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Calum Scott: Dancing On My Own Meaning

Song Released: 2016


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Dancing On My Own Lyrics

Somebody said you got a new friend
Does she love you better than I can?
And there's a big black sky over my town

I know where you're at, I bet she's around

And yeah, I know it's stupid
But I just gotta see it for myself

I'm in the...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 30th 2017 report

    Calum Scott came out a little while ago saying that “this is how he came out telling the world he’s gay”. No need to hate on him everyone is different I’m their own way

  2. 2TOP RATED

    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    May 23rd 2018 report

    “I purposely didn’t change the pronouns in Dancing On My Own, so that it was from a gay man’s perspective."

    -Calum Scott

  3. 3TOP RATED

    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2019 report

    he is a guy who is gay and he broke up with his bf (or vise versa) and his ex-bf is bi and he’s dating a girl and calum sees them together.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 6th report

    I'm not the guy your taking home. He's in love with the man. Does she love you better than I can, taking about the man. He's gay and sad, nothing wrong with that....

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd report

    I think he is gay. But the song is written by a girl. I still love the song and the singer though. ♥️

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
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    Jan 17th report

    To Me, Dancing On My Own is About A Girl Whose Boyfriend Cheats On and She Is In A Club Dancing Alone While Her ex Boyfriend Dances With Another Girl.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 14th report

    I was in a very bad living situation with my ex bf. I was living at his parents house, not seeing my family or friends or doing anything i enjoyed. Not eating anything, doing drugs and basically just living for him and doing what he wanted me to and i felt trapped and like i couldn’t go home.

    When i first heard this song i was high on mdma laying in bed by myself waiting for him to come home. The way i interpreted it was that the real me, the me i was supposed to be, was singing to both my bf and i. standing there waiting for me, watching me be with him and live for him. wondering why i wouldn’t just come back.
    They were waiting for me in the back of my mind hurting, trying so hard to convince me to come back but failing.
    At that moment it hit me, i knew what i had to do and the very next day i packed my things and left and my life has turned around for the better. if it wasn’t for this song i would’ve never realised that my life was supposed to be different. it saved my life.

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2020 report

    What you'll saying about he's sexuality, about the lyrics it is all written by a woman which is robyn (does she loves you better than i can) well obviously robyn which is a girl uses(she) because her boyfriend cheated

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 25th 2020 report

    I always thought it was about a gay guy that goes to the club with his straight friend that he is secretly in love with and is sad because he's kissing a girl and doesn't notice his friend in that way.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 27th 2020 report

    I think the song is about breaking up with someone, and seeing them get together with a new one. I don't think people realise that it wasn't Calum Scott who wrote the song. The song is originally by Robyn, and she's a girl. I don't think it has anything to do with being gay.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2020 report

    Calum Scott did not write this song. It was co written and recorded by Robyn, a female singer. However, Calum Scott is in fact gay and when he sang it he purposely didn't change the lyrics so that it was from a gay man's perspective rather than a female's. He redid this song beautifully. Because of him it's one of my favorites.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2020 report

    To be in a room and dance alone while seeking the attention of that person. You came to say goodbye. Very beautiful song . To me...this is a song about a broken heart .

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 21st 2020 report

    Ok, to this of you who have said there’s nothing gay or bi, he’s sparking from the woman’s POV, or he’s not the gay on his gf is.
    Here it is in his own words in an interview in the Scottish Sun:
    The singer has faced some serious challenges in his lifetime – from wrestling with his sexuality to having his heart broken.

    Calum said: “When I was a young lad, I struggled to try and understand it myself.

    “I trusted a couple of my friends at the time and I was abandoned for it so I always related talking about my sexuality as a barrier, and that I would lose friends, which is awful.


    “Now I’m in that privileged position where I can write about my issues and how I felt, which is hopefully a nice way of connecting with other people and maybe to be that voice that they need. Not just specifically for sexuality, but for people who are scared of things in their life.

    “I’ve tried to write in a way that transcends beyond just sexuality and is more about letting go of our fear and trusting the people around us.”


    He added: “I purposely didn’t change the pronouns in Dancing On My Own, so that it was from a gay man’s perspective.

    “It’s happened to me plenty of times where I’ve taken a fancy to a bloke and he’s turned out to be straight, because you just can’t tell sometimes. You can feel like you’re never going to find anybody

    He is gay! It is 100% about a man singing about another man who is with a woman.
    I mean, you can continue to debate if you want, but this is it in his own words. So further debate is pointless.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2020 report

    its a girl writer and the guy she likes not only has a girl-freind but would rather hang out with a guy instead of her.Shes just mad because he wont ever see her dance and she is sexy but he doesnt see that so she keeps dancing sexy on her own.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2019 report

    Guys, this is a cover. The song was originally written by a woman. I don’t know about Calum Scott’s sexuality.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2019 report

    "Dancing on My Own" is a song by Swedish singer Robyn, inspired by disco anthems by Ultravox, Sylvester and Donna Summer. "Dancing on My Own" is an electronic and dance-pop ballad that speaks of a female protagonist who dances alone in a club while watching her ex-lover with another woman :)

  17. anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2019 report

    I beleive it is about a guy watching is ex bsf, dance with his ex gf. and he’s hurt by it...idk just my interpretation.

  18. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2019 report

    I think it is either a bi or same gender point if view. The narrator(subject) see his ex-bf with a somebody new(who is a female). And the subject is obviously upset and hurt by their new relationship.

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