“hope ur ok” is the eleventh and final track on Olivia Rodrigo’s 2021 album ‘Sour.’ On the track, Olivia reminisces some of the friends she had growing up and grew apart eventually. She hopes they are okay and doing well.
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.”
In an interview with MET07, Olivia Rodrigo explained the idea behind the song; “One of the songs on the record, it’s called “hope ur ok,” is written from the perspective of my friends. I don’t actually know some of the people that I talk about in the song. But there are stories [in it] that I had accumulated from different friends, so stuff like that I do all the time.”
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“hope ur ok” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
In the first verse of the song, Olivia recalls a boy he used to know when she was little. He came from a religious family. But they were too religious for all the bad reasons. They were strict than being loving. He grew up a conservative child Olivia lost touch with him. She hopes he is okay.
In the second verse, she remembers her middle-school friend who lived on her own. Maybe her parents left her when she was small and she even took care of her brother as well.
Olivia sings that the main reason behind their estranged relationship was because of who she loved. It could be that she was loving a boy that her family did not approve of. Or more likely, she was in love with a girl, and her parents did not approve of an LGBTQ+ relationship.
Olivia knew that her friend was tired of life, being an outcast from her own family. To her, the family was only blood and nothing else. However, Olivia is so proud of her friend for learning how to unlearn all the hate she received growing up. Olivia lost touch with her, but she hopes she is doing well now.
A butterfly with holes in its wings is of no use. It cannot fly which is its sole purpose. Olivia sings that nothing in life is as cut and polish as it looks sometimes. Everybody has holes in them. Life is not perfect. Life is what you make it to be. It is what you turn it into in the end, and not what you were handed over.
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