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The 1975
The 1975 Lyrics

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Go down
Soft sound
Car lights
Playing with the air
Breathing in your hair
Go down
Soft sound
Step into your skin?
I'd rather jump in your bones
Taking up your mouth, so you breathe through your nose

Overall Meaning

The opening track of The 1975's self-titled debut album, "The 1975," is a mesmerizing introduction to the band's unique sound. The lyrics instantly draw us in with their seductive references to nighttime activities, as the singer recommends "going down" and enjoying the "soft sound" of the moment. The imagery of "car lights" and "breathing in your hair" paints a picture of intimacy and closeness, perhaps suggesting a romantic encounter taking place in a car or in the dark.

However, the song takes on a slightly darker tone with the lines "Step into your skin? I'd rather jump in your bones / Taking up your mouth, so you breathe through your nose." Here, the singer seems to be talking about a desire to possess their lover completely, to merge with them in a physical and emotional sense. The image of "jumping in your bones" suggests a desire for complete immersion and connection, while "taking up your mouth" implies a level of control or dominance that may not be entirely healthy.

Overall, "The 1975" is a mood-setting opener that draws us into the world of the band and sets the tone for the rest of their captivating debut album.

Line by Line Meaning

Go down
Let's take things to the next level and explore each other

Soft sound
Let's be gentle and enjoy the moment

It's late at night and the perfect time for intimacy

Car lights
The world outside is dark and quiet, allowing us to focus on each other

Playing with the air
Creating a sensual atmosphere by touching and feeling the air around us

Breathing in your hair
Letting ourselves get lost in the moment and enjoying each other's scent

Go down
Continuing the exploration of each other and our desires

Soft sound
Maintaining the gentle and intimate mood

Step into your skin?
Can I be so close to you that it feels like I'm a part of you?

I'd rather jump in your bones
I want to feel the connection between us physically and emotionally

Taking up your mouth, so you breathe through your nose
Intensifying the physical connection between us by taking control and leaving you breathless.

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: George Bedford Daniel, Matthew Timothy Healy, Ross Stewart MacDonald, Adam Brian Thomas Hann

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If anyone is interested, here are the lyrics to this song:

That's how it starts
We go back to your house
We check the charts
And start to figure it out
And if it's crowded, all the better
Because we know we're gonna be up late
But if you're worried about the weather
Then you picked the wrong place to stay
That's how it starts
And so it starts
You switch the engine on
We set controls for the heart of the sun
One of the ways we show our age
And if the sun comes up, if the sun comes up, if the sun comes up
And I still don't wanna stagger home
Then it's the memory of our betters
That are keeping us on our feet
You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan
And the next five years trying to be with your friends again
You're talking 45 turns just as fast as you can
Yeah, I know it gets tired, but it's better when we pretend
It comes apart
The way it does in bad films
Except in parts
When the moral kicks in
Though when we're running out of the drugs
And the conversation's winding away
I wouldn't trade one stupid decision
For another five years of life
You drop the first ten years just as fast as you can
And the next ten people who are trying to be polite
When you're blowing eighty-five days in the middle of France
Yeah, I know it gets tired only where are your friends tonight?
And to tell the truth
Oh, this could be the last time
So here we go
Like a sail's force into the night
And if I made a fool, if I made a fool, if I made a fool
On the road, there's always this
And if I'm sewn into submission
I can still come home to this
And with a face like a dad and a laughable stand
You can sleep on the plane or review what you said
When you're drunk and the kids leave impossible tasks
You think over and over, "hey, I'm finally dead"
Oh, if the trip and the plan come apart in your hand
You look contorted on yourself your ridiculous prop
You forgot what you meant when you read what you said
And you always knew you were tired, but then
Where are your friends tonight?
Where are your friends tonight?
Where are your friends tonight?
If I could see all my friends tonight
If I could see all my friends tonight
If I could see all my friends tonight
If I could see all my friends tonight



This will get bigger if you know what I mean
I’m sorry if you’re livin’ and you’re seventeen
I heard it’s en vogue to be super thin
But your friends aren’t thick so they can’t come in
I’m feelin’ apathetic after scrollin’ through hell
I think I’ve got a boner
But I can’t really tell and the fans are on

It’s cynical
This Adderall
And vitriol
And young people drinkin’ Aperol

And it’s about time
This is what it looks like

I’m sorry about my twenties, I was learnin’ the ropes
I had a tendency of thinkin’ about it after I spoke
We’re experiencin’ life through the postmodern lens
Oh, call it like it is
You’re makin’ an aesthetic out of not doin’ well
And minin’ all the bits of you
You think you can sell whilst the fans are on

Whimsical, political
Liberal, with young people as collateral
You see, I can’t sleep ’cause the American Dream
Has been buying up all of my self-esteem
While QAnon created a legitimate scene
But it was just some bloke in the Philippines

And it’s about time
(And it’s about time)
(This is what it looks like)
(And it’s about time)
(And it’s about time)
(This is what it looks like)
(This is what it looks like)

I’m sorry if you’re livin’ and you’re seventeen (x8)

All comments from YouTube:

Wonderland Storms

How badly I needed this song when I was seventeen, but I'm glad to have it now, because I can reminisce over those feelings. Ugh, nothing beats their opening songs. This is like a breath of fresh air and I'm so glad to be experiencing it.

Natasha Niranjan

the way this album makes me feel like I've lived all my aesthetics and alter egos


didn't love it at first listen but now it's one of my favorites off the album, what a brilliant intro

Christian Kjaer

Same experience now I’ve got it on loop

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so glad I've been here since 2013. this whole album feels like coming home. like here we still are after all these years. we've all grown up, together. but not in a sad way. in a comforting way.

Brian Jaramillo

It's amazing. Like they give us little thank yous for being fans.


@Brian Jaramillo yes!!

Matti Ice

Getcho goof ass I’ve been listening since 2012 it’s all state of mind. Look at Mattys evolution.


@Matti Ice lmao I know im just saying what it FEELS like TO ME

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Toby Hellewell

These lyrics are genius. “Mining all the bits of you you think you can sell” is unreal

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