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Dua Lipa - Houdini


Dua Lipa - Houdini - About the song


Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was a Hungarian-American magician and stunt performer. He wowed crowds by wriggling out of chains and straitjackets, even pulling off daring underwater escapes against the clock.


Taking a page from Houdini's playbook, Dua Lipa likens her knack for slipping out of relationships to his masterful escapes. With a sassy challenge, she confronts her beau, demanding to know if he's got what it takes to keep her around. Dua Lipa warns him that if he doesn't measure up, she'll vanish faster than Houdini himself.


Lipa said the song is about "the most light and freeing parts of my singledom." She added it is "very tongue in cheek, exploring the idea of whether someone is really worth my while or if I'll ghost them in the end."


"The lyrics are a bit cheeky, but there is a real underlying message of understanding yourself deeply and having no guilt about knowing your self-worth," Lipa continued. "Sometimes you just have to pull a Houdini and leave a situation that's no longer serving you."


Lyrics



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I come and I go


Tell me all the ways you need me


I'm not here for long


Catch me or I go Houdini


I come and I go


Prove you got the right to please me


Everybody knows


Catch me or I go Houdini



Time is passin' like a solar eclipse


See you watchin' and you blow me a kiss


It's your moment, baby, don't let it slip


Come in closer, are you readin' my lips?



They say I come and I go


Tell me all the ways you need me


I'm not here for long


Catch me or I go Houdini


I come and I go


Prove you got the right to please me


Everybody knows


Catch me or I go Houdini



If you're good enough, you'll find a way


Maybe you could cause a girl to change her ways


Do you think about it night and day?


Maybe you could be the one to make me stay



Everything you say is soundin' so sweet (Ah-ah)


But do you practice everything that you preach? (Ah-ah)


I need something that'll make me believe (Ah-ah)


If you got it, baby, give it to me



They say I come and I go


Tell me all the ways you need me


I'm not here for long


Catch me or I go Houdini


I come and I go (I come and I go)


Prove you got the right to please me


Everybody knows (I'm not here for long)


Catch me or I go Houdini



If you're good enough, you'll find a way


Maybe you could cause a girl to change her ways


Do you think about it night and day?


Maybe you could be the one to make me stay



Oh-oh


Ooh



I come and I go


Tell me all the ways you need me (Ooh)


I'm not here for long


Catch me or I go Houdini


I come and I go (I come and I go)


Prove you got the right to please me


Everybody knows (I'm not here for long)


Catch me or I go Houdini



Houdini


Catch me or I go Houdini



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