Shirt
SZA Lyrics


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Kiss me dangerous
Been so lost without you all around me
Get anxious
Lead me
Don't look back, it's all about you

In the dark right now
Feelin' lost, but I like it
Comfort in my sins and all about me
All I got right now
Feel the taste of resentment
Simmer in my skin, it's all about

Bloodstain on my shirt
New bitch on my nerves
Old nigga got curved
Going back on my word
Damn, bitch, you so thirsty
Still don't know my worth
Still stressin' perfection
Let you all in my mental
Got me lookin' too desperate
Damn (you ain't deserve)

Broad day, sunshine
I'll find a way to fuck it up still
Can't cry about the shit that I can't change
Just my mind
Gotta get outta here
Tough crowd, I hate it
Can't stay

In the dark right now
Feelin' lost, but I like it
Comfort in my sins and all about me
All I got right now
Feel the taste of resentment
Simmer in my skin
It's all about

Bloodstain on my shirt
New bitch on my nerves
Old nigga got curved
Going back on my word
Damn, bitch, you so thirsty
Still don't know my worth
Still stressin' perfection
Let you all in my mental
Got me lookin' too desperate
Damn

It's what you say and how you do me
How I'm 'posed to trust, baby? 'Posed to love?
It ain't 'posed to hurt this way
All I need is the best of you
Baby, how I got to say it? Give me all of you

In the dark right now
Feelin' lost, but I like it
Comfort in my sins and all about me
All I got right now
Feel the taste of resentment
Simmer in my skin
It's all about

Bloodstain on my shirt
New bitch on my nerves
Old nigga got curved
Going back on my word
Damn, bitch, you so thirsty
Still don't know my worth
Still stressin' perfection
Let you all in my mental




Got me lookin' too desperate
Damn (you ain't deserve)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to SZA's "Shirt" are a reflection on the singer's tumultuous romantic relationships. The chorus "Bloodstain on my shirt, new bitch on my nerves, old nigga got curved, going back on my word" highlights the singer's struggles in finding a stable and fulfilling relationship. The reference to a bloodstain on her shirt could represent the physical pain and damage caused by being hurt in a relationship. The singer also alludes to being taken advantage of and undervalued by her partners, as seen in the lines "Still don't know my worth, let you all in my mental, got me lookin' too desperate."


The verses of the song speak on the singer's current state of mind, filled with anxiety and feelings of being lost. She finds comfort in her own sins and bitterness towards those who have mistreated her. The line "In the dark right now, feelin' lost, but I like it" speaks to the notion of embracing inner turmoil, perhaps as a defense mechanism against further hurt. The image of resentment and simmering anger in her skin also highlights the singer's internal struggles.


Overall, the lyrics of "Shirt" paint a picture of a woman who has been through the ups and downs of romance and is grappling with the aftermath of those experiences. The song expresses feelings of pain, anger, and confusion that many can relate to in their own personal relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

Kiss me dangerous
I want to be with someone who is daring and will take risks


Been so lost without you all around me
I feel like I've been drifting since you left, and I miss having you in my life


Get anxious
I start to feel nervous and uneasy when I think about not having you around


Lead me
Guide me and show me the way, help me find my path


Don't look back, it's all about you
I'm leaving the past behind and focusing on you and our future together


In the dark right now
I'm feeling lost and alone


Feelin' lost, but I like it
I'm embracing the feeling of being lost and letting it guide me


Comfort in my sins and all about me
I find comfort and solace in indulging in my own vices and selfish tendencies


All I got right now
At this moment in time, all I have is myself and my own choices


Feel the taste of resentment
I'm harboring feelings of anger and bitterness towards someone or something


Simmer in my skin, it's all about
The resentment and other negative emotions are bubbling just under the surface


Bloodstain on my shirt
I've been through something traumatic or violent that has left physical evidence


New bitch on my nerves
I'm annoyed or bothered by someone new in my life


Old nigga got curved
I rejected someone from my past who tried to come back into my life


Going back on my word
I didn't keep a promise or commitment that I made to someone


Damn, bitch, you so thirsty
I'm annoyed by someone who seems desperate for attention or validation


Still don't know my worth
I'm struggling to see my own value and worth as a person


Still stressin' perfection
I'm putting too much pressure on myself to be perfect


Let you all in my mental
I opened up emotionally to someone and let them see into my thoughts and feelings


Got me lookin' too desperate
I'm acting or coming across as too eager or desperate for love or attention


Damn (you ain't deserve)
I'm disappointed or upset with someone for not living up to my expectations


Broad day, sunshine
The weather is nice and sunny outside


I'll find a way to fuck it up still
Despite the good weather or circumstances, I'll still find a way to mess things up for myself


Can't cry about the shit that I can't change
I need to accept the things that are beyond my control and not dwell on them


Just my mind
The only thing holding me back or causing me distress is my own thoughts and emotions


Gotta get outta here
I need to leave this situation or place that is causing me stress or discomfort


Tough crowd, I hate it
I'm not getting the response or support that I was hoping for from others


It's what you say and how you do me
It's not just about what you say, but how you treat me and make me feel


How I'm 'posed to trust, baby? 'Posed to love?
I'm struggling to trust and love someone after being hurt before


It ain't 'posed to hurt this way
Love and relationships shouldn't be painful or cause me such distress


All I need is the best of you
I want the best from you and the relationship we have


Baby, how I got to say it? Give me all of you
I need you to fully commit and give me everything you have in this relationship


Damn (you ain't deserve)
I'm disappointed or upset with someone for not living up to my expectations




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Rob Gueringer, Rodney Roy Jerkins, Solana Imani Rowe

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@chana1692

You know what… Sza is so smart.

These videos are so well made and layered with talent that I can definitely see her acting on the big screen if ever she desires to do so. 🎥 🍿

I love her music! the arrangements, her voice, and overall vibe of the sound. Her lyrics are very reflective and personal, and often helps me to sit with my own emotions and just feel everything that I try to brush pass. Thank you so much for that!

I wish her much continued success and joy on her journey,

Keep winning



All comments from YouTube:

@hufjgoiz

I didn’t think I would ever hear the complete version of this song 🥹

@DimboDylan

It honestly doesn’t sound that different I was hoping for more of a bridge but I still love it

@Nyeusi8

@Dylan Jolie is this a new song? Or an old one

@beautifulstrugglebykc6488

Same here

@gohan1869

OMG 😭😭😭😭😭😭

@shandijones9758

Me too 😩

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@ForeverKG94

When your music is timeless, you can afford to keep people waiting. Keep going sza

@adamopel2568

Zz

@kpopscenario1406

Yes

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