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Don't Know What to Tell Ya - Aaliyah

Don't Know What to Tell Ya

I Care 4 U
rnb Aaliyah female vocalists soul Timbaland


"Don't Know What to Tell Ya" is a contemporary R&B song with Middle Eastern influences recorded by Aaliyah, written by Timbaland and Steve "Static" Garrett, and produced by Timbaland. Released in mid-2003 in European and Asian market, the song was the second and final single from Aaliyah's first posthumous compilation album, I Care 4 U. In North America & Asia, the final single off the album was "Come Over". "Don't Know What to Tell Ya" received only a 12-inch single release in the United States. "Don't Know What to Tell Ya" is about a broken relationship. The song contains uncredited samples of "Batwans Beek" by Algerian singer Warda Al-Jazairia and "No Respect" by Kool Moe Dee for a drum pattern. In the song, Aaliyah expresses her view on how a man cannot trust his girlfriend and keeps on comparing her to his previous lover, "Don't compare me to your last one/I can't help that she was a fast one, a sassy one/I'm a classy one". "Don't Know What to Tell Ya" was another hit single for Aaliyah in Europe and Asia, peaking in the top forty in countries such as China, Ireland, and Israel. The music video for "Don't Know What to Tell Ya" was directed by Marlon Boss and incorporates different scenes from most of Aaliyah's music videos. It received airplay on MTV Base and MTV Germany. There were two versions of the video one for the UK and one for Germany.


Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001) was an American R&B / Pop singer, dancer, fashion model and actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she attended Detroit School of Performing Arts. The 22 year old singer's life was tragically cut short in a 2001 plane crash after filming her video for "Rock The Boat" in The Bahamas. Introduced to audiences by R&B singer R. Kelly, Aaliyah became famous Show more ...

Don't Know What to Tell Ya - Aaliyah

Hey...yeah... Hey...yeah...no

Chorus 1

You wanna handcuff me
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want my intimacy
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want to wall around me
I swear I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want my lock and my keys
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)

Verse 1

Incarceration what I'm facing
When I'm with you
You are watching my every move
Trying to pick up on some clues
We play 20 questions
Every time I walk in or out the door
Why do you bother for (why do you bother for)
Get comfortable with yours

Chorus 2

It's gonna take (take)
T-are-you-s-t to keep our l-o-v-e
It's gonna take (gonna take)
It's gonna take (take)
T-are-you-s-t to keep our l-o-v-e
Crackin

Verse 2

Stressing second guessin me
Time and time again
We go from lovers to being friends
Got to put this to an end (hey.. Yeah)

Chorus 1

You wanna handcuff me
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want my intimacy
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want to wall around me
I swear I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want my lock and my keys
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)

Verse 3

No justification for your actions
Should have been somewhere relaxed son
Don't compare me to your last one
I can't help if she was a fast one
A sassy one
I'm a classy one
I can keep you from getting happy hon
Seems like that should make you happy hon

Chorus 2

It's gonna take (gonna take)
It's gonna take (take)
T-are-you-s-t to keep our l-o-v-e
It's gonna take (gonna take)
It's gonna take (take)
T-are-you-s-t to keep our l-o-v-e
Crackin

I can't deny all your lies
I try to put up with you
These insecurities every day
Pushing my love away

Chorus 1

You wanna hand cuff me
But yo I don't know what to tell ya (yeah.. No)
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want my intimacy
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want to wall around me
I swear I don't know what to tell ya (I swear.. Yeah)
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want my lock and my keys (my lock and my keys)
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)(no)
You wanna hand cuff me
But yo I don't know what to tell ya (yes you do)
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want my intimacy
But yo I don't know what to tell ya (no)
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want to wall around me (you want to wall around me)
I swear I don't know what to tell ya (I swear)
(don't know what to tell ya)
You want my lock and my keys
But yo I don't know what to tell ya
(don't know what to tell ya)

Chorus 2

Said is gonna take
It's gonna take (take)
T-are-you-s-t to keep our l-o-v-e (yeah)
It's gonna take
It's gonna take
T-are-you-s-t to keep our l-o-v-e
It's gonna take
It's gonna take
T-are-you-s-t to keep our l-o-v-e
It's gonna take
It's gonna take
T-are-you-s-t to keep our l-o-v-e
Crackin
Crackin

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