Somebody Else

Album: I Like It When You Sleep... (2016)
Charted: 55
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This ballad finds Matty Healy singing of a dying relationship where he no longer fancies his romantic partner. However, the thought of the girl with another lover still affects him.
  • The song has a similar theme to "A Change of Heart," which is also about a low point in a relationship. In that instance Healy tells his girlfriend: "You used to have a face straight out of a magazine. Now you just look like anyone."
  • The song was officially premiered as Zane Lowe's World Record on Beats Radio 1 on February 15, 2016.
  • Matt Healy originally wrote this about his aunt, but when he had an argument with a former girlfriend who thought "A Change of Heart" was about her it got him thinking and he switched its focus.
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Cy Curnin of The FixxSongwriter Interviews

The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.

Black SabbathFact or Fiction

Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.

Gary Louris of The JayhawksSongwriter Interviews

The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

Stephen Christian of AnberlinSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.

Ralph Casale - Session ProSongwriter Interviews

A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."