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Labrinth's "I'm Tired" From "Euphoria": Lyrics and Meaning

You Can Now Listen to Labrinth's "I'm Tired" From "Euphoria" in Its Entirety


Season two of "Euphoria" is even more intense and unsettling than the first season, if you can believe it. And it has a soundtrack to match. Labrinth, the brilliant composer behind popular songs "Still Don't Know My Name" and "All For Us" from season one, is back again for season two. The singer-songwriter elevates the intensity of the show with a score that tugs on your heart and makes you feel the heaviness of the subject matter in each episode, and the latest episode is no different.

During a powerful scene highlighting the spiraling nature of Rue's substance abuse, Labrinth is seen singing his newest song composed for "Euphoria" in a church full of people, and fans (including myself) have since been eager to listen to the song on repeat. It's just that good.

What Happened in "Euphoria" Season 2, Episode 4, and What Song Was Labrinth Singing at the End?

The latest episode of "Euphoria," titled "You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can," took viewers on a wild ride. Just when you thought things couldn't get more complicated, heartbreaking, and messy, this episode came through and amplified the stakes to a whole new degree. Cassie's obsession with Nate is at an all-time high, and when he rekindles his relationship with Maddy (as toxic as it may be), she falls into a deep depression. Cal drunkenly confesses his secrets to his family. Jules and Elliot grow closer and hook up, while Rue's substance abuse continues to consume her.

Toward the end of the episode, following a fight with Jules, an already-high Rue dips into her suitcase of drugs to sell and takes multiple pills. After this, Rue tiredly walks into a church, surrounded by people, including Jules and Elliot, and embraces the choir leader (Labrinth) as he passionately sings "I'm Tired." While hugging him, Rue is hallucinating that she is embracing her father, and she apologizes for her wrongdoings. The church and Rue's reunion with her father, combined with the amount of drugs she's taken, allude to her potentially overdosing, but we won't know the outcome until the next episode.

What Are the Lyrics to Labrinth's "I'm Tired"?

The lyrics for "I'm Tired" correlate with Rue and her journey with substance-abuse disorder, which she is ultimately tired of. In the scene, Labrinth sings, "Hey Lord, you know I'm fighting, I'm sure this world is done with me. Hey Lord, you know it's true. Now the tide is rolling in, I ain't tryin' to win. Let it take me, I'll be on my way. How long can I stay in a place that cannot contain me?"

The song's lyrics in their entirety go,

Hey Lord, you know I'm tired
Hey Lord, you know I'm tired
Hey Lord, you know I'm tired of tears
Hey lord, just cut me loose

Hey Lord, you know I'm fighting
Hey Lord, you know I'm fighting
I'm sure this world is done with me
Hey Lord, you know it's true

Now the tide is rolling in
I don't wanna win
Let it take me, let it take me
I'll be on my way
How long can I stay?
In a place that can't contain me

Hey Lord, you know I'm tired
Hey Lord, you know I'm tired

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE)  Labrinth attends the MTV EMA's 2014 at The Hydro on November 9, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/MTV 2014/Getty Images for MTV)Image Source: Getty / Dave Hogan / MTV 2014

How to Listen to "I'm Tired" by Labrinth From "Euphoria"

Labrinth released "I'm Tired" in its 2-minute-and-38-second entirety on Feb. 4. You can now stream the song on all major platforms before the "Euphoria" season-two soundtrack comes out.

When Does the "Euphoria" Season 2 Soundtrack Come Out?

Given that the soundtrack for the first season was released two months after the season finale, we can expect the season two soundtrack to be released sometime in March or early April. The finale of season two will air on Feb. 27, 2022, so anticipate a soundtrack release by early spring!

Watch "Euphoria" on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max.

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