"You Got It Bad" as written by Usher Raymond, Jermaine Mauldin Dupri and Bryan Cox....
Oh, no, no, no, no, no...

When you feel it in your body
You found somebody who makes you change your ways
Like hanging with your crew
Said you act like you're ready
But you don't really know
And everything in your past - you wanna let it go

I've been there, done it, fucked around
After all that - this is what I found
Nobody wants to be alone
If you're touched by the words in this song
Then baby...

U got, u got it bad
When you're on the phone
Hang up and you call right back
U got, u got it bad
If you miss a day without your friend
Your whole life's off track
You know you got it bad when you're stuck in the house
You don't wanna have fun
It's all you think about
U got it bad when you're out with someone
But you keep on thinkin' bout somebody else
U got it bad

When you say that you love 'em
And you really know
Everything that used to matter, don't matter no more
Like my money, all my cars
(You can have it all back)
Flowers, cards and candy
(I do it just cause I'm...)
Said I'm fortunate to have you girl
I want you to know
I really adore you
All my people who know what's going on
Look at your mate, help me sing my song


Tell her I'm your man, you're my girl
I'm gonna tell it to the whole wide world
Ladies say I'm your girl, you're my man
Promise to love you the best I can

See I've been there, done it, fucked around
After all that - this is what I found
Everyone of y'all are just like me
It's too bad that you can't see
That you got it bad...hey

U got, u got it bad
When you're on the phone
Hang up and you call right back
U got, u got it bad
If you miss a day without your friend
Your whole life's off track
You know you got it bad when you're stuck in the house
You don't wanna have fun
It's all you think about
U got it bad when you're out with someone
But you keep on thinkin' bout somebody else
U got it bad

breakdown

U got, u got it bad
When you're on the phone
Hang up and you call right back
U got, u got it bad
If you miss a day without your friend
Your whole life's off track
You know you got it bad when you're stuck in the house
You don't wanna have fun
It's all you think about
U got it bad when you're out with someone
But you keep on thinkin' bout somebody else
U got it bad


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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is about someone who didn't believe in love, just messed around with girls and had a few dates. Until he found this one girl, he was into materialistic things, which he is now more than willing to give up for her love. I think what he feels for her is an obsessive kind of love. The, "hang up and you call right back" line makes me think of insecurity - You know - when you get mad over something stupid, and you know it's stupid, and you hang up, hoping he'll call back. But he doesn't so you do, and apologize. And you spend all your time with him, lose all your friends as he's the "most important thing in your life", and you don't want to go out cause you can't have fun without him.. You'd rather sit at home and think about him, and wallow.

    And it definitely doesn't say "fucked" around, it says humped around. Which would make more sense anyway - he fucks everything he sees until he meets her, and he stops slutting up cause he just wants to be with her.
    sabrina134on February 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment To me,This song is about loving someone that is not with you all the time. "you miss a day without your friend, your whole life's off track" Basically, your really in love when your out with your friends but you keep on thinking about that special someone in your life. Weather it is your boy/girlfriend or someone you are interested in.
    Freeman1221on December 02, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is the narrative to all my relationships - i am obsessed with him, and he doesnt even care.
    starfish01on December 14, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he is to HORNY!!!!!
    Vegettox420on May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWEll........I LOVE THIS SONG IT REMINDS ME OF MY X GIRLFRIEND......AND HELL YEAH I GOT IT BAD FOR HER I STILL MISS HER.......BUT HELL YEAH THIS IS A GREAT SONG..."U got it bad when you're out with someone
    But you keep on thinkin' bout somebody else"....I FEEL THAT SAME WAY...WHEN IM OUT WITH MY BUDS..STREET RACING.....I STILL HAVE HER IN MY HEAD!.....
    nismoS15on May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis reminds me of my ex....i remember i went out on a date after we broke up, and i kept thinking i was wit him...i still love u CB
    buterfly_3201on July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song to the point where I hate it. It speaks so much truth and makes you realize that you are not the only one that goes through certain things. It also makes me feel a lot better in knowing that I am not the only one that does foolish things when you are going through so much hard ache!! "...Everyone of y'all are just like me
    It's too bad that you can't see"...yeah Usher I see it!!
    That you got it bad I sorta hated it when I first got the album because it was around the time me and my boo broke up...but then it grew on me like mold on bread!!
    Sunkissedon August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyric is humped around not fucked around...stupid fuckers---where the hell do you get FUCKED from that line? its pretty clear that its humped...check the lyrics on his CD...i dont think they'd lie.
    NFG_GC_MxPxon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentguys, i actually think its "walked around", not fucked around or humped around...although many people i know seem to think its "fucked around"....

    anyway, this song...geez, what meaning, it exactly describes something i went thru...
    Chihiroon May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is perfect in my life, i split up with a girl 3 years ago and i still love her. shes the only girl iv sed "i love you" to. (bout a year ago) now shes goin to uni and its hurtin.
    themaddhatter19on September 24, 2004   Link

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