"All About That Bass" as written by and Meghan Trainor Kevin Kadish....
Because you know I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two
But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do
'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
All the right junk in all the right places
I see the magazines working that photoshop
We know that shit ain't real
Come on now, make it stop
If you got beauty beauty just raise 'em up
'Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top
Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night
You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll
So, if that's what's you're into
Then go ahead and move along

Because you know I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

I'm bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches hey
No, I'm just playing I know you think you're fat
But I'm here to tell you
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top
Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night
You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll

So, if that's what's you're into
Then go ahead and move along

Because you know I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

Because you know I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

Because you know I'm all about that bass
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass


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"All About That Bass" as written by Meghan Trainor Kevin Kadish

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  • +4
    My InterpretationWe all know what the song means, it's pretty obvious. But let's take a step deeper into the lyrics and music video.

    This is a direct indication of what the music industry has become. Sure, she's not romanticizing skinniness as most singers do, but she's romanticizing having a bit more weight just to grab the attention of an audience. That's all this song really is- an attention-seeking song. It has nothing to do with weight or anything- she's essentially using the media to get attention just like everyone else, hence the catchy music and lyrics.

    It's kind of like reverse psychology, but reverse psychology by using the same concept. Her lyrics might advertise being yourself as opposed to being a big star, but they imply the idea that she's still using the media to put herself over the top. Essentially, I see this song having the same message as Lady Gaga or Katy Perry- seeking attention at its best.
    costumedancepartyon September 14, 2014   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationIt's about a fat girl who's fat. She doesn't think she's fat, but she is. Her mom tells her boys like fat girls, but that's really just a way to soothe her feels. Then there's a bunch of stuff about how skinny girls aren't real (which I am perplexed by, or I'm not reading it correctly. Hard to say.). She dislikes self-improvement. I think that's crux of it. It might also be about the Vietnam war.
    swaytheworldon October 18, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't think so deep. All I thought was that when she refers to 'that bass' she's referring to the current trend of big bootie, instead of big boobs! Shallow me :)
    neelieon October 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationBut what about the "All about the Bass, no treble"?

    The only thing I can think of is that Bass is "deeper". If not too much of a stretch, then this suggests that skinner people have less to offer. I'm not sure this is necessarily fair. But this post is about song meaning, not "fairness".
    Jenezzyon September 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSinger is all about a sturdy foundation for relationships.

    Bass is a foundational element of music. The other instruments are nice but need to be anchored in an ensemble.

    Novel way of pointing out judging by looks is shallow.

    Secondarily, historically instruments like the bass and tuba are designed larger to get those low notes. So this song works on that level as well.
    deathvegetableon October 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's about body acceptance. It tells that the skinny image is overrated and celebrates men and women of all sizes and shapes.
    seeingon October 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh I'm soooo FATTTTT!!!! :'(
    Don't worry, mommy told me guys like big ass (wiggle). Fuck those skinny bitches...
    2015071on October 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFats Domino did the same thing back in the 1950s, and is everyone making fun of him?
    seeingon July 12, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMeghan Trainor PLEASE DIE
    2015071on April 23, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMeghan Trainor PLEASE DIE
    2015071on April 23, 2016   Link

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