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"Timebomb"
P!nk - The Truth About Love (Deluxe Edition)
Song by P!nk
from the album The Truth About Love
Released
September 14, 2012
Recorded
2012
Genre
Pop rock, power pop
Length
3:34
Label
RCA
Writer(s)
P!nk, Greg Kurstin
Producer(s)
Greg Kurstin
The Truth About Love track listing
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"Timebomb" is a song recorded by P!nk for the deluxe edition of her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love. It was written by P!nk and Greg Kurstin, and produced by the latter. It served as the sixth bonus track from the album and the nineteenth track overall. It was the second bonus track, however, on the iTunes deluxe edition of the album.

BackgroundEdit

"Timebomb" is one of two songs from the album to feature P!nk's daughter Willow playing an instrument:

[Willow] plays bells on 'How Come You're Not Here, and she plays bass on a song called 'Timebomb.' She went up to the bass guitar on 'Timebomb' and started plucking away. She's actually pretty good! She's better on bass than I am! She plays piano, she bangs shit, she's either going to be violent or a percussionist... or a violent percussionist. [1]

"Timebomb" received an overwhelmingly positive response from P!nk's fans upon its release with the rest of the album and was considered a fan favorite from the album, with many even hoping it would be released as a single. After the fan edition of The Truth About Love was announced, some fans assumed that it would be replacing the standard edition in the UK, and therefore, the next single from the album would most likely be one of the new tracks, which were all bonus tracks released on various editions of the album before; although this was false, the majority of P!nk's fans expressed interest in "Timebomb" being released as a single. [2]

Although it was never released as a single, "Timebomb" was used in a promotional video for The Truth About Love Tour. [3]

Fan controversyEdit

During P!nk's July 7 concert in Melbourne during The Truth About Love Tour, a 16-year old teenage boy was arrested after Tweeting "@Pink I'm ready with my Bomb. Time to blowup #RodLaverArena Bitch". Staff from the venue recognized the boy from his Twitter profile picture and had him ejected and arrested by local police. The following day, the boy faced the media personally, explaining that the "bomb" in question was a reference to P!nk's song "Timebomb". He stated, "It was meant to be about drop the effects, the music, everything. Just drop it all." The boy's sister added in an interview with the Herald Sun, "We had to go there at midnight to sort it out, and we thought we had to bail him; we thought he’d been killed; we didn’t know what to think. He wrote it as in one of her songs is called 'Timebomb,' and he forgot to put the 'Time' on there." [4]

LyricsEdit

Screw fear, it's contagious
Infecting everything
It makes me do such stupid, stupid stuff
I say things I never mean
What exactly do I think?
Who am I protecting?
If I fall it'll blow up in my face
That's just crazy

I'm delicate, I'm sensitive
Please try to be more careful
You're mean, you're a lunatic
Let's try to make this fun again

It's only love, give it away
(It's only love)
You'll probably get it back again
(It's only love)
It's simple, it's a silly thing
Throw it away like a boomerang
I wish we all could lighten up
It's only love, not a time bomb

I'm tired from last nights fight
I wish I hadn't started it
I hate when my fear speaks for me
It makes me nasty
I thought we could start again
Go back to the days when we felt like friends
It's all too serious for me
And I know I'm guilty

Matchsticks and poison
That's what I add to the fire
My dear, I'm frozen
Turned from a saint to a liar

It's only love, give it away
(It's only love)
You'll probably get it back again
(It's only love)
It's simple, it's a silly thing
Throw it away like a boomerang
I wish we all could lighten up
It's only love not a time bomb

I don't want to be precious
I don't want to feel stress
Life is for the living,
But not a living hell
So take it
Take this
Oh, you can have all of me
Take it
Take this
Here, you can have everything
I don't want to be flawless
When I go I want the cuts to show
So take it
Take this
Oh, you can have all of me
Break it
Take it
Oh, fuck it, have everything

It's only love, give it away
(It's only love)
You'll probably get it back again
(It's only love)
It's simple, it's a silly thing
Throw it away like a boomerang
I wish we all could lighten up
It's only love not a time bomb
(It's only love)
(It's only love)
It's simple, it's a silly thing
Throw it away like a boomerang
I wish we all could lighten up
It's only love not a time bomb

ReferencesEdit

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