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The Chainsmokers - Closer Ft. Halsey REPACK

The chorus has The Chainsmokers telling us about the couple having sex with Taggart singing, "So, baby, pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover / That I know you can't afford." Taggart explains elsewhere that "[t]he main concept for the girl is a rich girl who lives off her parents' allowance and above her means." The Chainsmokers have created a picture of a couple who dated in college and now meet up four years later. The guy moved away in his "broke down car" and isn't necessarily wealthy, but the woman is still a "rich kid" and living comfortably and excessively, the attitude leading to that kind of lifestyle possibly being one of the reasons the relationship didn't work out in the first place.

The Chainsmokers - Closer ft. Halsey

In the second verse, Halsey (an anagram of her real name "Ashley") sings, "You look as good as the day I met you," to suggest that the attraction is mutual as is the desire for a hook-up. She forgets, "just why I left you. I was insane." This could mean that her character is a female who Taggart's character is singing to, or she could be a female version of his character. Because the two characters seem to be singing to each other, it seems more likely that they are the two people who are getting "closer." Of course, then, that would mean that they both think they were the one who left the other, which would have left them both feeling like they were in a position of power and would make this random hookup seem less awkward than if one of them had felt pushed away.

"Closer" has a few interesting aspects that we can take a closer look into. There's obviously a financial barrier between the two members of the relationship, and that seems to have been part of what helped them to define themselves as separate from each other. The girl's parents are rich, and the guy has to work for everything he has (ironic since Halsey actually couldn't attend a four year university since she couldn't afford it and both members of The Chainsmokers went to prestigious north-eastern schools). Because of this, they see themselves as being from different social groups and possibly look down on each other as a result.

The Chainsmokers: [repeated verse by Drew Taggart, once with Halsey] So, honey, pull me closer / in the backseat of your Rover / that I know you can't afford / bite that tattoo on your shoulder / pull the sheets right off the corner / of the mattress that you stole from your roommate back in Boulder / we ain't ever getting older / we ain't ever getting older / we ain't ever getting older

So, baby, pull me closer in the backseat of your RoverThat I know you can't affordBite that tattoo on your shoulderPull the sheets right off the cornerOf that mattress that you stoleFrom your roommate back in BoulderWe ain't ever getting older 041b061a72


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