"Supercut" as written by and Jack Antonoff Ella Yelich-o'connor....
In my head, I play a supercut of us
All the magic we gave off
All the love we had and lost
And in my head
The visions never stop
These ribbons wrap me up
But when I reach for you
There's just a supercut

In your car, the radio up
In your car, the radio up
We keep trying to talk about us
I'm someone you maybe might love
I'll be your quiet afternoon crush
Be your violent overnight rush
Make you crazy over my touch

But it's just a supercut of us
Supercut of us
Oh it's just a supercut of us
Supercut of us

So I fall
Into continents and cars
All the stages and the stars
I turn all of it
To just a supercut

'Cause in my head (in my head, I do everything right)
When you call (when you call, I'll forgive and not fight)
Because ours (are the moments I play in the dark)
We were wild and fluorescent, come home to my heart, uh

In your car, the radio up
In your car, the radio up
We keep trying to talk about us
Slow motion, I'm watching our love
I'll be your quiet afternoon crush
Be your violent overnight rush
Make you crazy over my touch

But it's just a supercut of us
Supercut of us
Oh it's just a supercut of us
Supercut of us
But it's just a supercut of us
Supercut of us
Oh it's just a supercut of us
Supercut of us

Cause in my head, in my head, I do everything right
When you call I'll forgive and not fight
All the moments I play in the dark
Wild and fluorescent, come home to my heart

'Cause in my head (in my head, I do everything right)
When you call (when you call, I'll forgive and not fight)
Because ours (are the moments I play in the dark)
We were wild and fluorescent, come home to my heart

Cause in my head (in my head, I do everything right)
When you call (when you call, I'll forgive and not fight)
Because ours (are the moments I play in the dark)
We were wild and fluorescent, come home to my heart

In my head, I do everything right
In my head, I do everything right


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"Supercut" as written by Jack Antonoff Ella Yelich-o'connor

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    General CommentThe lyrics "But when I reach for you, there's just the supercut" are the most painful lyrics in this song, perhaps even the entire Melodrama album. She wants to reach out to her ex-lover like before, but all she has now are the pixelated memories from videos and images replaying in a loop, in her mind. It's the hardest part about lost love. Even when they are gone, the thoughts of better times linger for ever. Hence the "super cut". An endless flash of images in your head, that can't be erased or diluted, but are not tangible, even though we just want to reach in there and grab them. To hold on for dear life.
    fra281139on August 15, 2017   Link
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    General CommentFirst one :D. Easily the best song off the album and makes up for some of the weaker tracks. It's basically the singer reflecting on her relationship as it is at its end.

    A supercut: a compilation of a large number of short video clips, typically showing examples of a repeated or clichéd action or phrase in films or broadcasts.

    So, in the context of the song, she is looking back on a "supercut" of their relationship, i.e. a stream of memories in her head that play out (as memories often do) as movie clips in her mind. And these clips are usually positive: "all the magic we gave off", "be your violent overnight rush", "make you crazy over my touch", etc. But in the end, it's just a short reel of memories: there's nothing sustainable there. The relationship is over. Her memories are somewhat selective and they highlight the "repeated action" of her being in love.

    She clearly distinguishes this "supercut" as being in her mind with the lines:

    Cause in my head I do everything right;
    When you call I'll forgive and not fight;
    Ours are the moments I play in the dark;
    We were wild and flourescent come home to my heart.

    So in her head she forgives him, but obviously in reality she fought with him; though this is not included in the "supercut" as the supercut depicts their good times. She is idealizing this past time with this guy. When she's alone she replays all the happy times-they were wild and young and she wants him back.

    But in the end, it's all just a Supercut, an idelaized image of what really was a failed relationship. Heartbreaking, if you think about it.



    Thesongstresson July 28, 2017   Link

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