Rex Orange County - A Song About Being Sad
Always felt like I needed to please her, or impress her
Though only in the hope that one day I would undress her
Don't be offended
You think I'm 'bout to tell you that "I love you"
But I really, really, really fuckin' don't
See the months of obsession
And crying for hours
I even started sittin' down in the shower, girl
I'll take my time on my own
And I'll be fine, now I'm alone
Constantly told stories with a stretch of the truth
Trying hard to make memories to remember from youth
Desperately wanting you to be interested too
It's not clear what I need yet
But it's clear it's not you
Here's what I'd say to any young man that's still interested in you
Do you prioritize the things in your life?
The things that you hope to do?
'Cause if not, then
Mate, you'd better trust me when I tell you that
It's not worth forgettin' about yourself
Because of one fucking girl
She may seem perfect, and gorgeous, and lovely
You'll think she likes you
I mean I thought she loved me, no
Neither of us will get down from the shelf
The only one she loves is herself
This song, as the title would suggest, is a sad song. Throughout the entirety of the song, rex recounts past love and the torment it put him through. As it progresses, it becomes evident that this was an unrequited love that rex tried to receive back, but never did. He tells the song in a unique way, alternating between speaking to the audience, giving advice to her future suitors, and to his lost love.