Annie
Mac DeMarco Lyrics


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Annie knows when it's me
Knows how I'm feeling and gives me her healing
Oh Annie, sit down beside me
Let me confide in you, you know when I'm blue
You know when I'm lonely and, honey, I'm lonely

I'm going down
Going down
Going down
Going down

Annie, daddy won't let me
Daddy won't let me go and that's why I feel so low
Oh Annie, sit down beside me
Let me confide in you, you know when I'm blue
You know when I'm lonely and, honey, I'm lonely

I'm going down
Going down




Going down
Going down

Overall Meaning

In Mac DeMarco's song Annie, the singer is confiding in a friend or lover named Annie. He expresses how she knows him better than he knows himself. Annie, who has a close relationship with him, can tell precisely his mood and how to make him feel better. He seeks solace from Annie and wants her to stay beside him to help him feel better. He mentions the fact that his father is keeping him from going somewhere that he wants to go, which is causing his sadness. Throughout the chorus, he repeats the lines "going down" repeatedly, which adds to his sense of despair.


The singer's deep emotional struggles and desperation are evident in the lyrics of Annie. He is looking for someone to share his emotions with and is relying on Annie to heal him emotionally. The lines "Annie knows when it's me/Knows how I'm feeling and gives me her healing" show how much he trusts her and how much she means to him. The repeated line of "going down" in the chorus highlights the singer's feeling of hitting rock bottom and shows how desperate he is for help.


Line by Line Meaning

Annie knows when it's me
Annie recognizes me instantly


Knows how I'm feeling and gives me her healing
Annie empathizes with me and comforts me


Oh Annie, sit down beside me
I want Annie to be with me


Let me confide in you, you know when I'm blue
I can trust Annie and talk to her about my problems


You know when I'm lonely and, honey, I'm lonely
Annie understands my loneliness


I'm going down
I'm spiraling downwards


Going down
Sinking further


Going down
Getting worse


Going down
Succumbing to my troubles


Annie, daddy won't let me
My father is controlling my life


Daddy won't let me go and that's why I feel so low
My lack of freedom is making me sad


I'm going down
My mood is deteriorating


Going down
My circumstances are worsening


Going down
I'm falling apart


Going down
I'm losing control




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: MacBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco

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