Over the past couple of months, Lizzo gave us a tease of her new album, Cuz I Love You. In January, she squeezed up “Juice,” a certified bop oozing with self-confidence that has everyone feeling themselves. Then, last month, her collaboration with Missy Elliot for “Tempo” had everyone on their feet. Finally, as of April 19, the entire album is here.
Like much of the Shawn Mendes-approved, flute-playing musician’s older music, Cuz I Love You radiates good vibes. Lizzo also treats us to more somber tracks on her new album, showing off what a multifaceted artist she is. There’s no doubt that as fans listen to the fresh collection of songs, they’ll feel pumped up by Lizzo’s body-positive anthems. And there are plenty of lyrics that have us saying “me AF.” Check out some of the most relatable lyrics from Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You, below:
“Cuz I Love You”
“Never been in love before / What the f*ck are fucking feelings, yo?” It’s really unfair for my own emotions to play me when I’ve fallen for someone.
“Like a Girl”
“Only exes that I care about are in my f*cking chromosomes.” A truly admirable way to look back on ex-partners, all the while giving us a little biology-class refresher.
“Woke up feelin' like I just might run for president. Even if there ain't no precedent, switchin' up the messaging. I'm about to add a little estrogen.” WOMEN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020 AND FOREVER.
“Uh, put me on a pedestal, bet on me, bet I will.” You’ve always got to lift yourself up first.
“Lauryn Hill told me everything is everything (We can do it) / Serena Willy showed me I can win the Wimbledon (We can do it).” An ode to the legends that taught us that girls run the world.
“Somebody come get this man / I think he got lost in my DMs, what? My DMs, what?” Who dares try to slide into my DMs?
“No, I'm not a snack at all / Look, baby, I'm the whole damn meal (Ooh, baby).” I’m the No. 4 with a side of large tater tots, BBQ sauce, and a sweet tea.
“I get flowers every Sunday / I'ma marry me one day.” Who needs a man when you can commit yourself fully to yourself? And yes, I would definitely throw a wedding just to marry myself in front of all my loved ones.
“I'm sorry, 2 a.m. photos with smileys and hearts / Ain't the way to my juicy parts.” A late-night “u up” won’t work on me anymore. I’ll be catching up on Zs instead of getting caught up on any guy.
“Who told you that you stood a chance with this royalty? / You're so sweet, bless your heart / Can't let a pretty face distract me from business." Vote Lizzo as power-poet laureate for working hard and taking no prisoners in 2019.
“I swore you'd never see this side / But it's so hard to say goodbye / I don't need to apologize / Us big girls gotta cry." Everyone breaks down now and then, and thank God Lizzo is here to remind us that it's totally OK.
“Twerk skills up on legendary.” BRB, going to go rewatch Lizzo’s Coachella performance with Janelle Monáe where they had a twerk off.
“Exactly How I Feel”
“Don't hide no emotions (Emotions) / Wear 'em on my sleeve (On my sleeve).” Why bottle them up when I can let the world know exactly how I feel?
“Heaven Help Me”
“If love ain't dead, I'ma kill it 'cause it's killin' me / Got me, it's the only thing I'll ever need.” Talk about the ultimate kiss-off single person’s anthem.
“So I lounge around in my lingerie.” Friday night? Lounging around in my lingerie. Monday night? Also lounging around my lingerie. An evergreen mood.