Cooler Than Me
Mike Posner Lyrics


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If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me

You got your high brow, shoes on your feet
And you wear 'em around like it ain't shit
But you don't know the way that you look
When your steps make that much noise

Shh, I got you all figured out
You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen
Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are
Who do you think that you are

If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all-of my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me

You got your high brow, switchin' your walk
And you don't even look when you pass by
But you don't know the way that you look
When your steps make that much noise

Shh, I got you all figured out
You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen
Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are
Who do you think that you are

'Cause it's your scene (it's your scene)
You got no doubt
But-we all see
You got your head in the clouds

If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all-of my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me




And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me

Overall Meaning

"Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner is a witty and catchy song that explores the superficiality and arrogance of a girl who thinks she's cooler than the singer. The lyrics make it clear that the girl is trying too hard to be cool, wearing designer shades and shoes, and walking with an overly confident strut. But Posner sees through her facade - he believes she wears her sunglasses to hide her face and uses her outfit as a way to make others feel inferior.


Posner's insight into the girl's character is shown in the line "You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen". He knows that the girl is insecure and that her whole persona is a performance designed to garner attention. He then proceeds to question her sense of self-importance and identity. The line "Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are, who do you think that you are" is an accusation that she's hiding behind her makeup and clothes, and that the person she presents outwardly doesn't match who she is on the inside.


In a way, Posner is offering the girl a wake-up call to her own self-importance. He's telling her that he sees right through her and that her attempts to be cool are rather shallow. It's a neat twist on traditional love songs, where usually the singer romanticizes the object of his affection. Posner isn't trying to woo her; instead, he's pointing out her flaws in a mildly critical way. Still, there's an underlying playfulness to the song that keeps it lighthearted and fun.


Line by Line Meaning

If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
The singer wishes they could create a piece of music that would cause the listener to have romantic feelings towards them.


I would already have you up under my arm
The singer would have already won the affection of the listener, had they been able to write such a song.


I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
The singer has already made many attempts to impress the listener and this song is their last shot.


But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
The listener is unlikely to be impressed by the song, because they consider themselves to be more 'cool' than the artist.


You got designer shades just to hide your face
The listener wears expensive sunglasses to hide their face from others.


And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
The listener wears the sunglasses as a sign of their superiority over the singer.


And you never say hey, or remember my name
The listener doesn't greet or acknowledge the singer, which could be interpreted as a sign of arrogance.


And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me
The reason why the listener doesn't talk to the artist is because they believe themselves to be more 'cool.'


You got your high brow, shoes on your feet
The listener has expensive, prestigious shoes.


And you wear 'em around like it ain't shit
The listener wears the fancy shoes without any apparent concern for their value or status.


But you don't know the way that you look
The listener is not aware of how they are coming across to others.


When your steps make that much noise
The listener walks loudly or heavily in their expensive shoes.


Shh, I got you all figured out
The singer believes they have the listener 'figured out' or understood.


You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen
The listener seeks attention from others to feel validated and noticed.


Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are
The listener's external appearance doesn't reflect their true identity or personality.


Who do you think that you are
The artist questions the listener's identity and self-image.


'Cause it's your scene (it's your scene)
The listener is in their own 'cool' social circle or environment.


You got no doubt
The listener is very confident in themselves and their image.


But-we all see
Others are aware of the listener's 'coolness' and image.


You got your head in the clouds
The listener is somewhat disconnected from reality and may have unrealistic expectations of themselves or others.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Eric Holljes, Mike Posner

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@AFGuidesHD

yep, i completely forgot about this song too until it came up on the radio in GTA 5 and as the song went on was sort of humming along with what was gradually coming back to me lol

@hohanthegreat6861

Strip club

@hannes8003

Yessir

@neftali704

Watching your videos was also part of the memories I had when I was younger

@yumi6046

ME TOO

@__sarthakk

Me toooooo

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@famousamos

This was the jam during my high school prom. Way back when!

@makenziemay8249

ok boomer

@Djakademicks

Oh

@R3NKA1

Vibes man

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