Goosebumps
Bastille Lyrics


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Goosebumps on my skin
Hairs on the back of my neck
Where do you begin?
Where does the fantasy end?

I lost it, you found it
'07, all about it
I'm dizzy, you're jaded
We slowly self-destructed

You
Make it hard to love you
Is that why you
Make it hard to love you

Goosebumps on my skin
Hairs on the back of my neck (stand up)
Where do you begin?
And where does the fantasy end?
It's drivin' me wild
To know that I can't have you
Drivin' me wild
To know that I can't have you anymore

Anymore
Anymore
Anymore

She said she
Gon' snap like elastic
Just watch me shake my baggage off
You're muted, computed
Why can't you learn to lose me?

You
Make it hard to love you
You know that you
Make it hard to love you

Goosebumps on my skin (goosebumps on my skin)
Hairs on the back of my neck (stand up)
Where do you begin?
And where does the fantasy end?
It's drivin' me wild
To know that I can't have you (you can't have me)
Drivin' me wild
To know that I can't have you anymore

Anymore
Anymore
Anymore

No-no-no, no-no-no
You can't have me anymore




No-no-no, no-no-no
You can't have me anymore

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Bastille Kenny Beats's song "Goosebumps" explore the complexities of a tumultuous relationship. The artist describes the physical and emotional reactions he experiences when he is around this person. The goosebumps on his skin and the hairs standing up on the back of his neck indicate a strong physical attraction or anticipation. However, he questions where the line between fantasy and reality lies and where the relationship truly begins.


The artist reflects on the past, mentioning '07, implying a reference to a specific period or memory. He acknowledges that both he and the other person were involved in the downfall of their relationship. They both had a hand in its destruction, leading to a sense of dizziness and jadedness.


The chorus reveals the artist's struggle to love this person. They make it difficult for him to fully embrace his feelings, potentially due to their own actions or characteristics. The repetition of the line "driving me wild" emphasizes the intense emotions and frustration that come from knowing he cannot have this person anymore.


The second verse introduces another perspective, possibly the other person speaking. She expresses her desire to break free from her own emotional baggage, suggesting that their relationship has caused her to be on edge and ready to snap like elastic. The lyric "muted, computed" implies that the other person is distant, calculating, and perhaps disconnected. Despite this, the artist questions why they can't seem to let go of him.


Overall, "Goosebumps" delves into the complexities of a toxic and challenging relationship, where both parties are aware of the damage caused but struggle to move on.


Line by Line Meaning

Goosebumps on my skin
Feeling a strong physical reaction of excitement or fear


Hairs on the back of my neck
Feeling a heightened sense of alertness or tension


Where do you begin?
Questioning the origin or starting point of something


Where does the fantasy end?
Questioning the boundary between reality and imagination


I lost it, you found it
I had something valuable but you discovered it


'07, all about it
Referring to a specific time period and being fully absorbed in it


I'm dizzy, you're jaded
I feel disoriented while you feel tired and lacking interest


We slowly self-destructed
We gradually fell apart or ruined ourselves


You Make it hard to love you
Your behavior or actions make it difficult for me to feel love towards you


Is that why you Make it hard to love you
Questioning if the reason behind your behavior is to make it challenging for me to love you


It's driving' me wild
Causing intense excitement or frustration


To know that I can't have you
Feeling the agony of not being able to be with you


Anymore
No longer


She said she Gon' snap like elastic
She declared that she will suddenly react or break like a stretched rubber band


Just watch me shake my baggage off
Witness my ability to release or let go of my emotional burdens


You're muted, computed
You are silent and calculated


Why can't you learn to lose me?
Questioning why you cannot accept and move on from losing me


You know that you Make it hard to love you
Acknowledging that you are aware of how your actions make it difficult for me to love you


No-no-no, no-no-no You can't have me anymore
Asserting that you no longer have control or access to me




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Daniel Campbell Smith, Daniel Robin Priddy, Kenneth Charles Blume III, Mark Blair Crew

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

snakesare_biting

Goosebumps:
I lost it ,you found it
07 all about it
I'm dizzy, your jaded
We slowly self destructive

But you make it hard to live you
Is that why you make it hard to love you

Goosebumps on my skin
Hairs on the back of my neck
Where do you begin where does the fantasy end
Its driving me wild to know that I cant have you
Driving me wild to know that I cant have you anymore anymore anymore

She said she wont snap like
Elastic just wach me shake my baggage of ur muted
Computed what cant
You learn to loose it

But you make it hard to love you
You know that
You make it hard to love you

Goosebumps on my skin
Hairs on the back of my
Where do you begin
Where does the fantasy end its driving me wild
To know that I cant have you
Driving me wild to know that I cant have you
Anymore , anymore anymore
Anymore

No no no no no no
You cant have me anymore
No no no no no no
You cant have me anymore



All comments from YouTube:

JackEllis

Bastille genuinely can’t make a bad song can they? This video was emotional seeing all the eras🥺 Crazy to think I’ve been a fan for 8 years!! Love this band more and more every single day!

😎ibyson bastille 😁

Sim a música apareceu as eras da bastille

Ali X

BASTILLE YOU DID IT ONCE AGAIN I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH I LOVE ALL THE REFERENCES FROM PAST SONGS AND I CAN"T BELIEVE HOW QUICKLY TIME PASSED SINCE BAD BLOOD TO DOOMDAYS, I LEGIT HAD GOOSEBUMPS LISTENING AND WATCHING THIS VIDEO!!!! MASSIVE LOVE TO BASTILLE, KENNY, AND THE TEAM BEHIND THIS! IM SPEECHLESS!

Kauã Pereira Cotta

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Yes, just a "point".

Ananya

Massive sign off to everything before, absolutely incredible, the new era has now begun i presume? :D

liam curtis

@Rocko Scarpignato sansa stark from oblivion, not sure about the girl in the red jacket, people walking from things we lost in the fire, 2 dancing from quarter past midnight (looks like the EP cover?), eye from blame, girls from pompeii, arms from those nights, girl from glory, guy from fake it, wygd vibes at the end

delirium nights

I feel like this is the usual ep they put out in between eras, trying to figure out what musical direction they'll take

Oli

Yeah i think 'what you gonna do?' kicked it off

Rocko Scarpignato

Probably is because in the beginning the doors of previous songs closed . Also there is a bunch of people from past vids here the two girls from pompi and that girl from wild world and that’s guy from fake it and the moon where what you gunna so took place and the survivn guy was there I think.

TLHM

this is the new era and it will be incredible i'm sure

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