Starved

Album: yet to be titled (2022)
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Songfacts®:

  • "Starved" is about a relationship doomed to fail. Zach Bryan doesn't go into the reasons the romance was fated to end, but it's clear the two loved each other.
  • The chronology of the narrative is not a linear one. In the first verse, Bryan reflects on their impossible love, wishing it could have worked out.

    The second verse takes place during their last day together. The girl doesn't want to let go and questions why they have to break up. Bryan tells her it's for the best as he wouldn't be good for her.
  • The chorus finds Bryan and the girl sitting together on the roof of his car "feeling young, feeling numb, feeling starved." Its unclear when it takes place. The two possibilities are:

    It's set during their romantic relationship. For Bryan it serves as a happy memory of their time together.

    It's set during a reunion of the former lovers where they reminisce about their romance.
  • Bryan wrote the soft rock ballad himself. When he shared a live version on YouTube, it got a positive response so he uploaded the official version to streaming services on October 10, 2022.

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