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Compass
The Neighbourhood Lyrics


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If I don't have you with me, I'm alone
You know I never know which way to go
I think I need you with me for all-time
When I need new direction for my mind

You'll listen to my lectures on the phone
You'll help me find the treasure in the hole
You'll tell me if I'm acting like a fool
I know that you're not something to lose, now

I've got something to confess
I'd keep you in my pocket to use
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you

Could you tell me where to go?

You're always there to help me when I'm down
I'm lucky you've been keeping me around
You're the star I look for every night
When it's dark, you'll stick right by my side

I've got something to confess
I'd keep you in my pocket to use (I keep you in my pocket)
You're my only compass (yeah)
I might get lost without you

Like a magnet
Hard to imagine ever changing
Anything changing my way
Baby, like a magnet
Can't help that I'm attracted to you, I am
Could you keep on guiding me?
Please

I've got something to confess
I'd keep you in my pocket to use
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you (I might get lost without you)
I've got something to confess
I might get lost without you
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you

Overall Meaning

In The Neighbourhood’s “Compass,” the artist is expressing gratitude and admiration towards a specific person in their life. This person is the “compass” in their life, guiding them through tough times and providing direction when needed. The artist acknowledges that without this person, they would be lost and directionless. The chorus emphasizes this sentiment with lyrics such as “You’re my only compass, I might get lost without you.”


Throughout the song, the artist also highlights some of the ways in which this person has been instrumental in their life. This includes being a listening ear, helping them find “treasure in the hole,” and calling them out when they’re “acting like a fool.” The artist’s dependence on this person is palpable as they confess that they would “keep [them] in [their] pocket to use” and that they’re “lucky [they’ve] been keeping [them] around.”


Overall, “Compass” is an ode to the people in our lives who guide us and anchor us when we feel lost. It’s a reminder that we don’t have to navigate life alone and that having someone reliable to turn to can make all the difference.


Line by Line Meaning

If I don't have you with me, I'm alone
I feel incomplete without your presence, your absence makes me feel lonely.


You know I never know which way to go
Without you, I don't have any direction, and I feel lost.


I think I need you with me for all-time
I can't imagine living without you, I feel like you need to be with me all the time.


When I need new direction for my mind
I look to you whenever I need guidance to help clear my mind.


You'll listen to my lectures on the phone
You're always there to listen to me and provide me with advice, no matter the distance.


You'll help me find the treasure in the hole
You help me discover the hidden gems in life, and make my journey worthwhile.


You'll tell me if I'm acting like a fool
You'll always be honest with me, even if I don't want to hear the truth.


I know that you're not something to lose, now
I'm aware of how valuable you are to me, and I don't want to lose you.


I've got something to confess I'd keep you in my pocket to use
I have a secret to tell - I want to keep you close with me at all times, to seek your guidance whenever I need it.


You're my only compass
You're my sole guide in life, and I rely on you entirely to navigate myself.


I might get lost without you
Without you by my side, I might get lost or lose direction in life.


Could you tell me where to go?
I want you to tell me what direction I should take in life, as I trust your judgment.


You're always there to help me when I'm down
In my times of need, you're always there to offer me a helping hand.


I'm lucky you've been keeping me around
I consider myself fortunate to have you in my life, and I hope you continue to stay by my side.


You're the star I look for every night
You're my shining light that guides me through the darkness of life.


When it's dark, you'll stick right by my side
In my darkest moments, you'll be my support system and never leave my side.


Like a magnet
I'm drawn to you, as if you were a magnet, and I can't help it.


Hard to imagine ever changing
I can't imagine ever changing my feelings for you, as they're so strong.


Anything changing my way
I don't want anything to change the way I feel about you or our relationship.


Baby, like a magnet
I call you baby, and you have a magnetic-like pull on me that I can't resist.


Can't help that I'm attracted to you, I am
I can't help but be attracted to you, and I fall for you more and more every day.


Could you keep on guiding me? Please
I'm asking you to help continue guiding me through life, as I need you now more than ever.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Brandon Alexander Fried, Jeremy Allen Freedman, Jesse J Rutherford, Lars Stalfors, Michael Blake Margott, Zach Shane Abels

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@renatofidelis2333

lyrics

[Verse 1]
If I don't have you with me, I'm alone
You know I never know which way to go
I think I need you with me for all-time
When I need new direction for my mind
You listen to my lectures on the phone
You help me find the treasure in the hole
You'll tell me if I'm acting like a fool
I know that you're not something to lose, now

[Chorus]
I've got something to confess
I keep you in my pocket to you
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you
(Could you tell me where to go?)

[Verse 2]
You're always there to help me when I'm down
I'm lucky you've been keeping me around
You're the star I look for every night
When it's dark, you'll stick right by my side

[Chorus]
I've got something to confess
I keep you in my pocket to you
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you



@xelas1275

lyrics
If I don't have you with me, I'm alone
You know I never know which way to go
I think I need you with me for all-time
When I need new direction for my mind
You listen to my lectures on the phone
You help me find the treasure in the hole
You'll tell me if I'm acting like a fool
I know that you're not something to lose, now

[Chorus]
I've got something to confess
I keep you in my pocket to you
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you
(Could you tell me where to go?)

[Verse 2]
You're always there to help me when I'm down
I'm lucky you've been keeping me around
You're the star I look for every night
When it's dark, you'll stick right by my side

[Chorus]
I've got something to confess
I keep you in my pocket to you
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you


[Bridge]
Like a magnet
Hard to imagine anything changing
Anything changing my way
Baby, like a magnet
Can't help that I'm attracted to you, I am
Could you keep on guiding me?
(Please)

[Extended Chorus]
I've got something to confess
I keep you in my pocket to you
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you
(I might get lost without you)
I've got something to confess
I might get lost without you
You're my only compass
I might get lost without you



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@dotdotfries

1:11 when he says “you’re the star I look for every night” sjsjksk shivers

@ph4ttycake

Jeymi A ty I was looking for this!

@barryslore7681

soo goooooood

@juliacorreia9063

YESSSSSSS

@anyawx6812

my favorite part

@mxwazn

Editing 🤭🏃‍♀️

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@portxr

I don't think I've ever replayed a song this much in my life

@JmelBst

Same. My 3rd day coming back to it. Lol I need help!!

jk Might buy it for Christmas or New yrs. Lol

@riverdaletextingstories2410

Same LAMO

@cessactdm

SAME BUT SPOTIFY STATS TELLS ME THAT SONG IS CHANEL BY THE ONE AND ONLY FRANK OCEAN

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