"Closer (feat. Halsey)" as written by and Andrew Taggart Frederic Kennett....
Hey, I was doing just fine before I met you
I drink too much and that's an issue but I'm okay
Hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them
But I hope I never see them again

I know it breaks your heart
Moved to the city in a broke down car
And four years, no calls
Now you're looking pretty in a hotel bar
And I can't stop
No, I can't stop

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
That I know you can't afford
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of the mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older
We ain't ever getting older

You look as good as the day I met you
I forget just why I left you, I was insane
Stay and play that Blink-182 song
That we beat to death in Tucson, okay

I know it breaks your heart
Moved to the city in a broke down car
And four years, no call
Now I'm looking pretty in a hotel bar
And I can't stop
No, I can't stop

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
That I know you can't afford
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of the mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older
We ain't ever getting older

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
That I know you can't afford
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of the mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
We ain't ever getting older
We ain't ever getting older (we ain't ever getting older)
We ain't ever getting older (we ain't ever getting older)
We ain't ever getting older (we ain't ever getting older)
We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older
No we ain't ever getting older


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"Closer" as written by Andrew Taggart Frederic Kennett

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    Song MeaningThis song is about hooking up with your ex. It was written to be feel-good rather than full of regrets like most hook-up-with-your-ex songs are.

    About the opening line Andrew Taggart says, "I drink a lot. Most of my relationship issues come from drunk times."

    They used the setting of the "hotel bar" as a sort of nostalgic memory for that scenario to happen. It paints a vivid image of a girl at the bar and the rush of emotions that cones along with that.

    The line "we ain't ever getting older" is meant to show the message of how nothing has changed between them. Andrew Taggart, a Syracuse grad, says that the girl in this song represents all of his exes from his university.

    The Blink-182 song they are referring to is "I Miss You," which Halsey did an impromptu cover of at one of her shows. The buys also covered it in their sets when they were just starting out.

    Halsey has a rose tattooed on her shoulder which they refer to biting in the chorus.

    The idea for the duet came about in order to give the song more of a story line with some depth and characters with dialogue, because originally Andrew was just going to sing her verse.
    annehrton September 08, 2016   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThey meet in hotel bar because this is where the girl hangs out for work with her friends. She was a spoiled daddys girl in Boulder with life coming easy for her, but now she`s faced lives tough reality. The song writer bittersweetly dedicates this songs to "all the girls in boulder".

    This easy life girls ends up working girl, and thus the boy doesnt want to see her friends again. These girls hang out and find their prey in the hotel bar drunk. You dont look pretty in hotel bar for nothing. The girl is either nostalgic of meeting him or in desperate need for money and thus starts sweet talking him about old songs etc.

    In her line of work they end up at the back of the car owned by her employer the pimp. She doesnt have money for that type of car, and he notices it or even teases her about it.

    So they are both broken hearted to find her in that situation, and he specially down from her leaving him still. He may have hidden sadistic pleasure of her having stepped so low as she was the one who broke up. She being the rich girl with easy life, and then ending up like this.
    porkkanaon March 13, 2017   Link
  • +1
    QuestionWhy did the make this song?
    chasity110on May 05, 2017   Link

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