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Clairo - Softly

[Verse 1]
Is it alright to feel this way so early?
And in my blood, all the sweet nothings fallin' in love overnight

[Pre-Chorus]
Didn't mean to get so close
And I know that I should probably go
But I got this feeling
Tell me, girl, I gotta know

[Chorus]
Touch you softly, I call you up late at night
Know that it isn't right, but you could be my one and only
You get me in the mood, know what I'm tryna do
Do you think that we can move closer, baby?
I want you, yeah, yeah

[Verse 2]
All my life, been wanting this forever (Mmm)
And in my mind, think of ways to ask you
"Why don't you come over sometime?"

[Pre-Chorus]
Didn't mean to get so close
And I know that I should probably go
But I got this feeling
Tell me, girl, I gotta know

After coming out in March 2018, Clairo began releasing more songs that openly used female pronouns. Leading into the more overt track “Sofia,” “Softly” sees Clairo confessing her love for another girl, a feeling she battled with as a teenager. "I’m also talking about girls in that song – when you see a girl that’s just so beautiful and you’re falling in love overnight and you just have all of these pure-hearted emotions. When you first start to like someone, it’s exciting and it’s fun, and to me, when I hear that song, I picture someone frolicking down the middle of a New York City street being so in love, kind of like that scene in ‘(500) Days Of Summer’ where he’s just dancing and there’s a flash-mob and he’s just so happy about this girl. That’s kind of the feeling that I have, but it’s more me looking at this girl across the room and she doesn’t know anything. She doesn’t know how I feel, but I’m stoked on her." – Clairo, Coup De Main Magazine

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