Telepath
Conan Gray Lyrics


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Don't even finish that sentence, babe
Already know how this ends
You say, "We're breakin' up," what a shame
Don't even wanna stay friends, God

It's just so you, you're just so predictable
Won't you try somethin' original?
Old news, reused, that's why I don't cry

'Cause I got a feelin'
You're comin' back just like you have in the past
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll be sendin' me trash you should've left in the drafts
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll see me movin' on and hate that I'm gone
I can see it
You're comin' back, call me a telepath

Now's about the time the boredom hits (oh, look)
There you are at my door
Drunk and askin' me for a kiss
When yesterday you said that you hate my guts, now you're back in love?

It's so you, you're just so predictable
Won't you try somethin' original?
Old news, reused, that's why I don't cry

'Cause I got a feelin'
You're comin' back just like you have in the past
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll be sendin' me trash you should've left in the drafts
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll see me movin' on and hate that I'm gone
I can see it
You're comin' back, call me a telepath

But I bet you, I bet you, I bet you, I bet you
I'll call you when I'm cryin', yeah
I bet you, I bet you, I bet you, I bet you'll
Return in perfect timing and I won't stop you from tryin'

'Cause I got a feelin'
You're comin' back just like you have in the past
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll be sendin' me trash you should've left in the drafts
Yeah, I got a feelin' (inside)
You'll see me movin' on and hate that I'm gone
I can see it
You're comin' back, call me a telepath (oh)

Call me a telepath, whoa
Call me a telepath




Call me a telepath, oh
Call me a telepath

Overall Meaning

The song "Telepath" by Conan Gray is essentially about someone who knows their significant other so well that they are able to predict their behavior in advance, often foreseeing that they will come back even after a breakup. The lyrics consider the cyclical nature of relationships and how some people are unable to break free of this pattern. The chorus repeats the idea of having a "feeling" that the ex will return and send the singer "trash" that they should have left in the drafts. It is clear that the singer is fed up with the predictable behavior of their partner and expresses their frustration through the lyrics.


The verse lines that read, "Now's about the time the boredom hits / There you are at my door" describes a recurring theme in toxic relationships where someone proves their worth only when their partner has stopped paying attention to them. Furthermore, the line "Drunk and asking me for a kiss / When yesterday you said that you hate my guts" highlights the volatile nature of the relationship, where one moment they're in love and the next they hate each other. The chorus again reinforces the idea that this has happened before and will happen again. The song title, "Telepath," represents the singer's ability to anticipate their partner's actions before they happen.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't even finish that sentence, babe
I already know the outcome of this conversation, you're going to mention breaking up


Already know how this ends
I am aware of how this scenario will play out


You say, "We're breakin' up," what a shame
I am not interested in maintaining a friendship if we break up


Don't even wanna stay friends
I have no desire to maintain any platonic relationship after a breakup


It's just so you, you're just so predictable
Your actions are not surprising, you are acting according to your predictable nature


Won't you try something original?
Can't you try something different for once?


Old news, reused, that's why I don't cry
I have moved on and am not affected by this because this behavior is repetitive and I have grown accustomed to it


'Cause I got a feelin'
I have a strong suspicion


You're comin' back just like you have in the past
You will return to me again, because you have done so before


Yeah, I got a feelin'
I am confident in this prediction


You'll be sendin' me trash you shoulda left in the drafts
You will send me messages that have not been revised and are not worth my time


You'll see me moving on and hate that I'm gone
You will resent my ability to move on and leave you behind in the past


I can see it
I am certain about this


Now's about the time the boredom hits (oh, look)
This is the expected downward spiral of events


There you are at my door
You have arrived at my doorstep


Drunk and asking me for a kiss
You are under the influence of alcohol and are requesting physical intimacy


When yesterday you said that you hate my guts
You insulted and disliked me less than a day ago


Now you're back in love?
You are expressing romantic interest after a prior outburst of hatred


But I bet you, I bet you, I bet you, I bet you
I am willing to wager a guess


I'll call you when I'm cryin', yeah
I am predicting that I will request emotional support from you in the future


Return in perfect timing
You will promptly arrive when I need you the most


And I won't stop you from tryin'
I will not prevent you from making your attempts


Call me a telepath
I feel like I can predict your behavior successfully


Call me a telepath, whoa
I am effectively a mind reader in this situation


Call me a telepath
Label me as someone who can read your actions and actions


Call me a telepath, oh
Attribute the ability to predict your behavior to me




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Caroline Ailin, Conan Gray, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Julia Michaels

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@rhemomowww7974

Lyrics!!

Don't even finish that sentence, babe
Already know how this ends
You say, "We're breakin' up, " what a shame
Don't even wanna stay friends
God

It's just so you, you're just so predictable
Won't you try something original?
Old news, reused, that's why I don't cry

'Cause I got a feelin'
You're comin' back just like you have in the past
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll be sendin' me trash you shoulda left in the drafts
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll see me moving on and hate that I'm gone
I can see it
You're comin' back, call me a telepath

Now's about the time the boredom hits (oh, look)
There you are at my door
Drunk and asking me for a kiss
When yesterday you said that you hate my guts
Now you're back in love?

It's so you, you're just so predictable
Won't you try something original?
Old news, reused, that's why I don't cry

'Cause I got a feelin'
You're comin' back just like you have in the past
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll be sendin' me trash you should've left in the drafts
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll see me moving on and hate that I'm gone
I can see it
You're comin' back, call me a telepath

But I bet you, I bet you, I bet you, I bet you
I'll call you when I'm cryin', yeah

I bet you, I bet you, I bet you, I bet you'll
Return in perfect timing
And I won't stop you from tryin'

'Cause I got a feelin'
You're comin' back just like you have in the past (whoa)
Yeah, I got a feelin'
You'll be sendin' me trash you should've left in the drafts (hey)
Yeah, I got a feelin' (inside)
You'll see me moving on and hate that I'm gone
I can see it (oh-oh)
You're comin' back, call me a telepath (oh)

Call me a telepath, whoa
Call me a telepath
Call me a telepath, oh
Call me a telepath



All comments from YouTube:

@joelsunny

The 80s vibe in this one 👀

@clcverblooms

fr tho-

@khaihuyendao2313

I WAS JUST AB TO SAY THIS

@Theodosius18

Michael Jackson vibes and that dirty dancing plus footloose feeling, love it!

@susanaoyola9916

Yes

@monstruo.defresa

Its giving 1989 0_0

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@valenciahidalg0

Me: *writing a comment about how excited I am for this song *
Conan: “don’t even finish that sentence”
Me:👁👄👁

@TheOfficialIsaiahMitchell

LMAOAOAOAO

@circuzzcharlie

HAHADHDHFJC

@sunshineeen

LMAO

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