Trip
Jhené Aiko Lyrics


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On nights like this, I ride
Turn the music up to keep from crying
Wait 'til that sunshine
Please don't let the darkness keep me low
Halfway to the home base, yeah
Like a field trip, woah
It's a real trip
In over your head, it's a guilt trip, yeah
To the south side, wow
It's a real trip
It's not a quick trip
It stays with ya, with ya
Love tax is high
It's a real trip

On nights like this, I ride
Turn the music up to keep from crying
Wait 'til that sunshine
Please don't let the darkness keep me low
Halfway to the home base, yeah
Like a field trip, woah
It's a real trip

I'm asking who can save me?
You can, baby
You can, baby
Who can save me?
Know that you can, baby
You could, baby
We'll be ridin' tryna conquer the world, but darlin'
You can't change it
You can't change it
Ridin', all you know that you can't last
They askin', "Who can save me?"
Who can save me?
Who can save me?
Know that you can, baby
Know that you can
Na-na-na-na-na
Love pays, yeah, uh
But love taxes, oh
It's a real trip, uh

On nights like this, I ride
Turn the music up to keep from crying
Wait 'til that sunshine
Please don't let the darkness keep me low
Halfway, uh, to the home base
Like a field trip, woah
It's a real trip

In over your head, it's a guilt trip, woah
To the north side
It's a real trip
It's not a quick trip
It's stay with ya, with ya, woah
Love tax is high
It's a real trip

I'm asking who can save me?
You can, baby
You can, baby
Who can save me?
Know that you can, baby
You could, baby
We'll be ridin' tryna conquer the world, but darlin'
You can't change it
You can't change it
Ridin', all you know that you can't last
They askin', "Who can save me?"
Who can save me?
Who can save me?
Know that you can, baby
Know that you can
Na-na-na-na-na
Love pays, yeah




But love taxes, oh
It's a real trip, it's not a quick trip

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Jhené Aiko's song "Trip" explore the emotions and experiences that one goes through on long, lonely nights. Aiko describes riding alone, with music up loud to keep from crying, hoping for the sunshine to bring light to the darkness, and not get stuck in that darkness. Aiko goes on to describe the journey as a field trip, a real trip, not a quick trip, and one that will stay with you, like love taxes which can be high. In this context, love taxes are the emotional costs and consequences of love, which can be quite draining.


As the song progresses, Aiko asks who can save her, and the answer comes from within, "you can, baby, you could, baby." While acknowledging that one cannot change the world, Aiko chooses to conquer it with the ones she loves, despite the guilt trip, emotional taxes, and hardships that come with love. The journey is a "real trip" that one must take, with all the good and bad that comes with it.


Overall, the lyrics of the song 'Trip' are about the journey of life and love. They convey the idea that life is a journey with ups and downs, and it's important to have people in our lives to help us navigate those ups and downs, no matter how challenging the journey may seem.


Line by Line Meaning

On nights like this, I ride
Driving alone on dark nights, hoping to distract herself from pain


Turn the music up to keep from crying
Playing music loud enough to silence her thoughts and tears


Wait 'til that sunshine
Waiting for a brighter day to come, hoping for happiness


Please don't let the darkness keep me low
Asking for the misery inside her to not hold her down


Halfway to the home base, yeah
Almost making it through the struggle, but not quite there


Like a field trip, woah
Life is like a journey, full of new experiences and obstacles


It's a real trip
Life can be intense and unpredictable, just like a psychedelic journey


In over your head, it's a guilt trip, yeah
Feeling burdened by a difficult situation, blaming yourself for it


To the south side, wow
Navigating through neighborhoods and districts that are not always safe


It's not a quick trip
Life cannot be rushed or cut short, it is a long journey


It stays with ya, with ya
Memories and experiences shape who you are and can stay with you forever


Love tax is high
The price of loving someone is often high, whether it is heartache, sacrifice, or hard work


I'm asking who can save me?
Asking for someone to provide emotional support and help her through life


You can, baby
Acknowledging that she can depend on someone to be her savior


We'll be ridin' tryna conquer the world, but darlin'
Together, we'll face the challenges of life and try to overcome them


You can't change it
Some things in life cannot be controlled, no matter how much you want to change them


Ridin', all you know that you can't last
Life is fleeting and eventually everything will come to an end


They askin', "Who can save me?"
Wondering if anyone can rescue her from the difficulties she's facing


Know that you can, baby
Reaffirming that there is someone who can be her hero


Love pays, yeah, uh
Love is rewarding and enriching in many ways


But love taxes, oh
But love can also be demanding and take its toll on people


To the north side
Moving towards a new life, full of uncertainty and adventure


It's stay with ya, with ya, woah
New experiences and feelings can leave a lasting impression on whom you are as a person


It's a real trip
Life is a journey, and it may not always be easy - just like a psychedelic trip




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo, Kortney Pollard

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0:00-0:47 (Intro)
0:48-6:13 (Jukai/Meeting Dante)
6:14-6:36 (Like My Brother Poem)
6:37-7:21 (While We’re Young [Demo])
7:22-9:06 (Without My Brother/New Balance)
9:07-10:26 (Picture Perfect [Freestyle]/Will We Ever Meet Again?)
10:27-12:38(Realization/Like My Brother Did)
12:39-14:14 (Getting High/Mystic Journey [Freestyle])
14:15-16:16 (Maniac/All Good)
16:17-19:30 (Bad Trip [Demo]/Ayo’s Goodbye)
19:31-20:03 (Ascension [feat. Brandy & Ayo])
20:04-21:12 (M.A.P.S. Spoken Word)
21:13-23:14 (Trip the end )



Voji The Vibetarian

The first time I Iistened to any of Jhene’s albums / mixtapes from start to finish was recently when I smoked weed for the first time in two years and got super stizoned.

I planned on watching some pokemon episodes and a couple of YouTube videos and to work on some YouTube videos at the peak of my high but every time I tried to pause Trip, my mind was telling me “nothing is going to be better than just having full focus on this art.”

It was the first time I really found a connection and divine appreciation for Jhene and her music. Before, I’ve been following her on Spotify and knew she was one of the most beautiful people in the world from photos - but now I see that it’s like her albums tell her situations so beautifully through her positive melodies and voice, even if she’s singing about a sad or low vibe circumstance. Her art is so angelic and pure. I appreciate her lyrics and creative vision more than any artist right now.
The day after I got high, my intuition decided to skip down a research rabbit hole learning about her life and personal situations to get more perspective and clarity to her music.
After learning more about her daughter and the intimate relationship she has with her, it makes me cry a bit every time I hear “Sing To Me” because it’s so beautiful shows how great her alignment is as a parent. It made me reflect on the relationship that i have with my parents and see that I don’t think any of us would write something like that about each other, and reminded me that a lot of people have awesome, close, relationships with their families and I love Jhene’s songs about her brother (like For My Brother) and family because it’s so different from mine. Her stories bring me hope and joy that people connect so well, even when I’ve never felt a connection with any humans as strong as she’s had with Namiko or her brother (i love my dog like that though haha).

The day after that time I got stoned, I felt like a feeling of inspiration and liberation towards working more on my own art, similar to how Jhene and other artists are always focused on creating more. I filmed a few different YouTube videos in the same day (they aren’t out on my channel yet) and even came up with an idea to challenge myself to stay consistent on my art for 30 consecutive days (i’ve struggled with daily consistency this summer a lot after ‘burning out’ a lil bit from my hustle and passion projects / art a few months before this).

A couple of days after I got stoned that night first night, I listened to her song “For My Brother” again 3 times in a row (and the first time I heard it was the night I smoked. The first night I felt like I should be crying to it and like I’ve never heard so much passion and clear delivery in any song before. Her lyrics are so easy to understand which creates a a lot of deliberate intentions through every song.) The second time I listened to it I was sober and it was 2am. I started bawling and crying harder than I have in years. Maybe even harder than I ever have, and definitely the most I have in my adult life.

“For My Brother” made me feel like I wish that I was close enough to someone in the ways that Jhene was best friends and siblings with Miyagi. In the moment i didn’t want to make the song about me, so I tried to focus on her lyrics but whenever I heard this
“And I know it was for a reason, I won't stop believing, I won't
And if the angels call your name
Baby please tell them you're staying
And if the angels call your name
Baby please tell them that you're staying
I know that you can hear this
I know that you can
Don't give up, don't give up on us,”


I couldn’t stop crying. In the moment I wished that I have felt the love for someone, that she has for him. It just made me appreciate her music so much and to help me see how deep love can be. It put me in her situation for a second and me me feel love in my heart for if I actually lost someone that close to me.
I love some people, but my whole life i’ve been pretty alone and independent, always finding love within myself and making myself my everything, and not expecting anything from others (but internally knowing that relationships are valuable of course). She is one of the only people / artist that I’ve wanted to actually get to know through researching her. Like usually I don’t know too much about someone’s backstory unless I’m a true fan (me towards Young Thug, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tupac, etc). I feel like I’m supposed to be living near LA just to meet the people that live there like Jhene so it inspires to create more and to get recognized so I can one day collaborate and converse with them.

I remember I went to a spiritual concert type event in Downtown LA a few months back this year and Jhene visited the concert / event a couple of hours earlier than me that day (@CommunityHealing on IG - event). At the time, I didn’t really mind that I didn’t get to share presence and missed out on feeling her energy in person, but now that I am so much more aware of her wisdom, it makes me feel like I may see her at some point in LA in my life now that I am conscious and mindful of her to a deep level. I’ve seen these type of synchronicities happen to me multiple times in my life before since I grew up and live near Los Angeles. I grew up being really good friends with Warren G’s son and nephews, and have met many SoCal artists and actors etc in my life from being in the area - so I hope to one day experience a conversation with Jhene. Like just being mindful of a manifestation to meet someone definitely increases the odds of spontaneously seeing them. Jhene gives me a feeling of like I know her which feels so weird and I dont necessarily lik ethat feeling because it doesnt feel natural or like healthy to build these sort of one-way friendships with people i've never met from the internet like celebrities or whatever - but it feels okay this time because it feels real and like i have a feeling ill met her one day i guess is what it is.

But Jhene, I just want to say that you are love. You are such a kind being and it shows in the authenticity within your energy and music. Thank you for existing and creating such amazing stuff, my friend 💙


- Voji



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She looks for a resemblance of her brother in every man that she encounters - hoping that they can/will fill his shoes. Her brother was her best friend and personal compass and she’s lost without him. A bond like this is hard to let go.

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I'm a twin...me and my brother are both Cancer...
I lost my brother 2 years ago...due to depression...I look for him in every guy as well... it hurts... so so bad.

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My sister. I used to be a complete bum. I liked to work, but I only did part time. I played video games constantly and was emotionally distant/awkward. Her man is the embodiment of me, but worse. Now, she's pregnant with that pests' child. He has another child with another woman and doesn't/can't see the child. Wish I was a better indirect influence in her life.

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