Oblivion
Jhené Aiko Lyrics


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Nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah ah

The world's a fucking mess
It's gone to shit
And I am every bit a part of it
I may have started it
I try to find a brighter side
An elevated, higher sight
It's out of sight

Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing

My life's a fucking trip
It makes me sick
I am so jaded and I hate it
I'm faking it
I try to find a greater shade
To be the way
To lead the way
I need to wait

Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one

There's no lovin without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
There's no lovin without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion

The world's a fucking mess
It's gone to shit
And I am every bit a part of it
I may have started it
I try to find a brighter side
An elevated, higher sight
It's out of sight, out of mind

Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing

My life's a fucking trip
It makes me sick
I am so jaded and I hate it
So I stay faded
Try to find a greener shade
To be the way
To lead the way
I need to wait
I need to stay

Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Sweet oblivion

There's no lovin without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
There's no lovin without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
Swee-ee-eet
Sweet oblivion, sweet oblivion

"Dear brother
Am I still asleep?
Last night I saw you
And you told me there was coin laundry on the moon
I met a boy, he wasn't right for me
But now that I'm alone
I can hear the spirits talking"

From the methaphysical to the physical
From the methaphysical to the physical
From the inside out
Let there be no doubt
Sage, means sagacity and intelligence
That's why the indigenous people burned it
To bring out the wisdom
If you talk to your plants, they will talk to you
If you talk to your plants, they will talk to you
And they will nourish you




Nourish you to a greater creation
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Overall Meaning

Jhene Aiko's "Oblivion" explores the singer's desire to escape reality and return to a place or state of being where she was not influenced by negative forces. The song opens with a melody of "Nah nah nah nah," which serves as an insistent note of distress. Jhene Aiko then sings about the state of the world and how she is a part of the chaos. She tries to find positivity in her life but fails to do so because everything is out of her control. She is searching for an escape, and the repetition of "Oblivion" in the chorus reflects this desire.


The song's lyrics are introspective and self-critical, with Aiko admitting to faking happiness and feeling jaded. The line "There's no love without losing, there's no living without bruising" implies that pain and loss are an inevitable part of life. Aiko acknowledges this, but "Sweet Oblivion" offers a peaceful end to the torment.


The spoken word section references the metaphysical, with the singer dreaming of her brother who tells her about "coin laundry on the moon." She also meets a boy who is not right for her, and in her solitude, she hears spirits speaking. The section ends with a statement on the power of sage to bring out wisdom and nourishment, with an implied message that this wisdom and nourishment are also available to the listener.


Line by Line Meaning

The world's a fucking mess
The world is in a state of chaos and disarray.


It's gone to shit
It has deteriorated and is now in a deplorable state.


And I am every bit a part of it
I, too, am responsible for the current state of the world.


I may have started it
I might have played a role in the events that led to this situation.


I try to find a brighter side
I make an effort to focus on the positive aspects of life.


An elevated, higher sight
A way of viewing things that is more positive and optimistic.


It's out of sight
It's hard to see or find.


Oblivion
A state of forgetfulness or unawareness.


Wish I would go back
I wish I could return to a state of oblivion.


I could go back to no one
A state of being where there is no one and nothing around.


My life's a fucking trip
My life is wild and unpredictable.


It makes me sick
It makes me feel ill or disgusted.


I am so jaded and I hate it
I feel cynical and disenchanted and don't like it.


I'm faking it
I'm pretending or not being genuine.


I try to find a greater shade
I try to find a better way of looking at things.


To be the way
To be the guide or example for others.


To lead the way
To show others the path to follow.


I need to wait
I need to be patient and wait for things to improve.


There's no lovin without losin'
You can't experience love without experiencing loss as well.


There's no livin' without bruisin'
Life is not without challenges and difficulties.


There's no limit, no delusion
There are no boundaries or illusions to what you can achieve.


Sweet oblivion
An attractive state of ignorance or forgetfulness.


From the methaphysical to the physical
From the spiritual or abstract realm to the concrete physical realm.


Let there be no doubt
There should be no uncertainty or hesitation.


Sage, means sagacity and intelligence
Sage is a plant associated with wisdom and cleverness.


That's why the indigenous people burned it
That's why some cultures burn it as a means of purification and promoting clarity of thought.


To bring out the wisdom
To enhance or reveal the wisdom contained within the plant.


If you talk to your plants, they will talk to you
Treat your plants with care and respect, and they will thrive and nourish you.


And they will nourish you
They will provide you with sustenance and nourishment for your body and soul.


Nourish you to a greater creation
Nourish you in a way that enables you to create or achieve something greater.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Amaire Johnson, Jhene Aiko Chilombo

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@TCgvmng25

Anyone else wrestle with running syndrome? I'm at a place where I want to run. Hop in the car and drive until the gas runs out. Smoking and blasting my favorite deep thinking music. Just let the wind whip and beat against my face. I've been forcing myself to sit still. I've been forcing myself to keep a neutral face. I'm tired of crying. I'm tired of feeling things so deeply. I'm sick of this damn illness. Sometimes I want to peel away my skin, my flesh and step out of my body. I want to switch brains with someone else. I want to plunge my soul in pine sol and wash away every dirty part of me. I want to start over...I want to be reborn. From inside utero I was surrounded by drugs, and muck. I didn't ask for this. I didn't ask for this shit. I feel like I died before I even lived. I want to die again but not a physical death. I just want to come back HEALTHY. I pop two pills of Lithium and I smoke and I read and I watch shows, and I breathe and I eat and I shit and I sleep and I do it all over again but GOD DAMN IT I'M NOT FUCKING LIVING! deep breath.

And I cry and I complain and then I shut down. And when the mania hits , I smile and I cry and I jump and I fuck like a rabbit. I want to cheat. I want an orgy. I want the high. I want to FEEL EVERY. THING.

but no. I stay still. I stare at the wall and I wonder

Why did she keep me
What is Gods plan
Is there a God
If so
Why me
What the hell do you want from me?
They all want something from me

I tattoo my skin
I take the hottest showers
I try and wash myself away
I want to wash away down the drain

I should have never spread my legs
I should have never fell in love
I should have never became a mother
I should have left without reason

I should have never been born
She should have swallowed me
She should have aborted me
She should have fucked another man for a hit
Because then they wouldn't have created me

I just want to sleep
Sleep until I die
And yet I want to live
What kind of bullshit is this
That trigger that pulls me from death
That pull to keep going

Their tiny giggles
Tiny hands and tiny feet
And they call me mommy
And I just want them to know
How hard I live for THEM

They only see the mask
They only see me trying and I am afraid of the day they see my truth
Mommy is sick

But she fought for you.



@XtremelyXclusive

The world's a fucking mess
It's gone to shit
And I am every bit a part of it
I may have started it
I try to find a brighter sight
An elevated, higher sight
It's out of sight

Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing

My life's a fucking trip
It makes me sick
I am so jaded and I hate it
I'm faking it
I try to find a greater shade
To be the way
To lead the way
I need to wait

Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one

There's no lovin' without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
There's no lovin' without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion

The world's a fucking mess
It's gone to shit
And I am every bit a part of it
I may have started it
I try to find a brighter sight
An elevated, higher sight
It's out of sight, out of mind

Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing

My life's a fucking trip
It makes me sick
I am so jaded and I hate it
So I stay faded
Try to find a greener shade
To be the way
To lead the way
I need to wait
I need to stay

Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Sweet oblivion

There's no lovin' without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
There's no lovin' without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
Sweet...
Sweet, sweet oblivion

Dear brother
Am I still asleep?
Last night I saw you
And you told me there was coin laundry on the moon
I met a boy, he wasn't right for me
But now that I'm alone
I can hear the spirits talking

[Dr. Chill:]
From the metaphysical to the physical
From the metaphysical to the physical
From the inside out
Let there be no doubt
Sage, means sagacity and intelligence
That's why the indigenous people burned it
To bring out the wisdom
If you talk to your plants, they will talk to you
If you talk to your plants, they will talk to you
And they will nourish you
Nourish you to a greater creation
We’re all one
From AZ Lyrics



@CashmereGallion

Nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah ah
The world's a fucking mess
It's gone to shit
And I am every bit a part of it
I may have started it
I try to find a brighter side
An elevated, higher sight
It's out of sight
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing
My life's a fucking trip
It makes me sick
I am so jaded and I hate it
I'm faking it
I try to find a greater shade
To be the way
To lead the way
I need to wait
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
There's no lovin without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
There's no lovin without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
The world's a fucking mess
It's gone to shit
And I am every bit a part of it
I may have started it
I try to find a brighter side
An elevated, higher sight
It's out of sight, out of mind
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to nothing
My life's a fucking trip
It makes me sick
I am so jaded and I hate it
So I stay faded
Try to find a greener shade
To be the way
To lead the way
I need to wait
I need to stay
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Oblivion
Wish I would go back
I could go back to no one
Sweet oblivion
There's no lovin without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
There's no lovin without losin'
There's no livin' without bruisin'
There's no limit, no delusion
Sweet oblivion
Swee-ee-eet
Sweet oblivion, sweet oblivion



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@YTD07

there's no loving. without losin'
there's no living, without bruising'
there's no limit, no delusion.....

@reachinnirvana9076

Sweet oblivion......

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