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Venus Fly by Grimes ft. Janelle Monáe
from Art Angels
Released November 6, 2015
Length 3:45
Writer(s) Grimes • Janelle Monáe
Producer(s) Grimes
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Venus Fly is a song from Canadian musician Grimes' album, Art Angels. It is the twelfth track off the album, has a length of 3:45, and features American recording artist Janelle Monáe.

Background

Venus Fly is one of Grimes' favorite tracks off her fifth record Art Angels. This song encapsulates Grimes and Monàe interrogating someone for looking at them, using threats like changing their appearance in frightening ways and using conventional symbols of beauty as weapons. Venus Fly may be the track Grimes described as being about "being too scary to be objectified". The artwork — which shows a monstrous-looking woman — further suggests this interpretation of the song[1].

It may also be one of the "diss tracks" that Boucher spoke of in her FADER interview[2].

Lyrics

Hey, oh why you looking at me?
(Against the music)
Hey, oh why you looking at me?
(Baby I can use it)

Why you looking at me now?
Why you looking at me again?
What if I pulled my teeth?
Cut my hair underneath my chin
Wrap my curls all around the world
Throw my pearls all across the floor
Feeling my beat like a sniper girl
(Cause I want it more)

Hey, what about me?
Oh, why you looking at me?
Oh, why you looking at me?
(Against the music)
Hey, what about me?
Oh, why you looking at me?
Oh, why you looking at me? (Baby I can use it)

Kitty, kitty, kitty cat
Why you always doing that?
Why you always talking smack?
Yeah, Grimes got my back
Kitty, kitty, kitty cat
Why you always call it black?
Why you always talking smack?
Yeah, Grimes

Why you looking at me now?
Why you looking at me again?
What if I pulled my teeth?
Cut my hair underneath my chin
Wrap my curls all around the world
Throw my pearls all across the floor
Feeling my beat like a sniper girl
(Cause I want it more)

Hey, what about me?
Oh, why you looking at me?
Oh, why you looking at me?
(Against the music)
Hey, what about me?
Oh, why you looking at me?
Oh, why you looking at me? (Baby I can use it)

The floor
What about?
Again
Why you looking at me?
Again
Again
Hey, oh why you looking at me?
Oh, why you looking at me?
Baby I can use it

References

  1. http://pitchfork.com/news/60555-grimes-discusses-new-album/
  2. http://m.pitchfork.com/news/60555-grimes-discusses-new-album/

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