Juice WRLD is one of the most impactful artists of the 21st century, using his lyrics to express raw emotions and turmoil while helping millions of fans worldwide in the process. His latest posthumous album, Fighting Demons, came out in 2021 and recently got a digital deluxe edition with extra tracks that give a peek into Juice’s mindset and inner feelings. In honor of the project and his legacy, we thought we’d break down some of our favorite lyrics from the project! Check it out right here and keep reading to dive in with us.
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“The truth hurts, let it bleed out, if they hurt you, let ’em leave…”
As hard as it may be to cut someone out of your life, it’s better to let go of the toxic energy they brought you, even if it hurts to admit how much they wronged you. This lyric from ‘Burn’ is a straightforward reminder that you should keep your circle as tight as you need it to be to keep yourself safe and positive.
“I’m only here by popular demand, I’m stayin’ alive for the fans…”
This line from ‘Already Dead’ is a bittersweet testament to how much Juice WRLD loved his fans, and it hits us even harder after his passing. One of his main goals with his music was to help others feel less alone in what they’re going through, and a big part of his legacy is how much his messages resonated with listeners like us.
“Tears on the Saint Laurent, feel like punchin’ a wall but I don’t wanna break the watch…”
‘Rockstar In His Prime’ touches on the ups and downs of fame, and this lyric is an interesting exploration of how fame and riches don’t change the way you feel inside. It feels like Juice is trying to convince himself that things aren’t so bad in his life, but he recognizes his struggles that coexist with his success.
“Karma’s a ugly broad, yeah, she’ll leave her scars…”
On ‘Doom,’ Juice WRLD calls out people who just hang out with him for his money and insists that their fake intentions will catch up with them one day. If you only have your own interests at heart, you’ll definitely pay for it! We love that he wasn’t afraid to stand up for himself and his peace.
“She helped me move my things from the Heartbreak Hotel…”
Several songs on Fighting Demons touch on Juice’s romance with his fiancé, and this line from ‘Feel Alone’ is one of our favorite references. Lots of artists have used the “Heartbreak Hotel” metaphor for pain, but this lyric flips it in such a beautiful way that shows how love changed his life.
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