“favorite crime” is the tenth track on Olivia Rodrigo’s 2021 album ‘Sour.’ In the song, Olivia compares her breakup to a crime courtesy of the fact that she gave everything she had to him and he still walked away.
Olivia Rodrigo announced her debut studio album ‘Sour‘ following the massive success she gained with her debut single “driver’s license.” She followed up this success with another single “deja vu.” Announcing the new album, she commented “alsoooooo i f*cked around and made an album. i’m so proud of it.”
A clever lyric in the song is “One heart broke, four hands bloody.” This insinuates that there was a third party who was involved in this crime. The guy did not just break up with Olivia, but he cheated on her with another girl. So, the guy’s hands as well as this other girl’s hands are bloody of the murder of Olivia’s heart.
Listen to “favorite crime” by Olivia Rodrigo
“favorite crime” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
The first verse of the song narrates the murder scene. Olivia lays on the ground and there is a hole where her heart was. There is a doe-eyed boy with his hands bloody. There is another girl with her hands bloody as well. Both of them have a blank expression on their faces and they watch as life leaves Olivia’s face. The new couple walks into the sunset as Olivia bleeds out.
Yes, it’s about Olivia getting heartbroken by the guy she was dating. He cheated on Olivia with another girl and moved on with her. This story sounds quite familiar to the stories found in the rest of the album.
Olivia Rodrigo sings that she went out of her way to make him happy and make their relationship work. But he moved on so fast after breaking her heart. Olivia considers all of this an act worthy of the label of a ‘crime.’ Maybe stealing her heart, breaking it, and stomping on it is what she calls a crime.
Even during their relationship, there were red flags she used to ignore. She even defended him with her friends when they warned about him. Now she feels like a fool, and this is what considers a crime.
Or the crime here is the person he turned Olivia into. Now she hates him with a passion–a person whom she used to love a few weeks back. She has trust issues now. And this is an act worthy of being labeled a crime.
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