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"In The Dark" is the ninth track off Camila Cabello's debut solo studio album, Camila.

BackgroundEdit

The song was first teased in a Camila's tweet, where its title was quoted. Then, on September 29, 2017, Camila confirmed the song in a Rolling Stones interview.[1] The song was written a day after the Grammys and talks about an encounter with an unnamed famous boy Camila met at an after-party.[1]

On December 21, 2017, Camila revealed the official tracklist of her debut studio album, Camila, which the song is featured as the ninth track.[2]

On December 23, 2017, Camila posted a picture on twitter with the description "who are u in the dark?", teasing possible lyrics to the song.[3]

On January 7, 2018, she introduced the song in a tweet by presenting a snippet accompanied by a gif where some lyrics were shown. [4]

Reception Edit

Critical reception Edit

The newspaper The Sun wrote about the song: "This smooth R&B tune is all about trying to get a partner to open up to her to make their relationship work. She hums: “Why can’t you show me who are you in the dark? Show me the scary part."[5]

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
Blank stares, faithless
Vampires at the same places
Shadow, traces
I know that you feel me

[Pre-Chorus]
You're runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin'
Making the rounds with all your fake friends
Runnin', runnin' away from it
You can strip down without showing skin, yeah

[Chorus]
I can see you're scared of your emotions
I can see you're hoping you're not hopeless
So why can’t you show me? Why can't you show me?
I can see you're looking for distractions
I can see you're tired of the acting
So why can't you show me?
Who are you in the dark? (I, I)
Show me the scary parts (I, I)
Who are you when it's 3 AM and you're all alone
And L.A. doesn't feel like home? (I, I, I)
Who are you in the dark?

[Verse 2]
Plus one, guest list
But you don't even know what her name is
Secrets, endless
I know that you feel me

[Pre-Chorus]
You're runnin', runnin', runnin', runnin'
Making the rounds with all your fake friends
Runnin', runnin' away from it
You can strip down without showing skin

[Chorus]
I, I can see you're scared of your emotions
I can see you're hoping not hopeless
So why can’t you show me? Why can't you show me?
I can see you're looking for distractions
I can see you're tired of the acting
So why can't you show me?
Who are you in the dark? (I, I)
Show me the scare parts (I, I)
Who are you when it's 3 AM and you're all alone
And L.A. doesn't feel like home? (I, I, I)
Who are you in the dark?

[Bridge]
Darling, come on and let me in
Darling, all of the strangers are gone, they're gone
I said, darling, come on and let me see
Darling, I promise then I won't run

[Chorus]
So tell me
Who are you in the dark? (I, I)
Show me the scary parts (I, I)
Who are you when it's 3 AM
And you're all alone (and you're all alone)
And L.A. doesn't feel like home?
No, I, I, I
Who are you in the dark?

[Outro]
Mmmmm, mmmm, mmm
Who are you in the dark?
Mmmmm, mmmm, mmm
Who are you in the dark?
Mmmmm, mmmm, mmm
Who are you in the dark?

ReferencesEdit

Camila
January 12, 2018 • TBA • Epic Records, Syco Music, Sony Music
Songs
Released All These YearsConsequencesHavanaI Have QuestionsInside OutIn The DarkInto ItNever Be The SameShe Loves ControlSomething's Gotta GiveReal Friends
Unreleased Crying In The ClubIt's Only NaturalMust Be LoveOMGSangria WineScar TissueThe BoyOnly Told The Moon
Artists
Camila CabelloYoung Thug
Tour
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