What I Say
The Go-Sheilas Lyrics


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If you want this work, my plug pull up right away
Dirty 30 perc send me to the pearly gates
Always knew that I was gon' be in a early grave
Don't put me in the ground, sleepin' now I'm wide awake
I got so high I don't think Ima go to work today
I stay inside cause I'm the type to keep it out the way
I'm paranoid, you know I gotta keep it on my waist
Might waste your time but it's alright because I'm worth the wait
Yeah
I don't know what to say
Pour a pint of wock, mix it up and take it to the face
Yeah
I'm in outer space
Way up on my lonely, but it's feelin' like a crowded place
Yeah
Demons in my face
Talkin shit on Twitter, I'm like don't you got some clout to chase
Yeah, yeah
Bitch I'm in a daze
Yeah, yeah
I don't know what to say
Yeah, my pockets swell up
Walkin' round bloody steps red bottom Margiela
Fuck around pop some X, jump around like Coachella
Tweakin' out right on time, now I'm feelin' better
Keep on overdosing everybody gettin' fed up
Throwin' back this potion I'm just tryna keep my head up
Shit you can't afford if you ain't got it get your bread up
I would get in my bag but I don't think that I can get up
Go get some water cause I'm throwin' up a week's pay
Don't tell nobody I've been geekin' for a week straight
You know my body don't confuse me for no deep fake
I need that pressure, I can't fuck around with no week strain
Yeah
I don't know what to say
Pour a pint of wock, mix it up and take it to the face
Yeah
I'm in outer space
Way up on my lonely, but it's feelin' like a crowded place
Yeah
Demons in my face
Talkin shit on Twitter, I'm like don't you got some clout to chase
Yeah, yeah
Bitch I'm in a daze




Yeah, yeah
I don't know what to say

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of The Go-Sheilas's song "What I Say" delve into themes of inner turmoil, drug use, paranoia, and a sense of isolation. The opening lines depict a sense of urgency and immediacy, with the singer referencing their drug supplier ("plug") arriving quickly and the effects of taking drugs like Percocet ("Dirty 30 perc") potentially leading them to an early death. Despite this awareness, the singer expresses a defiance against the inevitability of their demise, choosing to stay awake and face life head-on rather than succumb to their perceived fate.


As the lyrics progress, the singer reflects on their tendency to avoid responsibilities, opting to stay indoors and out of the public eye. The mention of being paranoid and carrying a weapon suggests a constant sense of unease and the need for self-preservation in a dangerous environment. The singer acknowledges that their actions may seem wasteful to others, but they believe they are deserving of time and attention, echoing a sense of self-worth and confidence in their own value.


The reference to intoxication and escapism continues throughout the song, with the singer describing getting high and dissociating from reality. There is a sense of detachment and disorientation as they navigate their own mental landscape, feeling both alone and overwhelmed by the presence of unseen forces ("demons"). The singer confronts external criticism and dismisses it, focusing instead on their own internal struggles and challenges.


The recurring refrain of "I don't know what to say" highlights a sense of confusion and speechlessness in the face of their own emotional turmoil. The singer turns to drugs as a coping mechanism, seeking solace in substances to numb their pain and escape the pressures of their reality. Despite this, there is a constant sense of defiance and resilience in the face of adversity, as they strive to persevere and maintain a sense of identity and purpose amidst the chaos and uncertainty of their surroundings.


Line by Line Meaning

If you want this work, my plug pull up right away
If you are interested in this product, my supplier will arrive promptly


Dirty 30 perc send me to the pearly gates
The effects of this drug are so intense, it feels like I am experiencing the afterlife


Always knew that I was gon' be in a early grave
I have always felt that I would die young


Don't put me in the ground, sleepin' now I'm wide awake
I do not want to be buried, I am wide awake and alert


I got so high I don't think Ima go to work today
I am so intoxicated that I do not think I will be able to go to work today


I stay inside cause I'm the type to keep it out the way
I prefer to stay indoors to avoid unnecessary attention and drama


I'm paranoid, you know I gotta keep it on my waist
I am always on edge and keep my weapon close by


Might waste your time but it's alright because I'm worth the wait
I may take up your time, but I consider myself to be valuable


I don't know what to say
I am at a loss for words


Pour a pint of wock, mix it up and take it to the face
Mix a cough syrup cocktail and consume it in one go


I'm in outer space
I feel completely detached from reality


Way up on my lonely, but it's feelin' like a crowded place
Although I am alone, it feels like I am surrounded by people


Demons in my face
I am haunted by my inner demons


Talkin shit on Twitter, I'm like don't you got some clout to chase
Engaging in online negativity instead of focusing on achieving fame


Bitch I'm in a daze
I am in a state of confusion or disorientation


my pockets swell up
I have a lot of money


Walkin' round bloody steps red bottom Margiela
Walking around in expensive designer shoes that leave red marks


Fuck around pop some X, jump around like Coachella
Casually taking ecstasy and dancing wildly as if at a music festival


Tweakin' out right on time, now I'm feelin' better
Feeling a rush of euphoria at the right moment


Keep on overdosing everybody gettin' fed up
Continuously exaggerating and everyone is getting tired of it


Throwin' back this potion I'm just tryna keep my head up
Consuming this concoction to cope and stay positive


Shit you can't afford if you ain't got it get your bread up
If you cannot afford it, work hard and earn more money


I would get in my bag but I don't think that I can get up
I would focus on myself, but I do not have the motivation to do so


Go get some water cause I'm throwin' up a week's pay
Get some water because I am vomiting an entire week's worth of income


Don't tell nobody I've been geekin' for a week straight
Keep it a secret that I have been excessively using drugs for a week


You know my body don't confuse me for no deep fake
My appearance is real, do not mistake me for a digitally altered image


I need that pressure, I can't fuck around with no week strain
I crave intense experiences and cannot deal with anything weak




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Written by: Gabriel Sharpless

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