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All That Matters - Justin Bieber




The Experience: If it ain't you, I ain't myself. A slow, melodic hip-hop confessing how I always need a you. You make me complete 



The First Video: Justin's dancing along the Great Wall of China on what kinda looks like home footage.


The Second Video: Justin sings in a half-light, making sad faces to match the lyrics. The actress playing his girlfriend doesn't really help Justin clear his image away from Brazil-escapade reminders. And she seems to show more affection for him (in a no-holds-barred way) than he for her.

My Take: The meaning of lyrics like you make me complete, you're all that matters to me, tell us one side of love - how I need it from you. But the other truth is only hinted at in the lyrics with There's no "I" in "Team". True love goes further, when I sacrifice myself for you. Justin gets pleasure out of his lover, especially in the bedroom (2 references). But what does he do for her


Ask Yourself: Who (or what) is the only thing that matters to me?


LYRICS:



Uh-oh, just as sure as the stars in the sky

I need you to shine in the light
Not just for the meanwhile, for a long long time, better believe it

Uh-oh, whenever you're not in my presence

It feels like I'm missing my blessings, yeah
So I sleep through the daylight, stay awake all night
Till you're back again, yeah, yeah

You think I'm biased

Too much I never get other
You hit it right on the head
Only been missing my lover

Got a whole lot of texts in my phone and I don't reply

But the next day bothers you, why?

You're all that matters to me

Yeah yeah, ain't worry about nobody else
If it ain't you, I ain't myself
You make me complete
You're all that matters to me

Yeah, yeah, what's a king bed without a queen

There ain't no "I" in team
You make me complete
You're all that matters to me

Take the keys out the car it won't drive

That's how I feel when you're not by my side
When I wake up in the morning up under you, and only you

Uh-oh, I'm grateful for your existence

Faithful no matter the distance
You're the only girl I see
From the bottom of my heart please believe

You're all that matters to me

Yeah yeah, ain't worry about nobody else
If it ain't you, I ain't myself
You make me complete
You're all that matters to me

Yeah, yeah, what's a king bed without a queen

There ain't no "I" in team
You make me complete
You're all that matters to me

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

You're all that matters to me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You're all that matters to me

Review by Simon Cleary