Before You Go
Lewis Capaldi Lyrics


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I fell by the wayside like everyone else
I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, but I was just kidding myself
Our every moment, I start to replace
'Cause now that they're gone, all I hear are the words that I needed to say

When you hurt under the surface
Like troubled water running cold
Well, time can heal, but this won't

So, before you go
Was there something I could've said to make your heart beat better?
If only I'd have known you had a storm to weather
So, before you go
Was there something I could've said to make it all stop hurting?
It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless
So, before you go

Was never the right time, whenever you called
Went little by little by little until there was nothing at all
Our every moment, I start to replay
But all I can think about is seeing that look on your face

When you hurt under the surface
Like troubled water running cold
Well, some can heal, but this won't

So, before you go
Was there something I could've said to make your heart beat better?
If only I'd have known you had a storm to weather
So, before you go
Was there something I could've said to make it all stop hurting?
It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless
So, before you go

Would we be better off by now
If I'd have let my walls come down?
Maybe, I guess we'll never know
You know, you know

Before you go
Was there something I could've said to make your heart beat better?
If only I'd have known you had a storm to weather
So, before you go
Was there something I could've said to make it all stop hurting?




It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless
So, before you go

Overall Meaning

In "Before You Go," Lewis Capaldi explores the heart-wrenching feeling of regret after a failed relationship. The opening verse describes how the singer has distanced himself from his partner and attempted to convince himself that he hates them, even though he knows he doesn't. The lyrics express the pain of hindsight when the singer realizes how much they were taking their relationship for granted. Through the chorus, the singer asks his former partner if there was anything he could've done to help them feel better during their struggles. The lyrics convey a sense of deep sadness and missed opportunity as the singer acknowledges that they'll never know whether things could have been different.


The second verse continues to explore the depth of the singer's regret. He describes how their breakup occurred gradually, through small instances of disconnection that eventually snowballed. Despite wishing he could go back and change things, the singer accepts that he's lost something valuable. He remembers the way his partner looked and how he took their presence for granted. The chorus is repeated throughout the song, with the singer addressing his lost partner and asking if there was anything he could've done differently.


Overall, "Before You Go" is a poignant reflection on the importance of communication and the consequences of assuming things will always be okay. The song's slow and introspective melody reinforces the poignant lyrics' emotional impact, making it a heart-wrenching track that many people can relate to.


Line by Line Meaning

I fell by the wayside like everyone else
I went through tough times like everyone else and was unsuccessful in avoiding that


I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, but I was just kidding myself
I pretended to hate you, but in reality, I loved you


Our every moment, I start to replace
I replace every moment without you with thoughts of you


'Cause now that they're gone, all I hear are the words that I needed to say
Now that you're gone, I start hearing the words that I should have said to you


When you hurt under the surface
When you are in pain inside


Like troubled water running cold
Like water that's disturbed and turns cold


Well, time can heal, but this won't
Normally time can heal things, but not in this case


So, before you go
Before you leave or move on


Was there something I could've said to make your heart beat better?
Is there something I did not say that could have made you feel better?


If only I'd have known you had a storm to weather
If only I knew you were going through tough times


It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless
It's painful to see how your mind makes you feel so useless


Was never the right time, whenever you called
It was never the right moment each time you called me


Went little by little by little until there was nothing at all
We gradually drifted apart until there was nothing left


But all I can think about is seeing that look on your face
All I can remember is the expression on your face


Would we be better off by now
Would we be in a better position now?


If I'd have let my walls come down?
If I allowed myself to be more vulnerable?


Maybe, I guess we'll never know
Maybe, it's uncertain and we'll never know


You know, you know
You understand what I'm saying




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Benjamin Alexander Kohn, Lewis Marc Capaldi, Peter Norman Cullen Kelleher, Philip John Plested, Thomas Andrew Searle Barnes

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@cosmocat23

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to anyone who feels like they can't help themselves...
to anyone who feels like they aren't good enough...
to anyone who feels like they are worthless and not cared about...
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Be you...


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YOU are beautiful
YOU are wanted
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YOU are enough
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Your
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Mindset
Always
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To
Engage in the
Right ways...

Now read the first letter of every word...
Y O U M A T T E R!!!
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Don’t stop moving!
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All comments from YouTube:

@audreymosra280

Depression isn't easy, thank you Lewis for voicing us out ❤️

@notmewrongbitch2906

Yayane O I am tho

@emiflew7128

@Yayane O i can't- just because you're crying does NOT mean you have depression. Don't go around saying that, it won't be nice.

@allangomez6046

Depression and being sad are two different things.

@josefine394

I’m ready to get my heart broken by this video

@junrio7652

well I'm expecting another pole dancing video to a sad song

@jamiepayton1574

Juniro that’s his beauty, a combination like no other

@lillielaraway5519

@@junrio7652 was hoping for a video like grace too haha

@MarlynDeQueen

@@lillielaraway5519 not with a song like this lol

@tannorthacker4234

I cried for many reasons mostly depressed reasons

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