Conan Gray, Disaster: inside the meaning of the lyrics

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Conan Gray is back with a new albu, Superache, released on June 24th and accompanied by the official video of the first single, Disaster: a catchy pop song that caught immediately the fans’ attention. People naturally ask what the lyrics are about and if there is some hidden meanings inside it. In this article we will explore the song and provide all answers.

You can find the official video of the song below.

Watch this video on YouTube.

Disaster: the lyrics and their meaning

Disaster is a song about that typical confusion you feel while dating someone, when you are not yet sure if it’s going to work or not. You are full of doubts, you wish you could just let yourself go easily, without worrying too much about it, but the truth is that you don’t want to risk the disappointment of a break up, with the pain that it could bring.

Cuz the potential of us
It was keeping me up
All night long
I left a text you won’t read
All night long

There are reasons that attract Conan to the person he likes. There is potential. But there are also millions reason why potentially it couldn’t work. And that’s what he refers to in the chorus:

This could be a disaster
There’s so many factors, like, what if you freak out
And then we’re losin’ it all at the critical chapter
Where I say, “I love you” and you don’t say it after?
This could be a disaster
I’m pedaling backwards by sayin’ that “I’m drunk
I really shouldn’t have called,” I’m a little bit plastered
You call me a liar, now I’m fallin’ in faster
This could be a disaster

Besides the single possible reasons described in these lines, the biggest impression the song gives is exactly that classic confusion in front of a person who attracts you, but could still make the relationship hard to manage.

In the lyrics he even mention Ashley, his childhood best friend, and it seems she knows who Conan is talking about:

Let me just lose my mind
Is it purely platonic to call me, like, every night?
You know, Ashley believes that there’s something between you and I
But if I’m readin’ it wrong, then it’d be better off if I died, oh

The song ends with doubts prevailing, as it seems that Conan won’t be able to make a decision today.

Maybe I’m mistaken (Oh-oh-oh)
You’re not mine for takin’ (Oh-oh-oh)
Maybe I’m mistaken
Maybe I just made it up, messed it up

In the video above, these lines end with Conan’s gaze lost in the void, after the waitor asked him out. Once again, the real protagonist of the song is not the list of doubts he has, but the confusion that reigns in his mind. Luckily, he’s going to enjoy this unique moment with the right spirit, as the happy mood of the song proves. And with this in mind we can better interpret the meaning of Disaster lyrics.

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The complete lyrics

Let me just set the scene
I’d just left the party at Blake’s and it’s Halloween
Had the keys to my car in my hand, but I didn’t leave
‘Cause the potential of us, it was keeping me up all night long
I left a text you won’t read all night long

This could be a disaster
There’s so many factors, like, what if you freak out
And then we’re losin’ it all at the critical chapter
Where I say, “I love you” and you don’t say it after?
This could be a disaster
I’m pedaling backwards by sayin’ that “I’m drunk
I really shouldn’t have called,” I’m a little bit plastered
You call me a liar, now I’m fallin’ in faster
This could be a disaster

Let me just lose my mind
Is it purely platonic to call me, like, every night?
You know, Ashley believes that there’s something between you and I
But if I’m readin’ it wrong, then it’d be better off if I died, oh
And if you’re readin’ the text all night long

This could be a disaster
There’s so many factors, like, what if you freak out
And then we’re losin’ it all at the critical chapter
Where I say, “I love you” and you don’t say it after?
This could be a disaster
I’m pedaling backwards by sayin’ that “I’m drunk
I really shouldn’t have called,” I’m a little bit plastered
You call me a liar, now I’m fallin’ in faster
This could be a disaster

Maybe I’m mistaken (Oh-oh-oh)
You’re not mine for takin’ (Oh-oh-oh)
Maybe I’m mistaken
Maybe I just made it up, messed it up