In your eyes there's a heavy blue One to love and one to lose Sweet divine, the heavy truth. I wanna feel the way that we did that summer night, night Drunk on a feeling, alone with the stars in the sky. I've been running through the jungle I've been running with the wolves To get to you, to get to you. I've been down the darkest alleys Saw the dark side of the moon To get to you, to get to you.
Upon release, "Lose You to Love Me" received widespread acclaim from music critics , who praised the lyrics, minimal production, and Gomez's vocal performance. Debuting at number 15 on the US Billboard Hot , the song skyrocketed to the top spot in its second week, becoming Gomez's first number-one single on the chart. The song has attained several gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications worldwide.
She shows the raw, twisted emotions layered on her face in the black-and-white accompanying visual, and what feels grim at first turns hopeful by the end. We'd always go into it blindly I needed to lose you to find me This dance, it was killing me softly I needed to hate you to love me, yeah. To love, love, yeah To love, love, yeah To love, yeah I needed to lose you to love me, yeah To love, love, yeah To love, love, yeah To love, yeah I needed to lose you to love me. I gave my all and they all know it Then you tore me down and now it's showing In two months, you replaced us Like it was easy Made me think I deserved it In the thick of healing, yeah. You promised the world and I fell for it I put you first and you adored it Set fires to my forest And you let it burn Sang off-key in my chorus.
Selena Gomez's new era in music began at midnight—and her first single, "Lose You to Love Me," is an emotional glimpse at her headspace over the last year. Gomez reflects on reclaiming herself at the end of a relationship, one fans speculated ahead of the song's release was probably hers with Justin Bieber. Ahead of the song's release, Gomez wrote on Vevo that the song was about several life events.