To see Avicii‘s struggles play out in his True Stories documentary is one thing and to hear them embedded in his work is perhaps even more chilling.


Newly discovered lyrics dug up from one of the producer’s potential songs seem to mirror some of the internal conflicts Avicii was facing leading up to his death by suicide. In an exclusive report, Variety reveals deep, emotional lyrics from the “Levels” creator and cites the work of others that have passed over the last year, including Lil Peep, Mac Miller, and XXXTentacion.

The untitled song below from Avicii has a common theme throughout…

We don’t get to die young / We just have to push on / We don’t get to give up this life

Last we knew, a posthumous album release from the producer was up for discussion among his family and label. It’s unclear whether this would be one of the tracks on the record or not. Read more on all that here. It is also being reported that over 100 demo tracks exist from Avicii. How many end up making it to our ears, time will only tell.

Whatever troubles Avicii was facing in his personal and professional life, we hope they are eased now. RIP.

Avicii Lyrics

Crossbows and arrows
The smoke in the shadows
You’ll lose your mind
Standing on the battle line
Starting to choke on
Your heart in your throat and
It feels just like
You can’t remember how to fight

We’ll crack before we shatter
We can’t fall apart
We don’t get to die young
Trouble keeping our head sometimes
We just have to push on
We don’t get to give up this life
All the breath in your lungs
Is stronger than the tears in your eyes
It’s do or die
But we’re alive
And while we’re here
Will hold the line

Don’t hold your hands up
It’s your final stand
Put your white flag down
Oh don’t you surrender now
No hero’s story
There’s no blaze of glory
But dawn only comes
At the end of the night

We’ll crack before we shatter
We can’t fall apart
We don’t get to die young
Trouble keeping our head sometimes
We just have to push on
We don’t get to give up this life
All the breath in your lungs
Is stronger than the tears in your eyes
It’s do or die
But we’re alive
And while we’re here
Will hold the line