Normal People
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The devil came back
He's dancing in your path
So you're acting like you need me now, hey
So tell me if I'm mad
There's something in your laugh
That makes me fear the way you smile, hey

It's hard to believe sometimes
We can pretend we're normal people
And I can repeat those times
We can pretend we're boring people
And it's hard to believe sometimes
We can pretend we're normal people
And I can repeat those times
And I can repeat those times, yeah

New planet, yeah, we planted
Everything we wanted
Your fragrance, covalence
I'm bound to, I'm bound to you
The longer that we hide
Everything starts to hit me harder, hit me harder
But we're safe on the inside
Yeah, I know we're fine

The devil came back
He's dancing in your path
So you're acting like you need me now, hey
So tell me if I'm mad
There's something in your laugh
That makes me fear the way you smile, hey

It's hard to believe sometimes
We can pretend we're normal people
And I can repeat those times
We can pretend we're boring people
And it's hard to believe sometimes
We can pretend we're normal people




And I can repeat those times (those times)
And I can repeat those times, yeah (those times)

Overall Meaning

Joji's song "Normal People" is about the struggle to maintain normalcy within a relationship despite its inherent differences and difficulties. The lyrics begin by noting the presence of the devil, symbolizing a sense of danger or tension looming in the relationship. The singer questions whether he is going crazy due to the effect his partner has on him, specifically the way she smiles, which both attracts and frightens him.


The chorus of "Normal People" emphasizes the need to pretend, to act as though everything is normal and boring even when it feels like chaos is lurking just beneath the surface. The singer repeats the phrase "We can pretend we're normal people," as if convincing himself that it's possible to have a normal and stable relationship despite his doubts. He mentions a new planet that they've created together, a sort of private world where they can be themselves and thrive together. The singer acknowledges that things are getting increasingly difficult, but he believes that they're still safe on the inside.


Joji's lyrics for "Normal People" also touch on themes of desperation, addiction, and loss of control. The singer is willing to do whatever it takes to maintain this relationship, even if it means pretending that everything is okay when it's not. The chorus is a reflection of his inner turmoil, as he tries to come to grips with his feelings while also trying to hold onto something that he knows might not be sustainable.


Overall, "Normal People" is a complex and emotional song that explores themes of love, loss, and desperation in a relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

The devil came back
Your past demons and mistakes have caught up with you and are affecting your actions in the present.


He's dancing in your path
Your past is right in front of you, and you can't ignore it.


So you're acting like you need me now, hey
You're trying to hold on to something stable and familiar in order to cope with the chaos.


So tell me if I'm mad
I'm aware that I might be acting irrational or paranoid, but I can't help how I feel.


There's something in your laugh
Your attitude towards our situation makes me uneasy.


That makes me fear the way you smile, hey
I'm unsure if you're really on my side or just pretending to be.


It's hard to believe sometimes
Our reality seems too good to be true, and it's difficult to accept that things are going well.


We can pretend we're normal people
We can try to live a typical, mundane life, but our past and underlying issues will always make that difficult.


And I can repeat those times
I can reminisce about the moments when we felt normal and happy.


We can pretend we're boring people
We can try to live a life without drama or excitement, but that doesn't change the fact that we're carrying baggage from our past mistakes.


New planet, yeah, we planted
We've started fresh and created a new life for ourselves.


Everything we wanted
We've built this life with intention and have everything we ever wanted.


Your fragrance, covalence
We're entwined with each other and share a chemistry that feels meant to be.


I'm bound to, I'm bound to you
I'm committed to you and can't imagine life without you.


The longer that we hide
The longer we keep our past mistakes and issues suppressed, the harder they'll hit us in the future.


Everything starts to hit me harder, hit me harder
The weight of our baggage becomes heavier and harder to ignore over time.


But we're safe on the inside
Despite our issues, we feel safe and secure in our relationship.


Yeah, I know we're fine
I'm confident that we can overcome our past and make our relationship work.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: George Kusunoki Miller, Rei Brown, Isaac Sleator

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[Pre-Chorus: Joji]
The devil came back
He's dancing in your path
So you're acting like you need me now, hey
So tell me if I'm mad
There's something in your laugh
That makes me fear the way you smile, hey

[Chorus: Joji]
It's hard to believe sometimes
We can pretend we're normal people
And I can repeat those times
We can pretend we're boring people
And it's hard to believe sometimes
We can pretend we're normal people
And I can repeat those times
And I can repeat those times, yeah

[Verse: rei brown]
New planet, yeah, we planted
Everything we wanted
Your fragrance, covalence
I'm bound to, I'm bound to you
But the longer that we hide
Everything starts to hit me harder, hit me harder
But we're safe on the inside
Yeah, I know we're fine

[Pre-Chorus: Joji]
The devil came back
He's dancing in your path
So you're acting like you need me now, hey
So tell me if I'm mad
There's something in your laugh
That makes me fear the way you smile, hey

[Chorus: Joji]
It's hard to believe sometimes
We can pretend we're normal people
And I can repeat those times
We can pretend we're boring people
And it's hard to believe sometimes
We can pretend we're normal people
And I can repeat those times (Those times)
And I can repeat those times, yeah (Those times)



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@raybaboon

New planet. We planted everything we wanted. 🌱

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So that's what the seed was for

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