Lilo
The Japanese House Lyrics


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I needed someone to depend upon
I was alone, I was emotional
Searching for the right emoticon
To expand my mental lexicon

And Gemma told me that she met someone
It was the person I'd been counting on
It felt good, it felt transitional
A feeling I'd been waiting on

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I'm a patient wave
And it's an easy ride

I saw myself an intellectual
I thought that I was capable
Every move was just habitual
And life was just a ritual

And Gemma told me that she met somebody
Nobody else could take me from myself
I wasn't searching for it anymore
The feeling I'd been waiting for

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I'm a patient wave (I'm a patient wave)
And it's an easy ride

Floating like a lilo with your
Going where the tide goes
Floating like a lilo with your
Going where the tide goes
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it




I'm a patient wave (I'm a patient wave)
And it's an easy ride

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Japanese House's song Lilo tell a story of searching for companionship and finding it unexpectedly. The opening lines of the song express a sense of loneliness and emotional vulnerability, with the singer admitting that they "needed someone to depend upon." However, the search for companionship is complicated by the difficulty of finding the right language and symbols to express one's feelings. The lines "searching for the right emoticon/to expand my mental lexicon" reflect the sense of disconnection and alienation that can come with modern modes of communication.


The mood of the song shifts when the singer learns that Gemma has met someone they had been "counting on." This moment marks a turning point in the song, as the singer finds a sense of relief and contentment after discovering that they were no longer searching for love. The lines "nobody else could take me from myself/I wasn't searching for it anymore/the feeling I'd been waiting for" express a sense of self-sufficiency and liberation.


The chorus is a repetition of the image of someone floating like a lilo with their eyes closed, caught in the rhythm of the tide. The metaphor evokes a sense of surrender and trust in the process of life, with the singer describing themselves as a "patient wave" that can ride the ups and downs of existence. The song's overall message is one of acceptance and letting go, with the singer finding peace in the realization that love and companionship can come when you least expect it.


Line by Line Meaning

I needed someone to depend upon
I was feeling alone and emotional and needed someone to rely on for support


I was alone, I was emotional
I was feeling isolated and experiencing strong emotions


Searching for the right emoticon
I was looking for the perfect symbol to express my feelings in a modern, technological age


To expand my mental lexicon
To add to my vocabulary and understanding of the world around me


And Gemma told me that she met someone
A friend named Gemma shared the news that she had met someone special


It was the person I'd been counting on
This was the person I had been hoping would come into my life and help me feel more secure


It felt good, it felt transitional
This situation felt exciting and like it could mark a new chapter in my life


A feeling I'd been waiting on
This feeling of hope and possibility was something I had been longing for


You were floating like a lilo
You were drifting along effortlessly like a buoyant inflatable raft


With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
You were relaxed and letting the current take you wherever it may


Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
You were moving slowly and steadily, not really going anywhere specific


Hold my breath another minute
I am trying to remain calm and patient, waiting for something to happen


I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I am trying to stay focused and in control, but my mind is blank


I'm a patient wave
I am like a wave in the ocean, waiting for the right moment to break and make an impact


And it's an easy ride
Despite the uncertainty and waiting, things feel relatively simple and straightforward




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Written by: Amber Mary Bain

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Ubecocomatcha G

needed someone to depend upon
I was alone, I was emotional
Searching for the right emoticon
To expand my mental lexicon

And Gemma told me that she met someone
It was the person I'd been counting on
It felt good, it felt transitional
A feeling I'd been waiting on

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I'm a patient wave
And it's an easy ride

I saw myself an intellectual
I thought that I was capable
Every move was just habitual
And life was just a ritual

And Gemma told me that she met somebody
Nobody else could take me from myself
I wasn't searching for it anymore
The feeling I'd been waiting for

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I'm a patient wave (I'm a patient wave)
And it's an easy ride

Floating like a lilo with your
Going where the tide goes
Floating like a lilo with your
Going where the tide goes
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I'm a patient wave (I'm a patient wave)
And it's an easy ride



Matheus Vinicius

LETRAS

I needed someone to depend upon
I was alone, I was emotional
Searching for the right emoticon
To expand my mental lexicon

And Gemma told me that she met someone
It was the person I'd been counting on
It felt good, it felt transitional
A feeling I'd been waiting on

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I'm a patient wave
And it's an easy ride

I saw myself an intellectual
I thought that I was capable
Every move was just habitual
And life was just a ritual

And Gemma told me that she met somebody
Nobody else could take me from myself
I wasn't searching for it anymore
The feeling I'd been waiting for

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I'm a patient wave (I'm a patient wave)
And it's an easy ride

Floating like a lilo with your
Going where the tide goes
Floating like a lilo with your
Going where the tide goes
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)
(Floating like a)

You were floating like a lilo
With your eyes closed, going where the tide goes
Caught in flux, you drifted 'til you hit the sides
Hold my breath another minute
I can keep my head, there's nothing in it
I'm a patient wave (I'm a patient wave)
And it's an easy ride



All comments from YouTube:

Jade Wood

Utterly beautiful. This demonstrates falling out of love so adequately - the silent pain, the not wanting to, the lack of control.

Michael Maki

Yes

clara wells-dang

miss jade! stumbled upon your comment on my favorite song as of lately. thinking of you and sending love☺️

Mina Naseer

Rightly said.

Mary

The fact that she actually filmed this video with her ex after the broke up... She is so dedicated and I love this music video and song

Guy Procter

Marika Hackman, but I’m sure you found it by now!

hambone fakenamington

reminds me of the song "clark gable"

Geovana Iracheta

@Nat Alie what a big balls from both of them! I can’t even see my ex without crying

clara 🌙

@Beatriz yes!!! i love them both :)

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Abril Giosa

Do you know when you love something so much that you can feel that love in the center of your chest? That's what I feel with this song, but now that I've seen the video, it's on another celestial level. It has made a hole in my soul that pierced me through the most beautiful form. your music means so much and I can not believe that none of my friends knows you and I do not have anyone to talk to about you.

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