Everything I Didn't Say

Album: 5 Seconds Of Summer (2014)
Charted: 24
Play Video


  • This ballad finds Luke singing about lost love and bad choices with the help of his bandmates. He expresses regret about the mistakes he made that forced his girl to walk away:

    Taking every breath away with all of the mistakes I made
    From all the letters that I saved
    This is everything I didn't say
    I wish I could've made you stay
    And I'm the only one to blame
    I know that it's a little too late

    5SOS's Calum and Ashton wrote the song with producer John Feldmann, who numbers All Time Low among his credits and songwriter supremo RAS, whose resume also includes being a co-writer of the Big Time Rush and Jordin Sparks' duet "Count On You."
  • This song recalls the aftermath of a breakup where you realize the other person put a lot more effort into the relationship than you did. Calum Hood explained: "It's about after a relationship has ended, and you wish you had been a better person."
  • This song is a favorite of lead singer Michael Clifford. "Out of all the songs we have, this is the one I wish I had written," he said.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Sam Hollander

Sam HollanderSongwriter Interviews

The hitmaking songwriter/producer Sam Hollander with stories about songs for Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Train, Pentatonix, and Fitz And The Tantrums.

Jethro Tull

Jethro TullFact or Fiction

Stage urinals, flute devices, and the real Aqualung in this Fact or Fiction.

Band Names

Band NamesFact or Fiction

Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?

Glen Burtnik

Glen BurtnikSongwriter Interviews

On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"They're Playing My Song

It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.

Rock Revenge Songs

Rock Revenge SongsMusic Quiz

John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?