Feeling Whitney
Post Malone Lyrics


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I've been looking for some-
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh

And I've been looking for someone to put up with my bullshit
I can't even leave my bedroom so I keep pouring
And I ain't seen a light of day since, well, that's not important
It's been long
And I was feeling Whitney, me and my homies sip Houston
Cars and clothes, thought I was winning
You knew I was losing
You told me to wake up but my clock always stays on snooze
And I'm done

To each their own and find peace in knowing
Ain't always broken, but here's to hoping
Show no emotion, against your coding
Just act as hard as you can
You don't need a friend
Boy, you're the man

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh

And I've been looking for someone that I can buy my drugs from
It seems like every plug ran east to Utah, became Mormons
Drought comes around, feels like I have no one to depend on
Sober, ugh
I had 80 beers on Tuesday night, I had nothing to do then
I put on a little Dwight and sang a happy tune
And lit a cigarette, stepped out the door, had an appearance
Drank more

To each their own and find peace in knowing
Ain't always broken, but here's to hoping
Show no emotion, against your coding
Just act as hard as you can
You don't need a friend
Boy, you're the man

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh




Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh

Overall Meaning

In the song Feeling Whitney, Post Malone shares his struggles with substance abuse and loneliness. He starts by expressing that he's been searching for something, which could be interpreted as a way out of his current situation or a way to ease his pain. He then admits that he's looking for someone who can put up with his "bullshit," showing that he's aware of his flaws but still hopes to find someone who will accept him as he is. He can't leave his bedroom, so he continues to pour himself drinks, indicating that his drinking is a coping mechanism.


Post later refers to his past successes in terms of material possessions, such as cars and clothes, but acknowledges that he was actually losing. He was "feeling Whitney" as he and his friends drank in Houston, possibly referencing the late singer Whitney Houston as a symbol of how intoxication can be used as an escape. Post's friend told him to wake up, but he preferred to stay asleep and ignore his problems.


In the second verse, Post expresses his reliance on drugs and how the people he relied on as sources for those drugs have disappeared. It's common for drug dealers to leave town when the heat is on, but for Post, it means he has no one to depend on when he's sober. He describes a night where he had nothing to do, drank 80 beers, and then sang along to Dwight Yoakam music while smoking cigarettes. He once again drank more, showing that his drinking and drug use are perpetual cycles.


The chorus repeats the message of finding peace in one's own way and avoiding showing emotion. Post seems to be telling himself that he doesn't need anyone else's help or support, but that he can handle things on his own. He ends the song with repeating the mysterious "oohs" from the beginning, possibly indicating his continued search for something to ease his pain.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been looking for some- Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh
The singer has been searching for something, and the 'oohs' represent the frustration and desperation he feels.


And I've been looking for someone to put up with my bullshit
The singer wants to find someone who is willing to tolerate his flaws and emotional baggage.


I can't even leave my bedroom so I keep pouring And I ain't seen a light of day since, well, that's not important It's been long And I was feeling Whitney, me and my homies sip Houston
The singer is struggling with depression and isolation, using alcohol as a coping mechanism. He misses the good times he had with his friends in Houston and associates Whitney Houston's music with those memories.


Cars and clothes, thought I was winning You knew I was losing You told me to wake up but my clock always stays on snooze And I'm done
The singer was once focused on material possessions and was blind to the fact that they didn't bring him true happiness. Someone close to him tried to tell him to change, but he was resistant and has now given up on trying to improve.


To each their own and find peace in knowing Ain't always broken, but here's to hoping Show no emotion, against your coding Just act as hard as you can You don't need a friend Boy, you're the man
The song's chorus suggests that each person should find their own way of coping with life's difficulties. It encourages the listener to suppress their emotions and always act tough, because true strength comes from within rather than relying on others for support.


And I've been looking for someone that I can buy my drugs from It seems like every plug ran east to Utah, became Mormons Drought comes around, feels like I have no one to depend on Sober, ugh I had 80 beers on Tuesday night, I had nothing to do then I put on a little Dwight and sang a happy tune And lit a cigarette, stepped out the door, had an appearance Drank more
The singer is struggling with addiction and finding it difficult to source drugs. He feels alone and vulnerable when he is sober, but uses music and alcohol to give himself temporary relief.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Andrew Wotman, Austin Richard Post

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