JESUS
BROCKHAMPTON Lyrics


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I felt awesome when you walked in
You caught me doin' something that I should've never been caught with
I played the forest, my far trip, I tripped and I fell
Still think I'm living near Austin
Remember when I was, trippin' off some wack shit?
When I thought the automatic had an answer
But I was jammin' out Beyonce like Sampha
And you broke up with me 'cause I'm a cancer
Our relationship was toxic, cancer
I fell in love with a dancer in Atlanta
I'm lying, I ain't a Drake ass nigga
I'm more like Troye Sivan, with a whole 'lotta melanin
Sendin' bombs to your lawn
Grew up on Rockafella, so I'ma get a chain
And sing every song in the vain of your name
And this'll

Be there when they call me up
Save me wishin' for you
I'm missing you too
Miss the way we talk, miss the way we stop
Miss the way we talk, uh ooh
Be there when they call me up
Save me wishin' for you
I'm missing you too




Miss the way we talk, miss the way we stop
Miss the way we talk, uh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to BROCKHAMPTON's song "JESUS" seem to delve into a combination of personal reflections and relationship dynamics. The opening line "I felt awesome when you walked in" immediately sets a scene, suggesting that the singer was happy or elated when they encountered someone. However, the next line complicates this positive emotion by revealing that the singer was "caught doing something" that they shouldn't have been. This implies guilt or some sort of misdeed, and sets up an intriguing tension between happiness and shame throughout the song.


The lyrics continue to follow a stream-of-consciousness format, with the singer reminiscing about past experiences with drugs and music ("Remember when I was trippin' off some wack shit?"). The mention of Beyonce and Sampha highlights a moment of joy in the singer's life, which is soon followed by references to a past relationship that was "toxic." The line "I fell in love with a dancer in Atlanta" could be interpreted as a new romantic interest, but the following line reveals that the singer is "lying" and not actually pursuing anyone. Instead, they seem to be reflecting on past mistakes and missed opportunities for connection.


Overall, "JESUS" is a complex and introspective song that touches on a range of emotions and experiences. The lyrics evoke a sense of longing or nostalgia, with the singer yearning for something that they can't quite identify or obtain.


Line by Line Meaning

I felt awesome when you walked in
I was elated when you entered the room


You caught me doin' something that I should've never been caught with
You discovered me doing something inappropriate


I played the forest, my far trip, I tripped and I fell
I pretended to be off exploring, but I got lost and stumbled


Still think I'm living near Austin
I still believe I am residing in Austin


Remember when I was, trippin' off some wack shit?
Remember when I was under the influence of something strange?


When I thought the automatic had an answer
When I believed that machines had the solution to everything


But I was jammin' out Beyonce like Sampha
But in reality, I was enjoying Beyonce's music like Sampha would


And you broke up with me 'cause I'm a cancer
And you ended our relationship because I have the sign of Cancer


Our relationship was toxic, cancer
Our connection was unhealthy, like the disease of Cancer


I fell in love with a dancer in Atlanta
I developed feelings for a performer in Atlanta


I'm lying, I ain't a Drake ass nigga
I'm not like Drake, despite what I may have claimed before


I'm more like Troye Sivan, with a whole 'lotta melanin
I am more similar to Troye Sivan, but I have a lot of dark skin pigment


Sendin' bombs to your lawn
I am causing destruction to your property


Grew up on Rockafella, so I'ma get a chain
I was raised listening to music from Rockafella Records, so I will obtain a large necklace


And sing every song in the vain of your name
And I will sing each track in a style that is reminiscent of you


And this'll be there when they call me up
And this song will be with me when I am summoned


Save me wishin' for you
Prevent me from desiring you


I'm missing you too
I feel your absence as well


Miss the way we talk, miss the way we stop
I long for our conversations and pauses


Miss the way we talk, uh ooh
I yearn for the way we communicated




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Clifford Simpson, Robert Ontenient, Romil Hemnani, Ciaran Mcdonald

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