Lyrics from Olivia Rodrigo's Debut Album SOUR That Make the Perfect Instagram Captions

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Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo

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Olivia Rodrigo dropped her debut album, SOUR, on May 21, and wow, it's the emo-pop-punk confection of the summer.

The album is a mix of old-school Taylor Swift (which makes sense considering Swift is one of Rodrigo's heroes) with hints of Paramore, and — if you're not currently in high school — man, it'll take you back. The angsty album centers on 18-year-old Rodrigo's run-in with her first heartbreak, and it has plenty of lyrical gems for your next Instagram caption. Or maybe a subtweet or two? We won't judge.


And I'm not cool and I'm not smart / And I can't even parallel park.

Use when: You fail your driving exam or want to show off your awful parallel parking job on Instagram.

Got a broken ego, broken heart / And, God, I don't even know where to start.

Use when: You're dressed to kill and trying to make your ex jealous.

Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo

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And I'm so tired that I might / Quit my job, start a new life.

Use when: Your boss asks you to do the bare minimum at the job you applied for and very much signed up for.


God, I wish that you had thought this through / Before I went and fell in love with you.

Use when: You're posting a photo of the bottomless brunch you and your pals are about to devour.

"drivers license"

I just can't imagine / How you could be so okay now that I'm gone.

Use when: You're in your late 20s but your parents book a family vacation without you.

Can't drive past the places we used to go to/ 'Cause I still f----in' love you, babe.

Use when: You've got a fresh car wash but you're still feeling emo about your breakup.

"1 step forward, 3 steps back"

I'm the love of your life until I make you mad.

Use when: Your friends get mad at you for sending them too many TikToks.

"deja vu"

Do you get déjà vu when she's with you?

Use when: Your ex posts a photo with his new girlfriend at your favorite date spot (literally, so rude) or when your little sister borrows your top without asking.

"good 4 u"

Maybe I'm too emotional / Or maybe you never cared at all.

Use when: When your friends make fun of you for crying at videos of soldiers returning home to their dogs ... again.

"enough for you"

Now I don't want your sympathy / I just want myself back.

Use when: You're ready to embrace hot girl summer to the fullest.

Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo

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You say I'm never satisfied / But that's not me, it's you.

Use when: When you order one too many things while online shopping and your roommate judges you.


So find someone great, but don't find no one better / I hope you're happy, but don't be happier.

Use when: You're feeling petty but you're doing it with a smile.

"jealousy, jealousy"

And I see everyone gettin' all the things I want / I'm happy for them, but then again, I'm not.

Use when: You see another person you knew from high school get engaged or announce a pregnancy.

Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo

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"favorite crime"

It's bittersweet to think about the damage that we'd do / 'Cause I was goin' down, but I was doin' it with you.

Use when: You post an adorable photo of you with your ride-or-die. Preferably dancing on an elevated surface.

"hope ur ok"

Address the letters to the holes in my butterfly wings / Nothing's forever, nothing's as good as it seems.

Use when: You're feeling emotional, but you're looking cute AF.

Hope he took his bad deal and made a royal flush.

Use when: You and your pals go to Vegas and try to gamble but it's not going as well as you'd hope.