John Doe

Album: Underground Luxury (2013)
Charted: 69
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Songfacts®:

  • The fifth single from Underground Luxury finds B.o.B musing on the problem of addiction, particularity alcohol abuse, in our society.
  • The song features the vocals of Priscilla Renea. The singer-songwriter released her first studio album Jukebox in late 2009. As a songwriter, she has contributed to hit singles for Chris Brown ("Don't Wake Me Up"), Rihanna ("California King Bed"), Pitbull ("Timber") and Cheryl Cole ("Promise This").
  • John Doe (or Jane Doe) is the generic name given to unidentified bodies, or a person whose true identity must be withheld in a legal action, case, or discussion. Renea is saying on the hook that the man that she had originally met is not the one she is with now because of his alcoholism, which is why she is giving him the name John Doe.

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