23
Chase Atlantic Lyrics


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I'm fading away off some kind of drug
Maybe it's lust, maybe it's love
I know I said I'd straighten out a week ago
I'm feeling though, 'bout to reach my peak, you know

The city's got me falling off
I'm fading away, I'm losing my head
I know you said leave but fuck what you said
'Cause you've been steady, crawling on your knees again
You need a friend
And I've been on the pills again

Baby's only twenty-three
Dancing under lights since she was seventeen
Her brain's flooded with ketamine
High from everybody, low from self-esteem
It's selfish but she never sleeps
Honestly, she needs a little sympathy
Look what's gotten into me?
But baby's only twenty-three
Baby's only twenty-three

I'm caught in the buzz
Another one down, I'm pushing my luck
The future's never looked so bright, it's blinding me
It's hard to see, I'm swimming through dopamine
Your body looks like heaven and
I wanna give up, I just wanna leave
I'm floating away, I'm caught in the breeze
But she's been so dramatic with these paragraphs
Her broken heart, chemicals can mend it fast

'Cause baby's only twenty-three
Dancing under lights since she was seventeen
Her brain's flooded with ketamine
High from everybody, low from self-esteem
It's selfish but she never sleeps
Honestly, she needs a little sympathy
Look what's gotten into me?
But baby's only twenty-three
Yeah, baby's only twenty-three

I can't believe this is happening
What did I do?
What did she do to me?
This isn't true to me
She's quite acute it seems
Now I'm seeking therapy
She will be there for me
Bending my brain again
Please don't give up on me
This hurts tremendously
How will this end for me?
Do will this happens me?
Do will this happens me?

What did she do to me?
I'm on her frequency
I know the shit that she's taking
I know the shit that she's taking
I'm on her frequency

Twenty-three
Dancing under lights since she was seventeen
Her brain's flooded with ketamine
High from everybody, low from self-esteem
It's selfish but she never sleeps
Honestly, she needs a little sympathy
Look what's gotten into me?




But baby's only twenty-three
Baby's only twenty-three

Overall Meaning

"23" by Chase Atlantic is a song about two young people who are struggling with addiction and self-esteem issues. The song opens with the singer admitting he is fading away on some kind of substance, unsure whether it's lust or love. He acknowledges that he promised to straighten out his life but is instead reaching his peak of addiction. He is losing his grip on reality and feeling consumed by the city he lives in. The second verse introduces Baby, a young woman who has been dancing since she was 17 and is now 23. Her brain is flooded with ketamine, and she's high from everybody but low from self-esteem. The chorus repeats that Baby is only 23, and despite her struggles, she only needs a little sympathy.


In the third verse, the singer gets caught up in the buzz and wants to escape his reality. He wants to leave everything behind because Baby has been dramatic with these paragraphs, and the chemicals can mend her heart fast. He's seeking therapy but knows that Baby will be there for him because they are on the same frequency. The song closes with the chorus again, repeating that Baby is only 23 and needs sympathy.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm fading away off some kind of drug
The singer is under the influence of drugs and feeling their mind slip away.


Maybe it's lust, maybe it's love
The singer is unsure if their feelings are based on lust or love.


I know I said I'd straighten out a week ago
The singer had previously promised to stop using drugs but has failed to do so.


I'm feeling though, 'bout to reach my peak, you know
The singer is about to reach the pinnacle of their high.


The city's got me falling off
The environment of the city is negatively affecting the singer's wellbeing.


I'm fading away, I'm losing my head
The singer is losing touch with reality and their mental state is deteriorating.


I know you said leave but fuck what you said
The singer is dismissing someone's advice to leave them, possibly a romantic partner.


'Cause you've been steady, crawling on your knees again
The person mentioned earlier has been begging for forgiveness and crawling, metaphorically, on their knees.


You need a friend
The person mentioned earlier is in need of emotional support.


And I've been on the pills again
The singer has been taking pills, likely to cope with their emotions or the effects of other drugs.


Baby's only twenty-three
The subject of the song, a girl, is only twenty-three years old.


Dancing under lights since she was seventeen
The girl has been clubbing since she was a teenager.


Her brain's flooded with ketamine
The girl is heavily using ketamine, a dissociative drug, which is impacting her mental state.


High from everybody, low from self-esteem
The girl feels elated when surrounded by others but has low self-esteem when alone.


It's selfish but she never sleeps
The girl is being selfish by not taking care of herself and constantly staying awake.


Honestly, she needs a little sympathy
The girl needs emotional support and empathy from others.


Look what's gotten into me?
The singer is surprised by his own actions or thoughts, likely due to the influence of drugs.


I'm caught in the buzz
The singer is caught up in the feeling of being high.


Another one down, I'm pushing my luck
The singer is taking more drugs and pushing their luck or risking their health.


The future's never looked so bright, it's blinding me
The singer feels optimistic about the future but is also blinded by their high and can't see the reality of the situation.


It's hard to see, I'm swimming through dopamine
The singer is having a hard time seeing clearly and feels like they are swimming in the neurotransmitter dopamine, likely due to drug use.


Your body looks like heaven and
The singer is sexually attracted to someone and their body is desirable in their eyes.


I wanna give up, I just wanna leave
The singer wants to give up on their struggles and leave the situation behind, likely due to feeling overwhelmed.


I'm floating away, I'm caught in the breeze
The singer feels like they are floating away and being carried by the wind, a metaphor for feeling detached from reality or their own body.


But she's been so dramatic with these paragraphs
The girl has been sending long, dramatic messages or paragraphs to the singer.


Her broken heart, chemicals can mend it fast
The girl is using drugs to cope with her broken heart and believes they can make her feel better instantly.


What did she do to me?
The singer is questioning how he became entangled in the girl's situation and feels bewildered by what has happened.


She's quite acute it seems
The girl seems to be aware of what is going on and is sharp or acute in her thinking.


Now I'm seeking therapy
The singer is now seeking therapy, likely due to his mental state and struggles with drugs.


She will be there for me
The girl will be there to support the singer through his struggles, possibly indicating a romantic relationship.


Bending my brain again
The singer feels like his thoughts or mind are being contorted or bent, possibly due to the effects of drugs or mental health issues.


Please don't give up on me
The singer is pleading for someone not to give up on them, likely someone who has been supporting them emotionally.


This hurts tremendously
The singer is in a lot of pain, either physically or emotionally.


How will this end for me?
The singer is uncertain about how their situation will resolve or what the future holds.


Do will this happens me?
This line is unclear and does not convey a clear meaning.


I know the shit that she's taking
The singer is aware of the drugs the girl is taking and how they are impacting her mental state.


I'm on her frequency
The singer is in sync with the girl and understands her feelings and actions, likely due to the influence of drugs or a deep emotional connection.




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@hfynnn

"23" Lyrics:

VERSE 1
I'm feeling a way, off some kinda drug,
Maybe it's lust, maybe it's love,
I know I said I'd straighten out a week ago,
I'm fiending though, bout' to reach my peak you know,

This city's got me falling now I'm fading away, I'm losing my head,
I know you said leave, but fuck what you said,
Cause you've been steady crawling on you knees again,
You need a friend,
And I've been off the pills again,

CHORUS
Baby's only 23, dancing under lights since she was 17,
Her brains flooded with ketamine,
High from every party, low from self esteem,
It's selfish but she never sleeps,

Honestly she needs a little sympathy,
Look what's gotten into me,
But baby's only 23,
Baby's only 23,

VERSE 2
I'm caught in the buzz,
Another one down, I'm pushing my luck,
The futures never looked so bright, it's blinding me,
It's hard to see,
And I'm swimming through dopamine,

Your body looks like heaven and I want to give up,
I just want to leave,
I'm floating away, I'm caught in the breeze,
She's been so dramatic with these paragraphs,
Her broken heart,
Chemicals can mend it fast,

CHORUS
Baby's only 23, dancing under lights since she was 17,
Her brains flooded with ketamine,
High from every party, low from self esteem,
It's selfish but she never sleeps,

Honestly she needs a little sympathy,
Look what's gotten into me,
But baby's only 23,
Baby's only 23,

BRIDGE
I can't believe this is happening,
What did I do? What did she do to me?
This isn't true to me,
She's quite acute it seems,

Now I'm seeking therapy,
She won't be there for me,
Mending my brain again, please don't give up on me,
This hurts tremendously,
How will this end for me?
Deal with this separately,
Deal with this -

B CHORUS
Fuck it she's dead to me,
I'm on her frequency,
I know that she listens secretly,
I know that she listens secretly,
I'm on her frequency,

FINAL CHORUS
Baby's only 23,
(Don't try to level me)
dancing under lights since she was 17,
(Picking apart all these pieces)
Her brains flooded with ketamine,
High from every party, low from self esteem,
(They listen secretly)
It's selfish but she never sleeps,

Honestly she needs a little sympathy,
(I'm on her frequency)
Look what's gotten into me,
(I'm now a fiend it seems)
But baby's only 23,
(I'm on her frequency)
Baby's only 23,
(I'm on her frequency)



All comments from YouTube:

@settledsea

Don't do drugs kids. Instead, listen to Chase Atlantic sing about drugs- same effect but absolutely no adverse symptoms. Lovin' Pt III. x

@autumnhill2688

settledownc 😂😚😚

@pamelacupellaro4643

True😂

@moe6115

i should have known this =))))

@katelynvillegas9306

But but but.... listening to them sing about drugs while on drugs ..... equally amazing but don’t do drugs kiddos 😤

@sarahleechang2122

So true

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@amirafanedenarnia

It's incredible how their music can affects your mood

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