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SOTD: Skeletons

My favorite Travis Scott song off Astroworld is probably a track called Skeletons. Play the video above to hear the audio if you’re interested. Lyrics below.

[Intro: Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, Kevin Parker & The Weeknd]
Yeah yeah yeah (yeah, ooh)
Feels like slow motion, we're floating at the speed (yeah)
(yeah, yeah)
Louder (louder)
Higher, higher, higher, higher, higher (uhh, yeah)
It's like standing in the ocean


[Verse: Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, & The Weeknd]
We just rocked Coachella, I gave her half of the check
It was good sex, honorable mention to the neck

Just let this wash on me
Didn't pass the loud, that was out of respect
Afterwards, pass the towel, I was out of Kleenex
If you take your girl out, do you expect sex?
If she take her titties out do you expect checks?
First visit, I gave her a pearl necklace
Next visit, I'ma need your girl naked

Took a church visit, you know, 'cause the world hectic

[Bridge: The Weeknd & Pharrell Williams]
Like floating, if I can't be in time
I don't know, I don't know (wash on me, wash on me, yeah)
In the ocean, if I can't be loved
I don't know a sound
(That’s right)

[Outro: Pharrell Williams, Travis Scott, Kevin Parker & The Weeknd]
Standing in the ocean (standing in the ocean) (Ooh)
Bad memories like waves
Echoing (echoing), echoing
Standing in the ocean
(Oh, baby)
Standing in the ocean
Feels like slow motion, we're floating at the speed

Skeletons features longtime collaborator The Weeknd and also marks Travis' second collaboration with Pharrell Williams, who is listed as a producer on Rodeo’s “Flying High”.

Furthermore, the song offers the first highly anticipated collaboration between Travis and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker. News of the collaboration first leaked in October 2017, as both Parker and Scott were pictured working in the studio together.

Guided by Parker’s familiar psychedelic production, Travis and company cultivate an ethereal, serendipitous experience. This is established within the refrain, which references the feeling of numbness in the form of “floating in time.”

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