The Chainsmokers — Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey

ReleasedJuly 29, 2016FormatDigital downloadGenreEDM, dance popLength4:04Label

Disruptor

Columbia

Writer(s)

Andrew Taggart

Shaun Frank

Frederic Kennett

Ashley Frangipane

Alex Pall

Producer(s)The Chainsmokers
About “Closer” by Genius.com

“Closer” is a millennial romance anthem that celebrates youth and heartbreak. It features vocals from singer-songwriter Halsey and Chainsmokers member Andrew Taggart, marking the first time The Chainsmokers sung on their own track and the first time they’ve collaborated with Halsey.

On Twitter, the duo wrote about the meaning of the song:

This song is dedicated to anyone that hooked up with their EX and right after remember all the reasons why they broke up.

“Closer” was premiered at Bonnaroo by Halsey and she later confirmed its release on her Instagram:

You heard it tonight. My phone hasn’t had service in 2 days, bonnaroo but I’m pullin enough juice to inform you that @thechainsmokers and I have a BRAND NEW SONG coming out soon. Those of you who got to witness it tonight, lucky you. 💋💋💋

Halsey also teased the track on Twitter a week prior to the release by releasing a cropped version of the photo featured the single’s art:

Closer Lyrics

[Verse 1: Andrew Taggart]
Hey, I was doing just fine before I met you
I drink too much and that’s an issue but I’m okay
Hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them
But I hope I never see them again
[Pre-Chorus: Andrew Taggart]
I know it breaks your heart
Moved to the city in a broke down car
And four years, no call
Now you’re looking pretty in a hotel bar
And I can’t stop
No, I can’t stop
[Chorus: Andrew Taggart]
So baby 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
[Post-Chorus: Andrew Taggart]
We ain’t ever getting older
We ain’t ever getting older
[Verse 2: Halsey]
You look as good as the day I met you
I forget just why I left you, I was insane
Stay and play that Blink-182 song
That we beat to death in Tuscon, okay
[Pre-Chorus: Halsey]
I know it breaks your heart
Moved to the city in a broke down car
And four years, no call
Now I’m looking pretty in a hotel bar
And I can’t stop
No, I can’t stop
[Chorus: Andrew Taggart & Halsey]
So baby 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
[Post-Chorus: Andrew Taggart & Halsey]
We ain’t ever getting older
We ain’t ever getting older
[Chorus: Andrew Taggart & Halsey]
So baby 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)
We ain’t ever getting older (we ain’t ever getting older)
We ain’t ever getting older (we ain’t ever getting older)
We ain’t ever getting older
We ain’t ever getting older
No we ain’t ever getting older
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