Calum Scott: Dancing On My Own Meaning
Song Released: 2016
Dancing On My Own Lyrics
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...
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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
anonymous 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
anonymous Jan 8th, 1:57am report
I love Calum Scott
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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."
anonymous 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”
anonymous 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!
anonymous 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!
anonymous 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
anonymous 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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