"Cooler Than Me" as written by Eric Richard Holljes and Mike Posner....
If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me

You got your high brow, shoes on your feet
And you wear 'em around like it ain't shit
But you don't know the way that you look
When your steps make that much noise

Shh, I got you all figured out
You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen
Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are
Who do you think that you are

If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me

You got your high brow, switchin' your walk
And you don't even look when you pass by
But you don't know the way that you look
When your steps make that much noise

Shh, I got you all figured out
You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen
Behind your make up nobody knows who you even are
Who do you think that you are

'Cause it's your scene, (it's your scene)
I got no doubt
We all see
You got your head in the clouds

If I could write you a song to make you fall in love
I would already have you up under my arm
I used up all my tricks, I hope that you like this
But, you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me
You got designer shades just to hide your face
And you wear 'em around like you're cooler than me
And you never say hey, or remember my name
And it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me


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"Cooler Than Me" as written by Mike Posner Eric Holljes

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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThis is missing some lines I think!

    After "You need everyone's eyes just to feel seen, girl" I don't think he says the "you're so vain" (at least not the version I have?) and instead he says:

    "Behind your make-up nobody knows who you even are
    Who do you think that you are?"
    60_miles_an_houron September 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionOk, I'm sorry. I'm about to say something. It's strictly my opinion.

    If someone has to write a song about their own insecurity, that's pretty sad. That is personally my opinion.
    invaderzim7695on December 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absolutely terrible. It's like the textbook description of Nice Guy (TM), set to music!

    Let's just get this out of the way: if this girl is really such a snobby, stuck up bitch who is unmoved by his actions (which are, of course, completely innocent and have no ulterior motives!), then why does he want to be with her so badly? If she doesn't say hello to him, and doesn't know his name, it isn't her rejecting him for being less cool than she is, it's because he's practically a STRANGER to her.

    So what does he do? Writes a song insulting her, accusing her of being vain, superficial, and not worthy of his time. The scorned admirer, his thoughtful displays of affection rejected and dismissed, the poor dear.

    Seriously, read and consider these lyrics: they're misogynistic in the worst kind of way.
    Nataliexoon July 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song. {:

    i'm so vain that i probably think that that song its about me. ;x
    hahaha *-))
    insomnicahon March 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlovelovelove mike posner.
    allxagainforxyouuon May 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFking Amazing Song<$$
    HelloMsApodacaon June 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am so in love with this song, I heard it on the radio, and can't stop listening.
    He seems to be talking about someone who's dissed him, because she thinks she's better than him, but he's calling her out as completely fake. It's almost a little bitter, but mostly mocking. Fantastic!
    rainbowcrayonon June 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is poorly written.

    "behind your makeup"
    "designer shades just to hide your face"
    "but you probably wont"

    those few lines seem very elementary.

    If you are wondering about the song meaning, it is thinly veiled. It is essentially about a woman who thinks she is too good for him.

    But the over-use of "cooler than me" really gets on my nerves.

    If you ask me this song is very catchy. But I think the song was written in five minutes. And even though the lyrics have a meaning to them, the song is very simple - not in a good way. In a way that seems like it was written by a fifteen year old boy on his way to school on a school bus.

    out of five stars I give this song two
    **
    TheSongCriticon June 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMysogenistic much?? Definitely a man who has to tear a woman down just for not being interested in him. The one at the bar who won't take no for an answer. Asks if you're gay or what's wrong with you that you don't want to bed down right there with him. And it turns into strings of insults from there. Just another catchy sick song.. o_O
    loraineon August 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he's a genius for making such a simple yet catchy song. You've gotta hand it to him. He's all over the radio ;)
    karolschematicson August 06, 2010   Link

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