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Lungs (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Grace VanderWaal, Ido Zmishlany
Times Performed: 1

Notes

Grace played a 10 second clip of Lungs on Instagram on September 1, 2017 (instruments only, no Lyrics)

“When I wrote Lungs, it wasn’t a very deep moment, which is kind of funny, because I feel like that it’s kind of a deep song. I was just in the studio – what song was I making? It must have been like Gossip Girl or something like that, and we had this candle lit, and I was just looking at the candle, and that’s why the first words are “dancing flames in its class castle, an underground wax-world”. I just started singing about this candle, and then it just kind of turned into, what it turned into “(Grace on an Instagram live explaining the origins of the song in answer to a fan’s question online, May 14, 2020)



Performances

2021.04.16 At home First-ever live version

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Behind the songGrace explains where she got the inspiration fo "Lungs"

Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2017-11-03Just the BeginingLP13
2017-11-10Just the Begining (Japanese version)LP15

Lyrics

Dancing flames into this glass castle
And underground wax world
Rushing water at the park
Takes you to a different world

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old
The air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to stay young
But little do we know that trying to stay young
Is what is making us grow old

That’s what
That’s what is making us grow old

A patter of rain pattering on my window
Makes me smile and feel refreshed
But then, walking down the street
In the middle of the night
Singing these lyrics to me
Kind of starts messing with my head

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old
Air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just trying to stay young
But little do we know that trying to stay young
Is what is making us grow

Listen to the breath of my voice
And just close your eyes, and go oh-oh-oh
Let’s just live life as we are
‘Cause we only have limited ti-i-ime

And the air was filling my lungs
Autumn was filling your lungs
We’re just dying to be young
But little do we know that trying to be young
Is what is making us grow old

I just wanna let go
Oooh, oooh

Transcription provided by the VanderVault (www.VanderVault.org)
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

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