Never Be Like You
Flume Lyrics


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What I would do to take away this fear of being loved
Allegiance to the pain
Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
He'll never be like you
I would give anything to change this fickle-minded heart
That loves fake shiny things
Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
He'll never be like you

I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you

How do I make you wanna stay?
Hate sleeping on my own, missing the way you taste
Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
He'll never be like you
Stop looking at me with those eyes
Like I could disappear and you wouldn't care why
Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
He'll never be like you

I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you

I'm falling on my knees
Forgive me, I'm a fucking fool
I'm begging, darling, please
Absolve me of my sins, won't you?
Oh, I'm falling on my knees
Forgive me, I'm a fucking fool
I'm begging, darling, please
Absolve me of my sins, won't you?

I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you

Baby, baby, please believe me
Come on, take it easy




Please don't ever leave me
Ooh, he'll never be like you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Flume's song Never Be Like You are about the struggle to let go of a past lover and move on to a new relationship. The singer feels a fear of being loved again and is struggling to forget the memories of his former lover. He is missing his old lover and is unable to find solace in his present relationship as he is constantly comparing the two.


The lines, "I'm falling on my knees, forgive me, I'm a fucking fool, I'm begging, darling, please, absolve me of my sins, won't you?" suggest that the singer is admitting to his mistakes and is repentant for his behavior. He is seeking forgiveness and asking for another chance with his old lover.


The chorus of the song, "I'm only human, can't you see? I made, I made a mistake. Please just look me in my face. Tell me everything's okay. 'Cause I got it. Ooh, he'll never be like you," reinforces that the singer wants to be forgiven and that his current lover can never compare to his former lover.


Overall, the lyrics of Never Be Like You are a poignant description of the difficulty of moving on from a past relationship and the struggle to find love again.


Line by Line Meaning

What I would do to take away this fear of being loved
I wish I could remove my fear of being loved


Allegiance to the pain
I have become accustomed to pain


Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
I am in a bad state and longing for you


He'll never be like you
No one can replace you


I would give anything to change this fickle-minded heart
I wish I could change my indecisive heart


That loves fake shiny things
My heart is drawn to things that are not genuine


I'm only human, can't you see?
I am flawed and can make mistakes


I made, I made a mistake
I admit that I made an error


Please just look me in my face
Please face me as I apologize


Tell me everything's okay
Assure me that things are still alright


'Cause I got it
I understand and I am taking responsibility


How do I make you wanna stay?
I want to know how to make you stay


Hate sleeping on my own, missing the way you taste
I dislike sleeping alone and miss your presence


Stop looking at me with those eyes
Please stop staring at me with judgmental eyes


Like I could disappear and you wouldn't care why
As if my absence would not affect you


I'm falling on my knees
I am begging and humbling myself


Forgive me, I'm a fucking fool
I am asking for your forgiveness as I have acted foolishly


I'm begging, darling, please
I am pleading for your mercy


Absolve me of my sins, won't you?
Please forgive me for my wrongdoings


Baby, baby please believe me
I am asking you to trust me


Come on, take it easy
Please be patient with me


Please don't ever leave me
Please do not abandon me


Ooh, he'll never be like you
No one can replace you




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Harley Edward Streten, Geoffrey Patrick Earley, Alessia Patrizia De Gasperis-Brigante

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@ek8478

What I would do to take away this fear of being loved
Allegiance to the pain
Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
He'll never be like you
I would give anything to change this fickle-minded heart
That loves fake shiny things
Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
He'll never be like you
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
How do I make you wanna stay?
Hate sleeping on my own, missing the way you taste
Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
He'll never be like you
Stop looking at me with those eyes
Like I could disappear and you wouldn't care why
Now I'm fucked up and I'm missing you
He'll never be like you
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
I'm falling on my knees
Forgive me, I'm a fucking fool
I'm begging, darling, please
Absolve me of my sins, won't you?
Oh, I'm falling on my knees
Forgive me, I'm a fucking fool
I'm begging, darling, please
Absolve me of my sins, won't you?
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
I'm only human, can't you see?
I made, I made a mistake
Please just look me in my face
Tell me everything's okay
'Cause I got it
Ooh, he'll never be like you
Baby, baby please believe me
Come on, take it easy
Please don't ever leave me
Ooh, he'll never be like you



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