The lyrics will be in yellow and my thoughts will be in white.
I don’t want a friend (just me)
I want my life in two (my life in two)
Just one more night
Waiting to get there
Waiting for you (all night)
I’m done fighting all night (waiting for you)
-To me, this whole stanza is about how he just wants to be left alone– which I completely relate to. When a relationship has gone wrong, for a while you just want everyone to leave you alone. And this is basically what Joji is saying here.
When I’m around slow dancing in the dark
Don’t follow me, you’ll end up in my arms
You have made up your mind
I don’t need no more signs
-First of all. The pure beauty in the line “slow dancing in the dark” is just phenomenal. This whole stanza is saying that he doesn’t want her to try to heal him because they’ll just end up back together, which is probably something that shouldn’t happen. It is very heartbreaking when you have to tell the one person you want to help you, that they can’t help you because it’ll only hurt you more.
Give me reasons we should be complete
You should be with him, I can’t compete
You looked at me like I was someone else, oh well
Can’t you see? (Can’t you see?)
I don’t wanna slow dance (I don’t want to slow dance)
In the dark
-Wow. “You should be with him, I can’t compete” and “You looked at me like I was someone else” are possibly the most sad lyrics I have ever heard. From personal experience, I can tell you how bad it hurts to be looked at like you were someone else. You know that someone’s heart isn’t with you but you stick around anyway. It’s also a very sad feeling when you feel like someone else would be better for them.
When you gotta run
Just hear my voice in you (my voice in you)
Shutting me out of you (shutting me out of you)
Doing so great (so great, so great)
Used to be the one (used to be the one)
To hold you when you fall
Yeah, yeah, yeah (when you fall, when you fall)
I don’t **** with your tone (I don’t **** with your tone)
I don’t wanna go home (I don’t wanna go home)
Can it be one night?
-“Used to be the one to hold you when you fall” is such a powerful lyric! And it is so accurate. It’s crazy how you will literally hold someone when they were at their lowest point, then when they get out of that rut, they act like they’re better than you. “Can it be one night?” is honestly a pretty sad lyric. He knows he can’t have her permanently so he just wants one more night to love her.
-Overall, this song really resonates with me. I’ve written a blog that included it before and I think it was pretty obvious how much I loved this song. 1934592347859/10 recommend. (Especially if you’re depressed, lol)
Okay, so I really need some inspiration for my next blog. Pls send help 🙂