Ready - Alessia Cara

The Experience: You're not ready for me... I dominate.
The Vibe: Lighthearted frustration.
The Topic: Relationships.
The Value: Maturity.
The Tension: I won't be waiting for you to come around (I'm not betting on you to grow up fast enough) vs. I'll be around (But I still dream you'd be mature enough to be the one.

Music video: Still waiting. The lyric video showcases a boy walking farther and farther away as she lets him go. On his way, he drops the flowers he picker for her, and starts running away.

The Meaning of Read: She likes him. A lot - why do I care so much about you? But he's not mature enough for a relationship - it's safe to say that you will always change. Does she wait for him? No. She doesn't think he'll make the cut and she's not willing to lower the bar. Although if he did...

Ask yourself: How high do you set the bar for your relationships?

Album: This Is Summer - 2019

LYRICS:


I think it's safe to say that you will always change
New colors day-to-day, my friend, you are a hurricane
The look on your face, all the things you say
Send me to outer-space, my friend, you test my patience
Don't you just push me out, now
You got me into this mess, who's gonna get me out?
Why are you pulling me down, if you got things to figure out?

Are you not ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me?
Oh, you're not ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me?
Go steady on your heavy heart, until you're free
Until you're ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me
Until you're ready, ready for me

Why do I care so much about you, boy, you know I do
I think a million thoughts but only half get through to you
You start a million fires just to see what they can do, but then
You freeze up like winter season in June
I want to climb into your mind and turn on all the lights
Read all your secrets, see if you wonder about mine
We're just kids tryna understand the world
You're still only a boy who's scared of a good girl

Are you not ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me?
Are you not ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me?
Go steady your, your heavy heart, until you're free
Until you're ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me
Until you're ready, ready for me

I won't be waiting for you, to come around, to come around
I won't be waiting for you, but I'll be around, I'll be around

Don't you just push me out now
You got me into this mess, who's gonna get me out?
Why are you pulling me down, if you got things to figure out

Are you not ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me? (Ready for me, no, no, no)
Are you not ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me? (Ready for me, no, no, no)
Go steady your, your heavy heart, until you're free
Until you're ready for, ready for, ready for, ready for me
Until you're ready, ready for me

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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