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  • This Aaron Eshuis, Neil Mason and Ryan Hurd penned lighthearted track finds Gary LeVox singing of a girl trying to make her boyfriend jealous. "It's a fun little revenge tune that's awesome and I think the girls are going to love that one," keyboardist Jay DeMarcus told Radio.com. "We didn't write the song, we found the song, or it found us. It's revenge driven in a funny way. What he's saying is basically, 'Let's dance together at this club tonight. We'll take some pictures and put them out on the Internet and he'll see it and it'll piss him off and he'll wonder.'"

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