You Are Here
Jhené Aiko Lyrics


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Hope you are, hope you are who you say
If you aren't who I thought
It'll break my heart

Hate to ramble on about it
I am not too proud about it
I've been on the run, I've been tryna ride around it
I've been tryna go around it
It's too much, I am astounded
Wow
You're too good to be worth a shot
What are you not saying that I should know?
'Cause I should know
If you're for sure or all for show

Don't play with my love, messing with my heart
That's gonna be tough for you to pull off
Gave me a new start, taking it too far
It's gonna be hard if you really aren't
Who you say that you are

Hope you are who you say you are
Hope you are who you say, you are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart
Hope you are who you say you are
Hope you are who you say, you are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart

Caught me slipping, I was tripping and I almost gave up
Now I'm living in your vision, I don't wanna wake up
From a dream, lover, I'ma lean on ya
Please don't lead me on
You know I don't play that
How I'm living, I don't want no payback
From a past lover, bad lover
Please don't do me wrong

Don't play with my love, messing with my heart
That's gonna be hard for you to pull off
Gave me a new start, taking it too far
It's gonna be hard if you really aren't
Who you say that you are

Hope you are who you say you are
Hope you are who you say, you are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart
Hope you are who you say you are
Hope you are who you say, you are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart

Break my heart, don't break my heart
I pray to God, don't break my heart
Don't break my heart, it's all I got
I swear to God if you break my heart

Tell me that it's something special
Tell me you never felt it
Tell me I'm your new obsession
Tell me that you really are the one




If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart

Overall Meaning

The song "You Are Here" by Jhené Aiko is a plea for honesty and authenticity in a relationship. The opening lines express the hope that the other person is who they say they are, and the fear that finding out otherwise would be heartbreaking. The singer acknowledges her own vulnerability and past mistakes, hinting at a history of running away from problems and avoiding confrontation. She doesn't want to waste time on someone who is only pretending to be interested, and begs her lover not to play with her emotions.


The chorus is built around the phrase "hope you are who you say you are," repeated several times with variations. This creates a sense of doubt and uncertainty, balanced by the hope and desire expressed in the lyrics. The second verse goes into more detail about the singer's past experiences, emphasizing the importance of trust and honesty in any new relationship. She is afraid of being hurt again, and doesn't want to repeat the same mistakes. The bridge brings a sense of urgency and desperation to the song, with the singer praying not to have her heart broken and pleading with her lover to be truthful.


Overall, "You Are Here" is a candid and heartfelt expression of the need for honesty and trust in a relationship. The lyrics capture the complex emotions of fear, hope, and desire that come with falling in love, while also acknowledging the risks involved. The song is a reminder that true love requires courage, vulnerability, and a willingness to face the truth.


Line by Line Meaning

Spotlight
Opening line, sets the stage for the rest of the song.


Hope you are, hope you are who you say
Expresses the hope that the person being addressed is genuine and trustworthy.


If you aren't who I thought
Fear that the person may not be who they appear to be.


It'll break my heart
The consequences of finding out that the person is not genuine would be devastating.


Hate to ramble on about it
Acknowledges that dwelling on this topic may be tedious for listeners.


I am not too proud about it
Acknowledges a sense of vulnerability in addressing this topic.


I've been on the run, I've been tryna ride around it
Attempts to avoid confronting the issue.


It's too much, I am astounded
Overwhelmed by the weight of the situation.


Wow
An interjection that expresses surprise or shock.


You're too good to be worth a shot
Doubts the person's sincerity or worthiness of being pursued.


What are you not saying that I should know?
Expresses suspicion or wariness that there may be hidden information or motives.


'Cause I should know
Asserts the right to know the truth about the person being pursued.


If you're for sure or all for show
Asks directly if the person is genuine or only pretending.


Don't play with my love, messing with my heart
Warns the person not to toy with their emotions.


That's gonna be tough for you to pull off
Suggests that it would be difficult or impossible for the person to deceive them.


Gave me a new start, taking it too far
Acknowledges that the relationship has progressed, but expresses concern that it may have gone too far if the person is not genuine.


It's gonna be hard if you really aren't Who you say that you are
Reiterates that the consequences of deception would be difficult or painful.


Hope you are who you say you are
Repeats the hope that the person is genuine and trustworthy.


Hope you are who you say, you are the one
Desires that the person is the right one for them.


Caught me slipping, I was tripping and I almost gave up
Admits a moment of weakness in their pursuit of the person.


Now I'm living in your vision, I don't wanna wake up
Expresses contentment and happiness being with the person if they are genuine.


From a dream, lover, I'ma lean on ya
Uses the metaphor of a dream to express how much they desire the person's love and support.


Please don't lead me on
Asks the person to be honest and not deceive them.


You know I don't play that
Asserts that they will not tolerate deception or games in a romantic relationship.


How I'm living, I don't want no payback
Expresses that they do not have ulterior motives or expect anything in return for their feelings.


From a past lover, bad lover
May be referencing a past relationship that was not trustworthy or genuine.


Please don't do me wrong
Asks the person to treat them with care and respect.


Break my heart, don't break my heart
Expresses a fear that their heart will be broken if the person is not genuine.


I pray to God, don't break my heart
Uses religious language to express the seriousness of their fear and desire for the person to be genuine.


It's all I got
Emphasizes the importance of their heart and emotional well-being in their life.


I swear to God if you break my heart
Affirms the seriousness of their desire for the person to be genuine.


Tell me that it's something special
Desires to know that the feelings between them are genuine and not just superficial or casual.


Tell me you never felt it
Asks the person to confirm that they also feel a deep connection or attraction to one another.


Tell me I'm your new obsession
Desires to be the person's focus and most important romantic interest.


Tell me that you really are the one
Asks the person to confirm that they are the right one for each other.


If you aren't who I thought
Reiterates the fear of being deceived or let down if the person is not genuine.


It would break my heart
Affirms the emotional weight and seriousness of the situation.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Amaire Johnson, Jhene Aiko Chilombo, Brian Warfield, Maclean Robinson

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@Niababii585

Hope you are, hope you are who you say
If you aren't who I thought
It'll break my heart

Hate to ramble on about it
I am not too proud about it
I've been on the run, I've been tryna ride around it
I've been tryna go around it
It's too much, I am astounded
Wow
You're too good to be worth a shot
What are you not saying that I should know?
'Cause I should know
If you're for sure or all for show

Don't play with my love, messing with my heart
That's gonna be tough for you to pull off
Gave me a new start, taking it too far
It's gonna be hard if you really aren't
Who you say that you are

Hope you are who you say you are
Hope you are who you say, you are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart
Hope you are who you say you are
Hope you are who you say, you are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart

Caught me slipping, I was tripping and I almost gave up
Now I'm living in your vision, I don't wanna wake up
From a dream, lover, I'ma lean on ya
Please don't lead me on
You know I don't play that
How I'm living, I don't want no payback
From a past lover, bad lover
Please don't do me wrong

Don't play with my love, messing with my heart
That's gonna be hard for you to pull off
Gave me a new start, taking it too far
It's gonna be hard if you really aren't
Who you say that you are

Hope you are who you say you are
Hope you are who you say, you are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart
Hope you are who you say you are
Hope you are who you say, you are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart

Break my heart, don't break my heart
I pray to God, don't break my heart
Don't break my heart, it's all I got
I swear to God if you break my heart

Tell me that it's something special
Tell me you never felt it
Tell me I'm your new obsession
Tell me that you really are the one
If you aren't who I thought
It would break my heart



All comments from YouTube:

@mikebrown5402

She has truly touch me with this one. Jus basically listening to a womens heart and desires for a true relationship.

@phylishac

“Don’t break my heart, it’s all I got. I swear to god, if you break my heart.”

@reinaawoaahxoxo

222 likes 💕✨✨

@karrieblue1611

333 likes 💙

@jasminedean182

@@karrieblue1611 I. Kk

@camerontheham4547

Hope you are who you say you are,you are the one,if you aren't who I thought it'll break my heart - jhene is amazing and that's the part I like :)

@missdawn23

Sends me every time 😔

@NuUnique

She's living in another dimension 5d like myself...She's an old soul..not many understand the true essence of her music💜💡💜💡

@andrewharty4079

Her music takes you out of this world its like therapy

@tropicspirit6498

That's true.. Only people with an expanded consciousness, with a deep awareness can feel the words she's singing. But it's for everyone even for people who aren't spiritual because she is also teaching - she has such an important role in this world. She's one of the really woke people

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