Riptide
Riptide

Vance Joy - Riptide Lyrics

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Mar 22, 2013
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Riptide Lyrics

I was scared of dentists and the dark
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Oh, all my friends are turning green
You're the magician's assistant in their dreams

Ah-ooh
Ah-oh, and they come unstuck

Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
You're gonna sing the words wrong

Here's this movie that I think you'll like
This guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City
This cowboy's running from himself
And she's been living on the highest shelf

Ah-ooh
Ah-oh, and they come unstuck

Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
You're gonna sing the words wrong

I just wanna, I just wanna know
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
I just gotta, I just gotta know
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way
I swear she's destined for the screen
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen, oh

Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
You're gonna sing the words wrong

Oh, lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
You're gonna sing the words wrong

Oh, lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you're singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
You're gonna sing the words wrong and
I got a lump in my throat 'cause you're gonna sing the words wrong

Writer(s): James Gabriel Keogh
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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What is the Meaning of Riptide?

Now what exactly is this? The shy guy's insomniac dream? Seriously, you've got a scared kiddo, that experiences powerful love for this girl, feeling like a superhero although the melody of the song is soft!

I was a bit late to come up with this song but once I made it, it instantly stunned me. Great match of music - voice - lyrics. While listening to it I get the image of a perfect romance before my eyes and a huge anticipation in my heart for it. Excellent!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is the artist behind the song 'Riptide' and what is his real name?

    The artist behind the song 'Riptide' is Vance Joy, an Australian singer-songwriter. His real name is James Keogh.

  2. What inspired Vance Joy to write 'Riptide'?

    'Riptide' was inspired by an encounter with a girl who described herself as a magician's assistant. The melody of the song came to Joy while he was returning from a local store.

  3. How did the song 'Riptide' perform on music charts?

    'Riptide' performed exceptionally well on music charts. It peaked at #7 on the ARIA singles Chart and was the best selling song of 2013 in Australia by an Australian. In May 2015, it became the longest-charting song in ARIA Chart history, having remained in the top 100 for 107 weeks and counting.

  4. What does 'Riptide' refer to in the context of this song?

    In this context, 'Riptide' not only refers to a strong sea current but also to a motel where Vance Joy used to stay during his younger days.

  5. When was 'Riptide' first released and in which album does it feature?

    'Riptide' was first released as a track on Vance Joy's debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing (2013), and it also features on his debut studio album Dream Your Life Away (2014).

  6. Who directed the music video for 'Riptide'?

    The music video for 'Riptide' was directed by Dimitri Basil and co-directed by Laura Gorun. The video artistically depicts the song word for word.

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