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Atlantis  is a song recorded by American actress, singer, and songwriter Bridgit Mendler. It was released on August 26, 2016 as the lead single from her upcoming extended play, Nemesis.

BackgroundEdit

On the song, Mendler stated "I wrote 'Atlantis' frankly about feeling numb after heartbreak because that's what I was feeling that day we wrote it. Atlantis is a beautiful city that disappeared and was forgotten underwater. That is what it feels like to me to lose a first love. In the story, a remnant of that love is still haunting me even though it is 'asleep with the fishes.'" She also said to Idolator that "'Atlantis' is about knowing that I am capable of finding love, but feeling like it has disappeared like a lost city. I wanted to set a haunting tone to the lyrics because the song captures a very tumultuous and transformative time in my life. This song really takes ownership of that." On having Kaiydo rap in the song, Mendler said "I felt the song would be a good one to have a rapper counterpart to add a different perspective. Kaiydo met the tone of the song perfectly."

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1: Bridgit Mendler]
Deep underwater is where I left my love
Clean at the surface, shallow to the touch
Nothing left, he's a wreck buried deep in the sand
Now I don't feel a thing when I'm holding his hand
And I’m asking myself, "Will I sh-sh-sh-sh-shiver again?"

[Chorus: Bridgit Mendler]
Oh, I know how to feel, I know that love exists
It's asleep with the fishes down in Atlantis
Oh, my Lord, where’s my soul? How did we end up like this?
Fast asleep with the fishes down in Atlantis

[Verse 2: Bridgit Mendler]
Dig a little deeper, baby, hold your breath
Take a seat at the counter, just give it a chance
Every bro in the building with his back to the wall
Not for me, be discreet, I should try not to yawn
I shut em' down, shut em' down like a sniper on call

[Chorus: Bridgit Mendler]
Oh, I know how to feel, I know that love exists
But it's asleep with the fishes down in Atlantis
Oh, my Lord, where's my soul? How did we end up like this?
Fast asleep with the fishes down in Atlantis

[Verse 3: Kaiydo, Backing vocals: Bridgit Mendler]
Hey, hey
I know sometimes we lose sight of hope
I know that you don't falter often, when you do, you grow
I know that life can have you lost like your compass broke
A ship adrift at sea, oh me just tryna be your rope... oh
And I don't think they really know the rest of it
Everyday is Friday, so your calendar, irrelevant
Photobombing planets, never planned to
Take a better pic, knocking on Atlantis doors
I'm surprised they let us in, let us in
I can see you working on your patience
Working on your nerves, need a better occupation
You just say the word, and then we right back to the basics
When you out here ballin', guess you bound to catch a flagrant
I’m just tryna wild out with the fam
We came from the bottom, I don't think you understand
House up in the sky, I guess that always was the plan
You was flying with me, I think I forgot to land

[Chorus: Bridgit Mendler]
Oh, I know how to feel, I know that love exists
But it's asleep with the fishes down in Atlantis
Oh, my lord, where's my soul? How did we end up like this?
Fast asleep with the fishes down in Atlantis

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