"Attention" as written by and Jacob Kasher Charlie Puth....
Oh-oh, ooh
You've been runnin' round, runnin' round, runnin' round throwin' that dirt all on my name
'Cause you knew that I, knew that I, knew that I'd call you up
You've been going round, going round, going round every party in L.A.
'Cause you knew that I, knew that I, knew that I'd be at one, oh

I know that dress is karma, perfume regret
You got me thinking 'bout when you were mine, oh
And now I'm all up on ya, what you expect?
But you're not coming home with me tonight

You just want attention, you don't want my heart
Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new
Yeah, you just want attention, I knew from the start
You're just making sure I'm never gettin' over you

(Oh yeah) you've been runnin' round, runnin' round, runnin' round throwing that dirt all on my name
'Cause you knew that I, knew that I, knew that I'd call you up
Baby, now that we're, now that we're, now that we're right here standing face-to-face
You already know, already know, already know that you won, oh

I know that dress is karma (dress is karma), perfume regret
You got me thinking 'bout when you were mine (you got me thinking 'bout when you were mine)
And now I'm all up on ya (all up on ya), what you expect? (oh baby)
But you're not coming home with me tonight (oh no)

You just want attention, you don't want my heart
Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new
Yeah, you just want attention, I knew from the start
You're just making sure I'm never gettin' over you, oh

What are you doin' to me, what are you doin', huh?
(What are you doin'?)
What are you doin' to me, what are you doin', huh?
(What are you doin'?)
What are you doin' to me, what are you doin', huh?
(What are you doin'?)
What are you doin' to me, what are you doin', huh?

I know that dress is karma, perfume regret
You got me thinking 'bout when you were mine
And now I'm all up on ya, what you expect?
But you're not coming home with me tonight

You just want attention, you don't want my heart
Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new
Yeah, you just want attention, I knew from the start
You're just making sure I'm never gettin' over you (over you)

What are you doin' to me? (hey) what are you doin', huh? (what are you doin', what?)
What are you doin', huh? (what are you doin' to me?)
(What are you doin', huh?) (yeah, you just want attention)
What are you doin' to me, what are you doin', huh? (I knew from the start)
(You're just making sure I'm never gettin' over you) what are you doin' to me, what are you doin', huh?
Oh, oh


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"Attention" as written by Jacob Kasher Charlie Puth

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  • +3
    My InterpretationSomeone (sounds like an ex) is doing all kinds of things to get his attention, not necessarily because she wants him or anything but because she just wants the attention
    Mellow_Harsheron May 17, 2017   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAccording to an online article, Charlie Puth saw an Instagram post where this guy was talking about this girl.

    "I think they were trying to convey some sort of message like ‘I moved on and I’m a guy and I’m strong.’ But what I got from that was, ‘Wow, this girl completely played you and this girl just wanted attention.’" --Charlie Puth

    So yeah, if the song wasn't obvious enough, it definitely is about an ex-girlfriend playing with a guy's feelings to keep his attention on her and no one else.
    WynterArleneon July 03, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyoutube.com/… here is Charlie Puth explaining this song.


    In my interpretation, this song is about a woman who keeps trying to draw him back in and hurt him, playing with him. He is simply calling her out on her behaviour. ( Can apply to both genders)
    55sweetie55on September 30, 2017   Link
  • -3
    General CommentThis song is sexist as all shit. It sounds like is some dude whining about the fact that a girl hooked up with him but didn't really want a relationship, and then went off and continued living her life. But he's so fucking self-centered that he thinks that because she is having fun and putting it on social media, it must be some kind of targetted thing against him! Bullshit. The phrase "You just want attention" is gross already, this song just makes it so much worse.
    julie10595on July 10, 2017   Link

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