Anyone but Me
Blackbear & Mike Posner Lyrics


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Even though it was long ago
I'm still caught up in the undertoe
And the waves come crashing over me
Cause I'm caught up in who I couldn't be

Cause what you want and what you need
Is a man that I could never be
And what you want and what you need
Is anyone, anyone but me!
Couple years older than me met you at duke
You were out of my league
I was dating Caroline at the time I met you
She done got a song
Now she doesn't get two (no)
Years disappear, years blow by
You fell in love with me i don't know why
But every time I'm in the city on tour
I pretend I'm your man and for those hours
I'm yours but you deserve better
We both know it i fucking love you
I never showed it gone as soon as I came
Get a real guy baby anybody but me

Cause what you want and what you need
Is a man that I could never be
And what you want and what you need
Is anyone, anyone but me!
Remember you were out of my league
I've been hitting homers baby
Now I'm big leagues i swear
Imma wife you up one day
But for now I just text you
When I'm on the runway (Sorry)
Say I'm in town you say for how long
Say I don't know some more small talk
I go to work for a while in the studio
When I'm done I'm gonna hit
It like a groupie hoe but you're not though
And we both know it i fucking love you
I never show it gone, as soon as I came
Get a real guy baby anybody but me

Even though it was long ago
I'm still caught up in the undertoe
And the waves come crashing over me
Cause I'm caught up in who i couldn't be

Cause what you want and what you need
Is a man that I could never be
And what you want and what you need
Is anyone, anyone but me!

A couple years ago we had it all
It seems like almost every single day
I wanna pick up and call way back in the day
Before I learned to stand tall
I had to get my knees scraped
Before I learned to never fall
Cause you deserve better trust me I'd know
Sometimes I hate you
Sometimes I hope it shows
And you deserve anybody but me
Cause what you want and what you need
Are two completely different things
Cause what you want and what you need




And what you want and what you need
Is anyone, anyone but me!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Anyone But Me" by Blackbear and Mike Posner explore the lingering feelings and regrets of a past relationship. The singer reflects on a previous love that still haunts them, indicated by the line "Even though it was long ago, I'm still caught up in the undertoe, and the waves come crashing over me." This image evokes the idea of being trapped and overwhelmed by memories and emotions associated with someone they couldn't be.


The chorus emphasizes the disconnect between the singer's inadequacy and the partner's desires. They acknowledge that the person they once loved wants and needs a man they could never become, stating, "What you want and what you need is a man that I could never be." This repetition reinforces their understanding of their own limitations and the realization that they can't fulfill their former partner's ideal.


The lyrics also delve into specific experiences within the relationship. The reference to the singer meeting the person at Duke implies a college setting, where they felt out of their league. They mention dating Caroline at the time, who now gets attention through her own song. This highlights the singer's feeling of being overshadowed and perhaps regretting their choice.


Throughout the song, the singer expresses conflicting emotions. They admit to loving the person they lost but never showing it. They mention pretending to be their man while on tour in the city, yet acknowledging they deserve someone better. This internal struggle resonates with the line, "I fucking love you, I never showed it. Gone as soon as I came, get a real guy, baby, anybody but me."


The bridge of the song reveals a longing for the past and the hope for a second chance. It speaks of a time when they had it all, before learning to stand tall. The singer expresses regret for not appreciating their former partner and acknowledges their inconsistency by saying, "Sometimes I hate you, sometimes I hope it shows." Ultimately, the lyrics convey the understanding that the person they lost deserves someone who can fulfill both their wants and needs, emphasizing the desire for anyone but the singer themselves.


Line by Line Meaning

Even though it was long ago
Despite the passage of time


I'm still caught up in the undertoe
I'm still trapped in the emotions


And the waves come crashing over me
And the overwhelming feelings take over


Cause I'm caught up in who I couldn't be
Because I dwell on who I couldn't become


Cause what you want and what you need
Because your desires and necessities


Is a man that I could never be
Require a man that I will never become


And what you want and what you need
And what you desire and require


Is anyone, anyone but me!
Is anyone, literally anyone except for me!


Couple years older than me met you at duke
I met you when I was a couple of years younger than you at Duke University


You were out of my league
You were beyond my level or reach


I was dating Caroline at the time I met you
I was in a relationship with Caroline when I first encountered you


She done got a song
She already got a song dedicated to her


Now she doesn't get two (no)
Now she won't receive another one from me


Years disappear, years blow by
Years pass quickly, time moves swiftly


You fell in love with me, I don't know why
You developed feelings for me, and I am unsure of the reasons


But every time I'm in the city on tour
However, whenever I'm in the city for a tour


I pretend I'm your man and for those hours
I pretend to be your partner during those moments


I'm yours but you deserve better
I temporarily belong to you, but you deserve someone superior


We both know it, I fucking love you
We both acknowledge it, I truly love you


I never showed it gone as soon as I came
I never expressed it and left as quickly as I arrived


Get a real guy baby anybody but me
Find a genuine man, anyone but me, my dear


Remember you were out of my league
Remember that you were too amazing for me


I've been hitting homers baby
I've been achieving great success, my dear


Now I'm big leagues I swear
Now I've reached the major leagues, I promise


Imma wife you up one day
I will make you my wife in the future


But for now I just text you
But for now, I only send you text messages


When I'm on the runway (Sorry)
When I'm on the airport runway, sorry for the distance


Say I'm in town you say for how long
I inform you that I'm in town, and you ask about the duration


Say I don't know some more small talk
I reply with uncertainty, engaging in casual conversation


I go to work for a while in the studio
I spend time working in the studio


When I'm done I'm gonna hit it like a groupie hoe
When I finish, I will engage in intimate activities similar to a groupie


But you're not though
However, you are not like a groupie


And we both know it, I fucking love you
And we both acknowledge it, I genuinely love you


I never show it gone, as soon as I came
I never express it and leave shortly after appearing


Get a real guy baby anybody but me
Find a genuine man, anyone but me, my dear


A couple years ago we had it all
A few years ago, we had everything


It seems like almost every single day
It feels like nearly every day


I wanna pick up and call way back in the day
I desire to reach out and call you from the distant past


Before I learned to stand tall
Before I learned to be confident and assertive


I had to get my knees scraped
I had to experience pain and challenges


Before I learned to never fall
Before I learned to never give up


Cause you deserve better, trust me I'd know
Because you deserve someone superior, believe me, I understand


Sometimes I hate you
Sometimes I resent you


Sometimes I hope it shows
Sometimes I wish you can see it


And you deserve anybody but me
And you deserve anyone, just not me


Cause what you want and what you need
Because what you desire and require


Are two completely different things
Are entirely different from each other


And what you want and what you need
And what you desire and require


And what you want and what you need
And what you desire and require


Is anyone, anyone but me!
Is anyone, literally anyone except for me!




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this one hits deeper than my soul

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Anyone still listening in 2020?

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2022

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2023 about to enter 2024

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2024

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@xander7099

great music definitely probably my favorite artist with jonny craig TC all amazing vocalist and Posner killed it 

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