Bad For Me, Meghan Trainor new song: lyrics and meaning

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After announcing it in a TikTok video, on June 24th Meghan Trainor released the official video of her new song, Bad For Me. The American singer explained through several social posts that the song touches a very important part of her life, that right now is falling apart. Fans would like to know more about what happened and that’s the meaning of the lyrics. In this article we will provide an interpretation of the song.

Below you can find the official video of Bad For Me.

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Bad For Me, the new song by Meghan Trainor: the lyrics and their meaning

As she anticipated on TikTok, Meghan Trainor new song is about a “very toxic relationship” that she recently needed to step away from. It seems that Meghan experienced a painful moment and needed all her efforts to interrupt this relationship. And as she explained before releasing the song, “sometimes that can include family”: it’s a clear hint that this time we are not talking about a romantic relationship (Meghan is married with the actor Daryl Sabara and the two have a daughter), but a member of her original family.

The lyrics talk clearly about a close person, with whom Meghan has a blood relation. And the relation with this person is so complicated that Meghan is trying to process it with a therapist.

And my, my therapist told me to write you a letter, mmm
She said if I did, it would help me feel better
But it wouldn’t do s**t even if I sent it
‘Cause you won’t get it, you’re too damn selfish, mmm

Please don’t make promises that you can’t keep
Your best intentions end up hurting me
No matter what, I’ll love you endlessly
But I gotta run, I gotta run from your reality
I know we’re blood, but this love is bad for me

It is therefore a special kind of pain, related to a toxic family relationship. The person Meghan is talking about is described as selfish and unable to understand her. And she wants to interrupt the contact with him/her, because the relationship is bad for her (from here the title of the song).

It’s not easy at all, of course, because we are talking about a person who was present in her life since her birth, most likely. Meghan describes how tough it is with the lines “Damn, it’s hard for me to let go / From someone I held so close”. However, it’s a necessary step. And despite they will interrupt the contacts, Meghan still says that she will love him/her forever.

Please don’t make promises that you can’t keep
Your best intentions end up hurting me
No matter what, I’ll love you endlessly
But I gotta run, I gotta run from your reality
I know we’re blood, but this love is bad for me

Who’s the person Meghan Trainor talks to in Bad For Me?

We don’t know precisely this answer yet. It’s most likey a member of the close family, so a parent of a sibling, but we don’t have more details.

This is the way Meghan explained how the song was born:

It’s my Adele moment. I wrote it about real events that happened to me. I really had a moment with my therapist where I wrote a letter to a family member and I sent it to them, and I thought that was perfect, but I got no response still, so it was heartbreaking. And then I wrote the song, the chorus, immediately. I did not think it’d be the first single ever. But it felt too powerful and big to not try to go first with it, to also reintroduce people to Meghan, the mother—we have emotions and they’re relatable.

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The complete lyrics

Please don’t make promises that you can’t keep
Your best intentions end up hurting me
No matter what, I’ll love you endlessly
I know we’re blood, but this love is bad for me

I can’t tell you what I wanna say
‘Cause I, I’m afraid that you won’t change
Sometimes, I just wanna scream in your face
But when you’re in pain, I just walk away

And my, my therapist told me to write you a letter, mmm
She said if I did, it would help me feel better
But it wouldn’t do s**t even if I sent it
‘Cause you won’t get it, you’re too damn selfish, mmm

Please don’t make promises that you can’t keep
Your best intentions end up hurting me
No matter what, I’ll love you endlessly
But I gotta run, I gotta run from your reality
I know we’re blood, but this love is bad for me

Damn, it’s hard for me to let go
From someone I held so close, mmm
Damn, it’s hard for me to draw that line
And leave you on the other side

But my, my therapist told me to write you a letter, mmm
She said if I did, it would help me feel better, oh
But it wouldn’t do s**t even if I sent it
‘Cause you won’t get it, you’re too damn selfish, oh

Please don’t make promises that you can’t keep
Your best intentions end up hurting me
No matter what, I’ll love you endlessly
But I gotta run, I gotta run from your reality
I know we’re blood, but this love is bad for me

And when you lie (And when you lie)
There’s a part of you that dies
That I’m left with (I’m left with)
It gets hectic (It gets hectic)
When you lie (And when you lie)
I wonder why I try
But you can’t help it, you’re too damn selfish, mmm

Please don’t make promises that you can’t keep
‘Cause your best intentions end up hurting me
No matter what, I’ll love you endlessly
But I gotta run, I gotta run from your reality
I know we’re blood, but this love is bad for me
I know we’re blood, but this love is bad for me