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Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

Chromeo is a Canadian electrofunk duo formed in 2004 in Montreal. The men of Chromeo have just released Business Casual, which is their third full-length album and a testament to the growth and further sophistication the band has undergone over the many years they’ve been collaborating. After their sophomore release, Fancy Footwork, pushed them into the stratosphere of party-rocking, club-banging, and heart-thrilling electrofunk, we might consider Business Casual their postgraduate work. Where does a group go after mastering their craft? Do they rest on their laurels? Do they retreat into self-parody? Neighbor, please. Chromeo, in 2010, have pushed forward into yet newer levels of song craft and body moving music that is respectfully indebted to its noble inspirations while still being fully contemporary. Are there lush string arrangements on “Don’t Walk Away”? Do we have Moroder-esque analog synth layers draped all over “Don’t Turn The Lights On”? Is there a fully authentic French ballad (don’t forget, Dave and P are of the Québécois persuasion and will never abandon those roots) in “J’ai Claqué la porte”? Well yes, actually, to all of the above. Lyrically, Dave continues to mine the rich vein of affairs of the heart. Is there really any other topic that Chromeo needs to cover? Arrogant ladies, dancefloor seduction, boudoir skills, love gone wrong, and knights in shining armor… Chromeo does all this and more with their trademark Franco-insouciance-that-borders-on-coolness and their always sexy worldliness (pause). In these uncertain times of financial upheaval and musical mediocrity, Chromeo’s Business Casual is a testament to the fact that inspirational funk shall always prevail. Vive le Chromeo!

Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) [Official Video]

Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) Lyrics:
I got strung up from our loving
I wish you cared to see
But she only cares when she’s got the time
And I fret so much about our loving
I wish she let me be
But our destiny got us intertwined
[Pre-Chorus]
And is it really my fault
I get a shiver when I see you with those other guys
Wearing the jacket I bought
I can’t help but lose my temper and I don’t know why.
[Chorus]
I get jealous, but I’m too cool to admit it
When the fellas, talk to my girl I ain’t with it
I get jealous, but I’m too cool to admit it
When the fellas, talk to my girl I ain’t with it
I ain’t with it, I ain’t with it, I ain’t with it
I ain’t with it, I ain’t with it, I ain’t with it
I ain’t with it, I ain’t with it, I ain’t with it
I ain’t with it, I ain’t with it, I ain’t with it

[Bridge]
What is she thinking, too much uncertainty
Why can’t she give some sort of sign
You know and I know, a thing about loyalty
[Pre-Chorus & Chorus]
[Verse 2]
I get strung up from her loving
I wish she cared to see
But she only cares when she so inclined
And I fret so much about her loving
I wish she’d let me be
But her destiny got us so intertwined
Back in 2011, I decided
To not let this play with my mind
But when the boys from out of town
They come back around
I feel like committing a crime, yeah
[Chorus]
Chromeo - Jealous (I Ain't With It)

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