If you think that a Julia Michael's song would have an overly simply meaning, you are sadly mistaken. As we saw from her previous songs like Issues, her lyrics are full of depth and complexity. The story in this song is that Julia is in live with a person, and that person returns this affection as well. He is even encouraging and motivating towards her. But the issue in this relationship is Julia's insecurity. She is very apprehensive about everything, and scared that the guy does not return her feelings. But this negative feeling goes away every time they "lie like this"