Afterthought
Joji & BENEE Lyrics


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Lately, I've been slippin' away from you
Can you tell me, does it hurt today?
Yeah, there's no way, yeah (no way, no way, no way)
To burn, there's no flames, yeah (there's no flames)
Praying nine to five like a saint for you (like a saint)
Can you tell me how it turned this way? (How?)
Yeah, things have changed, yeah (yeah)
Yeah, filled with rage, yeah (filled with rage)

So lost in these diamonds
So lost in this paradise
Don't speed on that highway
We need you to shine bright
When life gets too complicated
Please stand with me after dark
I'll stay in the limelight
Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful afterthought

Sometimes, you'd ask me for something different
Hated when you did it, I wish that you didn't
I would do things and you'd get annoyed
I should've never done them, I wish I was different
Why do we have to step away now?
It's been a year, been a couple days now
Since you called me sayin' you're worried
Been hard for me dealin' with this space now
No company, wishin' we could sit down
'Cause I'm sorry, but you don't want me

So lost in these diamonds
So lost in this paradise
Don't speed on that highway
We need you to shine bright
When life gets too complicated
Please stand with me after dark
I'll stay in the limelight
Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful afterthought

I don't wanna forget about you
I don't wanna forget about you, oh
I don't wanna forget about you




I don't wanna think about it
Think about it

Overall Meaning

The song "Afterthought" by Joji and BENEE is a heartfelt representation of a troubled relationship. The song is an emotional conversation between two people who are struggling to hold on to each other. The lyrics explore the emotions and thoughts of the two individuals who desperately want to stay together and work things out, but circumstances are pushing them apart.


The song opens with Joji admitting to his partner that he has been slipping away from her lately. He asks if she can tell if it hurts her; he acknowledges that things have changed, and he is filled with rage. The second verse of the song is sung by BENEE, who expresses her desire to hold on to the relationship. She pleads with Joji not to drive too fast on the highway, as they need him to shine bright. She assures him that even when life gets too complicated, she will stand with him after dark.


The chorus of the song expresses Joji's feelings of not wanting to forget about his partner, despite their troubles. He wishes they could sit down and talk things through, but it seems like his partner has already given up on the relationship. The lyrics express a deep longing for the love that is slowly slipping away.


Line by Line Meaning

Lately, I've been slippin' away from you
Recently, I've been distancing myself from you


Can you tell me, does it hurt today?
Can you let me know if you're still hurting because of this?


Yeah, there's no way, yeah (no way, no way, no way)
Yes, there's definitely no solution to this problem


To burn, there's no flames, yeah (there's no flames)
There's no passion or spark left in our relationship


Praying nine to five like a saint for you (like a saint)
I'm constantly hoping and wishing for things to get better between us


Can you tell me how it turned this way? (How?)
Can you help me understand how things turned out this way?


Yeah, things have changed, yeah (yeah)
Yes, things are different now


Yeah, filled with rage, yeah (filled with rage)
Yes, I feel angry and frustrated about the situation


So lost in these diamonds
I'm so caught up in material things and superficial aspects of life


So lost in this paradise
I'm distracted by a life of luxury and comfort


Don't speed on that highway
Don't rush or move too quickly in life


We need you to shine bright
We need you to be your best and brightest self


When life gets too complicated
When life gets too difficult and overwhelming


Please stand with me after dark
Please be there for me when things get tough and dark


I'll stay in the limelight
I'll keep shining and being in the public eye


Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful memory or an idea that only comes to mind after the fact


Sometimes, you'd ask me for something different
Sometimes you would ask me for a change or something new


Hated when you did it, I wish that you didn't
I didn't like it when you asked for change, and I wish you wouldn't have


I would do things and you'd get annoyed
I would do things that bothered you and made you upset


I should've never done them, I wish I was different
I regret doing those things, and I wish I could change who I am


Why do we have to step away now?
Why do we have to distance ourselves from each other now?


It's been a year, been a couple days now
It's been a long time since we've talked or seen each other


Since you called me sayin' you're worried
Since you reached out to me and expressed your concerns


Been hard for me dealin' with this space now
It's been difficult for me to handle this distance between us


No company, wishin' we could sit down
I'm alone and wishing we could talk in person


'Cause I'm sorry, but you don't want me
I'm sorry for my actions, but I understand if you don't want to be with me


I don't wanna forget about you
I don't want to forget our memories and what we had together


I don't wanna forget about you, oh
I really don't want to forget about you


I don't wanna forget about you
I don't want to forget our past and what we meant to each other


I don't wanna think about it
I don't want to dwell on our problems or the possibility of moving on




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Daniel Maurice Wilson, George Miller, Isaac Cords Sleator, Stella Bennett

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@angelynmarti9055

Verse 1: Joji]
Lately, I've been slippin' away from you
Can you tell me, does it hurt today?
Yeah, there's no way, yeah (No way, no way, no way)
To burn, there's no flames, yeah (There's no flames)
Praying nine to five like a saint for you (Like a saint)
Can you tell me how it turned this way? (How?)
Yeah, things have changed, yeah (Yeah)
Yeah, filled with rage, yeah (Filled with rage)

[Chorus: Joji]
So lost in these diamonds
So lost in this paradise
Don't speed on that highway
We need you to shine bright
When life gets too complicatеd
Please stand with me aftеr dark
I'll stay in the limelight
Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful afterthought

[Verse 2: BENEE]
Sometimes, you'd ask me for something different
Hated when you did it, I wish that you didn't
I would do things and you'd get annoyed, I
Should've never done them, I wish I was different
Why do we have to step away now?
It’s been a year, been a couple days now
Since you called me sayin' you're worried
Been hard for me dealin' with this space now
No company, wishin' we could sit down
'Cause I'm sorry, but you don't want me Chorus: Joji]
So lost in these diamonds
So lost in this paradise
Don't speed on that highway
We need you to shine bright
When life gets too complicated
Please stand with me after dark
I'll stay in the limelight
Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful afterthought

[Outro: BENEE & Joji]
I don't wanna forget about you
I don't wanna forget about you, oh
I don't wanna forget about you
I don't wanna think about it
Think about it



@AndreeaJoAnn

Lyrics, just because I need them..

Lately, I've been slippin' away from you
Can you tell me, does it hurt today?
Yeah, there's no way, yeah (no way, no way, no way)
To burn, there's no flames, yeah (there's no flames)


Praying nine to five like a saint for you (like a saint)
Can you tell me how it turned this way? (How?)
Yeah, things have changed, yeah (yeah)
Yeah, filled with rage, yeah (filled with rage)


So lost in these diamonds
So lost in this paradise
Don't speed on that highway
We need you to shine bright
When life gets too complicated
Please stay with me after dark
I'll stay in the limelight
Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful afterthought


Sometimes, you'd ask me for something different
Hated when you did it, I wish that you didn't
I would do things and you'd get annoyed
I should've never done them, I wish I was different
Why do we have to step away now?
It's been a year, been a couple days now
Since you called me sayin' you're worried
Been hard for me dealin' with this space now
No company, wishin' we could sit down
'Cause I'm sorry, but you don't want me


So lost in these diamonds
So lost in this paradise
Don't speed on that highway
We need you to shine bright
When life gets too complicated
Please stay with me after dark
I'll stay in the limelight
Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful afterthought


I don't wanna forget about you
I don't wanna forget about you, oh


I don't wanna forget about you
I don't wanna think about it
Think about it



@Andrei_s_thoughts

LYRICS 🥀🖤🥀
Lately, I've been slippin' away from you
Can you tell me, does it hurt today?
Yeah, there's no way, yeah (No way, no way, no way)
To burn, there's no flames, yeah (There's no flames)
Praying nine to five like a saint for you (Like a saint)
Can you tell me how it turned this way? (How?)
Yeah, things have changed, yeah (Yeah)
Yeah, filled with rage, yeah (Filled with rage)

So lost in these diamonds
So lost in this paradise
Don't speed on that highway
We need you to shine bright
When life gets too complicated
Please stand with me after dark
I'll stay in the limelight
Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful afterthought

Sometimes, you'd ask me for something different
Hated when you did it, I wish that you didn't
I would do things and you'd get annoyed, I
Should've never done them, I wish I was different
Why do we have to step away now?
It's been a year, been a couple days now
Since you called me sayin' you're worried
Been hard for me dealin' with this space now
No company, wishin' we could sit down
'Cause I'm sorry, but you don't want me

So lost in these diamonds
So lost in this paradise
Don't speed on that highway
We need you to shine bright
When life gets too complicated
Please stand with me after dark
I'll stay in the limelight
Like a beautiful afterthought
Like a beautiful afterthought

I don't wanna forget about you
I don't wanna forget about you, oh
I don't wanna forget about you
I don't wanna think about it
Think about it



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