Mike Posner

Background

Took a nice long walk yesterday evening.

I just had to get my ass out this house.

Empanada

It is Sunday evening and for once Mama did not cook dinner.

And, so walked a mile or so to a Philipino Store to get Empanada.

Wanted a case of 7 pieces or so.

But, the lady said they only have 3 pieces left.

I asked how long it might take to get more out of the oven.

She said not till tomorrow.

I said OK I will take it.

She said it is $8.  I said OK.

I placed the Credit Card into the machine.

Then she looked at me and said the minimum amount for CC is $10.

My Bad, Been Cashed out for a while now.

I am out.

 

Image

Yo Fam, BTW, here is what Empanada looks like.

 

Song

The thing about the Philipino store, my way, is they always have good music.

I shazam my way into finding out the song playing.

It was “Billy Chuchat Feat. Violette Wautier” cover of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza“.

 

Videos

Music

Billy Chuchat Feat. Violette Wautier

  1. I Took A Pill In Ibiza
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Billy Chuchat – Topic
        Date Published:- 2020-April-3rd
        Date Added:- 2022-March-14th
        Link

Mike Posner

  1. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Amazing Crowd!) – V Festival 2016 HD
    • Profile
      • A channel to support an amazing musician called Mike Posner.
        Instagram: @mikeposnersupport
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Mike Posner Fans
        Date Published:- 2016-June-24th
        Date Added:- 2022-March-15th
        Link
  2. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Live At Capitals Summertime Ball 2016)
    • Profile
      • Music video by Mike Posner performing I Took A Pill In Ibiza. (C) 2016 This is Global LTD Under License To Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Mike Posner
        Date Published:- 2016-June-24th
        Date Added:- 2022-March-14th
        Link
  3. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Live)
    • Profile
      • Mike Posner At Night, Alone. Available Now
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Mike Posner
        Date Published:- 2016-March-26th
        Date Added:- 2022-March-14th
        Link

 

Interview

Aubrey Marcus

Aubrey Marcus Podcast

  1. The REAL STORY Of Mike Posner Taking A Pill In IBIZA | Aubrey Marcus Podcast
    • Profile
      • Mike Posner came on my podcast and told us the true story behind his hit song, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza.”
      • We also went deep on loss, in the last few years Mike has lost his father, his good friend Avicii, and a rough breakup.
      • You can watch the full podcast here: http://bit.ly/AMP197T
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Aubrey Marcus
        Date Published:- 2019-March-29th
        Date Added:- 2022-March-14th
        Link

 

Video Transcripts

Interview

Aubrey Marcus

Aubrey Marcus Podcast

The REAL STORY Of Mike Posner Taking A Pill In IBIZA | Aubrey Marcus Podcast
  1. Low Self Esteem
    • I was walking around by the stage
    • Hoping somebody will recognize me
    • Talking about putting the mirror in the wrong place

 

Lyrics

Mike Posner

I Took a Pill in Ibiza

Genius

Link

[Verse 1]
I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool
And when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older
But fuck it, it was something to do
I’m living out in LA, I drive a sports car just to prove
I’m a real big baller ’cause I made a million dollars
And I spend it on girls and shoes

[Chorus]
But you don’t wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster
And be all alone
You don’t wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don’t wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

[Verse 2]
I’m just a singer who already blew his shot
I get along with old timers
‘Cause my name’s a reminder of a pop song people forgot
And I can’t keep a girl, no
‘Cause as soon as the sun comes up
I cut ’em all loose and work’s my excuse
But the truth is I can’t open up

[Chorus]
Now you don’t wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster
And be all alone
You don’t wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don’t wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs (Hey)

[Bridge]
I took a plane to my hometown
I brought my pride and my guitar
All my friends are all gone but there’s manicured lawns
And the people still think I’m a star
I walked around downtown
I met some fans on Lafayette
They said tell us how to make it ’cause we’re getting real impatient
So I looked ’em in the eye and said

[Chorus]
You don’t wanna be high like me
Never really knowing why like me
You don’t ever wanna step off that roller coaster
And be all alone
You don’t wanna ride the bus like this
Never knowing who to trust like this
You don’t wanna be stuck up on that stage singing
Stuck up on that stage singing
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all I know are sad songs, sad songs

 

About

Mike Posner

I Took a Pill in Ibiza

Genius

Link

In “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” Posner reflects on his career as a musician, specifically the rise-and-fall cycle of his fame. Musically, he demonstrates a new, Americana acoustic style, a pivot from his sound on previous songs, like “Cooler Than Me.”

Posner’s guitar-driven original and SeeBs remixed version of the song both appear on his sophomore album, At Night, Alone.

The SeeBs remix, which morphs the song into something you might actually hear at an Ibiza club, blew up even harder than the original.

It’s ironic that a song about the sad emptiness of music industry fame became so much more successful when dressed up in the clothes of a big-house EDM festival smasher. It’s a similar story to Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” and its remix.

Like Outkast’s “Hey Ya” or Springsteen’s “Born in the USA,” it’s one of those songs whose sound and lyrics are completely in contrast to each other, and if you only listen to the sound you miss that the lyrics go in an entirely different direction.

Posner discussed this on Medium.

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