🎡 Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go

 

“Before You Go” is a song by Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, released as a single from the extended edition of his debut studio album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent on 19 November 2019. The song was made available upon pre-order of the extended edition. The song reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in November 2019 and on the UK Singles Chart in January 2020, becoming Capaldi’s second chart-topper in the UK and third in Ireland.

About the song, Capaldi revealed in a social media post that it “is by far the most personal tune” he has ever written and stated that the previous year has been “absolutely wild” for him. According to Idolator, the song “deals with the emotional aftermath of suicide”.

Gary James of Entertainment Focus described the song as an “emotional track”. Maxamillion Polo of Ones to Watch thought that the song “is a tried-and-true song of heartbreak, one that is not looking to place blame but solve those questions lacking answers” and questioned if Capaldi’s emotional tone was “the result of a greater sense of loss”. Clash Music’s Robin Murray called the track “trademark Capaldi”, further describing it as “a rousing piece of acoustic songwriting with a driving vocal”.

 

Lyric

I fell by the wayside like everyone else
I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, but I was just kidding myself
Our every moment, I start to replace
‘Cause now that they’re gone, all I hear are the words that I needed to say
When you hurt under the surface
Like troubled water running cold
Well, time can heal, but this won’t
So, before you go
Was there something I could’ve said to make your heart beat better?
If only I’d have known you had a storm to weather
So, before you go
Was there something I could’ve said to make it all stop hurting?
It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless
So, before you go
Was never the right time, whenever you called
Went little by little by little until there was nothing at all
Our every moment, I start to replay
But all I can think about is seeing that look on your face
When you hurt under the surface
Like troubled water running cold
Well, some can heal, but this won’t
So, before you go
Was there something I could’ve said to make your heart beat better?
If only I’d have known you had a storm to weather
So, before you go
Was there something I could’ve said to make it all stop hurting?
It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless
So, before you go
Would we be better off by now
If I’d have let my walls come down?
Maybe, I guess we’ll never know
You know, you know
Before you go
Was there something I could’ve said to make your heart beat better?
If only I’d have known you had a storm to weather
So, before you go
Was there something I could’ve said to make it all stop hurting?
It kills me how your mind can make you feel so worthless
So, before you go

3 thoughts on “🎡 Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go

  1. Wonderful blog post, this is an artist that I am just starting to get in to! Thanks for the insightful comments and video link as well.

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