Matt Maeson - Cringe Lyrics




Lover come over, look what I've done
I've been alone so long, I feel like I'm on the run
Lover come over, kick up the dust
I've got a secret starting to rust

She said, I'm looking like a bad man, smooth criminal
She said, my spirit doesn't move like it did before
She said, that I don't look like me no more, no more
I said, I'm just tired, she said, you're just high
And I said, I saw you in the water
And I said, I saw you in the water

Lover come hold me, heads on the fritz
Gaudy intoxicated feelings comfortably mixed
Lover come hold me, could you forget
I've got a secret, digging a ditch

She said, I'm looking like a bad man, smooth criminal
She said, my spirit doesn't move like it did before
She said, that I don't look like me no more, no more
I said, I'm just tired, she said, you're just high
And I said, I saw you in the water
And I said, I saw you in the water

Sweating all your sins out
Putting all your thoughts back together
Oh, we just don't blend now
All of my attempts seem to weather
Oh, I make you cringe now
Don't I make you cringe
Oh, I make you cringe now
Don't I make you cringe

She said, I'm looking like a bad man, smooth criminal
She said, my spirit doesn't move like it did before
She said, that I don't look like me no more, no more
I said, I'm just tired..

She said, I'm looking like a bad man, smooth criminal
She said, my spirit doesn't move like it did before
She said, that I don't look like me no more, no more
I said, I'm just tired, she said, you're just high
And I said, I saw you in the water
And I said, I saw you in the water (do I make you cringe)
And I said, I saw you in the water
And I said, I saw you in the water (do I make you cringe)
And I said, I saw you in the water





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  1. Novella

    God damn. Very rarely are there perfect songs but this stripped song is that. The sense of yearning is amped in this version.

  2. mooncake

    i literally just typed in 'cringe' and got this. i feel blessed.

  3. Hovhannes Alekyan

    damn... I just discovered something

  4. Ms Edrea Ellone Estates

    I play this song every time suicide creeps in.

  5. Nicol Tole Devia

    2020 😢😢😢

  6. Mac N

    What does “I saw you in the water” mean?

  7. Danielle Olson

    2020 anyone?

  8. Logan Adkins

    Honestly both this song and hallucinogenics have helped me through so many rough times. He’s truthfully so so talented and unknown but he has the making to be somebody massive. I’m really hoping I get to go to see him in April

  9. Breyanna Williams

    This makes me think of my oldest brother I love him to death and forgive him for everything he’s done to me in the past but if he ever hears this song I pray to god so so hard that he just stops the drugs for good he has a baby girl and he has a family and he has a little sister that would love him to come back like the old him

  10. aryan raj

    2020. Anyone?

  11. Justine Playz

    This song is really deep. Also, this song is cringe and I'm saying it in the best way possible

  12. upside down

    love this version. Anyone know the chords?

  13. Eden Marie

    I don’t know if they JUST started playing this but they’ve been playing this on the Peak in Vancouver. Thank goodness for public radio or I never would have found this.

  14. 1000 subcribes Without videos

    I was scrolling and when i saw this i got goosebumps. I don’t know what’s that mean. I just click too fast and wow. Like that’s my destiny.

  15. Surpass

    I can’t get this out of my head

  16. Lexi Griffin

    I love this stripped version but the original has so much power and emotion

  17. Nyao

    that's not what i expected for searching "cringe"

  18. Alfredo Zavala

    Thanks! Matt!

  19. Heart Zaaman

    2019?🕵🏿‍♂️

  20. Riley MacDonald

    I finally found this omg 😳

  21. Shadeep Rai

    Thanks to Matt his songs are Deep man.

  22. Doctor Strain

    So where did you go @MattMaeson?

  23. Jillian Gatchell

    The other seems more upbeat and the like and this one sounds like he's confessing a murder and his crimes holy cow

  24. Ian Kinney

    No matter how many times I listen to this I swear all I can hear is "she said your just fine" lol

    Rebecca Jennings

    Funny that's what I heard in the beginning, but i slowly started hearing high.

  25. Evan Toja

    I was trapped by the honesty and simplicity of the song. There's a soul counting a story. Not trying to sell nothing... just letting off steam

  26. HAS

    Play it at 0.75 speed

  27. TREY K. - TIGERZZz

    2:15 I was thinking this part was cringy for a sec then I got it and died laughing 😂 I’m sooo dum

  28. Cody V

    This just sounds like a song I'd hear walking downtown nashville in some dive bar coming out the door and it's amazing

  29. The Lost

    I got confused by the title so I clicked. Beautiful song & voice, so glad I clicked this one. This is just amazing.

  30. youjuststolemyuwus •

    His voice is heavenly beautiful

  31. Yelda Yavuz

    I love your music. Helps me cope

  32. Aurora

    Still here... still the same feelings

  33. Theresa Amick

    OH MY GOD MATT, GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!

  34. Randy Baker

    I saw you in the water" drowning time to let you breath again

  35. Randy Baker

    Song hit me deep sitting in my car

  36. Ass Lawn

    Saw this legend at the Florida Man concert recently, he's just as good live as he is in studio

  37. Baby Yoda

    This song is so cringy....



    jk jk i really love this song!

  38. Jo Smith

    This song is 10000x better acoustic

  39. joe m

    the word cringe makes me cringe

  40. Lauren Litherland

    dude i tell everyone at my school that he is my favorite artist and they don’t know who he is..... how?

  41. camila Indriago

    Man! Finally, after 3 years this song is finally playing on my country´s radio station! AHHHH so happy

  42. Rachel

    Hi. I'm about to have a full-on breakdown listening to this. I can feel it. As an addict with depression, as someone who has loved an addict, this hurts and yet is so f'ing beautiful. It just hits hard. Hits home.

    I'm just tired.

  43. Rachel

    Wowww.... my spotify just played this instead of what I was trying to play, and I've never been more grateful. Damn, that voice had me hooked from the first note, then the lyrics... my 🖤.

  44. Kristy Fowler

    Please collab with Tyler Joseph!
    I think you'd be great together!!

  45. Kyle Clark

    You're voice is absolutely stunning.. Its a yes from me- Simon Cowell...*smacks the gold buzzer*

  46. Catherine Eva

    YouTube had the audacity to interrupt this song with an add and I’m fuming.

  47. Fek Ari

    "Cringe"

    Lover come over, look what I've done
    I've been alone so long, I feel like I'm on the run
    Lover come over, kick up the dust
    I've got a secret starting to rust

    She said, I'm looking like a bad man, smooth criminal
    She said, my spirit doesn't move like it did before
    She said, that I don't look like me no more, no more
    I said, I'm just tired, she said, you're just high
    And I said, I saw you in the water
    And I said, I saw you in the water

    Lover come hold me, heads on the fritz
    Gaudy intoxicated feelings comfortably mixed
    Lover come hold me, could you forget
    I've got a secret, digging a ditch

    She said, I'm looking like a bad man, smooth criminal
    She said, my spirit doesn't move like it did before
    She said, that I don't look like me no more, no more
    I said, I'm just tired, she said, you're just high
    And I said, I saw you in the water
    And I said, I saw you in the water

    Sweating all your sins out
    Putting all your thoughts back together
    Oh, we just don't blend now
    All of my attempts seem to weather
    Oh, I make you cringe now
    Don't I make you cringe
    Oh, I make you cringe now
    Don't I make you cringe

    She said, I'm looking like a bad man, smooth criminal
    She said, my spirit doesn't move like it did before
    She said, that I don't look like me no more, no more
    I said, I'm just tired..

    She said, I'm looking like a bad man, smooth criminal
    She said, my spirit doesn't move like it did before
    She said, that I don't look like me no more, no more
    I said, I'm just tired, she said, you're just high
    And I said, I saw you in the water
    And I said, I saw you in the water (do I make you cringe)
    And I said, I saw you in the water
    And I said, I saw you in the water (do I make you cringe)
    And I said, I saw you in the water

  48. pink kittens

    yall really fighting bout whether its "your just tired" or "your just high" nd your really ignoring the possibility of "your just lyin'"

  49. Ford Johnson

    Why is the reverb in just the right ear?!

  50. JediGeneral B

    "I said Im just tired, she said your just high."






    I'm only high on something I thought I had. I'll be better when it wears off, mom. I'm sorry.

  51. Trevor Alexander

    *I got a secret starting to rust*

  52. snowflakesXsea

    I love the line “I said I saw her in the water”. I think it means that she’s a hypocrite, or he saw his own characteristics in her.

  53. Miss Shel

    seeing you tonight xoxo

  54. Peyton Falcon

    Lol he doesn’t say water, he kinda just says

    “WAAAERRRR”

    Lachlan budd

    Nah there's definitely a t sound in there

  55. Chad P

    It's crazy how much percussion can change a song

  56. Megan Schultz

    I love this song so much 😻

  57. Ghost 375

    It's been nearly a year and this song still always reminds me of someone I love that I left.

  58. Anastasiia Kirilik

    Check out my ukulele cover attempt for this:) https://youtu.be/d0pzSHaidMo What do you think? Love and Light:)

  59. Randi Finch

    This is the better version. Prove me wrong.

  60. decerichard

    are you still here? its 2019 and your girlfriend still loves you. take care

  61. Holly Hayes

    I would've loved to go to the concert in Salt Lake but I'm poor haha. Good luck! Hopefully I catch you the next time around!

  62. Nipple Witch

    Soooo much better stripped 👌♥️ love this song it’s stuck in my head

  63. Destiny Gallagher

    This compared to the regular version are two completely different songs!

  64. Tyler Furey

    Halloween 2019 🤓👍

  65. NotFakeKilo

    bro, you just posted cringe

  66. punkrockghost

    this is a good song for when you’re just hurting really deeply . crippling depression time

    appleteapumkin

    Dude same.

  67. Luciana dos Santos Barbosa

    Genteeee que musicaaaaaaa emm
    Ameiiii

  68. Lauren Lewis

    This song is the when Kim finds out Cleo's secret and Cleo finds out Kim's secret about how she has been partying and getting high and how Cleo is a mermaid...(H20:Just Add Water)😂😂😂

  69. Žiga Pogačar

    Lover come over
    Look what I done
    I been alone so long
    I feel like I'm on the run
    Lover come over
    Kick up the dust
    I got a secret
    Starting to rust
    She said I'm looking like a bad man
    Smooth criminal
    She said my spirit doesn't move like it did before
    She said that I don't look like me no more no more
    I said I'm just tired
    She said you're just high
    I said I saw you in the water
    I said I saw you in the water
    Lover come hold me
    Heads on the fritz
    Body intoxicated
    Feelings comfortably mixed
    Lover come hold me
    Could you forget?
    I got a secret
    Digging a ditch
    She said I'm looking like a bad man
    Smooth criminal
    She said my spirit doesn't move like it did before
    She said that I don't look like me no more no more
    I said I'm just tired
    She said you're just high
    I said I saw you in the water
    I said I saw you in the water
    Sweating all your sins out
    Putting all your thoughts back together
    Oh, we just don't blend out
    All of my attempts seem to weather
    Oh, I make you cringe now
    Don't I make you cringe?
    Oh, I make you cringe now
    Don't I make you cringe?
    She said I'm looking like a bad man
    Smooth criminal
    She said my spirit doesn't move like it did before
    She said that I don't look like me no more no more
    I said I'm just tired
    She said I'm looking like a bad man
    Smooth criminal
    She said my spirit doesn't move like it did before
    She said that I don't look like me no more no more
    I said I'm just tired
    She said you're just high
    I said I saw you in the water (do I make you cringe?)
    I said I saw you in the water (do I make you cringe?)
    I said I saw you in the water (do I make you cringe?)
    I said I saw you in the water (do I make you cringe?)

  70. LastHazzerd

    Stripped and not Stripped are for two different energy levels of the same mood.

  71. BlueJayRobin

    #1 on the Alt Rock Chart in Calgary tonight.

  72. Tylerina alpha

    Η φαση ειναι γκριτζι

  73. • Deirdre Tristesse •

    I’m not sure how to put it into words but, Thank you for making music. Thank you for sharing your talent and giving us a moment to chill and just
    F E E L. Really I/we appreciate what you do. Keep it up ❤️💯

  74. Jam Jam

    IVE BEEN TRYING FOR DAYS TO REMEMBER THIS SONG I HAD THE VAGUE WORDS BUT I COULDN'T GET THE FRIGGIN CHORUS GOD BLESS I FOUND IT

    Irl Fredrickson

    I know i heard it on the end and i just searched songs being played on the end and it came up, lucky!

    Riyah Arshad.

    I feel this resonate with me on a spiritual level

  75. Kono Dutch

    I don't visit my past no more

    Kono Dutch

    It just make me cringe now

  76. Elizabeth Corkins

    🖤🎶🖤🎶🖤🎶🖤🎶🖤🎶🖤🎶🖤🎶🖤🎶

  77. leah Eiram

    Smooth! I can't believe I saw this in the water.

  78. Kaz&Deko

    No sé cómo llegué a tú música y luego a tu canal. Es increíble tu música, sigue así ☺️

  79. Music Pop

    underrated song name lol

  80. Amanda Braithwaite

    I feel like I make you cringe.

  81. Jennifer Menapace

    Best new and relevant voice/artist on the radio in years

  82. EEVEE

    Breathtaking

  83. AUDREY WILLIAMS

    This song is beautiful XD and I only heard the normal one...

  84. MemeMachine

    By saying "I saw you in the water" in response to her accusing you of being high does not help your case *AT ALL*

  85. ElGatoPolloLoco

    I wish this was the version played on the radio.

  86. heck noo

    Some songs hit too close to the mark, and I always play it close to the chest, but we had different lives, lived different stories, but how the fuck do you know my pain, how do you have my scares, life's a bitch and so is she...

  87. Mont The Beat Maker

    The way he says “I got a secre-e-et” is so amazing

  88. Vikkktor Balatti

    This is one of those songs that sounds better stripped
    !!!!!

  89. John Longo

    Really good song.

  90. Masticatious

    heard this on the radio :)

  91. Olivia Mero

    4 of the close people to me did drugs and got high regularly. This song is exactly how everything felt. “You’re just high.” Cringing at their new unfamiliar faces and bodies missing the old them. Beautiful but heartbreaking song. Well done

  92. lindsay lambert

    I'm very late but nice song

  93. Jack Calligaro

    Makes me miss a girl that i used to know, and still love. A girl as sweet as Southern Peach Lemonade, as thoughtful as an old book, pages yellowed by time. A girl that made me feel like i was at home where ever we were... a Grunge/Crunch relationship

  94. Arpad Mihaly

    just another 21 pilots copycat...

  95. cwillboxer3

    I like the radio version better