Starving
Hailee Steinfeld Lyrics


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You know just what to say
Shit, that scares me, I should just walk away
But I can't move my feet
The more that I know you, the more I want to
Something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday, oh

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

(I didn't know that I-I didn't know that I-till I tasted you)
(I didn't know that I-I didn't know that I-till I tasted you)
By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

You know just how to make my heart beat faster
Emotional earthquake, bring on disaster
You hit me head-on, got me weak in my knees
Yeah, something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday, ye-eah
So much younger yesterday, oh, yeah

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

(I didn't know that I-I didn't know that I-till I tasted you)
(I didn't know that I-I didn't know that I-till I tasted you)
By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

You, yeah, till I tasted you
(I didn't know that I-I didn't know that I-till I tasted you)
By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na
The more that I know you, the more I want to




Something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday

Overall Meaning

Hailee Steinfeld's song Starving talks about the sudden realization of her hunger for a love so passionate and strong that all others life experiences seem insipid compared to it. Starting the first verse with "You know just what to say/Shit, that scares me, I should just walk away/But I can't move my feet", Hailee depicts the tremulous feeling of a self-awareness of the intensity of the situation, yet she feels powerless to do anything about it. In the lines "I was so much younger yesterday, oh/I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you", Hailee metaphorically compares her pre-love life to the state of being hungry and unfulfilled, that is to say, something was always missing, and she couldn't figure out what it was until she tasted the feeling of love.


As the song proceeds, the chorus "I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you/Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo/By the way, by the way, you do things to my body/I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you" reflects her awe at the feeling of experiencing true love which, in her view, is worth more than just momentary infatuation, shown by the line 'Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo'. The bridge emphasizes the physical and emotional effects of this love-like earthquake: "You know just how to make my heart beat faster/Emotional earthquake, bring on disaster/ You hit me head-on, got me weak in my knees." With these lyrics, Hailee describes the overwhelming nature of the love she feels, which makes her so vulnerable, yet she chooses to embrace it because she has never felt this complete.


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Line by Line Meaning

You know just what to say
You are able to say exactly what I want to hear to keep me interested.


Shit, that scares me, I should just walk away
The depth of our connection is so strong that I am afraid to continue down this path.


But I can't move my feet
Despite my fear, my connection to you is so strong that I am unable to walk away.


The more that I know you, the more I want to
As I get to know you better, my desire for you grows stronger.


Something inside me's changed
Being with you has fundamentally altered who I am as a person.


I was so much younger yesterday, oh
Before I met you, I was a different person and my innocence and naivety protected me.


I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Before I met you, I didn't realize how empty my life was.


Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
Your presence fills me with so much emotion that I don't need just one feeling to describe it.


By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I don't just love you for your personality, I also desire you physically.


You know just how to make my heart beat faster
You have the ability to excite me and make me feel alive.


Emotional earthquake, bring on disaster
My feelings for you are so intense that it's like an earthquake shaking me to my core.


You hit me head-on, got me weak in my knees
Being with you is like getting hit by a truck, it knocks me off balance and makes me weak.


You, yeah, till I tasted you
You are the missing piece of my life that I didn't know existed before I met you.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Anastasia Whiteacre, Christopher Petrosino, Robert Mccurdy, Michael Trewartha, Kyle Trewartha

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Kadek Ghea Wulandari

Lyrics
You know just what to say, things that scare me
I should just walk away, but I can't move my feet
The more that I know you, the more that I want to
Something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
You know just how to make my heart beat faster
Emotional earthquake, bring on disaster
You hit me head on, got me weak in my knees
Yeah, something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday
So much younger yesterday
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
You you, yeah till I tasted you
By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
I didn't know till I tasted you
The more that I know you, the more that I want to
Something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday



WLY8

You know just what to say
Você sabe exatamente o que dizer

Things that scare me
Coisas que me assustam

I should just walk away
Eu deveria simplesmente ir embora

But I can't move my feet
Mas eu não posso mover meus pés

The more that I know you
Quanto mais eu te conheço

The more I want to
Mais eu te quero

Something inside me's changed
Algo dentro de mim mudou

I was so much younger yesterday
Eu estava muito mais jovem ontem


I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Eu não sabia que estava faminta até te provar

Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
Não preciso de borboletas na barriga quando você me dá o zoológico inteiro

By the way, right away, you do things to my body
Além disso, além disso você faz coisas ao meu corpo

And I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
E eu não sabia que estava faminta até te provar


By the way, right away, you do things to my body
Além disso, além disso você faz coisas ao meu corpo

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted
Eu não sabia que estava faminta até te provar


You know just how to make
Você sabe exatamente como fazer

My heart beat faster
Meu coração bater mais rápido

Emotional earthquake
Terremoto emocional

Bring on disaster
Traga o desastre

You hit me head on
Você me pegou de primeira

Got me weak in my knees
Me deixou fraca nos meus joelhos

Something inside me has changed
Algo dentro de mim mudou

I was so much younger yesterday
Eu estava muito mais jovem ontem

So much younger yesterday
Muito mais jovem ontem


I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Eu não sabia que estava faminta até te provar

Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
Não preciso de borboletas na barriga quando você me dá o zoológico inteiro

By the way, right away, you do things to my body
Além disso, além disso você faz coisas ao meu corpo

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Eu não sabia que estava faminta até te provar


By the way, right away, you do things to my body
Além disso, além disso você faz coisas ao meu corpo

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Eu não sabia que estava faminta até te provar

You you, yeah till I tasted you
Você, você, yeah até te provar

By the way, right away, you do things to my body
Além disso, além disso você faz coisas ao meu corpo

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Eu não sabia que estava faminta até te provar


The more that I know you
Quanto mais eu te conheço

The more I want to
Mais eu te quero

Something inside me has changed
Algo dentro de mim mudou

I was so much younger yesterday
Eu estava muito mais jovem ontem



sreejan nagarkoti

You know just what to say, things that scare me
I should just walk away, but I can't move my feet
The more that I know you, the more that I want to
Something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
You know just how to make my heart beat faster
Emotional earthquake, bring on disaster
You hit me head on, got me weak in my knees
Yeah, something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday
So much younger yesterday
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
You you, yeah till I tasted you
By the way, by the way, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
I didn't know till I tasted you
The more that I know you, the more that I want to
Something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday



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AirwaveMusicTV

I can't stop listening to this song. :)

Steve Voss

AirwaveMusicTV same

Mikhael Liane

I can, I just did, got to clean myself.

Otakku Anime

This music let me hungry

Joseph Rinon

CHAPA NÃO hungry for what? lol

Katie hunt

AirwaveMusicTV emit same

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Robin Skull

This song never gets old. No matter how much I listen, I never get bored

Ash05

Yesss

🔥 Lil XancheX 🔥

Ok

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Late To The Party

Multitalented artist. How can you not love Hailee?

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