Don’t It? (Hell, Yes It Does!)

SusanWritesPrecise/ Susan M Shuman

Today the prompt for Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge is Do/Don’t/Did/Didn’t. For this prompt I’ve chosen “Don’t It” by Billy Currington.

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Here are the lyrics:

Hey, hey, hey)
(Hey, hey, hey)

Baby don’t say no so quick
This ain’t about me trying to see how far that I can get
But ain’t gonna lie, wouldn’t mind just a little bit of you and I
Eye to eye, lips on lips
Swaying to the music real close
We can both use a little let go kind of night

Baby, if you want a good time
We can get on it
Just take a shot or you can sip on it
We’ll find a floor, we can dance on it, slow song it
As far as I can tell that finger ain’t got no ring on it
So come on, baby bring on it
It’s one of those stars forming, love calling
But get you feeling alright night
That sounds good, don’t it, don’t it?
Every little thing you got you know
That I want it, want it
Sounds pretty good, don’t it?

Well I just now seen that smile
And I bet it’s been a minute
Since you tapped on into that wild and crazy side
So baby, let’s do this tonight
Baby, that moon looks just right
But don’t fight it

If you want a good time we can get on it
Take a shot or you can sip on it
We’ll find a floor, we can dance on it, slow song it
As far as I can tell that finger ain’t got no ring on it
So come on, baby bring on it
It’s one of those stars forming, love calling
But get you feeling alright night
That sounds good, don’t it, don’t it?
Every little thing you got you know
That I want it, want it
It sounds pretty good, don’t it?

So baby, let’s get on it
You’re gonna love it, you can bet on it
Karaoke, we can microphone it, whatever you want
As far as I can see that finger ain’t got no ring on it
So come on, baby bring on it
It’s one of those stars forming, love calling
But get you feeling alright tonight
Sounds good, don’t it, don’t it?
Every little thing you got you know
That I want it, want it
And it sounds pretty good now, don’t it?

Yeah, don’t it (Hey hey, hey)
Get you feelin’ alright girl
Yeah, sounds pretty good, yeah don’t it
Yeah, don’t it baby (hey hey, hey)
Oh
Yeah sounds pretty good now don’t it

Songwriters: Glenn Gorley, Ray Johnston, Ross Copperman
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

Song Facts: The song is in part a country version of the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1977 cut “Breakdown.” “I wrote it with Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman,” Jaren Johnston told Taste of Country. “We write together a lot, the three of us, and we literally went in there – I think Ross had a little bit of the track going when we walked in, and I picked up a guitar and started playing that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers thing.”

The song’s lyrics developed organically from there. “We all just started freestylin’ over it, and it just came out ,” Johnston recalled. “I don’t even remember how we came across the title, ‘Don’t It.’ It was one of those things where nobody had that title. We just kept going, and it led into that.”

However, there was one line where the trio disagreed. “I remember when we got into it – one of the lines in the chorus, I said, ‘Come on, baby, bring on it,’ instead of bring it on, kind of a play on words,” Johnston remembered laughing. “And Ashley loved it, so we put it in there. Ross kept questioning it, like, ‘Man, is that gonna make sense? Are people gonna get that?’ And I was like, ‘Dude, that’s the coolest line in the song, just trust me.’ And now that’s the one that everybody talks about, so it’s a trip.”

 

 

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