Olivia Rodrigo Impacted the World with Her Lyrics
Rodrigo was only 18 years old in January 2021 when she released her breakout hit called drivers license, and the lyrics impacted the world, more than she or anyone could have expected. Her song was at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list for 8 weeks. People went crazy to make videos on TikTok, YouTube covers, and even memes relating to the song and its heartbreaking lyrics.
The lyrics describe a romantic breakup, rumored to be one of Olivia Rodrigo’s own experiences. There are mentions of celebrating the moment when she passed her driving test to get her license and how she felt rejected. Many people were able to relate to that feeling.
Now, Olivia has released an entire debut album, Sour, that is full of even more relatable lyrics. Not only does it have a playlist that is on repeat for most of Gen Z, but it also has a bunch of lyrics that would make for the perfect Instagram captions. Below are a few that you can use to your liking, based on the song they came from.
#1 “drivers license”
In this song, Olivia Rodrigo can convey how she feels betrayed in only a single line. This song hits home for many, and here are some lyrics that are suitable for your captions.
- “I just can’t imagine how you could be so OK now that I’m gone.”
- “She’s everything I’m insecure about.”
- “I still f*ckin’ love you, babe.”
#2 “hope ur ok”
Even after you break up with someone, you might expect that saying you hope the other person is okay would be a nice resolution. However, Olivia decides to turn to her old friends that she has lost touch with over the years and let them know how she feels about them, despite their lack of contact.
- “I hope that you’re OK.”
- “Nothing’s forever, nothing’s as good as it seems.”
- “I hope you know how proud I am you were created,”
#3 “jealousy, jealousy”
This song was directed for Generation Z, and more specifically, those that get caught up in the perfect lives that they see on Instagram. However, not only does this song apply to them, but it also applies to the Millennial generation when they decide to look back at their old classmates on Facebook, even though they haven’t seen or talked to them in a decade.
- “I’m not just cool vintage clothes and vacation photos.”
- “I think too much ‘bout kids who don’t know me.”
- “Their win is not my loss.”
#4 “favorite crime”
For more of a folklore song, Olivia Rodrigo wrote this one with a Bonnie & Clyde reference, but a high school version. Instead of the couple dying together, she wrote the song in a way where she realizes that they’re toxic for each other and breaks up with him, despite how much she misses the relationship.
- “I crossed my heart as you crossed the line.”
- “One heart broke, four hands bloody.”
- “I say that I hate you with a smile on my face.”
If you can relate to feeling betrayed by someone who didn’t necessarily do anything wrong, this song is for you.
- “Guess you didn’t cheat, but you’re still a traitor.”
- “Brown guilty eyes.”
- “I played dumb but I always knew.”
#6 “deja vu”
In this song, Olivia Rodrigo got quite nostalgic about her love for the series Glee. Not only that, but she also included a few details about a specific situation in her life that felt all too familiar.
- “Strawberry ice cream in Malibu, don’t act like we didn’t do that sh*t too.”
- “Watching re-runs of Glee, being annoying, singing in harmony.”
- “I made the jokes you tell to her when she’s with you.”
#7 “good 4 you”
This song has been one of the favorites amongst listeners and many have recorded videos of themselves singing to it, even if they don’t relate to the lyrics.
- “You’re doin’ great out there without me, baby, like a damn sociopath.”
- “Remember when you swore to God I was the only person who ever got you? Well, screw that, and screw you.”
- “Well good for you, I guess you moved on really easily.”