"Listen Up!" as written by and Nathan Howdeshell Hannah Blilie....
I warned you, you didn't believe me
I warned you, you didn't believe me
I warned you, you didn't believe me
I warned you and now you're caught

There's some people that you just can't trust
Some people talk way too much
Take my advice and listen up
Don't be a fool like the rest of us, now listen up!

Ooh, on the playground
Ooh, on the playground we learn so much
Now listen up, now gather 'round
Listen up, gather 'round now

1, 2, 3, take it from me
3, 4, so much trouble in store
4, 5, get it right the first time, oh
Count it with me now!

1, 2, 3, listen to me
3, 4, lots of trouble in store
4, 5, get it right the first time, oh
Count it with me now!

Ooh, ooh
Everybody knows someone like that
Who borrows money and won't pay you back
They'll talk about you at the drop of a hat
Lie about it to your face when they're caught

There's some people that you just can't trust
Some people just talk too much
Take my advice and listen up
Don't be a fool like the rest of us, now listen up!

Ooh, on the playground
Ooh, on the playground we learn so much
Now listen up, now gather 'round
Now listen up, gather 'round now

1, 2, 3, take it from me
3, 4, so much trouble in store
4, 5, let's get it right the first time, oh
Count it with me now!

1, 2, 3, take it from me
3, 4, so much trouble in store
4, 5, get it right the first time, oh
Count it with me now!



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"Listen up!" as written by Thomas Montgomery Newman

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    General CommentWHY HAS NOBODY COMMENTED! Hahaha!
    I love this song so much. : D
    I think it's obvious what this song is about.
    Some people are untrustworthy while others...just sort of play along with what other people are saying.
    Someone will gossip and the other people will just agree for the sake of agreeing.
    Things were like that in grade school and they remain that way for the rest of your life.

    Here's corrected lyrics:
    Ooooh oh ooooh OH! x2
    I warned you, you didnt believe me! x3
    I warned you, and now you're caught

    There's some people that you just cant trust
    But some people talk way too much.
    Take my advice, and listen up!
    Dont be a fool like the rest of us.
    Now listen UP!
    Ooooooh on the playground! x2
    You learn so much now listen up!
    Now gather 'round, listen up!
    Gather 'round now.
    1, 2 ,3 Take it from me,
    3, 4 So much trouble in store,
    4, 5 Get it right the first time, oh!
    Count it with me now!
    1, 2 ,3 Listen to me,
    3, 4 So much trouble in store
    4, 5 Get it right the first time, OH!
    Count it with me now!

    Ooooh oh ooooh OH!
    Everybody knows someone like that,
    Who borrows money and wont pay you back.
    They'll talk about at the drop of a hyde
    Lie about it to your face when they're caught

    Theres some people that you just cant trust
    But some people just talk too much.
    Take my advice, and listen up!
    Dont be a fool like the rest of us.
    Now listen up!
    Oooooh on the playground! x2
    You learn so much! now listen up!
    Now gather 'round.
    Now listen up!
    Gather round now!
    1, 2 ,3 take it from me,
    3, 4 so much trouble in store,
    4, 5 get it right,the first time, oh!
    Count it with me now!
    1, 2 ,3 take it from me,
    3, 4 so much trouble in store
    4, 5 get it right,the first time, oh!
    Count it with me now!
    Mymsicalon May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOmg./!?
    No comments, execpt that one above.
    I mean sheesh.
    This song is amazing..
    And Beth Ditto is an idol.
    SHe must have so much confidence because of how stupidly thin most singers are, She is amazing voice is great, bass is great.
    The song hasn't really got hard meaning, its jsut great anywhoo. :]
    Ilive4hislurvon July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know if Beth has all that much confidence, and I think she is image concious.
    BUT she has what a voice and is born to perform.
    She is totally different on chat shows to what she is like on stage. Really is like a different person.

    Think this song could be about when friends try to warn you of the right people or wrong people you may go out with.
    A lot of that advce is ignored and has to be spelt out to you a lot of times! Hence the whole 1,2,3 etc.
    scappaflowon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUhhhm, Beth Ditto posed nude on the cover of (insert magazine name here that I cannot believe I forgot).
    If that doesn't show she has got confidence, I don't know what will.

    Anyway, I love this song.
    And I believe its just about wanting to tell people (listen up!) about what will happen if you don't "take her advice".

    :)
    BrianJosephon February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a message about the New World Order
    Infinite8on March 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"They'll talk about YOU at the drop of a HAT"

    Though I'd be curious as to what the dropping of a hyde sounds like.
    cmano13on June 26, 2010   Link

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