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"Altar" is a song by That Poppy (who now goes by the name Poppy). The song is featured on her debut extended play, Bubblebath and was released on February 12th, 2016. The song's audio was released onto her official VEVO channel on February 15th, 2016, along with the audio for American Kids.

Theme

The song is about Poppy's obsession with a person that she loves, and wanting to run away with them. She sings about the girl that they're about to marry being a manipulator. Poppy demonstrates strong emotional ambitions towards the subject of the song, which is unusual because she shows little emotion in her YouTube videos.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
She'll take you straight to the bank
Don't marry that gutter skank
I know the pressure is high and she's gonna cry
But that old news needs to die

[Chorus]
You're standing at the altar baby
I'm coming straight for you
The getaway car is waiting and we'll ride into the blue
Church bells don't ring, church bells don't ring too soon
You're standing at the altar, I'm coming for you

[Verse 2]
I know that she has a gun, it's an emotional one
And in your vulnerable state, she loves to manipulate
And when you're weak and in pain, she comes around again

[Chorus]
You're standing at the altar baby
I'm coming straight for you
The getaway car is waiting and we'll ride into the blue
Church bells don't ring, church bells don't ring to stone
You're standing at the altar, I'm coming for you

[Bridge]
She'll never love you like I love you
'Cause we were born to be together babe
So don't you leave me for another
Don't say "I do"
You're standing at the altar baby
I'm coming straight for you

[Chorus]
You're standing at the altar baby
I'm coming straight for you
The getaway car is waiting and we'll ride into the blue
Church bells don't ring, church bells don't ring to stone
You're standing at the altar, I'm coming for you

Audio

That Poppy - Altar (Audio)

That Poppy - Altar (Audio)

Reception

Little individual reviews followed the release of Altar, as the track was mostly overshadowed by the previous two Bubblebath hits Money and Lowlife. However, Tyler Peterson of UQMUSIC stated in a review that Money and Altar in particular were "retro-bangers".

Trivia

  • Along with American Kids, it is one of two songs on Bubblebath EP to not have an official music video.
  • The song's second verse features a brief reggae beat similar to that heard in Lowlife.
  • It is speculated that this song refers to Titanic Sinclair's previous project, Mars Argo. The lines "I know that she has a gun, it's an emotional one" possibly reference her controversial video, "Everybody Wants It All".
Discography