Dark Red
Steve Lacy Lyrics


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Something bad is 'bout to happen to me
I don't know it but I feel it comin'
Might be so sad, might leave my nose running
I just hope she don't wanna leave me

Don't you give me up, please don't give up
Honey, I belong, with you, and only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

Something bad is 'bout to happen to me
Why I feel this way I don't know maybe
I think of her so much it drives me crazy
I just don't want her to leave me

Don't you give me up, please don't give up
Honey, I belong with you, and only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

What if she's fine
It's my mind that's wrong
And I just let bad thoughts
Linger for far too long
What if (if!), she's fine (fine!)
It's my mind that's wrong
And I just (just!) let bad thoughts (thoughts!)
Linger for far too long

Don't you give me up please don't give up
Honey, I belong, with you, only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe




Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

Overall Meaning

In Steve Lacy's song "Dark Red," the lyrics are full of raw emotion and vulnerability as the singer expresses his fear of something bad happening to him and his hope that his loved one won't leave him. The singer seems to be experiencing anxiety and paranoia, feeling like something bad is going to happen to him, despite not knowing what it is. He mentions that he might become sad and cries to the point where his nose runs.


However, he finds solace in his relationship with his partner, whom he belongs to and wants to be with. He repeats the phrase "Only you" multiple times, emphasizing that his connection to the other person is essential to his well-being. He expresses that he thinks of her so much that it drives him crazy and that he doesn't want her to leave him. The last verse is a self-reflection moment where he questions whether his fearful thoughts are irrational, and maybe they're just in his mind.


"Dark Red" is known to be a song about a romantic relationship, but it can also be interpreted as a portrayal of the singer's mental state. The lyrics suggest that the singer may be struggling with anxiety and paranoia. It's a reflection of the emotional battle within his mind, where he wants to feel secure and loved, but his anxious thoughts keep getting in the way.


Line by Line Meaning

Something bad is 'bout to happen to me
I have a premonition that something bad is going to happen to me.


I don't know it but I feel it comin'
Although I can’t imagine what it is, I can feel it approaching.


Might be so sad, might leave my nose running
The event is probably going to be sad or distressing, perhaps even causing me to cry.


I just hope she don't wanna leave me
I desperately want to hold onto my relationship with my significant other.


Don't you give me up, please don't give up
I fear losing my significant other, so I plead for them to stay.


Honey, I belong, with you, and only you, baby
I want them to know that I love them deeply and cannot imagine a life without them.


Only you, my girl, only you, babe
No one else can compare to my significant other. They are my world.


Something bad is 'bout to happen to me
I can’t shake the feeling that a terrible event is about to befall me.


Why I feel this way I don't know maybe
I have no idea why I feel this way or what is causing it.


I think of her so much it drives me crazy
My thoughts constantly revolve around my significant other and it is starting to have an adverse effect on me.


I just don't want her to leave me
The thought of my significant other abandoning me is unbearable and I will do anything to prevent it from happening.


What if she's fine
I can’t help but wonder if my fears are unfounded and everything is fine.


It's my mind that's wrong
Maybe, after all, it is just all in my head and I don’t have a reason to worry.


And I just let bad thoughts
Perhaps the root of all my worry is that I entertain too many negative thoughts.


Linger for far too long
My thoughts have been festering for too long, and it's starting to reshape my reality.


Don't you give me up please don't give up
I still plead with my significant other not to give up on me.


Honey, I belong, with you, only you, baby
I want them to know without a doubt that they are the most important person in my life.


Only you, my girl, only you, babe
They are the only person I desire to be with. There is no one else better suited for me.


Only you, darling, only you, babe
Once again, I emphasize that they are the one for me. No one else compares.


Only you, my girl, only you, babe
I can’t express it enough, there is no one who can take your place as the most important person in my life.


Only you, darling, only you
Simply put, my significant other is my everything.




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@Joaopedro77507

Lyrics: Something bad is 'bout to happen to me
I don't know it, but I feel it coming
Might be so sad, might leave my nose running
I just hope she don't wanna leave me

Don't you give me up, please don't give up
Honey, I belong with you, and only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe (you)
Only you, darling, only you, babe (you)
Only you, my girl, only you, babe (you)
Only you, darling, only you

Something bad is 'bout to happen to me
Why I feel this way, I don't know, baby
I think of her so much, it drives me crazy
I just don't want her to leave me

Don't you give me up, please don't give up
Honey, I belong with you and only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe (you)
Only you, darling, only you, babe (you)
Only you, my girl, only you, babe (you)
Only you, darling, only you

What if she's fine?
It's my mind that's wrong
And I just let bad thoughts
Linger for far too long

What if (if) she's fine? (Fine)
It's my mind that's wrong
And I just (just) let bad thoughts (thoughts)
Linger for far too long

Don't you give me up, please don't give up
Honey, I belong, with you, only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe (you)
Only you, darling, only you, babe (you)
Only you, my girl, only you, babe (you)
Only you, darling, only you



All comments from YouTube:

@soney8226

something bad is boutta happen to me
me every time something insignificantly good happens to me

@cherry-mp4xi

Yes! True! Good job.

@cherry-mp4xi

@shat thanks, yours is cool too

@LordSkella

Same here

@TopazShane

It's the way of life. It's always checks and balances; something good happens (usually in 3's) and then something crappy will come along and although it's a balance, the bad usually isn't as bad as the collective 3 good things. Am I making sense or should I take another hit?

@kayzzzzzzzzz

i stg everytime something good happens, something even worse is in store for me

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@s4mbuc4

hearing this song isn’t enough. i need this song in my veins

@chrisunpluggedable

If this song is in your veins I need to hear what song is being delivered in your arteries

@samberdinobubelz2524

@Chris Cinonowiczek LMAO

@lordkyro7718

this song isn’t enough, I need it in my ass

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