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iYiYi (Cody Simpson) (Australia/US)
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Cody Simpson (13 years old on this video) is an Australian pop/R&B singer-songwriter from Gold Coast, Queensland. He released his debut single, "iYiYi" (which features American rapper Flo Rida) on 15 May 2010 and that is, so far, his only song.

Easy music, catchy and commercial, another prepubescent pop star, the Australian verion of Justin Bieber.

Now you can sing it Karaoke: iYiYi -karaoke.

- I'm a one-bike kind of guy
New flavour of the week?
- You don't even know, man.
- Who is it, though?
- It's ya mum. C'mon.
- Oooh! Alright.

Sh-Shorty who dat- who dat you think always missing you
I-I-I cannot get enough of kissing you
I don't cry-y-y, ok I shed a tear or two
On the grind, yeah, yeah, but girl ain't no forgetting you coz...

E-E-Every minute, every second, every hour of the day
iYiYi
Every hour of the day
iYiYi
Every time that I'm away
I-I-I'm
Missing You, Missing You

Every moment that is stolen
It can never be replaced
iYiYi
Even if it's for a day
iYiYi
I'ma text you up to say
I-I-I'm
Missing you, Missing You

Oh baby, whenever I'm gone
I'm wishing I was back home
I can feel your heart when we're apart
Girl, I'm on my way, trust every word I say
I can't wait to see your face
And when I said goodbye
I saw the tears in your eyes as you start to cry
I took your hand and promised I'll be right back
Girl I'm coming right back to see you smile

So girl, what I gotta do to make you see
I mean what I say to you
I'll send you a picture, let you know I miss ya
Girl send me a kiss. I can't wait to see ya

E-E-Every minute every second
Every hour of the day
iYiYi
Every hour of the day
iYiYi
Every time that I'm away
I-I-I'm
Missing You, Missing you

Every moment that is stolen
It can never be replaced
iYiYi
Even if it's for a day
iYiYi
I'ma text you up to say
I-I-I'm
Missing you, Missing you

Remember when we first met. I had to tell you that
I couldn't live without your love
Baby, I must confess we were the perfect match
You were a gift sent from above

When you're thinking about me, text 1-4-3
That means I love you, girl
I'll be your everything and all you need
Oh baby, let your heart take the lead

Ooh so girl, what I gotta do to make you see
I mean what I say to you
I'll send you a picture, let you know I miss ya
Girl, send me a kiss. I can't wait to see ya

E-E-Every minute, every second, every hour of the day
iYiYi
Every hour of the day
iYiYi
Every time that I'm away
I-I-I'm
Missing You, Missing you

Every moment that is stolen
It can never be replaced
iYiYi
Even if it's for a day
iYiYi
I'mma text you up to say
I-I-I'm
Missing you, Missing you

Lil-Lil-Lil mama, ain't nobody else. I need you girl
I-I-I got intentions just to please you, girl
And I try-y-y, lady, that's what you deserve
Superfly-y-y, you more precious than a pearl
I can't lie-ie-ie pictures in my living room
When I ri-i-i-ide dashboard digital
To the sky-y-y so thankful that you're in my world
Do or die-ie-ie, baby, I ain't kidding you
I don't wanna be your distant man
Tellin' me I don't do enough for plans
I really can't afford to let it hit the fan
Girl, every minute I wanna hold your hand
Ain't no limit to the words I'm saying
I don't wanna rock with a brand new band
Just you, lil mama, that's grand
I've been all over the land and...

E-E-Every minute, every second, every hour of the day
i Y i Y i
Every hour of the day
i Y i Y i
Every time that I'm away
I-I-I'm
Missing You, Missing you

Every moment that is stolen
it can never be replaced
I-I-I-I
Even if it's for a day
I-I-I-I
I'm a text you up to say
I-I-I'm
Missing you, Missing You

Oh Ohh Oh, Oh yeah ohhh
I'm-I'm-I'm missing yooouuuuuuu

143= (text message) A numerical representation of the expression 'I love you' where each of the three numbers represents the amount of letters in each of the words. Some lovers often text each other 143, especially on the mobile phone, just to remind the other person that they love them.

I'M A ONE-BIKE KIND OF GUY= I'm a person who only likes to have one bike.
This sentence sounds a bit stupid, since most people only have one bike (even rich boys like here), but this is echoing a much more usual sentence: "I'm a one-woman kind of guy", which means I'm a faithful lover and when I love a woman I never think of any other. So this sentence is preparing us to think that the song is about one true love.

NEW FLAVOUR OF THE WEEK?= A new girlfriend? (implying that he changes girlfriends frequently).

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW= She's more fantastic than you can imagine.

MAN= (coll. AmE) A cool way to address a male.
- Hi man, how you doin'?
- Not much man, how 'bout you?
- Listen man, look at this.
- Oh man, that's cool, where did you get it?


WHO IS IT, THOUGH?= This THOUGH at the end of the sentence is used in colloquial English as an equivalent to ANYWAY.

YA= (coll.) /jə/ (usually sounds /jʌ/ at the end of a sentence) A relaxed pronunciation for YOUR, for YOU'RE or for YOU (you can find it in more places here in the lyrics).

SHORTY= (coll. esp. AmE) A very cute girl (usually spelled SHAWTY in American English, because in America the R is pronounced, so SHORTY would sound different there except for many black people who don't pronounce the R).

WHO DAT YOU THINK ALWAYS MISSING YOU= A very ungrammatical sentence that probably means "who do you think is always missing you?" (a rhetorical question, it really means: "I'm always missing you"). DAT is black American English for THAT.

I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF KISSING YOU= I always want to kiss you and never get tired of that.

I SHED A TEAR OR TWO= I cry a little bit. The phrase ONE OR TWO means simply "a few" and to shed a tear is to cry.

ON THE GRIND= (coll.) working hard.

AIN'T NO FORGETTING YOU= It's impossible to forget you. The word AIN'T is colloquial English for the negative of the verb "to be" or "have" in the present. Here, AIN'T means THERE ISN'T, which makes this sentence a double negative because then he uses NO. Double negatives are common in colloquial speech but incorrect in standard English.
I ain't French = I'm not French
He ain't got no money = He hasn't got any money
Ain't you seen 'em? = Haven't you seen them?

COZ= (coll. also spelt CAUSE or CUZ in AmE)

IYIYI= /jaɪjj/ A very exotic name for a girl, only that it is not a name, it's only a strange spelling of "I-I-I-I", the repetition of the first person pronoun (I) and it's simply building up for the last sentence of the chorus: I-I-I'm missing you, missing you. That strange spelling is probably one of the most important assets of this song, it quickly catches your eye, your imagination and your curiosity, so people notice the song better, but if you look at it carefully, that invented spelling doesn't even fit the sound of it (not that it needs to either), it's got one I or Y too many. The other strange thing in the title of the song is the wrong succession of capital and small letters (iYiYi), instead of using a capital letter for the first one (Iyiyi) and which makes it look more like a pattern than like a word; that also adds to the weirdness of the title and captures your attention at once. Many people think Iyiyi is a girl's name from some exotic distant island maybe, and I wouldn't be surprised to find that some people are giving that name to their newborn baby girl even as we're talking (poor thing!). In fact, some people on the Net are already using that as a first or middle name and now you find people virtually called "Nancy Iyiyi" and things like that. Oh, well.

MISSING YOU= If you miss a person, you are not with them but you would like to be with them.

I'MA= (coll. esp. AmE) I'm going to = I'm gonna. This future form is very colloquial but now it's often heard in songs even in British English. You can also find other spellings for this: I'mma, Ima, Im'a, I'm a, I ma'.

I'MA TEXT YOU UP= I'm going to send you a text message to your mobile phone.

WHENEVER= Every time, always.

I'M WISHING I WAS BACK HOME= Notice how we use the past tense after the verb WISH:
- I wish it rained = I want it to rain (but it probably won't)
- She wishes he loved her = She wants him to love her (but it's not easy)
We use the "unreal past" because it's not a real thing, only something we wish, but it's not true. So we're not talking about the past, we're talking about something unreal. (if you have the subjunctive tense in your language you can easily understand this, because the unreal past is the equivalent to the past subjunctive in many languages like Spanish, French or Italian). The unreal past is also used in other unreal or hypothetical situations like in second type conditionals:
- If you were rich you would live in a palace (but you don't, because you are not rich).

WHEN WE'RE APART= When we are separated from each other, when we are not together.

I'M ON MY WAY= I'm coming to you.

TRUST EVERY WORD I SAY= Believe everything I say.

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR FACE= I really want to see you again, I'm so impatient.
- So tomorrow you're travelling to Egypt.
- Oh yea, I can't wait!


I'LL BE RIGHT BACK= I'll come back really soon.

GOTTA= (coll.) Have got to, must.
- I gotta go = I have to go / I've got to go / I must go.

I MEAN WHAT I SAY TO YOU= My words are true, I'm not lying.
If you mean something, you are telling the truth.

WE WERE THE PERFECT MATCH= We are perfect for each other. A match is two things that fit together, that go perfectly well together. In love, your match is your true love, the person who is perfect for you.

A GIFT= A present.

SENT FROM ABOVE= Sent from heaven, sent by God.

TEXT= This word, used as a verb, means to send a text message on the phone.

1-4-3= As we explained at the beginning, this means "I love you".

LET YOUR HEART TAKE THE LEAD= Act according to what you feel, not to what you think.

LIL MAMA= (coll. AmE) Little mama = Shorty, cutie. You say this to a girl you find very cute and sexy, a very attractive woman.

AIN'T NOBODY ELSE= There is no other person. This sentence has a double negative (see comments when we explained AIN'T above).

I GOT INTENTIONS JUST TO PLEASE YOU= I only want to please you, to do what you like.

SUPERFLY= Very very fly. The word FLY as an adjective is colloquial American English for a person who is very cool and sexy.

YOU MORE PRECIOUS THAN A PEARL= You are very valuable, you are really fantastic.

HIT THE FAN= (expression) To become publicly known.

I DON'T WANNA ROCK WITH A BRAND NEW BAND= I'm not interested in getting famous playing with a completely new band.

GRAND= Awesome, amazing, spectacular, really important.

I'VE BEEN ALL OVER THE LAND= I've travelled to many places, many countries.

Although this is Cody's first song, in the lyrics he pretends to be a famous rock star travelling the world often. He is so in love with Iyiyi that he can't live without her, so every time he travels away from her, he misses her so much and keeps texting her messages of love. That's it, nothing deeper than that. Easy music.

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