Everytime I think about you heaven knows I fall into a groove
You’re like a great interlude
Everytime I think about you body bump body starts ooo
Everytime I think about you heaven needs a prayer
Coz you’re playing and you even got a family too
Pray that they don’t hear you
Now let me see you dance on your tippytoe ooo

What a perfect life
They think you got it right
Problems kept inside
Look neat and organised
What you need in life is some wonder
A new friend with visions like you

Nobody has to know
Stay very close to the floor
Nobody has to know
Careful when you close the door
Nobody has to know
When we tippy toe tippy toe
My body under your body
Here we go everybody 3, 2, 1

Everytime I think about you heaven knows I fall into a groove
You’re like a great interlude
Everytime I think about you body bump body starts ooo
Everytime I think about you heaven needs a prayer
Coz you’re playing and you even got a family too
Pray that they don’t hear you
Now let me see you dance on your tippytoe ooo

When the thrill subsides will you still be mine
Worrying filtrates my head feel like killin I’m feeling instead yeah
Improper visions of you

Nobody has to know
Stay very close to the floor
Nobody has to know
Careful when you close the door
Nobody has to know
When we tippy toe tippy toe
Nobody has to know
Nobody screaming more
On you’re marks set 3, 2, 1

Everytime I think about you heaven knows I fall into a groove
You’re like a great interlude
Everytime I think about you body bump body starts ooo
Everytime I think about you heaven needs a prayer
Coz you’re playing and you even got a family too
Pray that they don’t hear you
Now let me see you dance on your tippytoe ooo

Everytime I think about you heaven knows I fall into a groove
You’re like a great interlude
Everytime I think about you body bump body starts ooo
Everytime I think about you heaven needs a prayer
Coz you’re playing and you even got a family too
Pray that they don’t hear you
Now let me see you dance on your tippytoe ooo


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Tippy Toes song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI looove this song! It's about her having an affair with a married man. It's so wrong, but sounds so kick ass. It's damn catchy too, I have "Tippy Toe" stuck in my head all day everytime I listen to it. Hikki is so cool.
    KurtWagneron February 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's:

    "worry infiltrates my head
    til i kill it and fill it instead with
    improper visions of you"
    willworkforchanelon September 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand:

    "every time i think about your body my body says 'ooh'"
    willworkforchanelon September 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about lesbian love. Atleast that's what it sounds like to me. It's about a girl that is hiding her who she is from her family.
    "What a perfect life
    They think you got it right
    Problems kept inside
    Look neat and organised
    What you need in life is some wonder
    A new friend with visions like you

    Nobody has to know"
    DemonHearton April 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoesn't it say "coz you're married"...? and not "coz you're playing"...??? Oh well...I don't really know either...
    cutepreseaon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou would know, cutepresea.
    This IS your favourite song, after all.
    :-)
    mrsdanifilth73on January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo it's not! I prefer her Japanese ones over the English ones! Weirdo. ("favourite???" You're American, sis!)
    cutepreseaon January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, never heard of ANY of this, but, maybe its listenable. Is 'favourite' the american way? Well, considering it and canada are you only majoritle same spelling countrys, i guess it is. Ive never listened to japanses music. Well.. other then those silly little anime shows. I love those. Especially their faces.. Hah XD

    -Toodles

    Lexehh
    lexehhon January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is very disturbing, and it's meant to be. It's meant to cause a righteous churning in your stomach and does a good job at it. As others have pointed out it's obviously a woman talking about her inappropriate relationship with a family man. The protagonist knows what she's doing is wrong but she can't help herself, hell she doesn't even try to resist. She LIKES that he's married, it makes him more desirable.

    There are a few tools that Utada uses to increase the drama and morally disturbing effect of the song. First there's the suggestion of willful and knowing transgression. E.g. she call's her thoughts of him "improper visions", she says to "be careful when you close the door", because she knows that he's "married and has a family too". She knows what she's doing could ruin these peoples lives but she doesn't care, at least not enough to stop. Second, this willful commission of sin is made even more disturbing by her evident religious hypocrisy, referring to her sexual fantasies as "visions" she references how "heaven knows she needs a prayer", and even directs the adulterer to "pray that they (his family) don't hear" him -as if God would cooperate with such a request and assist their schemes! Third, there's the suggestion that she's to some extent praying on the man's vulnerabilities, saying "What a perfect life they think you've got, right?/Problems kept inside, look neat and organized/What you need in life is some wonder/A new friend with visions like you". She is actively seducing this guy, telling him that she sympathizes with his pressures, she understands the real him while his family neglects and misunderstands his feelings; she suggests that she is the solution to these feelings, that she can comfort him if he'll spend some time with her and indulge the "improper visions" they both have. Fourth and last point, she even admits to herself that she isn't serious about this guy; she doesn't even try to justify her actions by saying she loves him but calls their affair "a great INTERLUDE". She has no intention of turning this into a committed relationship, for her this is a fling and nothing more. She worries that "once the thrill subsides" for the guy he may stop seeing her, but regardless either way she fully plans to stop seeing him once the thrill subsides for her or once he's caught by his wife and his family leaves him.

    It's also worth noting that the music's tone adds to the drama and disturbing atmosphere as well. The base drum adds a sensuality to the song. The synthesizers, however, darken that sensuality with sounds that could have come out of a horror movie, note for example the dark droning sound just before the line "improper visions of you", it really heightens the dark atmosphere.
    overcome02on August 22, 2013   Link

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