MESSY
Tommy Richman Lyrics


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What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?

Started out we were just friends
Then you had to mess it all up with the sex
I see where this is going oh no play pretend
It doesn't always work out in the end (on another note)

Shoutout to my stripper bitches payin' taxes
You the realest in the game, you got the access
Talking all the time with your friends 'til the end
Saying, "How can I just hate myself?"
Back to my point
For many years, you'd look at me the same
We've been playin' with our hearts
Then, oh man something changed
Lately, you're coming back in my head again (oh, no)
But I won't take the bait because
It's part of my P's and Q's
Part of my principal, part of my energy
You say that I'm easy to you
Why you grabbin' the bottle and takin' the Hennessy? (The Hennessy)
But I won't take the bait because
You know, I'm on my own time
My own time
My own time
My own time

Started out we were just friends
Then you had to mess it all up with the sex
I see where this is going, oh, no, play pretend
It doesn't always work out in the end (oh, my God)
Started off we were just friends (oh, my God)
Then you had to mess it all up with the sex
I see where this is going oh no play pretend
It doesn't always work out in the end

What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
I wanna live in the moment
I wanna live in the moment
I don't wanna tell you bout my side
(I know you wanna talk so nicely)
(Talk so nicely) I wanna live in the moment
(Talk so nicely, talk so nicely) I wanna live in the moment




(Talk so nicely, talk so nicely) I don't wanna tell you 'bout my side
(Talk so nicely, talk so nicely)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "MESSY" by Tommy Richman delve into themes of confusion, self-reflection, relationship dynamics, and the struggle to live in the present moment. The repetition of the lines "What am I doin' in here?" carries a sense of questioning and introspection, as the singer grapples with their actions and decisions. This repetition emphasizes a feeling of being lost or uncertain about their current circumstances.


The song narrates a story of a friendship that evolved into something more complex and complicated when sex was introduced into the equation. The singer reflects on the consequences of this shift and acknowledges that things may not always work out as intended. They express a sense of disillusionment and resignation about the situation, recognizing the potential for things to end in disappointment.


There is a reference to admiration and respect for individuals in the sex work industry, particularly strippers who are portrayed as resilient and empowered. The lyrics highlight the idea of authenticity and realness in a world where people may wear masks or pretend to be something they are not. The singer acknowledges the value of genuine connections and the importance of staying true to oneself.


The refrain "I wanna live in the moment" indicates a desire to focus on the present and not get caught up in past regrets or future uncertainties. The singer struggles with the idea of opening up and sharing their true feelings, possibly due to fear of vulnerability or rejection. The repeated phrases "I don't wanna tell you 'bout my side" and "I know you wanna talk so nicely" suggest a reluctance to engage in deep conversations or disclose personal vulnerabilities. Overall, the song "MESSY" captures a complex emotional landscape of inner turmoil, conflicting desires, and the quest for authenticity and connection in a world filled with confusion and uncertainty.


Line by Line Meaning

Started out we were just friends
At first, our relationship was platonic


Then you had to mess it all up with the sex
But then you had to complicate things by introducing a physical aspect


I see where this is going oh no play pretend
I can see the direction this is heading, but we're still pretending it's not happening


It doesn't always work out in the end (on another note)
Despite our efforts, relationships don't always have a happy ending


Shoutout to my stripper bitches payin' taxes
Acknowledging and respecting the hardworking strippers who are responsible taxpayers


You the realest in the game, you got the access
You are authentic and have the knowledge and connections in this industry


Talking all the time with your friends 'til the end
Having conversations with your friends, without holding back, until the very end


Saying, 'How can I just hate myself?'
Questioning self-worth and self-love


Lately, you're coming back in my head again (oh, no)
Lately, thoughts of you keep resurfacing in my mind


But I won't take the bait because
I won't let myself be lured into a trap because


It's part of my P's and Q's
It's part of my manners and behavior


Part of my principal, part of my energy
Integral to my moral values, part of my essence


You say that I'm easy to you
You believe I'm gullible and susceptible to your advances


Why you grabbin' the bottle and takin' the Hennessy?
Why are you turning to alcohol, specifically Hennessy, as a coping mechanism?


But I won't take the bait because
I won't allow myself to be manipulated because


You know, I'm on my own time
I prioritize my own schedule and needs


I wanna live in the moment
I desire to be fully present in the present


I don't wanna tell you about my side
I prefer not to disclose my perspective or experiences to you




Lyrics © Distrokid
Written by: Tommy Richman

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@manuelrosales9736

What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
Started out we were just friends
Then you had to mess it all up with the sex
I see where this is going oh no play pretend
It doesn't always work out in the end
Shoutout to my stripper bitches payin' taxes
You the realest in the game you got the access
Talking all the time with your friends til the end
Saying "How can I just hate myself?"
Back to my point
For many years, you'd look at me the same
We've been playin' with our hearts
Then oh man something changed
Lately you're coming back in my head again (Oh no)
But I won't take the bait because
It's part of my Ps and Qs
Part of my principal part of my energy
You say that I'm easy to you
Why you grabbin the bottle and taking the Hennessy?
The Hennessy
But I won't take the bait because
You know, I'm on my own time
My own time
My own time
My own time
Started out we were just friends
Then you had to mess it all up with the sex
I see where this is going oh no play pretend
It doesn't always work out in the end
(Oh my god)
Started off we were just friends (oh my god)
Then you had to mess it all up with the sex
I see where this is going oh no play pretend
It doesn't always work out in the end
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
What am I doin'
What am I doin'
What am I doin' in here?
I wanna live in the moment
I wanna live in the moment
I don't wanna tell you bout my side
(I know you wanna talk so nicely)
(Talk so nicely)
I wanna live in the moment
I wanna live in the moment
I don't wanna tell you bout my side
(Talk so nicely)



All comments from YouTube:

@alexbernier1666

came here immediately after million dollar baby and, whew 🔥🔥 gas

@amadiaw2060

Me tooo😭😂😂😂😂

@EcHO_CorRuption

MDB is his best song and it’s not even close, his discography is pretty ass overall. I can appreciate that he eventually got to MDB but this shit ain’t it fam
Stop meat riding

@XK1NGG4M3RX

@@EcHO_CorRuption weirdo

@DB77777

Same buddy got ⛽️

@303Cards

this dude cemented

@sethwolfaardt

this whole EP is just straight GAASSSSSS

@mid-citylive1208

This is one of favorites from TR.

@lazzarodaudtdacosta

this is straight fire

@P4RE6890

S/O to you Tommy i was vibing through the phone . Everyone waited and was unpatient to see brent. Bro when you performed that song i was lit while bottle feeding my baby haha . Mad vibey banger <3

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