Glimpse of Us
Joji Lyrics


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She'd take the world off my shoulders
If it was ever hard to move
She'd turn the rain to a rainbow
When I was living in the blue
Why then, if she is so perfect
Do I still wish that it was you?
Perfect don't mean that it's working
So what can I do? (Ooh)

When you're out of sight
In my mind

'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms
Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us

Tell me he savors your glory
Does he laugh the way I did?
Is this a part of your story?
One that I had never lived
Maybe one day you'll feel lonely
And in his eyes, you'll get a glimpse
Maybe you'll start slipping slowly
And find me again

When you're out of sight
In my mind

'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms
Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us

Ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh

'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms




Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us

Overall Meaning

In Joji's song "Glimpse of Us," he reflects on his conflicting feelings between his current romantic partner and his past lover. Joji describes his current partner as someone who is able to take the weight of the world off his shoulders and bring color to his life. Despite her being perfect, Joji finds himself wishing for his past lover. He questions why he feels this way and acknowledges that just because something or someone is considered perfect, it doesn't necessarily mean it works.


Throughout the song, Joji shares his struggle in trying to move on from his past lover. He tries to convince himself that he's fine and that he's moved on, but in reality, he's still stuck in the past. He hopes to have a glimpse of what he once had with his past lover, even if it's just for a moment. He even muses about the possibility of his past lover leaving her current partner and returning to him.


The lyrics of "Glimpse of Us" highlight the complexity of human emotions and relationships. Sometimes, even when we have everything we need, we still long for something else. The song delves into the idea that just because something or someone is perfect on paper, it doesn't mean it's the right fit for us. People are multi-dimensional and sometimes the intangible qualities in a relationship hold greater weight than the tangible ones.


Line by Line Meaning

She'd take the world off my shoulders If it was ever hard to move
She used to help me navigate through difficult times with ease


She'd turn the rain to a rainbow When I was living in the blue
She could bring so much joy to my life even during tough times


Why then, if she is so perfect Do I still wish that it was you?
Even though she is great, I still miss you and what we had together


Perfect don't mean that it's working So what can I do? (Ooh)
Just because someone is perfect, doesn't mean the relationship will work out


When you're out of sight In my mind
Even though you're not here, I still think about you all the time


'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes And that's where I find a glimpse of us And I try to fall for her touch But I'm thinking of the way it was Said I'm fine and said I moved on I'm only here passing time in her arms Hoping I'll find A glimpse of us
Even though I'm trying to move on with someone else, I still see you in her eyes and long for what we had. I may say I'm fine and moved on, but deep down I'm still holding onto hope that we can have that 'us' again.


Tell me he savors your glory Does he laugh the way I did? Is this a part of your story? One that I had never lived Maybe one day you'll feel lonely And in his eyes, you'll get a glimpse Maybe you'll start slipping slowly And find me again
I wonder if he appreciates you the way I did, if he finds the same things funny, and if our story was something you cherished. Perhaps one day, you'll feel what I do now and see a piece of 'us' in his eyes, and we can find each other again


Ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh
Instrumental




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Alexis Idarose Kesselman, Connor McDonough, George Miller, Joel Estevan Castillo, Riley McDonough

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@FearInfest4tion

She'd take the world off my shoulders
If it was ever hard to move
She'd turn the rain to a rainbow
When I was living in the blue
Why then, if she is so perfect
Do I still wish that it was you?
Perfect don't mean that it's working
So what can I do? (Ooh)

When you're out of sight
In my mind

'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms
Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us

Tell me he savors your glory
Does he laugh the way I did?
Is this a part of your story?
One that I had never lived
Maybe one day you'll feel lonely
And in his eyes, you'll get a glimpse
Maybe you'll start slipping slowly
And find me again

When you're out of sight
In my mind

'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms
Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us

Ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh

'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms
Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us



@taylorgriffith94

💜LYRICS💜

She'd take the world off my shoulders
If it was ever hard to move
She'd turn the rain to a rainbow
When I was living in the blue
Why then, if she is so perfect
Do I still wish that it was you?
Perfect don't mean that it's working
So what can I do? (Ooh)
When you're out of sight
In my mind
'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms
Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us
Tell me he savors your glory
Does he laugh the way I did?
Is this a part of your story?
One that I had never lived
Maybe one day you'll feel lonely
And in his eyes, you'll get a glimpse
Maybe you'll start slipping slowly
And find me again
When you're out of sight
In my mind
'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms
Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us
Ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinking of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passing time in her arms
Hoping I'll find
A glimpse of us



@tenten3624

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
She'd take the world off my shoulders
If it was ever hard to move
She'd turn the rain to a rainbow
When I was livin' in the blue
Why then, if she's so perfect
Do I still wish that it was you?
Perfect don't mean that it's workin'
So what can I do? (Ooh)

[Pre-Chorus]
When you're out of sight in my mind
[Chorus]
'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinkin' of the way it was
Said, "I'm fine" and said, "I moved on"
I'm only here passin' time in her arms
Hopin' I'll find a glimpse of us

[Verse 2]
Tell me he savors your glory
Does he laugh the way I did?
Is this a part of your story?
One that I had never lived
Maybe one day you'll feel lonely
And in his eyes, you'll get a glimpse
Maybe you'll start slippin' slowly and find me again

[Pre-Chorus]
When you're out of sight in my mind

[Chorus]
'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinkin' of the way it was
Said, "I'm fine" and said, "I moved on"
I'm only here passin' time in her arms
Hopin' I'll find a glimpse of us
[Bridge]
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh

[Chorus]
'Cause sometimes I look in her eyes
And that's where I find a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinkin' of the way it was
Said, "I'm fine" and said, "I moved on"
I'm only here passin' time in her arms
Hopin' I'll find a glimpse of us



@Theredspirit

LYRICS:

[Verse 1]
She'd take the world off my shoulders
If it was ever hard to move
She'd turn the rain to a rainbow
When I was livin' in the blue (Yeah)
Why then, if she so perfect?
Do I still wish that it was you?
Perfect don't mean that it's workin'
So what can I do? Ooh

[Pre-Chorus]
When you're out, outside
In my mind

[Chorus]
'Cause sometimes I look in your eyes
And that's where I find, a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinkin' of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passin' time in her arms
Hopin' I find, a glimpse of us

[Verse 2]
Tell me he savors your glory
Does he laugh the way I did?
Is this a part of your story?
One that I had never lived
Maybe one day you'll feel lonely
And in his eyes, you'll get a glimpse
Maybe you'll start slippin' slowly
And find me again

[Pre-Chorus]
When you're out, outside
In my mind

[Chorus]
'Cause sometimes I look in your eyes
And that's where I find, a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinkin' of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passin' time in her arms
Hopin' I find, a glimpse of us

[Bridge]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh

[Chorus]
'Cause sometimes I look in your eyes
And that's where I find, a glimpse of us
And I try to fall for her touch
But I'm thinkin' of the way it was
Said I'm fine and said I moved on
I'm only here passin' time in her arms
Hopin' I find, a glimpse of us



All comments from YouTube:

@RobertIDK

I can’t imagine the work that went into this video. I know some people (not close friends) who live a similar destructive lifestyle, and this looks like you took a camera and filmed their lives for months. Everything about this feels so authentic, and is so brilliantly juxtaposed with the soft heartache of the song. I love Joji, man

@shifuku4974

What's up checkmark

@Andalaeknir86

Crazy part is there are behind scenes of these out. Abd it's crazy but fortunate these people are not in this for real

@dimrrz

@@shifuku4974 why are you the way that you are

@verysadghoul3971

one of them was just a stranger at a concert....

@swagnswift4281

The ancient fossil of good storytelling has come to life once again thanks to this legend.

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@Jermsjerm.

Hard to believe this song is only over a year old. It’s timeless and beautiful.

@Dancerman007

the video brings be back every couple months, its like nothing ive ever seen before. the whole package deal is too good.

@user-kc1zu1ti4n

Реально.. всего год.. кажется что минимум лет 5

@cakechef6396

I first heard it 2 months before my mom told me she wish she aborted me and threw me out of her house and listened to it everyday for almost a year since then I'll come back to it to appreciate everything I accomplished with my life since then

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