Traitor lyrics

[Intro]

Ooh-ooh-ooh

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

[Verse 1]

Brown guilty eyes and

Little white lies, yeah

I played dumb, but I always knew

That you talked to her, maybe did even worse

I kept quiet so I could keep you

[Pre-Chorus]

And ain’t it funny how you ran to her

The second that we called it quits?

And ain’t it funny how you said you were friends?

Now it sure as hell don’t look like it

[Chorus]

You betrayed me

And I know that you’ll never feel sorry

For the way I hurt, yeah

You talked to her when we were together

Loved you at your worst, but that didn’t matter

It took you two weeks to go off and date her

Guess you didn’t cheat, but you’re still a traitor

[Verse 2]

Now you bring her around just to shut me down

Show her off like she’s a new trophy

And I know if you were true

There’s no damn way that you

Could fall in love with somebody that quickly

[Pre-Chorus]

Ain’t it funny? All the twisted games

All the questions you used to avoid

Ain’t it funny? Remember I brought her up

And you told me I was paranoid?

[Chorus]

You betrayed me

And I know that you’ll never feel sorry

For the way I hurt, yeah

You talked to her when we were together

Loved you at your worst, but that didn’t matter

It took you two weeks to go off and date her

Guess you didn’t cheat, but you’re still a traitor

[Bridge]

(Ah-ah-ah)

God, I wish that you had thought this through

Before I went and fell in love with you

(Ah-ah-ah)

When she’s sleepin’ in the bed we made

Don’t you dare forget about the way

[Chorus]

You betrayed me

‘Cause I know that you’ll never feel sorry

For the way I hurt, yeah

You talked to her when we were together

You gave me your word, but that didn’t matter

It took you two weeks to go off and date her

Guess you didn’t cheat, but you’re still, you’re still a traitor

(Ah-ah-ah)

Yeah, you’re still a traitor

[Outro]

Ooh-ooh-ooh

God, I wish that you had thought this through

Before I went and fell in love with you

Overview of the song “Traitor” by Olivia Rodrigo

Traitor lyrics

Introduction

  • “Traitor” is a pop rock song performed by American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo. It was released on May 14, 2021 as the fourth single from her debut studio album Sour.

About the Artist

  • Olivia Rodrigo is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for her roles as Paige Olvera in Bizaardvark and Nini Salazar-Roberts in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. At 18 years old, Rodrigo has quickly become one of the biggest breakout stars of 2021 with her record-breaking debut single “Drivers License”.

Musical Style

  • “Traitor” falls into the pop and alternative/indie pop genres. It has a driving rock sound led by electric guitar riffs. The song showcases Rodrigo’s powerful belting vocals during the chorus.

Lyrical Meaning

  • The lyrics tell a story about feeling betrayed by a partner who left her for someone else. She accuses her ex of being a “traitor” for talking and possibly cheating with this other girl while they were still together.

Additional FAQs:

Q: Who wrote “Traitor”?

A: “Traitor” was written by Olivia Rodrigo and Dan Nigro.

Q: What album is “Traitor” from?

 A: The song appears on Olivia Rodrigo’s debut studio album called Sour, released in 2021.

Q: Who plays guitar on the song?

A: Rock musician Daniel Kyriakides plays guitar on the track.

Q: Did “Traitor” chart on the Billboard Hot 100?

A: Yes, it peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Q: What is the meaning behind the album title Sour?

A: Rodrigo said the album title represents the feelings of bitterness and sadness she experienced going through her first heartbreak.