Machine Gun Kelly - Papercuts lyrics meaning explained

10 September 2021, 13:22

Here's the meaning behind the lyrics of MGK's hit song 'Papercuts'.

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Here's the meaning behind the lyrics of the song.

Bleach my hair, mess it up - MGK refers to his bleached blonde hair. The hairstyle as said to be a metaphor for entering a new phase of his life in 2019.

Smoked a blunt, had a kid - Here, he refers to his daughter whom he shares with his ex Emma. MGK's 12 year old daughter is named Casie Colson Baker.

Polarized feelings, I don't wear them on my face lately - The star tells that he does not share his emotions visibly.

Megan and MGK often hit headlines
Megan and MGK often hit headlines. Picture: Getty

Internalized everything the headlines say lately - Kelly tells that he takes the things reported I him personally. He often hits headlines for his appearances with his current girlfriend, Megan Fox.

Career suicide - This song is said to be different to MGK's regular genre, meaning his fans may not support him.

  1. Here are the full lyrics for MGK - Papercuts:

    [Chorus]
    Bleach my hair, mess it up
    Take my life, dress it up
    Signed a deal, I got papercuts
    They wanted them, but they got us
    Yeah, yeah, uh

    [Post-Chorus]
    Uh, sleepin' in, faked sick
    Smoked a blunt, had a kid
    Don't belong, I'm a punk
    Hello world, you f**kin' suck

    [Refrain]
    Hey, hey, keep my mouth shut and wave
    Hey, hey, I'm dancin' on my grave
    Mhmm, mhmm

    [Verse]
    Everybody's so nice lately (Everybody's not nice)
    Polarized feelings, I don't wear them on my face lately
    (I don't wear them on my face)
    Internalized everything the headlines say lately
    (Everything they say)
    Demonized just because I was an angel face baby (Baby)

    [Interlude]
    Career suicide

    [Refrain]
    Hey, hey, keep my mouth shut and wave
    Hey, hey, I'm dancin' on my grave
    Mhmm, mhmm

    [Chorus]
    Bleach my hair, mess it up
    Take my life, dress it up
    Signed a deal, I got papercuts
    They wanted them, but they got us
    But they got us
    Yeah, yeah

    [Outro]
    Hey

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