Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

The Experience: So moved on it's scary... Dua Lipa surprises even herself with her resilience...
The Vibe: Confident.
The Topic: Healing. Change.
The Value: Confidence.
The Tension: Tried to hurt me with the word goodbye (petty and spiteful) VS. Better on the other side (stronger and better than that).

Music video: Don't Start Now starts by flashing forward to the very ending - a boyfriend thrown to the ground as Dua Lipa flips him the bird and stalks off. The video then flashes 5 hours back to Dua Lipa as she shows up to sing and dance. The overwhelming vibe is self-confidence - on stage, on the dance floor, and even as she and her dancers are the very odd ones out in masked ball.

The Meaning of Don't Start Now: He's the guy who tried to control her: are you the guy who tried to hurt me with the word goodbye. He's a coward: walk away you know how. He's the one who abandoned her: you left me. But the heartbreak changed herdid a full one eighty. It wasn't easy - it took some time to survive you - but she's better on the other sideShe's grown: I'm not where you left me at all. Above all, she's confident: So if you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody if you wanna believe that anything could stop me. Don't show up. And she doesn't need him anymore: don't start caring about me know. Walk away.

Ask yourself: What makes you confident? How do you heal stronger?

Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)

LYRICS:


If you don't wanna see me

Did a full one eighty
Crazy, thinking 'bout the way I was
Did the heartbreak change me?
Maybe, but look at where I ended up

I'm all good already
So moved on it's scary
I'm not where you left me at all
So if you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don't show up
Don't come out
Don't start caring about me now
Walk away
You know how
Don't start caring about me now

Aren't you the guy who tried to
Hurt me with the word goodbye
Though it took some time to, survive you
I'm better on the other side

I'm all good already
So moved on it's scary
I'm not where you left me at all
So if you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don't show up
Don't come out
Don't start caring about me now
Walk away
You know how
Don't start caring about me now

Don't come out
Don't show now
Don't start now
Don't come out
I'm not where you left me at all

So if you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don't show up (Don't show up)
Don't come out (Don't come out)
Don't start caring about me now ('bout me now)
Walk away (Walk away)
You know how (You know how)
Don't start caring about me now

So (Don't come out, out, out)
(Don't show now, walk away, walk away)
So (Don't come out, out, out)
(Don't start now, walk away, walk away)

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