Anyone but Me
Alice Peacock Lyrics


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I'm finding it hard to live with my heart
And look at you straight in the eye
To know what I know
And know that you don't

It's getting harder and harder to hide
Baby I've tried and tried to make it real
But I can't lie about what I can't feel
You should be in love

You should have the Sun and Moon
And all the stars above baby
You deserve someone
Who can give it all to you
The way that I can't seem to do
In love is where you should be
In love with anyone, anyone but me

I've lied to myself and everyone else
And I can't keep lying to you
'Cause I loved you once, I loved you so much
So I need to tell you the truth
Baby you need to know
You're my best friend
So I can't fake it, I can't pretend

[Chorus]
Someday you'll smile again, I know
Think of me then





[Chorus]

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Alice Peacock's song Anyone But Me reveal a person's struggle to come to terms with their inability to reciprocate love for someone who deserves it. The singer of the song is finding it difficult to live with their heart and be honest with themselves and the person they are in a relationship with. They confess to not being able to love the other person the way they should be loved and that it's getting harder to hide this fact.


The singer of the song expresses their belief that the other person deserves someone who can give it all to them; someone who can love them fully and passionately, all the things that they themselves are unable to do. They admit to having lied to themselves and to others, but they cannot continue to lie to the person they love. They choose to break it to the other person, hoping that someday they will be able to find someone who can love them the way they deserve to be loved.


The lyrics in Anyone But Me evoke a feeling of sadness and resignation, as the singer knows they have to do the right thing, even though it will hurt the one they care about. The song is about facing the difficult truth that sometimes love is not enough, and despite their best efforts, some people cannot return the love they are given.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm finding it hard to live with my heart
It's difficult for me to continue pretending to be in love with you when my heart isn't really in it.


And look at you straight in the eye
I can't even look you in the eye without feeling guilty about my true feelings.


To know what I know
I am aware of my own feelings and what they mean for our relationship.


And know that you don't
But I also know that you are not aware of these same feelings.


It's getting harder and harder to hide
Keeping up this façade is becoming increasingly challenging for me.


Baby I've tried and tried to make it real
I've done my best to try and force myself to feel the way I used to about you.


But I can't lie about what I can't feel
But I cannot continue to deceive you or myself about the fact that those feelings are no longer there.


You should be in love
You deserve to find love and happiness in your life.


You should have the Sun and Moon
You deserve the best, and everything that comes with it.


And all the stars above baby
Including all the little things that make love special and meaningful.


You deserve someone
You deserve a partner who can fully reciprocate your feelings.


Who can give it all to you
You should be with someone who is completely committed to you and your relationship.


The way that I can't seem to do
Unfortunately, that person is not me, as I am no longer able to give you what you deserve.


In love is where you should be
You should be with someone who loves you as much as you love them.


In love with anyone, anyone but me
However, I am not that person, so you should be with anyone but me.


I've lied to myself and everyone else
I've been lying to myself and others about my true feelings.


And I can't keep lying to you
However, I cannot continue to deceive you or string you along any longer.


'Cause I loved you once, I loved you so much
I once loved you with all my heart, but unfortunately, those feelings have faded.


So I need to tell you the truth
It's time for me to be honest with you about how I feel.


Baby you need to know
It's important for you to understand where I'm coming from.


You're my best friend
You mean a lot to me and I value our friendship.


So I can't fake it, I can't pretend
But I can no longer pretend to be in love with you when I'm not.


Someday you'll smile again, I know
Even though this may hurt now, I have faith that you will find happiness and love in the future.


Think of me then
And when that day comes, I hope you will remember me fondly as a friend who tried their best to be there for you.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
Written by: KEITH FOLLESE, ALICE PEACOCK

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