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"Down By The Bay" is an unreleased song by Ängie and produced by frequent collaborator and friend Harrison First.

Background

The song was written and recorded on August 28th, 2020, on Ängie's house in a session with Harrison First. She had written the chorus and first verse before the session and came up with the rest as they recorded te track.

On that day, Harrison did a 1 hour live stream on Youtube showcasing the session, in which they also started recording "Summer In The City".[1] After his stream, Ängie also did two live streams on her Instagram showing more of the process of the two songs being made.

Later, Harrison First revealed on his Telegram group that the session was to work on new material for their second album.

Theme

On the livestream of the session, Ängie said that altohugh it seems like it, the song is about a place, not a person. More specifically, it's about her town Nynäshamn, and how even though being there by the bay is a safe place for her, she has to leave it because it's destructive.

Videos

Lyrics

Down by the bay where the ocean plays
That pretty medolies that makes me want to stay
My heart is stuck here between these waves
It's where I came from and this is where I'm safe

A tainted love from memories
(?) remedy
I hate it cause I'm loving it too much
I want to leave and God, I will
Break up, get my money
But something here is pulling up my sleeve

A beauty I just can't deny
Wanna stay right by your side
But if I do I know my life will suck
People I don't really like
Makes me feel like a sunrise(?)
I don't know why it makes my mind smile

Down by the bay where the ocean plays
That pretty medolies that makes me want to stay
My heart is stuck here between these waves
It's where I came from and this is where I'm safe

Drinking by the bay alone and crying
Nothing is enough and I keep lying
Tell myself that I don't feel like dying, hey

I hate this town
I have to run away
I love this town
I need to run away

Down by the bay where the ocean plays
That pretty medolies that makes me want to stay
My heart is stuck here between these waves
It's where I came from and this is where I'm safe

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv9ohPgMQCI&feature=emb_title
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