Hit This Hard
Post Malone Lyrics


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I never thought that it would hit this hard
I never thought that it would hit this hard

Don't do that, I tell you so
Don't overdose, like no, no, no
Oh my God, what have you become?
The traces of you, no, I can't see them
What have you become?
What have you turned to?
What have you taken?
Like someone hurt you
You drink that mixture
That shit gon' hit you
No, I can't fix you
No, no

Oooh, yeah
I ran through, yeah
I feel a change in the air tonight
I saw myself in a different light
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard

I just keep running and running and running around
I never thought that it would hit this hard
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
I never thought that it would hit this hard
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
I never thought that it would hit this hard
In the city, we sinning, we don't ever want to come down
I never thought that it would hit this hard

Me and J take over and we way up
Now high above the the city of angels
Smoke a boge in the sky, pass the fuego
I already dropped something in the Faygo
Only came to the club 'cause they paid us
Take this shit and lemme see what you made of
No sleep, little mama, we gon' stay up
Vampires on a night in Las Vegas

Oooh, yeah
I ran through, yeah
I feel a change in the air tonight
I saw myself in a different light
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard

I just keep running and running and running around
I never thought that it would hit this hard
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
I never thought that it would hit this hard
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
I never thought that it would hit this hard
In the city, we sinning, we don't ever want to come down
I never thought that it would hit this hard
I just keep running and running and running around
I never thought that it would hit this hard
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
I never thought that it would hit this hard
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
I never thought that it would hit this hard




In the city, we sinning, we don't ever want to come down
I never thought that it would hit this hard

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of this song convey a message about the damaging effects of substance abuse. The singer expresses his surprise at how hard the addiction has hit him and warns against the dangers of using drugs to deal with emotional pain. He urges a friend not to overdose and explains how he cannot recognize his friend anymore due to the drugs he has taken. The singer is struggling to come to terms with his addiction and admits that he does not know who he is anymore. He describes the feeling of being high as though he is running endlessly without a direction or any understanding of where he is going. The lyrics emphasize how being addicted to drugs has caused the singer to lose his way in life and be unable to see his true self.


The chorus repeats throughout the song, highlighting the unexpected and severe impact that drug addiction can have on someone's life. The verses describe the singer's experience with addiction and his inability to recognize himself or his friend because of their drug use. The bridge of the song shifts the focus from the singer's personal experience to a more general description of the lifestyle associated with substance abuse. The singer acknowledges that living in the city comes with the pressure to indulge in sin, but he can't deny the impact it has had on him.


Overall, "Hit This Hard" is about the struggles and dangers of addiction, conveying a message of caution to the audience about the consequences of substance abuse.


Line by Line Meaning

I never thought that it would hit this hard
The singer is surprised by the intensity of their current experiences


Don't do that, I tell you so
The singer is warning someone not to overdose on drugs


Oh my God, what have you become?
The singer is worried about the harmful effects of drugs on someone they care about


The traces of you, no, I can't see them
The artist can't recognize the person they care about due to the effects of drugs


What have you turned to?
The artist is wondering how drugs have changed the person they care about


What have you taken?
The singer is questioning what drugs their loved one has taken


Like someone hurt you
The singer believes that their loved one turned to drugs as a way to cope with emotional pain


You drink that mixture
The artist is referring to the consumption of drugs


That shit gon' hit you
The artist is warning the person about the harmful effects of drugs


No, I can't fix you
The artist is expressing their inability to help the person they care about overcome drug addiction


I ran through, yeah
The singer has been through a lot and is accustomed to difficult circumstances


I feel a change in the air tonight
The artist senses that something is different and significant tonight


The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
The singer notes that the feeling of reality after a drug trip is vastly different from the high


I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
The singer is struggling with their identity and sense of self due to drug use


In the city, we sinning, we don't ever want to come down
The singer is indulging in city life and sinful behaviors as a way to avoid confronting reality and the consequences of drug use


Me and J take over and we way up
The artist and J are in control and feel accomplished


Now high above the the city of angels
The artist feels elevated and above the city, possibly due to drug use


Smoke a boge in the sky, pass the fuego
The singer is smoking a cigarette or joint and passing it around


Only came to the club 'cause they paid us
The singer and J only attended a club for financial gain


Take this shit and lemme see what you made of
The artist is encouraging someone to try drugs and prove themselves, despite the potential harm


No sleep, little mama, we gon' stay up
The artist plans to stay up all night and party


Vampires on a night in Las Vegas
The artist feels like they are vampires, getting lost in the nightlife of Las Vegas


I just keep running and running and running around
The singer feels like they are constantly chasing something, perhaps a high or escape from reality




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Austin Richard Post, Carlo Montagnese, William Walsh

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@HoldenAntwan

Intro]
(Ooh, ooh)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard

[Verse 1]
Don't do that, I tell you so
Don't overdose, like no, no, no
Oh my god, what have you become?
The traces of you, no, I can't see them
What have you become?
What have you turned to?
What have you taken?
Like someone hurt you
You drink that mixture
That shit gon' hit you
No, I can't fix you
No, no

[Bridge]
Oooh, yeah
I ran through, yeah
I feel a change in the air tonight
I saw myself in a different light
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard

[Chorus]
I just keep running and running and running around
I never thought that it would hit this hard
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
I never thought that it would hit this hard
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
I never thought that it would hit this hard
In the city, we sinning, we don’t ever want to come down
I never thought that it would hit this hard

[Verse 2]
Me and J take over and we way up
Now high above the the city of angels
Smoke a boge in the sky, pass the fuego
I already dropped something in the Faygo
Only came to the club 'cause they paid us
Take this shit and lemme see what you made of
No sleep, little mama, we gon' stay up
Vampires on a night in Las Vegas

[Bridge]
Oooh, yeah
I ran through, yeah
I feel a change in the air tonight
I saw myself in a different light
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard

[Chorus]
I just keep running and running and running around
I never thought that it would hit this hard
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
I never thought that it would hit this hard
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
I never thought that it would hit this hard
In the city, we sinning, we don’t ever want to come down
I never thought that it would hit this hard
I just keep running and running and running around
I never thought that it would hit this hard
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
I never thought that it would hit this hard
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
I never thought that it would hit this hard
In the city, we sinning, we don’t ever want to come down
I never thought that it would hit this hard



@papichulo503

"Hit This Hard"

(Ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, yeah, yeah
I never thought that it would hit this hard
Ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, yeah, yeah
I never thought that it would hit this hard)

Don't do that, I tell you so
Don't overdose, like no, no, no
Oh my god, what have you become?
The traces of you, no, I can't see them
What have you become?
What have you turned to?
What have you taken?
Like someone hurt you
You drink that mixture
That shit gon' hit you
No, I can't fix you
No, no

Oooh, yeah
I ran through, yeah
I feel a change in the air tonight
I saw myself in a different light
(Ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard
(Ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard

I just keep running and running and running around
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
In the city, we sinning, we don’t ever want to come down
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)

Me and J take over and we way up
Now high above the the city of angels
Smoke a boge in the sky, pass the fuego
I already dropped something in the Faygo
Only came to the club cause they paid us
Take this shit, lemme see what you made of
No sleep, little mama, we gon' stay up
Vampires on a night in Las Vegas

Oooh, yeah
I ran through, yeah
I feel a change in the air tonight
I saw myself in a different light
(Ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard
(Ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, yeah, yeah)
I never thought that it would hit this hard

I just keep running and running and running around
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
In the city, we sinning, we don’t ever want to come down
I just keep running and running and running around
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
The feeling is different instead when you wake on the ground
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
I don't know who I was in and I don't know anymore
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)
In the city, we sinning, we don’t ever want to come down
(I never thought that it would hit this hard)



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@vero24day

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