What does Should've Been Me mean?

Mitski: Should've Been Me Meaning

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Song Released: 2022

Should've Been Me Lyrics

Well, I went through my list of friends
And found I had no one to tell
Of this overwhelming clean feeling, strange serenity
When I saw the girl looked just like me
And it broke my heart
The lengths you went to hold me
To get to have...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 18th !⃝

    The song describes one of Mitski’s relationships and the isolation she felt as a consequence of poor communication on the part of her partner. However, throughout the song, she also repeatedly apologizes for being emotionally unavailable and detached from her partner.

  2. etsuko
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    Jun 8th 2023 !⃝

    I think the meaning of this song is about someone wanting to love you and get to know you but you're struggling to get out of a bad situation and you wish you were the one trying to get to someone without them trying to get to you in a labyrinth (which she says in the song)

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