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"What Am I" (⁸/₁₂ and ⁹/₁₂) is a song recorded by Why Don't We, released on August 23, 2019. The accompanying music video was released the same day, directed by Andy Hines. They performed it live on the TODAY show, and some of it at the last concert of their summer leg tour, 8 Letters.

Background

Jonah Marais cited Ed Sheeran as a writer for the song, where it was sent to the band while they were on tour. Sheeran also co-wrote their other single back in 2018, "Trust Fund Baby".[1]

The single was first announced on August 18th, to those that texted/subscribed to their number (323) 348-1663 and the next day publicly over their social media.[2] The text also included a link to a snippet of the song. The music video premiered at midnight of August 23rd.

On September 26, 2019 (the day before their third-year anniversary), they announced at the YouTube Space of there being a live and unplugged version of the song released at midnight, which is "9/12".

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Lyrics

Lyrics

Corbyn, with Daniel
I met her on a Monday evening
She was standing outside of the park and ride
And I said, "Hey ma, where you been?"
"Been looking for a woman like you for all my life"
And she said, "Hola, talk to me, before I have to leave"
And one day we could be
Maybe more than two lost souls just passing by

Jonah
Knew I was falling when I looked inside your eyes
She said, "I know you are, but what am I?"

Daniel + Corbyn
Tell me, have you seen a sunset
Turn into a sunrise?
Kiss right through the night?
'Cause we should try that sometime
Hold you 'til the mornin'
And if I said I'm fallin', would you just reply
"I know you are, but what am I?"

Zach, Corbyn, All
(Ah-ooh, ah-ooh)
What am I?
(Ah-ooh)
What am I?
(Ah-ooh)

Zach
Open the door to my apartment, when we get in
Kissin' on my neck and throw my jacket to the side
And I know your heart is beating quick
And if you put your head on my chest, hear the same in mine, yeah
And we'll be making love
Until the sun comes up
But one day maybe I
I could put a ring on your finger before you change your mind, yeah

Jonah
Knew I was falling when I looked inside your eyes
She said, "I know you are, but what am I?"

Daniel + Corbyn
Tell me, have you seen a sunset
Turn into a sunrise?
Kiss right through the night?
'Cause we should try that sometime
Hold you 'til the mornin'
And if I said I'm fallin', would you just reply
"I know you are, but what am I?"

Corbyn, Jonah, All
(Ah-ooh, ah-ooh)
What am I?
(Ah-ooh)
What am I?
(Ah-ooh)
What am I?
(Ah-ooh)

Jack, with Zach
Tell me, have you seen a sunset
Turn into a sunrise?
Kiss right through the night?
'Cause we should try that sometime
Hold you 'til the mornin'
And if I said I'm fallin', would you just reply?
"I know you are, but what am I?"

Daniel, Zach, Corbyn
Tell me, have you seen a sunset (Yeah)
Turn into a sunrise?
Kiss right through the night? (Through the night)
'Cause we should try that sometime
Hold you 'til the mornin' (Hold you 'til the morning)
And if I said I'm fallin', would you just reply
"I know you are, but what am I?"

References

  1. Moser, John (August 30, 2019). "Q&A INTERVIEW: Boy band Why Don't We, playing Allentown Fair, looks to continue to grow and change". The Morning Call. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  2. @whydontwemusic ("Our single #WhatAmI is coming out this Friday. This is more than just ⁸/₁₂. See you on the @TodayShow September 2nd."). Instagram. August 19, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
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