Where do we go now?
Gracie Abrams Lyrics


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24th Street
Where you held me, grabbed my arm
What a mental fire alarm
'Cause a lot of that felt wrong
Like I miss you
But when I kissed you back, I lied
You don't know how hard I tried
Had to fake the longest time

Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?

You look hopeful
Like we're supposed to work somehow
Can't you tell our light burned out?
Got a lot to cry about
There's nothin' left here
All our best years are behind
What a brutal way to die
But you choose it every time

So where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?

We could meet down the line
After all of the time
And give an actual try
I can't promise you'll like it
I know I changed overnight
So I can't blame you for fightin'
And I'd be losin' my mind
If you lived in your writin'
'Cause now I'm half of myself here without you
You're the best in my life and I lost you
And we had no control when it fell through
It was one-sided, hate how I hurt you
If I could, I'd have changed every feelin'
Reservations were up to the ceilin'
Guess the space was the thing that I needed
But I miss you

Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?




Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Gracie Abrams' "Where Do We Go Now?" talk about a past relationship that has ended, and the confusion and indecision that arises afterward. The song's opening recalls a moment in the relationship that didn't feel right, despite a sense of missing the person. The singer explains that they faked feelings for the other person in the past, making a conscious decision to lie about their own emotional state. The chorus repeats the question, "Where do we go now?", with the implication that the singer is asking this question of their former partner, or perhaps of themselves, looking for answers.


In the verse that follows, the singer reflects on the fact that the relationship has ended, but that their former partner still seems to hold out hope for the future. The singer, on the other hand, feels as though the "light" of the relationship has gone out and there's nothing left to hold onto. They express a sense of sadness and regret for the way things have turned out. In the bridge of the song, the singer acknowledges that they have changed since the relationship ended, and that their former partner has every right to feel hurt or angry. Despite all of this, the singer still feels a deep longing for the person they've lost and suggests that they might meet again in the future to try again.


Overall, "Where Do We Go Now?" is a bittersweet and introspective song that reflects on the complexities of love and relationships. It's a relatable piece that captures the messy and confusing aftermath of a breakup.


Line by Line Meaning

24th Street
The location where the singer was held by the person and felt uncomfortable.


Where you held me, grabbed my arm
The person physically restrained the singer which was not okay.


What a mental fire alarm
The situation was alarming and caused distress.


'Cause a lot of that felt wrong
The singer felt that the situation was wrong and unhealthy.


Like I miss you
The singer still has feelings for the person.


But when I kissed you back, I lied
The singer was not truthful with the person when they kissed.


You don't know how hard I tried
The singer tried to make the situation work but it was difficult.


Had to fake the longest time
The singer had to pretend for a long time that everything was okay.


Where do we go now?
The singer is questioning the future of the relationship.


You look hopeful
The person has hope for the relationship to work out.


Like we're supposed to work somehow
The person believes that the relationship should work out despite the problems.


Can't you tell our light burned out?
The spark in the relationship is gone.


Got a lot to cry about
The singer has many reasons to be upset and emotional.


There's nothin' left here
The relationship has been depleted and there is nothing left to save.


All our best years are behind
The best years of the relationship are in the past and cannot be regained.


What a brutal way to die
The death of the relationship is very painful and difficult to accept.


But you choose it every time
The person is repeatedly choosing to continue the relationship even though it is unhealthy.


We could meet down the line
The singer proposes the idea of meeting again in the future.


After all of the time
After a significant amount of time has passed.


And give an actual try
To give the relationship another genuine attempt.


I can't promise you'll like it
The singer cannot guarantee that things will work out in the future.


I know I changed overnight
The singer acknowledges that they have changed suddenly and significantly.


So I can't blame you for fightin'
The singer understands why the person would struggle with the relationship.


And I'd be losin' my mind
The thought of losing the person is unbearable.


If you lived in your writin'
If the person wrote about their feelings and thoughts, it would be clear that they are struggling in the relationship.


'Cause now I'm half of myself here without you
The singer feels incomplete and unhappy without the person.


You're the best in my life and I lost you
The person was the best thing in the singer's life, but they lost them.


And we had no control when it fell through
The end of the relationship was out of their control.


It was one-sided, hate how I hurt you
The end of the relationship was mostly caused by the singer's actions.


If I could, I'd have changed every feelin'
The singer regrets their actions and would have done things differently if they could.


Reservations were up to the ceilin'
The singer had doubts and reservations about the relationship.


Guess the space was the thing that I needed
The singer realizes that they needed space from the person to make things clear.


But I miss you
Despite the problems in the relationship, the singer still misses the person.




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

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[Verse 1]
24th street
Where you held me, grabbed my arm
What a mental fire alarm
'Cause a lot of that felt wrong
Like I miss you
When I kissed you back, I lied
You don’t know how hard I tried
Had to fake the longest time

[Chorus]
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?

[Verse 2]
You look hopeful
Like we're supposed to work somehow
Can't you tell our light burned out?
Got a lot to cry about
There’s nothing left here
All our best years are behind
What a brutal way to die
But you choose it every time

[Chorus]
So, where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?

[Bridge]
We could meet down the line
After all of the timin'
Give an actual try
I can't promise you'll like it
I know I changed overnight
So I can't blame you for fightin'
And I'd be losing my mind
If you lived in your writin'
’Cause now I’m half of myself here without you
You're the best in my life and I lost you
And we had no control when it fell through
It was one-sided, hate how I hurt you
If I could, I’d have changed every feelin'
Reservations are up to the ceilin'
'Cause the space was the thing that I needed
But I miss you

[Chorus]
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go now?



All comments from YouTube:

@lizasmith9243

It’s been nearly 3 years since I first discovered this angel and we’re finally getting an album! I’m so so proud!!!

@54n413

SAME SO PROUD OF HER 😭

@melodylyne

I was late to the party 😭😭 i found her out couple month ago but im still here and very ready

@sydneymartin7304

2 and 1/2 years and i’m so proud

@leodah.5726

Stoppp me too🥲☹️so proud of Gracie

@mallorisonae

3 years as well :)

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@hayleygray990

every song is a masterpiece.
you can literally see the pain through the music video, hear the pain in her voice and even read the pain and confusion in the lyrics, just the whole song. she keeps shocking us with every new project and I’m so proud of her, gracie you literal angel you did it again <33

@graziapicozzi9299

Very true<33 I can’t wait for the album… She’s very unique, the only singer I ever loved🪐🦋🤍🖤

@Alive_but_dead

Yea...

@itsebrar

Do you know what she is talking about or who? I’m really curious who she is writing for. She is really amazing and I love every song of her🥹

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