Selena Gomez's "Do It" Lyrics Tell a Very Different Story Than "The Heart Wants What It Wants" — LISTEN

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Selena Gomez poses backstage at Z100's Jingle Ball 2013, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
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Earlier this month, Selena Gomez surprised the pop music world by releasing "The Heart Wants What It Wants" — an uncharacteristically emotional track that may or may not be about the now 22-year-old actress/singer's troubled relationship with Justin Bieber. "Heart" is honest. It's powerful. It makes you feel something when you listen to it. Coming from Gomez, an artist who's made a career out of recording mostly lightweight material aimed at teenagers, the release of "Heart" was pretty unexpected. "Is she changing up her style?" I wondered. Nah. On Gomez's new song, "Do It," it's back to business as usual: bouncy dance-pop with sexually suggestive lyrics (think: "Come & Get It"). That's not a bad thing — but it is a little bit of a jolt. At least she sounds happy this time around!

Like "Heart," "Do It" is featured on Gomez's upcoming greatest hits album, For You (due out on Nov. 24). Unlike "Heart," it has no emotional depth — zero, zilch. It's just a catchy little pop song about doin' it. That's all. And that's OK! On the flirty first verse and pre-chorus, Gomez sings:

Sitting on my bed with just your t-shirt on

Turning up the volume to my favorite song

Boy, I can't lie

What we did last night

You know it's constantly replaying, staying on my mind

I'll show you what I like boy-boy-boy

If you show me what you like boy-boy-boy

I'll show you what I like, show you what I like-like

If you show me what you like, boy

There isn't much subtlety on the chorus — Gomez just wants to keep sleepin' with this dude and she lets him know (hey, sometimes, you need to be direct):

If I had a choice, if I had my way

Boy, you know we'd do it every single day

If I had a wish, and if I had my way

Boy, you know we'd do it every single day

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There are definitely sexually charged lyrics on Gomez's last studio album, Stars Dance, but "Do It" still caught me off guard for some reason. There's just something about the song that sounds so innocent. Sometimes, I think I forget that Gomez isn't a teenager anymore. If "Do It" was inspired by her real life (and it could've been), I'm glad that she seems to be beyond the heartbreak and is having some fun.

...Let's just hope it's not with Bieber.

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