Don Stuff, Part 5: “without You” song meaning

My daughters hate that when I like a song I want to know all about the lyrics and what the song means. They won’t engage with me on this amazing song by Kid Laroi called “Without You.”

First, let’s establish that it’s a good song. If you say nobody makes good music these days, you’re wrong. This song has pain, emotion, and a good story.

But what is that story? Care to state your opinion?

My girls think Kid Laroi broke up with his girlfriend because she cheated on him (calls her a “ho”). And when she did, he couldn’t forgive her and ended it …and now regrets it. Me? I think she broke up with him because he was walking around telling people he’s not serious about her and he told someone, “you can’t make a wife out of a ho'” and it got back to his girlfriend and now he deeply regrets saying that awful thing.

Or do you hear a different story. Weigh in. Lyrics below the video. Sing along.

p.s. look at his bangs!!!

You cut out a piece of me, and now I bleed internally
Left here without you (no, no, no), without you (ooh, ooh)
And it hurts for me to think about what life could possibly be like
Without you (no, no, no), without you (no, no)I can’t believe that you wouldn’t believe me
Fuck all of your reasons
I lost my shit, you know I didn’t mean it
Now I see it, you run and repeat it
And I can’t take it back, so in the past is where we’ll leave it, uhSo there you go, oh
Can’t make a wife out of a ho, oh
I’ll never find the words to say I’m sorry
But I’m scared to be aloneYou cut out a piece of me, and now I bleed internally
Left here without you (no, no, no), without you (ooh, ooh)
And it hurts for me to think about what life could possibly be like
Without you (no, no, no), without you (no, no)Oh-oh, woah-oh, oh-oh, woah
Oh-oh, woah-oh, oh-oh, woah
Without you, without you, ooh
Oh-oh, woah-oh, oh-oh, woah
Oh-oh, woah-oh, oh-oh, woah
Without you, without youIt’s gon’ be hard here on my own
And even harder to let you go, I
Really wish that we, could’ve got this rightSo here I go, oh
Can’t make a wife out of a ho, oh
I’ll never find the words to say I’m sorry
But I’m scared to be alone (oh)You cut out a piece of me, and now I bleed internally
Left here without you (no, no, no), without you (ooh, ooh)
And it hurts for me to think about what life could possibly be like
Without you (no, no, no), without you (no, no)Oh-oh, woah-oh, oh-oh, woah
Oh-oh, woah-oh, oh-oh, woah
Without you, without you (no, no, no)

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