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Borderz (stylized as BoRdErZ) is a song by Zayn Malik. It appears as the eleventh track on his first studio album Mind of Mine.

Lyrically, "Borderz" is about “breaking down the walls” between Zayn and a partner. He wants his lady to be completely vulnerable with him. He wants her to break down her “walls”; her inhibitions that cause her to be afraid and timid.

Background

Written by Zayn, Malay, Lily, A & M Hannides, "Borderz" is a "careful layering of soft-funk guitar lines" and is "one of several cuts co-written and produced by Malay, who's best known for his work on Frank Ocean's Grammy-winning "Channel Orange" album."[1]

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
She is the life of the party
Don't stick that knife in my body
It's something she always wanted
It's for a good cause
You're doing a good job

[Pre-Chorus]
And we're off where the wind blows
I don't care where we go
Just like the ocean
You change what I see

They don't know what I know
How long I've had to hold
You're like a commotion
All because of me

[Chorus]
So take it off
Let's break down all of our walls
Right now I wanna see it all
I don't wanna cool off
So let's cross the lines we lost
Right now I wanna see it all
You were right on the border

Give me all of this
Give me all of you
No falling in
Don't need no proof

[Verse 2]
Beautiful insanity
You're like a movie
Change the scene
Taste your sweet profanity
This is all for a good cause
Think you're doing a good job

[Pre-Chorus]
They don't know what I know
How long I've had to hold
You're like a commotion
All because of me

[Chorus]
So take it off
Let's break down all of our walls
Right now I wanna see it all
I don't wanna cool off
So let's cross the lines we lost
Right now I wanna see it all
You were right on the border

Give me all of this
Give me all of you
No falling in
Don't need no proof
You were right on border

[Bridge]
Give me all of this
Give me all of you
No falling in
Don't need no proof

Give me all of this
Give me all of you
No falling in
Don't need no proof

[Chorus]
So take it off
Let's break down all of our walls
Right now I wanna see it all
I don't wanna cool off
So let's cross the lines we lost
Right now I wanna see it all
You were right on the border

Give me all of this
Give me all of you
No falling in
Don't need no proof
You were right on border

Give me all of this
Give me all of you
No falling in
Don't need no proof
You were right on border

Lyric Video

ZAYN - BoRdErSz (Lyric Video)

ZAYN - BoRdErSz (Lyric Video)

References

  1. Zayn Malik gets serious on the moody, textured 'Mind of Mine'