Something's Gotta Give

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  • Following Camila Cabello's departure from Fifth Harmony, rumors began to circulate that a song titled "Good Reason to Go" would be released as her first solo single. The track's name led to speculation that it would be about her leaving the girl band. However, in the end Cabello's official first single was "Crying in the Club" and when this song appeared on Camila it was a breakup piano ballad under the title "Something's Gotta Give."
  • The emotionally fraught ballad finds Cabello urging herself to break off a toxic relationship.

    Something's gotta give, something's gotta break
    But all I do is give, and all you do is take
    Something's gotta change, but I know that it won't
    No reason to stay is a good reason to go
    Is a good reason to go


    Cabello said during a fan Q&A that during the recording of the song, she can "literally remember singing something's gotta give and having to take a bathroom break because I broke down crying."
  • Cabello is giving her all to the relationship but she suspects her lover is not being truthful about his feelings.

    Counterfeit emotions only run skin deep
    Know you're lying when you're lying next to me, next to me


    When talking about this lyric to Coup de Main, Cabello said she wouldn't feel comfortable about lying to someone:
    "Yeah I could never fake that. I feel like it hurts you to fake something like that, you know? And I would just feel guilty."

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