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The first part of the song "Villains" is a song by the British singer & songwriter Emma Blackery. It was released on August 31, 2018, alongside her debut album Villains of which it is the 1st track. It is 3:36 in length and was released under RWG Records. It is not to be confused with the last track of the album.

BackgroundEdit

On “Villains Pt. 1”, Emma Blackery describes herself at her lowest point and introduces the themes of her debut album, Villains.

Under haunting electropop production, Emma makes her Taylor Swift ‘reputation’ inspiration well known. This song and the rest of the album take production nods to the singer’s sixth album.

Blackery teased the song a week in advance via Instagram saying:

"villains pt. 1 went through a lot of changes. it began as a song i wrote for myself to challenge my paranoia and anxiety over a threat made to my life two years ago, and evolved into a declaration of defiance as i turned myself into a monster in order to push everyone away. when you have nobody, nobody can break your heart. this song embodies me at my most angry, confused, hurt, and begins our journey into VILLAINS. seven days to go."
On the back of the vinyl-album artwork, the tracklist has little messages explaining who each song is directed towards. To Emma, this is: ‘For my captor.’

Lyrics Edit

I am a maverick
Built to create, designed to destroy
And I am the quiver in your bones
When you get annoyed

And I am a nightmare
These monsters I hold, I'm bringing them home
And I am the shiver in your lungs
When you're out in the cold

But my body is bored of being torn apart
And I've done this to myself
So if you're thinking of stealing
The last love I have
Then you're thinking of somebody else

Turn the lights down low
If this is how I go
I'll tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're what turned me into this
So I'll go
I'm better off alone
Run and tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're the reason I've been pulled so low

Monster, monster
I feel like such a monster
Tell them I've been saved
But the devil walks amongst ya
I'll be the ghost that haunts ya
You see my demons
But you weren't really supposed to

You've got me locked up
But I'm not like you
I'll be my own escape route, you know
I'll get you caught up
Got my attention
I'll make you my victim

Turn the lights down low
If this is how I go
I'll tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're what turned me into this
So I'll go
I'm better off alone
Run and tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're the reason I've been pulled so low

If this is how I go
I'll tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're what turned me into this
So I'll go
I'm better off alone
Run and tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're the reason I've been pulled

I don't feel anything
Cos I became possessed
And obsessed with the idea of revenge
Where you going now?
Everybody's looking at you
Cos you set yourself on fire
Just to light up the room

Turn the lights down low
If this is how I go
I'll tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're what turned me into this
So I'll go
I'm better off alone
Run and tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're the reason I've been pulled so low

If this is how I go
I'll tell them that the VILLAINS on my list
They're what turned me into this
Yeah I know
So welcome to the show
Welcome to the show
Welcome to the show

ReferencesEdit

Villains
Tracklist Villains Pt. 1 - Dirt - Agenda - Fake Friends - Icarus - Take Me Out - Petty - Third Eye - What I Felt With You - Burn The Witch - Villains Pt. 2
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