Right Now
Gracie Abrams Lyrics


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Look at me, I feel homesick
Want my dog in the door
And the light in the kitchen
From the fridge, on the floor
And the faint overhearing
Of my mom on the phone
Through the walls of my bedroom
Things that I shouldn't know

Think the bus might be broken
'Cause the shocks never work
We're collectively hoping
That the drive will be short
People 24/7
It's the best and a curse
All they do is remind me
That I'm still introverted

I'm so high, but can't look down
Left my past life on the ground
Think I'm more alive somehow
I feel like myself right now

Pretty far from the ocean
Never thought that would hurt
Every lake here is frozen
Which is making it worse
This is somebody's hometown
Never been here before, mmm
Writing down every street sign
Missed the spelling, I'm sure

And I ended a friendship
On the day that I left
And though I really meant it
It still makes me upset
Am I losing my family
Every minute I'm gone?
What if my little brother
Thinks my leaving was wrong?

Oh, oh, I'm so high, but can't look down
Left my past life on the ground
Think I'm more alive somehow
I feel like myself right now

I'm so tired, but can't sit down
What if this is it for now?
Think I'm more alive somehow
I feel like myself right now
I feel like myself right now
I feel like myself right now




I feel like myself right now
Mmm

Overall Meaning

In "Right Now" by Gracie Abrams, the lyrics convey feelings of homesickness and disconnection. The singer longs for the comfort of home, describing the desire for familiar things like her dog, the light in the kitchen, and the sound of her mom's voice through the walls. She is aware of the things she shouldn't know, perhaps indicating a sense of being too observant for her own good.


The singer also reflects on her current situation, feeling isolated and introverted despite being surrounded by people. The bus ride she mentions seems uncomfortable, with faulty shocks, and she describes it as both a blessing and a curse to be constantly reminded of her introversion. It's as if her current circumstances exacerbate her feelings of loneliness and disconnection.


The song also touches on the singer's experience of being far from the ocean and how that unexpected absence affects her. The frozen lakes serve as a stark reminder of the distance from her usual surroundings, adding to her sense of displacement. She also confronts the consequences of ending a friendship on the day she left, expressing genuine sadness and wondering if leaving has caused her to lose touch with her family as well.


Line by Line Meaning

Look at me, I feel homesick
Observing myself, I am experiencing a deep longing for my home and familiar surroundings


Want my dog in the door
I yearn for the comforting presence of my beloved pet waiting for me at the entrance


And the light in the kitchen
The illumination in the kitchen symbolizes warmth and familiarity


From the fridge, on the floor
The beam of light emitted by the refrigerator spreads across the kitchen floor, creating a cozy atmosphere


And the faint overhearing
Muffled sounds of conversations I accidentally hear


Of my mom on the phone
I catch snippets of my mother's conversations when she's on the phone


Through the walls of my bedroom
Despite being in a separate room, I can still hear my mother's voice through the walls


Things that I shouldn't know
I become aware of information or details that I shouldn't be privy to


Think the bus might be broken
I suspect that the bus I'm on is malfunctioning


'Cause the shocks never work
The suspension system of the bus consistently fails to effectively absorb shocks or vibrations


We're collectively hoping
Everyone on the bus shares a collective wish or desire


That the drive will be short
We hope that the duration of the bus journey will be brief


People 24/7
Constantly surrounded by people


It's the best and a curse
Being around people all the time has both positive and negative aspects


All they do is remind me
The people around constantly serve as a reminder


That I'm still introverted
Their presence highlights the fact that I am naturally inclined towards being introverted


I'm so high, but can't look down
I am feeling euphoric or elated, but I am unable to confront or acknowledge my current situation


Left my past life on the ground
I have left my previous life or experiences behind me


Think I'm more alive somehow
I believe that in my current state, I feel more vibrant and connected to my true self


I feel like myself right now
I feel a genuine sense of self and authenticity at this moment


Pretty far from the ocean
I am significantly distant from the sea


Never thought that would hurt
I never anticipated that this would cause me emotional pain


Every lake here is frozen
The bodies of water in this location are all solidified and covered in ice


Which is making it worse
This situation is exacerbating my feelings of discomfort or unhappiness


This is somebody's hometown
I realize that this place I find myself in is meaningful and familiar to someone else


Never been here before, mmm
Although I am unfamiliar with this place, I am beginning to explore and experience it


Writing down every street sign
I am diligently noting every street sign I come across


Missed the spelling, I'm sure
I am confident that I have made errors in spelling while documenting the street names


And I ended a friendship
I intentionally severed a connection with a friend


On the day that I left
The same day I departed or started my journey


And though I really meant it
Despite genuinely intending to end the friendship


It still makes me upset
This decision continues to cause me emotional distress


Am I losing my family
Am I gradually losing the bond and connection with my family


Every minute I'm gone?
With each passing minute that I am away from them


What if my little brother
I have concerns or worries regarding the impact of my absence on my younger sibling


Thinks my leaving was wrong?
I wonder if my departure is perceived as a negative or misguided action by my little brother


I'm so tired, but can't sit down
I am physically and mentally exhausted, yet I cannot find rest or relaxation


What if this is it for now?
I contemplate the possibility that my current state or situation may be the reality for the foreseeable future


Think I'm more alive somehow
Despite feeling fatigued, I believe that I am experiencing a heightened sense of vitality


I feel like myself right now
At this very moment, I feel a deep sense of self and authenticity


I feel like myself right now
Currently, I am truly connected to and embodying my genuine identity


I feel like myself right now
In the present moment, I am fully embracing and embodying my true essence


Mmm
Hmm, expressing a sound of contemplation or satisfaction




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

NotHaikey

I fell in love with this song when I first heard it. This was my favorite of the album very quickly. I’ve never related to a song so much.
“And I ended a friendship
on the day that I left
and though I really meant it
It still makes me upset..
Am I losing my family
every minute i’m gone?
What if my little brother
thinks my leaving was wrong?”
And then the chorus!! Absolutely beautiful, I hope you’re doing well Gracie. This is life changing.

I feel like myself right now.



Cody Seelye

Look at me, I feel homesick
Want my dog in the door
And the light in the kitchen
From the fridge, on the floor
And the faint overhearing
Of my mom on the phone
Through the walls of my bedroom
Things that I shouldn't know

Think the bus might be broken
'Cause the shocks never work
We're collectively hoping
That the drive will be short

People 24/7
It's the best and a curse
All they do is remind me
That I'm still introverted

I'm so high, but can't look down
Left my past life on the ground
Think I'm more alive somehow
I feel like myself right now

Pretty far from the ocean
Never thought that would hurt
Every lake here is frozen
Which is making it worse

This is somebody's hometown
Never been here before
Writing down every street sign
Missed the spelling, I'm sure

And I ended a friendship
On the day that I left
And though I really meant it
It still makes me upset

Am I losing my family
Every minute I'm gone?
What if my little brother
Thinks my leaving was wrong?

Oh, oh, I'm so high, but can't look down
Left my past life on the ground
Think I'm more alive somehow
I feel like myself right now

I'm so tired, but can't sit down
What if this is it for now?
Think I'm more alive somehow
I feel like myself right now

I feel like myself right now
I feel like myself right now
I feel like myself right now
Mmmm



All comments from YouTube:

Giovanna Parise

that song broke me out of nowhere, I was crying so hard at the end omg. This album was a masterpiece, I’m so proud of Gracie 🤍

Sara Jesus

It broke me too in little pieces

Teeay Musik

Beautiful music and artist :)

W. G.

There's a pill for that

Liahna Forbes

Is ANYBODY going to talk about how insanely talented Gracie is? This song is a literal masterpiece!!! I mean come on "And the faint overhearing, of my mom on the phone. Through the walls of my bedroom, things that I shouldn't know". This is something that we all have experienced and she captured that in such a unique way. Thank you Gracie, for this incredible album.

Manar Hassan

Crying

sar

the closing line on this is what it feels like being “i’m just not alright” and the closing line on good riddance being “i feel like myself right now” is making me more emotional than i could express

Roxane

omg fr

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W. G.

Take a Midol

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