"Love Yourself" as written by Ed Sheeran,...
For all the times that you rain on my parade
And all the clubs you get in using my name
You think you broke my heart, oh girl for goodness sake
You think I'm crying, on my own well I ain't

And I didn't wanna write a song 'cause I didn't want anyone thinking I still care
I don't but, you still hit my phone up
And baby I be movin' on and I think you should be somethin'
I don't wanna hold back, maybe you should know that
My mama don't like you and she likes everyone
And I never like to admit that I was wrong
And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on
And now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own

'Cause if you like the way you look that much
Oh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself

But when you told me that you hated my friends
The only problem was with you and not them
And every time you told me my opinion was wrong
And tried to make me forget where I came from

And I didn't wanna write a song cause I didn't want anyone thinking I still care
I don't but, you still hit my phone up
And baby I be movin' on and I think you should be somethin'
I don't wanna hold back, maybe you should know that
My mama don't like you and she likes everyone
And I never like to admit that I was wrong
And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on
And now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own

'Cause if you like the way you look that much
Oh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself

For all the times you made me feel small
I fell in love, now I feel nothin' at all
I never felt so low when I was vulnerable
Was I a fool to let you break down my walls?

'Cause if you like the way you look that much
Oh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself
'Cause if you like the way you look that much
Oh baby you should go and love yourself
And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'
You should go and love yourself


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"Love Yourself" as written by Ed Sheeran Benny Blanco

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  • +6
    General CommentI think it's a song about grief, disgust, anger and humiliation. Telling her to "Love Yourself" is a way of saying: go f--k yourself.
    lawrprryon December 21, 2015   Link
  • +6
    General CommentNothing is more damaging to your confidence and self-esteem than being in an emotionally abusive relationship.
    Unlike physical abuse which rears its ugly head in dramatic outbursts, emotional abuse can be more insidious and elusive. In some cases, neither the abuser nor the victim are fully aware it’s happening.
    cera107098on February 02, 2016   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI really think that this song is about a failed relationship with a modern American girl.

    Social media has conditioned some women to believe that they can do no wrong and that the the world revolves their existence. This has led to a lot of women taking up a narcissistic, materialistic view on life. The Bieb basically is dating a girl that is caught up in all that trash and simply calls her out on it. If she's obsessed with herself THAT much that she refuses give an inch in a her relationship, then she should just go date, or, love herself.

    A snobby, self-centered, stuck-up product of our quixotic society.
    HenryTheDudeon April 20, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's answering Hailee Steinfeld's song "Love Myself". ("Cause if you like the way you look that much/Oh baby, you should go and love yourself").
    seeingon February 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's about being in a verbal abusive relationship.She was all about her and wanted to control him.She was jealous about how he had friends and living life she wishes she had.I believe her tongue was sharp as a sword...words she said was harsh and out of jealousy.I believe he and his family had enough and had to move on... but not her.
    tod1020890on May 21, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so obvious to me. Reverse it and that's the truth. They are singing from different hymn sheets within their relationship. He is the one with the downer- if you like the way YOU look that much then you should go and love yourself. It's him who is narcissistic, shifting the blame. Yet all the lesson/ loss he will realise in his future.
    hayleylhnon October 03, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Commentit's about Selena !!! duh!!!!!!! the stuck up chick can go love herself if she's gonna be so heartless!
    helloblueon February 02, 2016   Link

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