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"Overdose" is a song by Alessia Cara featured on her debut album Know-It-All.

Background

This song is about how love keeps you around, even when you're desperate to leave, making it like a drug; people become addicted to the feeling of it. The song originated when Sebastian Kole played a recording of the first verse to Cara. Cara fell in love with it, and they finished the song that day.

Lyrics

Oh and I overdose
Boy I want off of this roller coaster
You take me high just to bring me down
Oh, and you bring me down (down)

I'm trying not to take too much
I'm in over my head
Over love, oh I over trust
Give me the chance to pick up the pieces you left me in
Why did I let you in?
Overzealous, I'm over this
Oh I'm over us
Over and over
I let you under my skin and it's over
I promised never again you'd come over
Something takes over me
I can't control this hallucinogen

Oh and I overdose
Boy I want off of this roller coaster
You take me high just to bring me down
Oh, and you bring me down

Oh and I overdose
Boy I want off of this roller coaster
You take me high just to bring me down
Oh, and you bring me down

We fight, we laugh
Detox, rehab
Letting go of what we had
Ohh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Over trying
Over lies
Over crying
Over-traumatized
Over-worked and moreover I'm done
Over and over
I'm falling under your spell, call me over
I'm runnin' back to this hell are we over?
And didn't you say we were through?
Why can't I get over you?

Oh and I overdose
Boy I want off of this roller coaster
You take me high just to bring me down
Oh, and you bring me down

Oh and I overdose
Boy I want off of this roller coaster
You take me high just to bring me down
Oh, and you bring me down

Boy I come crashing (crashing)
Down from the high and wondering (wondering)
Wondering why this ain't over
Let it just be over
Sobering thoughts taking over my mind

Oh and I overdose
Boy I want off of this roller coaster
You take me high just to bring me down
Oh, and you bring me down
Oh and I overdose
Boy I want off of this roller coaster
You take me high just to bring me down
Oh, and you bring me down


Trivia

  • This was the first song to come from an already shaped idea.
  • This was the first vulnerable song made for Know-It-All.
  • Alessia played this song live once before the album's release, on 6/20/15 at "Knitting Factory" in Brooklyn, NY.

Audio

Alessia Cara - Overdose (Audio)

Alessia Cara - Overdose (Audio)

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