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What Does the Song ‘Rude’ Mean? [VIDEO/LYRICS]

The song “Rude” from Magic! is definitely a contender for “Song of the Summer.” It’s chill island-feel is very catchy, but what does the song actually mean? Let’s break it down.

Magic! is a Canadian Reggae-Pop band based in California. They are fronted by producer Nasri Atweh, who is best known for being one half of the songwriting and production responsible for Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” and Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment.”

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This story of a would-be groom who asks his girlfriend’s father for her hand in marriage was released as their debut single. “I had this picture in my head of a guy asking a father for his marriage blessing and getting rejected,” said Atweh. “It’s fun, soulful, easy, and you know the hook right away. That’s what we want our songs to do.”

The band did an exclusive with PopCrush and dove into the song a little more.

Check out Magic!’s exclusive acoustic performance for PopCrush!

Saturday morning jumped out of bed and put on my best suit
Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you
Knocked on your door with heart in my hand
To ask you a question
‘Cause I know that you’re an old fashioned man yeah yeah

‘Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? Say yes, say yes
‘Cause I need to know
You say I’ll never get your blessing till the day I die
Tough luck my friend but the answer is no!

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don’t you know I’m human too
Why you gotta be so rude
I’m gonna marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Yeah no matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we’ll be a family

Why you gotta be so rude

I hate to do this, you leave no choice
Can’t live without her
Love me or hate me we will be boys
Standing at that alter
Or we will run away
To another galaxy you know
You know she’s in love with me
She will go anywhere I go

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? Say yes, say yes
‘Cause I need to know
You say I’ll never get your blessing till the day I die
Tough luck my friend cause the answer’s still no!

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don’t you know I’m human too
Why you gotta be so rude
I’m gonna marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
No matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we’ll be a family

Why you gotta be so rude?

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? Say yes, say yes
‘Cause I need to know
You say I’ll never get your blessing till the day I die
Tough luck my friend but no still means no!

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don’t you know I’m human too
Why you gotta be so rude
I’m gonna marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
No matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we’ll be a family

Why you gotta be so rude?
Why you gotta be so rude?

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