"What's My Name?" as written by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Ester Dean and Tracy Hale.
Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name

Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name
What's my name, what's my name

I heard you good with them soft lips
Yeah you know word of mouth
The square root of sixty nine is eight something, right?
'Cause I've been tryna work it out, ow
Good weed, white wine, uh
I come alive in the night time
Okay, away we go
Only thing we have on is the radio-oh
Let it play, say you gotta leave
But I know you wanna stay
You are waiting on the traffic jam to finish girl
The things we could do in twenty minutes girl
Say my name, say my name
Wear it out, its getting hot, crack a window, air it out
I can get you through a mighty long day
Soon as I go the text you goin' right is goin' say

Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name
Whats my name, whats my name

Nor everybody,
Knows how to work my body
Knows how to make me want it
But boy you stay up on it
You got that something
That keeps me so off balance
Baby you're a challenge
Lets explore your talent

Hey boy I wanna see
If you can go downtown with a girl like me
Hey boy, I wanna be with you
'Cause you just my type
Ooh na na na na
I need a boy to take it over
Looking for a guy to put your work up
Ooh, ooh

Hey boy I really wanna see
If you can go downtown with a girl like me
Hey boy, I really wanna be with you
'Cause you just my type

Ooh na na na na
I need a boy to take it over
Looking for a guy to put in work-a
Ooh, ooh

Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name
Whats my name, whats my name

Baby you got me,
And ain't nowhere that I'd be
Then with your arms around me
Back and forth you rock me yeah
So I surrender, to every word you whisper
Every door you enter, I will let you in

Hey boy I really wanna see
If you can go downtown with a girl like me
Hey boy, I really wanna be with you
'Cause you just my type
Ooh na na na na
I need a boy to take it over
Looking for a guy to put in work-a
Ooh, ooh

You're so amazing,
You took the time to figure me out
That's why you take me,
Way past the point of turning me on
You bout to break me,
I swear you got me losing my mind

Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name

Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name
Ooh na na, what's my name
Whats my name, whats my name

Hey boy I really wanna see if you can go
Downtown with a girl like me
Hey boy, I really wanna be with you
'Cause you just my type
Ooh na na na na
I need a boy to take it over
Looking for a guy to put in work-a
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

Hey boy I really wanna see if you can go
Downtown with a girl like me
Hey boy, I really wanna be with you
'Cause you just my type
Ooh na na na na
I need a boy to take it over
Looking for a guy to put in work-a
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh


Lyrics submitted by 3isACharm, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"What's My Name" as written by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Ester Dean, Tracy Hale

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing

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  • +7
    General Commentlove the beat, but like most songs these days once you read into the lyrics you find out how dirty the song is.
    darkanj3lon November 18, 2010   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationThis song makes absolutely on sense. It can't make up its mind about what story it is telling and I often find myself wondering if they are even singing about the same person.

    On one hand, you have Drake saying "I heard you good with them soft lips. Yeah, you know, word of mouth." In other words, they didn't really know each other and were probably not more than acquaintances, and he heard from some people that she is easy. Him saying "word of mouth" is a double entendre. It's a play toward oral sex while also meaning a rumor. Initially, his part of the song can be summed up like so: "Hey, I heard you put out. I have some good weed and wine if you wanna come spend the night with me."

    Then we have Rihanna and she has to be singing about someone completely different! The man she sings about is someone who is above the normal man and is irreplaceable. They have amazing emotional AND sexual chemistry and she's really loving that. The man is "so amazing" and "took the time to figure her out," after all. But how could that lyric be aimed toward Drake's character? He took the time to figure out that she's pretty much a guaranteed lay?
    wonderlust_on January 20, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentdid Chris Brown really punched her that badly ? I don't have an idea she has an amnesia, she even forgot her name, godchrist lol
    needoon November 08, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe lyrics are "the square root of 69 is ATE something." Get it?

    Wicked track.
    janiebooon November 21, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think the meaning of the song is extremely simple, and all of you are confusing yourselves way too much.

    Drake and Rihanna do not know eachother. They have hooked up because Drake has been told that Rihanna is good in bed... they have sex. Afterwards, he sends her a text saying "What's my name?"

    Soon as you go the text that I write is gonna say
    Oh na na
    What's my name?

    So clearly while they were having sex she was screaming his name. And afterwards he texts her this as a flirty little message to remind her of how much she enjoyed it.

    The rest of the song is just her talking about how good he was in bed...

    You so amazing
    You took the time to figure me out
    That's why you take me
    Way past the point of turning me on
    You 'bout to break me
    I swear you got me losing my mind

    This part simply means that he was amazing in bed, and bothered to figure out what she likes sexually. It doesn't mean that they got into any kind of relationship.

    There are references to oral sex ("go downtown with a girl like me"), anal ("every door you enter I will let you in"), oral again ("square root of 69 is ate something"). There are also many other references to sex, including:

    I need a boy to take it over
    Looking for a guy to put in work
    (She wants him to be dominant)

    Back and forth you rock me
    (Self explanatory)

    And of course the whole Drake part is about sex with her.

    The song is only about sex, nothing else. Stop worrying, and getting confused everybody. He texts her after the sex asking her "what's my name" because she was screaming it all the way through. Simple.
    LiquidDiamondson March 01, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My Opinionall right all right we get it we get it...you're pissed at chris brown so you made a whole CD about how you want to have freaky sex with all these new guys and he should be jealous. enough already!
    NESNon February 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means rihanna must b a pop star .. Beautiful n sexy but dumb
    Funemployedon November 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso, people who say Rihanna made this song to piss of Chris Brown, or that she has forgotten her own name and that is what this song is about, or that she should have self respect and stop talking about her sex life in songs... all of you are a bit thick. She never even wrote the song, she has no control over the meanings of her songs.
    LiquidDiamondson March 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentloooooooooooove it.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on November 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means rihanna must b a pop star .. Beautiful n sexy but dumb
    Funemployedon November 26, 2010   Link

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