"Are You That Somebody (Feat. Timbaland & Playa)" as written by Timothy Mosley and Stephen Garrett....
Dirty South
Can y'all really feel me (feel this)
East Coast, feel me (feel this)
West Coast, feel me (say what)
Dirty South (here we go)
Can y'all really feel me (baby girl)
East Coast, feel me
West Coast, feel me (can you feel this)
Dirty South (dirty, dirty)
Can y'all really feel me (feel this)
East Coast, feel me (say what)
West Coast, feel me (aha what)
Dirty South (let is dirty, dirty)
Can y'all really feel me
East Coast, feel me
West Coast, feel me

Boy, I've been watching you like the hawk in the sky
That fly and you were my prey (my prey)
Boy, I promise you if we keep bumpin' heads
I know that one of these days (days)
We gon' hook it up while we talk on the phone
But see, I don't know if that's good
I've been holdin' back this secret from you
I probably shouldn't tell it, but

If I, if I let you know
You can't tell nobody
I'm talkin' 'bout nobody
Are you responsible?
Boy I gotta watch my back
'Cause I'm not just anybody
Is it my go? Is it your go?
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now naughty-naughty
Say yes or say no
'Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody?

Boy, won't you pick me up at the park right now
Up the block, while everyone's sleep (sleep, sleep)
I'll be waiting there with my trench, my locs, my hat
Just so I'm low key
If you tell the world (don't speak, you know that would be weak)
Oh boy, see I'm trusting you with my heart, my soul
I probably shouldn't let you but if I

If I, if I let you know
You can't tell nobody
I'm talkin' 'bout nobody
I hope you're responsible
Boy I gotta watch my back
'Cause I'm not just anybody
Is it my go? Is it your go?
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now naughty-naughty
Say yes or say no
'Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody?

Baby girl, I'm the man from the big VA
Won't you come play round my way
And listen to what I gotta say
Timbaland, don't you know I am the man
Rock shows here to Japan
Have people shaking-shaking my hand
Baby girl, better known as Aaliyah
Give me goosebumps and high fevers
Make the playa haters believe us
Don't you know
Gotta tell somebody, 'cause

'Cause I really need somebody
Tell me you're that somebody

If I let this go
You can't tell nobody
I'm talkin' 'bout nobody
Are you responsible?
Boy I gotta watch my back
'Cause I'm not just anybody
Is it my go? Is it your go?
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now naughty-naughty
Say yes or say no
'Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody?

You can't tell nobody
I'm talkin' 'bout nobody
I hope you're responsible
Boy I gotta watch my back
'Cause I'm not just anybody
Is it my go? Is it your go?
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now naughty-naughty
Say yes or say no
'Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody?

Is it my go, is it your go
Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now I'm bout naughty naughty
'Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody

You can't tell nobody
I'm talkin' 'bout nobody
Boy I gotta watch my back
'Cause I'm not just anybody


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by cymbeline1, kiran

"Are You That Somebody" as written by Timothy N Mosley Stephen Garrett

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Roba Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., FOX MUSIC, INC., OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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  • +2
    General CommentIn the first verse, Aaliyah has memorized her crush's schedule and has been following him around everywhere. She says after "accidently" meeting so many times, they will eventually have a phone conversation. Then, they will date. However, she hasn't told him she's interested in him.

    In the chorus, she says she's worried about him telling the tabloids he's dating her. He can't even tell his family. She asks him if he's a rational guy. She adds that she needs someone won't put in her danger. After all, she is a star. She wonders if it's her move or his. She flirts that she's the naughty kind of good girl. Then, she desperately asks if he's wants to be her boyfriend. She really needs to have a boyfriend right now. The sound of a baby cooing is heard throughout the chorus.

    In the second verse, she asks him to meet him at night in the park. She will be wearing a trenchcoat and a hat. She doesn't want anyone to recongnize her. She once again tells him not to say anything and to remember to pick her up. She thinks he's a good guy who isn't going to use her for her celebrity.

    In the bridge, Timbaland says that he's from Virginia and introduces himself. He adds that he's the hottest producer in the industry. He's traveling from Virgina to Japan where he has meet and greets with his fans. He says that Baby Girl is Aaliayh's nickname. He likes the way she sings. She's also a really nice person. After meeting her, people who didn't like her were her friends. Then, Aaliyah adds the last part of the chorus at the end.

    ayebienon May 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentawesome!i'm the first one! well i just wanna say that i really like this song an di think that it just sucks that she can no longer be here plus all that stuff goin on with her family...it's just sad.=(
    sky15on July 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of my all-time fav. song and video....


    try again and this song....
    XxOoXxOoon August 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs ever. R.I.P Babygirl we'll miss you.It's sad that 2days the day of ur death. im gonna go outside at 6:45pm and lite a candle and have a moment of silence for u. I hope others will do the same for u.6:45 is the time she died pepz.plz do this for Aaliyah and remember her the way she wanted to be remembered.she was so talented.Remember her music, her voice,her personality.And let her spirit live on through her music.So listen to her music to day and pray for her family and friends.....If anybody was as moved by her music like i was you can write me at SSStarGoddess69.
    keep singin' in heaven Babygirl!!!!
    EminemsGrlon August 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh gosh I can't believe it has been a year now that we lost this powerful, talented girl. She was incredible and unique. Aaliyah, may your soul rest in peace, you were awesome!!!!
    Sunnyon August 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song and I can't believe that we lost her. I can't believe that Left Eye died either. I hope they are happy up in Heaven. WE STILL LOVE
    AliTheMusicon August 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is clearly her best song..!! *aaliyah* you did good..
    lil_grrrlon April 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about her meeting a guy that she really likes, but she's not sure that she should go with him. So she tells him if they do end up going together that he wouldn't be able to tell anbody, because she's not just any person off the street you know, she's Aaliyah!
    brat2kon September 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song except for those annoying baby noises in the background. What's up with those?
    Amaya-chanon April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a catchy song, and Aaliyah looked stunning in the music video. However, Timbaland REALLY gets on my nerves. I have nothing against him, but he's ANNOYING. So is his presence in all of Aaliyah's songs. So is his tendency to go 'freaky-freaky' in that high, squeaky voice.
    SMUSER17002421on July 04, 2006   Link

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