23 lyrics from Olivia Rodrigo’s new album that every Lancs student can relate to

When Olivia wrote ‘lately I’m a nervous wreck’, we all felt that

If you’re anything like the rest of the world right now, you’ve been listening to Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album SOUR on repeat all weekend. Since the release of “drivers license” in January, Olivia has continued to release bop after bop, each one more relatable than the last.

We can definitely see “good 4 u” blasting in the clubs when they reopen, and “traitor” is the perfect song to cry to after a cheap bottle of wine from Spar. Here are the most relatable lyrics off the album for Lancaster students.

‘I’m so caught up in the news’ – brutal

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt in the last year, it’s that we have to keep refreshing our Twitter feeds and news apps to discover what Covid restrictions have been changed each day. We long for the day when we can experience everything student life has to offer without these limitations.

‘I might quit my job, start a new life, and they’d all be so disappointed’ – brutal

Are you even a uni student if you don’t fantasise about dropping out at least once a week? You can almost see yourself working at a bar on some tropical beach somewhere until you remember just how let down your parents would feel after how far you’ve come in your degree.

‘Who am I, if not exploited?’ – brutal

Something just doesn’t sit right with me about paying £9,250 for online lectures and seminars, but let’s not pull at that thread.

‘All I did was try my best, this the kind of thanks I get’ – brutal

You pulled an all-nighter on your assignment, which you somehow thought would turn into one of your best pieces of work. When you get your work back, all you’ve got to show for all this hard work is a disheartening grade and some inconsiderate annotations from your lecturer.

‘God, it’s brutal out here’ – brutal

You’re in Sugar, and turn around for one minute to grab another drink and find the person you were planning to pull has moved on. It’s enough to make you want to get the first bus out of there.

‘I only have two real friends’ – brutal

Anyone can agree to do several shots in a row with you on a Tuesday night, but who is going to leave the club early with you when it all goes wrong and take you to Sultans on the way home? They’re your true friends for life.

‘All the questions you used to avoid’ – traitor

If you don’t sit in silence in an online seminar you’re attending from the comfort of your covers, when asked questions on lectures you haven’t watched, you’re doing it wrong.

‘God, I wish that you had thought this through’ – traitor

When the tables turn, and one of your friends has had way too much to drink and is stumbling up the steps to the toilets at GLOW, you flashback to when they downed five shots at once, and sigh to yourself. You should’ve seen this coming.

‘All my friends are tired’ – drivers license

It’s week 26 in the summer term, we’re all tired.

‘All I did was speak normally, somehow I still struck a nerve’ – 1 step forward, 3 steps back

We all have that one flatmate who takes everything a bit too much to heart. Just want to make my pesto pasta in peace.

‘No, I don’t understand’ – 1 step forward, 3 steps back

When the seminar tutor enters your breakout room where all cameras are off and no one has spoken in 15 minutes and has the nerve to ask if you have finished the worksheet.

‘Well, good for you, you look happy and healthy, not me’ – good 4 u

I don’t understand those students who arrive to every lecture five minutes early, no matter the time, looking lively and well-prepared. They truly are a different breed.

‘I guess you moved on really easily’ – good 4 u

You thought you were having a moment with one of the ducks by Fylde, just for them to waddle over to the next student with curly fries from Sultans. These ducks aren’t loyal.

‘I’ve spent the night cryin’ on the floor in my bathroom, but you’re so unaffected I really don’t get it’ – good 4 u

The perfect way to christen your bathroom is having your first breakdown over the complicated assignment due in four hours which none of your flatmates can help you with. Just take refuge in thinking about how many people have done the same thing before you.

‘Maybe I’m too emotional’ – good 4 u

Post-crying in the bathroom, you wonder if maybe you’re overreacting just a little. After all, university is a social construct darling.

‘Watching reruns of Glee’ – deja vu

Is there any better way to spend a Sunday than rewatching your favourite show on Netflix whilst simultaneously avoiding your uni deadlines? I don’t think so.

‘I knew how you took your coffee’ – enough for you

The best flatmates are the ones who bring you a cuppa when they know you’ve been having a hard time.

‘No, nothing’s enough for you’ – enough for you

Isn’t it enough for your parents that you got through sixth form? What’s this obsession with continuing education? Next they’ll be saying you have to get a job and move out.

‘Do you tell her she’s the most beautiful girl you’ve ever seen?’ –  happier

Some of the kindest people you’ll meet are drunk girls in the bathroom of a club on a Friday night. You’ll give each other endless rounds of compliments in the toilets and hype each other up from across the dance floor.

‘You go out every night’ – jealousy, jealousy

This is how you thought uni would be, but after freshers you realise absolutely no one has the stamina or student loan for that.

‘Oh, look what we became’ – favourite crime

Every once in a while you like to look back on the pictures you took with your flatmates in the first week, when you were fresh-faced and unsuspecting of all the troubles that would come your way, and laugh about how different you are now.

‘Somehow, we fell out of touch’ – hope ur ok

Shout out to all the people off your course you connected with from the WhatsApp group chats you joined in the summer, only to never hear from them again.

‘We don’t talk much, but I just gotta say I miss you, and I hope that you’re okay” – hope ur ok

Living at uni makes it that much harder to keep in touch with all your friends from back home, but you know when the holidays come around you’ll bring them up to date on all your drama and it’ll be like you never left.

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