Get Him Back!
Olivia Rodrigo Lyrics


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One, two, three
Wait, is this the song with the drums?

I met a guy in the summer and I left him in the spring
He argued with me about everything
He had an ego and a temper and a wandering eye
He said he's six-foot-two, and I'm like, "Dude, nice try"
But he was so much fun and he had such weird friends
And he would take us out to parties and the night would never end
Another song, another club, another bar, another dance
And when he said something wrong, he'd just fly me to France
So I miss him some nights when I'm feeling depressed
'Til I remember every time he made a pass on my friend
Do I love him? Do I hate him? I guess it's up and down
If I had to choose, I would say right now

I wanna get him back
I wanna make him really jealous, wanna make him feel bad
Oh, I wanna get him back
'Cause then again, I really miss him, and it makes me real sad
Oh, I want sweet revenge
And I want him again
I want to get him back, back, back

So I write him all these letters and I throw them in the trash
'Cause I miss the way he kisses and the way he made me laugh
Yeah, I pour my little heart out, but as I'm hitting "Send"
I picture all the faces of my disappointed friends
Because everyone knew all of the shit that he'd do
He said I was the only girl but that just wasn't the truth
And when I told him how he hurt me, he'd tell me I was trippin'
But I am my father's daughter, so maybe I could fix him

I wanna get him back
I wanna make him really jealous, wanna make him feel bad
Oh, I wanna get him back
'Cause then again, I really miss him, and it makes me real sad
Oh, I want sweet revenge
And I want him again
I want to get him back (and then? And then)
I want to get him back, back, back

I wanna key his car (I want to get him back)
I wanna make him lunch (but then I, I want to get him back)
I wanna break his heart (but then I, I want to get him back)
And be the one to stitch it up (but then I, I want to get him back)
Wanna kiss his face (but then I, I want to get him back)
With an uppercut (but then I, I want to get him back)
I wanna meet his mom (but then I, I want to get him back)
Just to tell her her son sucks (but then I, I want to get him back)

Oh, I wanna key his car (I want to get him back)
I wanna make him lunch
I wanna break his heart (but then I, I want to get him back)
Stitch it right back up
I wanna kiss his face (I want to get him back)
With an uppercut
I wanna meet his mom (but then I, I want to get him back)
And tell her her son sucks, yeah

I wanna get him back
I wanna make him really jealous, wanna make him feel bad
Oh, I wanna get him back
'Cause then again I really miss him, and it makes me real sad
Oh, I want sweet revenge
And I want him again
I want to get him back (and then? And then)
I want to get him back, back, back, back

I'll get him, I'll get him, I'll get him, I'll get him back
Get him back, come on, come on
I'm gonna get him so good, he won't even know what hit him
He's gonna love me and hate me at the same time




Get him back, girl, you better get him back
I don't know I got him good, I got him really good

Overall Meaning

Olivia Rodrigo's song "Get Him Back" explores the complex emotions and desires that arise after a breakup. The lyrics depict a tumultuous relationship where the singer met a guy in the summer but left him in the spring. The guy had various negative traits like having an ego, a temper, and a wandering eye. Despite these flaws, he was fun to be around and introduced the singer to exciting experiences, including parties and adventures. However, the relationship was tainted by his infidelity, as he would make passes at the singer's friends.


The song delves into the singer's conflicting emotions. On one hand, she misses him at times, particularly when feeling down. But on the other hand, she recognizes his faults and the damage he caused. The lyrics reveal her desire for revenge, wanting to make him jealous and feel bad. She considers writing letters to express her feelings but ultimately discards them, acknowledging that her actions would disappoint her friends who were aware of the guy's unfaithful behavior.


Overall, "Get Him Back" encapsulates the complexity of post-breakup emotions, showcasing a struggle between missing someone and harboring resentment. It explores the desire for revenge while acknowledging the flaws and toxicity of the relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

One, two, three
Let's start counting, this is the beginning of something


Wait, is this the song with the drums?
Hold on, is this the song that has a strong beat?


I met a guy in the summer and I left him in the spring
I started a relationship with a guy during the summer, but it ended before spring


He argued with me about everything
He would argue and disagree with me on every topic


He had an ego and a temper and a wanderin' eye
He had a big ego, a short temper, and he would often look at other people in a flirtatious way


He said he's six foot two and I'm like, 'Dude, nice try'
He claimed to be six foot two, but I didn't believe him


But he was so much fun and he had such weird friends
Despite his flaws, he was a lot of fun to be around and his friends were unique


And he would take us out to parties and the night would never end
He would take us to parties where the fun would never stop


Another song, another club, another bar, another dance
We would go to different places, dance to different songs, and have new experiences


And when he said, 'Something wrong?' He'd just fly me to France
Whenever I seemed upset, he would go to extreme measures to distract me or make me happy


So I miss him some nights when I'm feelin' depressed
There are nights when I feel lonely and sad, and I start to miss him


'Til I remember every time he made a pass on my friend
But then I remind myself of the times he hit on my friend, which was hurtful


Do I love him? Do I hate him? I guess it's up and down
I have conflicting feelings towards him, sometimes I love him and other times I hate him


If I had to choose I would say it right now
If I had to decide, I would express my choice at this very moment


I wanna get him back
I desire to have him back in my life


I wanna make him really jealous, wanna make him feel bad
I want to cause him to feel envious and regret losing me


Oh, I wanna get him back
Oh, I really want to have him back


'Cause then again, I really miss him and it makes me real sad
But then again, I find myself missing him a lot and it brings me great sadness


Oh, I want sweet revenge
Oh, I desire to have a satisfying revenge


And I want him again
And I want him back in my life once more


I want to get him back, back, back
I want to have him back, repeatedly emphasizing my desire


So I write him all these letters and I throw them in the trash
To cope with missing him, I write letters to him, but I discard them without sending


'Cause I miss the way he kisses and the way he made me laugh
Because I miss the affectionate way he kissed me and how he made me laugh


Yeah, I pour my little heart out but as I'm hittin' 'Send'
I pour my emotions onto the pages, but right before I send them, I reconsider


I picture all the faces of my disappointed friends
I imagine the disapproving expressions on the faces of my friends who warned me about him


Because everyone knew all of the shit that he'd do
All of my friends were aware of the terrible things he would do


He said I was the only girl but that just wasn't the truth
He claimed I was the only girl in his life, but it was a lie


And when I told him how he hurt me, he'd tell me I was trippin'
Whenever I confronted him about the pain he caused, he would dismiss it and say I was overreacting


But I am my father's daughter, so maybe I could fix him
However, considering my upbringing and my father's influence, I believed I could change him


I wanna key his car
I have the desire to vandalize his car by scratching it with a key


I wanna make him lunch
I want to prepare a meal for him


I wanna break his heart
I want to cause emotional pain and break his heart


And be the one to stitch it up
And then be the one who helps him heal and recover


Wanna kiss his face
I want to passionately kiss his face


With an uppercut
While simultaneously delivering an uppercut punch


I wanna meet his mom
I want to have a meeting with his mother


Just to tell her her son sucks
Just to inform her that her son is terrible


I'll get him, I'll get him, I'll get him, I'll get him back
I will make sure to have him back, I won't give up on this


C'mon, c'mon
Come on, let's do this


I'ma get him so good, he won't even know what hit him
I will get him back in such a way that he won't see it coming, he'll be caught off guard


He's gonna love me and hate me at the same time
He will have mixed feelings of love and hate towards me simultaneously


Get him back, girl, you better get him back
Retrieve him back, girl, you must make sure to get him back


I don't know I got him good, I got him really good
I'm not sure how, but I successfully got revenge on him, I got him really good




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Written by: Daniel Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@JESUSCHRIST-ONLYWAYTOHEAVEN

GOD'S STANDARD FOR HEAVEN IS PERFECTION AND ONLY JESUS (THE SON OF GOD/GOD IN THE FLESH) LIVED THAT PERFECT LIFE! HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE & TOOK THE WRATH OF THE FATHER ON THE CROSS FOR YOUR SINS! GOD IS JUST SO HE MUST PUNISH SIN & HE IS HOLY SO NO SIN CAN ENTER HIS KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST ON JUDGEMENT DAY GOD WILL SEE YOU AS HIS PERFECT SON (SINLESS SINCE YOUR SINS ARE COVERED BY JESUS' OFFERING). YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE TO REJECT JESUS' GIFT/SACRIFICE & PAY FOR YOUR OWN SIN WITH DEATH (HELL) BUT THAT SEEMS PRETTY FOOLISH! GOD SEES & HEARS EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID & DONE. YOU WONT WIN AN ARGUMENT WITH HIM & YOU CANT DEFEND ANY OF YOUR SINS TO HIM. YOU'RE NOT A GOOD PERSON, I'M NOT A GOOD PERSON... ONLY GOD IS GOOD! WE'RE ALL GUILTY WITHOUT ACCEPTING JESUS' SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS!

MUHAMMAD DIDN'T DIE FOR YOUR SINS, BUDDHA DIDN'T DIE FOR YOUR SINS, NO PASTOR/NO PRIEST/NO SAINT/NO ANCESTOR DIED FOR YOUR SINS, MARY DIDN'T, THE POPE DIDN'T EITHER, NO IDOLS OR FALSE gods DIED FOR YOUR SINS, NO MUSICIAN OR CELEBRITY DIED FOR YOUR SINS, NO INFLUENCER OR YOUTUBE STAR DIED FOR YOUR SINS, NO SCIENTIST OR POLITICIAN DIED FOR YOUR SINS, NO ATHLETE OR ACTOR DIED FOR YOUR SINS! STOP IDOLIZING & WORSHIPING THESE PEOPLE!

JESUS CHRIST ALONE DIED FOR YOUR SINS & WAS RESURRECTED FROM THE GRAVE! HE IS ALIVE & COMING BACK VERY VERY SOON WITH JUDGEMENT (THESE ARE END TIMES)! PREPARE YOURSELVES, TURN FROM SIN & RUN TO JESUS! HE KNOWS YOUR PAIN & TROUBLES, HE WANTS TO HEAL & RESTORE YOU! TALK TO HIM LIKE A BEST FRIEND! ASK HIM TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU & HELP YOU TO BELIEVE IF YOU DOUBT! DON'T WAIT TO CRY OUT! NO ONE IS PROMISED TOMORROW! HE LONGS FOR YOU TO INVITE HIM IN, HE LOVES YOU MORE THAN ANY PERSON EVER COULD, HE CREATED YOU!

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."-John 14:6

"But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."-Matthew 10:33

“For the wages of sin is death (hell), but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”-Romans 6:23



@SoberBeatz

@@isplongklong you see, you must've not read the lyrics carefully in Fionas song. The last chorus literally says

"So wait 'til I get him back
Gonna bring him home and watch him unpack"

Switching up the meaning of getting him back in comparison to the previous chorus using it as revenge. Did you miss this line? Just because it's not back to back wordplay like Olivias doesn't mean it's not there

Not far off to think she got inspiration when in The Vogue 73 Questions at 5:07 it's made clear Olivia listens to Fiona

As for Taylor, maybe she did do it because Olivias song blew up. I'm not saying she didn't. I just wanted to comment respectfully that Olivia didn't create this wordplay. If you still think that, then thats on you for not wanting to see the double meaning in Fionas song



All comments from YouTube:

@EliseEcklund

this song is so catchy. for sure one of my favorites from the album!

@VACAYwC0LT

ILYSm you inspired me to make concerts blogs ty

@recreatio

best crossover ever

@Teen_Titan_Dreams

OMG you’re here! I didn’t know you liked Olivia!

@ronkiiplayz

Yes, definitely!

@blainez.8235

Will you make a Kidz Bop version of this…😭😅

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@slattisreal

Entirely shot on the new iPhone 15 Pro 😮

@nancikaesemeyer1270

...hence Apple's shameless plug before the video even starts! I will say it was amazing.

@mbal06749

with set lighting, hair and makeup, and professional editing lol absolutely great stuff tho

@namantherockstar

Olivia inspires me.. My parents said if i get 60K followers They'd buy me a professional camera for recording..begging u guys , literally
Begging..

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