"Liability" as written by and Jack Antonoff Yelich O'connor....
(One, two)

Baby really hurt me
Crying in the taxi
He don't wanna know me
Says he made the big mistake of dancing in my storm
Says it was poison
So I guess I'll go home
Into the arms of the girl that I love
The only love I haven't screwed up
She's so hard to please
But she's a forest fire
I do my best to meet her demands
Play at romance, we slow dance
In the living room, but all that a stranger would see
Is one girl swaying alone
Stroking her cheek

They say, "You're a little much for me
You're a liability
You're a little much for me"
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I'm a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I'm a little much for
E-a-na-na-na, everyone

The truth is I am a toy that people enjoy
'Til all of the tricks don't work anymore
And then they are bored of me
I know that it's exciting
Running through the night, but
Every perfect summer's
Eating me alive until you're gone
Better on my own

They say, "You're a little much for me
You're a liability
You're a little much for me"
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I'm a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I'm a little much for
E-a-na-na-na, everyone

They're gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun
You're all gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun


Lyrics submitted by shewillbecarol

"Liability" as written by Jack Antonoff Ella Yelich O'connor

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  • +1
    Song MeaningShe's talking about a guy, who was attracted to her, they had fun. She opened up, showed vulnerability, wanted commitment, had a little bit of baggage so he bolted and it ended. Simple. She writes great lyrics...so insightful for a young person.
    fra281139on May 20, 2017   Link
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    General CommentLorde is talking about herself and her past relationships and what people have said to her presumably before ending a relationship with her: she's too much to handle, she's too wild, and this comes as no surprise when her newest love interest cuts ties with her, she's heard it all before. This guy is breaking up with her for the same reason everyone does and she just has to learn how to love herself, which is the girl she sings about in the first verse; even if no one else loves her, she'll always have herself.
    GoddessofLoveon September 06, 2017   Link

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