I Like You (A Happier Song): what’s the meaning of the lyrics?

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I Like You (A Happier Song) is a song written by Post Malone and Doja Cat, officially released in Post Malone’s offivial channel on June 3rd. The song has a catchy chorus, a cool beat and some lyrics that show happiness and leave some questions open. In this article we will analyze the meaning of the verses and interpret the song.

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The meaning of the lyrics

The song has Post Malone and Doja Cat singing from their personal perspective about how nice it is to spend time with a dear opposite sex friend. Both the rappers share their passion about luxury, expensive cars and travel, so it’s nice to see them planning things together, asking each other to fit their time in their plans.

Oh! Girl, I Like You, I Do
I Wanna Be Your Friend, Go Shopping In A Benz
I Like You, I Do
I’ll Hit You When I Land, Can You Fit Me In Your Plans?
I Like You, I Do
We Went To Bed In France, Then We Woke Up In Japan
I Like You, I Do

They do long trips (from France to Japan overnight), go shopping on a fancy car (a Mercedes Benz). They are also aware that their relationship is special and their respective partners could get jealous. Because they love spending time with each other, they have something in common that sometimes makes them match more than what they do with their partners. So…

Your Boyfriend’ll Never Understand Me
‘Cause I’m About To Pull His Girl Like A Hammy, Hammy

And with similar point of view, from Doja Cat’s perspective:

Why We Got The Same Taste For The Finer Things?
[…]
Now He Got Me On A Leash ‘Cause He Said No Strings
You Know I’m Cool With That
[…]
They Don’t Wanna See Us Get Too Attached

This is therefore the true meaning of the song lyrics: a guy and a girl are really good friends and love to spend time together, doing the things they love, while the rest of the world has doubts about whether it is just a friendship or something more.

I Like You (A Happier Song): friendship or romantic relationship?

Is there something in the lyrics that give us a hint? Is it really an authentic man-woman friendship or there are feelings in between?

All over the song, the two talk like friends. They indeed ask each other to make time for their things together, and they talk openly about their partners who cound be jealous, respecting their boundaries. Doja Cat says it explicitely in the end of her part:

We Might Be Friends For A Long, Long Time
You’re Mine And You Know I Like You For That

Nevertheless, in the end of the song Post Malone could allude to the possibility that their relationship is more than just a friendship. At least there could be some physical attraction in between:

I Just Want You, I Just Want You
Your Heart’s So Big, But That A$$ Is Huge
Just Want You
Oh! Baby, Do You Like Me Too?

Are therefore the partners right to be jealous? Let’s leave this to your personal interpretation.

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I Like You (A Happier Song): the full lyrics

(Post Malone)
Ooh, girl, I like you, I do
I wanna be your friend, go shoppin’ in a Benz
I like you, I do
I’ll hit you when I land, can you fit me in your plans?
I like you, I do
We went to bed in France, then we woke up in Japan
I like you, I do (I do, mm)

Oh, girl, I know you only like it fancy (Fancy)
So, I pull up in that Maybach Candy
Yeah, your boyfriend’ll never understand me (Understand)
‘Cause I’m ’bout to pull his girl like a hammy, hammy (Wow)
Let’s take a lil’ dip, lil’ lady, hit PCH, 180
Hey, I’ve been thinkin’ lately
That I need someone to save me
Now that I’m famous, I got hoes all around me
But I need a good girl, I need someone to ground me
So, please bе true, don’t f**k around with me
I need someonе to share this heart with me
Fill you up, then run it back again (Run it back again)

Ooh, girl, I like you, I do (I do)
I wanna be your friend, go shoppin’ in a Benz (Woo)
I like you, I do (I do)
I’ll hit you when I land, can you fit me in your plans?
I like you, I do (I do)
We went to bed in France, then we woke up in Japan
I like you, I do (Mm, mm, I do)

(Doja Cat)
Let me know when you’re free
‘Cause I been tryna hit it all week, babe
Why you actin’ all sweet?
I know that you want little ol’ me
I get a little OD, but ain’t s**t new to a freak
Let me drop bands, put a jewel in ya teeth
He love the way I drip, turn that pool to the beach
And I coulda copped a Birkin but I cop Celine
Why we got the same taste for the finer things?
Brand new n***a with the same old team
Now he got me on a leash ’cause he said no strings
You know I’m cool with that
Stole the p**y, you ain’t get sued for that (Get sued, sued)
Wonder what a n***a might do for that (Do, might do)
I could be your Chaka, where Rufus at? (Where?)
80 in the Benz when that roof go back, ayy
They don’t wanna see us get too attached
I just got a feelin’ that we might be friends for a long, long time
You don’t mind and you know I like you for that

Ooh, girl, I like you, I do (I do)
I wanna be your friend, go shoppin’ in a Benz
I like you, I do (I do)
I’ll hit you when I land, can you fit me in your plans? (Baby, yeah)
I like you, I do (I do)
We went to bed in France, then we woke up in Japan
I like you, I do (I do, mm, I do)

I just want you, I just want you
Your heart’s so big, but that a_ is huge
Just want you
Oh, baby, do you like me too? Ooh, ooh (Yeah, I like you too)

Girl, I like you, I do (I do)
I wanna be your friend, go shoppin’ in a Benz
I like you, I do (I do, mm, I do)

(Doja Cat)
I like you
Don’t want it now, I’m with you