CtrlAltDelete
Bones Lyrics


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Once I hit you with that backspace, you ain't comin' back
Ctrl Alt Delete you, give me space like tab
Once I hit you with that backspace

Used to be on Booth St. seeing 2D
Now we do 3 1080 HD
Go press the AC, yelling like it hate me
When the sun start screaming, I let my ice save me
I put it on and my temperature dropping
Father time diamonds, press pause and they stop ya'
Cryogenic pendants, I'am be the last fossil
Now for my next trick I will die proper

Loaded my duffel with these blades and they just got polished
Thinking about the day brings me nothing but silence
Runnin' up with that, fuck it, I'm glad that I left my baggage
They all asked if it happened, replied with laughter
Never one to banter, I wanna up the ante
Every day I take the standard and put it where they can't see
Forever where they can't be, never understand me
I'd rather be the one they hate than the one they think is friendly

Dot zip the competition if there ever was any
Drag to the trash, ash, then i right click empty
You can't edit this body, all these layers are locked away
Told them "system 32" is something they don't need to operate
Systems frozen, now everybody hate me
Nothing new to me, I'm used to it thankfully
Reboot text, yes, you can all thank me
I am the virus that got your heart racing

Once I hit you with that backspace, you ain't comin' back
Ctrl Alt Delete you, give me space like tab
(Once I hit you with that backspace, you ain't comin' back
Ctrl Alt Delete you, give me space like tab)




Once I hit you with that backspace, you ain't comin' back
Ctrl Alt Delete you, give me space like tab

Overall Meaning

In Bones's song CtrlAltDelete, he speaks about deleting someone from his life with the ease of pressing a backspace. He asserts that once this is done, there is no coming back from it, and compares this to using Ctrl-Alt-Delete to remove someone entirely, giving him space as if by pressing the tab button. Bones then goes on to speak about moving on from his old life, leaving behind his baggage and embracing change. He touches on his newfound success and wealth, contrasting it with his old life on Booth St. and takes pride in being an outsider as he puts the standard "where they can't see".


The next verse highlights a more aggressive side to Bones as he talks about his capabilities in destroying his competition, with the use of metaphors like "loaded my duffel with these blades" to show how he is prepared to take down anyone who stands in his way. He likens himself to a virus, one that causes heart-racing anxiety, almost like it's an infectious disease. The chorus repeats, emphasizing the point that once he hits you with that backspace, he's done with you, and there's no coming back.


The song ultimately highlights Bones's distaste for those who stand in his way, and his willingness to do whatever it takes to get what he wants. His metaphorical referencing shows an insightful look into Bones's mind, where he uses technology terms to describe his thought process.


Line by Line Meaning

Once I hit you with that backspace, you ain't comin' back
If I decide to leave you, there's no going back. I'm severing ties with you permanently.


Ctrl Alt Delete you, give me space like tab
I'm cutting you off completely, and I need space from you like a computer needs the tab key for space.


Used to be on Booth St. seeing 2D
I used to live a dull, two-dimensional life on Booth St.


Now we do 3 1080 HD
But now my life has become more vivid, full of color and detail like high-definition 1080p.


Go press the AC, yelling like it hate me
I blast the air conditioning as cold as possible, as if the heat itself hates me and wants to ruin my life.


When the sun start screaming, I let my ice save me
When the sun is too hot and unbearable, I rely on my diamond necklace to keep me cool.


I put it on and my temperature dropping
When I wear my diamond necklace, I immediately become cooler and more composed, both literally and figuratively.


Father time diamonds, press pause and they stop ya'
My expensive diamond jewelry is so stunning, it can stop time and distract anyone who sees it.


Cryogenic pendants, I'am be the last fossil
My jewelry is so valuable and well-preserved, it's as if I'll never become extinct like a fossil.


Now for my next trick I will die proper
I'm ready to move on to the next phase of my life, no matter what it may be.


Loaded my duffel with these blades and they just got polished
I'm always prepared for anything that comes my way, especially if it requires a weapon.


Thinking about the day brings me nothing but silence
I prefer to keep my thoughts about the past to myself and stay quiet about them.


Runnin' up with that, fuck it, I'm glad that I left my baggage
I don't want to dwell on the past or bring any emotional baggage with me into new experiences.


They all asked if it happened, replied with laughter
When people ask me about my past, I laugh it off and don't take it seriously.


Never one to banter, I wanna up the ante
I'm not one for small talk, I want to raise the level of the conversation to something more meaningful.


Every day I take the standard and put it where they can't see
I strive to exceed expectations and do things that no one else can see, beyond the norm.


Forever where they can't be, never understand me
I'll always be in a place they can't reach me, because they'll never be able to understand me or my actions.


I'd rather be the one they hate than the one they think is friendly
If people don't like me for who I am, that's fine. I don't want to pretend to be something I'm not just to be liked.


Dot zip the competition if there ever was any
I'm always at the top of my game and would leave any competition behind in the dust.


Drag to the trash, ash, then i right click empty
I get rid of anyone who's not valuable to my life, delete them like a file from my computer.


You can't edit this body, all these layers are locked away
I won't let anyone else control me or tell me what to do, because I have complete control over my own life.


Told them "system 32" is something they don't need to operate
I won't give people the tools or information to try and control me or my life.


Systems frozen, now everybody hate me
I'm inaccessible to most people, and that makes them resent me.


Nothing new to me, I'm used to it thankfully
I've dealt with this isolation and resentment before, and I've learned to live with it and not let it affect me too much.


Reboot text, yes, you can all thank me
I can start over whenever I want, but it's my choice and not yours.


I am the virus that got your heart racing
I'm powerful and intense, and I can affect others in surprising and unexpected ways.




Writer(s): Dp, Elmo O'connor, Elmo O Connor

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