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Calm Down: What does this song mean?

In the harmonious world of music, there exists a transcendent masterpiece that unites hearts across cultures. 'Calm Down,' a musical collaboration between Rema and Selena Gomez, is a fusion of sounds and a tapestry of emotions that resonate deeply.


Beyond the captivating rhythm and evocative lyrics, the song paints a vivid picture of passion, connection, and the intricate dance of feelings. Join us on a voyage of discovery as we decode the layers of 'Calm Down,' unveiling the rich tapestry of emotions that make it a timeless auditory delight.



A Melodic Fusion of Sensations

At its core, 'Calm Down' is an anthem to surrendering to emotions and the exhilarating journey of infatuation. The chorus, "Baby, calm down, calm down," acts as a rhythmic mantra, guiding listeners to embrace the intensity of their feelings.


As the song unfolds, the synergy of words and melody becomes a dance of sensual attraction, embodying the fiery passion that ignites between two souls.


Sensual Descriptive Metaphors

The lyrics of 'Calm Down' are adorned with vivid metaphors that amplify the allure of desire. "Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown" paints a picture of being captivated by one's physical presence.


The reference to lockdown symbolizes emotional captivity, where hearts are ensnared by irresistible charm. The symbolic journey of confinement and liberation leads the audience through a whirlwind of emotions, mirroring the intensity of newfound love.


Vulnerability and Uncertainty

Vulnerability takes center stage as the narrative unfolds, adding relatability to the song. The line, "If I tell you say I love you, no dey form yanga o," exposes the fragility and hesitancy often present when expressing affection.


This strikes a chord with listeners who have experienced the delicate dance of baring their feelings while yearning for genuine reciprocation.


Universal Language of Passion

Beyond geographical boundaries, 'Calm Down' speaks a universal language of passion that resonates with hearts worldwide. The sensual rhythms and mesmerizing vocals, intertwined with raw emotions in the lyrics, form a symphony that directly touches the soul.


This universal resonance underscores the ability of music to evoke emotions that transcend cultural differences.


Calm Down by Rema: Lyrics


Another banger Baby, calm down, calm down Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown For lockdown, oh, lockdown Girl, you sweet like Fanta o Fanta o If I tell you say I love you No dey form yanga o, oh, yanga o No tell me no, no, no, no Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Baby, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love You got me like whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa Shawty, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love, hmm I see this fine girl, for my party, she wear yellow Every other girl they dey do too much, but this girl mellow Naim I dey find situation I go use take tell am hello Finally, I find way to talk to the girl but she no wan' follow Who you come dey form for? (Uhum) Why you no wan' conform? (Uhum) Then I start to feel her bum-bum, whoa (uhum) But she dey gimme small-small, whoa I know say she sabi pass that one (uhum) But she feeling insecure 'Cause her friends go dey gum her like chewing gum (uhum) Go dey gum her like chewing gum Baby, calm down, calm down Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown For lockdown, oh, lockdown Girl, you sweet like Fanta o Fanta o If I tell you say I love you No dey form yanga o, oh, yanga o No tell me no, no, no, no Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Baby, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love You got me like whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa Shawty, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love, hmm As I reach my house I say make I rest small (make I rest small) As me I wake up na she dey my mind oh o (na she dey my mind oh o) Day one, day two, I no fit focus (I no fit focus) Na so me I call am, say make we link up (say make we link up) As I start to dey tell her how I feel, all my heart dey race Baby girl, if you leave me, I no go love again Because e get many girls wey put my heart for pain Shebi, you feel my pain Baby, calm down, calm down Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown For lockdown, oh, lockdown Girl, you sweet like Fanta o Fanta o If I tell you say I love you No dey form yanga o, oh, yanga o No tell me no, no, no, no Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Baby, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love You got me like whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa Shawty, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love, hmm


Source: LyricFind


Conclusion

In 'Calm Down,' Rema and Selena Gomez have woven a symphony of passion and connection, transcending language barriers. This collaboration showcases artistic prowess and delves into the profound human emotions that bind us.


With its lyrical poetry and captivating melody, 'Calm Down' reminds of the exhilarating journey of falling in love—a journey without boundaries.


So, as you immerse yourself in the melodic tapestry of 'Calm Down,' allow the dance of emotions to sweep you away, knowing that you're experiencing the heartbeat of love in harmonious perfection.



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