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ATTENTION

Joji

ATTENTION Lyrics

[Chorus]
Girl, would it kill you just to throw a little bit of attention?
If I hurt you, I'm afraid God's gonna teach me a lesson

[Pre-Chorus]
Now would you hate me if I said goodbye
So quick you could eat my dust?

Now would you hate me if I ran like hell
In the wind from dawn 'til dusk?


[Chorus]
When you cry, you waste your time
Over boys you never liked
Can you not be so obvious?
So keep it light
So keep it light, no

[Verse]
I thought I'd vocalize my troubles, but nobody will listen
I know I'm cryptic and I'm weird, that shit comes off as indifferent
I don't wanna die so young
Got so much to do

I don't smile for the camera
Only smile for you
Smile for you


[Pre-Chorus]
Now would you hate me if I said goodbye
So quick you could eat my dust?

Now would you hate me if I ran like hell
In the wind from dawn 'til dusk?

[Chorus]
When you cry, you waste your time
Over boys you never liked
Can you not?

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About “ATTENTION”

“ATTENTION” is the first song in Joji’s debut album BALLADS 1. In the song, Joji sings about how the girl he likes doesn’t give him the attention he deserves compared to the boys that she goes after, a common theme within the album in which he asks for commitment and chances.

  • Is Joji singing about his career shift from his past career as FilthyFrank?

    Not entirely. Some parts of the song suggest his struggle with changing career paths, but the entire song isn’t about that. As Joji says in 0:53 of his Spotify RISE Session

    It’s all very from the heart, everything instrumental is how I feel. Everything lyrically is how I feel but not exactly the stories that are happening are not really related to me. They are not autobiographical but they are how I’m feeling.

    At the end of this monologue, Joji says, “Wait, what?” This is him mocking the people that don’t understand that Joji is no longer FilthyFrank and no longer wants it to be a part of his new career and that his audience should stop thinking of past career and move on.

  • Are there any performances of this song?

    Yes, Joji showcased this song with a COLORS SHOW performance on YouTube:

  • Are there any translations of this song?

"ATTENTION" Track Info