Song of the Day #4,158: ‘Lose You To Love Me’ – Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez makes her first appearance in Billboard’s Top Ten in two and a half years with a minor key ballad in the same whispery vein as her well-received 2015 album Revival.

‘Lose You To Love Me’ is pretty enough, but I’m surprised that it has become Gomez’s highest-charting song. She has never climbed higher than #5 before now, yet this track made it all the way to #1. It held the top spot for one week before dropping to #5 on this week’s chart.

I’m a big fan of Revival, in all its breathy sexiness, but I do miss the more pop-friendly and vocally muscular work she did with The Scene. I’d like to see her next album at least find some middle ground between the two styles.

[Verse 1]
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
I saw the signs and I ignored it
Rose-colored glasses all distorted
Set fire to my purpose
And I let it burn
You got off on the hurtin’
When it wasn’t yours, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
We’d always go into it blindly
I needed to lose you to find me
This dancing was killing me softly
I needed to hate you to love me, yeah

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
We’d always go into it blindly
I needed to lose you to find me
This dancing was killing me softly
I needed to hate you to love me, yeah

[Chorus]
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

[Bridge]
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

[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

[Outro]
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

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,158: ‘Lose You To Love Me’ – Selena Gomez

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I get the appeal of this song and video. It has a similar hypnotic vibe as Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” with an Enya twist.

  2. Maddie says:

    I really love this song and some of the back story behind it. It’s so sweet that she showed it to Taylor Swift and her mom (both of them promptly crying to it because they know what Selena’s been through). Happy to see her doing so well with this.

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