Somebody to Love
OneRepublic Lyrics


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Never could imagine the way the story happened
You with someone new
Used to be your focus, now you don't even notice
When I leave the room

You weren't even tryin' to make me jealous
But you can't help it, you can't help it
And it kills me to know that you found
Somebody to love, somebody to love
Tell me how can I go on without
Somebody to love, somebody to love
Somebody to love
Somebody to love
Somebody to

They say that love comes easy
Whenever it comes easy and I see it on your face
I don't want you to be lonely
But right now, I'm the only one who feels this way

And I ain't even tryin' to make you miss me, make you miss me
I know we're history

But it kills me to know that you found
Somebody to love, somebody to love
Tell me how can I go on without
Somebody to love, somebody to love
Somebody to love
Somebody to love

Somebody to
(Somebody to love somebody)
Somebody to
(Woo)

You weren't even tryin' to make me jealous
But you can't help it, you can't help it

And it kills me to know that you found
Somebody to love, somebody to love
Tell me how can I go on without
Somebody to love, somebody to love
Somebody to love
Somebody to love





Used to be your focus, now you don't even notice
When I leave the room

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in OneRepublic's song "Somebody to Love" speak to a universal feeling of heartbreak and longing for a lost love. The song is about the pain of seeing someone you once loved move on with someone else while you are left alone. The opening lines - "Never could imagine the way the story happened / You with someone new" - convey this sense of surprise and devastation at the turn of events. The singer knows that they have lost the person they loved and that this person has found someone new to love.


As the song progresses, the singer expresses their feelings of jealousy and despair. They acknowledge that the other person is not trying to hurt them intentionally, but they can't help feeling hurt nonetheless. The line "But you can't help it, you can't help it" speaks to this idea. The chorus is a plea for the other person to come back to the singer and for them to find somebody to love once more. The repeated line "Somebody to love, somebody to love" emphasizes the singer's loneliness and their desire for companionship.


The final lines of the song - "Used to be your focus, now you don't even notice / When I leave the room" - bring the song full circle. The singer reflects on how their relationship used to be and how it has now crumbled away. They are no longer the center of the other person's attention and have become invisible in their eyes. Ultimately, the song conveys a sense of sadness and longing for what once was.


Line by Line Meaning

Never could imagine the way the story happened
The singer could not have predicted how the events in the story would unfold.


You with someone new
The person the singer was once in a relationship with is now with someone else.


Used to be your focus, now you don't even notice When I leave the room
The singer was once the center of the other person's attention, but now they are ignored and forgotten.


You weren't even tryin' to make me jealous But you can't help it, you can't help it
The other person's actions are causing the artist to feel jealous, even though the other person is not intentionally trying to make them feel that way.


And it kills me to know that you found Somebody to love, somebody to love Tell me how can I go on without Somebody to love, somebody to love Somebody to love Somebody to love
The artist is heartbroken that the other person has found love with someone else, and they are struggling to move on without someone to love.


They say that love comes easy Whenever it comes easy and I see it on your face
Love is said to be easy, and the singer can see that the other person is experiencing this type of love right now.


I don't want you to be lonely But right now, I'm the only one who feels this way
The singer does not want the other person to be alone, but they are the only one feeling the way they do at the moment.


And I ain't even tryin' to make you miss me, make you miss me I know we're history
The artist is not intentionally trying to make the other person miss them, because they know their relationship is over and in the past.


Somebody to (Somebody to love somebody) Somebody to (Woo)
The artist is still yearning for somebody to love, and this phrase emphasizes that desire.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Andrew DeRoberts, Andrew Wells, Brent Kutzle, Ester Dean, Jintae Ko, JT Roach, Ryan Tedder, Shane McAnally

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@po8605

My high school crush just got married a few days ago.
And I felt something unsettling after the wedding.
It's not that I still like him that much or something.
I know it's something else.


Then I came across this song.


Thank you Onerepublic.
This is exactly how I feel.
Thank you.



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@ronaldraphel

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Yeah man... with out markting the boddies you can do a masterpiece . Example : #OneRepublic

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@nighthaste4311

That's One Republic for you

@juliandanielbeltran9853

No flowers
Flowers exploding

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I can cry now i have never seen a lyric video more beautiful than this like how can this happen ? OneRepublic killed it

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@anmoltrivedi8886

The feels you get when he is singing the high note and the rose literally explodes! The feeeeelsss!!!! 😭

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@@anmoltrivedi8886 tHe fEeLS !! :D

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