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Love It If We Made It Lyrics

[Verse 1]
We're fucking in a car, shooting heroin
Saying controversial things just for the hell of it

Selling melanin and then suffocate the black men
Start with misdemeanours and we'll make a business out of them
And we can find out the information
Access all the applications
That are hardening positions based on miscommunication

Oh, fuck your feelings
Truth is only hearsay
We're just left to decay
Modernity has failed us

[Chorus]
And I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it


[Verse 2]
And poison me, daddy
I got the Jones right through my bones
Write it on a piece of stone

A beach of drowning three-year olds
Rest in peace Lil Peep
The poetry is in the streets
Jesus save us
Modernity has failed us

[Chorus]
And I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
Yes, I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
I'd love it if we made it


Tell me something I didn't know

[Bridge]
Consultation
Degradation
Fossil fueling
Masturbation
Immigration

Liberal kitsch
Kneeling on a pitch

[Verse 3]
"I moved on her like a bitch!"
Excited to be indicted
Unrequited house with seven pools
"Thank you Kanye, very cool!"
The war has been incited
And guess what, you're all invited

And you're famous
Modernity has failed us

[Outro]
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it

Tell me something I didn't know
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it
And I'd love it if we made it

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About “Love It If We Made It”

“Love It If We Made It” is a social anthem, observing the volatile aspects of modern society, responding with a sentiment of hope and positivity with its upbeat sound. It was the second early-release from the album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.

During the song’s premiere on Beats 1 Radio as Zane Lowe’s World Record, Matt Healy described the song as having a lot of the ethos on the record, as well as demonstrating the band’s growth in writing music that’s more sincere and direct than the band’s past records.

Healy explains his method for writing the song and the source of the song’s lyrics:

It’s quite outward and it’s me kind of looking out. It’s an interesting one because there’s not a lot of context in a lot of the things that I say in that it’s direct quotes of people or their headlines I’ve read.

While on the surface, some of the song’s lyrical content may seem shocking for a band like The 1975, Healy stated for the record,

It’s very objective though, this song. I think that’s one of the things I suppose I get to hide behind. A lot of the stuff that you could be upset about in the song, I never said in the first place.

On August 12, 2018, The 1975 released a Spotify music video in a similar style to “Give Yourself A Try”, with the lyrics popping up in the top left of the screen.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    The day of the song’s release, the band’s frontman, Matty Healy, took to Twitter to talk about the song in a video:

  • What s the general message the band wants to portray with this song?

    This song is made up of references to controversial social and political topics that point to a trend of regression leading to dark times. While current circumstances may seem hopeless, the song title and repeating chorus saying “I’d love it if we made it” is offering a hopeful and optimistic message of finding a light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Is there a music video for the song?

    A music video for the song was released on Spotify in long form vertical format. An official video was released on October 15, 2018:

  • What inspired this song?

    The 1975:

    It was June of 2017. The first day of the writing of “Love It If We Made It,” or the first time I remember it becoming an idea, was a nudge on a plane from George, who had made the first musical idea for it. To be fair, it’s like two chords the whole song. It didn’t really move that far away from that. It started with that, we were on a plane. This is in the middle of, I Like It When You Sleep tour. Anyway, it goes way back. We started that then, and then it was the first thing that started to sum up what we felt the record was gonna be like. We had that, a song called, “I Couldn’t Be More In Love,” and a song called, “Mine.” Because they were so different, we knew that, again, we could do whatever we wanted and write whatever record we wanted. “Love It If We Made It” went through loads of processes, because if I know how long I’ve got to do something, I tend not to finish stuff early on. I indulge in procrastination, like most people. I think it became this benchmark of the record, because the one thing, whether I knew it or I felt it, was that it was gonna be more outward facing, this record. Still be introspective, but not so much like my diary. Just some outward statements. And so that would provoke this two-year long set of conversations paraphrasing songs that have done that for us. We need to make “Sign ‘O’ The Times,” that kind of song that has that kind of narrative. And then other things we were listening to, but we wanted it to be super modern. I didn’t want to do a protest song, because it couldn’t be subjective, it had to be objective. Because there’s no opinion in “Love It If We Made It,” I’m not expressing an opinion. I’m shouting, so it sounds like, because I’m angry about the things I’m saying, but it’s just a list of stuff that happened.

  • How did the song come about?

    The 1975:

    We all were just finishing up touring ‘I Like It When You Sleep,’ and we went into the studio just for a day to track some stuff. That was the first time it all came out. There was such a purity of reaction from everybody, they were like, “Yeah, it’s fucking crazy.” Because it wasn’t very me, or it was a new territory for us as a band, so it was really exciting. I didn’t have any of those verses until very, very late. I had, “fucking in a car, shooting heroin.” I had the line about Eric Garner. I was adding to it as I got pissed off, really, because I had this time, and things were getting so exaggerated as well. 2016 to ‘18, it’s the craziest time politically and socially that I’ve lived through. I was just slowly adding to it, even in the video with shots of controversial figures, really recently, so Brett Kavanaugh and people like that in the video. That’s what “Sign 'O’ The Times” was doing, that was my real benchmark. Telling a story like that.

  • How did it feel to record the song?

    The 1975:

    Of course, it’s a piece of art, so I have to sing it, and I have to deliver it, but it was uncomfortable. It’s not uncomfortable because of the things I’m saying, but it was just interesting. I was always aware of things in this song that just shown a really bizarre light on reality. I know what it’s like when the radio plays your songs, and I know they don’t play swear words. I know that one of the lines is, “I moved on her like a bitch,” and then that’s a direct quote from the sitting president of the United States. I would have to be censored for literally quoting the sitting president, the leader of the free world. That’s a weird reality, that’s weird, that’s some Idiocracy kind of stuff. I was just really aware of all those things, that’s why, if you shout all of those things, then people go, “Oh yeah, it is a bit weird, isn’t it?”

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