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"Lowlife" is a song by Poppy. The song was released on July 24th, 2015. This song was featured on her debut EP, Bubblebath EP. The music video currently has over 24 million views on YouTube. It was released as the lead single of Bubblebath EP.

This song currently has three official remixes. The first one being the Slushii Remix, which was released on October 4th, 2016. The Slushii Remix contains the official clean lyrics of the song. The second remix was the Clawzy Remix which was released on October 19th, 2016.

The third remix contains the hip-hop artist Travis Mills and was released exclusively via the website Just Jared.

Theme

Poppy said herself to describe the song, “The song is about me living on my own for quite a while and the ups and downs of it all. Then meeting someone when you’re in a very rough spot. And that certain person, whether it’s a friend or a lover, shaking up your world and making the worst time actually the best time”.

Music Video

The "Lowlife" music video was released on July 24th, 2015. The video shows shots such as Poppy showing a pose on a chair that some might think of as “satanic” or Poppy sitting at a dining table with a man dressed up as the devil with the table having plates with bones and skulls on them. Poppy is in a music video set. In some parts of the video a couple of older men in wheelchairs can be seen possibly talking about Poppy.

Later in the video, Poppy leaves the set with the man following her, seeming to be saying arguable things to her. When she leaves the building, the man gives up and walks away. Outside, Poppy signs some fans' photographs of her with red paint and a paintbrush before hopping into a van where she inhales an oxygen mask possibly containing some kind of a drug. She walks back into the building at the set where she pushes the men away from the camera. At the very end she blocks the camera and the video ends.

Lyrics

Old suitcase, clean getaway
I'm the one who takes the blame again
New day but the same lines
I feel like a victim of the dollar sign

All these years on my own
Fight my fight all alone
Till you came, don't you know
Don't you know

Baby you're the highlight of my lowlife
Take a shitty day and make it alright
Yeah alright
Oh in every circumstance
Yeah you make the difference
Baby you're the highlight of my lowlife (lowlife)

This bad taste, these headaches
Wake up on the floor again, ah yeah
My torn dress, this failed test
Soon they will be erased

All these years on my own
Fight my fight all alone
Till you came, don't you know
Don't you know

Baby you're the highlight of my lowlife
Take a shitty day and make it alright
Yeah alright
Oh and every circumstance
Yeah you make the difference
Baby you're the highlight of my lowlife (lowlife)

And I get so lonely
I can't make it on my own
And I need to call ya
"Can you come to my chateau?"
Take me in your arms and
Hold me tight yeah pull me close
Whisper in my ear
All I want you to say is

Baby you're the highlight of my lowlife
Take a shitty day and make it alright
Oh and every circumstance
Yeah you make the difference
Baby you're the highlight of my lowlife (lowlife) [2x]

Audio(s)

That Poppy - Low Life (Slushii Remix)03:51

That Poppy - Low Life (Slushii Remix)

That Poppy - Lowlife (feat. T03:30

That Poppy - Lowlife (feat. T. Mills)

That Poppy - Lowlife03:28

That Poppy - Lowlife

Trivia

  • This is the only song on Bubblebath EP that has an official clean version.
  • The remix with Travis Mills was the original song, but his verse was cut for the release of the song for unknown reasons.
  • Poppy has a video titled "How to Play Lowlife".
  • PopularTV has described the track as one that "will make you want to break out your old checkered Vans and hang with the skater boys.''
  • Titanic Sinclair stated that the music video for Bleach Blonde Baby is a visual sequel to this song.
  • Lowlife was later featured on the compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 58 in North America.

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