Album:  Hard Candy
Artist: Madonna
Year:   2008

Hard Candy

Lyrics provided courtesy of Ken Zalewski
E-mail comments or corrections to: madonnalyrics AT gmail.com


Songs on this album:

  1. Candy Shop
  2. 4 Minutes
  3. Give It 2 Me
  4. Heartbeat
  5. Miles Away
  6. She's Not Me
  7. Incredible
  8. Beat Goes On
  9. Dance 2Night
  10. Spanish Lesson
  11. Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
  12. Voices
  13. Ring My Bell [bonus track]

Candy Shop

written by P. Williams, Madonna
Track 1, Time: 4:16
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Say which flavor you like and I'll have it for you
Come on into my store, I've got candy galore
Don't pretend you're not hungry, I've seen it before
I've got turkish delight, baby, and so much more

Bridge:

Get up out of your seat [Your seat]
Come on up to the dance floor
I've got something so sweet [So sweet]
Come on up to the front door
I need plenty of heat [Heat]
Form a special confection
Just start moving your feet [Your feet]
Move on over to me

Chorus:

I'll be your one stop [One stop]
Candy shop [Candy shop]
Everything [Everything]
That I got [That I got]
I'll be your one stop [One stop]
Candy store [Candy store]
Lollipop [Lollipop]
Have some more [Have some more]

All day suckers are not what we sell in the store
Chocolate kisses so good, you'll be beggin' for more
Don't pretend you're not hungry, there's plenty to eat
Come on into my store 'cause my sugar is sweet

(bridge)
(chorus)

Intermediate:

Stick, stick, stick [Dance, dance]
Sticky and sweet
My sugar is raw
Sticky and sweet
My sugar is raw
Sticky and sweet
My sugar is raw
Sticky and sweet
My sugar is raw
Stick [Dance, dance]
Sticky and sweet
My sugar is raw
Sticky and sweet
My sugar is raw
Sticky and sweet
My sugar is raw
Sticky and sweet
My sugar is raw
Sticky and sweet [Dance, dance]

Say which flavor you like and I'll have it for you
Come on into my store, I've got candy galore
Don't pretend you're not hungry, I've seen it before
I've got turkish delight, baby, and so much more

(bridge)
(chorus)
(intermediate)

(Spoken:)
Yo
Peace to the gummy little kid
That be dancin' on the corner in the UK
And the USA
Hah
France I see you
Japan
All around the world
You know who it is
Yes sir
It's the M-A-D-O-N-N-A
Hah
You ready
Let's go
Aye



4 Minutes

written by Madonna, T. Mosley, J. Timberlake, N. Hills
Track 2, Time: 4:04
-------------------------
(Timbaland:)
I'm outta time and all I got is 4 minutes
[Freaky freaky]
4 minutes, Eh
(repeat 7 times)

Come on, ah
Yeah, hah
Breakdown, come on

(Justin:)
Hey, uh
Come on
Madonna

(Madonna:)
Come on boy
I've been waiting for somebody to pick up my stroll
Uh

(Justin:)
Well, don't waste time
Give me the sign
Tell me how you wanna roll
Mmm

(Madonna:)
I want somebody to speed it up for me
Then take it down slow
There's enough room for both

(Justin:)
Well, I can handle that
You just gotta show me where it's at
Are you ready to go
Are you ready to go

Bridge:

(Madonna and Justin:)
If you want it
You already got it
If you thought it
It better be what you want
If you feel it
It must real just
Say the word and I will give you what you want

Chorus:

(Madonna:) Time is waiting
(Justin:) We only got 4 minutes to save the world
(Madonna:) No hesitating
(Madonna:) Grab a boy
(Justin:) Then grab a girl
(Madonna:) Time is waiting
(Justin:) We only got 4 minutes to save the world
(Madonna:) No hesitating
(Justin:) We only got 4 minutes, huh, 4 minutes

Intermediate:

(Justin:)
So keep it up, keep it up
Don't be a pri-[hey]-madonna
(Madonna and Justin:) You gotta get 'em a hop
(Madonna:) Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
(Justin:)
That's right
Keep it up, keep it up
Don't be a pri-[hey]-madonna
(Madonna and Justin:) You gotta get 'em a hop
(Madonna:) Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

(Madonna:)
Sometimes I think what I need is a you intervention, yeah

(Justin:)
And you know I can tell that you like it
And that it's good
By the way that you move
Oh, hey

(Madonna:)
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, yeah

(Justin:)
But if I die tonight, at least I can say I did what I wanted to do
Tell me how 'bout you

(bridge)
(chorus)
(intermediate)

(Timbaland:) Breakdown, yeah
(Madonna:) Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
(Timbaland:) Yeah, uh
(Madonna:) Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
(Timbaland:) I only got 4 minutes to save the world



Give It 2 Me

written by P. Williams, Madonna
Track 3, Time: 4:48
-------------------------
What are you waiting for
Nobody's gonna show you how
Why wait for someone else to do what you can do right now

Got no boundaries and no limits
If there's excitement put me in it
If it's against the law, arrest me
If you can handle it, undress me

Bridge:

Don't stop me now
Don't need to catch my breath
I can go on and on and on
When the lights go down
And there's no one left
I can go on and on and on

Chorus:

Give it to me, yeah
No one's gonna show me how
Give it to me, yeah
No one's gonna stop me now

They say that a good thing never lasts
And then it has to fall
Those are the people that did not amount to much at all

Give me the baseline, and I'll shake it
Give me a record and I'll break it
There's no beginning and no ending
Give me a chance to go and I'll take it

(bridge)
(chorus)

Watch this

Get stupid, get stupid
Get stupid, don't stop it [What]
Get stupid, get stupid
Get stupid, don't stop it [What]
Get stupid, get stupid
Get stupid, don't stop it [What]
Get stupid, get stupid
Get stupid, don't stop it
Get stupid [To the left], get stupid [To the right]
Get stupid [To the left], don't stop it [To the right]
Get stupid [To the left], get stupid [To the right]
Get stupid [To the left], don't stop it [To the right]
Get stupid [To left left], get stupid [Right right]
Get stupid [Left left], don't stop it [Right right]
Get stupid, stupid [Left left], stupid, stupid [Right right]
Stupid, stupid [Left left], stupid, stupid [Right right]

(bridge)
(chorus)

You're only here to win
Get what they say
You're only here to win
Get what they do
They'd do it too
If they were you
You've done it all before
This ain't nothing new
(repeat)

(chorus, repeat)

Give it to me



Heartbeat

written by P. Williams, Madonna
Track 4, Time: 4:04
-------------------------
On any given night
Catch me on the floor
Working up a sweat
That's what music's for
I'd rather not explain
For me it's just usual

[You can catch me poppin' out]
Once I get going [Droppin' out] I am gone
[Ain't no stopping now]
[Are you watching out]
[You can catch me poppin' like]
I'll keep it going [Droppin' like] all night long
[Ain't no stopping now]
[Are you watching out]

Chorus:

You know I feel it in my heartbeat
It may feel old to you but to me it feels new
You know I feel it in my heartbeat
Don't you know, can't you see
When I dance I feel free
Which makes me feel like the only one
[The only one]
That the light shines on

Hey

This complicated life
I try to do my best
I always tell myself
It's all just a test
For me it's an escape
'Cause dancin makes you feel beautiful

[And I can't pretend]
Once I am moving [It should never end] I'm all right
[Let the music play]
[Are you watching out]
[You can catch me poppin' out]
I'll keep on dancing [It should never end] through the night
[Let the music play]
['Cause I'm here to stay]

(chorus)

Hey

See my booty get down like
See my booty get down like
See my booty get down like
See my booty get down like

Get down
Get down

See my booty get down like

You probably think I'm crazy
I don't want you to save me
Don't mean to disappoint you
I've never felt so free
If you could stand in my shoes
Then you would feel my heartbeat too

[You can catch me poppin' out]
Once I am moving [Droppin' out] I'm alright
[Ain't no stopping now]
[Are you watching out]
[You can catch me poppin' out]
I can keep on going [Droppin' out] through the night
[Ain't no stopping now]
[Are you watching out]

Chorus2:

You know I feel it in my heartbeat
It may feel old to you but to me it feels new
You know I feel it in my heartbeat
Don't you know, can't you see
When I dance I feel free
Which makes me feel it in my heartbeat
It may feel old to you but to me it feels new
You know I feel it in my heartbeat
Don't you know, can't you see
When I dance I feel free
Which makes me feel like the only one
[The only one]
That the light shines on

Girl
M-Dolla
M-Dolla



Miles Away

written by Madonna, T. Mosley, J. Timberlake, N. Hills
Track 5, Time: 4:49
-------------------------
I just woke up from a fuzzy dream
You never would believe the things that I have seen
I looked in the mirror and I saw your face
You looked right through me, you were miles away

All my dreams, they fade away
I'll never be the same
If you could see me the way you see yourself
I can't pretend to be someone else

Chorus:

You always love me more, miles away
I hear it in your voice, when you're miles away
You're not afraid to tell me, miles away
I guess we're at our best when we're miles away

So far away
(repeat 7 times)

When no one's around and I have you here
I begin to see the picture, it becomes so clear
You always have the biggest heart
When we're six thousand miles apart

Too much of no sound
Uncomfortable silence can be so loud
Those three words are never enough
When it's long distance love

(chorus)

So far away
(repeat 7 times)

I'm all right
Don't be sorry, but it's true
When I'm gone
You'll realize
That I'm the best thing that happened to you

(chorus, repeat)

So far away
(repeat 20 times)



She's Not Me

written by P. Williams, Madonna
Track 6, Time: 6:05
-------------------------
I should have seen the signs way back then
When she told me that you were her best friend
And now she's rollin' rollin' rollin'
And you were stolen stolen stolen

She started dressing like me and talking like me
It freaked me out
She started calling you up in the middle of the night
What's that about

I just want to be there when you discover
You wake up in the morning next to your new lover
She might cook you breakfast and love you in the shower
The flavor of the moment, 'cause she don't have what's ours

Chorus:

She's not me
She doesn't have my name
She'll never have what I have
It won't be the same
It won't be the same

I should have seen the sign when you were here
Under a different light it's all so clear
She was stealin' stealin' stealin'
And now you're feelin' feelin' feelin'

She started dying her hair and wearing the same
Perfume as me
She started reading my books and stealin' my looks
And lingerie

I just want to be there when you discover
You wake up in the morning next to your new lover
She might make you breakfast and love you in the shower
The thrill is momentary, 'cause she don't have what's ours

(chorus)

She is licking her lips
And she's batting her eyes
She's not me
She's got legs up to there
And such beautiful hair
She's not me
Oh devoted for life
Make a beautiful wife
She's not me
If you spend some more time
I guarantee you will find
She's not me

I know I can do it better

If someone wants to pimp your style
And hang with you a little while
And make up all the things you like
You're gonna have to watch

(chorus)

Never let you forget
She's not me
She's not me
And she never will be
(repeat)

Gotta find your way to show your feelings
I guess it was some bullshit saying you love me, love me
Guess my expectation hit the ceiling
When you come back it could cost us trust, trust me

She's not me
She's not me
She's not me
And she never will be
(repeat)

She never will be

Never will be
(repeat 10 times)

She's not me
And she never will be

Never will be
(repeat twice)

She's not me
Never will be
Never will be

She's not me
And she never will be
She never will be



Incredible

written by P. Williams, Madonna
Track 7, Time: 6:20
-------------------------
Chorus:

Just one of those things
When everything goes incredible
And all is beautiful
Can't get my head around it
I need to think about it
Can't get my head around it
I need to think about it
And all of those things that used to get you down
Now have no effect at all
'Cause life is beautiful
Can't get my head around it
I need to think about it
Can't get my head around it
I need to think about it

Remembering the very first time
You caught that someone special's eye
And all of your care dropped
And all of the world just stopped
I hope

I want to go back to then
Gotta figure out how, gotta remember when
I felt it
It thrilled me
I want it to fill me

(chorus)

You don't know what you got til it's gone
And everything in life just goes on
Feels like nobody's listening
But something is missing
I hope

I want to go back to then
Gotta figure out how, gotta remember when
I felt it
It thrilled me
I want it to fill me

(chorus)

I remember when
You were the one, you were my friend
You gave me life, you were the sun
You taught me things, I didn't run
I fell to my knees, I didn't know why
I started to breathe, I wanted to cry
I need a reminder so I can relate
I need to go back there before it's too late

It's time to get your hands up
It's time to get your body moving
(repeat 3 times)

(chorus)

Incredible
Let's finish what we started
Incredible
You're welcome to my party

I don't want this to end
I am missing my best friend
It was incredible
There is no reason

Sex with you is incredible [hey girl]
Let's finish what we started
[Let's finish what we started girl]
Incredible [hey girl]
You're welcome to my party
[I'm coming to your party girl]

Don't want this thing to end
I am missing my best friend
Yes it was incredible
There's no reason to pretend

Incredible

[It's time to get your hands up]
[It's time to get your body moving]
[It's time to get your hands up]
[It's time to get your body moving]
(repeat 3 times in background)
It's incredible, unbelievable
It's incredible, unachievable
It's incredible, metaphysical
It's incredible

Sex with you is incredible
Let's finish what we started
Incredible
You're welcome to my party
[I'm coming to your party girl]

Incredible
Let's finish what we started
Incredible
You're welcome to my party
[I'm coming to your party girl]

Incredible [hey girl]
Let's finish what we started
[Let's finish what we started girl]
Incredible [hey girl]
You're welcome to my party [I'm coming to your party girl]

[Hey girl]
[Let's finish what we started girl]
[Hey girl]
[I'm coming to your party girl]



Beat Goes On

written by P. Williams, Madonna, K. West
Track 8, Time: 4:27
-------------------------
Let's dance again

Don't sit there like some silly girl
If you wait too long it'll be too late
I'm not telling you something new
There ain't no time to lose
[No time to lose]
It's time for you to celebrate

[So get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
Get up, little girl
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
It's time, your world
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
Your life, your choice
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
It's time, live it up

Chorus:

On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes
On and on, on the beat goes

You don't have the luxury of time
You have got to say what's on your mind
Your head lost in the stars
You'll never go far
[No time to lose]
It's time for you to read the signs

[So get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
Here comes my hand
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
Take it, you can
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
The time is now
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
I'll show you how

(chorus)

Say what you like
Do what you feel
You know exactly who you are
The time is right now
You got to decide
Stand in the back or be the star

[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
Here comes my hand
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
Take it, you can
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
The time is now
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
I'll show you how

[On and on]

I can't keep waiting for you [for you]
Anticipating that you've
No time to lose [for you]
I can't keep waiting for you

(Spoken:)
Uh
Here's an impromptu, I want you
And I'm going to tell you what I want to do to you
Your girlfriend she wants to, beautiful
Just flew in from Paris, voulez-vous
And the city that don't snooze
Smooze amongst the who's who's
And I use my celeb to get this one home
Why everything that feel good gotta be so awww
Give me room now
I'm like a vampire on the full moon now
And I don't know about you now
But I think I wanna try something new now
See what it do now
And when you sat down, uh
'Cause you was losing your breath now, uh
'Cause you be doing it to death now
She be doing E-to-F now
What's left now
Mister West now
Can you get any more fresh now
I think I just did, just now
Talking my shit, that's how
I'm a professional, I admit that
Flashing lights show I live that
Fame is drug when I hit that
'Cause I know exactly where to get that
Did you get that

[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up off of your seat]
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up off of your seat now]

On and on
The beat goes
On and on

'Cause I know exactly where to get that
Did you get that

[Let's go, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
The beat goes
[Get down, beep beep, gotta get up outta your seat]
The beat goes
On and on
The beat goes
On and on
The beat goes
On and on
On and on
On and on



Dance 2Night

written by Madonna, T. Mosley, J. Timberlake, H. Lane
Track 9, Time: 5:03
-------------------------
(Spoken:)
Hey Madonna
I'm taking it to the club
Go

Move your body
Catch from across the floor
Everybody's watching
I just want to give you more
Don't care about nothing
I'm falling for your love in the worst way

So move closer
'Cause I can feel your body rise
The heat from you, I just start to fantasize
We're all alone now
And I don't care what people have to say

Bridge:

You don't have to be beautiful
To be understood
You don't have to be rich and famous
To be good
You just gotta give more, more, more
Than you ever have before
And you gotta move fast, fast, fast
If you want this good thing to last

Chorus:

Let's dance tonight, dance tonight
And prove ourselves to the world
And we'll hold hands tonight, hands tonight
I'm just a boy, and you're just a girl
I wanna dance tonight, dance tonight
Don't need no diamonds and pearls
So take a chance tonight, chance tonight
Let's prove ourselves to the world

Intermediate:

Do it, do it
Let me turn you on
Let the music pull you through it
Til the break of dawn
Do it, do it
While the night is young
Let the music pull you through it
Til the lights go on

Now we're in our zone
Do you wanna take it further
'Cause before too long
I'm gonna start to wonder
Are you a one trick pony
Or do you wanna keep running this race

I'm so into you
I've heard it all before
So what should I do
I told you, catch me on the floor
Don't spoil this moment
'Cause talk is cheap
I don't have time to waste

(bridge)
(chorus)
(intermediate)

Now dance
Dance
Dance
Do you wanna take it further
Just dance
Catch me on the floor
Catch me on the floor



Spanish Lesson

written by P. Williams, Madonna
Track 10, Time: 3:38
-------------------------
Work
(repeat 7 times)

Yo te quiero means I love you
Mucho gusto means I'm welcome to you
Senorita
I just want to fall in love

Callate means close your mouth
Besame means give me love
Senorita
She just wants to fall in love

Bridge:

Baby hurry up
'Cause I can't get enough
If you like my style
I can love you for a while

Chorus1:

Can you hear me call your name
Baby I'm onto your game

Digame means tell me baby
Yo soy loco means you drive me crazy
Senorita
I just want to fall in love

Entiendo means I get it
Siempre means that I won't forget it
Senorita
She just wants to fall in love

(bridge)

Chorus2:

Can you hear me call your name
[Hear me calling your name]
Baby I'm onto your game
[I'm onto your game]
I just want to fall in love
[Hear me calling your name]
Baby I can't get enough

[Come get it]

Intermediate:

If you do your homework [work]
Baby I will give you more [work]
When you do your homework [work]
Get up on the dance floor [work]
If you do your homework [work]
Baby I will give you more [work]
When you do your homework [work]
Get up on the dance floor

Entiendo means I get it
Siempre means that I won't forget it

(chorus2)

[I'm onto your game]

(chorus2)

[Come get it]

(intermediate)



Devil Wouldn't Recognize You

written by Madonna, T. Mosley, J. Timberlake, N. Hills, J. Henry
Track 11, Time: 5:09
-------------------------
As quiet as it is tonight
You'd almost think you were safe
Your eyes are full of surprises
They cannot predict my fate

Waiting underneath the stars
There's something you should know
The angels, they surround my heart
Telling me to let you go

Bridge:

I bet he couldn't
I bet he couldn't recognize
(First time:) But I played right into it
(Second time:) I still played right into it
Who am I to criticize
Somehow I'll get through it
And you won't even realize
Falling through your own disguise

Chorus:

It's like over and over
You're pushing me right down to the floor
I should just walk away
Over and over
I keep on coming back for more
I play into your fantasy
Now that it's over
You can lie to me right through your smile
I see behind your eyes
Now I'm sober
No more intoxicating my mind
(First two times:)
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, I do
I do, I do

You almost fooled yourself this time
That all the saints be praised
You hide your sadness behind your smile
And you keep your lost heartbreaks
[Keep your lost heartbreaks]

The steps that edge along the ledge
It's much higher than it seems
But I've been on that ledge before
You can't hide yourself from me

(bridge)
(chorus)

Oh

(chorus)

Even the devil wouldn't recognize you
Devil wouldn't recognize you, but I do
Devil wouldn't recognize you, but I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you, but I do
I do, you
Devil wouldn't recognize you
Recognize you, but I do
Even the devil wouldn't recognize you
I do



Voices

written by Madonna, T. Mosley, J. Timberlake, N. Hills, H. Lane
Track 12, Time: 3:39
-------------------------
Who is the master
Who is the slave

Treat me like a curse
Then tell me I'm your savior
I'm living with a stranger
I used to know so well

Waiting for your answer
Is a kind of torture
Could I grow accustomed
To this kind of hell

Bridge:

Are you walking the dog
'Cause that dog isn't new
Are you out of control
Is that dog walking you
Haven't you had enough
Now your time is up
Baby show me your hand

Chorus:

Voices start to ring in your head
Tell me what do they say
Distant echoes from another time
Start to creep in your brain
So you claim madness like it's convenient
You do it so often that you start to believe it
You have demons so nobody can blame you
But who is the master and who is the slave

First you say you love me
Then you want to leave me
Then you say you're sorry
You play the game so well

I bought your illusion
You're the greatest salesman
How could I refuse you
When you sold it to yourself

(bridge)
(chorus)



Ring My Bell

(bonus track)
written by Madonna
Track 13, Time: 3:54
-------------------------
(Spoken:)
If you want to talk to me
That's exactly what you're going to have to do
Talk to me

When we first met you had a lot to give
I said if I was in your shoes I could not lose
But now baby I just don't know
I'm so confused, all this abuse is strange
'Cause you don't act like my friend
And I can't pretend, I don't want this to end

Bridge (first time without rap vocal):

My daddy said [what]
My momma said [huh]
My sisters say [what'd they say]
My life says

Chorus:

Lose your attitude [ring my bell]
Say you're sorry [ring my bell]
Got something for me [ring my bell]
Then you can [ring my bell]
Show some gratitude [ring my bell]
Something nice to say [ring my bell]
You appreciate [ring my bell]
Then you can [ring my bell]

You, you really have some nerve [get it]
Playing stupid games, calling me names
And now you want to eat those words
Once you attack you can't take it back, it's strange
I guess off your high horse you're falling
You're calling and calling, I don't understand at all [come on]

(bridge)
(chorus)

Ring my, ring my bell [you can't]
Ring my, ring my bell [you can't]
Ring my, ring my bell [my bell]
Ring my bell
(repeat)

When you look in the mirror don't know what you see
Life's not the same until you're in pain
I know it's just no good to hate
I don't want to say it might be too late for you
I'm not answering your phone call
Babe if you want more, you come to my front door

(bridge)
(chorus)

Ring my, ring my bell [you can't]
Ring my, ring my bell [you can't]
Ring my, ring my bell [my bell]
Ring my bell
(repeat)

Ring my bell
(repeat 7 times)