Far
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How do I deal with rejection?
I'm dealing with a lot of rejection right now
It makes me feel very small
Well, that's great, if nobody wants you, you're free

Tried to wash all of my shit away
Tried to wash all my emotions
Need a few brews, need a palm tree
I be drinkin' in private, don't call me to party though
Fuck on your nigga for cardio
Too good, he really fell in love right away
I put my feelings on layaway (I'm)

Done being used, done playing stupid
Done faking cool
(I don't want none of that shit, I don't want it)
Done being screwed
Done feeling clueless
That's how you do (do me)
(I don't want none of that shit, got me runnin' so)

Far
Far, like I don't recognize me
Far, far 'cause I let you define me
I'm far, far 'cause I can't trust nobody
Far, stay far, so far

Lately, I feel less cool as before
(Nobody under my garter belt)
(Nobody out here to tell me I'm special)
Made you check your bullshit at the door
(Got an appetite, hungry to feed my ego, nobody 'round me to be my hero)
Always on my mind, trust is hard to find
Everything reminds me of us
I just want my sanity back
Better than being your enemy
(Better than letting go, scared of that, oh)

Done being used, done playing stupid
Done being cool
(I don't want none of that shit, I ain't goin')
Done getting screwed
Done playing clueless
That's how you do (do me)
(I don't want none of that shit, got me runnin' so)

Far
Far, like I don't recognize me
Far, far 'cause I let you define me
I'm far, far 'cause I can't trust nobody
Far, stay far, so far

I remember when you had me upside down
Stress me out and turn me out, it's all bad now
I remember when I wasn't so burnt out
I'd rather that than be your enemy, ready to let it go
Draggin' me

Far
Far, like I don't recognize me
Far, far 'cause I let you define me




I'm far, far 'cause I can't trust nobody
Far, stay far, so far

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of SZA's "Far" explore the feelings of rejection and the struggle to maintain control of one's identity after being defined by someone else. The song starts with the artist expressing her vulnerability and struggle with dealing with rejection. She feels small and insignificant when faced with the possibility of not being wanted by anybody. However, she then shifts the narrative by stating that being unwanted gives you the freedom to be yourself.


The next section of the lyrics talks about how the artist tries to escape her emotions by drinking and being alone. She links her drinking to a sense of needing to get away from people and their expectations. She then describes how she uses sex as a means of exercise and confirms her desire to avoid romantic attachment. She puts her feelings on layaway as a form of emotional self-protection.


In the refrain, she repeats the words "far" in different contexts, highlighting how she feels disconnected from herself and other people. She links this to a lack of trust and the inability to find someone she can rely on. The last part of the lyrics sees her reflecting on the memories of being with the person who defined her and how it has affected her sense of self. She is still struggling to let go of their influence, but she recognizes that it is better than being their enemy.


Overall, "Far" presents a complex and layered interpretation of the emotions of rejection and the struggle to maintain one's identity in the face of controlling relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

How do I deal with rejection?
The singer is struggling with rejection and seeking advice


I'm dealing with a lot of rejection right now
The singer is currently experiencing a large amount of rejection


It makes me feel very small
Rejection causes the singer to feel insignificant and powerless


Well, that's great, if nobody wants you, you're free
The artist finds a silver lining in being rejected - it grants a sense of freedom


Tried to wash all of my shit away
The artist has attempted to cleanse themselves of negative emotions


Tried to wash all my emotions
The singer has tried to rid themselves of their feelings entirely


Need a few brews, need a palm tree
The singer desires a relaxing environment to escape their emotions


I be drinkin' in private, don't call me to party though
The artist drinks as a coping mechanism but prefers to be alone


Fuck on your nigga for cardio
The artist engages in sexual activity for exercise, not pleasure


Too good, he really fell in love right away
The subject of the artist's sexual activity developed feelings quickly


I put my feelings on layaway (I'm)
The singer has temporarily suppressed their emotions


Done being used, done playing stupid
The artist is no longer willing to be taken advantage of or act foolishly


Done faking cool
The singer is no longer interested in pretending to be indifferent or apathetic


(I don't want none of that shit, I don't want it)
The singer is rejecting negative behavior and attitudes


Done being screwed
The singer is finished with being mistreated or deceived


Done feeling clueless
The artist is no longer confused or uncertain


That's how you do (do me)
The artist is making a statement of self-care and asserting their worth


(I don't want none of that shit, got me runnin' so-)
The singer is rejecting negative behavior and attitudes


Far
The singer feels distant or disconnected from their former self


Far, like I don't recognize me
The artist feels alienated from their own identity


Far, far 'cause I let you define me
The artist's identity was heavily influenced by another person


I'm far, far 'cause I can't trust nobody
The artist has trust issues and is hesitant to form new relationships


Far, stay far, so far
The singer desires to maintain distance from negative influences and experiences


Lately, I feel less cool as before
The artist is less confident and self-assured than in the past


(Nobody under my garter belt)
The singer has no sexual partners or prospects


(Nobody out here to tell me I'm special)
The singer lacks positive affirmation or validation from others


Made you check your bullshit at the door
The singer challenged another person to be honest and genuine


(Got an appetite, hungry to feed my ego, nobody 'round me to be my hero)
The artist desires validation and recognition but lacks the presence of anyone to provide it


Always on my mind, trust is hard to find
The artist is preoccupied with past events and has difficulty trusting others


Everything reminds me of us
The singer associates many things with a past relationship or situation


I just want my sanity back
The singer desires peace of mind and emotional stability


Better than being your enemy
The artist would rather be at peace with another person than in conflict


(Better than letting go, scared of that, oh)
The artist fears the process of moving on from a situation or relationship


I remember when you had me upside down
The artist recalls a time when they were controlled or manipulated by another person


Stress me out and turn me out, it's all bad now
The singer experienced emotional and psychological harm in the past


I remember when I wasn't so burnt out
The artist recalls a time when they had more energy and enthusiasm


I'd rather that than be your enemy, ready to let it go
The singer would rather be at peace with another person than in conflict, and is ready to move on


Draggin' me
The singer feels weighed down or burdened by past experiences or emotions




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Carlos Daniel Munoz, Carter Lang, Eliot Dubock, Robert Clark Bisel, Solana I. Rowe, Tyran Levon Jr. Donaldson

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@thehiddengem1k

full lyrics -
How do I deal with rejection?
I'm dealing with a lot of rejection right now
It makes me feel very small
Oh, that's great
If nobody wants you, you're free

[Verse 1]
Try to watch all on my silhouette
Try to watch all my emotions
Need a few brews, need a palm tree
I be drinkin' in private, don't call me to party it up
Fuck on your nigga for cardio
Took a dip and he fell in love right away
I put my feelings on layaway (Ah)

[Pre-Chorus]
Done being used, done playing stupid
Done faking cool (I don't want none of that shit, I don't want it)
Done being screwed, done feeling clueless
That's how you do (I don't want none of that shit, got me runnin' so)

[Chorus]
Far, far, like I don't recognize me
Far, far 'cause I lеt you define me
I'm far, far 'causе I can't trust nobody
Far, stay far, it's so far

[Verse 2]
Lately, I feel less cool than before
(Already under my bed about)
(Don't need you around to tell me I'm special)
Made you check your bullshit at the door
(Got it every time, need to feed my ego)
(Nobody wanted to be my hero)
Always on my mind, trust is hard to find
Everything reminds me of us
I just want my sanity back
Better than being your enemy
(Better than letting go, scared of that, oh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Done being used, done playing stupid
Done being cool (I don't want none of that shit, I ain't goin')
Done getting screwed, done playing clueless
That's how you do (I don't want none of that shit, got me runnin' so)

[Chorus]
Far, far, like I don't recognize me
Far, far 'cause I let you define me
I'm far, far 'cause I can't trust nobody
Far, stay far, it's so far

[Bridge]
I remember when you had me upside down
Stressed me out and turned me out, it's all back now
I remember when I wasn't so burnt out
I'd rather that than be your enemy, ready to let it go

[Chorus]
Draggin' me far, far, like I don't recognize me
Far, far 'cause I let you define me
I'm far, far 'cause I can't trust nobody
Far, stay far, it's so far



All comments from YouTube:

@keondrabates5917

When she said “how do I deal with rejection? I’m dealing with a lot of rejection right now. It makes me feel very small.” I felt that 🥺❤️

@andycuriel8367

I legit burst into tears the first time I heard it

@nichetnewsome3173

Keondra Bates know that somewhere in someone's life you are a big bright shining Star🤩. Nothing but love!!!

@oliviahoughton8712

literally I felt this so hard but the next part really changed my perspective! Ur free ! Do as you please

@D1ON1807

Felt that on a personal level.

@__.callmeyaya

Todas ustedes hermosa, son suficientes, nunca piensen lo contrario <3

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@sadoklajmi

"If nobody wants u , ur free.." I needed to hear that thank u sza💙

@sports5760

it was sadhguru

@ogechukwuughanze5902

Either way, her including that dialogue with him is emotive and resonates with a lot of us. So thank you @sza for helping us remember that…

@krokantekip

Sadhguru ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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