Paranoid

Album: beerbongs & bentleys (2018)
Charted: 11 11

Songfacts®:

  • The opening track to Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys, "Paranoid" finds the Texan detailing his paranoia concerning his safety.

    Never know when someone comes and tries to take my life
    I've been sleepin' with the .45 like every night


    As a young rapper who is worth millions, Post fears for his life from violent raiders when at home. Also, he really likes guns.
  • During the hook, Malone talks about how his anxiety feeds his paranoia.

    Tell me why I can get no relief (I can't get no sleep)
    Wonderin' when they'll come for me
    A paranoid man makes paranoid plans
    I'll do what I can, but it's out of my hands
    Strugglin' just to find my peace


    Post told Rolling Stone: "I've always had a loneliness. I've always been anxious. Big brain. Lot of thoughts."
  • Malone also talks about his concerns regarding people manipulating him for his fame and fortune.

    Even family and friends started switchin'
    Ever since I got that check, seen 'em itchin'
    Eyes open, I see you, I'm watchin' you, yeah
    More people wanna be, you don't trust no one


    Since becoming a chart-topping artist, friends and family whom Malone was previously close have changed in their attitude towards him. The Texan is now wary of trusting any of these people.

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