Everything I Didn't Say

Album: 5 Seconds Of Summer (2014)
Charted: 24
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Songfacts®:

  • 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.

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