“I Know What Boy Like”

I know what boys like 
I know what guys want 
I know what boys like 
I’ve got what boys like 
I know what boys like 
I know what guys want 
I see them looking 
I make them want me 
I like to tease them 
They want to touch me 
I never let them 
I know what boys like 
I know what guys want 
I know what boys like, boys 
like, boys like me 
But you, you’re special 
I might let you 
You’re so much different 
I might let you 
Mmmmm would you like that 
I might let you 
I know what boys like 
I know what guys want 
I liow what boys like 
I know what’s on their minds 
I what what boya like 
I know what guys want 
They talk about me
I got my cat moves 
That so upset them 
Zippers and buttons 
Fun to frustrate them 
They get so angry 
Like pouty children 
Denied their candy 
I laugh right at them 
I know what buys like 
I know what guys want 
I know what boys like, 
boys like, boys like me 
Na, na, nya, nya, nya, nya………….. 
I feel sad now 
I will let you 
Sorry I teased you 
I will let you 
This time I mean it 
I wil1 let you 
Anything you want 
You can trust me 
I really want to 
You can trust me 
How would you like it 
You can trust me 
Sucker. Hmmmmm…. 
I know what boys like 
I know what guys want 
I know what boys like, boys 
like, boys like me 
Gny, nya, gna nyah nya…………..

The background information on the song “I Know What Boys Like” included that it was written by guitarist Chris Butler in 1978 while still a member of the rock ban Tin Huey. The song was done by the group “The Waitress.” The song was released in 1980, but wasn’t club successful and did not appear on any charts. “I Know What Boys Like” was released as a single from the album in 1982. VH1 named the song as 82nd greatest one-hit wonder of all time in 2002. It was also named 34th greatest one-hit wonder if the 1980s in 2009. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart it is 62nd.

I got a lot of different vibes from the song “I Know What Boys Like.” There are a few verses that prompt a theme. The theme that I came up with was power vs. manipulation. Don’t get me wrong, it was a pretty up-beat song, but it had quite a few hidden agendas in between each word or line sung. The verse that said “They talk about me, I got my cat moves, that so upset them, zippers and buttons, fun to frustrate them, they get so angry, like pouty children, denied their candy, I laugh right at them” spoke volume. I seen that verse as though women are only good for the treasure they carry. However, the woman’s “treasure” can be seductive and women can use it as a power tool. I believe that every woman is capable of using the tool at their disposal to make things go their way. The greatest weapon is the body of a woman especially with men who has a history of lack of self-control. Women are able to succeed in this so well because women know the desire for sex. Men may not care about anything else, even if it’s absurd because they are focused on one thing only and women know that! Manipulation have ways of breaking down even a “strong” man. Women have more power than what is give credit for.

The song goes on to show how easy it is to “sucker” a man in. “I feel sad now, I will let you, sorry I teased you, I will let you, this time I mean it, anything you want, you can trust me, how would you like it, you can trust me. Sucker.” The verse is a certainly manipulative. Normally, most people only value something when they are about to lose it. Men are natural born hunters and fighters. Men are up for a challenge. So with the verse it presented itself as wanting to go along with the plans of hooking up by bringing the male in to only mingle with the heart again. This song certainly plays on emotion. Women knows when and how to signal to men that it was nothing but just “fronting.” Women knows how to apologize without meaning it and how to use strategies of giving up to her advantage which will make the man feel powerful but this will even make it easier for her to get him to acquiesce to her demands!

I’m sure it have been learned to fear a manipulative woman.

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