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Habits
Tove Lo Lyrics


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Uh-uh uh-uh uh-uh
I eat my dinner in my bathtub
Then I go to sex clubs
Watching freaky people getting it on
It doesn't make me nervous
If anything I'm restless
Yeah I've been around and I've seen it all

I get home, I got the munchies
Binge on all my Twinkies
Throw up in the tub, then I go to sleep
And I drank up all my money
Dazed and kinda lonely

You're gone and I gotta stay high
All the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
High all the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
Spend my days locked in a haze
Trying to forget you babe, I fall back down
Gotta stay high all my life to forget I'm missing you, woo ooh, woo ooh

Pick up daddies at the playground
How I spend my daytime
Loosen up the frown, make them feel alive
I make it fast and greasy
I'm numb and way too easy

You're gone and I gotta stay high
All the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
High all the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
Spend my days locked in a haze
Tryin' to forget you babe, I fall back down
Gotta stay high all my life to forget I'm missing you, woo ooh, woo ooh

Staying in my play pretend
Where the fun ain't got no end, oh
Can't go home alone again
Need someone to numb the pain, oh
Staying in my play pretend
Where the fun ain't got no end, oh-oh
Can't go home alone again
Need someone to numb the pain

You're gone and I gotta stay high
All the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
High all the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
Spend my days locked in a haze
Tryin' to forget you babe, I fall back down
Gotta stay high all my life to forget I'm missing you, woo ooh, woo ooh

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Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tove Lo's song "Habits" talk about a person's desperation to forget someone they miss. The first verse begins with the singer eating their dinner in the bathtub, which sets the tone for the rest of the song, showing how disconnected they are from reality. The lyrics state that after dinner, the singer goes to sex clubs, where they watch others indulge in sexual activities. The singer confesses that they've been around and seen it all, revealing their numbness toward sex.


In the second verse, the singer talks about how they eat too much and throw up in the bathtub, emphasizing their erratic and unhealthy behavior. The singer reveals their substance abuse when they mention that they've drunk up all their money and are dazed and lonely. The chorus of the song is a repetition of how the singer needs to stay high all the time, so they don't think about the person they miss. The lyrics also reveal that the singer's coping mechanism is picking up strangers at the playground and having casual sex with them. The song's ending shows how the singer can't go home alone again and needs someone to numb their pain.


Overall, the lyrics highlight how addiction and substance abuse can be a coping mechanism for people trying to forget someone they miss. The song portrays a dark and unhealthy lifestyle that people can fall into when they're struggling emotionally.


Line by Line Meaning

Uh-uh uh-uh uh-uh
The start of a chorus without any explicit meaning.


I eat my dinner in my bathtub
This line means that the singer is in a state of self-isolation and uses the bathtub to eat his/her food.


Then I go to sex clubs
After eating, the singer visits sex clubs and watches people engage in sexual activities.


Watching freaky people getting it on
The artist spends time in sex clubs observing the sexual activities of people that are different from a 'typical' person.


It doesn't make me nervous
The artist is not concerned even though he/she is in an unconventional environment.


If anything I'm restless
The singer has a constant need for stimulation and excitement.


Yeah I've been around and I've seen it all
The singer has experienced most things in life and is not easily surprised or shocked.


I get home, I got the munchies
After being out and watching sexually explicit activities, the artist returns home with an increased appetite.


Binge on all my Twinkies
The artist eats her Twinkies excessively.


Throw up in the tub, then I go to sleep
After overindulging in food, the artist vomits in the bathtub before going to sleep.


And I drank up all my money
The singer has spent all of her money on alcohol.


Dazed and kinda lonely
The artist is feeling confused and isolated.


You're gone and I gotta stay high
The singer uses drugs to cope with the loss of her partner.


All the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
The singer uses drugs all the time to prevent thinking about her partner.


High all the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
Repeated line reiterating the singer's drug use habit.


Spend my days locked in a haze
The artist spends most of her days under the influence of drugs.


Trying to forget you babe, I fall back down
The artist's drug use is an attempt to forget about her loss, but it ends up causing problems instead.


Gotta stay high all my life to forget I'm missing you, woo ooh, woo ooh
The singer is choosing to use drugs permanently to avoid feeling the pain of her loss.


Pick up daddies at the playground
The singer visits playgrounds to approach older men and engage in sexual activities with them.


How I spend my daytime
The artist details her daytime activities in the line above.


Loosen up the frown, make them feel alive
The artist is attempting to make the older men feel rejuvenated and alive by providing them with sexual experiences.


I make it fast and greasy
The artist offers quick and nonintimate sexual interactions.


I'm numb and way too easy
The singer has shut down emotionally and feels she is allowing for easy access to her body.


Staying in my play pretend
The artist reflects on her avoidance of reality by engaging in reckless behavior.


Where the fun ain't got no end, oh
The singer views her activities as an opportunity for enjoyment that has no finish line.


Can't go home alone again
The singer feels that she cannot spend time alone.


Need someone to numb the pain, oh
The singer needs companionship to escape the emotional pain that she is feeling.


You're gone and I gotta stay high
The artist is still struggling to cope with losing her partner.


All the time to keep you off my mind, woo ooh, woo ooh
The artist uses drugs consistently to prevent thinking about her lost partner.


Spend my days locked in a haze
The singer's days are consumed by the use of drugs.


Tryin' to forget you babe, I fall back down
The singer's attempts to forget about her partner through drugs leads to further problems in her life.


Gotta stay high all my life to forget I'm missing you, woo ooh, woo ooh
The artist uses drugs to live a life without having to face the pain of her loss.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, O/B/O DistroKid, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Daniel Ledinsky, Jakob Jerlstrom, Ludvig Soderberg, Tove Lo

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Comments from YouTube:

@floorington5000

It took everyone five years to realize how deep this is

@kittylei_

The Soat hahaha

@absentgraph9864

ikrr???lol

@daabbottliveshere975

Deep? Lolz... I think it is called be in your twenties. Well, except the sex clubs...that shit is just nasty, but whatev's you do you booberry crunch.

@martinbefartin

YUP

@roytheboy5286

The Soat It took me five days to find this comment

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@za_ck

this song becomes sadder with every passing year wtf

@rickycain6085

For sure and the older I get

@TS-kk9ei

Better*

@lariekitty

True

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