We're in Love
Boygenius Lyrics


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You could absolutely break my heart
That's how I know that we're in love
I don't need the symbol of a scar
So put down the knife
We're not swapping blood

Isn't it enough
That we stripped down to our skin?
Cold and porcelain
Like bathers in a painting
And I told you of your past lives, every man you've ever been
It wasn't flattering
But you listened like it mattered

I feel crazy in ways I never say
Will you still love me if it turns out I'm insane?
I know what you'll say
But it helps to hear you say it, anyway

Some October, in the future, I'll run out of trash TV
And I'll be feeling lonely
So I'll walk to karaoke
Sing the song you wrote about me, never once checking the words
I hope that no one sings along
I hope that I am not a regular

Damn, that makes me sad
It doesn't have to be like that
If you rewrite your life, may I still play a part?

In the next one, will you find me?
I'll be the boy with the pink carnation pinned to my lapel
Who looks like hell and asks for help
And if you do, I'll know it's you

I can't imagine you without
The same smile in your eyes
There is something about you
That I will always recognize
And if you don't remember
I will try to remind you
Of the hummingbirds
You know the ones
And the baby scorpion
And the winter lunar halo
And the walk we took in the Redwoods
I could go on and on and on and I will




Go on and on and on until
It all comes back

Overall Meaning

The song We're in Love by Boygenius may seem like a straightforward love song at first glance, but upon further inspection, it delves deeper into the complex nature of relationships. The lyrics "You could absolutely break my heart, That's how I know that we're in love," suggests that true love is not without its risks and vulnerabilities. The chorus "Isn't it enough, That we stripped down to our skin?" speaks to the importance of vulnerability and honesty in a relationship, and the line "And I told you of your past lives, every man you've ever been, It wasn't flattering, But you listened like it mattered" highlights the importance of being fully present and listening to one's partner, even when the truth isn't always flattering.


Line by Line Meaning

You could absolutely break my heart
I trust you enough to let you have the power to break me


That's how I know that we're in love
This level of trust only comes with true love


I don't need the symbol of a scar
I don't need physical proof of our love through pain


So put down the knife
Don't try to hurt me to prove our love


We're not swapping blood
Our love doesn't require bloodshed


Isn't it enough
Aren't our bare souls and bodies enough for love?


That we stripped down to our skin?
That we've revealed our deepest selves to each other?


Cold and porcelain
Vulnerable and exposed


Like bathers in a painting
Like subjects of art, captured in a moment of intimacy


And I told you of your past lives, every man you've ever been
I shared with you all the things I know about your soul


It wasn't flattering
It wasn't always praise or admiration


But you listened like it mattered
You cared about my words and listened with an open heart


I feel crazy in ways I never say
I have thoughts and emotions that I'm scared to share


Will you still love me if it turns out I'm insane?
Will you love me, flaws and all?


I know what you'll say
I can predict your answer


But it helps to hear you say it, anyway
It helps to verbalize our love and reaffirm it


Some October, in the future, I'll run out of trash TV
In the distant future, I'll exhaust all my entertainment


And I'll be feeling lonely
And I'll feel alone without you


So I'll walk to karaoke
I'll try to fill the void by singing


Sing the song you wrote about me, never once checking the words
I'll sing the song you wrote for me, from memory


I hope that no one sings along
I hope to keep our love private


I hope that I am not a regular
I hope to find uniqueness in our love


Damn, that makes me sad
The thought of losing you brings me pain


It doesn't have to be like that
This doesn't have to be our reality


If you rewrite your life, may I still play a part?
If you change your life, can we still be together?


In the next one, will you find me?
If we have future lives, will we still find each other?


I'll be the boy with the pink carnation pinned to my lapel
I'll have a specific identifying trait


Who looks like hell and asks for help
I'll look bad but still seek your help


And if you do, I'll know it's you
I'll know it's you by your response


I can't imagine you without
You're such a big part of my life


The same smile in your eyes
Your smile gives life to your eyes


There is something about you
There's something unique and special about you


That I will always recognize
I'll always be able to see my love for you


And if you don't remember
If you forget, and our love fades


I will try to remind you
I'll do everything I can to bring it back


Of the hummingbirds
I'll remind you of the beauty we've shared


You know the ones
Those special moments we've shared


And the baby scorpion
Even the difficult moments are worth remembering


And the winter lunar halo
Our love is as rare and beautiful as an eclipse


And the walk we took in the Redwoods
The times we've spent together in nature


I could go on and on and on and I will
I have endless memories to share


Go on and on and on until
I'll keep telling you until you remember


It all comes back
Until our love is restored once again




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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@sorialitterreair

You could absolutely break my heart
That's how I know that we're in love
I don't need the symbol of a scar
So put down the knife
We're not swapping blood
Isn't it enough that we stripped down to our skin?
Cold and porcelain like bathers in a painting
And I told you of your past lives, every man you've ever been
It wasn't flattering, but you listened like it mattered

I feel crazy in ways I never say
Will you still love me if it turns out I'm insane?
I know what you'll say, but it helps to hear you say it anyway

Some October in the future
I'll run out of trash TV
And I'll be feeling lonely, so I'll walk to karaokе
Sing the song you wrote about me
Nеver once checking the words
I hope that no one sings along
I hope that I'm not a regular

Damn, that makes me sad
It doesn't have to be like that
If you rewrite your life, may I still play a part?

In the next one, will you find me?
I'll be the boy with the pink carnation
Pinned to my lapel who looks like hell and asks for help
And if you do, I'll know it's you
I can't imagine you without the same smile in your eyes
There is somethin' about you that I will always recognize
And if you don't remember
I will try to remind you of the humming birds

You know the ones
And the baby scorpion
And the winter lunar halo
And the walk we took in the red woods

I could go on and on and on and I will
Go on and on and on until it all comes back



All comments from YouTube:

@elizabethh919

“ if you rewrite your life, may i still play a part? “ CRYING IN THE CLUB

@tiffanyrose9296

LITERALLY

@lollipop84858

Why are you crying? Are you a cry baby?

@topdogalpha

Why would you listen to this in the club?

@faultycommodity

This friggin got me

@a-morgan-l

Fucks me up when the lyrics get conversational and casual, and then go right back to grabbing me by the ankles and swinging me at nearby objects

@heyitme5248

"There is something about you that I will always recognize." GODDAMN 😭

@elizabethh919

sobbing, screaming, throwing up.

@CINRZ

Yes

@hfjireh

absolutely obsessed with how, in the last verse, lucy says “you know the ones” and phoebe and julien sings “i know the ones” in the background 🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧 FRIENDSHIP LOVE SONGS ARE ALWAYS MY FAVORITE

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