FKA Twigs Wiki
Advertisement
FKA Twigs Wiki
Figure 8
FKA twigs - M3LL155X.png
Song by FKA twigs
from the album MXLL155X
Recorded 2014
Genre Electronic
Length 3:03
Label Young Turks
Writer TBA
Producer TBA



Figure 8 is the second single off of FKA twigs' third EP, MXLL155X. The song was announed as a second single on August 3, 2015 through Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Show. The song was featured in the EP's short movie.

Background[]

Twigs revealed to the DJ that the evocative tune was written during a period of confusion that followed the success of her LP1 album in 2014, and that it was partially inspired by voguing. "I was feeling a bit sad and quite a bit lost," she said, "and I went to New York and I started to vogue." "Every hand movement that you do in voguing is a figure of 8, and that is eternity," Twigs added. "Every single move has to flow into the other like the eternal move that never stops moving."

Lyrics[]

Let me live
Through your vice
Mass appeal
I feel in ten breaths it's a miracle if we're still alive
Can you touch it? Is it real?
Paper cards that I feel
The slightest rip is a river that's overflowing me

Something happened, just above me
I've a baby inside
But I won't give birth till you insert yourself inside of me
I hear you whining, baby lively
I am an angel (hush now)
My back wings give the hardest slap that you've ever seen

Figures of 8 around your face
Elaborate, your eternity
You're so fucking fake that it’s hurting me
I'm just jealous cause you're more alive than what I'll ever be
I take a step, I break my neck
Teach me how to lead with my middle finger
Boys growing boys growing girls into women
Teach me how to live life like I'm not a singer
3-3-3-3-3-3, Hold that pose for me
Hush now, Hush now...

Let me live
Let me live (hush now, hush now)
Let me...

Advertisement