Chris Brown, Under The Influence: lyrics & meaning

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Under The Influence is one of Chris Brown’s most popular songs to date. Released in 2019, the song is still viral years later, also thanks to this video made by the choreographer Nicole Kirkland. The track has sensual, fascinating lyrics and lines often quoted on social networks, like “Your body lightweight, speaks to me.” Today we will analyze the song’s meaning, and at the end of this article, we will also provide the complete lyrics.

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Chris Brown - Under The Influence (Audio)
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Under The Influence: the lyrics and their meaning

Under The Influence is a love song where the guy asks his girl to come to his place while he’s sick. The track starts with the singer saying explicitly, “F**kin’ Robitussin,” a cough syrup. Combined with the song’s title, it refers to the fact that the protagonist is sick in bed and under the influence of medicines. The syrup probably turned him dozy as he’s talking from his bed:

F**kin’ Robitussin
I don’t know why this s**t got me lazy right now, yeah
Can’t do Percocets or Molly
I’m turnin’ one, tryna live it up here right, right, right

Chris Brown needs to feel alive. That’s why he’s asking for help from his girl, who’s not there with him right now. He knows she cares about him and will give him life with her sensual presence.

Baby, you can
Ride it, ooh yeah
Bring it over to my place
And you be like
“Baby, who cares?”
But I know you care
Bring it over to my place

He’s definitely in love, and the chorus speaks clearly: with her character and body, she conquered him. Now he needs her to feel life in all its energy, in a moment where medicines reduced his perceptions.

You don’t know what you did, did to me
Your body lightweight, speaks to me
I don’t know what you did, did to me
Your body lightweight, speaks to me

That’s the simple meaning of the lyrics behind the song Under The Influence: I’m under the effects of an analgesic, and I feel lazy, numb. I need you to wake me up with your sensuality. Please come over, and let’s enjoy our physical energy together.

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The complete lyrics

F**kin’ Robitussin
I don’t know why this s**t got me lazy right now, yeah
Can’t do Percocets or Molly
I’m turnin’ one, tryna live it up here right, right, right

Baby, you can
Ride it, ooh yeah
Bring it over to my place
And you be like
“Baby, who cares?”
But I know you care
Bring it over to my place

You don’t know what you did, did to me
Your body lightweight, speaks to me
I don’t know what you did, did to me
Your body lightweight, speaks to me

I can make it hurricane on it
Hunnid bands, make it rain on it
Tie it up, put a chain on it
Make you tattoo my name on it, oh
Make you cry like a baby, yeah
Let’s Go Pro and make a video, yeah
Make you cry like a baby, yeah
Let’s Go Pro and make a video
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah

Baby, you can
Ride it, ooh yeah
Bring it over to my place
And you be like
“Baby, who cares?”
But I know you care
Bring it over to my place

You don’t know what you did, did to me
Your body lightweight, speaks to me
I don’t know what you did, did to me
Your body lightweight, speaks to me

Baby, you can
Ride it, ooh yeah
And you be like
“Baby, who cares?”
But I know you care