't wanna dance (nope)
I don't need your hands all over me
If I want a man, then I'mma get a man
But it's never my priority
I was in my zone, before you came along, don't want you to take this personal
Blah, blah, blah, I be like nah to the ah to the no, no, no

All my ladies listen up
If that boy ain't giving up
Lick your lips and swing your hips
Girl all you gotta say is

My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no
My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no

I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
(Nah to the ah to the, no, no, no)
I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
(Nah to the ah to the, no, no, no)

All my ladies listen up
If that boy ain't giving up
Lick your lips and swing your hips
Girl all you gotta say is

My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no
My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the no, no, no

I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
Untouchable, untouchable
I'm feeling
Nah to the ah to the, no, no, no

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