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Nobody's Wife
Anouk Lyrics


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I'm sorry for the times that I made you scream
For the times that I killed your dreams
For the times that I made your whole world rumble
For the times that I made you cry
For the times that I told you lies
For the times that I watched and let you stumble

It's too bad, but that's me
What goes around comes around, you'll see
That I can carry the burden of pain
'Cause it ain't the first time that a man goes insane
And when I spread my wings to embrace him for life
I suck out all the love I, I'll never be nobody's wife

I'm sorry for the times that I didn't come home
Left you lyin' in that bed alone
Flyin' high in the sky when you needed my shoulder
You're like a stone hangin' round my neck, see
Cut it loose before it breaks my back, see
I've gotta say what I feel before I grow older

I'm sorry but I ain't gonna change my ways
You know I've tried but I'm still the same
I've got to do it my own way

It's too bad, but hey, that's me
What goes around comes around, you'll see
That I can carry the burden of pain
'Cause it ain't the first time, no, that a man goes insane
And when I spread my wings to embrace him for life
Suck out all the love, I, I'll never be nobody's wife

It's too bad, but hey, that's me
What goes around comes around, you'll see
That I can carry the burden of pain
'Cause it ain't the first time, oh no, that a man goes insane
'Cause when I spread my wings to embrace him for life
Suck out his love, I, I'll never be nobody's wife

I'll never be, never be, never gonna be, never gonna be, never gonna be, nobody's wife

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Anouk's song Nobody's Wife capture the singer's defiant and resolute spirit. The speaker apologizes for the pain she has caused but will not apologize for being true to herself. The language in the song is raw and evocative, expressing the singer's frustration with being boxed in and limited in her choices. She does not want to be anyone's property or beholden to anyone, whether it be through traditional gender roles or societal expectations.


The lyrics of the song confront the stereotypes that women are supposed to fit into in society, including being dependent, submissive, and impressionable. In the chorus, the singer makes it clear that she will not be anyone's wife, and that she will inspire her soul to follow her heart, and will live her life boldly, and on her own terms.


In the end, Nobody's Wife is a song that celebrates freedom of choice and the courage to take a stand. It's about embracing one's individuality and refusing to conform to the expectations of others. The song reminds us to live life on our own terms and never to let anyone else dictate how we should live our lives.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm sorry for the times that I made you scream
Apologizing for the times she caused him to scream because of her actions


For the times that I killed your dreams
Apologizing for the times she crushed his dreams or aspirations


For the times that I made your whole world rumble
Apologizing for the times she completely disrupted his life and caused chaos


For the times that I made you cry
Apologizing for the times she made him cry because of her actions


For the times that I told you lies
Apologizing for the times she lied to him or misled him


For the times that I watched and let you stumble
Apologizing for the times she stood by and watched him fail or struggle without offering help


It's too bad, but that's me
Acknowledging that her behavior is unfortunate but it's just who she is


What goes around comes around, you'll see
Believing in the concept of karma and that her actions will have consequences


That I can carry the burden of pain
Claiming that she can handle the emotional pain she causes others, but it doesn't make it right


'Cause it ain't the first time that a man goes insane
Implying that her behavior is a common trigger for men to go crazy or act irrationally


And when I spread my wings to embrace him for life
Suggesting that she will commit to a relationship, but only to take advantage of the love and support of her partner


I suck out all the love I, I'll never be nobody's wife
Admitting that she drains all the love from her partner without ever being committed to a long-term relationship


I'm sorry for the times that I didn't come home
Apologizing for the times she didn't come home or wasn't there for him when he needed her


Left you lyin' in that bed alone
Acknowledging that she left him alone and vulnerable


Flyin' high in the sky when you needed my shoulder
Admitting that she was too focused on herself and her own interests to provide emotional support to her partner


You're like a stone hangin' round my neck, see
Comparing her partner to a burden that weighs her down and holds her back


Cut it loose before it breaks my back, see
Suggesting that she needs to end the relationship before it causes too much strain on her


I've gotta say what I feel before I grow older
Realizing that she needs to be honest about her feelings and intentions before it's too late


I'm sorry but I ain't gonna change my ways
Apologizing for her behavior but claiming she won't change


You know I've tried but I'm still the same
Admitting that she has tried to change but hasn't been successful


I've got to do it my own way
Claiming that she needs to do things on her own terms and won't conform to societal norms


And when I spread my wings to embrace him for life
Repeating the previous line as a reminder of her true intentions


Suck out his love, I, I'll never be nobody's wife
Admitting that she will take all of her partner's love without ever committing to a long-term relationship


I'll never be, never be, never gonna be, never gonna be, never gonna be, nobody's wife
Reiterating that she will never be a committed partner and will always prioritize her own interests




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ANOUK TEEUWE, BART VAN VEEN, SATINDRA KALPOE

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Comments from YouTube:

Nietzsche Goldberg

Love this Song! sometimes I think it's written for me! he goes to my heart 🤍🖤 True Story

Sis AZ-Rid

Same..lol...🎼⚡🎼

Majin Mike

anyone listening in 2020 <3

Jo

15 when it came out 💯👍 danced and sang along!!! now I do have a husband 🤣. It was just a kick ass song that time and we didn’t take shit so serious, and literally And PC controlled 😅

Mir337☘️

2022, still like Anouk🤟

Such a free time song🤪
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MrSamp1

2022

Ioana Lavinia

2021 here I love this

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2021

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Barbara Musto ASMR

Great song

Antonio Di fusco

the drum!! Wtf 🤟😲❤️

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