What does Love Yourself mean?

Justin Bieber: Love Yourself Meaning

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Album cover for Love Yourself album cover

Song Released: 2015

Love Yourself Lyrics

For all the times that you rain on my parade
And all the clubs you get in using my name
You think you broke my heart, oh girl for goodness sake
You think I'm crying on my own, well I ain't

And I didn't wanna write a song cause I didn't want...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 5th 2017 !⃝

    I know exactly what this song is about because I have gone through the same sort of relationship. I'll take it line by line.

    "All the times you rained on my parade"

    The person he was dating was a very depressing person and didn't want to do anything.

    "And all the clubs you got in using my name."

    This is not necessarily referring to "clubs" as in "nightclubs" or "dance clubs", but could also be referring to her using the relationship to her advantage, whether financially or socially or both.

    "You think you broke my heart? Oh girl, for goodness sake. You think I'm crying on my own? Well I ain't."

    This is self-explanatory, Justin is just saying that he is over the girl and he wants her to know that.

    "And I didn't want to write a song, 'cause I didn't want anyone thinking I still care. I don't. But you still hit my phone up. And baby, I be moving on. But I think you should be something. "

    This is just Justin reiterating that he doesn't care and wants to make it clear that he is not interested in fixing the relationship, while, at the same time, saying that he doesn't have any ill will towards the girl.

    "I don't want to hold back. Baby, you should know that my mama don't like you, and she likes everyone. And I never like to admit that I was wrong."

    This is basically Justin finally opening up and being completely honest about the relationship. This is not necessarily directed towards the girl, but is more of an admission to himself. Justin admits that his mother did not like the girl, and is basically saying that that should have been a big sign that something was wrong.

    "But I've been so caught up in my job, I didn't see what was going on, but now I know that I'm better sleeping on my own."

    Justin is saying that he didn't realize what was happening in the relationship because he was busy working and couldn't focus on it. When he had time to think about it after the relationship was over, he realized what had been going on and came to the conclusion that he is better off without the girl.

    "'Cause if you like the way you look that much, oh baby, you should go and love yourself."

    Justin is saying that the girl is very high maintenance and narcissistic, and that she really has no potential of being with anybody because she will always put herself first.

    "And if you think that I'm still holding onto something, you should go and love yourself."

    This line is basically Justin reiterating for a second time that he is done with the girl and doesn't want to reconcile.

    "When you told me that you hated my friends, the only problem was with you and not them."

    Justin is saying that the girl blames everyone else for her own problems.

    "And every time you told me my opinion was wrong, and tried to make me forget where I came from."

    Justin is basically giving the impression here that the girl wanted him to compromise on everything while she compromised on nothing.

    "All the times that you made me feel small."

    Justin is saying that the girl hurt his feelings many times.

    "I fell in love, now I feel nothing at all."

    Justin is saying, finally, that he is completely done with the girl.

    "I never felt so low when I was vulnerable. Was I a fool to let you break down my walls?"

    Justin is blaming himself for letting the girl get close to him in the first place.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 11th 2015 !⃝

    I feel like this song is about a girl who is so obsessed with herself, that she completely ignores the man who loves her. He finally realizes that she's no good and leaves her. I hope this girl learns her lesson and apologizes and he accepts it. I totally ship them


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 4th 2016 !⃝

    I feel as if this song is about a boy who is completely and blindly in love with this girl who, right now, is going through a stage of insecurity. She needs self-assurance and he doesn't give it to her. Sometimes when a girl is insecure she tends to create a very high self esteem to make herself feel better ("if you like the way you look that much..."); he, the speaker, is just realizing this and thinks she needs her "alone time" to figure things out with herself before they can be together.

    (Insecurity ruins relationships and one should never feel worthless or unloved. Always remember that self love IS freedom.)

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 15th 2020 !⃝

    I think this song talks of a girl who loves herself and doing everything to get back with him after they breakup

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2020 !⃝

    Before Justin Bieber got married he wouldn't give up on Selena so he kept begging her for one more chance that's the whole point of his album purpose

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2019 !⃝

    I think to the relate to that song if I could write the song with Luke, but it’s a earth worm to the song and I’m interested into that music genre and I understand that we have personal song for it with some beautiful strings and some violins, and my girls would sing a backup. They’re names are, Hillary Lindsey, liz rose they’re so nice and the boys could wear something had to do with fashion and some other stuff like different colors. Like football jerseys, and helmets things like that.

  7. anonymous
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    May 18th 2018 !⃝

    Justin Bieber Love Your Self Song Mean,The Man Love His Self And Clean His Self.I Fill This Song Is About a Girl Who Is So Obsessed With Herself,That She Completely ignors The Man Who Loves Her.He Finally Realiz That Shes No Good And Leavs Her. Iam Justin Bieber Biggeeeest Fan. My Hom Kishoregonj Hoybothnogoor In Bangladesh. Please Come In Bangladesh Justin. Bieber. At My Hom. I Love You Justin.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2018 !⃝

    This song was obviously about selena and how she treated him. He is just saying that he ain't crying on his own and that what she is thinking is wrong.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 20th 2017 !⃝

    I think this song is about selena but he never deserved her and she CLEARLY is the best thing ever happened to you justin, grow some balls and admit that.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2017 !⃝

    This song is obviously about Selena Gomez. I also know that Sorry was too. Justin made Sorry which triggered I'm so sick of that same old love which triggered love yourself which somehow triggered hands to myself. I honestly don't know how it triggered hands to myself but I just do. BOOSH! I just proved I'm Justin's number one fan! And by the way just in case you're reading this, Justin, stop listening to everyone else about how you look. If they were your true fans, they wouldn't care how you look. I honestly liked the first look best, but I didn't care every time you changed it because I loved your music and that's all that matters.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 31st 2016 !⃝

    I think this song is about a model he dated for a short period of time. He speaks about how his mother does not like her, and she likes everyone. So, that rules out Selena, therefore, it is the model.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2016 !⃝

    I think that this song means that girls should stop relying on guys and then just blaming everything on them even if it is them. So, no haters it does not mean f.u.c.k yourself.

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2016 !⃝

    I think that this song means that girls should stop relying on guys and then just blaming everything on them even if it is them. So, no haters it does not mean f.u.c.k yourself.

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2016 !⃝

    I've known girls like this. She is too insecure about herself and has to bring down others and is a bitch. She thinks everything is everybody else's fault. There is a problem with the world and not her. But really she's the one with the problems and if she just learned to be happy with the way life is she would be much happier and if she just loved herself. She needs to stop trying to make her life perfect the way she wants and changing everything around her to fit her mold

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2016 !⃝

    In the song it sounds like Justin is putting all the blame on a relationship gone wrong on the girl, but according to the tabloids and what we've seen of Justin any girl that dates Justin gets screwed over...Justin is a little boy that needs to grow up take responsibility, censor what he says, and realize Selena was the best thing that ever happened to him. I'm sorry he is not all that and a bag of chips....Selena is beautiful, talented and he was lucky to have her. He brought HER DOWN!! And will continue to bring down any woman he dates until he truly grows up and becomes a man!!!! Hey Justin there's your new song growing up and becoming a man....

  16. anonymous
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    Feb 24th 2016 !⃝

    its clearly about Selena Gomez

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2016 !⃝

    I think that he was in a relationship with someone who didn't care about him and was in it for the fame and there wasn't an emotional attachment and he's telling them that he doesn't care for them anymore and he knows what they did and if they can do what they did to him and use him for gain they need to take a step back and think about what they did and love themselves.

  18. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2016 !⃝

    I think that this about a boy and a girl who were once in love but separated because the boy finally realised that she is no good and only loves herself(from his point of view)so he clearly speaks that she should love herself... but honestly I think its revolved around some unsolved conflict which leads me to think he actually want to say that mystery girl should actually f**k herself.

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