2009
Mac Miller Lyrics


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Yeah
(Eric)
Well

I don't need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine, take a breath and ease my mind, and
She don't cry no more
She tell me that I get her high 'cause a angel's s'posed to fly, and
I ain't askin', "Why?" no more
Oh, no, I take it if it's mine, I don't stay inside the lines
It ain't 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what's behind that door

Yeah, okay you gotta jump in to swim
Well, the light was dim in this life of sin
Now every day I wake up and breathe
I don't have it all but that's alright with me
Take it nice and easy, took a flight to see me
Send you back home with a light that's beamin'
The whole team 'bout to figure it out
We ice cold, that's what winter about
And sometimes, sometimes I wish I took a simpler route
Instead of havin' demons that's as big as my house, mhmm
Have a ball with a dribble and bounce
'Cause the party ain't over 'til they're kickin' me out, yeah
Isn't it funny? We can make a lot of money
Buy a lot of things just to feel a lot of ugly
I was yay high and muddy
Lookin' for what was lookin' for me

But I don't need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine, take a breath and ease my mind, and
She don't cry no more
She tell me that I get her high 'cause a angel's s'posed to fly, and
I ain't askin', "Why?" no more
Oh, no, I take it if it's mine, I don't stay inside the lines
It ain't 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what's behind that door

Yeah, they ask me what I'm smilin' for
Well, because I've never been this high before
It's like I never felt alive before
Mhmm, I'd rather have me peace of mind than war
See me and you, we ain't that different
I struck the fuck out and then I came back swingin'
Take my time to finish, mind my business
A life ain't a life 'til you live it
I was diggin' me a hole big enough to bury my soul
Weight of the world, I gotta carry my own
My own, with these songs I can carry you home
I'm right here when you scared and alone
And I ain't never in a hurry
You don't ever gotta worry
Even when it's 7:30 and the time is runnin' low
When your heart get cold
See what's behind all them unturned stones
And I'm a pro when it come to my job
But really I'm just tryna start believin' in God
Now when it gets hard
I don't panic, I don't sound the alarm

Because I don't need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine, take a breath and ease my mind, and
She don't cry no more
She tell me that I get her high 'cause a angel's s'posed to fly, and
I ain't askin', "Why?" no more
Oh, no, I take it if it's mine, I don't stay inside the lines
It ain't 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what's behind that door
I don't need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine, take a breath and ease my mind, and
She don't cry no more
She tell me that I get her high 'cause a angel's s'posed to fly, and
I ain't askin', "Why?" no more
Oh, no, I take it if it's mine, I don't stay inside the lines




It ain't 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what's behind that door

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "2009" are a reflection on Mac Miller's journey and growth since his debut album "K.I.D.S." was released in 2009. He acknowledges that he doesn't need to lie anymore and he's learned to appreciate the little things in life that give him peace of mind. He also talks about how he's found love that doesn't bring tears anymore, and the idea of an angel flying high is repeated in the song. He's not asking "why" anymore and takes whatever is his, and he breaks out of the constraints of staying inside the lines - a metaphor for his musical career. The line "It ain't 2009 no more" is repeated throughout the song, signifying that he's come a long way and grown up since then, and he knows what's behind the door - the next phase of his career and his life.


Miller talks about his growth in the second verse, acknowledging the darkness he's faced and how he dug a hole big enough to bury his soul. He's learned to carry his own weight and has found solace in his music, which he also hopes to share with others. He's not in a hurry and doesn't sound the alarm when things get tough, and he's trying to start believing in God. The repeated chorus serves as a reminder of his growth and newfound wisdom, and he acknowledges that he doesn't need to lie anymore.


Overall, "2009" is a powerful reflection on Mac Miller's growth as an artist and as a person. He's learned to appreciate the little things in life that give him peace of mind, he's found love that doesn't bring tears anymore, and he's come to terms with the darkness he's faced. He's not asking "why" anymore and he's breaking out of the constraints of his past, looking forward to what's behind the door.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't need to lie no more
I no longer feel the need to be deceitful


Nowadays all I do is shine, take a breath and ease my mind
My main focus is on being great and finding inner peace


She don't cry no more
The person I care about is no longer sad


She tell me that I get her high 'cause a angel's s'posed to fly
My loved one feels happy and fulfilled when they are with me


I ain't askin', "Why?" no more
I no longer question the events that happen in my life


Oh, no, I take it if it's mine, I don't stay inside the lines
I seize every opportunity that comes my way, even if it means stepping outside of the norm


It ain't 2009 no more
My life has changed since the past, and I am different now


Yeah, I know what's behind that door
I am aware of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead


Yeah, okay you gotta jump in to swim
Sometimes bravery is necessary to succeed


Well, the light was dim in this life of sin
My past was filled with darkness and negativity


Now every day I wake up and breathe
I am grateful for another chance to live my life


I don't have it all but that's alright with me
I am content with what I have accomplished


Take it nice and easy, took a flight to see me
I am living my life with less stress and more relaxation


Send you back home with a light that's beamin'
I help others find happiness and positivity


The whole team 'bout to figure it out
I am working with others to find a solution


We ice cold, that's what winter about
We are tough and resilient, just like the season of winter


And sometimes, sometimes I wish I took a simpler route
Occasionally, I regret not taking an easier path in life


Instead of havin' demons that's as big as my house, mhmm
I struggle with large, difficult issues in my life


Have a ball with a dribble and bounce
I enjoy spending time doing simple and fun activities


'Cause the party ain't over 'til they're kickin' me out, yeah
I like to have fun and enjoy life fully


Isn't it funny? We can make a lot of money
It's odd how people place value on money


Buy a lot of things just to feel a lot of ugly
People often purchase things to fill the void they feel deep down


I was yay high and muddy
I have been through tough times and have grown from them


Lookin' for what was lookin' for me
I was searching for my purpose and meaning in life


Yeah, they ask me what I'm smilin' for
Others wonder why I am happy


Well, because I've never been this high before
I am experiencing true joy and happiness for the first time


It's like I never felt alive before
I am finally living my life to the fullest


Mhmm, I'd rather have me peace of mind than war
I would choose inner peace over conflict any day


See me and you, we ain't that different
We are more alike than we realize


I struck the fuck out and then I came back swingin'
I failed in the past, but I didn't let it drag me down


Take my time to finish, mind my business
I focus on my own goals and work at my own pace


A life ain't a life 'til you live it
You have to actively participate in life to truly live it


I was diggin' me a hole big enough to bury my soul
I was in a dark and dangerous place in my life


Weight of the world, I gotta carry my own
I have to handle my own problems and struggles


My own, with these songs I can carry you home
My music can inspire and help others


I'm right here when you scared and alone
I will support and comfort those who need it


And I ain't never in a hurry
I take my time and don't rush through life


You don't ever gotta worry
You can count on me to be reliable and dependable


Even when it's 7:30 and the time is runnin' low
Even when things seem difficult and time is running out, I won't give up


When your heart get cold
When you feel sad or depressed


See what's behind all them unturned stones
Explore every option, even those that seem insignificant or unimportant


And I'm a pro when it come to my job
I am skilled and proficient in my profession


But really I'm just tryna start believin' in God
I am trying to find meaning and purpose through spirituality


Now when it gets hard
During challenging times


I don't panic, I don't sound the alarm
I stay calm and level-headed in difficult situations




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Aja Grant, Chante Moore, George Jackson, James Wright, James Samuel III Harris, Jon Brion, Malcolm Mccormick, Terry Lewis

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@allisongaydosh

Well
I don't need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine
Take a breath and ease my mind
And she don't cry no more
She tell me that I get her high
'Cause an angel's s'posed to fly, and...
I ain't asking "Why?" no more
Oh, no, I take it if it's mine
I don't stay inside the lines
It ain't 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what's behind that door
Yeah, okay you gotta jump in to swim
Well, the light was dim in this life of sin
Now every day I wake up and breathe
I don't have it all but that's alright with me
Take it nice and easy, took a flight to see me
Send you back home with a light that's beaming
The whole team about to figure it out
We ice cold, that's what winter's about
And sometimes, sometimes
I wish I took a simpler route
Instead of having demons that's as big as my house, mhmm
Have a ball with a dribble and bounce
'Cause the party ain't over 'til they're kicking me out, yeah
Isn't it funny? We can make a lot of money
Buy a lot of things just to feel a lot of ugly
I was yea high and muddy
Looking for what was looking for me
But I don't need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine
Take a breath and ease my mind
And she don't cry no more
She tell me that I get her high
'Cause an angel's s'posed to fly, and...
I ain't asking "Why?" no more
Oh, no, I take it if it's mine
I don't stay inside the lines
It ain't 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what's behind that door
Yeah they ask me what I'm smiling for
Well, because I've never been this high before
It's like I never felt alive before
Mhmm, I'd rather have me peace of mind and water
See me and you, we ain't that different
I struck the fuck out and then I came back swinging
Take my time to finish, mind my business
A life ain't a life 'til you live it
I was digging me a hole big enough to bury my soul
Weight of the world, I gotta carry my own
My own, with these songs I can carry you home
I'm right here when you're scared and alone
And I ain't ever in a hurry
You don't never gotta worry
Even when it's 7:30 and the time is runnin' low
When your heart get cold
See what's behind all them unturned stones
And I'm a pro when it comes to my job
But really I'm just tryna start believin' in God
Now when it gets hard
I don't panic, I don't sound the alarm
Because I don't need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine
Take a breath and ease my mind
And she don't cry no more
She tell me that I get her high
'Cause an angel's s'posed to fly, and...
I ain't asking "Why?" no more
Oh, no, I take it if it's mine
I don't stay inside the lines
It ain't 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what's behind that door
I don't need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine
Take a breath and ease my mind
And she don't cry no more
She tell me that I get her high
'Cause an angel's s'posed to fly, and...
I ain't asking "Why?" no more
Oh, no, I take it if it's mine,
I don't stay inside the lines
It ain't 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what's behind that door



@TheBlackMambaa248

I have never once felt anything towards any celebrity passing away, but with Mac it’s so different. It has been a week and I have not stopped thinking about it and listening to his entire catalog every day. Mac was so much more than a rapper, he was a true artist. He was an absolute genius. He had such an impact on so many people. It was too soon. I don’t know why I feel so sad about someone I’ve never met dying. Its really confusing to be honest. And it’s interesting to see that other people in this comment section are feeling exactly what I feel. Also, it’s sucks that I never got to see him live and I truly regret that.

At the same time, I hope Malcom is finally at peace. This man had some demons so far beyond what I could understand. Going back and listening to tapes like Faces or Delusional Thomas, it really makes you wonder how he did not overdose back then. I hope Mac is finally resting peacefully.

Rest In Peace Malcom McCormick, in the truest sense of that phrase...


EDIT: I just checked back on this on October 2nd, almost a month after Mac’s passing, and realized that it has drawn quite a response. Thank you all. Mac truly was the best and I still have not gone a day since September 7th without listening to at least one of his songs. Hopefully you all have reflected on his artwork as I have. This man was impactful, a musical prodigy, and the best fucking lyricist I have heard to this date. His memory will live on through his masterful catalog.

Once again, Rest In Peace to the homie Mac Miller, a true legend...



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@l_will_be_great1326

Mac Miller ain't dead, just press play.

@nathanmulheron8009

Indeed my friend

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@Swrd

on god say less

@nolanmoore7682

Legends never die.

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@kjw222whitaker

Dont cry because he is gone, smile because he was here.

@gerardovillanueva6704

Kyle Whitaker That’s what I’m saying, this world did not deserve him

@jaquaveonandress649

Smile because he’s in a better place

@AYEForApplesauce

Jaquaveon Andress, like where?

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