Lover - Ke$ha


The Experience: Kesha's (leaked) single Lover sets her on three new directions: no longer Ke$ha and separating from her producer Dr. Luke, changing to an experimental sound - almost more indie than pop, and lastly, singing about the sweet sadness of her life, not the raving party-girl anymore. 

Music Video: Waiting

The meaning of Lover is about when physical love won't step up to become real love. The lyrics start asking him to "come over... it's after midnight" but it's falling apart. Half of Kesha sings "Lover", speaking about how he holds her "tighter than ever before" but the other half of her says "why would you stay?"
He's not cheating on her. They're having sex. And that's what Kesha used to believe made people happy. (Think Die Young, or pretty much any song when she was Ke$ha.) Now she realizes having a lover doesn't keep him from having "broken my heart." She's grown to want more from love than sex. He's not able to give her that. He can't figure out what she wants.
And she's left wondering how "to make you walk away."

Ask yourself: What would it take to make an immature lover walk away? Why is only-sex-love ultimately unsatisfactory?


LYRICS:

Lover
Why don’t you come over?
You know it’s after midnight
You know it’s after midnight
Lover...
Where did I remember?
You since the beginning
You since the beginning

Lover
You’ve already broken my heart
You’ve already broken my heart
Why would you stay?
Why would you stay?
Cause lover
You’ve already ripped me apart
You’ve already broken my heart
What would it take, to make you walk away?

Walk away
Walk away
Walk away

Here we sit
In these restless mornings
You held on tighter last night
Then you ever have before
Here we sit
In these restless mornings
You held on tighter last night
Then you ever have before
Then you ever have before

Lover
You’ve already broken my heart
You’ve already broken my heart
Why would you stay?
Why would you stay?
Cause lover
You’ve already ripped me apart
You’ve already broken my heart
What would it take, to make you walk away?

Walk away
Walk away
Walk away

Lover
You’ve already broken my heart
You’ve already broken my heart
Why would you stay?
Why would you stay?
Cause lover
You’ve already ripped me apart
You’ve already broken my heart
What would it take, to make you walk away?

Walk away
Walk away
Just walk away

Lover (walk away)
Lover (walk away)
Lover

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