Houdini
Dua Lipa Lyrics


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I come and I go
Tell me all the ways you need me
I'm not here for long
Catch me or I go Houdini
I come and I go
Prove you got the right to please me
Everybody knows
Catch me or I go Houdini

Time is passin' like a solar eclipse
See you watchin' and you blow me a kiss
It's your moment, baby, don't let it slip
Come in closer, are you readin' my lips?

They say I come and I go
Tell me all the ways you need me
I'm not here for long
Catch me or I go Houdini
I come and I go
Prove you got the right to please me
Everybody knows
Catch me or I go Houdini

If you're good enough, you'll find a way
Maybe you could cause a girl to change her ways
Do you think about it night and day?
Maybe you could be the one to make me stay

Everything you say is soundin' so sweet (ah)
But do you practice everything that you preach? (Ah)
I need something that'll make me believe (ah)
If you got it, baby, give it to me

They say I come and I go
Tell me all the ways you need me
I'm not here for long
Catch me or I go Houdini
I come and I go (I come and I go)
Prove you got the right to please me
Everybody knows (I'm not here for long)
Catch me or I go Houdini

If you're good enough, you'll find a way
Maybe you could cause a girl to change her ways
Do you think about it night and day?
Maybe you could be the one to make me stay

I come and I go
Tell me all the ways you need me
I'm not here for long
Catch me or I go Houdini
I come and I go (I come and I go)
Prove you got the right to please me
Everybody knows (I'm not here for long)
Catch me or I go Houdini





Houdini
Catch me or I go Houdini

Overall Meaning

In "Houdini" by Dua Lipa, the singer is portraying herself as a fleeting and elusive figure in relationships. The lyrics suggest that she enters and exits people's lives quickly, like the famous magician Harry Houdini. She challenges her partner to prove their worth and give her a reason to stay, emphasizing the transient nature of their connection.


The opening lines, "I come and I go, tell me all the ways you need me" and "I'm not here for long, catch me or I go Houdini," set the tone for the song. Dua Lipa is essentially asking her partner to demonstrate their commitment and convince her to stay. She acknowledges that her presence is temporary, and if they want to keep her, they must seize the opportunity to make her feel wanted.


The repetition of "I come and I go" emphasizes her unpredictability and hints at her fear of being tied down. She wants to be pursued and desired, giving her partner the chance to prove himself. The lyrics also touch on the idea of change, as she questions whether someone could be the one to make her break her patterns and stay.


Overall, "Houdini" explores the fleeting nature of relationships, where individuals come and go, and the need for someone to make a lasting impact if they want to hold on to her.


Line by Line Meaning

I come and I go
I don't stay in one place for long


Tell me all the ways you need me
Explain to me how I can fulfill your desires


I'm not here for long
I won't be sticking around for a while


Catch me or I go Houdini
If you want to keep me, you have to hold on tight


I come and I go
I'm unpredictable and constantly moving


Prove you got the right to please me
Show that you are capable of satisfying me


Everybody knows
It's common knowledge


Catch me or I go Houdini
If you can't keep up, I'll disappear like Houdini


Time is passin' like a solar eclipse
Time is quickly slipping away


See you watchin' and you blow me a kiss
I notice you looking at me and sending me affection


It's your moment, baby, don't let it slip
Seize the opportunity, don't miss your chance


Come in closer, are you readin' my lips?
Get closer to me, can you understand what I'm saying?


If you're good enough, you'll find a way
If you impress me, you might win me over


Maybe you could cause a girl to change her ways
Perhaps you have the power to make me change


Do you think about it night and day?
Do you constantly obsess over it?


Maybe you could be the one to make me stay
You might be the one who can make me commit


Everything you say is soundin' so sweet
Your words are very charming


But do you practice everything that you preach?
Do your actions align with your words?


I need something that'll make me believe
I require something that will convince me


If you got it, baby, give it to me
If you possess it, darling, show me


Houdini
A reference to the magician who performed impossible escapes


Catch me or I go Houdini
Hold onto me or I'll vanish like Houdini




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Caroline Ailin, Daniel L. Harle, Dua Lipa, Kevin Richard Parker, Tobias MacDonald Jr. Jesso

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