5 Oxymoronic Britney Spears’ Lyrics

In the wake of the release of the biopic on Britney Spears, Britney Ever After, we take a moment for the celebrated Princess of Pop. She’s had a tremendous career – hits galore, global teen pop/pop icon, numerous fans, disturbing controversies, etc. Britney’s personal life issues brought her career to a decrescendo.

Her lyrics often reflected her confused thoughts; take Liar for example – possibly refers to the Justin Timberlake saga. Oxymoronic lyrics show up in her popular singles at times. We take a look at such lyrics that made us go “What? Wow! How is that possible?”


5. “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman”

From “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman” – Britney (2002)

Written when she was indeed not yet a woman and only 20 years old, it’s an obvious oxymoron and in sync with the character she played in Crossroads.

4. “The earth is moving, but I can’t feel the ground”

From “You Drive me crazy” – Baby One More Time (1999)

We can forgive her for this one as she was madly in love in this song and during it, with you know who? Speculations have been rife about this song alluding to her relationship with Justin Timberlake.

3. “The sun is bright, sky is black”

From “Shadow” – In The Zone (2003)

Well, can someone explain that?

2. “I’m cold as fire, baby. Hot as ice”

From “Hot As Ice” – Blackout (2007)

Britney Spears is defying chemistry. Who wouldn’t agree with that?

1. “My loneliness is killing me/ My loneliness ain’t killing me no more!”

In Baby, One More Time (1999), she confides “My loneliness is killing me”. But a year later in “Stronger” – Oops I Did It Again, she clarifies that “My loneliness ain’t killing me no more!” Way to go, girl!

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