Joy

by Bastille

Duration:
3:12
Released:
May 02, 2019
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Lyrics for Joy by Bastille:

Verse 1
Thought I'd never be waking on the kitchen floor
But here I lie, not the first time
Now my morning has broken, and it brings the fear
My mind's falling, fall in

Pre-Chorus
Then I feel my pulse quickening
But regrets can't change anything
Yeah, I feel my pulse quickening
When your name lights up the screen

Chorus
Oh joy, when you call me
I was giving up, oh, I was giving in
Joy, set my mind free
I was giving up, oh, I was giving in

Post-Chorus
How d'you always know when I'm down?
How d'you always know when I'm down?

Verse 2
Take a walk through the wreckage, clearing out my head
I hear your eyes roll right down the phone
I'm your walking disaster, keep on dragging me
From self-pity, poor me

Pre-Chorus
Then I feel my pulse quickening
But I wouldn't change a thing

Chorus
Oh joy, when you call me
I was giving up, oh, I was giving in
Joy, set my mind free
I was giving up, oh, I was giving in

Post-Chorus
How d'you always know when I'm down?
How d'you always know when I'm down?

Bridge
As the night dissolves into this final frame
You're a sweet relief, you saved me from my brain
From my brain, from my brain, from my brain
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Chorus
Oh joy, when you call me
I was giving up, oh, I was giving in
Joy, set my mind free
I was giving up, oh, I was giving in

Post-Chorus
How d'you always know when I'm down?
How d'you always know when I'm down?

Outro
I feel joy when you call me
I feel joy when you call me (I-I-I feel joy)
I feel joy when you call me
I feel joy when you call me
How d'you always know when I'm down?
How d'you always know when I'm down?

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Song Facts

Set at 8:34 AM, the song is representative of a morning when you wake up on the kitchen floor, following the events of the night out portrayed in the rest of the songs on the album. As such, it opens in wooziness and builds to a more appropriately joyous chorus. When tasked with describing it in one word, however, Kyle Simmons chose, “anxiety” as the regrets of the evening and responsibilities of the day simultaneously flood in.

In addition to the original visualizer music video, which included a juxtaposition of scenic and busy imagery, Bastille released a second that depicted a series of vices, crimes, and misfortunes characteristic of the “doom days” motif of the album.

The song reached #12 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Song Chart on June 29th, 2019.

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