Banks - Alaska Lyrics




Used to call it nothing
And then you turned it into something
You were a petal I could pluck then

Maybe we should touch or something
I promise I won't fall in love then
You could put me in your pocket
Wouldn't you like that?

Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

Told me you were headed for Alaska
I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

Fake! You dedicate me nothing!
You couldn't say it we were something!
You got me all huffin' and puffin'
Maybe we should kiss or something
I promise I won't fall in love then
You could put me in your pocket
Wouldn't you like that?

Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

Told me you were headed for Alaska
I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

Call me to tell me something that you want from me
And I give in in the beginning when you ask for me
And the buzz that I know I get it when you're sweet to me
I don't know why I'm going took the map from me
And I know that I want to feed him 'cause he's so hungry
You could put me in your pocket
Wouldn't you like that?

And now I'm saying

Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

Told me you were headed for Alaska
I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

You shoulda told me
Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
Say you're my only
Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
You should've told me told me told me told me
Told me you were heading to Alaska
Baby you coulda warned me
Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
And baby you could've told me
Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
Jimmy you could've told me told me told me told me





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Banks Alaska Comments
  1. Jillian Samaha

    I can’t get over how uniquely perfect this sound is

  2. Benjamin Board

    I've been in this situation WAAAY too much .

  3. Jimmy Andres

    I’m just so glad that finally there is a song with my name and it’s catchy

  4. Max Wright

    i have listened to this song way too many times now. its like not even a song anymore.

  5. Pierre-Henri Nel

    Best song on the album ❤️

  6. The Calord

    I'm gay for this

  7. Baylen Miller

    When the bass drops

  8. danielle carnicle

    Used to call it nothing
    And then you turned it into something
    You were a petal I could pluck then

    Maybe we should touch or something
    I promise I won't fall in love then
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?

    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

    Fake! You dedicate me nothing!
    You couldn't say it we were something!
    You got me all huffin' and puffin'
    Maybe we should kiss or something
    I promise I won't fall in love then
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?

    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

    Call me to tell me something that you want from me
    And I give in in the beginning when you ask for me
    And the buzz that I know I get it when you're sweet to me
    I don't know why I'm going took the map from me
    And I know that I want to feed him 'cause he's so hungry
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?

    And now I'm saying

    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

    You shoulda told me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    Say you're my only
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    You should've told me told me told me told me
    Told me you were heading to Alaska
    Baby you coulda warned me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    And baby you could've told me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    Jimmy you could've told me told me told me told me

  9. Colton Dutton-Reid

    The beginning of the song reminds me of the beginning of another song..drum roll, bom,bom,bom and then flutes...female hip hop/pop artist.....I cant put my finger on the song...HALP!

  10. It's what You make it

    M. I. A.

  11. Eliza Elle

    She’s basically equating herself to a fleshlight and it makes the song that much more powerful

  12. M M

    Love Love Love!

  13. Allyssa Laberge

    What does everyone think this song is about? Curious to hear other interpretations.
    When I hear it, I think of the dynamic in a relationship that involves loving somebody with drug addiction. I’m aware that that’s most likely not the case, but that’s how I relate to it.

  14. Lucydimes40 Lucydimes40

    Love her went to her concert last week in Brooklyn

  15. Krystal Santos

    I can listen to this all day, everyday💚💚💚

  16. Cristiano V

    This instrumental would be perfect in Donkey Kong Country.

  17. Maria Camila

    I kinda want to get [redacted] to this song

  18. Pinhead Larry

    I had the bass turned up all the way. now the speakers are broken. totally worth it.

  19. The Calord

    i twerk to this everyday

  20. BCPR

    Now I want some sort of mashup with M.I.A.'s "Jimmy": https://youtu.be/HBECisSkAu4

  21. Daniel Erste

    My fav on album ❤️

  22. beto weed

    MULHEEER
    PLEASE COME TO BRAZIL 🇧🇷🇧🇷😍😍😍

  23. Randy Kothakonda

    This was a surprise hit from the album for me. It's such a bop.

  24. ILU

    Addicted to this song 🤤

  25. jane dope

    At this point I need to see at least one of her exes cause whew! The drama

  26. kelsey

    Seriously the best from the album. Jillian cameeeee throughhhh yasssss QUEEN FUCK JIMMY

  27. finn piper

    Glorious

  28. Adam V.

    The chorus makes me wanna shake my gay ass 👏🏽👏🏽

  29. Le Pilone Vert

    Favorite waouh so magical and groovy

  30. xlisa xo

    Def a grower. But goddamnit do I love it even more so bc of that ! Now I can hear all the flecks of gold detail throughout this masterpiece. She had fun with this one and I'm glad she let me get in on the ride with this adventure of a song ❤❤❤

  31. Mary McKenzie

    My fav so far, I had to come back after listening to the other songs

  32. hypnotic aura

    The immense talent this woman has. She never disappoints ❤️

  33. David T

    Jimmy's a twat

  34. Richard Lawrn

    jimmy went to alaska, but she was in hawaii... makes perfect sense the song has this summer vibe. and it comes right after hawaiian mazes for a reason. what the fuck, jimmy??!!! u sucker!

  35. Rosangela Feliz

    Fuck you Jimmy 😩 you could have told her 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩

  36. Kaiyo

    Ahhh jimmy is really missing out not staying for Banks

  37. Larissa Mendes

    O Brasil te espera, rainha 🇧🇷❤

  38. Marc

    Surreal

  39. NinjiSeven

    I love this its so catchy!!! :D

  40. Kevin Chiu

    this is a certified BOP

  41. JC Maldonado

    Is this the same Jimmy that Lana is always singing about?

    JC Maldonado

    His name is Jimmy Gnecco

  42. Val Loyola

    BANKS can literally sell me an album of just vocal warmups and I would still say, “Yas, Queen! You snatched my weave!!!”

  43. red riding hood

    Okay, I was very much not prepared for this. God bless BANKS for being back!

  44. Drummer Boy

    Who produced this album? It's so dope 🔥🔥🔥

    Chrisantemos

    BANKS herself, BJ Burton, Aaron Forbes, Buddy Ross, SOHN, Hudson Mohawke, Kito, Tim Anderson, Jesse Ward, Francis and the Lights, Paul Epworth and Psymun ♥

  45. Patrícia Alexandra

    Used to call it nothing
    And then you turned it into something
    You were a petal I could pluck then


    Maybe we should touch or something
    I promise I won't fall in love then
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?


    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long


    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on


    Fake! You dedicate me nothing!
    You couldn't say it we were something!
    You got me all huffin' and puffin'
    Maybe we should kiss or something
    I promise I won't fall in love then
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?


    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long


    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on


    Call me to tell me something that you want from me
    And I give in in the beginning when you ask for me
    And the buzz that I know I get it when you're sweet to me
    I don't know why I'm going took the map from me
    And I know that I want to feed him 'cause he's so hungry
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?


    And now I'm saying


    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long


    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on


    You shoulda told me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    Say you're my only
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    You should've told me told me told me told me
    Told me you were heading to Alaska
    Baby you coulda warned me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    And baby you could've told me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    Jimmy you could've told me told me told me told me

  46. James W

    So when are we going to be honest with ourselves and admit that this isn’t her best album...

    Chrisantemos

    @James W mmmm i can see your point, I was scared about III being the continuation of the previous two (The Altar was very similar to Goddess except for a couple of more upbeat songs) but it surprised me. The lyrics are more explicit, less "i have to make an impression with my writing", I'm a big Bon Iver and Imogen Heap fan so for BANKS to commit to vocoder, layering, distortion on the production was very much appreciated, she seemed curious about those possibilities on the previous records but here she went in for the kill. It almost doesn't have filler songs, I'll definitely get rid of If We Were Made Of Water (cool idea, bad delivery) and Propaganda, but that's just my taste. I don't think it's the most revolutionary album, but she stepped out of her comfort zone a lot, while still sounding true to herself. Sure Contaminated, Godless and Stroke could be on The Altar and no one would notice, but Hawaiian Mazes, Sawzall, Till Now, Alaska... damn, what a journey with those ones. Try to listen to it on a nice speaker instead of headphones, don't try too hard and I'm sure you will love it as much. Have a nice day James! ♥

    Samera khan

    James W well her music is literally her life and she’s surviving narcissistic abuse so it’s a way to outlet ... not all her material can really be new if she’s still in that state of mind... and these songs are very relatable and all sing a different story to those who are listening and going through similar things... I loved this one too

    Richard Lawrn

    agreed. but i don't think she can top 'the altar'. that's her best work imo. flawlessss!!

    Samera khan

    Richard Lawrn i agree alter is flawless 🎶🎶🎶

    Samera khan

    Richard Lawrn I mean Altar !

  47. JMAC LA FLAME

    This album

  48. Unicorns United!

    The best tracks of the album so far (imho) : Gimme, Alaska, Godless.

    Khai R

    Unicorns United! TASTE!!!!!!

  49. raissie

    i'm not saying this is the bop of the lifetime,,, but that's what i'm saying

  50. m m

    can someone explain me the line "idk why im going took the map from me" please?

    Julian Licea

    m m he took her sense of direction from her, whether it be her self confidence or dignity and or her overall path.

  51. William

    Prefer BANKS over billie eyelash sorry 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Andrew

    @William edgy

    RayRay

    No need to be sorry

    wingzerox100

    Same, Banks is the artist thats unlike anything ive heard. Billie elish is just mymble bumble. I don't know what the fuck she is famous for.

    Sky

    No need to pin two amazing artists against each other go fuck yourself honestly.

    Lani C

    💀💀😭eyelash

  52. A heart named Lee

    To a heart or hearts
    that may read this,

    At this point in time I can urge you to save yourself but can't actual save you because that part you have to do yourself. If you want a better life you must start taking responsibility for what emotions you feel, for what thoughts you choose to live by and take responsibility for your actions. If you choose to say "they make me feel" or "that makes me feel" then those are statements of a man or women who chooses to be not responsible for what emotions they feel. To no longer to feel sadness you must take responsibility of why you choose to be sad and take action to develop a change in your life that helps you then feel like its appropriate to choose to feel happy.

    As well to choose to have compassion for all beings and no longer eat animal flesh and eat a vegan diet or a raw vegan diet can help you then choose to be happy, and, as well, is an action nesscary for you to live a life that will help you choose to be happy. Otherwise your choice to eat animal flesh will have a bad effect on your body that you may not understand at this moment which will result in great suffering for you and also for the animals you choose not to care for.

    Further more to decide you have the right to harm or others have the right to harm for you so that you may consume animal flesh will result in self condemnation. Unfortunately, if you eat animal flesh, you have been indoctrinated into a society that teaches you that killing is ok to do to some animals and even may have been indoctrinated that its okay to kill some humans. I hope my words were read by you and taken seriously and are incorporated into your daily life & I hope you organize a beautiful life for yourself and others.

    A letter,
    From a heart,
    Named Lee 💜

  53. Sysoba

    coolest production!

  54. Fay

    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Johns

    Nah but for real, whoever Jimmy is missed out on an amazing woman. Clap back sis👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  55. sabrina wicker

    and this was the moment when jimmy knew that he FUCKED UP

  56. causantin

    Lyrics:


    Used to call it nothing
    And then you turned it into something
    You were a petal I could pluck then

    Maybe we should touch or something
    I promise I won't fall in love then
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?

    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

    Fake! You dedicate me nothing!
    You couldn't say it we were something!
    You got me all huffin' and puffin'
    Maybe we should kiss or something
    I promise I won't fall in love then
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?

    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

    Call me to tell me something that you want from me
    And I give in in the beginning when you ask for me
    And the buzz that I know I get it when you're sweet to me
    I don't know why I'm going took the map from me
    And I know that I want to feed him 'cause he's so hungry
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?

    And now I'm saying

    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    I found a letter from your friend he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow so long

    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it but I know it now it's on
    Instead of writing letters Jimmy could've had my heart to lean on

    You shoulda told me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    Say you're my only
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    You should've told me told me told me told me
    Told me you were heading to Alaska
    Baby you coulda warned me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    And baby you could've told me
    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy don't go
    Jimmy you could've told me told me told me told me

  57. Marlene Lopis

    Love you

  58. Sophia Reese

    OMG! Banks thank you soooo much for this TREASURE!!! Oh my fucking God, you never disappoint in giving my brain so many deep orgasms every time! I hope so much that you read this! I need you to know that 😍😂😍😍🙏🏽

  59. Mariana Rodrigues

    Jimmy, leave girls alone. Signed: Lana del Rey

  60. Is Be

    I just sent this song to a guy named “Jimmy” that I used to hang out with ...don’t miss him, just wanted to be petty. Thanks Banks ! 🤷🏽‍♀️

    Kirsten D

    Is Be love this comment!! OMG

  61. zaffy jay

    Idk but somehow this song reminds me of off to the races by lana. But... can't stop listening to this song!!!!!!

  62. joe a

    instead of writin' letters Jimmy coulda had my heart to lean on 🎶that chorus is GOLD

  63. felix navarro

    Jimmy, what the hell? Why, man?? That's cold af! Lol;)

  64. Tanini

    BANKS GIVING ME THE SUMMER VIBES IN ALASKA

  65. Íde Hughes

    Reminds me of a song off The Dreaming by Kate Bush; trippy, insane but beautiful

    JustGlyphs

    Thank you for posting this! I hadn't heard that before and it's so good. Kate Bush rules

    Íde Hughes

    JustGlyphs she is a goddess

  66. Jimmy Andres

    She got my message yay so odd but I get it it’s so strange but I love it

  67. Luis Gonzales

    Alaska is everything😍. The bridge sounds like the pre-chorus of Hopeless by Halsey, just an observation. 🎵🎵🎵

    Raphael

    omg you're right

    Luis Gonzales

    Raphael thank you!

  68. Amy Harris

    Always like before I even listen because this queen always slays 😍

  69. Michael Andersson

    Oooo... This is nice ❤️
    Perhaps the track I liked best of those released today
    Good vibe/groove

  70. Aldéric Fraslin

    This instrumental sounds like I'm playing Pr. Layton, and I'm LIVING for it

    Joel Sunny

    Bro I thought I was the only one. It's the piano

  71. Music And Movies

    I've been listening to all the songs 6 hours ago and I loved them all but I came back to this song cause it's my fav

  72. Music And Movies

    My fav on the album

  73. Noir Zero

    melodic

  74. Mara Dyer

    Fuck this Jimmy, anyway

  75. d2h

    I see skin

  76. deanie2477

    Amazing!

  77. Adrianno Amaral

    ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  78. Is Be

    Oh jimmy jimmy jimmy don’t go 💗

  79. Dingo Marshall

    Can she release a track that isnt amazing? - i havent heard one yet

  80. greg lawrency

    Omg this bop and i lovee instrumental😍

  81. Karma Geddon

    its should be #1 bb100... cuz oh my goooosh
    this song is such a hit!!!

  82. erin

    ok this is my favorite off the album so far

    Kaitlyn Laraine

    It's quite the bop, ain't it

    Kaitlyn Laraine

    Also I am not going to like your comment, purely because it is at 69 likes and I would hate to be the one to ruin that 😂

    Saud Saleem

    @Kaitlyn Laraine legend

    Baylen Miller

    Kaitlyn Laraine a whole bop. This, Propaganda, & Stroke end me

  83. Tom S

    My name is Jimy and today I'm blessed

    Matthew Hudson

    Tom S pretty sure your name is Tom

    ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ

    It says TOM >:[

    Read All about it

    Lmao boy bye Tom!

  84. Cosmic Lover

    DAMN JIMMY

  85. Yining Fan

    best song from the album!

  86. thatone240girl

    [Chorus 1]
    Used to call it nothing
    And then you turned it into something
    You were a petal I could pluck then, hmm
    Maybe we should touch or something
    I promise I won't fall in love then
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?

    [Chorus]
    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, don't go
    I found a letter from your friend, he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow, so long
    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it, but I know it, now it's on
    Instead of writing letters, Jimmy coulda had my heart to lean on

    [Verse 2]
    Fake, you dedicate me nothing
    You couldn't say it, we were something
    You got me all huffin' and puffin'
    Maybe we should kiss or something
    I promise I won't fall in love then
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that?


    [Chorus]
    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, don't go
    I found a letter from your friend, he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow, so long
    Told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it, but I know it, now it's on
    Instead of writing letters, Jimmy coulda had my heart to lean on

    [Bridge]
    Call me to tell me something that you want from me
    And I give in in the beginning when you ask for me
    And the buzz that I know, I get it when you're sweet to me, yeah
    I don't know why I'm goin', took the map from me
    And I know I want to feed him 'cause he's so hungry
    You could put me in your pocket
    Wouldn't you like that? (For real)
    And now I'm sayin'

    [Chorus]
    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, don't go
    I found a letter from your friend, he said you're gone
    He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow, so long
    He told me you were headed for Alaska
    I thought I dreamt it, but I know it, now it's on
    Instead of writing letters, Jimmy coulda had my heart to lean on

    [Outro]
    (You should've told me)
    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, don't go (Say you're my only)
    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, don't go
    (You should've told me, told me, told me, told me)
    Told me you were headed to Alaska
    (Baby, you coulda warned me, hey)
    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, don't go
    (Baby, you coulda told me, hey)
    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, don't go
    Jimmy, you coulda told me, told me, told me, told me

    kiran n

    Most snow so long -- i was like what is mosnolong for so long💀💀💀

  87. Nairb del Rey

    Banks Serving The Children !!!!

  88. Nairb del Rey

    This one is sooo good

  89. Raira Rembi

    AAAAAAAAA você é perfeita, eu tô completamente apaixonada pelo álbum novo rainha icônica 💙 vem pro BRASIL pfv!!

  90. Cecilia Mejia

    It's 2:00 am. here in Bolivia, I just listened the whole álbum, and it's pure magic. Thank you Goddess.😘🇧🇴

    ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ

    eyy, is that from true blood?

  91. Cloene Juderiasen

    I just realized there were lyrics in the description and boiiiiiiii sis spilled the tea 😆 jimmy what u doinnnnnnnnnn????!!

    Jimmy Andres

    Cloene Juderiasen i simply channeled her

    ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ

    James is Jimmy?

    Auntpig_696

    JIMMY JIMMY JIMMY DONT GO that stick with me lol

    Kharmatos13

    @ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ that's what i was thinkin' Jimmy is another name for James and the dude who directed the video is named James soooooo.

  92. riggamorrischan

    This beat is so fucking cool this shit just SLAPPPPSSS banks knows how to serve she’s a server that’s what she is known to do...serve

  93. ZeeGeeJay

    Won't sleep until I hear this whole album. Then when I wake up tomorrow all these awesome tracks will be on repeat. Love this new sound she has!

    Read All about it

    They've been on repeat for me all morning

    Alessandro Boicel-Maldonado

    We give a BJ Burton, Hudson mohawke & Buddy Ross for that.

  94. Lorin Kodama

    I so called that you’d be releasing a bunch of new music when I heard the woof at the end of the bridge in gimme

  95. Lorin Kodama

    I love this it’s so different omg

  96. Sawzall Maze

    She keep on SERVING 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 QUEEN

  97. laurenlagem

    I love this woman. Screamed when I saw she released a bunch of new songs

    Jonathan

    A while album

    laurenlagem

    joe nathan a while album indeed