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If I'm Being Honest

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If I'm Being Honest Lyrics

About “If I'm Being Honest”

“If I’m Being Honest” first debuted on dodie’s ‘Spring Tour’ in early 2018. In an Instagram live she explained that the song was about “having a crush in, like, a day, and having way too much (of an) expectation about it”.
New York Times said of the song:

A tune with hints of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and Dido’s “Thank You” [it] analyzes the course of a flirtation, from giddy discovery to uncertain hope to realism.

  • What has the artist said about writing the song?

    In an interview with Metro dodie said:

    Sometimes, you are just overwhelmed by a feeling, and you sit down and a song pours out of you because it has to. [With] If I’m Being Honest I barely remember writing it because it happened in less than a day, but I do remember visualising the verses so clearly and knowing exactly what I wanted to get across; the idea of being too hopeful making you look silly and ugly.

  • What has the artist said about the songs live version?

    In an interview with Metro dodie said:

    The take we actually used in the end was one in which I inhaled a small strand of hair before the big note and it went right to the back of my throat,’ she reveals. ‘I absolutely thought I was going to vomit but I knew it was THE TAKE so… I sang through and concentrated on my feelings, and thankfully it ended well and you can’t really tell!

  • Is there a live version of the song?

    Yes! You can find it here.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    In a live performance of the song dodie said:

    I wrote this is like half a day […] with this one I was like gotta write so I did. I sad down and it poured out of me and I’m so glad it did.

    But this is basically about, like, having a crush and therefore becoming a mess and wondering how said crush will like this mess.

"If I'm Being Honest" Track Info