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"Taxi" is an unreleased song by Charli XCX produced by SOPHIE. It was intended for Charli's original third studio album concept but was never going to appear on it, confirmed by XCX in November 2016.

Background[]

The song was co-written with Klas Åhlund and Noonie Bao, presumably at the same session as "Bounce", "Roll With Me", and "Round & Round".

On November 10, 2016, Charli debuted this track at Exchange, Los Angeles.[1] Two years after she performed the song at the Pop 2 London show in June 2018.[2]

In Setptember 2018, the demo version of the song was leaked, to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of the "After the Afterparty" release.[3]

On April 22, 2019, Charli teased the song on Twitter, stating "imagine if I officially released taxi... you guys would have nothing left to tweet at me".[4]

During June of 2019, SOPHIE played the song at her live show.[5]

On October 21, 2019, Charli played the track at the NYC show from the Charli Tour in the pre-show. The version she played was in high quality, had reworked vocals, and was pitched down. When asked why she did it the next day in her Instagram Live, she responded saying, "Because I'm a troll, that's why".

On March 25, 2020, she played the final version of the song again for her live DJ Set[6], and once more during 100 gecs' Square Garden Minecraft concert on April 24, 2020.

She has played Taxi and other leaked songs from the scrapped third album on her 2022 Crash tour.

On November 16, 2021, stems of the track leak online.[7]

Official versions[]

  • Final version (Final known export) — 2:28
  • Demo version — 2:21

Lyrics[]

C'mon
C'mon
C'mon
Get in

Blind date on a Tuesday
Bougie restaurant
N-n-n-non starter, didn't have a chance
You're playing twenty-one questions
Baby boy, give up
Got me feeling like Shania (woo!)
That don't impress me much (hey!)

Ay rookie, you're looking a little bit shaky in the saddle
(Giddy up!)
Admit it, you bit off a little bit more than you can handle
(Say what?)
I said it, forget it, I've had it, don't make me cause a scandal
(Woop, woop!)
I'm sorry, but you're not my type
You're going home alone tonight

Boy, you're in over your head
Don't you know you'll be better off without me?
You're gonna wish you were dead
Think it's time that I call you a taxi
4 A.M., just getting started
Drive fast cars and crash your party
Boy, you're in over your head
Think it's time that I call you a taxi

C'mon, let's call you a taxi
Taxi for one
Taxi for one
C'mon, let's call you a taxi
Let's call you a taxi

Nightclub on a Friday
Get my Gucci on
F-f-f-firestarter
Yes, I'm in the zone
You coming on me like a player
But your game's all wrong
You get your words all twisted
It's the same old song

Ay rookie, you're looking a little bit shaky in the saddle
(Giddy up!)
Admit it, you bit off a little bit more than you can handle
(Say what?)
I said it, forget it, I've had it, don't make me cause a scandal
(Woop, woop!)
I'm sorry, but you're not my type
You're going home alone tonight

Boy, you're in over your head
Don't you know you'll be better off without me?
You're gonna wish you were dead
Think it's time that I call you a taxi
4 A.M., just getting started
Drive fast cars and crash your party
Boy, you're in over your head
Think it's time that I call you a taxi

C'mon, let's call you a taxi
Taxi for one, taxi for one
C'mon, let's call you a taxi
Taxi for one, taxi for one
Taxi for them, taxi for him
Taxi for her, don't talk, get in
Taxi for them, taxi for him
C'mon, let's call you a taxi

Trivia[]

  • On a live performance in June 2, 2019 she joked about playing Taxi right there, and immediately take it back saying "I'm gonna play that song in my funeral the day I die, or if SOPHIE wants to release it". Stating that she probably won't release Taxi herself ever.[8]
  • On an interview with Gay Times, while having a conversation, Troye Sivan brought up the joke about releasing the song: "Your fans want me to ask... When are you going to release Taxi?", for what Charli answered, "Oh my god, Troye. Shut up."[9]

References[]

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