365
Charli XCX Lyrics


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My resolution this year? I′ll disappear completely.
My absolution nearer, I'll reappear discretely

Calling underground people,
With your underground hearts;
You could start a mainstream fire
With your underground sparks.
Keeping all your underground thoughts
From the surface above,
Realize it is inside those minds
Where revolutions start.

Your only failure will be thinking you see right through me.
When things become much clearer, I′ll know just where you have been.

On and on I feel you slide
Deep into my memory, slowly.
I look behind to find you stood in front of me,
Adding to elements of subtraction.
Taken from that backwards heart,
And mistaken for love,
I search for ways to compensate for
Simple words no longer true to me.

My resolution this year? I'll disappear completely.
My absolution nearer, I'll reappear.
Your only failure will be thinking you see right through me.
When things become much clearer, I′ll know just where you have been.

Suddenly I′m in a place I've never seen before.
In front of me a faceless figure that I′ve seen before;
Undeterred by motions of distraction, and it's coming to me.

Your life (undeterred my motions of distractions)
You′re right (and it's coming to me)




You′re alive (undeterred by motions of distraction)
But your mind wont think what it's supposed to.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Charli XCX's song "365" delve into themes of self-discovery, authenticity, and transformation. In the first verse, the singer expresses a desire to disappear completely as a form of resolution, suggesting a need for introspection and a break from external influences. The mention of absolution and reappearing discreetly hints at seeking forgiveness or redemption before returning in a more authentic form, away from the scrutiny of others.


The reference to "underground people" with "underground hearts" highlights a sense of connection to those who exist on the fringes of mainstream society. The idea that these individuals could ignite a mainstream fire with their unique perspectives and creativity speaks to the potential for revolutionary change to stem from unconventional places. The lyrics emphasize the power of unorthodox thinking and the importance of nurturing ideas that may not conform to societal norms.


The recurring theme of being misunderstood or underestimated is prevalent throughout the song. The singer warns against presuming to see through them, suggesting that true understanding may only come with time and clarity. The lyrics suggest a journey towards self-awareness and a realization that true authenticity cannot be easily deciphered by superficial observation.


The final verses introduce a sense of disorientation and uncertainty, as the singer finds themselves in a place unfamiliar yet strangely familiar. The faceless figure could symbolize a confronting aspect of the self or an external force challenging their perceptions. The repetition of phrases like "undeterred by motions of distraction" and "it's coming to me" suggests a sense of inevitability and a call to confront uncomfortable truths. The contradictory nature of being alive yet not thinking as expected underscores the complexity of personal growth and the challenges of staying true to oneself in a world filled with distractions and pressures.


Line by Line Meaning

My resolution this year? I′ll disappear completely.
My intention for the new year is to vanish without a trace.


My absolution nearer, I'll reappear discretely
As I seek forgiveness, I will subtly come back into view.


Calling underground people,
Reaching out to those who exist off the mainstream grid,


With your underground hearts;
With your unconventional and passionate natures;


You could start a mainstream fire
You have the power to ignite a popular movement


With your underground sparks.
Using your unique ideas to inspire change.


Keeping all your underground thoughts
Holding onto your unconventional ideas


From the surface above,
Away from the superficial world,


Realize it is inside those minds
Recognize that true innovation comes from within those minds


Where revolutions start.
The birthplace of where significant changes begin.


Your only failure will be thinking you see right through me.
Your mistake will be assuming you understand me completely.


When things become much clearer, I′ll know just where you have been.
As the truth emerges, I will understand your past actions.


On and on I feel you slide
Continuously sensing your presence,


Deep into my memory, slowly.
Imprinting yourself deeply into my thoughts over time.


I look behind to find you stood in front of me,
Surprised to see you right in front of me after looking away.


Adding to elements of subtraction.
Combining with factors that diminish rather than enhance.


Taken from that backwards heart,
Derived from a heart that functions in a contradictory manner.


And mistaken for love,
Mistakenly interpreted as an act of affection


I search for ways to compensate for
I seek ways to make up for


Simple words no longer true to me.
Words that no longer hold meaning for me.


My resolution this year? I'll disappear completely.
My intention for the new year is to vanish without a trace.


My absolution nearer, I'll reappear.
As I seek forgiveness, I will come back into view.


Your only failure will be thinking you see right through me.
Your mistake will be assuming you understand me completely.


When things become much clearer, I'll know just where you have been.
As the truth emerges, I will understand your past actions.


Suddenly I'm in a place I've never seen before.
I find myself in an unfamiliar location unexpectedly.


In front of me a faceless figure that I've seen before;
Facing a familiar yet unrecognizable silhouette before me;


Undeterred by motions of distraction, and it's coming to me.
Unfazed by attempts to divert attention, it approaches me.


Your life (undeterred by motions of distractions)
Your existence continues unimpeded by distractions


You're right (and it's coming to me)
You are correct in your assessment and it becomes clearer to me


You're alive (undeterred by motions of distraction)
You are living fully despite efforts to draw attention away


But your mind won't think what it's supposed to.
Your thoughts do not align with the expected norms.




Writer(s): Andrew Charles Huckvale, Butler Terence Damien, Greasley Jonathan Keith, Macan Louis Richard

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