Future Nostalgia
Dua Lipa Lyrics


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(Future)
(Future nostalgia)
(Future nostalgia)
(Future nostalgia)

You want a timeless song, I wanna change the game
Like modern architecture, John Lautner coming your way
I know you like this beat 'cause Jeff been doin' the damn thing
You wanna turn it up loud, Future Nostalgia is the name (future nostalgia)

I know you're dying trying to figure me out
My name's on the tip of your tongue, keep running your mouth
You want the recipe but can't handle my sound
My sound, my sound (future)

(Future nostalgia)
No matter what you do, I'm gonna get it without ya (hey, hey)
(Future nostalgia)
I know you ain't used to a female alpha (no way, no way)
(Future nostalgia)
No matter what you do, I'm gonna get it without ya (hey, hey)
(Future nostalgia)
I know you ain't used to a female alpha (no way, no way)
(Future nostalgia)

Can't be a Rolling Stone if you live in a glass house (future nostalgia)
You keep on talking that talk, one day you're gonna blast out
You can't be bitter if I'm out here showing my face (future nostalgia)
You want what now looks like, let me give you a taste

I know you're dying trying to figure me out
My name's on the tip of your tongue, keep running your mouth
You want the recipe but can't handle my sound
My sound, my sound (future)

(Future nostalgia)
No matter what you do, I'm gonna get it without ya (hey, hey)
(Future nostalgia)
I know you ain't used to a female alpha (no way, no way)
(Future nostalgia)
No matter what you do, I'm gonna get it without ya (hey, hey)
(Future nostalgia)
I know you ain't used to a female alpha (no way, no way)
(Future nostalgia)

You can't get with this, if you ain't built for this
You can't get with this, if you ain't built for this
I can't build you up if you ain't tough enough
I can't teach a man how to wear his pants

I know you're dying trying to figure me out
My name's on the tip of your tongue, keep running your mouth
You want the recipe but can't handle my sound
My sound, my sound (future)
I know you're dying trying to figure me out
My name's on the tip of your tongue, keep running your mouth
You want the recipe but can't handle my sound
My sound, my sound (future)

(Future nostalgia)
(Future nostalgia)
(Future nostalgia)




My sound, my sound, my sound (future)
(Future nostalgia)

Overall Meaning

In "Future Nostalgia" by Dua Lipa, the singer is taking control of her own artistic vision and crafting a unique sound that pays homage to the past while also reinventing it for the future. The chorus of the song centers around the phrase "future nostalgia," which is fitting for a track that blends retro disco beats with modern pop production. Lipa makes a bold statement by claiming that she can change the game with her music, comparing it to the work of famed modern architect John Lautner.


The lyrics continue to address Lipa's confidence in her sound and ability to stand out in the industry as a female alpha. She challenges those who doubt her and tells them they can't handle her unique sound. The repetition of the phrase "no matter what you do, I'm gonna get it without ya" drives home the idea that Lipa is in control of her own success and doesn't need the approval or support of others.


Overall, "Future Nostalgia" is an empowering anthem for anyone who wants to stray from the norm and create something fresh and unique. Lipa's lyrics promote confidence in one's own abilities and artistic vision, which is a refreshing message in an industry where conformity is often rewarded.


Line by Line Meaning

You want a timeless song, I wanna change the game
The listener desires a classic song that will never lose its relevance, whereas the artist aims to revolutionize the music industry.


Like modern architecture, John Lautner coming your way
Just as Lautner's innovative designs were ahead of their time, the artist's music will also be groundbreaking and unmatched.


I know you like this beat 'cause Jeff been doin' the damn thing
The listener enjoys the rhythm and groove of the song, which the producer Jeff Bhasker excellently crafted.


You wanna turn it up loud, Future Nostalgia is the name
The listener wishes to increase the volume because the track, titled Future Nostalgia, delivers a sound that is both futuristic and nostalgic at once.


I know you're dying trying to figure me out
The listener is struggling to understand the artist's persona and music style.


My name's on the tip of your tongue, keep running your mouth
The listener cannot recall the artist's name but continues to talk and gossip about them.


You want the recipe but can't handle my sound
The listener desires to replicate the artist's success, but they are unable to reproduce their unique music style.


No matter what you do, I'm gonna get it without ya (hey, hey)
The artist will achieve their goals regardless of external support or acknowledgment.


I know you ain't used to a female alpha (no way, no way)
The listener is unaccustomed to a female leader or dominant figure in the music industry.


Can't be a Rolling Stone if you live in a glass house (future nostalgia)
One cannot produce great music if they are fragile and vulnerable to criticism and negativity.


You keep on talking that talk, one day you're gonna blast out
The listener talks excessively about their aspirations and ideas, which may be harmful to their success in the future.


You can't be bitter if I'm out here showing my face (future nostalgia)
The artist cannot be bitter or resentful towards others if they are openly presenting themselves and creating their music.


You want what now looks like, let me give you a taste
The listener desires the latest trend or fashion, and the artist offers them a sample of their unique sound and style.


You can't get with this, if you ain't built for this
Those who lack the necessary qualities and skills cannot succeed in the music business.


I can't build you up if you ain't tough enough
The artist cannot develop or enhance the listener's music career if they are not resilient and determined.


I can't teach a man how to wear his pants
The artist cannot guide or instruct someone who is not receptive or ready to learn.


My sound, my sound, my sound (future)
The artist's unique sound is innovative and unmatched, belonging to the future era of music.


(Future nostalgia)
The song and album evoke a sense of longing and sentimentality for the future, a feeling of nostalgia for what is yet to come.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Clarence Bernard Coffee, Dua Lipa, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker

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Comments from YouTube:

@SurvivingArchitecture

Every song from Future Nostalgia has the potential to be a single, that's how you know how good this album is...

@mafioznik-mg5zq

Dua is the first singer from whom I listened to the whole album.

@jeffeastwood6485

Every song from any album is potentially a single.

@kayla003h

@@jeffeastwood6485 I mean you're right but most wouldn't be that successful

@shaimahm4462

Sorry i ruined ur 250😅

@shaimahm4462

@@Sevrl yh u did😂

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@charliXCXbox555

DUA IS GIVING US THE DISCO VIBES THAT WE ALL NEED FOR THIS DECADE

@ginasousabranco5637

Dua Lipa is trying to recicle the Madonna's 2005 acclaimed Confessions On A Dance Floor album and Madonna's 2019 God Control song

@nfrblvd

Gina Sousa Branco k now bye

@periodtluv9330

anyooo ! i needed that. thanks dua to exist

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