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"1-800-273-8255" is a song by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. It was released as the third single from his third studio album, Everybody, on April 28, 2017.

Background

Logic talked about the song's background and meaning in an interview with Genius. He stated that the song was inspired by fans that tell him things like "you've saved my life", even if that wasn't his intention. Logic realized the power he has as an artist and decided to create a song where the sole intention is to spread awareness about suicide and attempt to save lives.

The song's first chorus and verse are from the point of view of somebody who is suicidal and is calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. They say that they want to kill themselves and they believe that they don't matter to anybody. The next part of the song is told by the operator on the other end of the line. They tell the person that they want them to live and all the reasons why they should. The final part of the song is the caller realizing that their life does matter and deciding to go on regardless of whatever hardships they may have to face.

Chart Performance

The song performed very well on charts, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.



Music Video

The music video was released on August 17, 2017 and was directed by Andy Hines. It depicts a young man who is struggling to be accepted for his sexuality. The teen becomes friends with a boy from school, and their relationship quickly grows into a romantic one. The boy and his partner are later discovered laying next to each other in bed by his partner's father. After fighting against his inner demons for a bit longer, he puts a gun to his head, ready to pull the trigger. However, he decides to call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline instead of taking his life.

Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft

Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid

Lyrics

(Logic)
I've been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I'm out of my mind
It feel like my life ain't mine
(Who can relate? Woo!)
I've been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I'm out of my mind
It feel like my life ain't mine

I don't wanna be alive
I don't wanna be alive
I just wanna die today
I just wanna die
I don't wanna be alive
I don't wanna be alive
I just wanna die
And let me tell you why

All this other shit I'm talkin' 'bout they think they know it
I've been praying for somebody to save me, no one's heroic
And my life don't even matter, I know it, I know it
I know I'm hurting deep down but can't show it
I never had a place to call my own
I never had a home, ain't nobody callin' my phone
Where you been? Where you at? What's on your mind?
They say every life precious but nobody care about mine

I've been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I'm out of my mind
It feel like my life ain't mine
(Who can relate? Woo!)
I've been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I'm out of my mind
It feel like my life ain't mine

I want you to be alive
I want you to be alive
You don't gotta die today
You don't gotta die
I want you to be alive
I want you to be alive
You don't gotta die
Now lemme tell you why

(Alessia)
It's the very first breath
When your head's been drowning underwater
And it's the lightness in the air
When you're there
Chest to chest with a lover
It's holding on, though the road's long
And seeing light in the darkest things
And when you stare at your reflection
Finally knowing who it is
I know that you'll thank God you did

(Logic)
I know where you been, where you are, where you goin'
I know you're the reason I believe in life
What's the day without a little night?
I'm just tryna shed a little light
It can be hard
It can be so hard
But you gotta live right now
You got everything to give right now

I've been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I'm out of my mind
It feel like my life ain't mine
(Who can relate? Woo!)
I've been on the low
I been taking my time
I feel like I'm out of my mind
It feel like my life ain't mine

I finally wanna be alive
I finally wanna be alive
I don't wanna die today
I don't wanna die
I finally wanna be alive
I finally wanna be alive
I don't wanna die
I don't wanna die

(Khalid)
Pain don't hurt the same, I know
The lane I travel feels alone
But I'm moving 'til my legs give out
And I see my tears melt in the snow
But I don't wanna cry
I don't wanna cry anymore
I wanna feel alive
I don't even wanna die anymore
Oh I don't wanna
I don't wanna
I don't even wanna die anymore


Audio

Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft

Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid (Official Audio)


Trivia

  • The song's title is the number of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. After the song's release, the number's calls reportedly went up by 27%.
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