High School / Jamaican Boa
Tiga Lyrics


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High-school
Dance, cool
Boy laugh
At you!

Too shy
That's why
Backstage
The rage

New book
Same page
My best
I tried

Meanwhile
I smile
And they
They say
"Don't look
Our way"
And I run for miles





And I run for miles
And miles and miles

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Tiga's song High School/Jamaican Boa delve into the insecurity and loneliness that can come with being a teenager. The singer paints a picture of feeling like an outsider at a high school dance, being laughed at by other boys and feeling too shy to truly engage with anyone. The lyrics then speak of the frustration and resentment of feeling like you're on the "same page" as everyone else, but not being able to fit in, portrayed through the metaphor of being stuck "backstage" while others enjoy the spotlight.


The chorus offers a more positive spin, as the singer talks about smiling in the face of rejection and challenging those who would try to bring them down. However, the final lines return to the theme of feeling trapped and alone, as the singer runs away from the situation, trying to escape from the miles of emotional pain that they are dealing with.


Overall, Tiga's lyrics offer a poignant examination of the pain and struggle that can come with adolescence, and the desire to fit in and find acceptance even as the world seems to be against you.


Line by Line Meaning

High-school
The setting of the story is high-school


Dance, cool
The people are dancing and being cool


Boy laugh
A boy is laughing


At you!
The boy is laughing at the artist


Too shy
The artist is too shy


That's why
The reason for the singer's shyness is explained


Backstage
The singer is backstage


The rage
The artist is filled with anger


New book
The artist is trying something new


Same page
The artist is trying to fit in


My best
The singer is doing their best


I tried
The artist tried to fit in


Meanwhile
At the same time as the previous events


I smile
The singer is smiling


And they
Other people in the setting


They say
They speak to the artist


"Don't look
They advise the artist not to look at them


Our way"
They want the singer to stay away


And I run for miles
The singer runs away


And miles and miles
The artist runs for a long time




Writer(s): Tiga James Sontag, Jori Hulkkonen

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@andreitoyot

Душу по городу под эту песню !

@glennphillips843

Best song from the album

@francosamericanmusings1560

This entire album got me through high school

@nastassiathompson5387

3 years since someone left a comment on this but I love this song

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