"Promiscuous (featuring Timbaland)" as written by and Timothy Z./hills Mosley....
Am I throwing you off?
Nope!
Didn't think so
How ya doing young lady
The feeling that you gave me really drives me crazy
You don't have a player on your trunk
I was at a loss of words
First time that we spoke

If your looking for a girl that'll treat you right
If you looking for her in the day time in the light
You might be the type if I play my cards right
I'll find out by the end of the night

You expect me to just let you hit it
But will you still respect me if you get it?

All I can do is try, give me one chance
What's the problem? I don't see no ring on your hand

I'll be the first to admit it, I'm curious about you, you seem so loose

You wanna get in my world, get lost in it
Boy I'm tired of running, let's walk for a minute

Promiscuous girl
Wherever you are
I'm all alone
And it's you that I want
Promiscuous boy
You already know
That I'm all yours
What you waiting for?
Promiscuous girl
You're teasing me
You know what I want
And I got what you need
Promiscuous boy
Let's get to the point
'Cause we're on a roll
You ready?

Roses are red
Some diamonds are blue
Chivalry is dead
But you're still kind a cute

Hey! I can't keep my mind off you
Where you at, do you mind if I come too

I'm out of this world come with me to my planet
Get you on my level do you think that you can handle it?

They call me Thomas
Last name Crown
Recognize game
I'm a lay mine's down

I'm a big girl I can handle myself
But if I get lonely I may need your help
Pay attention to me I don't talk for my health
I want you on my team
So does everybody else.

Baby we can keep it on the low
Let your guard down ain't nobody gotta know
If you with it girl I know a place we can go

What kind of girl do you take me for?

Promiscuous girl
Wherever you are
I'm all alone
And it's you that I want
Promiscuous boy
You already know
That I'm all yours
What you waiting for?
Promiscuous girl
You're teasing me
You know what I want
And I got what you need
Promiscuous boy
Let's get to the point
'Cause we're on a roll
You ready?

Don't be mad, don't get mean
Don't get mad, don't be mean

Hey! Don't be mad, don't get mean
Don't get mad, don't be mean

Wait! I don't mean no harm
I can see you with my t-shirt on

I can see you with nothing on
Feeling on me before you bring that on

Bring that on?
You know what I mean

Girl, I'm a freak you shouldn't say those things

I'm only trying to get inside of your brain
To see if you can work me the way you say

It's okay, it's alright
I got something that you gon' like

Is it the truth, are you talking trash?
Is your game M.V.P. like Steve Nash?

Promiscuous girl
Wherever you are
I'm all alone
And its you that I want
Promiscuous boy
I'm calling your name
But you're driving me crazy
The way you're making me wait
Promiscuous girl
You're teasing me
You know what I want
And I got what you need
Promiscuous boy
We're one in the same
So we don't gotta play games no more


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"Promiscuous" as written by Nate Hills Timothy Mosley

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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    General CommentDang! Who doesn't think this IS about both of them being promiscuou! So much for song titles:) It's about two honry people who hook up after she makes him chase her a little (smart gurl:). They can talk all they want, but the bottom (arr arr) line is that they both want each other for recreational sex. I LUV this track due to Nelly's voice and the beat. When Timbaland sings "I got something that you're gon like" I'm a gonner!
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon September 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHer past 2 albums have been more humble and pop-py. This is more Urban. Its just different from how her music has been. I dont think its a bad thing, I like all her singles. I just don't think its her.
    Furtado Fan37on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought they were singing "mysterious boy/girl". Now with "promiscuous" it makes sense. ;-)
    aquarella85on November 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song accurately portrays the "hook-up" culture". The lyrics outline a general thought process and typical interaction that could occur before two people make the decision to have casual sex. Both people sound naive and immature in their flirtatiousness. Nelly sings "I'm a big girl I can handle myself,
    But if I get lonely I may need your help
    Pay attention to me I don't talk for my health" She contradicts herself here by saying she can handle herself. but yet she is lonely and needs this "promiscuous boy's" help, as well as telling him to "pay attention to her" she isn't talking for her "health", she is talking for immediate gratification for whatever she is trying to escape. This is an indicator of low self-worth, which is a terrible feeling that I think many women and men, both young and old, have experienced at some point in their life. This song also points out the double standard that often occurs when a woman decides to have casual sex with a man. I have observed that women often are respected less for their promiscuous behavior. Sex is not a prize for women as it is for some men. This is pointed out in the song when Timberland say, "I want you on my team", to which Nelly replies, "So does everybody else". This response indicates that Nelly knows this encounter will be casual and he is just one of many men that would like to sleep with her. She seems to know that this might not be a good decision for her because she questions him a lot. She doesn't seem confident in her promiscuity. She asks him,"You expect me to just let you hit it
    But will you still respect me if you get it?". She knows that being promiscuous may be seen as unattractive, perhaps because she is devaluing her self-worth. Timberland can't even answer her question directly. He replies, "All I can do is try, give me one chance
    What's the problem? I don't see no ring on your hand". He doesn't see the possible consequences for in her decision. He says playfully,your not taken, soooo whats the problem? ". He can't understand the place of confusion and doubt that Nelly is coming from or perhaps he is more interested in the sex than any long term consequences (immediate gratification). The end of the song points a finger at the complications that can arise from casual sex when they go back and forth saying, "Don't get mad, don't be mean". Bottom line is that there is a lot more to this song than on the surface. Maybe it seems that Nelly "sold out" to make a hit on the top charts, but if her fans can have insightful discussions on the subtle implications this song makes for promiscuous behavior, maybe it could help some people understand why they behave the way they do and gain insight as to how their behavior truly makes them feel. Plus it's a catchy tune:) lol
    panda12321on August 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i was gonna say, the name's wrong.

    and i actually like this a lot- despite how ...shallow it may be compared to her old stuff. meh. it sounds good :D
    killstaron May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's definitly not like nelly furtado at all.
    definitly not her style.
    kimmygirl21on May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does it say at the very end of the song? (it repeats) i love it
    urembarassingmeon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree killstar and kimmygirl21, it isnt her style at all and it is a little shallow/sexual. To me that isnt Nelly. Her old stuff all sent out positive messages. I still like this song tho. It grew on me.
    Furtado Fan37on May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't see the big deal about the song having a sexual focus. Sexuality is a normal part of life, after all. I think it just shows another side of Nelly that we haven't seen before, and there's nothing wrong with that.
    maavanceon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere is nothing wrong with the sexual/shallow theme, its just not Nelly's style. She has always been a breath of fresh air in the music industry. This just kinda meshes her in with all the other pop music.
    Furtado Fan37on May 17, 2006   Link

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