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Charli XCX Lyrics


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Sometimes, I just wanna rewind
Sometimes (sometimes, sometimes)
I just wanna rewind

I'd go back in time to when I wasn't insecure
To when I didn't overanalyze my face shape
Nowadays, I only eat at the good restaurants
But honestly, I'm always thinking 'bout my weight
I used to never feel embarrassed (feel embarrassed)
When I call up the paparazzi
Everyone else does it constantly
I hate these doubts that keep running through my mind
Sometimes, I really think it would be cool to rewind

Sometimes, I just wanna rewind
Sometimes (sometimes, sometimes)
I just wanna rewind

Used to burn CDs full of songs I didn't know
Used to sit in my bedroom putting polish on my toes
Recently, I've been thinking 'bout a way simpler time
Sometimes, I really think it would be cool to rewind
I used to never think about Billboard
But now I've started thinking again
Wondering 'bout whether I think I deserve commercial success
It's running through my mind
Sometimes, I really think it would be cool to rewind

Sometimes, I just wanna rewind
Sometimes (sometimes, sometimes)
I just wanna rewind

Sometimes, times

Mmm
Sometimes, I just wanna rewind
Wanna turn back time to a different time
Ooh, sometimes
I just wanna rewind, I just wanna rewind
I just wanna rewind
Press rewind, yeah
Yeah, press rewind, yeah
Bring the beat back




Press rewind
Yeah, yeah, press rewind

Overall Meaning

In the song "Rewind" by Charli XCX, the lyrics explore themes of nostalgia, self-reflection, and a longing to return to a simpler time. The repeated desire to "rewind" suggests a yearning to go back in time and undo certain aspects of the present. The lyrics convey a sense of longing for a time when the singer felt more comfortable in their own skin and less burdened by insecurities and self-doubt. The mention of feeling insecure and constantly analyzing one's appearance indicates a struggle with self-image and societal pressures.


The lyrics also reflect on the singer's past habits and interests, such as burning CDs and painting their toes, which are contrasted with their current preoccupation with success and image. There is a sentiment of longing for a more carefree and uncomplicated time when life was simpler and the singer was not consumed by thoughts of success and external validation. The mention of considering whether they deserve commercial success highlights the internal conflicts and doubts that the singer grapples with in their pursuit of fame and validation.


The chorus of the song, with its repeated refrain of "Sometimes, I just wanna rewind," reinforces the yearning to go back in time and escape the pressures of the present. The desire to "press rewind" and "bring the beat back" further emphasizes the nostalgia and longing for a past that is perceived as more fulfilling and authentic. The song captures a sense of wistfulness and a desire to escape the complexities and uncertainties of the present by revisiting a time when life felt simpler and more carefree.


Overall, "Rewind" by Charli XCX delves into the themes of self-reflection, nostalgia, and the desire to escape the pressures of the present by revisiting a past that is perceived as more innocent and enjoyable. The lyrics capture the internal struggles and conflicts of the singer as they grapple with insecurities, self-doubt, and societal expectations, while longing for a time when life felt less burdened by external pressures and more focused on simpler pleasures.




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Written by: Charlotte Emma Aitchison

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Charli XCX


Sometimes, I just wanna rewind
Sometimes, I just wanna rewind (sometimes, sometimes)

I'd go back in time to when I wasn't insecure
To when I didn't overanalyse my face shape
Nowadays, I only eat at the good restaurants
But, honestly, I'm always thinking 'bout my weight
I used to never feel embarrassed (feel embarrassed)
When I call out the paparazzi
Everyone else does it constantly
I hate these doubts that keep running through my mind
Sometimes I really think it would be cool to rewind
Sometimes, I just wanna rewind
Sometimes, I just wanna rewind (sometimes, sometimes)

Used to burn CDs full of songs I didn't know
Used to sit in my bedroom putting polish on my toes
Recently, I've been thinking 'bout a waist and bulletins
Sometimes, I really think it would be cool to rewind
I used to never think about billboard
But, now, I started thinking again
Wondering 'bout whether I think I deserve commercial success
It's running through my mind
Sometimes, I really think it would be cool to rewind

Sometimes, I just wanna rewind
Sometimes, I just wanna rewind (sometimes, sometimes)

Sometimes
Ooh, mm
Sometimes, I just wanna rewind
Wanna turn back time, to a different time
Sometimes
I just wanna rewind, I just wanna rewind
I just wanna rewind
Let's rewind, yeah
Yeah, press rewind, yeah
Bring the beat back
Press rewind
Yeah, press rewind



All comments from YouTube:

@42cwills

I find it powerful that this song comes before So I, her song about SOPHIE. She starts the song saying "sometimes I just wanna rewind". But them moves to "I just wanna rewind". And then ends by saying a command "Press rewind, yeah/ Yeah, press rewind'. She gets more and more certain she wants to go back the closer she gets to the next song. Like she wants to avoid moving on and confronting her grief about SOPHIE

@plompcore

Thats exactly how i felt too, Like she wanted to rewind back to reminisce about SOPHIE

@st.paprick

this comment made me so sad, i really miss sophie :(

@tastyhaze2058

What a tribute. Singing about wanting to turn back time while singing over a hook from a SOPHIE demo. Miss u girl

@parkerhuseby

OMG IT SOUNDS LIKE SFIRE

@lyddlemami

😭💚

@SYNTAAX84

Which demo?

@tastyhaze2058

@@SYNTAAX84 It's very similar to OOH. Not an exact match but the line is similar and so is the synth patch.

@SYNTAAX84

@@tastyhaze2058 ohh I definitely see it now. Thanks

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@myles7453

Love this track.
Reminds me a bit of 1999 from the Charli album since this too talks about wanting to go back to simpler times.

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