From Lauv's "I Like Me Better," where he laments: "To be young and in love in New York City (New York City) / To not know who I am but still know that I'm good long as you're here with me," to Troye Sivan's "Animal," which includes the declaration: "An ode to the boy I love / Boy, I'll die to care for you / You're mine, mine, mine, tell me who do I owe that to?" the two well-established pop singers know their way around a love song. On their latest–and fairly unexpected–collaboration, though, Lauv and Sivan make it clear that the absolute last thing they want to hear right now is a song about being in love.
Leading with a quick and to the point pop chorus, "I'm So Tired..." begins with Lauv expressing how dejected he is with love songs, singing "I'm so tired of love songs, tired of love songs / Tired of love songs, tired of love / Just wanna go home." The singer then sets the scene of a failed attempt at moving on from a past relationship by seeking distraction at a party, but he soon realizes he's taking on a feat that's easier said than done. Sivan enters on the second verse of the track, adding in a few complimentary lyrics about using strangers as a space filler for the one person they truly want and punctuating his verse with brief references to Lorde's "Buzzcut Season" and Coldplay's "Hurts Like Heaven." The two singers intertwine on the final chorus to further express their longing for home and their disdain for love songs.