Selfish
Selfish

Justin Timberlake - Selfish Lyrics

In this captivating track, the artist expresses an intense desire and possessiveness for his significant other. He acknowledges his jealousy and self-centeredness, admitting that he wants every bit of her to himself. His feelings are so deep that he can't… Read more

Jan 25, 2024
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Selfish Lyrics

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If they saw what I saw
They would fall the way I fell
But they don't know what you want
And baby, I would never tell
If they knew what I know
They would never let you go
So guess what?
I ain't ever lettin' you go

'Cause your lips were made for mine
And my heart would go flatline
If it wasn't beatin' for you all the time

So if I get jealous, I can't help it
I want every bit of you, I guess I'm selfish
It's bad for my mental, but I can't fight it, when
You're out lookin' like you do, but you can't hide it, no

Put you in a frame, ooh, baby, who could blame you?
Glad your mama made you
Makin' me insane, you cannot be explained, ooh
You must be an angel

Every time the phone rings
I hope that it's you on the other side
I wanna tell you everything ('thing)
Everything that's on my mind
And I don't want any other guys
Takin' my place, girl, I got too much pride
I know I may be wrong
But I don't wanna be right

'Cause your lips were made for mine
And my heart would go flatline
If it wasn't beatin' for you all the time, uh

So if I get jealous, I can't help it
I want every bit of you, I guess I'm selfish
It's bad for my mental, but I can't fight it, when
You're out lookin' like you do, but you can't hide it, no

Put you in a frame, ooh, baby, who could blame you?
Glad your mama made you
Makin' me insane, you cannot be explained, ooh
You must be an angel
Put you in a frame, ooh, baby, who could blame you?
Glad your mama made you
Makin' me insane, you cannot be explained, ooh
You must be an angel

Owner of my heart
Tattooed your mark (tattooed your)
There for the whole world to see
You're the owner of my heart
And all my scars
Baby, you got such a hold on me, so

So if I get jealous, I can't help it
I want every bit of you, I guess I'm selfish (guess I'm selfish)
It's bad for my mental, but I can't fight it, when
You're out lookin' like you do, but you can't hide it, no

Put you in a frame, ooh, baby, who could blame you?
Glad your mama made you (glad your mama made you)
Makin' me insane, you cannot be explained, ooh
You must be an angel (you must be an angel)
Put you in a frame, ooh, baby, who could blame you?
Glad your mama made you (glad your mama made you)
Makin' me insane, you cannot be explained, ooh
You must be an angel

Jealous, but I can't help it
I want every bit of you, I guess I'm selfish

Writer(s): Amy Allen, Henry Walter, Justin Timberlake, Louis Bell, Theron Makiel Thomas
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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What is the Meaning of Selfish?

In this captivating track, the artist expresses an intense desire and possessiveness for his significant other. He acknowledges his jealousy and self-centeredness, admitting that he wants every bit of her to himself. His feelings are so deep that he can't bear the thought of anyone else taking his place. The lyrics also highlight his admiration for her beauty, comparing her to an angel and expressing gratitude for her existence. Despite understanding that his intense emotions might not be healthy, he doesn't want to fight them. The song is a raw confession of love mixed with human insecurities, showing how powerful love can be when it takes hold of one's heart. #Love #Jealousy #Possessiveness

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When was 'Selfish' by Justin Timberlake released?

    'Selfish', the single by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake, was released on January 25, 2024. It marked his first solo single release in almost six years since his July 2018 single 'SoulMate'.

  2. What is the name of the album 'Selfish' is part of?

    'Selfish' is the lead single from Justin Timberlake's forthcoming sixth studio album titled 'Everything I Thought It Was'. The album had taken four years to produce.

  3. Who are the writers and producers of 'Selfish'?

    'Selfish' was written by Justin Timberlake, Amy Allen, Henry Walter, Theron Thomas, and Louis Bell. The song was produced by Justin Timberlake himself along with Cirkut and Bell.

  4. What inspired the songwriting process for 'Selfish'?

    The songwriting process for 'Selfish' started with Adam Blackstone, Timberlake's music director singing 'Jealous Guy' by Donny Hathaway. During this process, Timberlake reflected that men usually do not sing about an emotion that makes them vulnerable which led to the creation of this track.

  5. How did critics respond to 'Selfish'?

    Critics had mixed reviews for 'Selfish'. Billboard described it as a honeyed mid-tempo ballad and it won their weekly poll for favorite new music release. However, Consequence gave it a negative review calling it unambitious and mediocre. Both The New York Times and The Daily Beast compared it thematically to Nick Jonas’ 2014 single ‘Jealous’.

  6. Where did Justin Timberlake perform 'Selfish' for the first time?

    Justin Timberlake performed 'Selfish' for the first time on Saturday Night Live on January 27, 2024. The performance was introduced by Jimmy Fallon.

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