Lonely
Justin Bieber Lyrics


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Everybody knows my name now
But somethin' 'bout it still feels strange
Like lookin' in a mirror, tryna steady yourself
And seein' somebody else
And everything is not the same now
It feels like all our lives have changed
Maybe when I'm older, it'll all calm down
But it's killin' me now

What if you had it all
But nobody to call?
Maybe then, you'd know me
'Cause I've had everything
But no one's listening
And that's just fuckin' lonely

I'm so lonely
Lonely

Everybody knows my past now
Like my house was always made of glass
And maybe that's the price you pay
For the money and fame at an early age
And everybody saw me sick
And it felt like no one gave a shit
They criticized the things I did
As an idiot kid

What if you had it all
But nobody to call?
Maybe then, you'd know me
'Cause I've had everything
But no one's listening
And that's just fuckin' lonely

I'm so lonely
Lonely




I'm so lonely
Lonely

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Justin Bieber's song 'Lonely' talks about the all-consuming feeling of loneliness amidst the fame, money, and success. Despite achieving everything, the singer still feels lonely and misunderstood. He starts by saying that everyone knows his name now, but still, something feels off and different to him. He compares the feeling to looking at himself in the mirror and not recognizing the person he sees. The fame and success brought a lot of changes to his life, but it also made him feel lost and alone. He hopes that things will calm down when he gets older, but it's killing him at the moment.


The chorus of the song further emphasizes the theme of loneliness, where Bieber talks about having it all - fame, money, and success - but still feels lonely when there is nobody to call. He contrasts his present situation with a hypothetical one where he has everything, but nobody knows him. The lyrics highlight the paradoxical nature of fame, where you can be surrounded by people all the time, yet feel utterly alone.


The second verse of the song talks about Bieber's past and how living in the public eye has made him vulnerable to criticism and scrutiny. He says that living in a glass house comes at a price, and he's paid that price by putting up with the constant judgment and scrutiny. The line "And everybody saw me sick," refers to the time when Bieber was at the peak of his success, but also struggling with drug addiction and health issues. Despite this, he felt like nobody cared, and people only criticized him for being an "idiot kid."


Overall, the lyrics of 'Lonely' convey the emotional toll that fame and success can take on an individual, highlighting how even the most successful people can still feel lonely and misunderstood.


Line by Line Meaning

Everybody knows my name now
Despite what people might think, everyone is well aware of who I am now


But somethin' 'bout it still feels strange
However, there is an indescribable feeling inside me that isn't quite right


Like lookin' in a mirror, tryna steady yourself
It's like trying to look at your own reflection, while trying to stay composed and calm


And seein' somebody else
But when you look in the mirror, you see someone else staring back at you


And everything is not the same now
Things are not how they used to be in the past


It feels like all our lives have changed
It seems like not just mine, but others too, have experienced a significant shift in their lives


Maybe when I'm older, it'll all calm down
Perhaps as I age, the chaos and commotion around me will eventually subside


But it's killin' me now
But for now, it's causing a great deal of mental strain and agony


What if you had it all
Can you imagine possessing everything you could ever desire in life


But nobody to call?
Only to realize that you have no one to share it with or to confide in


Maybe then, you'd know me
Perhaps, in that scenario, people would be able to understand what I'm going through


'Cause I've had everything
I've earned everything that I have now


But no one's listening
However, no one seems to be paying attention to my struggles and hardships


And that's just fuckin' lonely
Which makes my situation incredibly and utterly lonely


I'm so lonely
I feel completely alone and isolated


Lonely
Loneliness is a significant problem in my life


Everybody knows my past now
My personal history and life story have become open knowledge to everyone


Like my house was always made of glass
It's as though my life is on constant display, with people being able to see every little detail


And maybe that's the price you pay
Perhaps this is the consequence of attaining fame and success at a young age


For the money and fame at an early age
Being showered with wealth and popularity before being emotionally mature enough to handle it all


And everybody saw me sick
Everyone was able to witness me during my most vulnerable and helpless state


And it felt like no one gave a shit
It seemed like no one cared about my struggles, which only worsened my feelings of loneliness


They criticized the things I did
People were quick to judge every move and decision I made


As an idiot kid
As an inexperienced and naïve youngster




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Benjamin Joseph Levin, Finneas Baird O'Connell, Justin Drew Bieber

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Taylor

My first time hearing this song, made me roll around the floor crying!!!!!! Dude, I can relate to this song so FREAKING much!!!! So now, every time someone just assumes that I'm popular, and have a lot of friends, I text/send them this song, and respond saying, "Does this answer ur question?"

Comments from YouTube:

@jazzgill7661

I usually don’t comment, but this song literally broke me.

Whoever’s reading this; don’t give up.

@ashvstheworld889

https://youtu.be/HgJ_t_mAWbI

@phuongnguyen-yt4wd

How can

@kidkrow1023

My son is a huge Justin Bieber fan and did a cover of his new song "Lonely" Hope you will give it a listen: https://youtu.be/Jp6qBaDy5S0

@emmygawaza8195

Never give up

@forestflooring6529

same

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@NMC21887

For not being a Justin Bieber fan, this song hits pretty damn hard.

@AbiHashOfficial007

Hey, 🖐😀
I Just Made A Mashup Cover Of This Same Song With My Voice [BTW]
Lonely and Golden By Harry Styles
I Hope You Like It

Click This To Watch 👉 https://youtu.be/TmRYYR8RtrU 👈

@victoriasoaresS2

And HOLY too

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