Bet
Tinashe Lyrics


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Sky's on, fire
Lightening
The stars come
You know I, tried to
Tell you
Attempted to warn you
And we've been praying for the rain
It's been months now
Since you came here to California
I'll be here to hold ya

Bet on it
Pay no mind to what the doubters all say
I'mma be around for ever, always
You can bet on it

Sky's on, fire
Lightening
The stars come
And you know I
Tried to, tell ya
Attempted to warn you
And we've been praying, anticipating
Been a long time coming for the road that we had to follow
I'll be here tomorrow

Bet on it
Pay no mind to what the doubters all say
I'mma be around for ever, always
You can bet on it

Fire
Yeah whisper in the wind
Slippin' on the back of your neck
Something 'bout to happen here
And you're gonna wanna witness it for sure
When you're sick of all the best
Comparisons will only set to be besides your call



Nothing more, nothing less
Ain't no stopping what is written by the cosmic call

Overall Meaning

In Tinashe's song Bet, the repeated phrase "Sky's on, fire, lightning, the stars come," serves as a symbol for the chaos and unpredictability of the world around us. The lyrics describe Tinashe attempting to warn someone of impending danger, an allegory for how we try to navigate and control the uncertainty of our lives. By repeating this phrase throughout the song, Tinashe emphasizes the importance of being prepared for whatever comes our way, and having faith that we can weather any storm.


The chorus, "Bet on it, pay no mind to what the doubters all say, I'mma be around forever, always, you can bet on it," is a declaration of Tinashe's resilience in the face of adversity. She urges her listeners to trust in themselves and their own abilities, and not to be swayed by the negative opinions of others. The phrase "Bet on it" is not simply a suggestion, but rather a command; a call to action to take charge of one's life and future.


Line by Line Meaning

Sky's on, fire
The sky is ablaze with color


Lightening
Flashes of lightning light up the sky


The stars come
The stars appear in the night sky


You know I, tried to
I made an effort to


Tell you
Inform you


Attempted to warn you
Tried to give you a heads up about something


And we've been praying for the rain
We've been hoping for a change, but it's been a while


It's been months now
A considerable amount of time has passed since something significant happened


Since you came here to California
Since you arrived in California


I'll be here to hold ya
I'll be here to support you


Bet on it
Trust and believe in it


Pay no mind to what the doubters all say
Don't let negative opinions affect you


I'mma be around for ever, always
I'll always be present


Fire
Intense excitement or passion


Yeah whisper in the wind
There's something significant about to happen


Slippin' on the back of your neck
A feeling of anticipation or excitement


Something 'bout to happen here
Something important is about to take place


And you're gonna wanna witness it for sure
You won't want to miss it


When you're sick of all the best
When everything else has failed


Comparisons will only set to be besides your call
Comparing things won't help you make a decision


Nothing more, nothing less
The situation is what it is


Ain't no stopping what is written by the cosmic call
You can't change fate or destiny




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Tinashe Kachingwe, Dacoury Natche, Michael Tucker

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Karolina Pe

Sky's on, fire
Lightening
The stars come
You know I, tried to
Tell you
Attempted to warn you
And we've been praying for the rain
It's been months now
Since you came here to California
I'll be here to hold ya

Bet on it
Pay no mind to what the doubters all say
I'mma be around for ever, always
You can bet on it

Sky's on, fire
Lightening
The stars come
And you know I
Tried to, tell ya
Attempted to warn you
And we've been praying, anticipating
Been a long time coming for the road that we had to follow
I'll be here tomorrow

Bet on it
Pay no mind to what the doubters all say
I'mma be around for ever, always
You can bet on it

Fire
Yeah whisper in the wind
Slippin' on the back of your neck
Something 'bout to happen here
And you're gonna wanna witness it for sure
When you're sick of all the best
Comparisons will only set to be besides your call
Nothing more, nothing less
Ain't no stopping what is written by the cosmic call

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Let me set the stage for ya
'Cause you know I like it when I dance for ya
Been anticipatin' when you make it over
Furniture rearranged, I need some space open
Ooh, you lose your mind every time
Life's crazy ain't it
We should party on it
Lifestyle's finally changing, (damn)
Feels like something's going
All live entertainment
Champagne's finally pourin'
And baby, baby, I swear
Close your eyes I'm taking you there

These flashing lights
I let you love me, cause I can tell that you want me
Just you and I
Body to body we gettin' out of this party
Flashing lights
I let you love me, cause I can tell that you want me
Just you and I

Feels like Vegas don't it
Feels like Vegas don't it
Feels like Vegas don't it
Feels like Vegas don't it
Feels like Vegas don't it
Feels like Vegas don't it
(In the sky, that's crazy ain't it)



Dj Miss Kroft

Sky's on fire
Lightning, the storm's come
You know I, tried to tell you
Attempted to warn you
And we've been praying for the rain
It's been months now
Since you came here to California
I'll be here to hold ya

[Hook]
Bet on it
Bet on it
Pay no mind to what the doubters all say
I'mma be around for ever, always
You can bet on it

[Verse 2]
Sky's on, fire
Lightning, the storm's come
You know I, tried to tell you
Attempted to warn you
And we've been praying, anticipating
Been a long time coming for the road that we had to follow
I'll be here tomorrow

[Hook]
Bet on it
Bet on it
Pay no mind to what the doubters all say
I'mma be around for ever, always
You can bet on it

[Verse 3]
Fire
Yeah whisper in the wind
Slippin' on the back of your neck
Something 'bout to happen here
And you're gonna wanna witness it for sure
When you're sick of all the rest
Comparisons will only set to be besides your call
Nothing more, nothing less
Ain't no stopping what is written by the cosmic call

[Guitar Solo: Dev Hynes]



All comments from YouTube:

Nas Holston

This is the song I always show people when they say they either don't like Tinashe's music or they don't know it. This shit is a classic and was so underappreciated

Guðjón Ó. Eiríksson

Yes. One of my favorite songs.

Krystin Diamond

Or have them listen to Angels by her. That’s another amazing one! That whole 333 album really. This and that I’ll play on repeat a million times.

Тимофей Анохин

My favourite song by her, but not the best entry point to her discography. I usually show Save Room For Us or 2 On

Mel

Facts

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Jojopub

Even though her music is popping now, I miss the aquarius era. The vibes and the feeling were something else <3

Demetrius Wilburn

Same here

Logicbomb11

She so damn gorgeous

Ffourty-eight

Jojopub right

Simone Chèrie

Jojopub the whole album was epic VERY few albums you can just let play straight through nowadays

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