Monáe, Janelle - Take A Byte Lyrics




I'm not the kind of girl you take home to your mama now
I tell you no lies (I tell no lies)
Your code is programmed not to love me but you can't pretend
Oh, what a surprise
Maybe it's lust maybe it's love maybe it never ends
Ooh, say your goodbyes (say 'em now)
Play in my hair and nibble there all on my mocha skin
Yeah, just take a byte

Take a byte (just take a byte)
Help yourself (help yourself)
It's alright (it's alright)
I won't tell (it feels so good when you nibble on it)
Take a byte (just take a byte)
Help yourself (you look so good just help yourself)
Don't think twice (don't think twice)
I won't tell

My random access memory wants you to come again
No, don't say goodbye (don't say goodbye)
I saw my therapist she thinks you are my magic sin
Oh, maybe she's right (maybe she's right)
Well I'll just lick an angel just to purify again
Ooh, angels are fun (they're so fun)
So dress me up I'll like it better if we both pretend
Yeah, make love 'till we're numb

Take a byte (just take a byte)
Help yourself (just go ahead and help yourself)
It's alright (it's alright)
I won't tell (take a byte)
Take a byte (just take a byte)
Help yourself (you look so good just help yourself)
Don't think twice (don't think twice)
I won't tell

Take a byte (just take a byte)
Help yourself (help yourself)
It's alright (it's alright)
I won't tell

Take a byte (oh won't you just take a byte)
Help yourself (go on and help yourself)
It's alright
I won't tell

Just take a byte
You look so good just help yourself
It's alright
Take a little byte
Take a little byte
Take a little byte





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Monáe, Janelle Take A Byte Comments
  1. Mary Ong

    Wow, on second listen, I still stand by my first impression on this. It really reminds me of Stevie Wonder's Living for the City. I love it!

  2. Allef

    The progression somewhat reminds me of Electric Feel by MGMT, and the intro Africa by Toto.

  3. samari pretty brady

    Prince harry

  4. Michelle Morris

    🔥🔥

  5. Bruno Santos

    Sugar blood levels are on the nine thousands! Keep it coming!

  6. MrRacucho

    The rhytm looks like MGMT Eletric Felling!

  7. Marquel Cherry

    Take a bite crunch!!!!!

  8. drolgh8

    This is what a banquet full of fattening food sings to me when I'm trying to go on a diet LOL

  9. méguy firoly

    Je pense à toi très fort 💪

  10. shawndra johnson

    Why does the song beat remind me of the zolas knot in my heart?

  11. ziggy stardust

    Reminds me of Electric Feel by MGMT.

  12. Greg biker

    This is the best song I've heard in many years.

  13. Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie

    Sappho would be proud

  14. Obey Amma

    *I WOOOON'T TELLL*

  15. Scarlet00

    This sounds a lot like Red hot chilli peppers “roller coaster of love”

  16. Penny

    Can't wait to buy this on vinyl <3

  17. Dirty red river wave

    ok miss 1999 enjoy your flavor of sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. IsThat SaraS

    I. LOVE. THIS!

  19. Joey DeBow

    one of my favorite songs of all time! i am going to drop a comment every time i listen to it

  20. Erica Kane

    I Love your videos you have a good time with your family and friends. From Jaylah Janee White

  21. Kenny Abron

    they need to put cupcakke CPR and vagina to this beat

  22. Jinamo_

    Ear-gasm 🎼

  23. trip allen

    I’m digging the retro vibe and this song is 🔥🔥🔥

  24. EW Moon

    Came here for solace and safe weirdness after the 2019 Grammys.....when will they all see? I’m searching for whatever, obviously

  25. Ab C. Def

    This is basically like "Rollercoaster of Love" at a slower BPM.

  26. Kym H

    I keep going back to 2:48. The whole song is amazing, but everything after is AMAZING

    Decky

    3:43 is my favourite bit

  27. Cas82958

    Nice song but sounds an awful lot like MGMT Electric Feel

    soroteca71

    As I'm older than you I get another influences, homages, whatever you want to call them: the keyboard riff that goes and goes again sounds to me to "We don't need another hero" by Tina Turner; some bass parts reminds me to "Illusion" by Imagination. 80s soul pop gems

  28. ava shaw

    I love this song so much ughhh😍🤤🤤🤤

  29. Thiago Blend

    Janelle Monáe & Daft Punk = SecXXI Music Perfection

  30. Milkywaycrasher

    Hate im just now listening to the whole album. This shit is dope🔥

  31. hermannmaier0

    I hear King in there. Alot of their sound is in this.

  32. Claudio Briones

    Reminds me heavily to Jackson And His Computer Band. Is there any connection here?
    Ok Google...

  33. Adrielle T

    I feel like I should be riding a dragon made of orchids while listening to this song 🤩

  34. anxious person

    ITS SO GOOD HOLY FR

  35. Decky

    Heard this is river island today. Tried so hard to catch the lyrics. Searched on Spotify and have listened to it like 30 times lol

  36. Gooblyful

    It is the greatest shame that her most incredible and interesting tunes don't get noticed on her albums - this is 100% the most expertly crafted and damn catchy song on the album!!!

  37. Garry James Pickford

    Singing Angels don't come better than Janelle

  38. Jeremy Diesel

    Sounds like a 80s pop song

  39. Joey DeBow

    i cant get enough

  40. Thomas Nicolas

    My favorite track from this amazing album

  41. Alex Peek

    hella good song

  42. Kenny Abron

    She needs a song with seraya

  43. Bored Now

    So slick!

  44. Urpupdixie

    Yess the future funk sound is gorgeous 😍

  45. Sephora Lydia Israel

    I think I just like how Monae just sings the song no vocal acrobatics she keeps it simple simple and clean clean is good this song is on repeat all day

  46. Sephora Lydia Israel

    Remnants of Stevie Wonder in this and you got a little prince mixing super dope

  47. CassieJazz96

    WAY too obsessed with this song

  48. E Da Talentz Music Home Channel

    BMC.KingOfQueens.Datpiff.com they need  a reality check lost in Elton Brand N Milli Vanilli.ecxcept 4 me.

  49. E Da Talentz Music Home Channel

    single ladies I love the muffin's n cakes all different flavors.

  50. Yuri muckraker

    epic song! and beautiful fantastic sexy album! can't wait to see you in September Janelle! :D

  51. Deeyan Chen

    Toto's Africa vibes with the intro

  52. MissHilPaige

    Will be seeing Miss Monae for the third time on 8/5! Probably the only artist I've had to see any chance I get. This song is definitely my favorite on Dirty Computer. So deliciously naughty and raw, I love the groove. Definitely my new makeout jam. haha.

  53. Jenny Oyster

    Pretty nice 💖💖✨✨. Not my favorite but def nice!

  54. Salana Salamone Art

    finally getting to listen to this

  55. Avery Auryn

    I Love this Song

  56. mick g

    I haven't heard a song like this in long ass time . Amazing arrangement .omg fire

  57. jblackrevo9

    One of my favorite tracks...

  58. MsSchwarzerrabe

    It rocks! :)

  59. bigfake laugh

    Janelle Monae is ONLINE

  60. A.X. Unknown

    🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 fuck yessss the gartistry on display !!!

  61. Tom Tom

    * MGMT ELECTRIC FEEL *

  62. Kelly Sousa

    Brasiiiilll 🇧🇷

  63. Garry James Pickford

    One of the best albums ever made, all you need is ears.

  64. Kip Allen

    Very Good Album Best Artist Alive!! Janelle Monae👍👍👍👍Fuc Nikki Minaj She's Trash👎👎👎

  65. j j

    Okayyyy i see you miss Monae 👀

  66. Cecilia Oberholzer

    This is the raddest album of summer 2018. I can't . Get. Enough. Of. It. 💖💖💖💖💖

  67. Luan Marques

    I'm so obsessed with this song.

  68. shay

    totally phil collins vibes...genesis af. dope.

  69. Mocha Delight

    I love her music it feels like an extension of Prince. One of his children....

  70. sugafire3

    I love this song but it reminds me heavily of "Dreams" by Beck. Love both.

  71. alice

    I can't get enough of this song!

  72. shiquna carter

    Does the intro remind you of toto-Africa with a mix of prince?I can't be the only one with a hint of some other 80's band

  73. oscar orozco orejel

    i love the africa by toto influence in here

  74. Larissa Børglum

    Is that a "Pastime Paradise" reference I hear at the end?

  75. jerome bernal

    This is heavily influenced by MGMT - Electric Feel. Superb song!

  76. beatswork

    Put this on the radio

  77. Mickey Brown

    hey I'm glad shes free

  78. Bella Bernal

    Why does this sound so good? The production is masterful.

  79. Wild Scientist

    Why isn't this on spotify anymore?!

  80. Miles Tang

    Eh. I feel this one is a bit flat. Same with I Got the Juice

  81. illmz

    Thundercat

  82. Game Hobbyist

    Great track, why on earth has this not been released as a single, the singles so far sound like generic hip hop tracks, but this is funky asf.

  83. BCPR

    This is midway between some funk and some disco, flavoured with smooth R&B vocals. I feel like, if there's ever a video to go with this song, it should involve a very gay, very sparkly, afrofuturistic roller rink on a busy night... and waacking, if this is fast enough for waacking.

  84. Três Espiãs Demais Desenhos

    LOOOVEE THIS VIBE

  85. Melody Monteiro

    Has a cool David Bowey feel

  86. lovingklimt

    I love how everybody hear different influences in this: toto, prince, madonna, stevie. All mixed up in this little great artist named Monae.

    PogieJoe

    So true. She's a high-speed blender of talent!

  87. Marlene Valdezxzxz

    I'm not the kind of girl you take home to your mama now
    I tell you no lies (I tell no lies)
    Your code is programmed not to love me but you can't pretend
    Oh, what a surprise
    Maybe it's lust maybe it's love maybe it never ends
    Ooh, say your goodbyes (say 'em now)
    Play in my hair and nibble there all on my mocha skin
    Yeah, just take a byte

    Take a byte (just take a byte)
    Help yourself (help yourself)
    It's alright (it's alright)
    I won't tell (it feels so good when you nibble on it)
    Take a byte (just take a byte)
    Help yourself (you look so good just help yourself)
    Don't think twice (don't think twice)
    I won't tell

    My random access memory wants you to come again
    No, don't say goodbye (don't say goodbye)
    I saw my therapist, she thinks you are my magic sin
    Oh, maybe she's right (maybe she's right)
    Well I'll just lick an angel just to purify again
    Ooh, angels are fun (they're so fun)
    So dress me up I'll like it better if we both pretend
    Yeah, make love 'til we're numb

    Take a byte (just take a byte)
    Help yourself (just go ahead and help yourself)
    It's alright (it's alright)
    I won't tell (just take a byte)
    Take a byte (just take a byte)
    Help yourself (it feels so good just help yourself)
    Don't think twice (don't think twice)
    I won't tell

    Take a byte (just take a byte)
    Help yourself (help yourself)
    It's alright (it's alright)
    I won't tell (it's alright, it's alright, it's alright)

    Take a byte (oh won't you just take a byte)
    Help yourself (go on and help yourself)
    It's alright
    I won't tell

    Just take a byte
    You look so good just help yourself
    It's alright
    Take a little byte
    Take a little byte
    Take a little byte

  88. Amoré Johnson

    Prince is proud 💜

  89. Amoré Johnson

    ❤🌹

  90. Amethyst Edmond

    I cannot put my finger on what song she sampled if anyone knows the name please tell me. That intro is definitely from an older song.

    Ryhon Maxwell

    Amethyst Edmond mgmt eletric feel

  91. daniela Merino

    Everything about this song makes me melt😍✨❤🌈

  92. Greg LaCoste

    Fuckin sexy ass song here

  93. Daniel Walsh

    nice job ripping off Electric Feel

  94. K C

    Sounds like Miguel Caramelo duro...

  95. dav king

    i already knew lolololol see ya july

  96. James Smith

    It feels so good when you nibble on it. <3