"Maybe" finds Lewis Capaldi stuck in a rut of ruining any romantic relationship he gets involved in. His frustration has caused him to question whether he's better off as a single man.
Somebody to lean on, somebody to hold It's just another to lead, though, before I let go And I ain't trying to be lonely, solely But everything I touch turns to stone Maybe you're better off on my own
Capaldi explained in a video track-by track: "'Maybe' is a song about myself and people I know who have always had kind of self-destructive tendencies when things aren't going well, whether it'd be in a relationship or work, and it always seems to be you who can mess up the most."
Capaldi wrote the song with Nick Atkinson and Edward Holloway, the same collaborators that penned his hit tune "Grace."
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.