"Put Your Records On" as written by and Steve Chrisanthou John Beck....
Three little birds sat on my window
And they told me I don't need to worry
Summer came like cinnamon, so sweet
Little girls, double-dutch on the concrete

Maybe sometimes we got it wrong, but it's all right
The more things seems to change, the more they stay the same
Ooo, don't you hesitate

[Chorus]
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow

Blue as the sky, sunburnt and lonely
Sipping tea in the bar by the road side
(Just relax, just relax)
Don't you let those other boys fool you
Gotta love that Afro hairdo

Maybe sometimes we feel afraid, but it's all right
The more you stay the same, the more they seem to change
Don't you think it's strange?

[Chorus]

Just more than I could take
Pity for pity's sake
Some nights kept me awake
I thought that I was stronger
When you gonna realize that you don't even have to try any longer?
Do what you want to

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
Ooo, you're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow


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"Put Your Records On" as written by Steve Chrisanthou John Beck

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    General CommentI think that afro hair do line is about saying that even it if its a bit different its you so you gotta love it anyway. No matter what other people say or think bout it
    xPrincessxon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this song! And yea I agree about it being about being yourself :) Not worrying and embracing your inner beauty. The hair down is like a metaphor to get loose; which is cool, since it's what many of us girls do when were at home and want to relax. We let our hair loose..and enjoy the feel of the wind whatever--etc

    The part where she's like 'don't let those other boys fool you, gotta love that afro hair' I think its a personal reference to how some guys may have been like to her, like 'wtf is up with the afro" and she's all like 'yeah-whatever-it's natural and it rocks.'
    Which I agree because I have done an afro for a whole summer and some guys are really not into it, they prefer long and strait or something.
    So I think she's pointing this out to girls to be natural or just yourself,and this really goes to all girls who feel crushed by a guy not liking a part of you, like if your pale and a guy like tan/or you wear loose jeans instead of tight---but overall you just have to forget about those silly boys/people,cause your actually beautiful matter what.
    dorky_twilighteron July 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commenta great song. corinne bailey rae will go far! i love her unique voice!
    Kiwi crumpeton February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like this song, it's really nice.

    It's about reassurance and not to worry too much, don't worry you'll find your feet. where what you want, listen to what you want.

    Sapphire and faded jeans...

    I suppose it's personal but what does the beat about the hair do mean?

    I thought it was afro hair do lol and i've even seen it written as 'apple' hair do.
    tigersroamfreeon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti hadn't finished yet, pah. (i also meant bit not beat heh)

    Is she saying that the boys are silly and have dumb hair?
    tigersroamfreeon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's Gotta love that *afro* hairdo too. Yeah i agree i think this songs about hope and reassurance... She's meant to be big this year. :)
    Pamxelaon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI Love this song and the artist her album is aslo fab!
    i think this song is about reassurance to and you have to have hope or you wont survive life!
    I dont know what the Afro hair do bits about but i think its a really good line! lol!
    lilmizmusicon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCorinne Bailey Rae is the new Ella Fitzgerald. In "Put Your Records On", she sings about the freedom girls nowadays should have, with the basic line "Don't worry". Corinne makes us remember the old times (Girl, put your records on) in a modern way. Definitely a song to listen, when upset or depressed.
    Edi127on May 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe line "just go ahead, let your hair down" is like telling you to relax! let your hair down. let it all hang loose, because you shouldn't worry so much. just like you said before, you'll find your feet.

    i'm watching corinne's album release listening party on vh1 soul and she was saying that "put your records on" is like a song about finding yourself through music. i didn't catch the other stuff she said, but i think you can figure what it means
    royalewithcheeseon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song means EVERYTHING to me.
    It's about just letting go and relaxing, and that's how you find yourself. When you let all your troubles and worries go, that's when you're really you. :O That's what I think, anyway.
    The whole afro-hairdo thing is like... Well... for black people, they usually hate their hair because they say it's annoying and curly. She's saying don't hate your hair, embrace it. Because it's yours, so you automatically should.

    I love this song. It's so good for when you're feeling down. One of those, "Don't worry, everythings gonna be okay. :D!" songs. Gotta love it.
    soulcandyon June 24, 2006   Link

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