Never Gonna Happen by Lily Allen

Featured on her second studio album, “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” released in 2009, “Never Gonna Happen” is a catchy song co-written by Allen and Greg Kurstin. The song deals with the theme of moving on from a relationship and the challenges of getting an ex-partner to accept the end.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Lily Allen's Never Gonna Happen at

The lyrics, laced with Allen’s characteristic wit, narrate the story of a former lover who remains in denial about the breakup. Through the chorus, she makes it abundantly clear that a reconciliation is “never gonna happen” while recounting various instances of his refusal to accept the reality. The upbeat melody contrasts with the straightforward, almost curt lyrics, creating an engaging juxtaposition.

Fun fact: “It’s Not Me, It’s You” delves into a broader range of topics than Allen’s debut album. From relationships to societal observations, Allen used this album to solidify her position as a keen observer of human behavior and relationships.

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