Cooler Than Me
Abby Christo Lyrics


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He's got ripped jeans and a sleeve of art
He's got a bad habit of kissing in the dark
I've got good intentions, I know this ain't smart
Coz my head tells me he's gonna break my heart

Driving all night with your headlights on
Tryna get me home to a midnight song,
Hoping we don't crash

I'm riding shotgun with your T-shirt on
I wanna hold your hand but I'm way too drunk
Hoping we don't crash, can we make it last

You're cooler than the air that I wanna breathe
I wanna get lost in your company
Coz you're cooler than me (you're cooler than me)
And when I make a mess on the bathroom floor
You hold my hair back, lock the door and you never leave
Coz you're cooler than me

He's got green eyes and he smokes cigars
He's got ambition and you should hear him play guitar
I've got good intentions, I know this ain't smart
And my friends all tell me he's gonna break my heart

Driving all night with your headlights on
Tryna get me home to a midnight song,
Hoping we don't crash

I'm riding shotgun with your T-shirt on
I wanna hold your hand but I'm way too drunk
Hoping we don't crash, can we make it last

You're cooler than the air that I wanna breathe
I wanna get lost in your company
Coz you're cooler than me (you're cooler than me)
And when I make a mess on the bathroom floor
You hold my hair back, lock the door and you never leave
Coz you're cooler than me

You're cooler than me, you're cooler than me
And when I make a mess on the bathroom floor
You hold my hair back, lock the door and you never leave
Coz you're cooler than me

Driving all night with your headlights on




Tryna get me home to a midnight song,
Hoping we don't crash, can we make it last

Overall Meaning

Abby Christo's song "Cooler Than Me" is a pop ballad that explores the complexities of a romantic relationship between two people who come from different backgrounds. The singer of the song is attracted to this guy who she describes as being "cooler than me." He's got a rebellious streak, sporting ripped jeans and covered in tattoos. She knows that getting involved with him would be a mistake but her heart tells her to take the chance. The song speaks about the risks people take when they fall in love, knowing that it might lead to heartbreak.


The verse, "I'm riding shotgun with your T-shirt on, I wanna hold your hand but I'm way too drunk, Hoping we don't crash, can we make it last," is a metaphor for the fragility of their relationship. The singer feels that she is not in control of her emotions in this situation and that their love could crash and burn at any moment. The chorus, "You're cooler than me (you're cooler than me), And when I make a mess on the bathroom floor, You hold my hair back, lock the door and you never leave, Coz you're cooler than me," speaks to the unexpected kindness and compassion of the object of her affection, who supports her even when she is at her worst.


Overall, "Cooler Than Me" is a heartfelt ballad that shows the highs and lows of a romantic relationship with a sense of authenticity and emotion.


Line by Line Meaning

He's got ripped jeans and a sleeve of art
He dresses unconventionally and has tattoos on his arm


He's got a bad habit of kissing in the dark
He likes to make out in the darkness


I've got good intentions, I know this ain't smart
She knows that liking him might lead to getting hurt


Coz my head tells me he's gonna break my heart
She fears that he won't reciprocate her feelings and will end up breaking her heart


Driving all night with your headlights on
They are spending the night in the car driving around


Tryna get me home to a midnight song
He's playing a song in the car trying to impress her


Hoping we don't crash
Praying that they reach home safely


I'm riding shotgun with your T-shirt on
She's wearing his shirt while sitting in the front seat


I wanna hold your hand but I'm way too drunk
She wants to hold hands with him but she's too drunk to do so


Can we make it last
She hopes that their time together won't end soon


You're cooler than the air that I wanna breathe
She's impressed by him and thinks he's the best company she could have


And when I make a mess on the bathroom floor
She's talking about getting sick and barfing on the bathroom floor


You hold my hair back, lock the door and you never leave
He takes care of her when she gets sick and never leaves her side


He's got green eyes and he smokes cigars
He has piercing green eyes and smokes cigars


He's got ambition and you should hear him play guitar
He has intentions and goals for the future and is talented at playing the guitar


You're cooler than me
She knows that he is better than her in various ways




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Written by: William Henderson, Abby Christo, Jonathan Boyle

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