Giveon, Lost Me: inside the lyrics and their meaning

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On June 24th, 2022, Giveon released his official debut album, Give Or Take, and the same day was out as single Lost Me. A song about his current view about romantic relationships. The fans are interested to know better what the lyrics say and what the meaning of the song is. In this article we will provide all answers.

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Lost Me: the meaning of the lyrics

In Lost Me, Giveon is saying explicitely that in this moment of his life he’s not looking for a serious relationship. He’s talking with the girl he is dating, and he’s being truly honest: she better not fall in love with him, and most important, she better not expect love from him. Because it’s not the right moment for him to commit in this direction.

We can kiss, we can touch and do it often
But if you’re here lookin’ for love, that’s when you lost me

The reason why Giveon is living this special moment of his life is related to the disappointments he had in his previous relationships. He got hurt many times. And right now he prefers to no longer get emotionally involved. It’s his way to protect his heart from more pain.

I’m not lookin’ for the one
Later, but for now I’m havin’ fun
I’m done ’cause I always get hurt
Won’t be here for long
Baby, you can hate me if you want
But now, I gotta put myself first

We all had a moment on our life where we need to focus on ourselves and we prefer to not get involved in a romantic relationship. In Giveon’s case, he still meets girls that like him and want to have some private moments with him. This makes it difficult for him. And while catching the opportunity for a more intimate contact with her, she’s still honest with her and tell her explicitely: he won’t be here forever, and he won’t get emotionally involved in this moment. Maybe in the future could be different, but not now.

What’s interesting is that there are two moments of the song Lost Me where Giveon seems to address a different person. Maybe the girl who disappointed him last. And he explains that the way he’s acting now is directly related to what she did to him.

Was it all my fault?
Maybe one day, I’ll grow
I’m not fixin’ what broke us
Instead, I’m
In this ride and I barely know her

It wasn’t all my fault (Mm-mm)
Just thought I’d let you know (Yeah, yeah)
Something’s gotten into me
Ever since you let me go

Getting at the bottom of the lyrics and their meaning, through Lost Me Giveon is unveiling something that lives deep inside his heart: he’s afraid to fall in love again, because he doesn’t want to get hurt again. His current solution is to just have fun, with no romantic bonds. He’s aware that this can hurt the others, and he accepts to be hated for this. But this is the way he is right now. Aware that it’s just a phase, and it will change. And this fits the words his mother told him, that we hear in the end of the song:

No matter how good you think somebody is
Always protect your heart
There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship
Because there’s no such thing as perfect people
So just learn from it and move forward

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The complete lyrics

Was it all my fault?
Maybe one day, I’ll grow
I’m not fixin’ what broke us
Instead, I’m
In this ride and I barely know her
But she already know what it is

I’m not lookin’ for the one
Later, but for now I’m havin’ fun
I’m done ’cause I always get hurt
Won’t be here for long
Baby, you can hate me if you want
But now, I gotta put myself first

We can kiss, we can touch and do it often
But if you’re here lookin’ for love, that’s when you lost me
We can kiss, we can touch and do it often
But if you’re here lookin’ for love, that’s when you lost me

Nights spent all alone (Hate it)
Won’t be here for long (Face it)
Put your number in my phone, but don’t save it (Please, don’t, please, don’t fall for me)
Visit once or twice and then you made assumptions
Thinkin’ it was more
Now you’re understandin’ that it all meant nothin’
To me, yeah

I’m not lookin’ for the one (One)
Later, but for now I’m havin’ fun (I’m havin’ fun)
I’m done ’cause I always get hurt
Won’t be here for long
Baby, you can hate me if you want
But now, I gotta put myself first

We can kiss, we can touch and do it often
But if you’re here lookin’ for love, that’s when you lost me

It wasn’t all my fault (Mm-mm)
Just thought I’d let you know (Yeah, yeah)
Something’s gotten into me
Ever since you let me go

No matter how good you think somebody is
Always protect your heart
There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship
Because there’s no such thing as perfect people
So just learn from it and move forward