Shawn Mendes: Life of the Party Meaning
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Song Released: 2014
Life of the Party Lyrics
I love it when you dance like there's nobody there
So when it gets hard don't be afraid
We don't care what them people say
I love it when you don't take no
I love it when you do what you want cause you just...
anonymous Nov 16th, 2014 11:52pm report
"The song is basically about loving who you are as an individual," he said. "Lots of teenagers and people have trouble figuring out who they want to be, and we go through this stage where you feel like you don't really belong, like quite uncomfortable. 'Life Of The Party' is just saying, 'Don't freak out if you feel like you're different, love who you are'.
anonymous Aug 17th, 2014 8:18pm report
I think this song is saying how you love something about someone and you're telling them to just be them selves and have fun and be the life of the party basically (:
anonymous Aug 9th, 2014 8:26pm report
I think the song is about taking the chance to love someone and not to be afraid. It may seem scary because it's your first love or you like that person so much that you don't wanna do anything to hurt the relationship. Either way, take the plunge. It'll be worth it in the end if it's for the right person.
anonymous Nov 12th, 11:57pm report
I believe this song is about a same-sex relationship and the difficulties that go along with it. Shawn seems to be reassuring his lover that even though "it might be scary" and "hearts are gonna break", they have each other and they have nothing to apologize for.
anonymous Apr 28th, 2016 4:44am report
anonymous Apr 20th, 2016 4:17pm report
This song isn't about Shawn coming out, its about loving who you are, don't try to be one of those stereotypical people, because normal's boring. If the whole world becomes something where everyone is this stereotypical being, our whole world is gonna be really boring. Love who you are, don't care what people say, and if it means you are going to out yourself as lesbian,gay, bi, or trans, don't hold back because you're afraid what people say or think. Just be you and love yourself for who you are is what this song is saying.
anonymous Jan 9th, 2016 1:56pm report
"Come out tonight come out tonight, there's no one standing in your way, .... We don't care what them people say." this makes me think this song is related to Shawn telling himself to come out, as in being gay. I've been assuming he was for a while now, this gives me some more vibes that he is.
anonymous Oct 22nd, 2015 10:09pm report
Depending on the context or the perspective of the individual. But this pretty much gives a clear explanation, even though it may break people's heart to be who you really instead of being something that's false, you become to accept the terms that being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. Even though being the life of the party or society is hard due to bad judgment of individuals like them. And not to mention he even included himself in the verse as if he vividly is feeling the same way about himself, and he loves the fact that those individuals can be themselves even if they watch them and speculate their motives and behavior he knows that there is something raw and real.....LOVE WILL ALWAYS WIN
anonymous Jun 27th, 2015 6:31pm report
This song is about telling somebody who normally very quiet or shy to be themselves and have fun get a little wild because you only live once.He's telling this person not to care if they get hate or is being bullied he's telling them to just let go and be themselves.He knows this person is a very lively person but their scared to be themselves he's telling them to be them and not care.
anonymous Jan 27th, 2015 1:47pm report
This song is definitely about the singer convincing someone to just be him or herself, which in this case is likely being out as a gay person. Someone who is gay finds it "scary" to come out, especially around people they know. Being out also means not caring what other negative things people say about it. Hearts are going to break when someone of the opposite sex (or parents, siblings, and friends) find out, and hearts are going to break when a move is made on a unsuspecting straight person of the same sex. Come out tonight, come out tonight!
anonymous Jan 26th, 2015 1:56am report
I think this song is talking about a boy who's wishing his (now ex) girlfriend the best. He talks about all of her admirable qualities, and he loves their relationship, and how they go back and forth. He wants them to live their relationship, but more importantly their life how they want, and not care about what other people say. He doesn't want her to give up on their relationship because it's rocky, but in the mean time he wants her to continue being as beautiful as he sees her... My boyfriend dedicated this song to me and in our situation this makes sense to me
anonymous Oct 31st, 2014 10:18am report
Honestly haven't heard it more the twice on the radio. I kind of am leaning in the direction of the person above me. A relationship in hard times, trying to hold on to the relationship.
anonymous Oct 17th, 2014 10:30pm report
I think that it is saying that as long as they have eachother nothing else matters, and that being themselves is the most important thing and to just not have no cares and worries by not letting people bring them down but rising above it and doing what they feel is right.
anonymous Sep 19th, 2014 9:38pm report
If you interpret the lyrics from the perspective of a gay lover singing to a less experienced one, it all makes sense. Specially the "come out tonight" part
anonymous Aug 9th, 2014 8:31pm report
i think this song is between a couple who love each other, but may have a few problems (only minor) and they always are able to look past the issues and love each other no matter what. "We don't have to be ordinary" is like saying, we are different but who cares! we love each other!!
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