5SOS' Best Lyrics for Luke Hemmings' 22nd Birthday

By Rachel Kaplan

July 11, 2018

July 16 marks the day that 5 Seconds of Summer frontman Luke Hemmings turns 22, which is kind of insane when you think about it. Luke has been in the spotlight since those super fetus Hemmo1996 days, and he really started touring around the world when he was just 16. Six years later, long-haired Luke has left the lip ring behind, let those curls fly, and, along with Michael, Ashton, and Calum, has presented us with arguably the best album 5 Seconds of Summer has ever put out: Youngblood.

Now, as much as I wanted to, I did not actually pick 22 lyrics from Youngblood. Instead, I went through the years, choosing the lines that are most powerful when performed live, the ones that grip your heart, the ones with pure and direct honesty.

1. “So I drown it out, like I always do / Dancing through our house, with the ghost of you / And I chase it down, with a shot of truth / That my feet don’t dance like they did with you” - “Ghost of You”

2. “Wish I could say something / Something that doesn’t sound insane, but lately I don’t trust my brain / You tell me I won’t ever change, so I just say nothing” - “Want You Back”

3. “I got a long term plan with short-term fixes” - “Story of Another Us” 

4. “I just need another hit / You’re the thing that I can’t quit” - “Vapor”

5. “Taste of your tongue / Smoke in your lungs / And I need your love”  - “Waste the Night”

6. “It’s 3 a.m. and the moonlight’s testing me (ah) / If I can make it ‘til dawn, then it won’t be hard to see (ah) / I ain’t happy, oh mmm, mmmm / I ain’t too happy, ohhhh, mmm” - “Lie to Me” 

7. “Switching into airplane mode again /  We’re not all right, but I’ll pretend / Press my cheek against the glass / Just be good ‘til I get back” - “Why Won’t You Love Me” 

8. “Fragile, always ‘bout to fall just like sand / Castles, three, two, one go / Strong hold, it’s time for me to admit / That I’m an asshole, so here I go / Oh, the stupid truth / Is that I’m so bad for you” -“Monster Among Men”

9. “It hurts to know you’re happy / Yeah, it hurts that you’ve moved on / It’s hard to hear your name when I haven’t’ seen you in so long” - “Amnesia”

10.” Lately our conversations end like it's the last goodbye / Yeah, one of us gets too drunk and calls about a hundred times / So who you been calling baby, nobody could take my place / When you're looking at those strangers, hope to God you see my face” - “Youngblood”

11. “The blood in my veins / Is made up of mistakes / Let’s forget who we are / And dive into the dark / As we burst into color, returning to life” - “Jet Black Heart”

12. “You are my getaway / You are my favorite place” - “Disconnected”

13. “When we both fall asleep underneath the same sky / To the beat of our hearts at the same time / So close, but so far away… / Can you hear me?” - “Beside You”

14. “Talk fast, romance / Won't last, I'm okay with that / Burn, brash, romance I'll take what I can get from you” - “Talk Fast”

15. “All the battles, all the wars, all the times that you've fought / She's a scar, she's the bruises, she's the pain that you brought / There was life, there was love / Like a light and it's fading out  

- “Broken Home”

16. “Yeah, when the doors are all closing, it's bound to get loud / 'Cause all these bodies are hoping to get addicted to sound“ - “If These Walls Could Talk”

17. “Is it bad that I’m hoping that you’re broken? / Is it bad that I’m wishing you’re still broken / That you haven’t found fish in the ocean / Is it bad? So bad” - “Moving Along”

18. “Torn in two and I know shouldn't tell you / But I just can't stop thinking of / You, wherever you are / You, wherever you are / Every night I almost call you / Just to say it always will be you / Wherever you are - “Wherever You Are”

19. “Making all our plans in the Santa Cruz sand that night / I thought I had you in the palm of my hand that night / Screaming at the top of my lungs ‘til my chest felt tight / Told myself that I’m never gonna be alright” - “Wrapped Around Your Finger”

20. “Next thing we were back at her place / A hideaway in Mayfair, all the great and good there / Drinking all the way to third base / Princes getting naked, falling on their faces” - English Love Affair”

21. "Carry on, outlast the ignorance / Moving on, survive the innocence / Won’t be long, won’t be long, won’t be long / You know it’s gonna get better” - Outer Space/Carry On

22. I thought we had a place, just our place, our home base, my headspace / Was you and I always, but that phase has been phased in our place / I see it on your face, a small trace, a blank slate, we’ve been erased / But if we’re way too faded to drive, you can stay one more night” - “Babylon”

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