Addicted to You - Avicii ft. Audra Mae



The Experience: You started out looking for love. But you ended up hooked on something very different. Empy, unsatisfied, and despairing...

Music Video: The lyric video - since taken down - cycles through image after image of ads and publicity, all of it girls, much of it risqué, some of it very objectifying. What's very powerful - and disturbing - about it is that the girl in Audra Mae's lyrics is just falling into the mold that society has invented for her. For all those ads, love is just putting yourself out there and falling hard, over and over, until you can't do anything else.

The music video doesn't have much to do with the lyrics, but it does match the frenetic but tragic feel of the music itself. In the end, you're left wondering if Audra Mae and Avicii are bemoaning the tragic ending, the lesbian relationship itself, or just the bank robbing.

Meaning of Addicted to You: The EDM beat is very Avicii: made to dance. But the subtle undertones in the music itself are raw and despairing. There's no rest, no happiness... and that goes perfectly with the lyrics. Audra Mae doesn't sing about love - she sings about addiction. And that cool and cleansing wave only produces pain. Addiction produces slavery, not love.

Ask Yourself: Have you ever reached your own limits, but still wanted to go further?


LYRICS:

I don't know just how it happened,
I let down my guard...
Swore I'd never fall in love again but I fell hard.
Guess I should have seen it coming,
caught me by surprise...
I wasn't looking where I was going,
I fell into your eyes.

You came into my crazy world like a cool and cleansing wave.
Before I knew what hit me baby you were flowing though my veins...

I'm addicted to you, 
Hooked on your love, 
Like a powerful drug
I can't get enough of, 
Lost in your eyes, 
Drowning in blue 
Outta control, 
What can I do?
I'm addicted to you!

When night blows in through the window, 
Dances round the room... 
Got me hypnotized, 
I'm getting high on the perfume.
I couldn't live without you now, 
Oh, I know I'd go insane, 
I wouldn't last one night alone baby,
I couldn't stand the pain!

I'm addicted to you! 
Hooked on your love, 
Like a powerful drug
I can't get enough of, 
Lost in your eyes, 
Drowning in blue 
Outta control, 
What can I do? 
I'm addicted to you!

...I'm addicted to you!
...I'm addicted to you!

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