That Should Be Me
Justin Bieber Lyrics


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Everybody's laughing in my mind
Rumors spreading 'bout this other guy
Do you do what you did when you did with me?
Does he love you the way I can?
Did you forget all the plans that you made with me?
'Cause baby, I didn't

That should be me, holding your hand
That should be me, making you laugh (yeah)
That should be me, this is so sad
That should be me
That should be me (ooh)
That should be me, feeling your kiss (feeling your kiss)
That should be me, buying you gifts (buying you gifts)
This is so wrong
I can't go on (I can't go on)
'Til you believe
That that should be me
That should be me (no)

You said you needed a little time from my mistakes
It's funny how you used that time to have me replaced
Did you think that I wouldn't see you out at the movies?
What you doin' to me
You're taking him where we used to go
Now if you're tryna break my heart
It's working 'cause you know

That should be me, holding your hand (holding your hand)
That should be me, making you laugh (oh)
That should be me, this is so sad (this so sad)
That should be me
That should be me
That should be me (that should be me), feeling your kiss
That should be me (that should be me), buying you gifts
This is so wrong, I can't go on
'Til you believe (until you believe)
That should be me

I need to know (I need to know) should I fight (should I fight) for love (for love)
Or disarm
It's getting harder to shield (to shield)
This pain in my heart, woo, yeah-yeah
Ooh-ooh

That should be me, holding your hand
That should be me, making you laugh
That should be me (that should be me), this is so sad
That should be me (oh-ooh)
That should be me
That should be me, feeling your kiss
That should be me (that should be me), buying you gifts
This is so wrong
I can't go on
'Til you believe
That that should be me

That should be me
Holding your hand
That should be me
The one making you laugh (oh baby, oh baby, oh)
That should be me (that should be me)

That should be me
That should be me
Giving you flowers (that should be me)
That should be me
Talking for hours (I never should've let you go)
This should be me (that should be me)
Ooh, baby

That should be me




That should be me
That should be me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Justin Bieber's song "That Should Be Me" convey the singer's heartache and jealousy over his former love who has moved on with someone else. The song starts with Bieber's thoughts, with everybody laughing at him and spreading rumors of his ex-girlfriend being with another guy. He questions if she loves this new guy as he does and if she has forgotten the plans they had made together. He goes on to say that he should be the one holding her hand, making her laugh, feeling her kiss, and buying her gifts. He can't go on until she believes that he should be the one with her and not the new guy.


The song is a classic heartbreak song that is relatable to many people who have experienced a breakup. The lyrics capture the pain of watching someone you love be with someone else and feeling like you've been replaced. Bieber's use of "That should be me" throughout the song highlights the pain of not being with the one you love and how much it hurts to see them with someone else. The song is a testament to the fact that breakups can be tough and painful, yet we all must move on and let go of the past.


Line by Line Meaning

Everybody's laughing in my mind
I feel like everyone is laughing at me in my thoughts


Rumors spreading 'bout this other guy
I'm hearing rumors about another guy in your life


Do you do what you did when you did with me?
Do you do the same things with the other guy that you did with me?


Does he love you the way I can?
Does he love you the way that I do?


Did you forget all the plans that you made with me?
Did you forget about all the plans we made together?


'Cause baby, I didn't
Because I didn't forget any of the plans we made together.


That should be me, holding your hand
I wish it was me holding your hand instead of him


That should be me, making you laugh (yeah)
I wish I was the one making you laugh instead of him


That should be me, this is so sad
It makes me sad that it's not me in his place


That should be me
I wish it was me instead of him


That should be me (ooh)
I wish I was in his place and not him


That should be me, feeling your kiss (feeling your kiss)
I wish I was feeling your kiss instead of him


That should be me, buying you gifts (buying you gifts)
I wish I was buying you gifts instead of him


This is so wrong
It feels wrong seeing you with someone else


I can't go on (I can't go on)
I feel like I can't move on from you


'Til you believe
Until you believe


That that should be me
That it should be me instead of him


That should be me (no)
It shouldn't be him, it should be me instead.


You said you needed a little time from my mistakes
You said you needed a break from my mistakes


It's funny how you used that time to have me replaced
It's strange that you used that time to replace me with someone else


Did you think that I wouldn't see you out at the movies?
Did you think I wouldn't notice you at the movies with him?


What you doin' to me
You're hurting me


You're taking him where we used to go
You're taking him to all the places that we used to go to


Now if you're tryna break my heart
If you're trying to break my heart


It's working 'cause you know
It's working because you know


I need to know (I need to know) should I fight (should I fight) for love (for love)
I need to know if I should keep fighting for your love or give up


Or disarm
Or should I stop trying so hard


It's getting harder to shield (to shield)
It's getting harder to hide my pain


This pain in my heart, woo, yeah-yeah
This pain in my heart is getting harder to bear


That should be me, holding your hand (holding your hand)
I still wish it was me holding your hand and not him


That should be me, making you laugh (oh)
I still wish I was the one making you laugh instead of him


That should be me, this is so sad (this so sad)
It's still sad that it's not me in his place


That should be me (oh-ooh)
I wish I was in his place instead of him


That should be me
I should be the one with you


That should be me, feeling your kiss (that should be me)
I should be the one feeling your kiss


That should be me (that should be me), buying you gifts
I should be the one buying gifts for you instead of him


This is so wrong, I can't go on
It's still wrong seeing you with someone else and I can't move on


'Til you believe (until you believe)
Until you believe


That should be me
It should be me instead of him


That should be me
It should be me


Holding your hand
Holding your hand


The one making you laugh (oh baby, oh baby, oh)
The one who makes you happy


Giving you flowers (that should be me)
I should be the one giving you flowers


Talking for hours (I never should've let you go)
We should still be talking for hours


This should be me (that should be me)
I should be the one who's by your side


Ooh, baby
Oh, baby




Lyrics © Regard Music, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Nasri Atweh, Adam Messinger, Luke Gottwald, Justin Bieber

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@carlosmiguelcalimlim3106

What makes me cry are this parts of the lyrics and it hurts a LOT:

-DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DID WHEN YOU DID WITH ME?
-DOES HE LOVE YOU THE WAY I CAN?
-DID YOU FORGET ALL THE PLANS THAT YOU MADE WITH ME?
CAUSE BABY I DIDN'T
-THAT SHOULD BE ME HOLDING YOUR HANDS
-THAT SHOULD BE ME MAKING YOU LAUGH
-THAT SHOULD BE ME, THIS IS SO SADDD
-THAT SHOULD BE ME FEELING YOUR KISS
-THAT SHOULD BE ME BUYING GIFTS
-THIS IS SO WRONG, I CAN'T GO ON
-YOU'RE TAKING HIM WHERE WE USED TO GO
NOW IF YOU'RE TRYING TO BREAK MY HEART,
IT'S WORKING CAUSE YOU KNOW THAT
-I NEED TO KNOW SHOULD I FIGHT FOR LOVE OR DISARM
-ITS GETTING HARDER TO SHIELD THIS PAIN IN MY HEART
-I NEVER SHOULDN'T LET YOU GO

THAT SHOULD BE ME MAKING THE THINGS WE USED TO DO TILL OUR LIFE ENDS

JENIFER MONTORIO! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH TILL MY LAST BREATH! SEE YOU IN NEXT LIFE!



@evisin890

Everybody's laughing in my mind
Rumors spreading 'bout this other guy
Do you do what you did when you did with me
Does he love you the way I can
Did you forget all the plans that you made with me?
'Cause baby I didn't

That should be me, holding your hand
That should be me, making you laugh
That should be me, this is so sad
That should be me
That should be me
That should be me, feeling your kiss
That should be me, buying you gifts
This is so wrong
I can't go on
Till you believe
That should be me
That should be me

You said you needed a little time from my mistakes
It's funny how you used that time to have me replaced
Did you think that I wouldn't see you out at the movies
What you doin' to me
You're taking him where we used to go
Now if you're trying to break my



All comments from YouTube:

@rejumagar5858

Who's listening this in 2024? 😢🥺❤️

@Reagancozad90

Me ofc bro😂

@affinah

Me to

@marjoriemaquaire

Me too. Because I miss my friend and I don't want anyone else. I want to feel his arms around me and holding me tight just like it was 10 years ago . I never kiss him or tell him that I loved him but if I had one wish and only one wish, l would wish to see him for telling him that my happiness is only based on him + my best female friend + my family.

When he left us because of trouble, I searched a way to complete my happiness with others but I never found as much happiness and love as he offered me during this old years. 💔😭

He isn't dead but he is just far away from me. And it broke my entire body when he left us. I want him back for telling him the whole truth about my behaviour even though it might not be good to tell. But I did such awful things to my parents after he left. I never healed about his disappearance. But I will stay strong for him and my family. That's the only way I can find to prove now my loyalty toward him. If God wants it one day, I might see him again. But before this moment comes, I promise him to wait the rest of my life to see him. I'll wait even if it hurts me the most. My heart is now in peace and belongs to the purest soul I ever met. And that's why I can wait till the end of my life.

I love you so much my old friend and no one can break or replace the love I have.

@ramdann890

me

@rubychan9899

Me because I break up with my boyfriend

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@helenabelle

I miss the old JB the old vibes of Justin Bieber. Especially this song, I'll forever in love everytime I hear this

@rahimanoor4953

Right me too

@krisleidy5431

Oh same belieber till the end #2009-2020

@miarahcabassa2734

Omg faccttsss🤦🏾‍♀️

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