"Maneater" as written by Nelly Furtado, Jim Beanz, Timothy Mosley and Nate Hills....
Take it back

Everybody look at me me
I walk in the door you start screaming
Come on everybody, what you here for?
Move your body around like a nympho

Everybody get your neck to crack around
All you crazy people come on jump around
I wanna see you all on your knees knees
You either wanna be with me or be me
Come on now

Maneater, make you work hard, make you spend hard
Make you want all of her love
She's a maneater, make you buy cars, make you cut cards
Make you fall real hard in love

She's a maneater, make you work hard, make you spend hard
Make you want all of her love
She's a maneater, make you buy cars, make you cut cards
Wish you never ever met her at all

And when she walks she walks with passion
When she talks she talks like she can handle it
When she asks for something boy she means it
Even if you never ever see it

Everybody get your neck to crack around
All you crazy people come on jump around
You doing anything to keep her by your side
Because she says she love you love you long time
Come on now

Maneater, make you work hard, make you spend hard
Make you want all of her love
She's a maneater, make you buy cars, make you cut cards
Make you fall real hard in love

She's a maneater, make you work hard, make you spend hard
Make you want all of her love
She's a maneater, make you buy cars, make you cut cards
Wish you never ever met her at all

Come on now

Maneater, make you work hard, make you spend hard
Make you want all of her love
She's a maneater, make you buy cars, make you cut cards
Make you fall real hard in love

She's a maneater, make you work hard, make you spend hard
Make you want all of her love
She's a maneater, make you buy cars, make you cut cards
Wish you never ever met her at all

No, never ever met her at all
(What you sayin' girl?)
You wish you'd never ever met her at all
(What you sayin' girl?)
You wish you'd never ever met her at all
(What you sayin' girl?)
You wish you'd never ever met her at all
(Come on!)

You wish you'd never ever met her at all
(What you sayin' girl?)
You wish you'd never ever met her at all
(What you sayin' girl?)
You wish you'd never ever met her at all
(What you sayin' girl?)
You wish you'd never ever met her at all

I been around the world I ain't ever seen a girl like this
She's a maneater, a maneater
I been around the world I ain't ever seen a girl like this
She's a maneater, a maneater

I been around the world I ain't ever seen a girl like this
She's a maneater, a maneater
I been around the world I ain't ever seen a girl like this


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"Maneater" as written by Nelly Furtado Jim Beanz

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  • +1
    General CommentI don't understand why people think the messages behind Nelly Furtado's songs have suddenly vanished...

    Just look at the lyrics and listen to the tone of the song, she isnt playing this maneater person in a good light. The song, to me, sends a message that the type of person that this maneater is, isnt a good one and isnt someone you should try to be like. This is an image that is being portrayed alot in todays world.

    I think this and Promiscuous have clear messages, why am I the only one that seems to be seeing them?
    unidudeon June 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is really cool, but I wouldn't say it's better than anything Gwen has put out. So what if Nelly has a "new" style; it's really fun and is another step in her creative life. The album will please new and old fans because it brings a new sound while maintaining her folkish styling.
    eclecticlisteneron February 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWoW. Am I the only one who loves this song! It's obviously about a woman who can and does get attention from men when she goes out to the clubs. It happens at all clubs everywhere. This particular woman (her, not I) gets guys to buy her "stuff" and lose their dignity as well as their wallets. She has them wrapped around her finger. By the time they realize she's just used them for what they could give her, she's gone. This song was my first intoduction to Nelly. Love it.
    IllToast2Thaton February 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI still like Hall and Oates version better. :-D This song like Promiscuous isnt really the Nelly style that Ive coming to really like. I hope the whole album isnt like this. If it is, I guess its just another stage of nelly.
    Furtado Fan37on May 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song. It's very much different from the folk-pop I've become used to hearing from Nelly Furtado. It's an interesting change, though unusual, it works.
    The song is clearly about a woman who just wants to be with men who will give her what she wants, a "pimpette" if you will.
    It's catchy as heck too, which is always a good thing.
    mrs_chainsawon May 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe teamed up with Neptunes to make the album and here's the consequence - a "sexy-shaky-groovy" song what is really not Nelly's style.
    However, it's cathy so it may be a hit soon.
    But I dont think that this sexy baby image suits Nelly......
    madameon May 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a bit different to her other stuff but I like it all the same.

    Oh and it's not a cover of the Hall and Oats song so you can't really compare it just beacuse it's just got the same title!!!
    butterflykiss84on May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one top tune, reminds me off my best mate! She's your typical maneater- makes you work hard and makes you spend harder!!!
    Lenox-Caton May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song, but it`s kinda sad that now she`s lost her particular style..
    kanedaon May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wasnt being serious about Hall and Oates (but I do like their song).

    I agree kaneda, she still had her style, very unique and fresh but the messages behind the songs are gone...
    Furtado Fan37on May 29, 2006   Link

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