Demi Lovato is a pop treasure. She’s overcome numerous demons, making her an incredible role model. And DAMN, those pipes! The girl takes singing to a whole new level. During her entire career, she’s been open and honest with her substance abuse problems and mental health issues, as well as her struggle with her father. She’s put all of that emotion into her lyrics which are often relatable AF. Keep reading for 17 of her lines that will have you saying “SAME”!
1. From the song “Catch Me” from Here We Go Again
Lyrics: Run far away so I can breathe / Even though you’re far from suffocating me / I can’t set my hopes too high / ‘Cause every “Hello” ends with a “Goodbye”
Anyone who’s been hurt before can relate to this lyric. Lovato is instinctively distancing herself from her boo so she doesn’t get too attached to them and have them leave her. It’s a sad reality for anyone who’s been ghosted or abandoned by their love. Sadly, Lovato doesn’t even want to get her hopes up that this could be the real deal since she’s been hurt so many times before. Sad, raw, and probably way too relatable for some people.
2. From the Song, “Everytime You Lie” from Here We Go Again
Lyrics: Don’t say you’re sorry, ’cause I’m not even breaking / You’re not worth the time that this is taking
Sometimes Lovato gets raw about being vulnerable after she’s hurt — and sometimes she’s a total badass about it. This lyric shows Demi’s IDGAF attitude when a trifling ex tries to apologize for his bullshit. Sorry dude, being with you was such a waste of time that I’d rather not waste more time on the breakup. Anyone who’s ever realized how much better they are than their former significant other’s drama will relate to this kiss-off lyric.
3. From the Song, “La La Land” from Don’t Forget
Lyrics: I’m not a supermodel, I still eat McDonald’s / Baby that’s just me
Demi Lovato has been super open about her struggles with her body image and this lyric is a big moment of acceptance. She, as well as millions of other girls, will never be a “supermodel” but they will always be themselves which is more than good enough. Plus who doesn’t love chowing down on some McD’s every once and awhile? If Demi does it, so can I.
4. From the Song, “Skyscraper” from Unbroken
Lyrics: Go on and try to tear me down / I will be rising from the ground like a skyscraper
Lovato’s comeback song after her much-publicized breakdown and subsequent trip to rehab is a girl power anthem. In this line, she vows that she’ll never be torn down by anyone every again. Sure, she may fall, but she’ll rise again, towering like a skyscraper. Once you realize your worth and your strength, anyone trying to bring you down is wasting their time. Strong women (and men!) everywhere can relate to this emotional song.
5. From the Song, “Here We Go Again” from Here We Go Again
Lyrics: ‘Cause here we go go go again / Hard as I try I know I can’t quit / Something about you is so addictive
We’ve all been there — that relationship that is totally no good for you but you just can’t stay away. You may be addicted to the drama, or the passion, or maybe just the security but you’re so into it you know there’s no way you can give it up. Gorgeous, successful Demi can still get sucked into the rollercoaster ride of a dysfunctional relationship just like one of us. We feel ya, girl.
6. From the Song, “Really Don’t Care” from Demi
Lyrics: But even if the stars and moon collide / I never want you back into my life / You can take your words and all your lies / Oh, oh, oh, I really don’t care
Demi Lovato does. not. play. When an ex wrongs her and tries to worm their way back in, homegirl shuts that shit DOWN. Almost everyone has left a breakup feeling this way, like they would never take that scum back even if pigs started to fly tomorrow. Preach it, girl!
7. From the Song, “Something That We’re Not” from Demi
Lyrics: Don’t introduce me any of your friends / Delete my number, don’t call me again / We had some fun, but now it’s gonna end / But you always made it hard for me to stop / Now you always think we’re something that we’re not
It’s the worst when a friend-with-benefits starts to want more when you definitely do not. Demi feels that pain here as her FWB starts trying to act more like a boyfriend than a fling. Nope, sorry, not interested in your ~emotions~. But Lovato even admits here that it’s hard for her to stop, and we can definitely relate to that. When you’re having fun with someone you don’t want it to end, but you definitely don’t want feels getting in the way either.
8. From the Song, “You’re My Only Shorty” from Unbroken
Lyrics: Love makes me crazy, restless, dumb and paranoid / But I’ll take a chance on us and hope you don’t destroy my heart
Lovato, like us, has been burned in the past — but she’s not letting that stop her from exploring something new. While it’s easy to be guarded sometimes (Demi preached it herself in the first slide!), it’s also fun and exciting to open yourself up to new possibilities. Who knows, the next one could be the one. Love is complicated and messy and we’ve all had to decide between protecting ourselves and being vulnerable for a chance at ~true love~.
9. From the Song, “Stone Cold” from Confident
Lyrics: Oh, I’m happy for you / Know that I am / Even if I can’t understand / If happy is her, I’m happy for you.
Anyone who has listened to this song can hear the emotion behind it. Demi’s heart is breaking as her love moves on with someone who makes them genuinely happy. Sometimes things don’t work out and it’s not anyone’s fault, it’s just not meant to be. But, damn it is not easy to be happy for an ex moving on when you still have love for them. Many of us have been on the sadder side of this situation and this song is the perfect belt-out-and-cry ballad.
10. From the Song, “Old Ways” from Confident
Lyrics: And I’ll just keep changin’ these colors, colors, colors, colors / I’m not in the same place that I was, I was, I was, I was / But if somebody tells me I’ll go back to my old ways / I’m gonna say no way
Demi knows how important is it to keep evolving and is proud of how different she is these days than in her younger years. Anyone who’s grown out of terrible teen phases or has ever been destructive in general knows this feeling. Everyone expects you to go back to the way you were, but you know better than that — you’re stronger, smarter, and more mature now and you are not reverting to your old ways.
11. From the Song, “You Just Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” from Tell Me You Love Me
Lyrics: I see the future without you / The hell was I doing in the past / Now that I’ve learned all about you / A love just like ours wouldn’t last
Younger Demi sang about being addicted to a destructive relationship, but older Demi knows better now. On her latest album, she sings about leaving behind an ex after realizing that they just don’t work. Reaching adulthood means realizing that those silly relationship games are useless. If someone doesn’t do it for you anymore you have to let them go.
12. From the Song, “Ruin the Friendship” from Tell Me You Love me
Lyrics: Your body’s looking good tonight / I’m thinking we should cross the line / Let’s ruin the friendship / Let’s ruin the friendship / Do all the things on our minds / What’s taking us all this time?
Sometimes that friend of yours looks a lot better as more than a friend, if ya know what I mean. Lovato advocates ruining the friendship for some fun, and maybe more, and we’ve all been there. Unlike Demi, though, most of us have probably ruined the friendship by being friend-zoned but still — looking at your tempting friend in a new light is definitely normal. Also, is this one totally about Nick Jonas?
13. From the Song, “Cool for the Summer” from Confident
Lyrics: Even if they judge, f*ck it I’ll do the time / I just wanna have some fun with you
Demi’s anthem which she’s since said is about her bisexuality is also all about doing what feels right despite other people’s judgments. It’s definitely a message to live by. Doing what feels good and exploring your sexuality are all natural parts of life that Lovato is still discovering. Celebs, they’re just like us, figuring out what and who they want one day at a time.
14. From the Song, “Daddy Issues” from Tell Me You Love Me
Lyrics: Yeah, I get a little obsessive / A little aggressive, a little bit too invested / And whatever you want, whenever you want / That’s what you get ’cause you’re unavailable / I’m insatiable
Who hasn’t done anything and everything for a guy that acts like he doesn’t care? Demi lays it all out on the line for a guy who’s emotional unavailability is part of what makes her so attracted to him. She talks about how her “daddy issues” have shaped how she acts when it comes to men. But you don’t have to have daddy issues to be someone who gets a little too into the guy she’s seeing. But it’s fine — even Demi Lovato does it too!
15. From the Song, “Confident” from Confident
Lyrics: I used to hold my freak back / Now I’m letting go / I make my own choice / Yeah, I run this show…
Woo, sing it girl! Being refined and uptight just for someone else or to live up to society’s expectations is hella boring and a waste of your time. Demi’s so over holding back her freaky side and she’s ready to do her thing, be happy, and not give a damn. It’s definitely an anthem for those twentysomething years as you discover who you are and accept your silly, uncontrollable sides instead of hiding them (or trying to).
16.From the Song, “Sorry Not Sorry” from Tell Me You Love Me
Lyrics: Baby, fineness is the way to kill / Tell me how it feel, bet it’s such a bitter pill / And yeah, I know you thought you had bigger, better things / Bet right now this stings
This summer’s hottest jam is Lovato’s savage takedown of an ex in “Sorry Not Sorry.” She’s not missing him at all, but she is rubbing it in his face how much it must hurt to see her doing well and looking fine AF without him. As they say, living well is the best revenge. Who hasn’t had that post-breakup rejuvenation that makes them look bomb? Your ex may come crawling back, but you’re onto bigger and better things and done with anyone who could ever take you for granted.
17. From the Song, “Lightweight” from Unbroken
Lyrics: I’m a lightweight / Better be careful what you say / With every word I’m blown away / You’re in control of my heart / I’m a lightweight / Easy to fall, easy to break / With every move my whole world shakes / Keep me from falling apart
Some people just wear their heart on their sleeves and can’t help themselves from falling in love. The risk is hoping that it’s reciprocated and that you don’t get hurt. Demi laments being a lightweight in love on this song and talks about how every detail of a relationship can shape her world. “With every move my whole world shakes” — and every text, smile, laugh, breathe, look your SO gives you can do the same.