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Paint The Town Red
Song

Paint The Town Red

Doja Cat
Album:
Scarlet

Song Meaning and Background of Paint The Town Red by Doja Cat


The rapper disputes her supporters on social media, dismisses her detractors, and declares her own identity in the lyrics. Sampling the Dionne Warwick hit "Walk On By".


When the song was first released, some people read the lyrics as a reference to her past actions on social media, such as her criticism of a moniker that a sizable portion of her fan base used and the disagreements she had with some of them in the weeks before the release.


In 19 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, had "Paint the Town Red" at the top of their charts.


Lyrics of Paint The Town Red by Doja Cat


Walk on by

Walk on by

Walk on by

Walk on by

 

Yeah, bitch, I said what I said

I'd rather be famous instead

I let all that get to my head

I don't care, I paint the town red

Bitch, I said what I said

I'd rather be famous instead

I let all that get to my head

I don't care, I paint the town red

 

Mm, she the devil

She a bad lil' bitch, she a rebel

She put her foot to the pedal

It'll take a whole lot for me to settle

Mm, she the devil

She a bad lil' bitch, she a rebel

She put her foot to the pedal

It'll take a whole lot for me to settle

 

Yeah, yeah

Said, my happiness is all of your misery

I put good dick all in my kidneys

This Margiel' don't come with no jealousy

My illness don't come with no remedy

I am so much fun without Hennessy

They just want my love and my energy

You can't talk no shit without penalties

Bitch, I'm in your shit if you send for me

I'm goin' to glow up one more time

Trust me, I have magical foresight

You gon' see me sleepin' in courtside

You gon' see me eatin' ten more times

Ugh, you can't take that bitch nowhere

Ugh, I look better with no hair

Ugh, ain't no sign, I can smoke here

Ugh, give me the chance and I'll go there (Yeah, yeah)

 

Yeah, bitch, I said what I said

I'd rather be famous instead

I let all that get to my head

I don't care, I paint the town red

Bitch, I said what I said

I'd rather be famous instead

I let all that get to my head

I don't care, I paint the town red

 

Mm, she the devil

She a bad lil' bitch, she a rebel

She put her foot to the pedal

It'll take a whole lot for me to settle

Mm, she the devil

She a bad lil' bitch, she a rebel

She put her foot to the pedal

It'll take a whole lot for me to settle

 

Yeah, yeah

Said pop make money, now you try, bitch

You could use a revamp with a new vibe, sis

I don't need a big feature or a new sidekick

I don't need a new fan 'cause my boo like it

I don't need to wear a wig to make you like it

I'm a two-time bitch, you ain't knew I'd win?

Throw a shot, like you tryna have a food fight, then

All my opps waitin' for me to be you, I bet

Said, I got drive, I don't need a car

Money really all that we fiendin' for

I'm doin' things they ain't seen before

Fans ain't dumb but extremists are

I'm a demon, Lord

Fall off what? I ain't seen the horse

Called your bluff, better cite the source

Fame ain't somethin' that I need no more

 

'Cause, bitch, I said what I said

I'd rather be famous instead

I let all that get to my head

I don't care, I paint the town red

Bitch, I said what I said

I'd rather be famous instead

I let all that get to my head

I don't care, I paint the town red

 

Mm, she the devil

She a bad lil' bitch, she a rebel

She put her foot to the pedal

It'll take a whole lot for me to settle

Mm, she the devil

She a bad lil' bitch, she a rebel

She put her foot to the pedal

It'll take a whole lot for me to settle

 

Walk on by

Walk on by

Walk on by

Walk on by

Release Date

2023

Songwriter/s

Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Isaac Earl Bynum, Jean-Baptiste Kouame, Karl Rubin, Ryan Buendia, Amala Zandile Dlamini

Producer/s

Earl on the Beat, RubinJean-Baptiste, DJ Replay

Label/s

Kemosabe, RCA

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