Side Effects
The Chainsmokers [feat. Emily Warren] Lyrics


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It's 4AM, I don't know where to go
Everywhere is closed, I should just go home, yeah
My feet are takin' me to your front door
I know I shouldn't though, heaven only knows

That ooh, the side effect to my loneliness is you

Ooh, you're all that I want
No good at giving you up
Come on and give me some love tonight
Ooh, you're all that I want
No good at giving you up
Come on and give me some love tonight

This happens every time I try to mix
Decision makin' with one too many drinks

But, ooh, if late night friends have consequences, cool, yeah

Ooh, you're all that I want
No good at giving you up
Come on and give me some love tonight
Ooh, you're all that I want
No good at giving you up
Come on and give me some love tonight
Ooh, I think about it all the time
Make it happen in my mind, I'm telling you, yeah
Ooh, you're all that I want
No good at giving you up
Come on and give me some love tonight

Time should've taught me the lesson
Went lookin' for a sign, but instead I got a message
I take off my pride every time we undressin'
Draw the line, I'm by the line (yeah)
Time should've taught me the lesson
Went lookin' for a sign, but instead I got a message
I take off my pride every time we undressin'
Draw the line, I'm by the line

Ooh, you're all that I want
No good at giving you up
Come on and give me some love tonight, yeah
Ooh, you're all that I want
No good at giving you up
Come on and give me some love tonight, yeah
I, I think about it all the time
Make it happen in my mind, I'm telling you, yeah
Ooh, you're all that I want
No good at giving you up
Come on and give me some love tonight

Time should've taught me the lesson
Went lookin' for a sign, but instead I got a message
I take off my pride every time we undressin'
Draw the line, I'm by the line (yeah)
Time should've taught me the lesson
Went lookin' for a sign, but instead I got a message




I take off my pride every time we undressin'
Draw the line, I'm by the line, yeah

Overall Meaning

The Chainsmokers’ “Side Effects” is a song about late-night decisions and giving in to temptation. It tells the story of a person who is lost and can't seem to find direction in their life. The lyrics suggest that the person is struggling with loneliness and is looking for companionship in the wee hours of the morning. The song illustrates the internal struggle between living life on the straight and narrow, and satisfying the desire to break free from the monotony.


The chorus of “Side Effects” beautifully encapsulates the song's theme of loneliness and longing, “Ooh, the side effect to my loneliness is you. You’re all that I want, no good at giving you up. Come on and give me some love tonight”. The lyrics are emotive and convey the feeling of desperately needing someone to fill the void of loneliness, even if it's just a temporary fix.


Overall, “Side Effects” by The Chainsmokers is an intriguing exploration of the emotions and dilemmas that someone can face when they feel alone and lost. It's a powerful ballad that captures the yearning for companionship and the occasional moment of weakness that we all experience.


Line by Line Meaning

It's 4AM, I don't know where to go
I am feeling lost and unsure at this early hour


Everywhere is closed, I should just go home, yeah
I am realizing that there are not really any options for me right now


My feet are takin' me to your front door
Despite my better judgement, I am drawn to you


I know I shouldn't though, heaven only knows
I am aware that what I am doing is not wise, but I cannot resist


That ooh, the side effect to my loneliness is you
You are the person I turn to when I am feeling lonely


This happens every time I try to mix
I always find myself in this situation when I combine certain elements


Decision makin' with one too many drinks
I often make poor choices when I have had too much to drink


But, ooh, if late night friends have consequences, cool, yeah
Even if there are negative repercussions to our relationship, I don't really care


Time should've taught me the lesson
I should have learned from past experiences


Went lookin' for a sign, but instead I got a message
I was searching for guidance, but instead found myself drawn to you


I take off my pride every time we undressin'
I am willing to be vulnerable with you in a physical way


Draw the line, I'm by the line (yeah)
I have established boundaries and I intend to stick to them


Ooh, you're all that I want
You are the only thing that really matters to me


No good at giving you up
I am unable to let go of you


Come on and give me some love tonight
I am desperate for your affection and attention


Ooh, I think about it all the time
Thoughts of you consume me constantly


Make it happen in my mind, I'm telling you, yeah
I am imagining scenarios where we can be together


Time should've taught me the lesson
I should have learned from past experiences


Went lookin' for a sign, but instead I got a message
I was searching for guidance, but instead found myself drawn to you


I take off my pride every time we undressin'
I am willing to be vulnerable with you in a physical way


Draw the line, I'm by the line
I have established boundaries and I intend to stick to them


Ooh, you're all that I want
You are the only thing that really matters to me


No good at giving you up
I am unable to let go of you


Come on and give me some love tonight
I am desperate for your affection and attention




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Andrew James Girr Taggart, Corey James Sanders, Emily Warren, Sylvester Silverstein, Tony An

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Camila. 😍

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(should somebody tell them that this is Emily Warren? No? Okay.)

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Kenny Ritchie they mean Camila Mendez, the girl in the video :) she’s in Riverdale!

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Best part of the song tbh

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Are these the side effects of Jingle Jangle??

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nandita sharma I think so..

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LMFAO

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Or fizzle rocks?

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