“Haven’t You Ever Been In Love Before?” by Lewis Capaldi

What’s being relayed in Lewis Capaldi’s “Haven’t You Ever Been In Love Before?” isn’t necessarily the easiest to understand, in part because of the somewhat-confusing way pronouns are used in the chorus. But what appears to be going down is the addressee being the vocalist’s significant other. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Lewis Capaldi's Haven't You Ever Been In Love Before? at Lyrics.org.

And despite being romantically active, she comes off as the type who has lost faith in love and accordingly is depicted as the type of person who is reluctant to “open up” to Lewis, her partner.

In contrast, Capaldi is more willing to fully throw his hat into the ring, i.e. not assuming, as his sweetheart has, that their romance will fail. Or put otherwise, he’s not as afraid to have his heart broken. So it’s as if the romance at hand is defined by conflicting personality types, as in one participant who is overly cautious, but the other being willing to lay it all on the line.

“And she said this
‘Haven’t you ever been in love before?
You heard ’em say, it takes the pain away
And it’s a feelin’ that you can’t ignore
But it’s more like a knife to mе than a high to me
And my heart can’t fall apart anymore
If you knеw what I knew, you’d be terrified
Haven’t you ever been in love before?’”

Contributors’ Contribution to “Haven’t You Ever Been In Love Before?”

Below are some very relevant contributions from our readers.

Martha from Manchester says:

“It is disheartening that many artists choose not to use their platforms to advocate for positive causes. Lewis, however, stands out as a shining example with his song ‘Haven’t You Ever Been In Love Before?’ The song indirectly sheds light on important issues, and he deserves commendation for this exceptional effort as an artist.

As a disabled woman who cherished her teddy bear as a child, I understand the significance of Nick and 3D Toy Shop Teddy Hospital’s initiative to provide toys to children. The impact on these young lives is immeasurable, and I am grateful to Lewis for using his platform to raise awareness for this vital cause. I wish that all those involved in such compassionate endeavors are abundantly blessed.

Watching the music video, I was an emotional experience, and it has motivated me to contribute in my own small way to bring joy to others. Lewis has made a significant impact on the lives of countless children through this song. I admire his support of Nick Hardman and his dedication to spreading love and positivity. This gesture goes beyond material possessions for these kids; it is an act of sharing love.

The blessings and recognition Nick receives from around the world are well-deserved. It is truly remarkable and generous of Lewis to endorse this initiative, showcasing his inspiring talent and kind-hearted nature once again. I send love and appreciation from Manchester to Lewis, Nick, and everyone making a positive difference in the world.”

Davidson from Australia

“I am a 55-year-old gentleman who has devoted his life to the Army. I must admit, Lewis’ ‘Haven’t You Ever Been In Love Before?’ deeply moves me, bringing tears to my eyes whenever I hear it play. The song serves as a reminder that we should all strive to make a positive impact in the world we live in.

Irrespective of how little our efforts can be, we must do something. I have always been a fan of his music, and now I am an even greater admirer of his compassionate nature. As a father myself, I recognize that it is acts like these that make our world a little less hostile and provide us with more reasons to smile. It reassures me that there are extraordinary heroes like Nick and yourself who acknowledge and support the efforts of individuals like us.”

Haven't You Ever Been In Love Before?

When was this song released?

On May 19th, 2023, Capaldi released his second studio album titled “Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent”. “Haven’t You Ever Been in Love Before?”, which is the 5th track on the album’s track listing, was released on the same day as the album.

Writing and Production Credits

Lewis Capaldi co-wrote and co-produced this song with: Edd Holloway and Nick Atkinson.

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