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People watching is the act of observing people and their interactions. Based on their movements, gestures, and the way they dress and communicate, you guess another person's story. During this ode to loneliness, Conan Gray sings of sitting in a café watching a couple who are clearly smitten with each other.

In the second verse, Gray admits he has never been seriously in love, so he's looking in from the outside. He wants that perfect romance - the kind he's seen in others but never experienced himself. But I wanna feel all that love and emotion Be that attached to the person I'm holdin' Someday I'll be falling, without caution But for now, I'm only people watchin' Speaking about the song, Gray said as he watches the besotted couple "whispering sweet nothings to each other," he can't stop fantasizing about feeling that same emotion.

The song's lyrics comprise bits Gray eavesdropped when people watching at his college cafe. He said: "Studying them living their lives lets me live vicariously through them, in a way."

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of People Watching.
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Republic Records
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