Always Been You
Shawn Mendes Lyrics


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It's a fairytale I can't explain
Full of words I don't know how to say
And without a little twist of fate
I know I'd still be searching, baby
I swear that you've been sent to save me
You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to

It's always been you, it's always been you
It's always been you, it's always been you
It's always been you

And you've seen all my darkest fears
Like you've known me for a thousand years
The boy who's really underneath
All the scars and insecurities, baby
I swear that you've been sent to save me
You're the only one my heart keeps coming back to

It's always been you, it's always been you
It's always been you, it's always been you
It's always been you, yeah
You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to

It's always been you, yeah




It's always been you
You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to

Overall Meaning

In Shawn Mendes's song "Always Been You," he sings about a fairytale-like love story that he cannot explain in words. The lyrics suggest that fate intervened, and he found someone who saved him. Mendes repeats the line, "It's always been you," emphasizing the idea that this person was always meant to be in his life, and they have known each other for a long time.


The lyrics also touch on the darker parts of Mendes's past, including his fears, scars, and insecurities. He suggests that this special someone has seen him at his worst and loves him for who he is. They have a deep understanding of each other, and their connection is unwavering.


Overall, the song conveys a feeling of overwhelming love and gratitude for someone who has been there through thick and thin. It speaks to the idea that some people are simply meant to be in our lives, and they have a profound impact on us.


Line by Line Meaning

It's a fairytale I can't explain
The love he has for her is so magical and extraordinary that he can't even put it into words


Full of words I don't know how to say
He is overwhelmed by the depth of the love he feels for her and doesn't have enough words to express it


And without a little twist of fate, I know I'd still be searching, baby
He believes that destiny introduced them and without it, he would still be wandering around looking for love


I swear that you've been sent to save me
He perceives her arrival in his life as a miracle that brought happiness and he believes that she is the only one who can truly rescue him


You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to
He affirms that his heart always leads him back to her and she is the only one that truly makes him happy


And you've seen all my darkest fears
He acknowledges that she understands him so well, that she has seen all the things he is afraid of and accepts him, just the way he is


Like you've known me for a thousand years
He feels that their souls have met before and the love they share seems timeless and boundless


The boy who's really underneath all the scars and insecurities, baby
He confesses that he has flaws and weaknesses, but she loves him for who he is, beyond all physical and mental barriers


It's always been you
He reaffirms that his love for her has always existed and will continue to be eternal


You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to
Once again, he states that his heart has chosen only her and she is the only one for him




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes, Tobias Jesso Jr, Zubin Thakkar

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Cal Graciella

[Verse 1]
It's a fairytale I can't explain
Full of words I don't know how to say
And without a little twist of fate
I know I'd still be searching, baby
I swear that you've been sent to save me
You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to

[Chorus]
It's always been you, it's always been you
It's always been you, it's always been you
It's always been you

[Verse 2]
And you've seen all my darkest fears
Like you've known me for a thousand years
The boy who's really underneath
All the scars and insecurities, baby
I swear that you've been sent to save me
You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to

[Chorus]
It's always been you, it's always been you
It's always been you, it's always been you
It's always been you
You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to

[Outro]
It's always been you, yeah
It's always been you
You're the only one that my heart keeps coming back to



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Popular opinion: Shawn Mandes is getting better and getting better everytime has PERFORMANCE.

I AM A HUMAN BEING

Exactly

Rise UP

Yeah baby :)

Sultan Mikaili

Ok man i appreciate your opinion but it's getting cringe when you commented on every video,and somehow i shocked you commented on Why Don't We too,man it's.. uhhh

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chickenjoy

every time that drum comes in before "its always been you" my soul separates from my body

I AM A HUMAN BEING

Hahaha relatable

20-125_RR. Jasmine Nadya Elleonore N. Rochadiana

I thought this is a joke, but after i heard the part, damn... same girl samee😭

Teresa

Def my fav part

Alejandro Fernández

@Shawn Mendes imagine being so ridiculous to try cheat on people trying to make them believe that you’re Shawn Mendes

iza

yup.

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