BoyWithUke, Toxic: the song lyrics and their meaning

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BoyWithUke is one of the most prominent music stars produced by modern social media. His TikTok account accumulated millions of followers in just a few months, and his 2022 album, Serotonin Dreams, is trendy on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Toxic is his most famous track, a song about bad friendships and how to deal with them. This article will explore the song’s meaning and provide the complete lyrics at the end.

You can find the official lyric video below.

BoyWithUke - Toxic (Official Lyric Video)
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Toxic: inside the lyrics and their meaning

Toxic is a song about unhealthy friendships. In the track, BoyWithUke explains how all his friends are toxic: they are never present when he needs them, they cannot help him properly, and he feels better off alone. However, it’s hard to decide to leave all friends and accept loneliness.

The chorus expresses the hard feeling toward this situation:

I’m better off all by myself
Though I’m feeling kinda empty without somebody else
Oh, I hear you crying out for help
But you never showed for me when I was ringing your cell phone
Oh, you don’t know how it feels to be alone
Baby, oh, I’ll make you know, I’ll make you know, oh

Interacting with toxic people leads you to copy their behavior: when they ask you to be present, you end up wishing to pay them back as they did with you. The inner conflict is evident: the right decision should be to abandon all friendships and be alone, but that would mean being lonely. And we all need someone in life.

The obvious solution is explained in the first verse:

All my friends are toxic, all ambitionless
So rude and always negative
I need new friends, but it’s not that quick and easy
Oh, I’m drowning, let me breathe

We all wish to have the right friendships in life, but finding people compatible with us is not easy. Nevertheless, we should put our efforts into filtering the right people when developing our friendship circle. And the more we can be patient and cope with loneliness, the better chances we have to find the right friends for us, the ones who value friendship like us.

Until the conflict is open, you have the suffocation sensation expressed in the line “I’m drowning, let me breathe,” repeated many times in the lyrics inside Toxic. BoyWithUke intends to focus on his behavior, avoiding people different than him, and living a healthy life, hoping that this will naturally attract the right friends. With a little bit of luck (“knocking on wood”).

But life is immaculate, backin’ it up a bit
Countin’ my hours and knockin’ on wood
Avoidin’ my opposites, chewin’ on chocolate
Had a bit limited time, but I should
Be good for a minute, don’t want to admit it

In the last verse, the singer accuses his friends of destroying his positivity: with lies and wrong suggestions, they harmed his natural light and affected his self-esteem. But he has all intentions to react and defend his personality: he won’t let others make him a worse person.

I fell into your river
That’s where you told me lies
You said that I’d feel better
But this is where good guys die
You took my pride away
But you cannot take my light

After all, this is the real meaning inside Toxic lyrics: you weren’t good friends to me, and having you around make me feel worse. I’m not strong enough to decide to leave you all and be alone, but it would be better this way instead of dealing with the frustration of having the wrong friends. I’ll keep working on myself, behaving as a good person, and I trust this will allow me to meet the right people.

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The complete lyrics

All my friends are toxic, all ambitionless
So rude and always negative
I need new friends, but it’s not that quick and easy
Oh, I’m drowning, let me breathe

I’m better off all by myself
Though I’m feeling kinda empty without somebody else
Oh, I hear you crying out for help
But you never showed for me when I was ringing your cell phone
Oh, you don’t know how it feels to be alone
Baby, oh, I’ll make you know, I’ll make you know, oh

(Oh, I’m drowning, let me breathe)
(I’m drowning, let me breathe)
(Oh, I’m drowning, let me breathe)
(I’m drowning, let me breathe)

But life is immaculate, backin’ it up a bit
Countin’ my hours and knockin’ on wood
Avoidin’ my opposites, chewin’ on chocolate
Had a bit limited time, but I should
Be good for a minute, don’t want to admit it
I’m runnin’ on seconds, I’m rigid, I’m screwed
Don’t know what to do, I’m thinkin’ of you
I’m drinkin’ up bottles and bottles of booze

I’m better off all by myself
Though I’m feeling kinda empty without somebody else
Oh, I hear you crying out for help
But you never showed for me when I was ringing your cell phone
Oh, you don’t know how it feels to be alone
Baby, oh, I’ll make you know, I’ll make you know, oh

I fell into your river
That’s where you told me lies
You said that I’d feel better
But this is where good guys die
You took my pride away
But you cannot take my light
I’ll find another way out
But now you’re taking my life
Don’t you see how I—

I’m better off all by myself
Though I’m feeling kinda empty without somebody else
Oh, I hear you crying out for help
But you never showed for me when I was ringing your cell phone
Oh, you don’t know how it feels to be alone
Baby, oh, I’ll make you know, I’ll make you know, oh
I’m better off all by myself
Though I’m feeling kinda empty without somebody else
Oh, I hear you crying out for help
But you never showed for me when I was ringing your cell phone
Oh, you don’t know how it feels to be alone
Baby, oh, I’ll make you know, I’ll make you know, oh