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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...

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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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    Jun 12th, 2019 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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    anonymous
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    Mar 27th, 09:29 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.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 26th, 04:45 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.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 3:23am 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 .



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    anonymous
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    Jan 21st, 1:35pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 2nd, 1:01pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 3rd, 12:57pm report


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



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    anonymous
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    Dec 1st, 12:50pm 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 :)



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    anonymous
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    Nov 28th, 11:46pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 7th, 11:46am 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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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 11:13pm report


    To make it short and simple
    He is referring to a same “gender”



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 10:08am report


    You people are missing the background of this song completely.
    "Dancing on My Own" is a song by Swedish singer Robyn, taken from her fifth studio album, Body Talk Pt. 1 (2010). The song was written and produced by Robyn and Patrik Berger, and was inspired by disco anthems by Ultravox, Sylvester and Donna Summer. get over it.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 2019 7:53pm report


    So you think it is not a bisexual song? He is reminiscing the times when they were still together? But the lyrics, it says a different scenario.

    FEMALE WHO IS STRAIGHT



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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 2019 7:43am report


    I think that there is no bisexual thing in the song, i think he is remembering himself with his ex-gf. He was seeing himself with her. The song is all about that



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2019 7:29pm report


    I think it's about a guy who is still in love with his ex-gf, who in now dating a lesbian. The guy is even though he had a relationship with his ex-gf, he is also gay at the same time. It means his ex-gf is also a lesbian. Both of them are bisexual.

    That's the meaning and I think this is happening in this generation.

    FEMALE WHO IS STRAIGHT



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2019 7:13am report


    The song is so beautiful and I listen to it. I think it's either he's gay or his ex is lesbian it could be as that as possible.



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