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“Tio”
MindofMine
Information
Album

Mind of Mine

Released

March 25, 2016

Format

Digital Download

Recorded

2015/2016

Length

2:58

Writers

Zayn Malik, Herbie Crichlow, A. Hannides, M. Hannides

Producer

MYKL

Tio, stylized as TiO (abbreviation for Take It Off) is a song of the English singer-songwriter Zayn Malik's debut solo album, Mind of MineIt is the fourteenth track of the album.

"Tio" uses metaphorical lyrics, such as metaphorical walls built around one's heart.[1]

Background

Written by Zayn, Herbie Crichlow, A & M Hannides, "Tio" was listed as one of the best songs of the week by Vulture, and one of the year's best songs by Fusion.[2]

Lyrics

I can taste it on your mouth
And I can't leave it
You're a freak like me
Can't you see?
We can work this something out
And I'm believin'
You get off on me
It's like cheating

I, I, I, I just want to watch you when you take it off
Take off all your makeup baby take it off
I just want to watch you when you take it off
Take off all your clothes and watch you take them off

Take it off, take it off, baby just take it off
Take it off, take it off, baby just take it off

Push me up against the wall
Don't take it easy
You like it hard like me
It's what you need
Let's get naked and explore
Our inner secrets
For what it is
It's what it is

I, I, I, I just want to watch you when you take it off
Take off all your makeup baby take it off
I just want to watch you when you take it off
Take off all your clothes and watch you take them off

Take it off, take it off, baby just take it off
Take it off, take it off, baby just
Take it off, take it off, baby just take it off
Take it off, take it off, baby just take it off

I just can't wait to see it all
I'm so turned on
And it's all mine
I just can't wait to see it all
I'm so turned on

I, I, I, I just want to watch you when you take it off
Take off all your makeup baby take it off
I just want to watch you when you take it off
Take off all your clothes and watch you take them off
I just want to watch you when you take it off
Take off all your makeup baby take it off
I just want to watch you when you take it off
Take off all your clothes and watch you take them off

Reception

The Guardian referred to the song as "the glitchy Timberlake-isms."[3] The AXS said that "His thirst hits hot-and-heavy levels with "TiO (Take it Off).""[4] The Hayo wrote "The lyrics on “TiO” lack any semblance of subtlety, hammering the listener with the phrase “take it off” 30 times."[5]

References

  1. 7 Best New Songs of the Week
  2. The 25 best songs of 2016 so far
  3. Zayn Malik: Mind of Mine review 
  4. Album review: Mind of Mine
  5. Review: M.O.M

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