The wait felt like F O R E V E R. The same way it feels when our birthday is on the way, Olivia Rodrigo fans have been vibrating with anticipation counting down the hours until now -- release day for her debut album SOUR.
"Every song is so personal and close to my heart," Olivia shared on social media as the record hit shelves. "Getting to share them with people is the most special thing I’ve ever done in my life." Guess what, she wasn't kidding.
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It's all about Olivia today -- and we're jumping into the record that has been on everyone's mind ever since the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star blessed us with her very first single "drivers license" in early January. While we've already been given some advanced preparation with her follow-up singles "good for u" and "deja vu," there are another eight tracks for us now to obsess over. So, here we go... Below are our favorite lyrics from every track on SOUR. Buckle up!
I'm so insecure I think
That I'll die before I drink
And I'm so caught up in the news
Of who likes me and who hates you
And I'm so tired that I might
Quit my job, start a new life
And they'd all be so disappointed
'Cause who am I if not exploited?
At only 18-years-old, you guys, life is brutal and Olivia is well aware. Literally, the very first words she sings on SOUR touch on anxiety, disappointment, exploitation, and insecurity. That funny feeling in your chest isn't going away for another 35 minutes and 45 seconds. It's brutal out here...
You betrayed me
And I know that you'll never feel sorry
For the way I hurt, yeah
You talked to her when we were together
Loved you at your worst but that didn't matter
It took you two weeks to go off and date her
Guess you didn't cheat, but you're still a traitor
Hope there are tissues nearby. You had your concerns; you had your suspicions... OK, now remember how you could never fully express to your significant other what it felt to be emotionally cheated on? Yeah, well, Olivia got you.
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
We've been playing this song almost daily since January -- and if these words don't still make you want to throw your head under a blanket, then you've got no soul. Goodbye.
1 step forward, 3 steps back
I called you on the phone today
Just to ask you how you were
All I did was speak normally
Somehow I still struck a nerve...
'Cause it's always one step forward and three steps back
I'm the love of your life until I make you mad
The back and forth game -- it's exhausting. What do you want, boy? BONUS POINTS: Olivia samples Taylor Swift's "New Year's Day"!
So when you gonna tell her that we did that, too?
She thinks it's special, but it's all reused
That was our place, I found it first
I made the jokes you tell to her when she's with you
With a lens zoomed right into an ex's new relationship, we've all wondered after a break up if the new couple is doing the same things you were once a part of. It's natural; it's emotional... but the question still remains: Do you get deja vu, huh?
good for u
It's like we never even happened
Baby, what the f*** is up with that?
And good for you, it's like you never even met me
Remember when you swore to God I was the only
Person who ever got you? Well, screw that, and screw you
Seriously. What the f*** is up with that?
enough for you
You always say I'm never satisfied
But I don't think that's true
'Cause all I ever wanted was to be enough for you
All I ever wanted was to be enough for you...
I'd say you broke my heart
But you broke much more than that
Now I don't want your sympathy
I just want myself back
This one is a slow burner with a lot to unpack. The bottom line is, we can lose ourselves in a relationship -- especially those where one person gives more than they may receive. Let this be a warning...
Oh, I hope you're happy
But not like how you were with me
I'm selfish, I know, I can't let you go
So find someone great, but don't find no one better
You're moving on, I'm moving on... Great. Congrats to us. But don't you ever think for a second you'll find anyone better. FACTS.
All I see is what I should be
Happier, prettier, jealousy, jealousy...
I'm so sick of myself, I'd rather be, rather be
Anyone, anyone else
Veering off from infidelity and into the wider world of envy -- Olivia expresses the thoughts we can all have at times. Feelings of being beneath or of wanting what others have are natural, and devastating. But they are also fleeting... it gets better.
You used me as an alibi
I crossed my heart as you crossed the line
And I defended you to all my friends...
Oh, the things I did
Just so I could call you minе
Oh, the things we do...
hope ur ok
I hope you know how proud I am you were created
With the courage to unlearn all of their hatred
But, God, I hope that you're happier today
'Cause I love you
And I hope that you're okay
Giving us two personal stories that address people in her life that she has lost touch with, Olivia provides us all with an open letter to those we've felt connections with in the past, but circumstances have since brought us apart.