“Didn’t I” by OneRepublic

The question which makes up the title of this song (Didn’t I) is ultimately meant to point to the overall storyline featured in the lyrics.  And that is the singer reminiscing on a romance he was in which we can say unexpectedly ended. So in the chorus, he basically uses such questions to note that there was a time when he and his ex were in fact wholly committed to each other. 

However, as alluded before, they decided to “say goodbye”, as in end the relationship. But more to the actually point is that even now, logically some time afterwards, he still has strong feelings for her. For example, he tends to see and hear her, even though she isn’t actually around. And in the second verse he remembers some joyous personal experiences they had together. 

So overall, we can conclude that this is a love (romance) song. The addressee is the singer’s ex, someone whom the romance between the two of them has already concluded. However, that reality is not preventing him from still thinking about her affectionately.

Facts about “Didn’t I”

On 13 March 2020, this became the third single released from OneRepublic’s fifth-studio album. And the label that put it out is Interscope Records. Said album is titled “Human”. The first two singles from the album are:

“Didn’t I” was co-written and co-produced by OneRepublic members Ryan Tedder and Brent Kutzle.

The other co-writers are JHart, Kygo and Zach Skelton. And the other producer is John Nathaniel.

5 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    This song kills it and pulls on the heart strings

  2. Miles Oden says:

    The phrase “Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I” is inspired/copied from the line “Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you crying” from the Cheap Trick song “I Want You to Want Me.”

    • Anonymous says:

      Omg thank you, this was bothering me so much

    • canine-trudge.0p@icloud.com says:

      Where did you hear this did OneRepublic finally admit that it’s a nearly identical Blayton copy including the exact lyrics and almost identical melody. I try to make a comment on the video page and also a Reddit and they deleted my comment.

  3. Bagya says:

    Can i know the name of the place in this song… plzz

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