Jacob Lee - Artistry Lyrics




I let every thought thread a weft of yarn
Weaving through the warps, a tapestry of us

If I make my arms, the home you seek
If I sway my brush, would I capture thee?
If I hang your scars, in a gallery
As a work of artistry

May I clear your slate and wipe your conscience
Lay it on another shelf
I'll be anything you ever ask
I'll take your memories upon myself
If you keep my thoughts and thieve my wisdom
I will find another shell
I don't ever want to be the selfish reason
You don't ever find yourself

I felt every thought claw the strands apart
Weaving into knots, a travesty of us

If I stay my arms, and I pull your sleeve
If I snap my brush, would you trust in me?
If I trace your scars, with the broken piece
As a work of artistry

May I clear your slate and wipe your conscience
Lay it on another shelf
I'll be anything you ever ask
I'll take your memories upon myself
If you keep my thoughts and thieve my wisdom
I will find another shell
I don't ever want to be the selfish reason
You don't ever find yourself

Watching the needle thread through every pore
She told me shading made everything more
Beautiful but I don't see it at all
I'm more deranged than before
Standing in paints as it pools on the ground
Colours of empathy blending with doubt
Witnessing everything melting around
Until I drown

May I clear your slate and wipe your conscience
Lay it on another shelf
I'll be anything you ever ask
I'll take your memories upon myself
If you keep my thoughts and thieve my wisdom
I will find another shell
I don't ever want to be the selfish reason
You don't ever find yourself

May I clear your slate and wipe your conscience
Lay it on another shelf
I'll be anything you ever ask
I'll take your memories upon myself
If you keep my thoughts and thieve my wisdom
I will find another shell
I don't ever want to be the selfish reason
You don't ever find yourself





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  1. Paige Johnson

    I'm so glad I started discovering more of your songs 🥺💜

  2. Onur Can Açıkgöz

    Veeery goodd💖💖

  3. TERRI MCCARTHY

    I agree, he should have way more recognition than most. Masterpieces, if i may say so!!!

  4. esra

    jacob, you are art yourself

  5. Hydrangea Me

    💜💜💜

  6. Thulisile Motha

    ❤️ from 🇿🇦

  7. SHERLOCKİAN

    Perfect ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. Lights Out

    I'm falling

  9. Pedro Traguil

    Here's my intrepretation:

    They both had good intentions when they were preparing the gifts they wanted to give each other, she picked the beautiful flowers and he painted a beautiful painting, but when they met to give the gifts, there was something wrong and they gave the wrong message when the flowers were dead and the painting was all black, then they turn away from each other, he didn't understand what went wrong and was hurt by her giving him the dead flowers, and she was mad at him and destroyed his painting and by doing so hurt him even more. After all that they both go down a dark path as he hurts and lays down on the black paint as a sign of depression for her leaving him, and she went from a innocent picking up beautiful flowers to someone darker, picking up the dead ones to make the bouquet. By the end she finds herself and her innocence again in another beautiful flower, as he takes all her pain and stays silent.

    I think the message of the video is that sometimes meaning well we get lost in translation and pass the wrong message without even realizing, some people can take the blame and keep it to themselves even if they don't know what happened, as a way to spare the other person from suffering. Many relationships suffer from that. The end of the video shows that even in our darkest hour, we can still find light in the darkness and follow that light to get back to our old innocent selfs.

    I might be wrong, but anyway that was my intrepretation.
    I can't get enough of this song, it really speaks to me as every other songs from Jacob, i'm obsessed with his music since i found him. I think somehow his music is changing me and making me a better version of myself. As an artist he is inspiring me.

    Thank You Jacob!
    Keep up the amazing work!

  10. Patricia Ubeda

    Amo demais

  11. Teresa Bunnell

    Beautifully done!!! Love this one!

  12. Kajini Lokho

    I'm a becoming a big fan of Jacob Lee. There's something about his voice which my touch my heart and soul deeply.

  13. Fantasia_ Cute_

    i like at♾❤️

  14. Theresajane Aranui

    This songs awesome

  15. Ramı Seroür

    So much pain behind each word, hard for any to realize or to understand.

    Far away from nowadays songs and words, yours are truly different, clean, pure

    Waiting for more, keep going !

  16. Nis Uyuli

    I met your music through a friend, and from there I always listen to you, it is very exciting and difficult to explain.

  17. Julia Cidfuentes

    I wanna leave 'everything on another shelf' and to find myself once and for all finding YOuU.
    We should go to his concert together ♾♾

  18. ruby2000

    hair goals etc

  19. Liv Muntez

    This song is soooooooooo beautiful yet sooo underrated!!!

  20. Fati Merzak

    I'm really speechless ... Your masterpiece Jacob made me cry .I really felt it . keep going in your hard work .... I'll always pray for you until you reach the top ❤️❤️

  21. Elizabeth Durbin

    Honestly. I've never heard of you until one of your songs came up as a reccomend on my account. I listened to a good handful of your music and I must say.. I LOVE every bit of your lyrics, your voice is breathtaking! A lot of your songs resonate with my soul. Keep doing you! Your an amazing artist!

  22. And I . . . OOP

    To my best friend, who hasn't said anything to me in such a long time. I miss you, it was my mistake. I had no self worth, I've improved, and I'm waiting for you . . .

  23. Zen Pascual

    What are you doing? You always hit the right part for pain

  24. Jana Alothman

    Jacob lee is a work of art , tresure !

  25. Duics Tünde

    💕💕💕💕💕💕

  26. Kwan White

    This is the type of song/music video(ART!) that in 10 years i will come to this comment section: 2030 anyone?

    Truly a masterpiece. Well done

  27. Rodrigo Ferreira

    I can't stop watching !! 👏👏👏

  28. gabriella yanie

    Nikki looks so gorgeous!

  29. Jeremiah

    He’s underrated because this is real music that actually has meaning behind it💯🔥🙌🏾

  30. Roze Araújo

    AAAAAAAAA I LOVE U 💜

  31. Lance Von Borstel

    Jacob Lee is a creator of life experience beautiful yet full of pain, I guess that is how life can be for us all because everyone lives through their own personal suffering and then see the beauty of the world in different shades of the color of what the mind perceives

  32. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΑ ΤΣΙΑΧΤΗ

    Jacob, my beautiful heart...

  33. Pun Silver

    Why hasn't this video reached 1 million views yet??? You deserve better than that Jacob! 🥺❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️☘️🍀☘️🍀☘️🍀☘️🍀☘️

  34. La Ra

    One of my favourites so far.
    I discovered you by chance last week and since then I can't get your voice out of my mind. *Your music is awesome*

  35. Brave Jonah

    *If a sway my brush, would I capture thee?*

  36. Sofia Yeganeh

    U are amazing jacoooob 😍😍😍😍😍I love uuuuuu

  37. Пламен Симеонов

    🔝❤️🔝

  38. HF.M Ibrahim M

    perfect song❤️❤️❤️❤️

  39. Josh234

    Each song has a message which relates to God and jesus.

    'if I make my arms the harm you seek'
    He is willing to let her hurt him continously to take all her pain.
    'may I clean your slate and wipe your consciouance clean'
    He is taking all her sin so she can be pure hence the flowers are alive.
    However he can no longer take all her sin and needs to give her it back as she gives him his pure heart back (flowers) and he gives her back her sin (painting) and 'shaming makes everything warp' he has shamed her and her ripping it up is her discarding him and the work he has done.

    It is sad and he feels if he wipes her consciouance all the time she won't ever find her true self and will keep doing the same thing.

    99thJediWarrior

    Are you going to make this entire song about God and Jesus? I'm just saying because you made this same reply on another person's interpretation of the song.

  40. hildah ndunda

    So deep and creative.

  41. Leah Iverson

    I love the meaning behind this song. Its bringing to light how even though you can bring your love to someone and you can think its enough, there will always be someone who tears it apart. And if one of the partners still loves their past person, and their past person wants to move onto someone else and leave them behind, then they will sacrifice themselves so that the person they still love is happy...even if they arent and feel torn down. Very well done! 🖤

  42. maDDiex

    I would like to know why you used the painting La Gloire. I observed that you used the version with the musician in Zen and here is the version with the painter. Me and my friend have some
    theories, but we want the real one. :))

  43. Maciej Gałka

    I'm big fan from very first songs you made i'm proud how u grow up in music
    I want to thank you for Being yourself
    Fan 1# from Poland

    Joanna Loniewska

    Another fan from Poland ;)

  44. Misia Katarzyna

    ❤❤Perfect❤❤
    A1 Song this is beautiful 👌

  45. César HF

    Bro, amazing song a video !!!

  46. Night Wulf

    Your music is so epic buddy keep making more for us please. 🙂

  47. ITs SiZzIlE SwAgS

    Link for Drake unreleased https://youtu.be/awYUEjjQOos

  48. Victoria C.

    This video is amazing, another incredible work, Jacob. Thank you ❤️

  49. ِAreej Alhussein

    I love your songs so much that I feel jealous of those feelings

  50. Li Vieira

    I understand...
    - . -'

  51. J S

    What can I say , it’s a Billion seen worth .I can’t stop repeating it over and over .
    ❤️🔥

  52. Mona Means Hope

    Music loves you Jacob as much as you show people how beautiful it is and making the best of it all time.

  53. AMA 8

    Wooooooooooohhhw 😭💜💜

  54. Laiane Lorentz

    Simplesmente apaixonada por ti
    💕👩‍💻
    #VemParaBrasil

  55. Janaina Souza monteiro

    Magnífico, parabéns 👏👏

  56. Laugh

    i fall in love with your voice

  57. Anthony Velez

    I could really use an interpretation of this song ive had it on repeat for an hour a day and i can't fully grasp the possible meaning. Please and thank you

  58. Zaneta

    I am in love with your voice and lyrics :)

  59. Athina A.

    Amazing ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  60. Bob Yeager

    You deserve more dude , i swear God you do. Much love and respect buddy!

  61. Alece sky Sneed

    Amazing

  62. Hamza Tajammal

    i am glad that i stumble upon this... <3

  63. Unintentional Flashback

    Thank you, Jacob Lee. Your intention clears me, of all I am releasing. Blessed Be. Namasté

  64. Musix Mutarjam

    This singer in the way of fame🥰😭😭

  65. Sy ee

    Why your songs are incredible. At the first time I heard I belong to you. I fall in love with your songs. Beautiful lyrics with deep means. ❤

  66. Enas Eno

    Can't stop listening! Thanks Jacob ♥️

  67. Matthew Hommel

    Amazing 😊❤

  68. As Above So Below

    This video...the lyrics....wow...

  69. Vy Nguyen Kha Do

    Thank you for sharing your talent to the world!

  70. Joelma Modesto

    Uau😱👨‍🎨👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🤩

  71. Sky

    always love your voice and the song

  72. Денис Кругов

    Thanks for this track! Its amazing

  73. Neak Hosseni

    Realy can't sop playing this song...why are you so gooood???

  74. M Tranová

    that musi video was breathtaking.

  75. Travis

    Jacob, you never fail to impress and evolve as an artist and song writer. Thanks for the music, man.

  76. Casie Howes

    I grew up in a ruff childhood alone and now in my adult days I find myself in struggles no one wants to be in. All the memories you wish to forget and yet always wanting to take others pain away from them.... This song is and has become my new favorite. As art and music is what I ALWAYS turn to. I've never known any artist who could tap into my life as you have with out even knowing me. It's speachless in a good way!!

  77. László Károly Kovács

    Alright YouTube recommendation, you got me this time...

  78. TheRealChangelling

    For the 1st time in my entire life... By God it is the 1st time in my entire life that I start crying at the sound of a song, and I have no idea why

  79. Mohamed amine Chahed

    This song is a time machine.
    There's something mystical about these tunes , they echo through the empty halls of your soul with reverent tones , the lyrics feels like an and exotic and rare script taken from a book of magic , it inflicts, nay forges a nameless feeling that creeps into the deepest and darkest corners of your soul ,blows specks of dust off it and plays the blurry flashback synchronously with the Music video, the latter is such work of art that it reflects everything you felt and reconstructs it so well that you find yourself immersed back into that ocean of memories, reliving every sensation ,and it feels too real ! this song makes you swoon as it snatches your soul back to that work of artistry.

  80. Fire Blast

    This is a piece of art. I'm blown away by the concept of the video. So here's my take on it:
    The girl was shown plucking flowers which symbolizes fragility and selflessness which the artist himself shared, " This piece is an ambiguous example of how fragile we feel in a position of selflessness, yet also how authoritative & powerful we feel when being selfish, even though, in reality, we eventually realise it is always the complete opposite" Then the girls cut the rose and gift him wilted and pale flowers without petals. The painting also started melting, and the black paint smudges all over. The painting wasn't black, the real painted image is shown on 1:00. Then she starts opening it  ( She told me shading made everything more beautiful, but I don't see it at all I'm more deranged than before ) and the guy pierce the knife on the canvas which destroys the real image because he want her to forget things and find her true self which the lyrics also states (I don't ever want to be the selfish reason you don't ever find yourself) The white area shown where he sat and stared the painting symbolizes he took all her memories and scars upon himself, he was trapped within a painting (I'll be anything you ever ask, I'll take your memories upon myself) and lastly everything was gone as the girl sniffed the rose.He gifted her his wisdom and thoughts and everything erased from her mind and she was a completely different person.


    It's my personal observation. I'd love to hear more explanations from you guys!

    Mac Chahed

    I think this is by far the most accurate interpretation i've read since i strted mulling over the symbolism of the song and i totally agree, i have the same opinion, i just hope the msuic industry would incline more into this sophisticated type of productions, it's really one in a million nowadays.
    Peace.

    mikimamus

    It is good interpretation! I thought they were self destroying because he was trying to take all shade on himself but at the end she finally saw the true flower , she found herself

    Josh234

    Hmm good interpretation. However each song has a message which relates to God and jesus.

    'if I make my arms the harm you seek'
    He is willing to let her hurt him continously to take all her pain.
    'may I clean your slate and wipe your consciouance clean'
    He is taking all her sin so she can be pure hence the flowers are alive.
    However he can no longer take all her sin and needs to give her it back as she gives him his pure heart back (flowers) and he gives her back her sin (painting) and 'shaming makes everything warp' he has shamed her and her ripping it up is her discarding him and the work he has done.

    It is sad and he feels if he wipes her consciouance all the time she won't ever find her true self and will keep doing the same thing.

  81. Heather Michelle

    Like drowning in the muck when love isnt what you expected. Never feeling good enough 🐝 cuts to the core. Thank you as always. What a gift. I love to cry

  82. Mohd Shauki Khalil

    (Y) <(") :-) <3 NICE SONG. 5 STAR SONG

  83. SageNoise

    Absolutely fell in love with the visuals and music.

  84. Steve Campbell

    Absolute perfection thank you for this

  85. Yahya Moul El Ksour

    This got to be some serie's tracksong !

  86. Aziz Alwaqdy

    Piece of art

  87. H. S

    In love with the video and the lyrics !pure art⚘ .
    Many nowadays famous male 'singers' should enjoy it while it lasts because once Jacob Lee's flame catches up there's no stopping him ~

  88. Utopian Dubstep

    I the mighty should cover this

  89. S.P. Baughman

    Your music is really inspiring and beautiful,tells a story...creative..My interpretation of it is someone who loves so deeply that he took her pain away ,make her see herself ,love herself for who she is...makes her scars disappear ....

  90. Victoria Grow

    😍😍😍😍😍😍

  91. Paul Kolone

    Always love his music... 👍👍👍👍

  92. Lujain Hum

    Totally speaking alot of unsaid things