"Beetles" as written by Theresa Becker-wayman, Emily Camille Kokal, Jennifer Lee Lindberg and Shannon M. Sossamon....
I am not prepared, I just gotta gotta get there,
Where am I, why can't I just get it together?
Fuck it, where's my shit?

Oh my God I'm mad at it
Oh my God I'm mad at it
Oh my God I'm mad at it

I wanna throw it out the window
I wanna throw it out the window
I wanna throw it out the window
I wanna throw it out the window

And here I go, hanging on
Nothing new, nothing new,
Nothing nah, nothing oh no

Let's get naked and rip down the wall that makes me crazy
Tell me how
Someone hold my hand and give me lessons 'cos I wanna

Melt the knot inside of it
I wanna melt the knot inside of it
I wanna melt the knot inside of it
I wanna melt the knot

I'll never stay, love is the only way out
I, oh-ohh
And oh, when I see you
I'm lucky, waiting for silence to come
And take me down
To see, what you are waiting for
Do I need the sound
So slow
Hurt, first, me, please
I know that you want to, I know that you want to
Please tell me
Where you're hiding
Hurt, me, ohhh
(waiting for, waiting for)
To save this love, break through fire

I am not prepared, I just gotta gotta get there,
Where am I, why can't I just get it together?
Fuck it, where's my shit?

Oh my God I'm mad at it
Oh my God I'm mad at it

I wanna throw it out the window
Let's get naked and rip down the wall that makes me crazy
Tell me how
Someone hold my hand and give me lessons 'cos I wanna

Melt the knot inside of it
I wanna melt the knot inside of it
I wanna melt the knot inside of it
I wanna melt the knot inside of it

Someone hold my hand and give me lessons 'cos I wanna


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"Beetles" as written by Jennifer Lee Lindberg Emily Camille Kokal

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  • +2
    General CommentWow, nobody's commented on this yet. It's such a beautiful song. I saw this band open for The xx the other night and fell in love. I think the lyrics pretty much speak for themselves though.
    avitalthealienon September 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, great band. Can't wait for the album.
    mogssaion October 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationfor me, this song is about a failure to establish and/or sustain meaningful love relationships. she wants to do better, but doesn't know how.
    scarliton November 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was thinking sex too, the first time I heard this song I thought she was singing "I wanna milk the cock inside of me".
    charadeyouareon October 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy correction after watching lots of videos of them performing this live:

    Aeeeh
    I'm not prepared, I just gotta gotta get there
    Where am I, why can't I just get it together?
    Fuck it, where's my shit?
    Oh my God I'm mad at it
    Oh my God I'm mad at it

    Oh my God I'm mad at it
    I wanna throw it out the window
    I wanna throw it out the window
    I wanna throw it out the window
    I wanna throw it out the door

    And here I go and blame it on
    That thing and that thing
    And the other thing and that thing
    Oh no

    Let's get naked and rip down the wall that makes me crazy,
    tell me how
    Someone hold my hand and give me lessons 'cos I wanna
    Melt the knot inside of it
    I wanna melt the knot inside of it
    I wanna melt the knot inside of it
    I wanna melt the knot

    I'll never stay, love is the only way up
    I... oh-ohh
    I know when I see you
    I'm lucky, wait here for silence to come and
    take me down
    To see, what do I wait here for?
    What do I need to decide?
    So slow
    Heart heart beat beat
    I know that you want to, I know that you want to
    just tell them
    where your heart is
    Heart beat love
    I wait for tonight
    save this life
    braving through fire

    ...I am not prepared, I just gotta gotta get there,
    where am I, why can't I just get it together?
    Fuck it, where's my shit?
    Oh my God I'm mad at it
    Oh my God I'm mad at it
    I wanna throw it out the window
    Let's get naked and rip down the wall that makes me crazy
    tell me how
    Someone hold my hand and give me lessons 'cos I wanna
    Melt the knot inside of it
    I wanna melt the knot inside of it
    I wanna melt the knot inside of it
    I wanna melt the knot inside of it
    Someone hold my hand and give me lessons 'cos I wanna...
    Mesikazejanismon March 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhhh! Love this song. :)
    Lihlaaon October 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis is from an interview I read about it.. "Emily: Yeah we do too, Theresa actually wrote it. She was just really frustrated. She was moving and she had her little baby and everything was very chaotic and she was driving everywhere in a hot car. It was just to express her frustration. The first time she sang it, I just remember that Jenn and I laughed so hard, that we couldn’t stop." (from: rollogrady.com/rollo-grady-interview-emily-kokal-of-warpaint/ )
    Talikaon December 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about like being frustrated about all sorts of stuff, especially raising a baby. theresa was raising a baby so I think that's where the "throw it out the window" line comes from because babies cry alot and can be annoying and "oh my god im mad at it" is about that too. And the first line i think shes saying shes not prepared to be a mother. I think the bridge was pry written by emily because she sings it and is more her style.
    DannyG505on February 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Warpaint song, it's immediate and stream-of-consciousness, and the way Theresa Wayman sings it is so raw. I have kids and I so have been where she was in this song.
    paralleluniverseon March 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hope she didn't want to throw her baby out the window. i think it's about being in an overwhelming situation....single mom, new baby, a complicated and broken relationship....reconfiguring your entire life and not knowing where or how to start. trying to be strong when it's easier to be mad or sad, half wanting to give up on everything but refusing let yourself do it.
    vespa007on April 19, 2012   Link

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