Hey Ya

Album: The Love Below (2003)
Charted: 3 1
  • One, two, three!
    My baby don't mess around
    Because she loves me so
    And this I know fo sho!

    But does she really wanna
    But can't stand to see me walk out the door
    Don't try to fight the feeling
    Because the thought alone is killin' me right now
    Thank God for Mom and Dad
    For sticking to together
    'Cause we don't know how

    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!

    You think you've got it
    Oh, you think you've go it
    But "got it" just don't get it
    Till' there's nothing at all
    We've been together
    Oh, we've been together
    But separate's always better
    When there's feelings involved
    If what they say is "Nothing is forever"
    Then what makes, then what makes, then what makes
    then what makes, then what makes
    Love the exception?
    So why you, why you
    why you, why you, why you, why
    are we so in denial
    When we know we're not happy here?

    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance (oh oh)
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Don't want to meet your daddy (oh ohh)
    just want you in my caddy (oh oh)
    Hey ya! (oh, oh!) Hey ya! (oh, oh!)
    Don't want to meet your momma
    just want to make you cum-a (oh, oh!)
    I'm (oh, oh) I'm (oh, oh) I'm just being honest! (oh, oh)
    I'm just being honest! (oh, oh)

    Hey! alright now! alright now, fellas!
    Yea?
    Now, what cooler than being cool?
    Ice cold!
    I can't hear ya! I say what's, what's cooler than being cool?
    Ice cold!
    Alright alright alright alright alright
    alright alright alright alright alright
    alright alright alright alright alright
    Okay, now ladies!
    Yea?
    Now we gonna break this thang down for just a few seconds,
    Now don't have me break this thang down for nothin',
    I want to see you on your badest behavior!
    Lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor!
    Ah! Here we go now,

    Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it,
    Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it,
    Shake it like a Polaroid picture! Hey ya!
    Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it,
    Shake it, shake it, shake it, suga!
    Shake it like a Polaroid picture!

    Now all the Beyonce's, and Lucy Liu's, and baby dolls,
    Get on tha floor get on tha floor!
    Shake it like a Polaroid picture!
    Oh, you! oh, you!

    Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it,
    Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it,
    Shake it like a Polaroid picture! Hey ya!

    Hey ya!(oh, oh) Hey ya!(oh, oh)
    Hey ya!(oh, oh) Hey ya!(oh, oh)
    Hey ya!(oh, oh) Hey ya!(oh, oh) Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 27

  • Piston Broke from Dear Green PlaceThis song isn't in 11/4 time - there's a bar of 2/4 after every 3rd bar. Burt Baccarach does stuff like that all the time. If you want to check on odd times, tap your hands or feet in time with the music left-right,left-right. If it's an odd time you'll see and feel the one changing.
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis is such an amazing song! There's so much going on in this song! It's awesome...Love this song so much, me and my friends sing it on a daily basis!!!
  • Jeff from Kingston, TnIf you want to hear a great version of this song check out Matt Weddle's version. It is all about a relationship. great lyrics
  • Travis from Dallas, Tx"The idea of one man who is all the players in the band in a clip was taken from "Coming Up" - a McCartney's hit single. In the clip all the players are Paul McCartney, except two of them, who are Linda, his wife." -yoske

    If you want to get really technical the first person to do anything like that would be Buster Keaton in his film Playhouse. Everything under the sun has been done, McCartney was not the first.
  • Justin from Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaThere is a fantastic acoustic version by a guy named Mat Weddel, you can find it on youtube and it is completely different and i think a lot better at expressing the original intent of the lyrics.
  • Ashfree from Fachigo Fake, Canadalol this makes me laugh everytime I hear it... Cause I once heard some say "PARALYZE!" but actually it's supposed to be "Caroline"... but you know... Still koo
  • John from Uppsala, Sweden"What is with the green coffin in the middle of the band? What does it represent?"
    I saw Andre 3000 talk about this in a Swedish talk show he was in a couple of years ago. He said that it represented the death of hip hop. He thinks the whole culture is dying. I don't know why he thinks that.
  • Mike from Bristol, TnSince when does ANdre 3000 have a doctorate in music? Any documentation on that?
  • Chris from Lodz, PolandThere is an excellent cover of this song. Listen to the band "BossHoss". They play it in a country style and you can see video free on net.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesI love the synth hooks in this song. Who cares if they copied a measly Nirvana vdeo? Outkast are criminally underrated, while Nirvana are one of the most overrated bands in history
  • Andy from Arlington, Va"What is with the green coffin in the middle of the band? What does it represent?" - I think it's a play on the album title, The Love Below, as in below ground.
  • Evan from Flower Mound, Txthis was the most recent song contained on the rolling stone 500 list of greatest songs. It ranked around 175, above such classics as free bird and many others. It makes me mad to see this.
  • Yoske from Jerusalem, IsraelThe idea of one man who is all the players in the band in a clip was taken from "Coming Up" - a McCartney's hit single. In the clip all the players are Paul McCartney, except two of them, who are Linda, his wife.
  • Randall from Dallas, TxAt the grammy awards show, they announced just before the music started, "And now, for the 4,000th time..." And to the stange time signature, what would you expect from a doctor. That's right. Andre has a doctorate in music. Suprise surprise.
  • Craig from Madison, Wi"Hey Ya" is in 11/4 time, a ludicrously obscure and strange time signature. I think it's part of what gives the song its hurky-jurky sound.
  • Teri from Newcastle, Englandthis song is mad! 1 of da best feel good songs ive heard in my short few years on this earth.
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiai too love this song

    who is the girl in the pigtails ,, they carry her off during the song....for i am in love with her
  • Matt from Millbrae, CaA lot of bands have done that "live show" video concept, it's just that Nirvana and Outkast have done it the best. Nirvana's is different because they go wild in those wedding dresses which was hella funny.
  • Adrian from Merthyr Tydfil, Alquality song - spend many a weekend dancing like idiots 2 this. Andre 3000 rocks!
  • John from Atlanta, GaProbably the best pop record of 2003 and the fun video only enhances it.
  • Pavitra from Cape Town, South Africathis is one of those songs that just make you wanna move - i love it!!
  • Alatriel from Lothlorien, Otherit is alot like in bloom but in "in bloom" it's more traditional and funnier. "hey ya" is just cool.
  • Curtis from Colorado Springs, CoExactly Sean!!! That's waht I said. I was talking about how Outkast ripped off Nirvana for their on video. I'm not entirely sure but if they did, they're really messed up. But great song and they better not have ripped off Nirvana.
  • Dustin from Tampa, FlThis was a great song...until MTV/VH1/BET got ahold of the video and played it 14,000 consecutive times. When will people realize that some songs get old if you hear it every 30 seconds.
  • Lester from Minneapolis, MnWhat is with the green coffin in the middle of the band? What does it represent?
  • Alischa from Lewistown, PaIt's a great song to get your grove on, I love those guys. The video rocks. My 3 year old, actually sings the song!! He memorizes the "hey Ya" part it's so cute!!
  • Sean from Sydney, AustraliaThe video clip to this song is alot like In Bloom by nirvana
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