Filthy - Justin Timberlake




The Experience: This ain't the clean version... When you know it's wrong, bad, and ugly, but you still glory in the rush of breaking all the rules even at the price of breaking hearts and souls...

Music video: Justin Timberlake sings and dances via an android. The video makes the lyrics' sexual themes even more explicit. For example, all that beast in the lyrics is accompanied by a crotch grab in the video, and exactly what you like times two is accompanied by the android evidently have sex with two at the exact same time. The use of an android masks but doesn't remove the fact that it is Justin Timberlake groping, grabbing and play acting sex with multiple women on stage. That the women are all dressed identically only heightens the objectification, making it more demeaning towards women - the reason the video isn't posted here.

The Meaning of Filthy: The ugly selfish version of sex: you want it filthy, people are just so much meat to enjoy, and you let the beast side of you out of its cage. Music that transmitted a bit of that filth would be honest, but this song's good time vibe is an example of value reversal, pairing good feelings with filthy facts.

Ask yourself: Have you ever truly felt good about doing something bad?

Album: Man Of The Woods (2018)

LYRICS:


Hey
If you know what's good
(If you know what's good)
If you know what's good
(If you know what's good)
Hey, if you know what's good
(If you know what's good)

Haters gon' say it's fake
So real
Haters gon' say it's fake
So real
Haters gon' say it's fake
So real
All my haters gon' say it's fake
I guess I got my swagger back

I said, put your filthy hands all over me
And no, this ain't the clean version
And what you gonna do with all that meat?
Cookin' up a mean servin'

No question, I want it
Fire up, everybody smokin'
Your friends, my friends
And they ain't leavin' till six in the morning (six in the morning)
Caught a chill, baby, you the coldest
Go far, put 'em on notice
If you know what I want, then yeah

Baby, don't you mind if I do, yeah
Exactly what you like times two, yeah
Got me singin', "ooh, ooh"
So baby, don't you mind if I do

Look, put your filthy hands all over me
And no, this ain't the clean version
And what you gonna do with all that beast?
When I leave the cage open
Huh, walk to me, uh

No question, I want it
Fire up, everybody smokin'
Your friends, my friends
And they ain't leavin' till six in the morning (six in the morning)
Caught a chill, baby, you the coldest
Go far, put 'em on notice
If you know what I want, then yeah

Baby, don't you mind if I do, yeah
Exactly what you like times two, yeah
Got me singin', "ooh, ooh"
So baby, don't you mind if I do

Come on, break it down!
If you know what's good
(If you know what's good)
If you know what's good
(If you know what's good)
If you know what's good
(If you know what's good)

Haters gon' say it's fake
So real
Haters gon' say it's fake
So real
Haters gon' say it's fake
So real
All my haters gon' say it's fake

Baby, don't you mind if I do
Exactly what you like times two (times two)
Got me singin', "ooh, ooh"
Baby, don't you mind if I do
(Come on!)
Your friends, my friends
And they ain't leavin' till six in the morning (six in the morning)
Your friends, my friends
And they ain't leavin' till six in the morning (six in the morning)

So put your filthy hands all over me
And no, this ain't the clean version
Go on and put your filthy hands all over me
No, this ain't the clean version

Do you see me?
Can you find me?
Look closer
Through the trees
Do you see it?


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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