Or you know, one of the best opening tracks of all time. As much as we love every lyric to this song “I know my place, I know my place, and this is it.” May just be our favorite!
The overall theme of this track is the emotions of trying to be the “ideal” American woman. We love how Olivia asserts her confidence in this track, so this lyric stood out to us for obvious reasons!
“I should’ve known it was strange, you only come out at night.” Are we ready to discuss this one? This is one of our all-time favorite lyrics because it just connects so much!
This could be referring to her partner only seeing her at night, which we hear about in ‘Bad Idea Right?‘ As well as enabling the comparison between her partner and a vampire.
See why we love it so much?
‘Making The Bed’
Are there any other self-sabotagers here? We could do a separate lyrical analysis for this track but we won’t do that here.
“And I’m playing the victim so well in my head. But it’s me who’s been making the bed.” Followed by “Pulling the sheets over my head, yeah.”
Olivia took the expression “You made your bed, now lie in it.” Several steps further by saying she’s pulling the sheets over her head. She is hiding from her mistakes and not taking accountability.
Sound familiar? *cough* ‘Bad Idea Right?’ *cough*
“Cause if rain don’t pour and sun don’t shine. Changing you is possible.” I know Olivia is saying love isn’t ‘Logical.’ But our love for this lyric definitely is!
In this track, Olivia talks about manipulation and how it’s been so effective on her. Of course, the sun does shine but the person manipulating her is making her truly question it.
If such a basic concept was wrong, maybe she could change this person.
One thing about Olivia? She knows how to write a closing song.
“But I fear that they already got the best parts of me and I’m sorry that I couldn’t always be your teenage dream.”
If you listen closely you can actually hear our hearts shatter every time we hear that line. In this track, Olivia reflects on the feeling of the transition from girlhood to womanhood and the general anxieties of growing up.
We could spill our GUTS over every song on the album but we’ll leave it here. What’s your favorite lyric on GUTS? Tweet us @TheHoneyPop and let us know! If it makes you ‘Happier’ you can also find us on Facebook and Instagram!