Doorman
Bladee Lyrics


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Been around, still around the finish line
Background check them ′fore they come around
Drain Gang tree house and you're not allowed
Dead tree branches and they hanging down
I smell the money, gotta hunt it down
Still talking ′bout me, gotta cut it out
They're moving sideways but it's going south
You remind me of someone that I forgot about
It′s getting crazy in the haunted house
I might pop out and sleep on the couch
Used to have demons but we′re homies now
Used to be on some shit but it's over now

I′m on the phone and it's over out
You′ve been tryna run into me on my coldest night
I can't go if it′s not feeling right
And I'm in the dark tunnel but I see a light
It's a hard day, I might get an upgrade
I get the stop made even when I′m up late
Been a long way, it really came a long way
Might get a heartbreak swimming in the dark lake
They call me Boss BladeeCity where the sword lays
I′ve seen a late night turn into a morning
I know you hate me but it's not important
I know ′bout death 'cause it′s waiting at my doorstep
This is not fake so you can't afford it
I can′t have fans 'round 'cause they just wanna record me
I′m in your city, that′s another story
I fuck my real life up cause that shit bore me
I'm in some Air Force, can′t do Michael Jordan's
I know you hate me, I′m working when you're snoring
And I′ve been global so there's nothing foreign
They know my name, I am buddies with the doorman

Been around, still around the finish line
Background check them 'fore they come around
Drain Gang tree house and you′re not allowed
Dead tree branches and they hanging down
I smell the money, gotta hunt it down
Still talking ′bout me, gotta cut it out
They're moving sideways but it′s going south
You remind me of someone that I forgot about
It's getting crazy in the haunted house
I might pop out and sleep on the couch




Used to have demons but we′re homies now
Used to be on some shit but it's over now

Overall Meaning

Bladee's "Doorman" has a somber tone with hints of determination. The opening lines suggest that Bladee has been working hard and is nearing the finish line, but he still has to contend with people who might not have his best interests at heart. He urges caution and suggests running background checks on people before allowing them into the Drain Gang tree house. The dead tree branches hanging down provide a metaphor for people who are no longer alive and decaying. Bladee is determined to find money and cut out anyone who might be talking bad about him.


The haunted house provides a further metaphor for feeling lost and alone. He might have "demons" but has made peace with them and considers them "homies" now. The song suggests that Bladee has been on a difficult journey, but he is still moving forward. He knows that people might hate him, but that's not important, as he's focused on working hard and achieving success. He's seen the world and has global recognition, and even though he can't afford to have fans around him, he is still in touch with the doorman, who knows his name and lets him into the club.


* "Doorman" is from Bladee's third studio album, "Red Light."
* The song is just over two minutes long and has been called one of Bladee's most accessible songs.
* The lyrics focus on Bladee's feelings of being lost and alone in the world.
* Bladee has described the song as a homage to the doorman who he befriended at a club in Stockholm.
* The song features an unusual chord progression that has been compared to jazz music.
* "Doorman" was produced by frequent collaborator Whitearmor.
* The music video for "Doorman" features Bladee alone in a club.
* The song has been praised for its raw emotion and Bladee's unique vocal style.
* "Doorman" has been performed live by Bladee on multiple occasions.
* The song has been compared to the works of prominent emo rappers like Lil Peep and Juice Wrld.


Chords (If known):
Unfortunately, the chords for "Doorman" are currently unavailable.


Line by Line Meaning

Been around, still around the finish line
Despite being around for a while, I'm still striving to reach my goals.


Background check them ′fore they come around
Before someone comes around, I make sure to investigate their background.


Drain Gang tree house and you're not allowed
You can't access my exclusive group - Drain Gang.


Dead tree branches and they hanging down
There are negative influences that are holding onto me, like dead tree branches.


I smell the money, gotta hunt it down
I sense an opportunity to make money, so I need to go after it.


Still talking ′bout me, gotta cut it out
People keep talking about me, but it needs to stop.


They're moving sideways but it's going south
Others are taking a different approach, and it's not working out for them.


You remind me of someone that I forgot about
You seem familiar, but I can't quite place where I know you from.


It′s getting crazy in the haunted house
Things are getting chaotic and unpredictable in my life.


I might pop out and sleep on the couch
I might need to take a break from it all and relax somewhere comfortable.


Used to have demons but we′re homies now
I used to struggle with my inner demons, but now they're more familiar to me.


Used to be on some shit but it's over now
I used to be involved in negative activities, but I've moved on from that.


I′m on the phone and it's over out
I'm done with this conversation and ending the call now.


You′ve been tryna run into me on my coldest night
You've been trying to get close to me when I'm vulnerable and alone.


I can't go if it′s not feeling right
If something doesn't feel right, I won't continue with it.


And I'm in the dark tunnel but I see a light
Even though things are difficult for me, I still have hope for a brighter future.


It's a hard day, I might get an upgrade
Although today is tough, something positive might happen and improve my situation.


I get the stop made even when I′m up late
I make progress even when I'm working late into the night.


Been a long way, it really came a long way
I've come a long way from where I used to be.


Might get a heartbreak swimming in the dark lake
There's a risk of getting hurt if I continue to pursue certain things in my life.


They call me Boss BladeeCity where the sword lays
I'm known as the boss in BladeeCity, where my power lies.


I′ve seen a late night turn into a morning
I've experienced long nights that turned into early mornings.


I know you hate me but it's not important
I'm aware that someone dislikes me, but their opinion isn't significant to me.


I know ′bout death ′cause it′s waiting at my doorstep
I'm familiar with the concept of death, as it's always looming closer.


This is not fake so you can't afford it
What I'm involved in is authentic, and not everyone can handle it.


I can′t have fans 'round 'cause they just wanna record me
I can't trust my fans because they only want to capture and profit from my experiences.


I′m in your city, that′s another story
Things are different now that I'm in your city, and there's more to the story.


I fuck my real life up cause that shit bore me
I ruin my own life because it's dull and uninteresting to me.


I'm in some Air Force, can′t do Michael Jordan's
I'm wearing Air Force shoes, but I can't perform as well as Michael Jordan.


I know you hate me, I′m working when you're snoring
You may despise me, but I'm working hard while you're asleep.


And I′ve been global so there's nothing foreign
I've traveled worldwide, so there's nothing new or foreign to me anymore.


They know my name, I am buddies with the doorman
People are familiar with who I am, and I'm friendly with important people who can give me access to exclusive places.




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