What I Say
Trex feat. Fox Lyrics


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Oh a bed is not a bed
It's a place to place my head
And if I never fall asleep
When I wake up I'll be dead
If I wake up and I'm dead
Cuz I never fell asleep

What I was, what I am, what I will be
What I was, what I am, what I will be

Oh a town is not a town
It's a place to settle down
And it will still be such a place
When my body's not around
When my body's in the ground
Lying still in such a place

What I was, what I am, what I will be
What I was, what I am, what I will be

Oh arrears are not arrears
They're my body's souvenirs
And I will never clear the debt
Until my body disappears
When my body disappears
And the burden of my debt

What I was, what I am, what I will be




What I was, what I am, what I will be
What I was, what I am, what I will be

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Trex feat. Fox's song "What I Say" delve into existential themes and the transient nature of human existence. The opening lines, "Oh a bed is not a bed, It's a place to place my head," suggest that a bed is not simply a physical object but a symbol of rest and solace. However, the following lines introduce a sense of mortality, implying that if one never falls asleep, they will wake up dead. Here, the lyrics pose questions about the nature of life and death, suggesting that one can be alive without truly living.


The next verse explores the concept of a town, which is portrayed as a place to settle down. However, the lyrics emphasize that even when the body is no longer present, the town will still serve its purpose. This highlights the impermanence of physical existence and raises questions about the essence of a person in relation to their surroundings.


The final verse delves into the notion of arrears, which are described as the body's souvenirs. The lyrics suggest that the debt can never be cleared until the body disappears. This could symbolize the inherent burdens and responsibilities that come with life, and how they are ultimately relinquished upon death.


Overall, "What I Say" offers a contemplative exploration of the existential questions surrounding life, death, and the transient nature of human existence.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh a bed is not a bed
A bed is not just a piece of furniture, but a place where I rest my head.


It's a place to place my head
A bed serves as a comforting space for me to lay my head down.


And if I never fall asleep
Even if I am unable to doze off and sleep.


When I wake up I'll be dead
If I don't fall asleep, when I wake up it feels as if I never truly lived.


If I wake up and I'm dead
If I am alive physically but emotionally dead inside.


Cuz I never fell asleep
Because I never allowed myself to be at peace and rest.


Oh a town is not a town
A town represents more than just its physical existence, it holds the potential for settling and belonging.


It's a place to settle down
A town becomes a home where one can find stability and establish roots.


And it will still be such a place
Even when I am no longer physically present, the town will retain its essence.


When my body's not around
When I have departed from this world.


When my body's in the ground
Referring to the burial of my physical form.


Lying still in such a place
Resting peacefully in the town I once called home.


Oh arrears are not arrears
Arrears symbolize more than just financial debts but also the burdens carried by my body.


They're my body's souvenirs
The arrears represent the lasting imprints and consequences of my actions on my physical being.


And I will never clear the debt
I can never fully eliminate the repercussions of my choices and experiences.


Until my body disappears
Only when my physical form ceases to exist.


When my body disappears
When I have left this world and my physical presence vanishes.


And the burden of my debt
Referring to the weight of the consequences I carried throughout my life.


What I was, what I am, what I will be
Reflecting on my past, present, and future self.


What I was, what I am, what I will be
Continuing to contemplate my past, present, and future existence.


What I was, what I am, what I will be
Continuously questioning and pondering my previous, current, and upcoming state.




Lyrics © DistroKid
Written by: Corwin Fox

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