The Chainsmokers: Sick Boy Meaning
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Sick Boy Lyrics
Where we choose pride over character
And we can pick sides but this is us, this is us, this is
I live on the West side of America
Where there's been lies and
And we can pick sides, but this is us, this is...
anonymous Feb 13th, 2:46am report
(I'm not a native english speaker so sorry if my english isn't perfect) I think it's about how people demonize other people only for having a different political view even if they don't know them personally, and they are narcissist because they think that they have the absolute truth and are not able to even listen to the other side because it disrupts their belief system or ideology... And suppress other people through social media to dictate what's morally accepted or not. I believe the chaisnmokers were raised in a very conservative environment (the east) so they have some of those conservative values that liberals hate (the west coast), so they struggled with that to be able to have succeed in the music industry. That's why I think he saids he lives in a "prision" because he has a very competitive mentality and had to suppress his inner conservative (his true identity) in order to enter the music industry which is extremely liberal dominated. He kinda lost himself and I'm glad they letting that side of them come out with this song.
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anonymous Feb 7th, 2:36pm report
We live in a wold revolving around social media. This song is a political song telling people that it’s time to wake up. There was a slave trade/ human trafficking going on in Libya, but people were more concerned with whether or not Kylie Jenner was pregnant. People care more about their status, and how much fame they have on the internet. Now people can make a living by sitting in front of a camera and dropping $500.00 every time they go to the mall, which is ridiculous, but I digress.
anonymous Feb 6th, 2:58pm report
I feel like this involves politics while it does bring up some social media. People from both parties have so much pride thinking that they are right. We all need to learn we have to deal with stuff for example our current President Trump. Liberals hate him and are super angry. But republicans weren't making a huge deal with a Democratic president. We had to deal with it because we had no choice. I think its about how we have so much pride in what we are saying and putting out there and thinking we are always right about everything. This easily fits for me as politics and social media meaning.
anonymous Feb 6th, 2:39am report
It's definitely about social media. It could be about something he posted, and someone calling him a sick boy (or someone giving a negative comment) after he posted something. It seems like he's talking about how he had the courage to post it and it's easy to criticize someone when he took the risk to post it.
I think it's saying that both East and West coast post lies to prove their point and deep down they know it's wrong or at least not fully true (a point that will not change anyone's mind).
It's also describing the state of our society now that social media is so prominent.. how people care so much now about getting attention though social media.
IMO it's bad for our society. It used to be great before it came. We could be ourselves and not worry about keeping up face so that we didn't get tagged in a weird post, etc.
It used to be where you could make a mistake and it wouldn't be known by everyone in your high school, etc. Anyway, it's different now. I feel bad for today's generation because of it.
anonymous Feb 5th, 2:45pm report
I think it's about people needing to stop being so self centered and look around at what's happening to the world around them.
anonymous Feb 5th, 2:17pm report
I think it means that people need to stop worrying about themselves and actually start considering problems with America that affect everyone in the country. We need to stop being selfish and one-sided and start being open to change and be caring for one another
anonymous Feb 4th, 2:41pm report
Society today in America is not as it should be. We need to spend less time on social media likes are not worth our lives
anonymous Feb 1st, 2:25am report
Its a song for a society where judging a narcissist people unfairly. Where in fact this kind of a personalities help this world to become a great place to live in. There's only two of this kind either its successful or not in their lives. Successful ones are the maybe your boss or head of yours in your companies. They have godly gift to elevate the current system but struggling to companionship to others that why most people call them jerk.
anonymous Jan 27th, 1:28pm report
Shows that America is a "sick boy" or messed up and confused and that we are blind and one-sided. It shows that society in today's world and that we need to open up and progress.
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