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If you told us 2 years ago that one of our songs would go gold we wouldn’t believe you. We’ve always tried to keep low expectations and high hopes through all of this, and you guys always completely blow us away.. This was a very, very high hope of ours. It’s easy to get caught up always thinking ahead into the future, but sometimes you have to sit back and look at where you’ve come, and it’s pretty insane what we’ve all done together. Also there’s 4 million of you now! So crazy. Love you all.
— Why Don't We / June 18, 2019[1]

"8 Letters" is a single by Why Don't We released on August 9, 2018. It is the first track in their first debut album, 8 Letters (2018). They performed live on The Late Late Show with James Corden and Live with Kelly and Ryan. In April the band received their first-ever gold plaque in Toronto, Canada.[2] On June 18, 2019, Why Don't We announced that the song was certified gold, making it their first time. Later that month on June 28th, the single went gold in Australia. The track samples the drum break from The Detroit Emeralds' song "You're Getting a Little Too Smart".

The music video was released on August 19, 2018, filmed and directed by Éli Sokhn.

Background

"8 letters" are "I love you," which Corbyn Besson had confirmed over Twitter when fans figured it out. However, it is not actually said in the song, as the band believes that the eight letters can be anything to the listener.

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Lyrics

Jonah
You know me the best
You know my worst, see me hurt, but you don't judge
That, right there, is the scariest feeling
Opening and closing up again
I've been hurt so I don't trust
Now here we are, staring at the ceiling

Zach
I've said those words before but it was a lie
And you deserve to hear them a thousand times

Jack
If all it is is eight letters
Why is it so hard to say?
If all it is is eight letters
Why am I in my own way?
Why do I pull you close
And then ask you for space

Corbyn
If all it is is eight letters
Why is it so hard to say?

Daniel
Isn't it amazing how almost every line on our hands align
When your hand's in mine
It's like I'm whole again, isn't that a sign
I should speak my mind

Zach
I've said those words before but it was a lie
And you deserve to hear them a thousand times

Jack
If all it is is eight letters
Why is it so hard to say?
If all it is is eight letters
Why am I in my own way?
Why do I pull you close
And then ask you for space

Corbyn
If all it is is eight letters
Why is it so hard to say?

Jack
(Woah, oh yeah)
When I close my eyes
It's you there in my mind
When I close my eyes

Corbyn
If all it is is eight letters
Why is it so hard to say?
If all it is is eight letters
Why am I in my own way?

Jack
Why do I pull you close
And then ask you for space

Corbyn
If all it is is eight letters
Why is it so hard to say?
If all it is is eight letters

Jack
When I close my eyes
It's you there in my mind

Daniel
(It's only you)

Jack
When I close my eyes

Corbyn
If all it is is eight letters

Jack
When I close my eyes
It's you there in my mind

Daniel
(You)

Jack
When I close my eyes
If all it is is eight letters

References

  1. Why Don't We (@whydontwemusic). Instagram. June 18, 2019.
  2. "Why Don’t We received first ever Gold plaques in Toronto". That Eric Alper. April 14, 2019.
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