6 Of Britney Spears' Weirdest Lyrics & Yes, "Email My Heart" Definitely Makes The Cut
Britney Spears has probably one of the most inspiring celebrity stories of all time. She's hit some extremely low lows in her long career, but she's also had some legendary highs, and now, she seems to be happier than ever. And good for her! The biggest teen pop princess ever, Spears deserves a little peace. We have a lot to thank her for: She's given us some of the most classic pop anthems of all time and she's still a style icon. But she's also had some flops. Sometimes Britney Spears' lyrics just get weird. Like... really weird.
Admittedly, pop music is not really about the lyrics so much so it is the whole package — the melody, the beat, the music video, the covers, the remixes. And usually, Britney hits the mark. If you haven't done an enthusiastic rendition of "Toxic" at karaoke, then you're not living. But even though fans will still sing along mindlessly to basically any Britney Spears song without thinking twice about the words, there are a few Brit Brit lyrics that will have you Googling to double-check what it is you think you heard. And hey, when you're as prolific as Spears, who has recorded almost 150 original songs between her eight studio albums, there are going to be some off moments. Here are some of the strangest song lyrics offered to us by Brit:
1. "Email My Heart" From Baby One More Time (1999)
The lyrics: "Email my heart and say our love will never die."
Wait... what? At first it's like, OK, Britney just wants her boyfriend to email her back. But then you wonder: Is it a metaphor? Does she want him to email her heart back to her, because he currently has it, or is the recipient of the email Britney's heart? This song is still a head-scratcher almost 20 years later.
2. "Dear Diary" From Oops... I Did It Again (2000)
The lyrics: "Dear Diary/ Today I saw a boy/ And I wonder if he noticed me/ He took my breath away/ I can't get him off my mind/ And it scares me."
This might be one of Britney's creepiest songs. Something about the lyrics, which I assume are supposed to be romantic, strike me more as Wuthering Heights kind of scary.
3. "Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know" From Oops... I Did It Again (2000)
The lyrics: "Your body language says so much/ Yeah, I feel it in the way you touch/But til you say the words it's not enough/ C'mon and tell me you're in love, please."
First of all, the music video for this song is like WAY sexy, and I wasn't actually allowed to watch it when it first came out. But the breathy lyrics are just bizarro. Why is Britney trying to force a dude to say he loves her while they're on the beach?
4. "Tik Tik Boom" From Britney Jean (2013)
The lyrics: "You've got a sex siren in your face/ Let me get up on it."
.....??? And those are literally the first words in the song. It doesn't get much better from there, with other stellar lines like "Can you tame these goodies?" A song where I honestly can't say I know what B. Spears is talking about at all. Oh, and it features T.I.
5. "Lace And Leather" From Circus (2008)
The lyrics: "French finger tips, red lips, bitch is dangerous/ Cotton candy kiss, can't wait for my sugar rush."
Britney, this doesn't sound like you at all. This song is weird in general. The list of nouns at the beginning really is just too cheesy for me.
6. "What U See (Is What You Get)" From Oops... I Did It Again (2000)
The lyrics: "I can feel your eyes on my back, baby/ I can't have no chains around me, baby can't you see/ I could be anything you dream of, but I gotta feel free."
What's weirdest about this song is that it seems Spears knows she's with a loser who she can't shake. I don't like the idea of having to tell someone you're not gonna change for them. They should know!
I hope this doesn't make it seem like I'm ragging too much on Oops... I Did It Again, which is an iconic album, of course. At least Britney tries new creative things, even though they don't always work. And hey, if her lyrics get weird sometimes — well, she's a weird gal. Isn't that why we love her so much in the first place?