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PositLive Music: “Put Your Records On”

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“Put Your Records On”

Written by: Corinne Bailey Rae, John Beck, and Steve Chrisanthou

Released: February 20, 2006

First and foremost, this song is about marching to the beat of your own drum. It’s about not worrying so much about what people think and putting your worries aside. Furthermore, it’s about taking chances and having faith that things will work out in the end.

In the song, Corinne Bailey Rae is singing to her younger self. She’s encouraging her younger self to fully embrace who she is (Source). Therefore, the lyrics read “Girl, put your records on.” However, the general message can be given to anyone.

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“Put Your Records On”: Sung by Corinne Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On: Lyrics

Three little birds sat on my window,
And they told me I don’t need to worry.
Summer came like cinnamon, so sweet.
Little girls, double-dutch on the concrete.

Maybe sometimes we got it wrong, but it’s all right.
The more things seems to change, the more they stay the same.
Ooh, don’t you hesitate.

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song.
You go ahead, let your hair down.
Sapphire and faded jeans.
I hope you get your dreams.
Just go ahead, let your hair down.
You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.

Blue as the sky, sunburnt and lonely.
Sipping tea in a bar by the road side.
(Just relax, just relax)
Don’t you let those other boys fool you.
Gotta love that Afro hairdo.

Maybe sometimes we feel afraid, but it’s all right.
The more you stay the same, the more they seem to change.
Don’t you think it’s strange?

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song.
You go ahead, let your hair down.
Sapphire and faded jeans.
I hope you get your dreams.
Just go ahead, let your hair down.
You’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.

Just more than I could take.
Pity for pity’s sake.
Some nights kept me awake.
I thought that I was stronger.
When you gonna realize that you don’t even have to try any longer?
Do what you want to.

Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song.
You go ahead, let your hair down.
Sapphire and faded jeans.
I hope you get your dreams.
Just go ahead, let your hair down.

Chorus: repeat

Ooh, you’re gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow.

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