Message Behind Bad Liar Lyrics Is Totally Relatable

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In case you’ve been wondering who Selena Gomez is referring to in her latest single, “Bad Liar,” then you can stop analyzing the lyrics now. In an interview with the radio station Power 96 Miami, the singer clarified her message behind the Bad Liar lyrics.


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During Bad Liar’s release, Justin Tranter, who is a collaborator and songwriter, talked about how the song was conceived.


“(It was) one of those magical moments where the song just comes together very quickly and felt so good. The lyrics are really cool and descriptive about when you first start having feelings for someone, but don’t want to admit it, which turns you into a ‘Bad Liar.’” (Justin Tranter)


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Bad Liar Lyrics and Feelings

While this provided a major clue on the inspiration behind the song, the singer threw a curveball during her call with Power 96, revealing that she had the song for about a year already. She also talks about the song and the feelings that the lyrics convey:


“It kind of tells a story. It’s that feeling when you’re obsessed with someone, when you first initially, I always say the “honeymoon stage,” and I’m a sucker for that feeling. It’s the best feeling in the whole world. I think that feeling, you can’t get them out of your head, you’re willing to want to dress differently, you want to be different. It’s not what I’m encouraging, it’s more about that feeling that you can’t keep it cool.

It’s just what I’m feeling at this exact moment, and I don’t know how to play it cool. I’m not that girl. I’m very much, “This is who I am, this is kind of what you get.” And it’s worked out for me so far! I definitely think other girls can relate to that.”


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So, what we’re taking from all these narratives is that being in love is the best feeling in the world. Even if you are the biggest celebrities, like Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, when you are in a blossoming relationship, you will definitely relate to these Bad Liar lyrics.

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