Sam Smith Wonders How Do You Sleep In His Latest Single
After weeks of teasing the song on social media, Sam Smith releases a brand-new single under the name of ‘How Do You Sleep?’. While taking a chance and trying something new compared to his usual ballads, the singer mentioned in a recent interview that he’s now ready to explore his freedom. Let’s see what this means when it comes to his music by breaking down the lyrics of the single and the meaning behind them.
In the First Verse, Sam suggests that he was in a dark place for quite a while going as far as hating himself for what he feels. Fortunately for him, the singer managed to gather the strength to move on but just when he managed to convince himself that it’s over, his ex-lover makes a new appearance in his life. This means that Sam is on the verge of falling for this person once again even if this could result in endless love games.
The singer tells us in the Pre-Chorus that this state of confusion affected him so hard that he doesn’t even know who he is anymore. But just when he was ready to give out his heart once again, Sam takes a peak in his partner’s phone just to see that love is just a game for this person. This is when the singer realized that he’s extremely naive and accepts the truth instead of falsely believing that this relationship has a future.
The Chorus comes with the artist asking himself how his partner is able to sleep at night knowing how much pain Sam feels from this confusing situation. All the fear, shame, danger, and pressure generated, makes the artist extremely unsettled with this relationship while he keeps asking himself if it was ever worth it.
In Verse Two, the artist manages to talk himself some sense while being convinced that he’s not that desperate and not that crazy to continue the toxic relationship. Yet, he still asks himself how did he get in this situation but in the end, he leaves his partner while choosing to focus on himself instead of someone that doesn’t care. The moral of the song is that it’s not worth being the second option in a relationship so instead of chasing someone that doesn’t put in the effort, we should all focus on growing as a person.