"Do What You Want" as written by and Timothy Nordwind Damian Kulash....
So you were born in an electrical storm
Took a bite out the sun
And saw your future in a machine built for two.
Now your rays make me kind of go crazy
Shock and awe and amaze me
Just a ticker tape parade and me

But something was wrong,
Till you tap-danced on the air, in the night,
Screaming at the top of your lungs,
You said,
"Come on, come on.
Do what you want.
What could go wrong?
Oh come on come on come on,
Do what you want.
What could go wrong?
Do do do do what you want, yeah."

Me I was raised,
Amid the trickle down days,
I woke up numb in the haze,
And saw my future in a machine built for two.
Now your light,
Give me some kind of fright,
How did wrong get so right,
And lead me stumbling through the dark of night?

Oh something was wrong,
But you tapdanced on the air,
In the night,
Screaming at the top of your lungs,
You said,
"Come on come on,
Do what you want.
What could go wrong?
Come on come on come on, come on,
Do what you want.
Oh come on come on.
What could go wrong?
Do do do do what you want
Yeah"


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"Do What You Want" as written by Timothy Nordwind Damian Kulash

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  • +2
    General CommentI adore this song.

    I think the meaning is more general than the kick ass lyrics;)

    I perceive it as the singer being sort of boring and sheltered, and meeting a girl, who is more out there, with no inhibitions.

    DId I mention its awesome?
    jumpthemoonon December 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationPersonally, I believe that if you think about this with a dirty mind, you might think it's about teenage sex. The chorus is filled with the word "come" and the fact that they also say "what could go wrong" could suggest that they do not know the consequences, as many teenagers do. Other lines that suggest sexual activity are as follows:
    Screaming at the top of your lungs
    Do what you want
    Trickle-down
    I woke up numb in the haze
    How did wrong get so right
    Shenaynayon June 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDamian said once that this song was about growing up in a very liberal household and meeting a girl who grew up very conservatively.
    Christa426on September 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis is bringing memories of me and my girlfriend, and the fun times we have
    Withouteyes777on October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant believe noone commented about this its like one of there best songs they save it for last on there concerts, i think its about a super hero, probubly superman
    applezon February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it too. it's got that hives quality about it, which appeals to me. funny applez, of you to say of superhero ^^ i always though about something totally different (and quite pervy....) but i don't know. i guess there are many ways to interpretate it
    starshapedon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...
    "till you tap danced on the air, in the night"
    i love how that is sung!
    turbog33k08on March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really know what this song is about. A touch confusing, but I love it.

    Maybe about inspiration that Damian recieved to persue a musical career?
    Misseveruson March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthives? sure, i guess... but ok go is sooo much better. just clever and straight up real music.
    hoydenon June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, it's amazing.
    xoxfranksterxoxon July 31, 2006   Link

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