Here Are the Lyrics to Dua Lipa's 'Don't Start Now'

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Dua Lipa, "Don't Start Now"

Dua Lipa reminds her ex she's doing really well on "Don't Start Now," her new post-breakup banger, which notched a career-best debut at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (dated Nov. 16). The song marks her third top 40 entry, following "New Rules" (No. 6) from February 2018 and "One Kiss" with Calvin Harris (No. 26) from July 2018.

She has no time for second chances on the lead single of her upcoming sophomore studio album. In a press release, Lipa said, "I chose to put this song out first so I could close one chapter of my life and start another. Into a new era with a new sound! It’s about moving on and not allowing anyone to get in the way of that. It also felt like a natural first song choice as I made it with the brilliant same crew I made ‘New Rules’ with.”

In the "Don't Start Now" accompanying visual, Lipa holds onto the camera and looks at it grimacingly, making viewers feel like they're her ex whom she's kicking out of the club so she can truly enjoy herself with her girls. "If you don't wanna see me," she electronically croons in the intro before doing the deed.

Check out the forthright lyrics and music video below.

If you don't wanna see me

Did a full 180, crazy
Thinking 'bout the way I was
Did the heartbreak change me? Maybe
But look at where I ended up
I'm all good already
So moved on, it's scary
I'm not where you left me at all, so

If you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don't show up, don't come out
Don't start caring about me now
Walk away, you know how
Don't start caring about me now

Aren't you the guy who tried to
Hurt me with the word "goodbye"?
Though it took some time to survive you
I'm better on the other side
I'm all good already
So moved on, it's scary
I'm not where you left me at all, so

If you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

(Don't, don't, don't)
Don't show up, don't come out
Don't start caring about me now
Walk away, you know how
Don't start caring about me now ('bout me now, 'bout me)

Oh, oh
Don't come out, out, out
Don't show up, up, up
Don't start now (oh)
Oh, oh
Don't come out, out
I'm not where you left me at all, so

If you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don't show up (don't show up), don't come out (don't come out)
Don't start caring about me now ('bout me now)
Walk away (walk away), you know how (you know how)
Don't start caring about me now (so)

Oh, oh
Don't come out, out, out
Don't show up, up, up
Walk away, walk away (so)
Oh, oh
Don't come out, out, out
Don't show up, up, up
Walk away, walk away, oh
 

Lyrics licensed & provided by LyricFind

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Written by: Emily Warren, Ian Kirkpatrick, Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa

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