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Introvert
Little Simz Lyrics


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There's a war (there's a war)

The kingdom's on fire, the blood of a young messiah
I see sinners in a church, I see sinners in a church
Sometimes I might be introvert
There's a war inside, I hear battle cries
Mothers burying sons, young boys playing with guns
The devil's a liar, fulfil your wildest desires
Now I don't wanna be the one to doctor this
But if you can't feel pain then you can't feel the opposite
The fight between the Yin and Yang's a fight you'll never win
I study humans, that makes me an anthropologist
I'm not into politics but I know it's dark times
Parts of the world still living in Apartheid (there's a war, there's a war)
But if I don't take this winner's flight that's career suicide
Though I should've been a friend when your grandma died
I see the illness eat my aunt laying in her bed
I see her soul rising as her body gets closer to death

Find a way, I'll find a way
The world's not over
I will make it, don't you cry
In God we trust
'Cause we're not alone

I need a license to feel (I can't feel)
Internal wounds and I'm not tryna be healed (no I don't, no I don't, no)
I sabotage what we are trying to build
'Cause of feelings I keep inside but it's time to reveal (reveal, reveal)
I hate the thought of just being a burden
I hate that these conversations are surfaced
Simz the artist or Simbi the person?
To you I'm smiling but really I'm hurting
I dedicate my life and gave my heart over twenty-something years
Left wondering how I even feel
Or was it was even worth it?
I bottle up and then spill it in verses
One day I'm wordless, next day I'm a wordsmith
Close to success but to happiness I'm the furthest
At night I wonder if my tears will dry on their own
Hoping I will fulfil Amy's purpose
Angel said, "Don't let you ego be a disturbance"
Inner demon said, "Motherfucker, you earned this"
Like they strip you of everything you're deserving
Realize there is a prison in us, we are conditioned as fuck
Man, it's like they can't sleep 'til our spirit is crushed
How much fighting must we do? We've been fearless enough
All we see is broken homes here and poverty
Corrupt government officials, lies and atrocities
How they talking on what's threatening the economy
Knocking down communities to re-up on properties
I'm directly effected, it does more than just bother me
Look beyond the surface, don't just see what you wanna see?
My speech ain't involuntary
Project with intention straight from my lungs
I'm a black woman and I'm a proud one
We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome
But as long as we're unified, then we've already won

Find a way, I'll find a way
The worlds not over
I will make it, don't you cry
In God we trust
'Cause we're not alone

And so it begins
The base is an amalgamation of everything
Rules are not to be played by rebels
The story of never ending
Your introversion led you here
Intuition protected you along the way
Feelings allowed you to be well balanced
And perspective gave you foresight
The top of the mountain is nothing without the climb
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

Alone but not lonely
Your truth unveils with time
As you embark on a journey
Of what it takes to be a woman

Overall Meaning

In Little Simz's song "Introvert," the lyrics refer to the internal war that Simz is fighting. She describes the kingdom being on fire and the blood of a young messiah pointing towards religious and spiritual themes. She sees sinners in a church and hears the cries of battle, with mothers burying their sons and young boys playing with guns. Simz talks about how the devil is a liar who fulfills people's wildest desires but warns that if you can't feel pain, then you can't feel the opposite.


The lyrics then move onto how Simz feels like an introvert, and there's a war inside of her. She hates feeling like a burden and is struggling to find balance between Simz the artist and Simbi the person. She has dedicated her life to her craft but is left wondering if it was even worth it. Simz acknowledges systemic issues affecting Black communities, such as poverty, corrupt officials, and the destruction of neighborhoods. She references Amy Winehouse, questioning if her own tears will ever dry and if she will fulfill Winehouse's legacy.


The final lyrics bring the song's theme full circle, as Simz acknowledges that the journey to be a woman is a lonely one, but she's not alone. She emphasizes the importance of unity and perspective and that only the strong will survive.


Overall, the song showcases Simz's introspective nature and her desire to speak on issues affecting marginalized communities.


Line by Line Meaning

There's a war (there's a war)
The world is at war with itself and it's easy to see.


The kingdom's on fire, the blood of a young messiah
The world is burning down, and a young person with potential (the messiah) has been hurt as a result.


I see sinners in a church, I see sinners in a church
Even a place of worship is not immune to the presence of sinners.


Sometimes I might be introvert
I have a shy and reserved personality.


There's a war inside, I hear battle cries
I am fighting an internal war with myself and can hear the cries of battle.


Mothers burying sons, young boys playing with guns
Mothers are forced to bury their own children while young boys are still caught up in the violence.


The devil's a liar, fulfil your wildest desires
The devil will offer you happiness to do his bidding, but it's a lie.


Now I don't wanna be the one to doctor this
I don't want to be the one to sugarcoat my message.


But if you can't feel pain then you can't feel the opposite
If you've never experienced pain, you can't appreciate happiness.


The fight between the Yin and Yang's a fight you'll never win
The balance between light and dark is a never ending struggle.


I study humans, that makes me an anthropologist
I observe human behavior to better understand it, much like an anthropologist studies cultures.


I'm not into politics but I know it's dark times
I'm not interested in politics, but I know the world is in a bad place.


Parts of the world still living in Apartheid (there's a war, there's a war)
There is still racial segregation and discrimination in some parts of the world.


But if I don't take this winner's flight that's career suicide
If I don't take risks to succeed, my career will fail.


Though I should've been a friend when your grandma died
I should have been there for you when your grandmother passed away.


I see the illness eat my aunt laying in her bed
I see how the disease is slowly killing my aunt.


I see her soul rising as her body gets closer to death
As her body deteriorates, her spirit begins to ascend.


Find a way, I'll find a way
I will keep trying until I find a way to succeed.


The world's not over
Even though things are tough, there is still hope.


I will make it, don't you cry
I will succeed, so don't worry.


In God we trust
I trust in a higher power to guide me through life.


'Cause we're not alone
We have each other for support and comfort.


I need a license to feel (I can't feel)
I have a hard time expressing my emotions and need permission to do so.


Internal wounds and I'm not tryna be healed (no I don't, no I don't, no)
I have emotional scars that I don't want to heal and instead keep hidden.


I sabotage what we are trying to build
I ruin things that could be beneficial because of my personal feelings.


'Cause of feelings I keep inside but it's time to reveal (reveal, reveal)
I've been keeping my feelings to myself for too long and it's time to express them.


I hate the thought of just being a burden
I don't want to be seen as a bother or inconvenience to others.


I hate that these conversations are surfaced
I don't like talking about these difficult subjects.


Simz the artist or Simbi the person?
Who am I really, Simz the performer or Simbi the individual?


To you I'm smiling but really I'm hurting
I'm putting on a brave face, but inside I'm in pain.


I dedicate my life and gave my heart over twenty-something years
I've devoted my life and passion to this for over twenty years.


Left wondering how I even feel
I don't even know what I'm feeling anymore.


Or was it was even worth it?
Is all this dedication and effort even worth it in the end?


I bottle up and then spill it in verses
I keep my emotions inside until I release them through my music.


One day I'm wordless, next day I'm a wordsmith
Some days my creativity is at a loss, while other days I'm full of inspiration.


Close to success but to happiness I'm the furthest
My career is close to taking off, but I'm not personally fulfilled.


At night I wonder if my tears will dry on their own
I worry if my sadness will ever go away or if I will be stuck with it forever.


Hoping I will fulfil Amy's purpose
I hope to carry on Amy Winehouse's legacy of powerful and meaningful music.


Angel said, "Don't let you ego be a disturbance"
My inner voice tells me not to let my ego get in the way of success.


Inner demon said, "Motherfucker, you earned this"
Another part of me is more aggressive and tells me I deserve all the good things coming to me.


Like they strip you of everything you're deserving
It feels like others try to take away what I've earned and deserve.


Realize there is a prison in us, we are conditioned as fuck
We are all trapped in our own way of thinking and society's expectations of us.


Man, it's like they can't sleep 'til our spirit is crushed
It feels like others want to see us fail and they won't be satisfied until we do.


How much fighting must we do? We've been fearless enough
We have already been through so much, how can they expect us to keep fighting?


All we see is broken homes here and poverty
Our communities are suffering from broken families and a lack of resources.


Corrupt government officials, lies and atrocities
Those in power are abusing their positions and hurting others in the process.


How they talking on what's threatening the economy
Those in charge are discussing issues that affect the economy without considering how they harm the people.


Knocking down communities to re-up on properties
Communities are being destroyed to make room for gentrification and more profitable properties.


I'm directly effected, it does more than just bother me
These issues aren't just annoying inconveniences, they directly impact me and others like me.


Look beyond the surface, don't just see what you wanna see?
Take a deeper look at what's going on and don't ignore the uncomfortable truths.


My speech ain't involuntary
I speak with intention and purpose, not just because it's expected or automatic.


Project with intention straight from my lungs
I put everything I have into my art and give it all I've got.


I'm a black woman and I'm a proud one
I'm proud to be a powerful and determined black woman.


We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome
Sometimes we have to take risks without knowing how it will turn out in the end.


But as long as we're unified, then we've already won
As long as we stand together, we have already achieved something great.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Dean Wynton Josiah Cover, Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@sarahfraoun5035

There's a war (there's a war)

The kingdom's on fire, the blood of a young messiah
I see sinners in a church, I see sinners in a church
Sometimes I might be introvert
There's a war inside, I hear battle cries
Mothers burying sons, young boys playing with guns
The devil's a liar, fulfil your wildest desires
Now I don't wanna be the one to doctor this
But if you can't feel pain then you can't feel the opposite
The fight between the Yin and Yang's a fight you'll never win
I study humans, that makes me an anthropologist
I'm not into politics but I know it's dark times
Parts of the world still living in Apartheid (there's a war, there's a war)
But if I don't take this winner's flight that's career suicide
Though I should've been a friend when your grandma died
I see the illness eat my aunt laying in her bed
I see her soul rising as her body gets closer to death

Find a way, I'll find a way
The world's not over
I will make it, don't you cry
In God we trust
'Cause we're not alone

I need a license to feel (I can't feel)
Internal wounds and I'm not tryna be healed (no I don't, no I don't, no)
I sabotage what we are trying to build
'Cause of feelings I keep inside but it's time to reveal (reveal, reveal)
I hate the thought of just being a burden
I hate that these conversations are surfaced
Simz the artist or Simbi the person?
To you I'm smiling but really I'm hurting
I dedicate my life and gave my heart over twenty-something years
Left wondering how I even feel
Or was it was even worth it?
I bottle up and then spill it in verses
One day I'm wordless, next day I'm a wordsmith
Close to success but to happiness I'm the furthest
At night I wonder if my tears will dry on their own
Hoping I will fulfil Amy's purpose
Angel said, "Don't let you ego be a disturbance"
Inner demon said, "Motherfucker, you earned this"
Like they strip you of everything you're deserving
Realize there is a prison in us, we are conditioned as fuck
Man, it's like they can't sleep 'til our spirit is crushed
How much fighting must we do? We've been fearless enough
All we see is broken homes here and poverty
Corrupt government officials, lies and atrocities
How they talking on what's threatening the economy
Knocking down communities to re-up on properties
I'm directly effected, it does more than just bother me
Look beyond the surface, don't just see what you wanna see?
My speech ain't involuntary
Project with intention straight from my lungs
I'm a black woman and I'm a proud one
We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome
But as long as we're unified, then we've already won

Find a way, I'll find a way
The worlds not over
I will make it, don't you cry
In God we trust
'Cause we're not alone

And so it begins
The base is an amalgamation of everything
Rules are not to be played by rebels
The story of never ending
Your introversion led you here
Intuition protected you along the way
Feelings allowed you to be well balanced
And perspective gave you foresight
The top of the mountain is nothing without the climb
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive

Alone but not lonely
Your truth unveils with time
As you embark on a journey
Of what it takes to be a woman



@einjix

Lyrics fro the rebels:

The kingdoms on fire
The blood of a young messiah
I see sinners in a church
I see sinners in a church
Sometimes I might be introvert
There’s a war inside
I hear battle cries
Mothers burying sons
Young boys playing with guns
The devils a liar
Fulfil your wildest desires
Now I don’t wanna be the one to doctor this
But if you can’t feel pain then you can’t feel the opposite
The fight between the ying and yang is a fight you’ll never win
I studying humans that makes me an anthropologist
I’m not into politics
But I know it’s darks times
Parts of the world still living in apartheid
But if I don’t take this winners flight
That’s career suicide
Though I should’ve been a friend when your grandma died
I see the illness eat my aunt laying in her bed
I see her soul rising as her body gets closer to death

Find a way I’ll find a way
The worlds not over
I will make it don’t you cry
In God we trust
Cos we’re not alone

I need a licence to feel
Internal wounds and I’m not tryna be healed
I sabotage what we are trying to build
Cos of feelings I keep inside but it’s time to reveal
I hate the thought of just being a burden
I hate that these conversations are surfaced
Simz the artist or Simbi the person
To you smiling but really hurting
I dedicate my life and gave my heart over 20 something years left wondering how I even feel
Or was it was even worth it
I bottle up and then spill it verses
One day I’m wordless next day I’m a wordsmith
Close to success but to happiness I’m the furthest
At night I wonder if my tears will dry on their own
Hoping I will fulfil Amy’s purpose
Angel said don’t let you ego be a disturbance
Inner demon said mother fucker you earned this
Like they strip you of everything your deserving
Realise there is a prison is us
We are conditioned as fuck
Man It’s like they can’t sleep till our spirit is crushed
How much fighting must we do we been fearless enough
All we see is broken homes here and poverty
Corrupt government officials lies and atrocities
How they talking on what threatening the economy
Knocking down communities to re up on properties
I’m directly effected It does more than just bother me
Look beyond the surface don’t just see what you wanna see
My speech ain’t involuntary
Project with intention straight from my lungs
I’m a black woman and I’m proud one
We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome
But as long as we unified then we’ve already won

Find a way I’ll find a way
The worlds not over
I will make it don’t you cry
In God we trust
Cos we’re not alone

And so it begins
The base is an amalgamation of everything
Rules are not to be played by rebels
The story of never ending
Your introversion led you here
Intuition protected you along the away
Feelings allowed you to be well balanced
And perspective gave you forsight
The top of the mountain is nothing without the climb
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive
Alone but not lonely
Your truth unveils with time
As you embark on a journey
Of what it takes to be a woman <3



@Hani-nj7rl

Lyrics:
There's a war (there's a war)
The kingdom's on fire, the blood of a young messiah
I see sinners in a church, I see sinners in a church
Sometimes I might be introvert
There's a war inside, I hear battle cries
Mothers burying sons, young boys playing with guns
The devil's a liar, fulfil your wildest desires
Now I don't wanna be the one to doctor this
But if you can't feel pain then you can't feel the opposite
The fight between the Yin and Yang's a fight you'll never win
I study humans, that makes me an anthropologist
I'm not into politics but I know it's dark times
Parts of the world still living in Apartheid (there's a war, there's a war)
But if I don't take this winner's flight that's career suicide
Though I should've been a friend when your grandma died
I see the illness eat my aunt laying in her bed
I see her soul rising as her body gets closer to death
Find a way, I'll find a way
The world's not over
I will make it, don't you cry
In God we trust
'Cause we're not alone
I need a license to feel (I can't feel)
Internal wounds and I'm not tryna be healed (no I don't, no I don't, no)
I sabotage what we are trying to build
'Cause of feelings I keep inside but it's time to reveal (reveal, reveal)
I hate the thought of just being a burden
I hate that these conversations are surfaced
Simz the artist or Simbi the person?
To you I'm smiling but really I'm hurting
I dedicate my life and gave my heart over twenty-something years
Left wondering how I even feel
Or was it was even worth it?
I bottle up and then spill it in verses
One day I'm wordless, next day I'm a wordsmith
Close to success but to happiness I'm the furthest
At night I wonder if my tears will dry on their own
Hoping I will fulfil Amy's purpose
Angel said, "Don't let you ego be a disturbance"
Inner demon said, "Motherfucker, you earned this"
Like they strip you of everything you're deserving
Realize there is a prison in us, we are conditioned as fuck
Man, it's like they can't sleep 'til our spirit is crushed
How much fighting must we do? We've been fearless enough
All we see is broken homes here and poverty
Corrupt government officials, lies and atrocities
How they talking on what's threatening the economy
Knocking down communities to re-up on properties
I'm directly effected, it does more than just bother me
Look beyond the surface, don't just see what you wanna see?
My speech ain't involuntary
Project with intention straight from my lungs
I'm a black woman and I'm a proud one
We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome
But as long as we're unified, then we've already won
Find a way, I'll find a way
The worlds not over
I will make it, don't you cry
In God we trust
'Cause we're not alone
And so it begins
The base is an amalgamation of everything
Rules are not to be played by rebels
The story of never ending
Your introversion led you here
Intuition protected you along the way
Feelings allowed you to be well balanced
And perspective gave you foresight
The top of the mountain is nothing without the climb
Only the strong will survive
Only the strong will survive
Alone but not lonely
Your truth unveils with time
As you embark on a journey
Of what it takes to be a woman



All comments from YouTube:

@ibmalik84

She didn't put this out before coz she was waiting for us to mature like some fine wine.

@Loothansa

I woulda needed some more time apparently. damn.

@duskytraveller8261

EXACTLYYYYYYYY

@RecliningFurniture

Judging from this, Little Simz has matured better than any wine.

@jnbeatnik

yeah

@uniqueenz3697

Frr

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@panosss

She gave us visuals
She gave us rhymes
She gave us a killer instrumental
She gave us EVERYTHING !!!

@datguylz7299

She gave me goosebumps for 6 minutes straight 🥶🥶🥶

@veronikkaxanadu9492

She's no Cardi B. Cardi is the epitome of talent and a role model for young women!! ❤️

@billz4692

She gave us her.

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