Add Me In

Songfacts®:

  • This Danja-produced track has Brown drawing on mathematics metaphors to attract the interest of a girl:

    Substitution, add me in
    Multiply my love
    Is that too much?
    Substitution
    What's the problem, girl?
    Add me in
  • The mathematics-as-a-metaphor-for-love lyrical trick is not a new one, It was famously utilised by Sam Cooke in his 1960 hit "Wonderful World."

    Don't know much trigonometry.
    Don't know much about algebra,
    Don't know what a slide rule is for.
    But I do know that one and one is two,
    And if this one could be with you,
    What a wonderful world this would be
  • The song was produced by Nate "Danja" Hills, who previously collaborated with Brown on "Till I Die" from his Fortune album. Breezy described the tune to MTV News as being "old-school with a new-age feel."

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