Ciara “Body Party” Lyrics Breakdown: Put Your Phone Down, Boy

Ciara Body Party Feature

Posted by on 05/01/2013 at 4:45 PM Lyrics, News

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“Body Party” is about sex. But not the squelching, sweaty sex of real life—Ciara’s latest is Victoria’s Secret sex, perfume commercial sex, Cinemax and Playboy sex. The kind that beautiful people have in rooms full of candlelight, preferably with lots of expensive throw pillows scattered about.

But underneath this glossy image, does the awkwardness of real life intrude? We’ve broken the lyrics down, to see!

My body is your party, baby
Nobody’s invited but you baby

Well, no one will be calling Ciara humble. It’s a bit of an awkward comparison since a party is more of an event or an idea than a physical object, but the meaning is clear: Ciara’s body is something special, and only a select few have access to it. Sex with her isn’t awkward or embarrassing; it’s an event. (If you wanted to, you could also see a weird distancing effect at play: Ciara’s talking about her body like it’s a valuable luxury item she controls, instead of being, you know, part of her.)

I can do it slow now, tell me what you want
Baby put your phone down, you should turn it off

But if you were wondering why Ciara was giving such a hard sell, here we’ve got our first piece of evidence. Her guy, for whatever reason, isn’t particularly into having sex with her. Is it a fear of premature ejaculation (“I can do it slow now”) or is he just uncommunicative (“tell me what you want”)? Either way, he’s so uninterested that C literally has to tell him to put his phone away while she’s trying to make sweet love to him.

‘Cause tonight it’s going down, tell your boys it’s going down
We in the zone now, don’t stop

We’re getting the sense that it’s been a while for these two. We’re getting the feeling Ciara’s had this night circled in her calendar for some time. Tonight is the night, and no, she won’t accept her man’s usual excuses. If his boys want him to come out, he’s got to tell them no. But why has he been avoiding her? Could it be a confidence issue? If so, you could see Ciara’s insistence that she’s having a great time as a way of building up his self-esteem.

You can keep your hands on me, touch me right there, rock my body
I can’t keep my hands off you, your body is my party

If you needed any indication of how long Ciara’s waited for this moment, check out out the orgasmic vocal leap she makes at “rock my body.”

I’m doing this little dance for you (you, you, you, you)
You got me so excited

Again, she’s really working for it. This isn’t some “get a haircut and hope he notices” thing—Ciara’s going full Jamie Lee Curtis here.

Boy you should know that your love is always on my mind
I’m not gonna fight it, I want it all the time
Boy you should know that your love is always on my mind
I can’t it deny it, I want you, I want you

Now she’s even quoting his favorite ’90s R&B at him!

I can’t lie, I won’t lie, it’s amazing
My faces, the places, you’re taking me

More enthusiasm for Ciara here in the bridge. If you’re feeling uncharitable you may interpret the “I won’t lie” insistence as the lady protesting a bit too much, but we think she’s being sincere. She wouldn’t be this insistent if the sex was bad.

Baby take your time now, there’s no need to rush
We can go another round, if that’s what you want

It’s pretty clear from this point on in the song that Ciara’s accomplished her mission: Her man has RSVP’d to the body party and now she’s got to make sure the event is as spectacular as advertised. But there are hints everything’s not going as well as Ciara claims. He’s going too fast, it seems, and if she knows when he gets like this he’s going to—well, hey, no problem, they can still do it again, right? It’s not a big deal, it happens to lots of guys.

The things I wanna do to you
My body’s calling you
I’m having so much fun with you

No, don’t worry, she’s having a great time. Really.

The full lyrics are below. You can listen to the song at the bottom of the post!

My body is your party, baby
Nobody’s invited but you baby
I can do it slow now, tell me what you want
Baby put your phone down, you should turn it off
‘Cause tonight it’s going down, tell your boys it’s going down
We in the zone now, don’t stop

You can keep your hands on me, touch me right there, rock my body
I can’t keep my hands off you, your body is my party
I’m doing this little dance for you (you, you, you, you)
You got me so excited
Now it’s just me and you
Your body’s my party, let’s get it started

Boy you should know that your love is always on my mind
I’m not gonna fight it, I want it all the time
Boy you should know that your love is always on my mind
I can’t it deny it, I want you, I want you

I can’t lie, I won’t lie, it’s amazing
My faces, the places, you’re taking me

Baby take your time now, there’s no need to rush
We can go another round, if that’s what you want
Cause tonight is going down, yeah you know it’s going down
We in the zone now, don’t stop

You can keep your hands on me, touch me right there, rock my body
I can’t keep my hands off you, your body is my party
I’m doing this little dance for you (you, you, you, you)
You got me so excited
Now it’s just me on you
Your body’s my party, let’s get it started

Boy you should know that your love is always on my mind
I’m not gonna fight it, I want it all the time
Boy you should know that your love is always on my mind
I can’t it deny it, I want you, I want you

The things I wanna do to you
My body’s calling you
I’m having so much fun with you
Now it’s just me and you
Your body’s my party, let’s get it started

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