“Oh my God, take me back the way that I was”: Suki Waterhouse’s Riveting, Cinematic Anthem “OMG” Yearns for What Once Was

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Suki Waterhouse © Madeleine Waterhouse
Singer/songwriter, actress, and model Suki Waterhouse reckons with unrequited love on her cinematic and edgy pop-rock anthem, “OMG.”
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The inimitable Suki Waterhouse teased her cinematic single “OMG” coming into the new year.

While one video on socials had her breaking an egg to reveal the name and date of the upcoming single, another video had the “Daisy Jones & The Six” actress finding a seat at the movie theater while munching on some popcorn and sipping soda, the comment stating, “Me and the girls patiently waiting for OMG to drop (It’s all I think about).” On January 11, 2024, the world was finally able to give it a listen and rock out to Waterhouse’s smashing track.

OMG - Suki Waterhouse
OMG – Suki Waterhouse

The edgy rock-pop infused single tells the all too familiar tale of unrequited love. “Knowing how I lost myself, wanting you, and how I always lose myself, wanting you,” Waterhouse alluringly sings, making it known that in this instance, it’s of a toxic relationship cycle that has become completely one-sided.

Oh my god
Take me back the way that I was
Oh my god
You know I only tried to play your games
So you cannot forget my name
You and I are not the same
You always had it easy
Oh my god
Take me back the way that I was
The way that I was

Through groovy cool bass lines and notable drums, the chorus comes in with an electrifying energy. It has an almost modern take and hint of grunge, mixing tastefully with tones of pop, creating a sense of ‘90s nostalgia.

As Waterhouse belts the chorus’ powerful lyrics, the burning desire to revert to a previous version of oneself is introduced. It becomes evident though that she’s not only wanting to go back, but she’s grieving the person she used to be – knowing deep down that she will never be that person again. She’s tried to hold onto that version of herself as well as the relationship, hence the games still participated in, but the attempts have failed. In its entirety, the song seems like it’s the exact moment she is consumed by that recognition.

I don’t often use your name, but I’m craving to
And all these strangers look the same, but I look for you
As I’m crawling through these streets, it’s a lonely view
And I feel so blue, I feel so blue

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What really stands out throughout this entire single is the personal turmoil and hardship of moving on that comes along with such a relationship.

Waterhouse’s low and drawn-out syllables at the end of each line, really emphasize this craving for something she knows is not meant or good for her, but not being able to help it.

My baby, don’t look for me
When I get lost on all these streets
See myself, but it’s not me
I’m with the crowd, I cannot breathe
My baby’s no good for me
No good for me, no good for me
My baby’s no good for me
And nothing’s ever easy

As the song approaches its bridge, we’re left with this thrilling liveliness from the enthusiastic beats. Although there’s still a linger of dullness hanging in the atmosphere from the somber lyrics at play. Waterhouse’s breezy vocals take on an urge of necessity as we are hit with the imagery of her desperately searching crowded streets for the one person she wants to see the most. Unable to find them, she comes to a repetition of the words, “no good for me,” convincing and telling herself that this is not healthy.

Suki Waterhouse © Madeleine Waterhouse
Suki Waterhouse © Madeleine Waterhouse



Bursting into the chorus for a final time, the message of the song burns at its core. The ideality of wanting to go back so badly to how one was before this person and heartbreak entered their life. It is raw and relatable. “What you want, I can’t compete, you cross the line and I repeat, you’ve always had it easy,” Waterhouse sings about the vicious recurring pattern between the two individuals. The lack of control of one’s emotions in such heart-rending circumstances breaks through within this moment. The truth is, heartbreak does change you. It teaches you lessons, makes you grow and gives you a new perspective on life. It simply cannot be reversed.

Waterhouse will be playing at this upcoming Coachella. She also recently released a web series on YouTube.

Oh my god
Take me back the way that I was
Oh my god
You know I’m inside, I’m in between
What you want, I can’t compete
You cross the line and I repeat
You’ve always had it easy
Easy, you make me feel so sleazy
You’ve always had it easy
You make me feel so sleazy
Oh my god
Take me back the way that I was
The way that I was

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