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Vampire
Song

Vampire

Olivia Rodrigo
Album:
Guts

Song Meaning and Background of Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo


Rodrigo described the writing of the song "I was upset about a certain situation and went to the studio alone and sat down at the grand piano, and the chords and melody and lyrics just poured out of me — almost like an out-of-body experience."

She intended for it to be a piano ballad, however that all changed "when Dan and I started working on it, we juxtaposed the lyrics with these big drums and crazy tempo changes. So now it's like a heartbreak song you can dance to."


She co-wrote "Vampire" with Nigro. Rodrigo described the song as her and Nigro's "version of a rock opera" in an interview with Billboard.


The forthcoming 66th Annual Grammy Awards have nominated it for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.


"Vampire" became Rodrigo's third chart-topping single in all six nations after it peaked at the top of the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Lyrics of Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo


Hate to give the satisfaction asking how you're doing now

How's the castle built off people you pretend to care about

Just what you wanted

Look at you, cool guy, you got it

 

I see the parties and the diamonds sometimes when I close my eyes

Six months of torture you sold as some forbidden paradise

I loved you truly

You gotta laugh at the stupidity

 

'Cause I've made some real big mistakes

But you make the worst one look fine

I should've known it was strange

You only come out at night

I used to think I was smart

But you made me look so naïve

The way you sold me for parts

As you sunk your teeth into me, oh

Bloodsucker, famefucker

Bleeding me dry like a goddamn vampire

 

Every girl I ever talked to told me you were bad, bad news

You called them crazy God I hate the way I called them crazy too

You're so convincing

How do you lie without flinching? (How do you lie, how do you lie, how do you lie?)

 

Oh, what a mesmerizing, paralyzing, fucked up little thrill

Can't figure out just how you do it and God knows I never will

Went for me and not her

'Cause girls your age know better

 

I've made some real big mistakes

But you make the worst one look fine

I should've known it was strange

You only come out at night

I used to think I was smart

But you made me look so naïve

The way you sold me for parts

As you sunk your teeth into me, oh

Bloodsucker, famefucker

Bleeding me dry like a goddamn vampire

 

You said it was true love

But wouldn't that be hard?

You can't love anyone

'Cause that would mean you had a heart

I tried to help you out

Now I know that I can't

'Cause how you think's the kind of thing

I'll never understand

 

I've made some real big mistakes

But you make the worst one look fine

I should've known it was strange

You only come out at night

I used to think I was smart

But you made me look so naïve

The way you sold me for parts

As you sunk your teeth into me, oh

Bloodsucker, famefucker

Bleeding me dry like a goddamn vampire

Release Date

2023

Songwriter/s

Olivia Rodrigo, Dan Nigro

Producer/s

Dan Nigro

Label/s

Geffen

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