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Circles
Post Malone Lyrics


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Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh

We couldn't turn around
'Til we were upside down
I'll be the bad guy now
But no, I ain't too proud
I couldn't be there
Even when I try
You don't believe it
We do this every time

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again
So I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Let go
I got a feeling that it's time to let go
I say so
I knew that this was doomed from the get go
You thought that it was special, special
But it was just the sex though, the sex though
And I still hear the echoes (the echoes)
I got a feeling that it's time to let it go
Let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again
So I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Maybe you don't understand what I'm going through
It's only me, what you got to lose?
Make up your mind, tell me, what are you gonna do?
It's only me, let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again
So I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Post Malone’s song, “Circles,” speak to the cyclical nature of a dysfunctional relationship. The song opens with the repeated refrain “oh, oh, oh” and imagery of being unable to turn around until “we were upside down,” setting the tone for the back-and-forth of the relationship. The singer takes on the role of the “bad guy” and acknowledges that they “couldn’t be there, even when [they] try.” Despite efforts to break the pattern, they acknowledge that “we do this every time,” highlighting the struggle of breaking free from a toxic cycle.


Throughout the song, there is a sense of melancholy as the singer recognizes the changing nature of their love, which has gone “cold.” However, they also acknowledge the difficulty of letting go and “feed[ing] the flame” until it becomes an endless cycle of running away, but always ending up “running in circles.” The chorus repeats the refrain “run away, run away” with urgency, daring the other person in the relationship to “do something,” but it’s unclear what that something is. The singer is waiting for the other person to make a move and thus avoids taking the blame for their cyclical relationship.


In the bridge, the singer seems to be pleading with the other person, asking them to “make up your mind” and decide what to do. The song ends with a repetition of the chorus, leaving the listeners to imagine whether this time the cycle will be broken, or if they will continue “running in circles.”


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, oh, oh
Repetition of a sound to represent the feeling of being stuck and going around in circles.


We couldn't turn around
Feeling trapped and unable to change the direction of the relationship.


'Til we were upside down
Being disoriented and lost in the relationship, unsure of which way is up.


I'll be the bad guy now
Taking the blame for the failed relationship, even if it's not entirely your fault.


But no, I ain't too proud
Acknowledging the role you played in the relationship's demise and accepting responsibility for it.


I couldn't be there
Feeling like you were physically and emotionally absent from the relationship.


Even when I try
Attempting to make an effort in the relationship, despite feeling like it's futile.


You don't believe it
Realizing that your partner doesn't trust you, even when you're being honest.


We do this every time
Recognizing that the same patterns and problems keep arising in the relationship, without resolution.


Seasons change and our love went cold
The relationship has lost its passion and warmth, like the changing of seasons.


Feed the flame 'cause we can't let go
Trying to hold onto the relationship, even when it's clearly not working out.


Run away, but we're running in circles
Feeling like you're escaping the problems in the relationship, but ultimately getting stuck in the same cycle over and over again.


I dare you to do something
Challenging your partner to take action and change the course of the relationship.


I'm waiting on you again
Feeling like you're always the one waiting for your partner to take the next step, instead of taking action yourself.


So I don't take the blame
Avoiding responsibility for the relationship problems, even if it means sacrificing your own feelings and needs.


Let go
Realizing that it's time to move on and release the relationship, even if it's painful.


I got a feeling that it's time to let go
Feeling a sense of intuition that the relationship is over and it's time to move on.


I knew that this was doomed from the get go
Realizing that the relationship was always fated to fail, from the very beginning.


You thought that it was special, special
Recognizing that your partner had high hopes and expectations for the relationship, but it never fully lived up to them.


But it was just the sex though, the sex though
Realizing that the main connection in the relationship was physical, rather than emotional or intellectual.


And I still hear the echoes (the echoes)
Being haunted by the memories and sounds of the failed relationship.


Maybe you don't understand what I'm going through
Feeling isolated and misunderstood in the relationship, like your partner doesn't fully comprehend your emotions and struggles.


It's only me, what you got to lose?
Feeling like you're the only one invested in the relationship and your partner doesn't have anything to lose by letting go.


Make up your mind, tell me, what are you gonna do?
Challenging your partner to make a decision and take action, rather than continuing to remain stagnant in the relationship.


Run away, but we're running in circles
Feeling like you're trying to escape the problems in the relationship, but getting caught in the same pattern of behavior.


Run away, run away, run away
Wishing to break free from the relationship and the pain it's causing, but feeling unable to do so.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Adam King Feeney, Austin Richard Post, Billy Walsh, Kaan Gunesberk, Louis Russell Bell

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@Caido.lyrico

Lyrics ---

We couldn't turn around
'Til we were upside down
I'll be the bad guy now
But, no, I ain't too proud

I couldn't be there
Even when I tried
You don't believe it
We do this every time

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let it go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away

I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again
So I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Let go
I got a feeling that it's time to let go

I say so
I knew that this was doomed from the get-go

You thought that it was special, special
But it was just the sex though, the sex though
And I still hear the echoes (the echoes)
I got a feeling that it's time to let it go, let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let it go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away

I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again
So I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

Maybe you don't understand what I'm going through
It's only me
What you got to lose?
Make up your mind, tell me
What are you gonna do?
It's only me
Let it go

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let it go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away

I dare you to do something
I'm waiting on you again
So I don't take the blame
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away, run away



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@Sucpreme

When you conquered the holy land but not her heart

@yugeshshrestha8317

damn that's deep.

@cadis4054

SixtyNighn ok but did we ask u

@lecheflan7895

Thats just sad

@notprodigy1228

Lol rip

@giovannygodinez3167

I felt that

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@hottunes2888

Post always looks rich and poor at the same time

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yaa

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frr

@hendrix9542

Only his face and hair look poor lol😂

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