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Someone You Loved
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Someone You Loved

Lewis Capaldi
Album:
Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

Song Meaning and Background of Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi


"Someone You Loved" is a song recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, and was released in November 2018 through Vertigo Records and Universal Music as the third single from his second E.P, Breach, and included on his debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent in 2019.


The song was written by Capaldi, Samuel Romans, and its producers Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher and Benjamin Kohn.


The song was a massive commercial success, peaking at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

The song became Capaldi's first number one single, spending seven consecutive weeks on top of the charts and was the best-selling single of 2019 in the UK.


In the United States, the song was a sleeper hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in its 24th week on the chart.


It was nominated for Song of the Year at the 62nd Grammy Awards. It also received an award for Song of the Year at the 2020 Brit Awards.


As of 2023, "Someone You Loved" is the 4th most streamed song on Spotify, with 2.7 billion streams on the platform.


In an interview with the French magazine Brut, Capaldi revealed he wrote the song about his grandmother who had died.


In an interview with NME, Capaldi revealed that it took him six months to write the song. He said, "A lot of people say that 'the best songs fall into your lap' and that they're the easiest ones to write and take the shortest amount of time: I wholeheartedly disagree with that. I think my best songs come from me sitting at a piano, bashing my head against a brick wall for hours and hours on end to get one good melody."


Lyrics of Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi


I'm going under and this time I fear there's no one to save me

This all or nothing really got a way of driving me crazy

 

I need somebody to heal

Somebody to know

Somebody to have

Somebody to hold

It's easy to say

But it's never the same

I guess I kinda liked the way you numbed all the pain

 

Now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you're not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

 

I'm going under and this time I fear there's no one to turn to

This all or nothing way of loving got me sleeping without you

 

Now, I need somebody to know

Somebody to heal

Somebody to have

Just to know how it feels

It's easy to say

But it's never the same

I guess I kinda liked the way you helped me escape

 

Now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you're not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

 

And I tend to close my eyes when it hurts sometimes

I fall into your arms

I'll be safe in your sound til I come back around

 

For now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you're not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

 

But now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you're not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

 

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

Release Date

2018

Songwriter/s

Lewis Capaldi, Samuel Romans, Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn

Producer/s

TMS

Label/s

Vertigo, Universal

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