New Jeans, Attention: the English lyrics and meaning

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New Jeans is the new k-pop girl group launched by HYBE’s sub-label ADOR. It’s a project that has been developed slowly since 2019 and finally came to light in July 2022. Attention represents their official international debut: the song became viral from the first day, attracting the natural attention of k-pop fans worldwide. In this article, we will analyze the lyrics and their meaning, shedding light on the spirit of this new musical reality.

You can find the official video of Attention below.

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Attention: inside the lyrics and their meaning

Attention is about a girl who likes a guy and tries to attract him. She wants his attention and confesses that she gets butterflies in the stomach when she thinks about him.

According to the song’s first lines, it’s clear that the girl has done her best to show how she likes him, to the point that the guy probably knows it.

You and me
My feeling’s plain to see
So focus
Wanna be nice and close
You see
You see, ey ey ey ey
One, two, three I’m brave enough to see
Think you know it already

And the chorus is also explicit: the girl wants his attention because he likes him so much. And she believes he’s the right one.

Stop, eyyy
Drop the question
Drop the, drop the question
Want attention
Want want attention
You give me butterflies you know
My heart has gone to paradise
Don’t wanna wake up from this dream

The song then becomes the way this girl has to catch his attention: she wants him to turn around and truly look at her; she wants him to get close and open up to her. She wants to discover more about him, but she’s already sure: he’s the one. The girl says it after the chorus, “Got me confused but one thing’s for sure, I know you’re the one.” And the second part of the song seems like a courtship ritual:

You’re so fine
Gotta gotta get to know ya
Come with me, I got time for ya
If you turn around then
I need ya, need ya, need ya
To look at me back

Analyzing the lyrics of Attention and their meaning, New Jeans appear as a group of girls with feelings who don’t necessarily want to show off. They present themselves as ordinary individuals, good-looking girls who don’t want to bet everything on their appearance. The official video shows them as pretty girls but without that distinctive sexy look that western music often proposes to the world.

New Jeans are probably here to stay, given the effort the label put in pushing their name worldwide. And based on the way they presented themselves in their first single, it may be a positive new arrival in the music industry.

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The official English lyrics

You and me
My feeling’s plain to see
So focus
Wanna be nice and close
You see
You see, ey ey ey ey
One, two, three I’m brave enough to see
Think you know it already

Now if you turn then you can see
It’s me
You see
Can’t you see it’s me?
Looking for attention (It’s) gotta be you
Why you askin’ who you gotta come to

Stop, eyyy
Drop the question
Drop the, drop the question
Want attention
Want want attention
You give me butterflies you know
My heart has gone to paradise
Don’t wanna wake up from this dream

You got me looking for attention
You got me looking for attention
Got me confused but one thing’s for sure, I know you’re the one
Got me confused but one thing’s for sure, I know you’re the one
Got me looking for attention

I’ll run into you like serendipity
Or pass you by like it’s nothing
You’re so fine
Gotta gotta get to know ya
Come with me, I got time for ya
If you turn around then
I need ya, need ya, need ya
To look at me back
Hey, you already knew?
Look at you and my heart jumps of out of my chest
I’m looking for candy, baby (baby)
I’m feeling fluttery, breezy

Eyyy
Drop the question
Drop the, drop the question
Want attention
Want want attention
You give me butterflies you know
My heart has gone to paradise
Don’t wanna wake up from this dream

You got me looking for attention
You got me looking for attention
Got me confused but one thing’s for sure, I know you’re the one
Got me looking for attention

You got me looking for attention
You got me looking for attention
Got me confused but one thing’s for sure, I know you’re the one
Got me looking for attention

A T T E N T I on
Attention is what I want
A T T E N T I on
Attention is what I want
A T T E N T I on
Attention is what I want
A T T E N T I on
You got me looking for attention