Call me a little late to the game, but have you ever had that moment where you listened to a song and heard the lyrics for the first time, and finally understood them?
Love is a funny thing, and Before You Exit, Great Good Fine Ok’s passionate summer single “Find Yourself” is a moody synth pop ballad that is warm, sweet, soulful, and tries to make sense of love.
The song opens up with the Brooklyn-based duo confessing:
tell me what’s on your mind, I can’t get you off mine
are we over or meant to be
don’t need to know right now
timing will work it out
can’t let you make those mistakes with me
The mysterious energies that attract us toward one another is an interesting thing. We can’t explain them, we can’t rationalize them, we can’t even predict them. The fear and uncertainty of not knowing what love is plays into relationships — and that uncertainty can draw people closer or further away, even though feelings remain.
Sometimes you just need time.
But the passionate plea is clear: don’t let someone find you until you find yourself.
How are you feeling this song?