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Calum Scott: Dancing On My Own Meaning

Song Released: 2016

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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...


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    Jun 21st, 14:31 report

    I think this song is about a guy wishing he was dancing with his ex-bf. Although I totally disagree with the words and don't like the meaning. I still listen to it because the Melody is pretty. I find it annoying though how if you don't support LGBT you're considered a freak. But I'm a freak I guess. So deal with it. But I love some of his other stuff.


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    Jun 12th, 6:00pm 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.


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    Apr 29th, 4:19pm report

    I love the song it doesnt matter which gender he may prefer THE SONG IS VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL and thank you for recording it


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    Apr 22nd, 4:19pm report

    Okay that makes sense when I first heard it I thought it was about a guy and a girl who was dating but then all sudden the girl became gay I didn't realize it was the guy who was homosexual all along.


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    Mar 22nd, 3:55pm report

    This song is about a guy who broke up with the the same gender and who is now seeing a girl. Perhaps his ex-bf was gay before but now realized that he is straight. Some people are really homophobic, but to each his own, we have to respect if they are homophobics. Nice voice.

    Straight and sometimes blunt, reserved at times


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    Mar 22nd, 3:52pm report

    I interpreted a few Opinions here to be very disturbing. No one can ask a simple question without being labeled Homphobic. I too was confused if it was a gay man singing to another Man or just a man singing a song that was originally written by a Woman.... Does this make me Homophobic to wonder what the meaning is behind this song? I like the song


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    Jan 8th, 1:57am report

    I love Calum Scott


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    Dec 5th, 2018 12:28am report

    So I dont understand the song at all must mean something but I cant find out what do it mean really.


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    Oct 5th, 2018 10:57pm report

    With gender fluidity becoming such a big part of so many cultures, he is simply a human being in pain, because someone he wants doesn’t want him.


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    May 23rd, 2018 5:04am 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


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    May 16th, 2018 5:22pm report

    This song was originally written by a female, Robyn. In the original song she writes “I’m not the girl you’re taking home”


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    May 6th, 2018 5:04am report

    At one point I wondered if perhaps he had passed away and at his funeral saw friends and family sharing their sympathies and was wondering why they couldn't see him. Of course I agree with everyone's comments about whether he's gay or it's about his girlfriend becoming a lesbian is all irrelevant.
    I think everyone should let their soul interpret the song in the way they hear it. I just lost two brothers, a sister and a mother in the last five years and perhaps that's why the funeral is on my mind. God bless you all!


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    Apr 25th, 2018 4:00pm report

    how could he be singing it from the girl's point of view when he clearly says "im not the guy you're taking home". he's either gay or the girl is a lesbian which doesn't matter 'cause it still makes sense and his song is stunning!


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    Mar 23rd, 2018 3:43am report

    Without any prior insight, I had the singer a man whose woman has left him for another woman......he changed her


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    Dec 14th, 2017 12:24pm report

    All that really counts is that hes a happy man, and a good singer. Get over it, people.

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