Let Me Go - Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line & watt




The Experience: Someone will love you... She can't bring herself to love and commit the way a true relationship requires...


Music video: The lyric video underlines highlights her dilemma. She loves him but draws further and further away. She wants him to be happy but she's stuck in her own world - the headphones. She hopes someone will come, and imagines him happy and herself finally free of the burden. But the video ends in black - even if he might be happy, she's not free of her failure to love.

The music video presents two sides of a girl's - Hailee Steinfeld - life. She is forced to choose between love - the caring relationship with a man she loves - and fame - the cold sophisticated life of a star. She chooses stardom. He proves his worth by letting her go. But the fame she chose over love... it doesn't leave her happy.

The Meaning of Let Me Go: She's either selfless and wants someone better  for the man she can't manage to love well enough - hoping somebody loves you in the ways I couldn't - or she's selfish and isn't willing to change - someone you don't have to change. Either way, three things are clear. One: the long term is looking very bad if they stay together - white picket fence (a home to settle down in) but we paint it black. Two: she knows that the problem is hers - ooh, and I wished you would hurt me harder than I hurt you, ooh, and I wish you wouldn't wait for me but you always do - and willing to make sacrifices or not, she does want him to be happy - hoping someone's taking care of all of the mess I made Three: he knows that something was missing on her end from the beginning - you're holding on to what you never had. She dreamed happiness but couldn't or wouldn't pay the price.

Ask yourself: Commitment is hard. But is there happiness or love without it?

Album: - (2017)

LYRICS:

[Hailee Steinfeld]
You made plans and I, I made problems
We were sleeping back to back
We know this thing wasn't built to last
Good on paper, picture perfect
Chased the high too far, too fast
Picket white fence, but we paint it black

Ooh, and I wished you would hurt me harder than I hurt you
Ooh, and I wish you wouldn't wait for me but you always do

I've been hoping somebody loves you in the ways I couldn't
Somebody's taking care of all of the mess I made
Someone you don't have to change
I've been hoping
Someone will love you, let me go
Someone will love you, let me go
I've been hoping
Someone will love you, let me go

[Florida Georgia Line]
Spend some time, but this time ain't even
I could leave it in the past but you're holding on to what you never had
Good on paper, picture perfect
Chased the high too far, too fast
Picket white fence, but we paint it black

[Hailee Steinfeld]
Ooh, and I wished you would hurt me harder than I hurt you
Ooh, and I wish you wouldn't wait for me but you always do

I've been hoping somebody loves you in the ways I couldn't
Somebody's taking care of all of the mess I made
Someone you don't have to change
I've been hoping
Someone will love you, let me go
Someone will love you, let me go
I've been hoping
Someone will love you, let me go (go, go, go)
Someone will love you, let me go (go, go, go)
Someone will love you, let me go (go, go, go)
Someone will love you, let me go (go, go, go)
Someone will love you, let me go

I've been hoping somebody loves you in the ways I couldn't
Somebody's taking care of all of the mess I made
Someone you don't have to change
I've been hoping
Someone will love you, let me go


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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