What does New Rules mean?

Dua Lipa: New Rules Meaning

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Song Released: 2017


New Rules Lyrics

One, one, one

Talkin' in my sleep at night
Makin' myself crazy
(Out of my mind, out of my mind)
Wrote it down and read it out
Hopin' it would save me
(Too many times, too many times)
Oh, he makes me feel like nobody else
Nobody...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 31st 2017 !⃝

    I think this song is about getting over someone who was yours or who might not of ever been. She could be in love with a friend or someone she has to be around. She tries to get over him but she can't because every time she thinks she is, he says things which pull her back to wanting him even more. 'I keep pushin' forwards
    But he keeps pullin' me backwards'
    Even tho she know he don't love him, she can't help but believe the lies he says. 'I finally see the pattern
    (I never learn, I never learn)
    But my love, he doesn't loves me
    So I tell myself, I tell myself
    I do, I do, I do'

    Tbh I relate to this song and so this how I look it as like

  2. 2TOP RATED

    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2018 !⃝

    She’s not putting up with her ex’s shit she knows she doesn’t deserve it she’s done with him even tho she loves him she keeps her head up high and she sees his not worth it

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2018 !⃝

    I can so relate to this right now. I’m trying to get over a crush who doesn’t love me but someone else.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2021 !⃝

    The song is about a mistress thats wanting the man to get out of his relationship.
    I love this song but everytime i hear this it makes me remember the 3rd party in our 5 yrs relationship before. This is the mistress favorite song back then.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 26th 2020 !⃝

    so. Why is everyone on here just nine year olds thinking that dua lipa is sending a message to them, advice.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2020 !⃝

    in context of anything I deemed "unsafe" (NSFMW):

    1. say "no grazie" for any invitation to the unsafe things, cause i know those are just propaganda.
    2. don't join them, cause i had to kick them again.
    3. don't be their followers
    4. and if i fall into them, i quickly retreat and fall back.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 4th 2019 !⃝

    This song is about someone who you love and you think they love you back but they just keep breaking your heart over and over again, maybe intentionally or accidentally. You keep forgiving them but you finally realise that he isn't good enough for you so you need to stop letting yourself fall for their tricks so you make up rules to stop heartbreak happening again. Honestly I can relate to this song lmao. Oh well.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 19th 2018 !⃝

    After reading all responses, you can say that Dua Lipa’s message is just some advice for girls out there who like a boy, but doesn’t know if the boy likes them. When she says “ I got new rules, I count’em”, this is her stating she has new rules to get over the boy. “But my love, he doesn’t love me...” also shows she knows he does not love her. When she states her rules they all have to do with the boy and how to avoid him.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2018 !⃝

    One, one, one

    Talkin' in my sleep at night
    Makin' myself crazy
    (Out of my mind, out of my mind)
    Wrote it down and read it out
    Hopin' it would save me
    (Too many times, too many times)
    Oh, he makes me feel like nobody else
    Nobody...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  10. anonymous
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    Feb 6th 2018 !⃝

    I think the song is about a girl that liked a boy and he did not like her back.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 4th 2018 !⃝

    She sets boundaries to get get over a relationship issue feeling that he is the main source and feels she is better off without him.

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2017 !⃝

    She's got new rules, she count's em.
    Meaning , she is in complete control of the new boundaries/ rules etc in her life and that there changeable at any time. Her rules may vary from one situation to the next. ... oh yeah, she's doing this to get over a breakup . I think anyone who has experienced a breakup would understand this. :)) xx peace out ✌

  13. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2017 !⃝

    I'm going to say that she's trying to get over her boyfriend breaking up with her by placing herself some rules on what no to do and making it become a routine in her daily life. and he wants her back in the end so he can break up with her over and over again, and to him its becoming a routine and pattern, in the end for her this ends up working and the same thing has happened to one of her friends so she tells her and the others the routine for when it happens.

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2017 !⃝

    She is trying to give herself rules so she can get over her heartbreak


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