This piano-centered ballad finds Capaldi mourning a lost lover who walked out on him. He addresses his ex telling her he misses the feeling of being loved. <i>Now the day bleeds Into nightfall And you're not here To get me through it all I let my guard down And then you pulled the rug I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved</i> Capaldi told <a href="http://www.thecourieronline.co.uk/interview-lewis-capaldi/" target="_blank">The Courier</a> this is the saddest song that he'd ever written. He explained that it's about "that feeling when you start getting to know someone and things have been going really well but you've been reluctant to be as open as you like with stuff in the past and all that." Capaldi added that after a time you're comfortable in the relationship and it's going great, but as "soon as you let them in something goes wrong" and they leave you, just as you were getting used to being loved.
The song's music video was directed by Phil Beastall. The clip stars the singer's second cousin, Peter Capaldi, who we see donating his late wife's heart to a young mother. The visual was made in partnership with organ donation charity Live Life Give Life.
"Someone You Loved" finds Lewis Capaldi reflecting on both the end of a relationship and family bereavements, in particular his grandmother. The Scottish singer explained to <a href="https://www.nme.com/news/music/lewis-capaldi-someone-you-loved-lyrics-song-meaning-2465520/" target="_blank">NME</a> that he chose to write open-ended lyrics for this song as he was "bored of talking about myself." Over the course of making his <b>Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent</b> album, a couple of family members passed away and he "wanted to write a song that could be applicable to both my relationship ending, which I was writing a lot about, and then this bereavement thing."
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