Painkiller
by Ruel

Album: Painkiller (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • Ruel Van Dijk grew up in the Australian city of Sydney. The teenage singer-songwriter penned this tune with songwriter Sarah Aarons and producer M-Phazes during a writing trip in LA when he was missing his life back home.

    Window seats as the plane starts leavin'
    Miss those streets where my knees were bleedin'
    Homesick veteran
    I left my bed again


    Speaking on Australian radio, Ruel explained how he used Sydney as his metaphorical painkiller:

    "I was writing a couple of verses just about home and just about wanting to be home and things that reminded me of it. And kinda just saying that it was my painkiller, it was my stress reliever."

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