Slow Down
Chase Atlantic Lyrics


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Tell me what it is you wanna know
Finish up the bottle then we'll go, babe
Waste a little money on some blow
She said, "Won't you have a little?"
I said, "No way"

I'm too phased, it's too late
But coming down is all I ever do, babe, yeah
And I'm so down if you're ready
I'm floating but I'm heavy
And I'll show you if you let me, girl

I don't know if you already know how
But girl, I got the feeling that you know now
You're buried in the pillow, yeah you're so loud
But I'm about to show you, baby, slow down

Slow down, slow down
I'm about to show you, baby, slow down
Slow down, slow down
I'm about to show you, baby, slow down

Push a little further on the edge
Crawl a little further on the bed, babe
I'm burning up, yeah, all I see is red
She said, "Fuck me like I'm famous"
I said, "Okay"

It's two-faced, it's too late
But coming down is all I ever do, babe
And I'm so down if you're ready
I'm floating but I'm heavy
And I'll show you if you let me, girl

I don't know if you already know how
But girl, I got the feeling that you know now
You're buried in the pillow, yeah you're so loud
But I'm about to show you, baby, slow down

Slow down, slow down
I'm about to show you, baby, slow down (yeah)
Slow down, slow down
I'm about to show you, baby, slow down

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Slow down, slow down
Won't you listen to me?
Drugs all in my system

Tell me what you heard
Tell me what you know
I've been rolling for days, yeah, this is so foreign
Oh vanity, no, listen, baby

I don't know if you already know how
But girl, I gotta feeling that you know now
You're buried in the pillow, yeah you're so loud
But I'm about to show you, baby, slow down

Slow down, slow down
I'm about to show you, baby, slow down




Slow down, slow down
I'm about to show you, baby, slow down

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Chase Atlantic's song Slow Down depict a drug-addled encounter between two individuals. The first stanza sets the scene with the suggestion that they finish a bottle and waste some money on cocaine. The second stanza escalates the encounter with a sexual encounter. The lyrics' tone is frenetic, and the song's repeating chorus of "slow down" indicates that the situation is escalating beyond control. The repeated reference to "coming down" implies that the singer is dependent on drugs and that the encounter may be an attempt to escape sobriety.


The lyrics also suggest a power imbalance between the two individuals. The female's suggestion to try cocaine is rebuffed by the singer's statement of "No way." However, later in the song, the female instructs the singer to have sex with her, stating "fuck me like I'm famous." The singer complies, indicating that they may not have the power within the relationship. Additionally, the female's moaning during sex is described as loud and burying her face in the pillow, adding to the idea that the encounter is less about the relationship and more about the physical release.


Overall, the lyrics of Slow Down focus on instant gratification and escaping reality through substance abuse and sexual encounters. The song depicts a toxic relationship between the two characters that serves to perpetuate their addictions and fulfill their immediate desires with little regard for the consequences.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell me what it is you wanna know
Asking your partner to be clear with the intention behind the questions they're asking.


Finish up the bottle then we'll go, babe
Finishing up the remaining alcohol and then wanting to leave the place.


Waste a little money on some blow
Spending money on drugs to lift the mood and for momentary happiness.


She said, "Won't you have a little?"
The partner is encouraging to have a little drug to make the moment better.


I said, "No way"
Refusing to take more drugs as they are already heavily influenced by it.


I'm too phased, it's too late
Being completely under the influence of drugs and not able to back out now.


But coming down is all I ever do, babe, yeah
Being used to constantly being under the influence of drugs and never really being sober.


And I'm so down if you're ready
Feeling really low and heavy due to the effects of the drugs consumed.


I'm floating but I'm heavy
Feeling light and heavy at the same time due to the influence of drugs.


And I'll show you if you let me, girl
Expressing a desire to show the partner something interesting, but only if she is willing to oblige.


I don't know if you already know how
Being unsure if the partner is aware of what is soon to happen.


But girl, I got the feeling that you know now
Although unsure at first, beginning to feel that the partner does indeed know what is soon to happen.


You're buried in the pillow, yeah, you're so loud
The partner is buried in a pillow and making a lot of loud noise due to the actions that are happening.


But I'm about to show you, baby, slow down
Telling the partner to slow down and allow the singer to take the lead.


Push a little further on the edge
Encouraging the partner to take things to the next level.


Crawl a little further on the bed, babe
Encouraging the partner to do something intimate on the bed.


I'm burning up, yeah, all I see is red
Feeling like the body is highly charged up and just seeing everything in red due to the drug's influence.


She said, "Fuck me like I'm famous"
Asking the partner to be intimate with them like they would with someone famous, with a sense of passion and enthusiasm.


I said, "Okay"
Agreeing to fulfill the partner's request.


Oh, oh, oh, oh
A musical pause or interlude.


Won't you listen to me?
Asking the partner to pay attention to them.


Drugs all in my system
Having consumed a considerable amount of drugs to heavily influence the body.


Tell me what you heard
Asking the partner to clarify what they heard from the singer.


Tell me what you know
Asking the partner to share what they know about the singer or the situation.


I've been rolling for days, yeah, this is so foreign
Having been under the influence of drugs for several days, which makes the situation feel foreign to the singer.


Oh vanity, no, listen, baby
Addressing the vanity aspect of indulging in drugs and asking the partner to listen closely.


Slow down, slow down
Asking the partner to slow down and take it easy for a while.


I'm about to show you, baby, slow down
Telling the partner that they will take the lead and show them how to slow down.




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