What Is the Meaning Behind the Lyrics of ‘death bed (coffee for your head)’ by Powfu?

What Is the Meaning Behind the Lyrics of ‘death bed (coffee for your head)’ by Powfu?

Powfu – death bed (coffee for your head) Lyrics Meaning

Hello everyone, Laviasco here. You can find me on Twitter @laviasco as well. Give me a follow. Powfu’s ‘Death Bed’ is a song that appears as if it is being sung from the viewpoint of a very young man who is passing away. In this concisely formulated song, he is basically near to his demise. The individual that the singer is addressing could easily be his love interest. Let’s learn the meaning behind the lyrics of the song ‘Death Bed (coffee for your head)’ by Powfu.

In fact, it comes across as if the persona addressed in the song is solely his long-term partner who he was foreseeing to wed sooner or later. However, we all know, such is not the script with which his destiny has handled him. Rather, he discovers himself communicating what appears as if they are his final words for her. ‘Death Bed’ has now entered into Billboard Hot 100, giving Powfu the first entry to the list.

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Introduction: death bed (coffee for your head) Lyrics Powfu

Adding up to the theory mentioned above, one of the important emotions reflected in the song isn’t so him extensively stressing on passing away as it is his devotion to his partner and his adversity on not being qualified to grow and evolve with his romantic interest. Certainly, he deems himself to have been ‘lucky’ for being able to pursue his interest in the first place. 

However, at the moment, everything is ending right in front of him. From the sentiments of the song, the thing we can interpret from these lyrics is that maybe the primary stuff which saddens Powfu as he fabricates on his literal “death bed” is the evidence that he infers his moments with his romantic interest is entering to its final phase.

death bed (coffee for your head) Lyrics Meaning

Let’s learn the quality meaning behind the lyrics of the song ‘Death Bed (coffee for your head)’ by Powfu section-wise, only at Laviasco.

[Intro/ Chorus/ Outro: beabadoobee, Powfubeabadoobee & Powfu]

The artists in this section are really trying their best to keep themselves calm and collected in such a tragic event. They are in a state of confusion where they cannot relate to what their supposed next move should actually be. Should they be sleeping? Or should they drink a cup of coffee so that they would feel better in the event of being sleep deprived?

The irony here is these queries aren’t for the singer. This question is for his romantic interest who has recently passed away. To make himself feel better, the singer is treating her partner as if she is sleeping in her own bed. He talks about making coffee for her just in case she wakes up from her eternal sleep.

[Verse 1: Powfu]

In the lyrics of the first verse of ‘Death Bed’, Powfu opens up with how he’s been feeling lately. He yearns to listen to her voice as he’s been feeling lonely but it’s out of his luck. Powfu is getting anxiety attacks with vivid pictures of him being wed to his romantic interest and it gets even worse after he realizes that it’s impossible.

It keeps getting even worse. He thinks that he can meet her in his afterlife if he passes away. However, his other side of the brain comes up with another question mark. What if they never met? He wishes to be her partner and evolve together. But his dreams have been shattered. The singer always felt special about having his partner close but he is devasted now that it’s over.

[Verse 2: Powfu]

The singer feels bad for getting sentimental in front of the partner’s final significance. He is getting emotional over her departure. If his partner were here, he would have been happier. Now that it’s not possible, his emotions are only getting more uncontrollable. They would go to the park and take goofy videos for fun. After this Powfu finally realizes that his partner is lonely on the other end wishing that he was there for her as well. This makes it easier for him to move on.

Genius Verified: Death Bed (coffee for your head) Lyrics Meaning

Watch the meaning behind the lyrics of ‘Death Bed’ decoded by Powfu himself on Genius Verified:

Conclusion: Death Bed (coffee for your head) Meaning

This extremely emotional track makes us forget about the classics such as “Romeo and Juliet” and “Titanic” because of the story in this song. Two lovers have parted ways with one another. They are on two different paths because of a naturally occurring act which is inevitable. What do you think is the meaning behind the lyrics of the song ‘Death Bed’ by Powfu? Let us know in the comments section below and watch the music video as well.

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This Post Has 37 Comments

  1. Glenn

    Is this based on a true story?

    1. Laviasco

      It could be

  2. N

    Death Bed by Powfu is simply really relatable and I love the song so much.

    1. Laviasco

      You are not alone. We all love Powfu here.

  3. Daniel Cowell

    The meaning in Death Bed can be deeper than this cause Powfu said a few things in an interview with Genius. He said the song is about trying to understand the human psychology of how a certain incident can affect people and it’s amazing how things turn out to be. I am in love with this song at the moment. Laviasco has the best article.

    1. Laviasco

      Yes, you’re absolutely correct.

  4. Josh Hamilton

    I don’t usually read articles about songs but when Laviasco updates its site, then, it’s a no brainer. Laviasco has the best interpretation of the songs and it’s amazing. Again, you did a great job of deciphering the meaning behind the lyrics of Death Bed by Powfu. We all have our stories and the song is simply too relatable. Thank you, Laviasco.

    I’d like to add a few things. Powfu seems to be keeping himself in the place of someone else to tell his side of the story. It is amazing how he manages to pick up the side and make it easier for us to relate to his song.

    1. Laviasco

      Yes, Death Bed by Powfu has been an amazing way to analyze the effect of music in people.

      1. Brilliant Nelson Nyirenda

        This song is very emotional touching. Its brought back all my lost loved one’s memories, it is indeed relatable.

  5. Pokestar

    The song “death bed” by Powfu hit different when you realize it’s from the perspective of someone currently dying. Amazing interpretation by Laviasco.

  6. Brent Faulkner

    This song is definitely a vibe. Great use of a sample, excellent drum programming, chill but the reflective and thoughtful performance by Powfu. It is one of my favorite songs with elements that cause the lyrics to hit differently.

    Powfu, death bed track review is amazing.

  7. Michelle Starkey

    This song grabbed me. I googled the meaning and your site is the first one I chose. I won’t look any further. Thx!

  8. Lauren Graham

    If you watch the YouTube video where the singer explains the song, you will see that this is a different version of interpretation. It is just as it sounds he is passing away and it is not a true story.

    1. Laviasco

      Our team wrote this article way before he did a video with Genius

    2. Alex gg

      Your aticles are great man. Ive l’ve been looking through here, and you have really good ones.

  9. Traci K

    I would like to think it’s about his dog who is passing away, and it, the song, is from the dog’s point of view. Now that’s emotional!!

    1. Laviasco

      Plus, dogs are way better than humans.

  10. Loretta

    I love this song and your interpretation helped me—-TY❤️

    1. Laviasco

      You have the best taste ❤

  11. Daniel

    This song has changed my world. Its so “perfect”, from the music arrangement to the vocal and lyrics. Its really moved me. Its truley art at its finest. Thanks Powfu for a most incredible song.

  12. ocbap

    i really love this song!!!!

  13. your mom

    thank you for helping me understand you did a really good job of doing so thx

  14. Immadeadkid

    This is really a heart breaking song so far.

    1. Laviasco

      it really is, isn’t it?

  15. Francis

    When I heard this, I thought that he (powfu) was passing away soon… or is that just a side effect of me thinking about the lyrics too hard when I listen to the radio? Anyways, it’s a great song.

  16. Kenny van Rensburg

    I love this song… from the moment I heard it… cutting deep

  17. Catina Rose Foster

    What is the meaning behind the line what’s your husband with his son?
    where does that come from and what did you mean I’ve been so excited to know since I first heard the song and I love the song and so do my kids but everytime I hear it I do wonder what you meant.

  18. joliannafinland

    Beautiful beat with catchy rhythms. First time hearing the song, it came across as someone not choosing life after not being able to be with the one they love. With people putting their lives on stake and risk on the rise and emotional instability in young people at an all time high- I was disheartened while listening to this. Seems more songs that are encouraging would be written to help raise positive people from the bottom of the pitt- Make people feel that working through adversity may be painful, but it is worth it. It teaches us life lessons & experiences that may have been missed had it not been for the adversity. So many are looking up the meaning of this song- which tells a story of sorts itself- many are left puzzled and question it’s meaning. It’s not clear and leaves alot to the imagination. Maybe that’s the intention. The beat of the song is spot on and beautiful. I just hope no one else interprets it as I did and feels it’s okay to go to their death bed over a lost love. There is so much more to life out there, just waiting to be uncovered and discovered. Just when you think you could never move on from one love….later down the road (often years) an even stronger, more intense love lands right in your lap….when you never thought humanly possible to love someone more.

  19. gavin

    i love this song

  20. anonymous

    this song left me in tears what a beautiful song!

  21. Jay Smith

    This article was clearly written by a great guy who was badly hurt once

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  23. Credo lee

    Yeah the song is absolutely amazing, so emotional, to me I think the song is meant for our old friends probably our ex

  24. David Nelson

    First, I don’t see her as deceased in the song. He’s sick, so far along in the process that he’s now without sight, so he can’t see her as she tries to soothe his troubled heart.
    But, another story for her passing away: she lost her life in an accident on an adventure that he talked her into, and he’s so riddled with guilt that he has taken enough prescriptions to not feel good about himself, and is having his final thoughts.
    He changed his mind about damaging his own life, but the prescriptions have rendered him unable to get up and save himself.
    Her voice then, is him knowing that she wouldn’t want him to go away, and what she would do to start the process of saving him. A cup of coffee to counteract the prescriptions enough to allow him to get up and moving, getting his heart pumping faster.
    But, it’s too late, and he fades into nothing at the end, hearing her voice one final time as he hopes beyond hope that he can go to heaven and be with her even though it’s a sin to go away with your own life…

  25. Lorrie Forster

    I first heard this particular song from my five year old Grandson. Riley knew all the words and we also discussed what the song meant to him.
    Riley said that the song made him feel sad because of the fact that someone was really sick and could die.
    Riley has a brilliant mind and, for a five year old, contains so much empathy.
    I Love this song and think of my Grandson every time I hear it.
    Lorrie Forster
    Alliston, Ontario

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