Love Song

Album: Weird! (2020)
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Songfacts®:

  • Yungblud dated the American singer Halsey from late 2018 to around September 2019 and recorded the collaborative single "11 Minutes" with her. This vulnerable ballad was inspired by their breakup.
  • The song starts off with Yungblud recounting how the domestic violence he witnessed between his parents when he was growing up gave him a twisted view of love.

    All I learned growing up was that love chewed me up
    Spit me out on the pavement next to the cuts
    And the blood that my mum and dad would
    Always take out on each other


    Yungblud told The Guardian: "My parents used to fight a lot and it was dark. They'd fight and then be friends an hour later. So my idea of love was so skewed."
  • During the rest of the song, Yungblud recounts how he fell for Halsey, and how she changed his perception about love. Though their breakup caused him more anguish than any previous split, the pair have remained friends. "It was my first heartbreak," he told The Sun newspaper. "It just wasn't meant to be for us. That doesn't mean we don't love each other in some sort of way."
  • During the bridge, Yungblud pours his heart out, saying he will never forget his romance with Halsey. He references the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which is set in a dystopian world where people can get their memories permanently erased.

    They will try to pay for me to erase all the memories
    But I can't
    But you shine so bright in a spotless mind
    Someone gets left behind


    Halsey previously expressed her love for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the 2019 song "Clementine." The singer readily identifies with Kate Winslet's character Clementine Kruczynsk, a free spirit who exhibits traits of borderline personality disorder.
  • Yungblud told Apple Music the song is about how he fell for Halsey and how she taught him about love. "I met someone and I fell in love and I realized I'd never been more wrong in my life," he said. "I learned so much - she was incredible and we were incredible together. But I didn't just want to write a song about falling in love or being heartbroken, because no one can prepare you for the pain of heartbreak. It's about falling in and out of love - with your arms open."

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