The most life ruining lyrics on every song on GUTS, Olivia Rodrigo’s new album
‘I pour my little heart out but as I’m hitting “send”, I picture all the faces of my disappointed friends’
Not many sophomore albums have the hype that GUTS by Olivia Rodrigo have riding on it, save a rare few. Like contemporaries Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish before her, Olivia Rodrigo finds herself releasing on the back of the mega success of her debut album SOUR, and with GUTS she’s on track to devastate us the same way she did with her instant classic debut. With one album, Olivia Rodrigo solidified her pen as one that knows how to break the teenage audience who obsess over her as much as the older music dads appreciating her acclaim. With that, here are the most devastating lyrics from every song on GUTS – the brand new album by Olivia Rodrigo.
1. all-american bitch
“And I am built like your mother and a total machine / I feel for your every little issue, I know just what you mean”
She’s an empath basically. We’ve all been there though – feeling like we’ve got to fix our partner and carry the weight of their issues with us.
2. bad idea right?
“Yes I know that he’s my ex but can’t two people reconnect? / I only see him as a friend: The biggest lie I ever said”
Um, yeah. This one makes me feel a bit feral. It makes me want to text him. It makes me want to ruin my autumn.
“I used to think I was smart but you made me look so naive / The way you sold me for parts as you sunk your teeth into me”
In a song full of exclusively life ruining lyrics, it’s the above where Olivia Rodrigo uses her voice to its full potential that hits hardest – one of GUTS’ most earth shattering moments. And one of music’s most in 2023, actually.
“And I despise my jealous eyes and how hard they fell for you / Yeah, I despise my rotten mind and how much it worships you”
Is this a lesbian anthem? Who knows. Worst song on the album for the hell puff pastry line but the above still packs a punch.
5. ballad of a homeschooled girl
“Sеarchin’ “how to start a conversation?” on a website (How to flirt?)”
Very me googling “Am I gay?” when I was 14.
6. making the bed
“Another day pretendin’ I’m older than I am / Another perfect moment that doesn’t feel like mine”
Growing up too fast, or at least feeling you had to, is a big theme in the lyrics of GUTS by Olivia Rodrigo and no matter how many times she treads the water of that theme it never loses its punch.
“Argument you held over my head / Brought up the girls you could have instead”
Sheesh. I don’t want to hear a word about the girls any of my men could have had instead, thanks!
8. get him back!
“Yeah, I pour my little heart out, but as I’m hitting “send” / I picture all the faces of my disappointed friends”
Like a lovely little foreshadowing of how my very drunk Saturday night is going to look.
9. love is embarrassing
“I told my friends you were the one after I’d known you like a month / And then you kissed some girl from high school and I stayed in bed for like a week”
Me to my group chat after exchanging three messages with a lad on Hinge.
10. the grudge
“Ooh, ooh-ooh, your flower’s filled with vitriol / You built me up to watch me fall”
If you’re going to get the word vitriol in the bridge of your song just rest assured that the song will ruin my life.
11. pretty isn’t pretty
“And none of it matters, and none of it ends / You just feel like shit over and over again”
This one’s got the subtlety of a brick – not the best written song on GUTS but Jesus, this lyric is gloomy.
12. teenage dream
“When am I gonna stop being great for my age and just start being good?”
Oh I felt THAT.
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