Full machine
Gracie Abrams Lyrics


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I'm a rollercoaster
You're a dead end street
But won't you stay for a while?
I wish that you'd never leave
I know I know better
You're no guarantee
But if you asked me to run away
I'd go easily

I almost lost it
I'll heal eventually
But faster if you're next to me
Next to me
I'm codependent
But trying hard not to be
I'm better when you're next to me

I'm a shameless caller
You're a full machine
But won't you answer tonight
And say something nice to me
And you don't have to mean it
You can lie to me
But if you asked me to run away
I'd go easily

I almost lost it
I'll heal eventually
But faster if you're next to me
Next to me
I'm codependent
But trying hard not to be
I'm better when you're next to me, next to me

But do you think we could talk?
'Cause I've been trying to tell you
How you're the one that I turn tom, mmm
But I should probably stop
Instead of forcing a breakthrough
It's just that I'll always choose you

I'm a forest fire
You're the kerosene
I had a life here before you
But now it's burning
I know I know better and
You're ignoring me
Still, if you asked me to run away
I'd go easily

I almost lost it
I'll heal eventually
But faster if you're next to me
Next to me
I'm codependent
But I'm trying hard not to be
I'm better when you're next to me, next to me

Do you think we could talk?
'Cause I've been trying to tell you
How you're the one that I turn to (turn to)
But I should probably stop




Instead of forcing a breakthrough
It's just that I'll always choose you

Overall Meaning

"Full Machine" by Gracie Abrams is a poignant and powerful ballad about the complexity of relationships and the struggles of attachment and detachment. Through her beautiful and emotive vocals, Gracie paints a picture of two individuals who are seemingly incompatible but still hold onto a deep desire for one another. The chorus of the song highlights this paradoxical relationship, where the singer describes herself as a "rollercoaster" and the other person as a "dead end street," but still wishes for them to stay with her for a while. The chorus continues with the singer expressing her codependency, admitting that she is better when the other person is "next to me." Despite her knowledge that the other person is not a guarantee and could leave her at any moment, she would still run away with them easily if they asked her to.


The song takes on a more introspective tone in the bridge, where the singer contemplates the possibility of seeking closure through honest communication. She wants to talk to the other person and express her feelings, but she holds back for fear of forcing a situation that may not be right. The lyrics "it's just that I'll always choose you" highlight her internal conflict of wanting to move on but still feeling deeply connected to the other person.


Overall, "Full Machine" is a beautiful and relatable song that explores the complexities of love and the struggles of letting go of someone we care about deeply.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm a rollercoaster
I'm unpredictable and full of ups and downs.


You're a dead end street
You offer no way out or forward.


But won't you stay for a while?
Can you spend some time with me?


I wish that you'd never leave
I want you to stay with me forever.


I know I know better
I am aware that this is not a good idea.


You're no guarantee
I cannot rely on you to always be there.


But if you asked me to run away, I'd go easily
If you asked me to leave with you, I would not hesitate.


I almost lost it
I almost lost control of myself.


I'll heal eventually
I will eventually recover.


But faster if you're next to me
But it would happen quicker if you were by my side.


I'm codependent
I am in a relationship where I rely too much on the other person.


But trying hard not to be
But I am making an effort to change that.


I'm better when you're next to me
I feel better when I am with you.


I'm a shameless caller
I am not afraid to contact you.


You're a full machine
You are emotionless and unresponsive to me.


But won't you answer tonight?
Can you please respond to me tonight?


And say something nice to me
Can you please say something kind to me?


And you don't have to mean it
It's okay if it's not genuine.


You can lie to me
You can tell me what I want to hear even if it's not true.


I almost lost it
I almost lost control of myself.


I'll heal eventually
I will eventually recover.


But faster if you're next to me
But it would happen quicker if you were by my side.


I'm codependent
I am in a relationship where I rely too much on the other person.


But trying hard not to be
But I am making an effort to change that.


I'm better when you're next to me, next to me
I feel better when I am with you.


But do you think we could talk?
Can we have a conversation?


'Cause I've been trying to tell you
Because I have been wanting to express myself to you.


How you're the one that I turn to (turn to)
How you are the person I rely on and seek comfort from.


But I should probably stop
But I should maybe not push this.


Instead of forcing a breakthrough
Instead of trying too hard to make this work.


It's just that I'll always choose you
It's just that I will always pick you over everyone else.


I'm a forest fire
I am passionate, intense, and out of control.


You're the kerosene
You fuel and intensify my emotions.


I had a life here before you
I had a separate existence before this relationship.


But now it's burning
But now my life is consumed by this intense and unstable connection.


I know I know better and
I am aware that this is not a good idea.


You're ignoring me
You are not responding or paying attention to me.


Still, if you asked me to run away, I'd go easily
Despite this, if you asked me to leave with you, I would not hesitate.


Do you think we could talk?
Can we have a conversation?


'Cause I've been trying to tell you
Because I have been wanting to express myself to you.


How you're the one that I turn to (turn to)
How you are the person I rely on and seek comfort from.


But I should probably stop
But I should maybe not push this.


Instead of forcing a breakthrough
Instead of trying too hard to make this work.


It's just that I'll always choose you
It's just that I will always pick you over everyone else.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Aaron Dessner, Gracie Madigan Abrams

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Lyrics

I'm a rollercoaster
You're a dead end street
But won't you stay for a while
I wish that you'd never leave

I know I know better
You're no guarantee
But if you asked me to run away
I'd go easily

I almost lost it
I'll heal eventually
But faster if you're next to me
Next to me
I'm codependent
But trying hard not to be
I'm better when you're next to me

I'm a shameless caller
You're a full machine
But won't you answer tonight
And say something nice to me
And you don't have to mean it

You can lie to me
But if you asked me to run away
I'd go easily

I almost lost it
I'll heal eventually
But faster if you're next to me
Next to me
I'm codependent
But trying hard not to be
I'm better when you're next to me, next to me

But do you think we could talk?
'Cause I've been trying to tell you
How you're the one that I turn to

But I should probably stop
Instead of forcing a break through
It's just that I'll always choose you

I'm a forest fire
You're the kerosene
I had a life here before you
But now it's burning

I know I know better and
You're ignoring me
Still if you asked me to run away
I'd go easily

I almost lost it
I'll heal eventually
But faster if you're next to me
Next to me
I'm codependent
But I'm trying hard not to be
I'm better when you're next to me, next to me

Do you think we could talk?
'Cause I've been trying to tell you
How you're the one that I turn to (Turn to)

But I should probably stop
Instead of forcing a break through
It's just that I'll always choose you



Brittney Bruning

@cleopatra Lili

Everyone is absolutely entitled to their opinion…

As for my opinion… I could not disagree with you more.

Being a female, singer songwriter, who has conversational lyrics, does not mean she is “trying too hard to sound like Taylor”.

It simply means that out there in the world, there is another female, singer songwriter, with conversational lyrics. :-)



All comments from YouTube:

violet

gracie's songs feel like letters written on faded paper folded and locked in a small wooden chest. beautiful.

Shannon Salem

This is exactly what it feels like to listen to her art.. you described it beautifully

Swiftie

I love your pfp<3

Enchantedtaylor

Gracies lyrics really stand out in the industry and I think her writing is very underrated

Arsen

She's trying hard to imitate Taylor swift.

Bay Fleming

@Arsen lmao not you dedicating your entire account to insulting Gracie Abrams

Arsen

@Bay Fleming why offended gracies say that a long time ago. And no I am not using my account to hate her.

Enchantedtaylor

@Arsen it’s just confusing that you’re on her videos and stuff only to hate? Like if you dont like her why are you on her stuff ??

Arsen

@Enchantedtaylor she doesn't have originality in her songs. And she's trying so hard to sound like taylor

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"I'll heal eventually, but faster if you're next to me" ... this lyric is so beautiful

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