What’s The Song Mike Posner Is Referring To “A Pop Song People Forgot”?

What’s The Song Mike Posner Is Referring To “A Pop Song People Forgot”?

If you’re a fan of the song “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” by Mike Posner (actually the SeeB Remix version), then you’ve probably wondered what song Mike is referring to when he sings, “a pop song people forgot“. I mean, how can you “get” the song, if you don’t know what “that” song is?

The interesting thing is that Posner isn’t referring to the title of a particular song in Ibiza, he’s referring to himself.

The song, which as the 28 year old Detroit born singer/songwriter has said in recent interviews, is almost a total autobiographical song about his own experience with fame. In the third verse of the hit song, Mike sings the lines – “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“. Which is a reference to his rise to fame back in 2010 with his singles “Cooler Than Me”, “Please Don’t Go” and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” and then being almost forgotten over the five years that followed.

“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” by Mike Posner (SeeB Remix)

My name is a reminder of a pop song that people forgot – just like they had forgotten about him. Up until this year that is, when Norwegian duo SeeB took his 2015 Acoustic song “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” from his EP The Truth, and with some remix magic turned it into a 2016 hit.

Bringing Mike Posner back into the consciousness of music lovers worldwide. Now, his name is a reminder of that “Ibiza” song that people just can’t stop singing.



Mike Posner “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Acoustic Version)

I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Lyrics)

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

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

Follow DaysTune on TwitterI’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

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

I took a plane to my home town
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

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 that I know are sad songs, sad songs
Darling, all that I know are sad songs, sad songs
©2015 Mike Posner

 

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