“Why Are You Here” by Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly’s “Why Are You Here” would logically be directed towards the singer’s ex. MGK has stated that it is based on a real-life experience with someone he was once dating. And basically the way the story goes is that the two of them run into each other at a particular venue. And at the time they were both moving with someone else, i.e. another romantic interest. So it is an awkward situation. But either way they still manage to engage in a spontaneous sensual tryst. Thus the innuendo is that romantic feelings still exist between the two of them.
However, Machine Gun seems to have already come to the conclusion that they are incompatible. Indeed the thesis sentiment of this song is that he doesn’t even believe the two of them can be friends.
So we can conclude that this is sort of a love/hate type of situation. But at the end of the day, the artist has clearly reached the point where he no longer actually desires to see the addressee, therefore questioning why is she even around him in the first place. So the implication may be that he believes their aforementioned meeting was in fact intentional on her part.
Did Machine Gun Kelly write “Why Are You Here”?
This song was written and produced by Machine Gun Kelly along with his consistent collaborators, BazeXX and SlimXX.
And in terms of its songwriting RookXX, Goody Grace and Nick Long also contributed.
Interscope Records released “Why Are You Here” on 18 December 2019, as a standalone single though apparently slated to be featured on a forthcoming MGK album.