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Stand Down is a song by Little Mix which appears as the fifteenth track on the Deluxe Edition of their second album Salute.

Critical Reception

Popcrush writer Amy Sciarretto stated: "Little Mix let ‘er rip with ‘Stand Down,’ a tough, confident song with more tribal rhythms, while taking copious notes from a page in the Destiny’s Child playbook."[1]

Chart Performance

After the album was available for pre-order in the U.S, it peaked on the iTunes chart at #5.

Lyrics

(Daddy said you get one chance in life,
daddy said you get one chance in life)

Jesy:
Let me start it by telling you something
I think there's one thing you should know
We ain't playin' no games, this ain't no playground
It's time to drop your sticks and stones

Perrie:
'Cause I've been chasing dreams since I took my first sleep
And I'm gon' be lil' Bo so contemplate if you're the sheep
And we gon' make a humble pie so egos cut a slice and take a piece, hey

Jade:
So, you see, there's no point in underestimating me
Lock up all your thoughts and throw away the key
No, I don't want to hear it cause your, no, it doesn't bother me

Little Mix (Perrie):
Now I'm done with all your negativity
And I'm gonna let it wash all over me
I'll be stronger than your words, baby, I'm harder
My smile lights up the world, I'm flyin' higher

So stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up now (don't wanna hear it)
Stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up, back it up-up now
Stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up now (don't wanna hear it)
Stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up, back it up-up now

(Daddy said you get one chance in life,
daddy said you get one chance in life)

Leigh-Anne:
Come a little bit closer, let me tell you
About a girl you used to know
She ain't waiting for love, no wishful thinking
She's gonna do it on her own

Jade:
So, you see, there's no point in underestimating me
Lock up all your thoughts and throw away the key
No, I don't want to hear it cause your

Perrie:
No, it doesn't bother me

Little Mix (Perrie):
Now I'm done with all your negativity
And I'm gonna let it wash all over me
I'll be stronger then your words, baby, I'm harder
My smile lights up the world, I'm flyin' higher

So stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up now (don't wanna hear it)
Stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up, back it up-up now
Stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up now (don't wanna hear it)
Stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up, back it up-up now

Jesy (Little Mix):
L-ladies, let's break it down
Scuba-da, boba-da, boba-da ba
(Scuba-da, boba-da, boba-da ba)

Perrie (Little Mix):
Scuba-da, baduba-ba, baduba-ba ba
(Scuba-da, baduba-ba, baduba-ba ba)

Leigh-Anne (Little Mix):
Scuba-da, beeb do da bo dap
(Scuba-da, beeb do da bo dap)

Jade and Leigh-Anne:
Scuba-da, baduba-ba, baduba-ba, baduba-ba, baduba-ba, baduba-ba-ba-bo bada, now click

Little Mix:
I'm just gonna do me
I'mma do this right (right)
You got nothin' on me
You're just wastin' you're time (time)
Take a listen to me
Cause Imma tell you tonight
Oh, woah, woah

Little Mix (Perrie):
Now I'm done with all your negativity
And I'm gonna let it wash all over me (Leigh-Anne: Oh oh over me yeah)
I'll be stronger then your words, baby, I'm harder
My smile lights up the world, I'm flyin' higher (Jade: Higher)

So stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up now (don't wanna hear it)
Stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up, back it up-up now
Stand down (don't wanna hear it)
Back it up now (don't wanna hear it)
Stand down (Don't wanna hear it)
Back it up, back it up-up now


Audio

Spotify

YouTube

References

  1. popcrush.com - Salute Track-by-Track Review
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