“Titanic” is the third track on Juice WRLD’s first posthumous album ‘Legends Never Die.’ The song draws references to the infamous passenger ship of the same name, which hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912. Juice compares the sinking of this ship to his own life drowning in pain, hopelessness, and drugs.
‘Legends Never Die’ is Juice WRLD’s third studio album and was rumored to be titled ‘Outsiders.’ However, after Juice WRLD’s death in December 2019, the album title changed into its current title in retrospect of the artist’s legacy. Two singles released ahead of the album release, namely; “Righteous” and “Tell Me U Luv Me.” Two other promotional singles released days before the album release, namely; “Life’s A Mess” featuring Halsey and “Come & Go” featuring Marshmello. A note released along with the album mentions “We feel that this collection of 15 songs best represents the music Juice was in the process of creating… Juice dedicated his music to his fans and, now more than ever, we hope this album brings some reprieve to everyone during these unsettling times.”
In the lyrics of the track, Juice WRLD explains the feelings of drowning in his own thoughts. But he tries to manage his dark thoughts without letting them overcome his inhibitions. However, bottling up all this chaos inside him feeds his inner demons even more and keeps him awake at night. So, in return, he drowns himself in prescription drugs, and the cycle goes on, worsening.
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In the first verse of the song, Juice WRLD talks about God’s role in all of his struggles. He finds some pleasure in the knowledge that God is looking down on him. But he can feel the God’s grace wearing off of him courtesy to the coitnuous sinning and “wild” lifestyle on his part. But he does not know how to change, and the cycle continues to drag him down.
In the second verse, Juice finds a more comfortable solace in Codeine drug. All high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and voices in his head go down as soon as the Codeine level in his body goes up. He loves this quick fix. But quick fixes don’t often hold for long. They eventually break apart, hard.
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