” Body Count” by @JessieReyez


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Loving this new joint by Jessie Reyez. Standing strong, she proclaims that “we don’t need no one tryna take our freedom” and I couldn’t agree any more. I love that this song addresses all of the standards and expectations that are placed upon women in dating.

The typical “how many people have you slept with” is a question I never ask and never answer because, just as Jessie said, “if it just so happens that you turn around and ask me I think you might feel some type of way.” For anyone else who might also “doge dick on the daily” it’s quite interesting to discuss how equal a woman is truly allowed to be. I mean… Amber Rose took her slut walk but does the world really think her any less of a slut? (🙊)

I honestly think that the remix (featuring Normani and Kehlani) does nothing to enhance the song. Frankly, one girl expressing her freedom is one thing, but the three of them feels like too much to listen to. I kinda (really) don’t enjoy Normani’s verse on this at all and just wish they would have left the song alone 🤣 The entire time, I’m just waiting for Jessie to come back on 🤷🏽‍♀️

What made me fall in love with the song was actually the video. Staged at the scene of the Salem witch trails, Jessie is burned at the stake for seemingly loving who she wanted to love. The juxtaposition between the verses being a bit flirty and sexual are really uplifted by the video and make you understand that this song can apply to so much more than just someone’s sexual preferences. I really love what Jessie did with this one and respect her for the artistic integrity she put forth.

Have you been listening to any Jessie? Whats your fav song?


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– Lyrics-

Yeah

You don’t gotta tell me ’bout your body count
I don’t gotta know your ex’s name
‘Cause if it just so happens that you turn around and ask me
I think you might feel some type of way
I dodge dick on the daily, yeah
I know it’s funny, but it’s true
And I bought this Mercedes all by myself
Got the papers to prove

We don’t need no one, yo’, tryna take our freedom, yo’
Time won’t let you stay young
So, we don’t care what they say
We gon’ love who we wanna love

Oh, yo’, oh, yo’, oh
We gon’ love who we wanna love
Oh, yo’, oh, yo’, oh
We don’t care what they say
We gon’ love who we wanna love

You don’t gotta tell me ’bout your body count (no, no, no)
Baby, I ain’t gonna post you on my page (haha)
‘Cause odds are that goodbyes are coming soon
So, maybe you should put a rubber on your heart
Before it breaks
‘Cause all your friends want my baby (yup)
I know it’s funny, but it’s true (yeah)
But some nights I would rather make love to myself
Singing to my own damn tune

We don’t need no one tryna take our freedom
Time won’t let you stay young
So, we don’t care what they say
We gon’ love who we wanna love

Oh, yo’, oh, yo’, oh
We gon’ love who we wanna love
Oh, yo’, oh, yo’, oh
We don’t care what they say
We gon’ love who we wanna love

I saw my ex and then I swerved, sue me
Miss me with that bullshit for the birds, sue me
Know they did me dirty while I still had the title
But I don’t hold any anger, I just swerve
Hallelujah
Yeah, yeah
Hallelujah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I swear I said throw it on ya

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Jessica Reyes / Kenneth B Edmonds / Khristopher Van Riddick Tynes

Body Count lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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