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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singers Selena Gomez (L) and Justin Bieber arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

We haven’t heard much from Selena Gomez lately, but she’s been on everybody’s mind because of her longtime ex, Justin Bieber, getting married. She dropped a song yesterday that you could assume was going to be about Justin Bieber just by the title, “Lose You to Love Me.” Powerful, right? Well…the lyrics are even more powerful. While listening to the song I couldn’t help but notice a few lyrics that were TOO specific.

I know what you may be thinking also…maybe she didn’t right the song. In pop music, that can be the case but not in this song’s case. Selena Gomez & Julia Michaels have songwriting credit for this song. Below are the lyrics & in bold I tell you what I think they mean in reference to Justin Bieber.

 

Here are the lyrics:

 

You promised the world and I fell for it
I put you first and you adored it
Set fires to my forest
And you let it burn
Sang off-key in my chorus
‘Cause it wasn’t yours 
(Bieber was featured in Gomez’s song ‘Can’t Steal Our Love’ – she could by subtly dissing that because it wasn’t his song, he didn’t give it his all.)
I saw the signs and I ignored it
Rose-colored glasses all distorted (One of the main things the tabloids would talk about his how her family & friends were not supportive of her getting back together with Justin. Rose-colored glasses is also a common literary trope to describe seeing something in a more positive light than it truly is.)
Set fire to my purpose (the word ‘purpose’ might as well be trademarked by Justin Bieber. Any Bieber fan thinks of him when this word is said because of his 2015 album, which most of the songs on there are believed to be about her.)
And I let it burn (I could be crazy for this but this could be an Usher reference to his very famous song – and Usher is a huge man to thank when it comes to Bieber’s career.) 
You got off on the hurtin’
When it wasn’t yours, yeah

We’d always go into it blindly
I needed to lose you to find me
This dance, it was killing me softly
I needed to hate you to love me, yeah

To love, love, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, yeah
I needed to lose you to love me, yeah (Selena also has a song ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ which is speculated to be about Bieber & in the extended intro she talks about not loving herself – she lost him, and now learned to love herself.)
To love, love, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, yeah
I needed to lose you to love me

I gave my all and they all know it
Then you tore me down and now it’s showing
In two months, you replaced us
Like it was easy
Made me think I deserved it
In the thick of healing, yeah (This is probably the most obvious reference. Bieber & Gomez’s relationship came to an end in March 2018 then in June 2018 Bieber was with Hailey Baldwin and was legally married by the end of the year.)

We’d always go into it blindly (Selena & Bieber were on & off again their whole entire relationship. They’d be done & then they would find their way back together and just start right back up)
I needed to lose you to find me
This dance, it was killing me softly
I needed to hate you to love me, yeah

To love, love, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, yeah
I needed to lose you to love me, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, yeah
I needed to lose you to love me

You promised the world and I fell for it
I put you first and you adored it
Set fires to my forest
And you let it burn
Sang off-key in my chorus

To love, love, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, yeah
I needed to hate you to love me, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, yeah
I needed to lose you to love me
To love, love, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, yeah

And now the chapter is closed and done
To love, love, yeah
To love, love, yeah
To love, yeah
And now it’s goodbye, it’s goodbye for us

 

It’s a truly beautiful song…you just read the lyrics, if you want to watch the music video watch below: