Risk (Official Music Video)

Gracie Abrams
1 May 202403:22

Summary

TLDRThe video script presents a narrative of intense emotional investment and longing, set against a backdrop of chirping crickets and footsteps, suggesting a journey or pursuit. The lyrics express a complex mix of fear, desire, and anticipation, as the protagonist grapples with unrequited feelings and the thrill of taking a risk on someone they've yet to meet. The song's chorus emphasizes the protagonist's willingness to 'jump in the deep end,' despite the potential for heartbreak, likening the experience to swimming with the risk of drowning. The repeated refrain of 'too soon to tell you I love you' captures the urgency and vulnerability of the situation, while the final lines reinforce the protagonist's resolve to embrace the risk, no matter the outcome.

Takeaways

  • 🎶 The song portrays a sense of determination and defiance, showcasing the singer's willingness to pursue someone despite the challenges.
  • 💔 There's an underlying theme of heartbreak and rejection, as the singer mentions being 'scared of you shooting it down'.
  • 🏠 The lyrics reference specific life events, such as buying a house and moving out, indicating a deep emotional connection and investment.
  • 🌙 The singer experiences sleepless nights and a sense of longing, suggesting a strong emotional attachment and desire to be with the person they're singing about.
  • 🚫 The chorus includes a refrain of 'too soon to tell you I love you,' which may imply that the singer is aware of the potential risks of expressing their feelings prematurely.
  • 🤔 The line 'thinking I'm right when I'm probably wrong' reflects a sense of self-doubt and uncertainty, despite the outward confidence.
  • 🧠 The song touches on the idea of being 'invested' emotionally without even having met the person, highlighting the power of imagination and idealization in attraction.
  • 🌊 The metaphor of 'jumping in the deep end' and the risk of 'drowning' is used to describe the singer's willingness to take a risk for love.
  • 😌 There's a sense of vulnerability in the lyrics, as the singer admits to being 'actually invested' and 'not even kidding' about their feelings.
  • 🎵 The song's melody and rhythm create a sense of urgency and passion, mirroring the emotional intensity described in the lyrics.
  • 💔 The repeated phrase 'you're the risk I'm gonna take it' encapsulates the singer's readiness to face potential heartache for the sake of pursuing their feelings.

Q & A

  • What is the central theme of the song in the transcript?

    -The central theme of the song is about taking risks in love, particularly when one is deeply invested emotionally before even meeting the person of interest.

  • What does the phrase 'Jumping in the deep end' symbolize in the context of the song?

    -The phrase 'Jumping in the deep end' symbolizes taking a bold and potentially dangerous step in a relationship, acknowledging the risks involved but choosing to proceed anyway.

  • What is the emotional state of the singer in the song?

    -The singer is experiencing a mix of fear, anticipation, and excitement. They are scared of rejection but are also eager to find out what could happen in this new relationship.

  • What does the singer mean when they say 'You're the risk I'm gonna take it'?

    -The singer is expressing their willingness to take a chance on this person, despite the potential for heartbreak or disappointment, viewing the person as a 'risk' worth taking.

  • How does the singer describe their nighttime experience in relation to the person they are singing about?

    -The singer describes waking up in the middle of the night with the light on, feeling as though they could die because the person they are invested in is not there with them.

  • What does the singer imply about their feelings when they say 'God I'm actually invested'?

    -The singer implies that they are emotionally involved and have strong feelings for this person, even though they haven't met them yet, which might be surprising or unexpected for them.

  • What is the significance of the line 'Holding my breath like I met someone'?

    -This line signifies the anticipation and the intense feeling of being on the edge, as if the singer has met someone significant, even though they haven't actually met the person they are singing about.

  • How does the song convey the idea of being 'Too soon to tell you I love you'?

    -The song conveys this idea by repeating the phrase 'Too soon to tell you I love you,' indicating the singer's awareness that it might be premature to confess their love, yet they are still deeply affected by their feelings.

  • What is the metaphor used in the line 'I'm gonna bend till I break'?

    -The metaphor 'I'm gonna bend till I break' suggests that the singer is willing to go to their emotional limits, enduring the strain of unrequited feelings until they can't anymore.

  • What does the singer mean when they say 'You'll be my favorite mistake'?

    -The singer is acknowledging that even if pursuing this relationship turns out to be a mistake, it will be a beloved one because of the strong emotions they have for this person.

  • What is the tone of the song, and how does it reflect the singer's feelings towards the object of their affection?

    -The tone of the song is passionate and somewhat anxious, reflecting the singer's intense feelings and the emotional turmoil they are experiencing due to their deep investment in someone they haven't met yet.

Outlines

00:00

🎶 Emotional Dive into Uncharted Love 🎶

The first paragraph of the script is a heartfelt and rhythmic expression of the protagonist's emotional journey into the depths of unrequited love and longing. The lyrics depict a complex mix of feelings, ranging from defiance, fear, and curiosity to vulnerability and a sense of being 'invested' in someone they haven't even met yet. The protagonist is portrayed as taking a risk, metaphorically jumping into the 'deep end' of a relationship, despite the potential danger of 'drowning.' The narrative is filled with anticipation, doubt, and a palpable desire to connect with the object of their affection, even in the face of uncertainty and the fear of rejection.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Invested

The term 'invested' refers to the emotional or financial commitment one has in something. In the context of the video, it is used to describe the deep emotional attachment the singer has to someone they haven't even met yet, indicating a strong emotional investment. For example, the lyrics 'GOD I'M ACTUALLY INVESTED' and 'HAVEN'T EVEN MET YET' highlight the intensity of the singer's feelings despite the lack of a personal relationship.

💡Risk

Risk is the possibility of harm or loss. In the script, it is associated with the potential negative outcomes of the singer's actions or feelings. The lyrics 'HEARD THE RISK IS DROWNING BUT I'M GONNA TAKE IT' illustrate the willingness of the singer to face potential emotional harm in pursuit of a relationship.

💡Drowning

Drowning is the process of dying due to being submerged in water. Metaphorically, as used in the lyrics 'HEARD THE RISK IS DROWNING', it symbolizes the overwhelming nature of the singer's feelings or the potential for emotional loss, suggesting that the depth of their emotions could be their 'downfall'.

💡Deep End

The phrase 'deep end' typically refers to the deeper part of a swimming pool but is used metaphorically in the song to represent taking a leap into an uncertain situation. The lyrics 'GOD I'M JUMPING IN THE DEEP END' convey the singer's decision to fully immerse themselves in a potentially risky emotional situation.

💡Mistake

A mistake is an error or incorrect action. In the context of the video, 'Mistake' is used to describe a potential regrettable action. The line 'AND YOU'LL BE MY FAVORITE MISTAKE' suggests that even if the singer's actions turn out to be wrong, they are willing to accept the outcome as part of their experience.

💡Fear

Fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat or danger. The lyrics 'GUESS I'M JUST SCARED OF YOU SHOOTING IT DOWN' express the singer's apprehension about rejection or failure, which is a common fear in the context of pursuing a new relationship.

💡Night

Night is the period of darkness between sunset and sunrise. In the script, 'night' is used to set a mood of loneliness and longing, as seen in 'AND I WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WITH THE LIGHT ON', indicating the singer's sleepless nights filled with thoughts of the person they are interested in.

💡Love

Love is a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. The phrase 'TOO SOON TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU' reflects the singer's realization that they may be expressing their feelings prematurely, which is a common dilemma when one is deeply emotionally invested before a relationship is fully established.

💡Holding My Breath

The idiom 'holding one's breath' can mean waiting in suspense or anticipation. In the lyrics 'HOLDING MY BREATH LIKE I MET SOMEONE', it signifies the singer's anticipation and the suspenseful excitement they feel, as if they have met someone significant.

💡Wrong Thing

Refers to an action or decision that may be considered incorrect or not advisable. The line 'WATCH THIS BE THE WRONG THING' suggests that the singer is aware their actions might be seen as incorrect by others, yet they are determined to follow their heart despite the potential for it being the 'wrong thing'.

💡Classic

Classic can mean something of high quality or outstanding of its kind. In the context of 'CLASSIC' in the lyrics, it might be used to describe a typical or common situation in relationships, where people often find themselves making the same emotional mistakes or following the same patterns, which the singer acknowledges with a sense of inevitability.

Highlights

♪♪♪

♪ LOOK AT ME NOW ♪, ♪ SAID I WOULDN'T DO IT BUT I HUNTED YOU DOWN ♪

♪ KNOW YOU HAD A GIRL BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT ♪

♪ YOU'RE THE RISK I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

♪ TOO SOON TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU ♪

Transcripts

00:00

[CRICKETS CHIRPING] [FOOTSTEPS]

00:07

♪♪♪

00:16

♪ LOOK AT ME NOW ♪

00:17

♪ SAID I WOULDN'T DO IT BUT I HUNTED YOU DOWN ♪

00:19

♪ KNOW YOU HAD A GIRL BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT ♪

00:22

♪ KNOW YOU BOUGHT A HOUSE BUT YOU HAD TO MOVE OUT AND ♪

00:25

♪ I'M NOT PROUD ♪

00:26

♪ GUESS I'M JUST SCARED OF YOU SHOOTING IT DOWN ♪

00:28

♪ YOU CAN JUST TALK AND I'LL STARE AT YOUR MOUTH ♪

00:30

♪ IT COULD BE BAD BUT I WANNA FIND OUT ♪

00:33

♪ AND I WAKE UP ♪

00:36

♪ IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT ♪

00:38

♪ WITH THE LIGHT ON ♪

00:40

♪ AND I FEEL LIKE I COULD DIE ♪

00:42

♪ CAUSE YOU'RE NOT HERE ♪

00:44

♪ AND IT DON'T FEEL RIGHT ♪

00:46

♪ CAUSE YOU'RE NOT HERE ♪

00:50

♪ GOD I'M ACTUALLY INVESTED ♪

00:53

♪ HAVEN'T EVEN MET HIM ♪

00:55

♪ WATCH THIS BE THE WRONG THING ♪

00:57

♪ CLASSIC ♪

00:58

♪ GOD I'M JUMPING IN THE DEEP END ♪

01:01

♪ IT'S MORE FUN TO SWIM IN ♪

01:04

♪ HEARD THE RISK IS DROWNING ♪

01:05

♪ BUT I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

01:07

♪♪♪

01:10

♪ I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

01:13

♪ OOOH, OOOOH ♪

01:16

♪ ISN'T IT FUN? ♪

01:17

♪ THINKING I'M RIGHT WHEN I'M PROBABLY WRONG ♪

01:19

♪ HOLDING MY BREATH LIKE I MET SOMEONE ♪

01:21

♪ KNOWING DAMN WELL THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN TOUCHED BY YOU ♪

01:25

♪ IN MY HEAD ♪

01:25

♪ YOU'RE IN THE CAR ♪

01:26

♪ AND YOU'RE COMING TO ME AND YOU GET TO MY DOOR ♪

01:29

♪ AND YOU CAN'T EVEN SPEAK BUT I THINK THAT IT'S SWEET ♪

01:31

♪ YEAH I THINK THAT YOU'RE SWEET ♪

01:33

♪ AND I WAKE UP ♪

01:35

♪ IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT ♪

01:37

♪ WITH THE LIGHT ON ♪

01:39

♪ AND YOU'RE NOT HERE ♪

01:41

♪ GOD I'M ACTUALLY INVESTED ♪

01:44

♪ HAVEN'T EVEN MET HIM ♪

01:46

♪ WATCH THIS BE THE WRONG THING ♪

01:48

♪ CLASSIC ♪

01:49

♪ GOD I'M JUMPING IN THE DEEP END ♪

01:52

♪ IT'S MORE FUN TO SWIM IN ♪

01:54

♪ HEARD THE RISK IS DROWNING ♪

01:56

♪ BUT I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

01:58

♪ I'M GONNA BEND TILL I BREAK AND YOU'LL BE MY FAVORITE MISTAKE ♪

02:02

♪ I WISH YOU COULD HOLD ME HERE SHAKING ♪

02:04

♪ YOU'RE THE RISK I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

02:06

♪ WHY AREN'T YOU HERE IN MY BEDROOM? ♪

02:09

♪ HOPELESSLY BORING WITHOUT YOU ♪

02:10

♪ TOO SOON TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU ♪

02:13

♪ TOO SOON TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU ♪

02:15

♪♪♪

02:23

♪ GOD I'M ACTUALLY INVESTED ♪

02:26

♪ THINK I REALLY WANT THIS ♪

02:28

♪ I'M NOT EVEN KIDDING ♪

02:32

♪ NO I'M ACTUALLY INVESTED ♪

02:35

♪ HAVEN'T EVEN MET YET ♪

02:37

♪ WISH THAT I WAS KIDDING ♪

02:39

♪ I'M NOT AND I HATE IT ♪

02:40

♪ GOD I'M ACTUALLY INVESTED ♪

02:43

♪ HAVEN'T EVEN MET YET ♪

02:45

♪ WATCH THIS BE THE WRONG THING ♪

02:48

♪ CLASSIC ♪

02:49

♪ GOD I'M JUMPING IN THE DEEP END ♪

02:52

♪ IT'S MORE FUN TO SWIM IN ♪

02:54

♪ HEARD THE RISK IS DROWNING ♪

02:56

♪ BUT I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

02:57

♪ OOOOH OOOOH ♪

03:01

♪ I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

03:03

♪ HEARD THE RISK IS DROWNING ♪

03:04

♪ BUT I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

03:06

♪ TOO SOON TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU ♪

03:08

♪ TOO SOON TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU ♪

03:10

♪ TOO SOON TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU ♪

03:12

♪ YOU'RE THE RISK I'M GONNA TAKE IT ♪

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