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Olivia Rodrigo - vampire Lyrics

"Vampire" by Olivia Rodrigo is a metaphorical critique of a manipulative and emotionally damaging relationship. The vampire is her former partner, who symbolizes exploitation and emotional parasitism, only coming out at night and feasting on her… Read more

Jun 30, 2023
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Hate to give the satisfaction asking how you're doing now
How's the castle built off people you pretend to care about?
Just what you wanted
Look at you, cool guy, you got it
I see the parties and the diamonds sometimes when I close my eyes
Six months of torture you sold as some forbidden paradise
I loved you truly
You gotta laugh at the stupidity

'Cause I've made some real big mistakes
But you make the worst one look fine
I should've known it was strange
You only come out at night
I used to think I was smart
But you made me look so naïve
The way you sold me for parts
As you sunk your teeth into me, oh
Bloodsucker, famefucker
Bleeding me dry like a goddamn vampire

And every girl I ever talked to told me you were bad, bad news
You called them crazy, God, I hate the way I called them crazy too
You're so convincing
How do you lie without flinching?
(How do you lie? How do you lie? How do you lie?)
Oh, what a mesmerizing, paralyzing, fucked up little thrill
Can't figure out just how you do it and God knows I never will
Went for me and not her
'Cause girls your age know better

I've made some real big mistakes
But you make the worst one look fine
I should've known it was strange
You only come out at night
I used to think I was smart
But you made me look so naïve
The way you sold me for parts
As you sunk your teeth into me, oh
Bloodsucker, famefucker
Bleeding me dry like a goddamn vampire

You said it was true love, but wouldn't that be hard?
You can't love anyone, 'cause that would mean you had a heart
I tried to help you out, now I know that I can't
'Cause how you think's the kind of thing I'll never understand

I've made some real big mistakes
But you make the worst one look fine
I should've known it was strange
You only come out at night
I used to think I was smart
But you made me look so naïve
The way you sold me for parts
As you sunk your teeth into me, oh
Bloodsucker, famefucker
Bleeding me dry like a goddamn vampire

Writer(s): Olivia Rodrigo, Daniel Nigro
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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What is the Meaning of vampire?

"Vampire" by Olivia Rodrigo is a metaphorical critique of a manipulative and emotionally damaging relationship. The vampire is her former partner, who symbolizes exploitation and emotional parasitism, only coming out at night and feasting on her vulnerabilities. She reflects on being naïve and too trusting, despite warnings from others about his toxic character. The lyrics suggest that this person was not just damaging to her but also fake, using relationships for personal gain (possibly fame) rather than genuinely caring about others. Although Rodrigo admits to making mistakes, she recognizes his actions are far worse. Overall, the song serves as a candid confession of falling for someone dishonest and the painful process of recognizing, processing, and moving past such a harsh reality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who wrote and produced 'vampire' by Olivia Rodrigo?

    'Vampire' was co-written by Olivia Rodrigo and Dan Nigro. The song was also produced by Dan Nigro.

  2. When was 'vampire' released and from which album?

    'Vampire' was released on June 30, 2023, as the lead single from Olivia Rodrigo's second studio album, Guts.

  3. What awards and nominations did 'vampire' receive?

    'Vampire' received nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards. Its music video won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing during the 2023 ceremony.

  4. What is unique about the music of 'vampire'?

    'Vampire' starts as a piano ballad but eventually transforms into a pop-rock epic full of jittery percussion and dramatic vocal runs. It features piano, electric guitars, synthesizers, programmed drums, viola, violin and bass.

  5. How did 'vampire' perform on music charts worldwide?

    'Vampire' topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It also reached top 10 in Austria, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia,Luxembourg,Malaysia,the Netherlands,Norway,the Philippines,Singapore,and Vietnam.

  6. What is depicted in the cover art for 'vampire'?

    The black-and-white cover art depicts Rodrigo with a dark lip and purple criss-cross Band-Aids on her neck. Some critics thought these Band-Aids indicated where someone would be bitten by a vampire. The artwork references the poster of the 1968 horror film Dracula Has Risen from the Grave.

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