SELFISH
Tommy Richman Lyrics


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One, two, three
(Ah-ah)
(Ah-ah, mm)

′Cause I got the shooters (mm)
Don't gotta lose her (mm)
It′s all mine, just all mine (yeah)
Feeling so selfish lately (mm)
'Cause I can't help it, baby (Mm)
It′s all mine, ′cause I'm so lonely

This is where I draw the line
I′m in my bed for many times
Get up out of this place
The world is a damn rat race and I'm just running behind
′Cause I'm just running behind (no, no, no)
Get up out of this place (no, no, no)
The world is a damn rat race and I′m just running behind (no, no, no)
'Cause I'm just running behind

Come on, just take it from me now
You can take it anywhere, you can take it anywhere
Please, don′t take advice from me now
So, tell me all the things you know, evaporate
Evaporate (I′m so lonely)
Evaporate (I'm so lonely)
Evaporate (I′m so lonely)
Evaporate (I'm so lonely)

′Cause I need a friend
'Cause I need some friends
I know you got a friend

Are you even listening to anything that I was saying?
Saying to you
That I′m saying to you
That I'm saying to you
That I'm saying to you (ah-ah)

Bring me around, bring me around for a time
′Round for a time to love, to love, to love, to love
Not holding back anymore
Not holding back (bring me around)
Not holding back anymore
Not holding back (around)

Please don′t waste no time, no time
Not holding back anymore
Not holding back anymore (bring me around)
Not holding back anymore
Not holding back (around)
I got tunes for your head, baby
Lemme bring it just one more time

'Cause I got shooters (mm)
Don′t gotta lose her (mm)
It's all mine, just all mine (oh, oh)
Feeling so selfish lately (mm)
′Cause I can't help it, baby (mm)
It′s all mine, 'cause I'm so lonely (oh)
C′mon, let′s eradicate this mess ('cause I′m so lonely)




You know that I'm better than the rest (′cause I'm so lonely)
It′s all mine, 'cause I'm so lonely

Overall Meaning

In Tommy Richman's song "SELFISH," the lyrics delve into themes of self-indulgence, isolation, and the relentless pursuit of personal satisfaction. The opening lines showcase a sense of possessiveness and a desire to control one's surroundings, with references to having "shooters" and not wanting to lose what is rightfully theirs. There is an air of selfishness that permeates these lines, as the singer admits to feeling this way and acknowledges their own loneliness as a driving force behind their actions.


The next section of the song delves deeper into the singer's internal struggle, as they express a sense of being stuck in a cycle of routine and feeling like they are constantly playing catch-up in a competitive world. The repetition of the phrase "running behind" emphasizes a feeling of inadequacy and the need to break free from this pattern. The singer longs to escape this rat race and find a way to move forward from their current situation.


As the song progresses, the singer shifts to a plea for connection and friendship, highlighting a desire for companionship and understanding. The repetition of the phrase "′Cause I need a friend" underscores the singer's yearning for emotional support and human connection amidst their feelings of selfishness and loneliness. There is a sense of vulnerability in these lines, as the singer acknowledges their own limitations and reaches out for reassurance.


In the final section of the song, there is a call for change and a yearning for a fresh start. The singer expresses a desire to break free from their selfish tendencies and eradicate the mess that has consumed them. The repetition of the phrase "Not holding back anymore" signifies a readiness to move forward and embrace new possibilities. Ultimately, "SELFISH" by Tommy Richman explores the complexities of human emotion, the struggle for connection, and the internal battle between self-preservation and the need for genuine relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

′Cause I got the shooters (mm)
I have people to protect me and do my bidding


Don't gotta lose her (mm)
I don't have to let go of anyone important to me


It′s all mine, just all mine (yeah)
Everything I have is solely mine


Feeling so selfish lately (mm)
I've been focused on my own needs and desires


'Cause I can't help it, baby (Mm)
I can't stop being self-centered


It's all mine, ′cause I'm so lonely
I hold on to everything because I feel alone




Writer(s): Tommy Richman

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