Closer may very well be the biggest song of Summer 2016. But one mystery haunts the song — what Blink 182 song did the artists really “beat to death in Tucson”? Well, the secret has been revealed. Here’s the truth behind the Closer lyrics.
With every radio station at every corner of the world blasting The Chainsmokers’ hit, it’s hard not to get the feels. Summer love, tattoos and hotel bars. The song hits the right spots. However, one part of the song became more of a riddle to many fans.
In the second verse of the song, Halsey mentions the punk band, Blink 182. Many started guessing what the exact Blink song the hit was referring to.
The Closer lyrics on the second verse sings:
You look as good as the day I met you
I forget just why I left you, I was insane
Stay and play that Blink-182 song
That we beat to death in Tucson, okay
Thanks to the Internet gods because the mystery is finally solved. Andrew Taggart, one half of the The Chainsmokers duo, revealed the truth behind Closer lyrics on Genius. According to the writer, the Blink 182 song is actually I Miss You. Now, everything makes sense in the world again.
“We were listening to Blink-182’s ‘I Miss You’ and had just started playing it in our sets when we wrote this song,” Andrew explained on the lyrics site. He also added that bands like Blink and Taking Back Sunday have heavily inspired their song writing.
“A lot of the inspiration for the song writing comes from bands like Blink-182and Taking Back Sunday.”
That should give all fans a breather. The secret’s finally out, The Chainsmokers have beat I Miss You to death at Tucson. Awe-some!
Fans of the song were quick to react online and noted how the song made a lot of sense to the Closer lyrics.
— Jaycie Jordan (@jacejordd22) September 16, 2016
"I Miss You" is "that blink-182 song that" the chainsmokers "beat to death in tuscon" and now everything makes sense in the world again.
— anna t (@atilisky) September 15, 2016
That’s one less mystery in the world to think about. And it also makes the Closer lyrics so much better. Sigh.