"Everything Is Embarrassing" as written by Sky Ferreira, Devonte Hynes and Ariel Zvi Rechtshaid....
(I know you're trying)
Everything and nothing always haunts me
I know you're trying, I know you're trying
Waiting for your moment to fall on me
I saw you trying, I saw you trying

Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother
Telling me that basically you're not looking out for me
Everything is true to me
Never words where you would see
Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother

(I know you're trying, I know you're trying)
Hurts so bad I don't know what you want from me
You know I'm trying, you know I'm trying
And now we're hanging on by a heartbeat
You know I'm trying
I was always trying

Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother
Telling me that basically you're not looking out for me
Everything is true to me
Never words where you would see
Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother

I've been hating everything, everything that could have been
Could have been my anything
Now everything's embarrassing

Acting like it's nothing, such a bore
I saw the truth and I just can't ignore
You're trying to hold the heart that can't be stored
Say, I tried to give my best before
You wouldn't have the chance to give me more
You're only one step closer to the door

Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother
Telling me that basically you're not looking out for me
Everything is true to me
Never words where you would see
Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother

I've been hating everything, everything that could have been
Could have been my anything
Now everything's embarrassing

Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother
Telling me that basically you're not looking out for me
Everything is true to me
Never words where you would see
Maybe if you let me be your lover
Maybe if you tried then I would not bother

I've been hating everything, everything that could have been
Could have been my anything
Now everything's embarrassing


Lyrics submitted by wisetankian, edited by AllynT, minuteman, rj2249

"Everything Is Embarrassing" as written by Devonte Hynes Sky Ferreira

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  • +6
    Song MeaningIt seems as though she is frustrated from unrequited feelings. For instance when she says, "Maybe if you let me be your lover/ maybe if you tried then I would not bother" suggests that she feels as if the person in question returned how she felt then maybe she would lose the infatuation.
    The title "Everything is Embarrassing" suggests that the singer is overanalyzing how her actions in front of her love interest. No matter what she does she always makes the wrong move. "I've been hating everything, everything that could have been/ could have been my anything,/ now everything is embarrassing". She realized her efforts are futile, and regrets it. Exasperated, she suggests that the person could easily appeased her. Instead she is left with this confusing feeling of understanding that everything she does is in vain, and the overwhelming compulsion to try to win this persons attention. All in all it leaves her feeling empty, and well--embarrassed.
    wallloon April 25, 2013   Link
  • +4
    Song MeaningThese lyrics pretty much sum up what the whole song is about:

    "Acting like it's nothing, Such a bore
    I saw the truth and I just can't ignore"

    He is acting like the relationship is nothing, but she saw the "true" him. He really does care but for some reason wont commit.

    "You're trying to hold the heart that can't be stored
    Say, I tried to give my best before"

    She is basically asking why he is trying to keep his heart "stored" or his feelings protected even though its clear she is trying to bring out his feelings for her.

    "You wouldn't have the chance to give me more
    You're only one step closer to the door"

    She is telling him that he is losing his chance to have her, he is pushing himself further from her and out of her life.
    smellyfarton March 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I've been hating everything, everything that could have been
    Could have been my anything
    Now everything's embarrassing"
    Britney Sprears added this song to her playlist, and these lyrics kinda goes for her, her life.. makes my sad acctually..
    inguuuton February 18, 2013   Link

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