Love Yourself

every time I hear the “mama” part of this song, I think of mama Thornton not liking Margaret. so here’s my interpretation of the lyrics, from John Thornton’s point of view.

 

Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

(the link will take you to the song on Youtube, in a separate window,  so you can play it in the background while viewing this post)

 

For all the times that you rain on my parade, and all the clubs you get in using my name

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You think you broke my heart, oh girl, for goodness sake. You think I’m crying on my own, well, I ain’t

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And I didn’t wanna write a song
’cause I didn’t want anyone thinking I still care, I don’t. But you still hit my phone up

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And baby, I be moving on.
And I think you should be somethin’ I don’t wanna hold back, maybe you should know that

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My mama don’t like you and she likes everyone. And I never like to admit that I was wrong

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And I’ve been so caught up in my job,
didn’t see what’s going on.
But now I know,
I’m better sleeping on my own

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‘Cause if you like the way you look that much, Oh baby, you should go and love yourself. And if you think that I’m still holding on to somethin’
you should go and love yourself

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And when you told me that you hated my friends, the only problem was with you and not them

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And every time you told me my opinion was wrong. And tried to make me forget where I came from

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And I didn’t wanna write a song
’cause I didn’t want anyone thinking I still care, I don’t.
But you still hit my phone up

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And baby, I be moving on.
And I think you should be somethin’ I don’t wanna hold back, maybe you should know that

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My mama don’t like you and she likes everyone. And I never like to admit that I was wrong

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And I’ve been so caught up in my job,
didn’t see what’s going on.
But now I know, I’m better sleeping on my own

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‘Cause if you like the way you look that much, Oh baby, you should go and love yourself. And if you think that I’m still holding on to somethin’
You should go and love yourself

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[musical interlude]

 

For all the times that you made me feel small. I fell in love, now I feel nothing at all

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And never felt so low when I was vulnerable. Was I a fool to let you break down my walls?

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‘Cause if you like the way you look that much, Oh baby, you should go and love yourself. And if you think that I’m still holding on to somethin’
You should go and love yourself

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‘Cause if you like the way you look that much, Oh baby, you should go and love yourself. And if you think that I’m still holding on to somethin’
You should go and love yourself

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7 thoughts on “Love Yourself

  1. Every time I see the words ‘Mama Thornton’ I think of Big Mama Thornton, composer of (Love is like a) Ball and Chain. 🙂
    The lyrics of that fit John Thornton’s situation too

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