New Rules
Dua Lipa Lyrics


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One, one, one, one, one

Talkin' in my sleep at night
Makin' myself crazy
(Out of my mind, out of my mind)
Wrote it down and read it out
Hopin' it would save me
(Too many times, too many times)
My love, he makes me feel like nobody else
Nobody else
But my love, he doesn't love me
So I tell myself, I tell myself

One, don't pick up the phone
You know he's only calling 'cause he's drunk and alone
Two, don't let him in
You'll have to kick him out again
Three, don't be his friend
You know you're gonna wake up in his bed in the morning
And if you're under him
You ain't getting over him

I got new rules, I count 'em
I got new rules, I count 'em
I gotta tell them to myself
I got new rules, I count 'em
I gotta tell them to myself

I keep pushin' forwards
But he keeps pullin' me backwards
(Nowhere to turn, no way)
(Nowhere to turn, no)
Now I'm standing back from it
I finally see the pattern
(I'll never learn, I never learn)
But my love, he doesn't love me
So I tell myself, I tell myself
I do, I do, I do

One, don't pick up the phone
You know he's only calling 'cause he's drunk and alone
Two, don't let him in
You'll have to kick him out again
Three, don't be his friend
You know you're gonna wake up in his bed in the morning
And if you're under him
You ain't getting over him

I got new rules, I count 'em
I got new rules, I count 'em
I gotta tell them to myself
I got new rules, I count 'em
I gotta tell them to myself

Practice makes perfect
I'm still tryna learn it by heart (I got new rules, I count 'em)
Eat, sleep, and breathe it
Rehearse and repeat it 'cause I (I got new, I got new, I)

One, don't pick up the phone
You know he's only calling 'cause he's drunk and alone
Two, don't let him in
You'll have to kick him out again
Three, don't be his friend
You know you're gonna wake up in his bed in the morning
And if you're under him
You ain't getting over him

I got new rules, I count 'em
I got new rules, I count 'em
I gotta tell them to myself
I got new rules, I count 'em (baby, you know I count 'em)
I gotta tell them to myself
Don't let him in, don't let him in
Don't be his friend, don't be his friend
Don't let him in, don't let him in




Don't be his friend, don't be his friend
You ain't getting over him

Overall Meaning

Dua Lipa's New Rules is a break-up anthem that provides listeners with a list of rules to follow after a breakup with someone they are still attracted to. The lyrics narrate a girl's struggle to get over her ex-boyfriend and the internal conversation she has with herself, trying to find ways to let go of him. The song opens with the phrase "One, one, one, one, one" repeated several times, acting as a countdown to a list of rules that she has made for herself.


The lyrics suggest that she talks about her ex-boyfriend in her sleep, making her feel "crazy" and "out of her mind." Writing about her feelings is her attempt to find closure, even though she knows it won't help heal her broken heart. The chorus of the song features the singer reciting her new rules, which includes not picking up his phone when he calls, not letting him back in, and not being friends with him. Refraining from physical and emotional contact with her ex-boyfriend is an essential step in her path to get over him completely.


The song has become an anthem for young women, empowering them to stand up for themselves and make their own rules when it comes to relationships. It highlights the importance of self-love and self-care and promotes a sense of independence.


Line by Line Meaning

Talkin' in my sleep at night
I'm constantly thinking about my love life, even in my dreams.


Makin' myself crazy
My thoughts and emotions about my love life are overwhelming me.


(Out of my mind, out of my mind)
I'm losing control of my thoughts and actions due to my emotions.


Wrote it down and read it out
I wrote down my thoughts and feelings in hopes of finding a solution.


Hopin' it would save me
I was trying to find a way to save myself from the emotional turmoil.


(Too many times, too many times)
I've been trying to find a solution to my love life problems for too long.


My love, he makes me feel like nobody else
When I'm with him, I feel like I'm the only one in the world.


Nobody else
No one else makes me feel the way he does.


But my love, he doesn't love me
Unfortunately, he doesn't feel the same way about me.


So I tell myself, I tell myself
I have to remind myself that he doesn't love me in order to move on.


One, don't pick up the phone
The first rule I set for myself is to not answer his calls.


You know he's only calling 'cause he's drunk and alone
He only contacts me when he's intoxicated and lonely.


Two, don't let him in
The second rule is to not let him back into my life.


You'll have to kick him out again
If I let him back in, I'll only have to kick him out again later.


Three, don't be his friend
The third rule is to not remain friends with him.


You know you're gonna wake up in his bed in the morning
If I continue being his friend, I'll eventually end up in his bed again.


And if you're under him
If I'm in bed with him, it's going to be difficult to move on.


You ain't getting over him
I won't be able to move on if I keep getting involved with him.


I got new rules, I count 'em
I set these new rules for myself to protect my emotional well-being.


I keep pushin' forwards
I'm trying to move on and make progress in my love life.


But he keeps pullin' me backwards
Unfortunately, he keeps dragging me back into the same old cycle.


(Nowhere to turn, no way)
I feel stuck and don't know how to make things better.


(Nowhere to turn, no)
I feel lost and don't have anywhere to turn for help.


I finally see the pattern
I've come to realize that our relationship follows a harmful pattern.


(I never learn, I never learn)
Even though I know it's not good for me, I keep repeating the same mistakes.


Practice makes perfect
I keep practicing self-discipline to follow my new rules.


I'm still tryna learn it by heart
I'm still trying to make these new rules a natural part of my life.


Eat, sleep, and breathe it
I'm focused on these rules at all times, even in my daily activities.


Rehearse and repeat it 'cause I (I got new, I got new, I)
I keep practicing these rules because I know they will improve my life.


Don't let him in, don't let him in
I'm reminding myself not to let him back into my life.


Don't be his friend, don't be his friend
I'm reminding myself to not remain friends with him.


You ain't getting over him
I won't be able to move on if I keep getting involved with him.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Caroline Ailin Buvik Furoeyen, Emily Warren Schwartz, Ian Eric Kirkpatrick

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