Me & My Dog
Boygenius Lyrics


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We had a great day
Even though we forgot to eat
And you had a bad dream
Then we got no sleep
'Cause we were kissing

I had a fever
Until I met you
Now you make me cool
But sometimes I still do
Something embarrassing

I never said I'd be all right
Just thought I could hold myself together
But I couldn't breathe, I went outside
Don't know why I thought it'd be any better
I'm fine now, it doesn't matter

I didn't wanna be this guy
I cried at your show with the teenagers
Tell your friend I'll be all right
In the morning it won't matter

I wanna be emaciated
I wanna hear one song without thinking of you
I wish I was on a spaceship
Just me and my dog and an impossible view





I dream about it
And I wake up falling

Overall Meaning

The song "Me & My Dog" by Boygenius is a poignant reflection on realizing your vulnerability and putting your trust in another person. The opening verse describes a happy day shared between two people despite forgetting to eat. The vulnerability of the singer is further emphasized when they describe a bad dream they had, but find comfort in the arms of their partner, kissing them until they fell asleep. The next verse speaks to the transformative power of love; the singer previously had a fever but is now "cool" because of the person they are with. Nonetheless, they admit to sometimes still doing "something embarrassing," highlighting that their flaws still exist despite being in a relationship.


The chorus is a confession of insecurity. The singer never claimed they would be okay, but naively believed they could hold themselves together. However, they find themselves unable to breathe and must step outside. It is a moment of vulnerability, contrasting with the previous confidence they felt. Nevertheless, they express that they are fine now, despite admitting that they didn't want to be "this guy," someone who cries at a concert amongst teenagers. The final verse encapsulates a desire to escape, wishing to be "emaciated" and able to listen to music without being reminded of their partner. The impossible view represents a way to feel free from the entanglements of life.


Line by Line Meaning

We had a great day
We had a good day together


Even though we forgot to eat
We were so happy spending time together that we forgot to eat


And you had a bad dream
You had a nightmare while sleeping next to me


Then we got more sleep
We fell back asleep after the bad dream


'Cause we were kissing
We were kissing which helped us both sleep


I had a fever
I was sick


Until I met you
My illness went away after meeting you


Now you make me cool
You make me feel calm and collected


But sometimes I still do something embarrassing
I sometimes still act silly or make a mistake around you


I never said I'd be all right
I never claimed that everything was okay


Just thought I can hold myself together
I believed I could handle things on my own


But I couldn't breathe, I went outside
I was overwhelmed and needed to take a break


Don't know why I thought it'd be any better
I didn't know why I expected anything to change


I'm fine now, it doesn't matter
I'm okay now and it's no longer important


I didn't wanna be this guy
I didn't want to become this kind of person


I cried at your show with the teenagers
I cried while attending a concert with young fans


Tell your friend I'll be all right
Let your friend know that I'll be okay


In the morning it won't matter
Everything will feel better in the morning


I wanna be emaciated
I want to look very thin and frail


I wanna hear one song without thinking of you
I want to be able to listen to music without being reminded of you


I wish I was on a spaceship
I wish I could escape by being on a spaceship


Just me and my dog and an impossible view
I want to be alone with my dog and see something amazing


I dream about it
I think about this often


And I wake up falling
I wake up feeling lost or disoriented




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Hipgnosis Songs Group
Written by: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers

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