Here Are the Lyrics to Selena Gomez's 'Lose You to Love Me'

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Selena Gomez "Lose You To Love Me"

Selena Gomez presented her long-awaited return to music last week with the first of two new singles, “Lose You to Love Me,” and the song just debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 2). This marks her second-highest debut on the Hot 100 since “Good for You” featuring A$AP Rocky snagged the No. 9 spot within its first week back in 2015.

Gomez’s latest ballad discusses finding and loving herself in the midst of losing her unnamed lover, and the Justin Tranter/Julia Michaels co-writing team operates like thoughts littering the singer’s diaries. She shows the raw, twisted emotions layered on her face in the black-and-white accompanying visual, and what feels grim at first turns hopeful by the end.  

Check out the vulnerable lyrics and music video below.

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

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
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

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
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
 

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Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Written by: Selena Gomez, Justin Tranter, Robin Fredriksson, Mattias Larsson, Julia Michaels

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