"Not Myself Tonight" as written by Jamal F. Jones, Gregory Gerard Curtis, Esther Dean and Jason Lamont Perry....
You know tonight
I am feeling a little out control
Is this me
You wanna get crazy
Because I don't give a

I'm out of character
I'm in rare form
And If you really knew me
You'd know its not the norm

'Cause I'm doing things that I normally won't do
The old me's gone I feel brand new
And if you don't like it fuck you

The music's on and I'm dancing
I'm normally in the corner just standing
I'm feeling unusual
I don't care 'cause this is my night

I'm not myself tonight
Tonight I'm not the same girl same girl

I'm not myself tonight
Tonight I'm not the same girl same girl

I'm dancing a lot and I'm taking shots and I'm feeling fine
I'm kissing all the boys and the girls
Someone call the doctor 'cause I lost my mind

'Cause I'm doing things that I normally won't do
The old me's gone I feel brand new
And if you don't like it fuck you

The music's on and I'm dancing
I'm normally in the corner just standing
I'm feeling unusual
I don't care cause this is my night

I'm not myself tonight
Tonight I'm not the same girl same girl

I'm not myself tonight
Tonight I'm not the same girl same girl

In the morning
When I wake up
I'll go back to the girl I used to be
But baby not tonight

I'm not myself tonight
Tonight I'm not the same girl same girl

I'm not myself tonight
Tonight I'm not the same girl same girl

Yeah, that feels good
I needed that
Get crazy
Let's go
That's right
Come on
Give it to me now, don't stop


Lyrics submitted by CLB93

"Not Myself Tonight" as written by Jason Lamont Perry Esther Dean

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    Song MeaningThe meaning behind the song is quite straightforward. She was uncomfortable in the image she put out in her career over the last several years, and now she's expressing what she really wants to.

    She was uncomfortable as the 'girl next door', and she's admitting she's... Kind of a dirty slut, I guess.

    I don't think the Gaga comparison is very fair, everything slightly unusual is compared to her now, and the video was more fetish than fashion.

    I think it's a bold move for Aguilera to be up front and show herself in this image, and it's bound to attract criticism for being sexualised, and now apparently it's also criticised because Gaga is the only person allowed to make slightly avant-garde colourful pop music videos.
    ratty89on May 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti BARELY liked it and thought it would grow on me until she said

    I'm kissing all the boys and girls


    and now it's done.
    i don't know why she's still trying to make music.
    she should stop.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on April 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, im pretty sure Christina Aguilera was before Lady Gaga. So whatever image she's portraying or trying to now i think is something that she wants to do not to copy lady gaga. Sure it looks alot like Gaga's style.I wouldn't compare her to Gaga when Christina's voice is much better. She's trying to say that she's finally finding herself and there's nothing wrong with that. She's not alittle girl anymore so there's nothing wrong with doing what she wants.

    And just because she says "im kissing all the boys and girls" doesn't mean you should automatically hate a song.
    xxheartfilledxxon May 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe FOUND herself 8 years ago when she released her 2nd album "Stripped", so I'm more than sure that 'phase' is over and done with.
    musiQrafton May 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlove the synths!
    cxlson June 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure their managers/producers/advisors pretty much forced her to make this kind of song (haven't heard the entire album) as a career move, just to bring her back in the spotlight. Were they right in doing so? NO . Christina have always shined because of her voice not because she was the sluttiest or the most eccentric, so trying to impose what's trending right now ended up in this song being half GaGa and half Stripped era.
    I like this song, though the vocals kinda don't fit in, but the synths and beat in general is brilliant.
    dag_102on June 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the song is about Christina trying to reinvent herself. If she was trying to reinvent herself (again), why "In the morning when she wakes up will she go back to the girl she used to be?"

    In the morning
    When I wake up
    I'll go back to the girl I used to be
    But baby
    Not tonight

    That's just what I think. For all I know, this is a new, reinvented Christina.

    Jacksgirl620on July 08, 2010   Link

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