Down In It
Tiga Lyrics


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Kinda like a cloud I was up way up in the sky
And I was feeling some feelings you wouldn't believe
Sometimes I don't believe them myself
And I decided I was never coming down
Just then a tiny little dot
Caught my eye it was just about, just about too small to see
But I watched it way too long
It was pulling me down

Shut up!
So what, what does it matter now?
I was swimming in the haze now I crawl on the ground
And everything I never liked about you is kinda seeping into me
Try to laugh about it now but isn't it funny how everything works out
"I guess the joke's on me," she said

I was up above it
Now I'm down in it

I used to be so big and strong!
I used to know my right from wrong!
I used to never be afraid!
I used to be somebody!
I used to have something inside!
Now just this whole that's open wide!
I used to want it all!
I used to be somebody..

I'll cross my heart I'll hope to die
But the needle's already in my eye
And all the world's weight is on my back
And I don't even know why
What I used to think was me
Is just a fading memory
I looked him right in the eye and said "Goodbye"





I was up above it
Now I'm down in it

Overall Meaning

The song "Down In It" by Tiga is a deeply introspective and emotive song that explores themes of falling from grace, losing control, and the helpless feeling of being sucked into a downward spiral. The opening lines of the song paint a vivid picture of the singer's state of mind - they describe themselves as being "up way up in the sky," almost like a cloud. They're experiencing some intense emotions that they can barely believe themselves. They decide that they're never coming down, until they see a "tiny little dot" that begins to pull them back down to reality.


As the song progresses, the singer becomes more and more disenchanted with their situation. They're crawling on the ground, and everything they didn't like about someone else is starting to "seep into" them. They try to laugh about it, but it's not funny - everything has spiraled out of control. They used to be somebody, but now they feel like they're nothing. The last lines of the song, "I was up above it, now I'm down in it," are a perfect encapsulation of this theme of falling from grace and losing control.


Overall, "Down In It" is a deeply emotional and relatable song that speaks to the experience of feeling like everything is falling apart around you. The sense of loss of control and helplessness is palpable throughout, making it a powerful and moving song that's sure to resonate with anyone who has ever felt lost or alone.


Line by Line Meaning

Kinda like a cloud I was up way up in the sky
I felt like I was on top of the world, high up and away from everything.


And I was feeling some feelings you wouldn't believe
At that moment, I experienced emotions that seemed unbelievable and hard to describe.


Sometimes I don't believe them myself
The intensity of my emotions was so overwhelming that I struggled to make sense of them myself.


And I decided I was never coming down
I made a conscious decision to stay in that elevated state of mind and not come back to reality.


Just then a tiny little dot
Suddenly, I saw a small dot in the distance.


Caught my eye it was just about, just about too small to see
The dot was so small that it was almost invisible to me.


But I watched it way too long
Despite its small size, I kept my focus on the dot for an extended period of time.


It was pulling me down
As I continued to stare at it, I felt like the dot was having a pull on me, bringing me back to reality.


"Shut up!"
I want others to be quiet and stop bothering me.


So what, what does it matter now?
Whatever happened in the past does not matter anymore.


I was swimming in the haze now I crawl on the ground
I was previously lost in confusion and chaos, but now I am struggling to get back on my feet.


And everything I never liked about you is kinda seeping into me
As time passes, I find myself becoming more like the person I used to dislike.


Try to laugh about it now but isn't it funny how everything works out
I attempt to make light of the situation now, but it's ironic how things have ended up this way.


"I guess the joke's on me," she said
Someone else mocks me by saying that I am the one who is in trouble now.


I used to be so big and strong!
I felt powerful and confident in the past.


I used to know my right from wrong!
I had a clear sense of what was right and wrong in my life.


I used to never be afraid!
I used to be fearless and unafraid of anything.


I used to be somebody!
I had a strong sense of identity and a purpose in life.


I used to have something inside!
I used to possess an inner drive and passion for life.


Now just this whole that's open wide!
All I have now is an empty hole inside me, a sense of void and unease.


I used to want it all!
I was once ambitious and driven to achieve everything I ever wanted in life.


I used to be somebody..
I used to be a person with a clear sense of direction and purpose.


I'll cross my heart I'll hope to die
I promise earnestly and solemnly.


But the needle's already in my eye
But it's too late, and I am already in a lot of trouble.


And all the world's weight is on my back
I feel an immense burden and responsibility weighing me down.


And I don't even know why
I am unsure of why I feel this sense of pressure and heavy responsibility.


What I used to think was me
The person I thought I was, my self-concept and identity.


Is just a fading memory
Is slowly disappearing and becoming a distant memory.


I looked him right in the eye and said "Goodbye"
I had a final confrontation with someone and decided to part ways.


I was up above it
I was once above my problems and struggles, looking down on them from a distance.


Now I'm down in it
Now I am fully immersed in my problems and struggles, there is no escape from them anymore.




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