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10 Matty Healy Lyrics Every 1975 Fan Knows by Heart

on May 23, 2020, 12:37pm
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“Heart Out”


Lyric: “You got something to say/ Why don’t you speak it out loud/ Instead of living in your head?”

Running around with your high school friends, watching hours of television, potentially (but probably) getting high, “Heart Out” is an anthem of small-town tomfoolery. But although reckless to the point of fearing no consequences, Healy and his love interest are too scared to tell each other how they feel. At the bridge of the song, the synth, guitar, and drums fade, so it’s only the harmonized pleads of Healy (and a united live-show crowd) delivering this line. After he gets that off his chest, a saxophone solo ensues to celebrate the freeing moment of honesty. –Samantha Small


“Love Me”

Lyric: “You’ve got a beautiful face but got nothing to say.”

For a lot of people who brushed off The 1975’s first album as cliched and overdone, “Love Me”, the first single of their second album’s era, was a lot of fans’ intro to the band. Fully embracing the distaste some listeners had for the first album, the band returned with a song that takes on what the media believes the band to be and turns it on itself. Some of the ideas it takes on are obnoxious, and sometimes the things Healy criticizes are systems he’s part of himself; but that’s the point. Healy knows fans are in on the joke, and he doesn’t care if his critics can’t read between the lines enough to understand what’s really going on. –Jennifer Irving


“Antichrist”

Lyric: “Well, criminals and liars, keep him in your cell as a privilege of mine/ Well, I love the house that we live in, I love you all too much.”

Healy is an outspoken atheist, but that doesn’t stop him from routinely trying to believe in … something. “Antichrist” sounds like the rise and fall of a wave. At first, he’s treading in an uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory, but it’s enticing — refreshing. Healy almost reaches a point of enlightenment when the music cuts out, but then his hope suddenly falls with a hard drumbeat and accompanying synth as he recognizes he cannot put faith in something he cannot see. This line comes out of the point of frustration, delivered with a chilling scream. Healy wants something to put faith in, so he chooses to believe in love. Love for the house that he lives in and the people around him.

So, although Healy has said he will never play the song live because it’s too painful, logistically hard to execute, and doesn’t “really sound like The 1975,” the powerful message behind the track makes the song an easy fan favorite. –Samantha Small


“The Sound”

Lyric: “You’re so conceited, I/ Said, ‘I love you’/ What does it matter if I lied to you?”

“The Sound” is one of the (many) 1975 songs that can take on multiple meanings. Is it about the ups and downs of a worn-out relationship or taking on more critical reviews of their debut album? With lines like “Oh and you say/ I’m such a cliche” and a video featuring direct quotes of unimpressed critics, it may seem more like the latter, but that notion of doubt is what makes it so interesting. After this particular line, “unconvincing emo lyrics” flashes across the screen, almost begging the viewer to draw the connection. Follow that up with “soulless robo beats” over the campy synth drums, and the message is quite clear: The 1975 refuse to stop doing what they like, no matter the reception. As one of the band’s most popular songs, “The Sound” exemplifies The 1975’s ability to craft snappy dance hits with more complex and sharp-witted nuance. –Jennifer Irving


“Love It If We Made It”

Lyric: “’Thank you Kanye, very cool.’”

Over ‘80s disco riffs, “Love It If We Made It” compiles a laundry list of grievances. From systematic racism and climate destruction to drug abuse and refugee injustice, The 1975 are holding up a mirror to all evils of our world to show us our injuries are disgustingly and hypocritically human. This specific line comes from the heavily memed tweet by Donald Trump after Kanye West professed his love to the president declaring they both have “dragon energy.” Healy was confused by West’s complete 180 from spearheading social projects in Chicago to supporting the right-winged president that he felt inclined to emphasize how easily the “good” can turn sour. Our society is in shambles, Healy notes, but I think we can make it out alive. Truly, he’d love it if we made it. –Samantha Small

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