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"Trust My Lonely" is a song by Alessia Cara. It was released on October 5, 2018 and serves as the third single for her upcoming second studio album, The Pains of Growing.[1]

Background and Release

On September 27, 2018, Cara confirmed via her Twitter account that she would be releasing a new single called Trust My Lonely on October 5th.[1] When the song was released, Cara stated that the writing process was simple and that the song "came pretty quickly" since she was just venting[2] and that the song was written entirely by herself in her bedroom while she was having doubts about writing the album alone.[3]

Theme

Cara described the meaning of the song in a Twitter post following its release. It talks about learning to let go, as well as fighting against her own personal "demons". Cara has stated that the song is also about the end of a toxic relationship and cutting the problematic person off.[4]

Music Video

The music video was released on October 5, 2018, the same day as the song. It features Cara dancing around in various locations, including a beach and a field of grass, while wearing the same suit from the Growing Pains video. It features plenty of bright colors, which she confirmed is meant to represent the line, "My world is brighter by itself".[5]

Alessia Cara - Trust My Lonely

Alessia Cara - Trust My Lonely

Lyrics

It's time I let you go
I made the mistake, go writing your name on my heart
'Cause you colours showed
But it was too late, you left me stained, called it art
Do you crave control?
I've been your doll, that you poke for fun too long
So you should go
Don't look back, I won't come back
Can't do that no more

Go get your praise from someone else
You did a number on my health
My world is brighter by itself
And I can do better, do better
You and I were swayin' on the ropes
I found my footing on my own
I'm a-okay, I'm good as gold
And I can do better, do better alone
Alone, alone

There ain't no love 'round here
I loved you once, but it made me dumb
Now I'm seeing it way too clear
You hurt me numb, and for that I've run out of time
To have pain to feel (Pain to feel)
I've been your game
Just taking the blame for too long
Get on out of here
Don't look back, I won't come back
Can't do that no more

Go get your praise from someone else
You did a number on my health
My world is brighter by itself
And I can do better, do better
You and I were swayin' on the ropes
I found my footing on my own
I'm a-okay, I'm good as gold
And I can do better, do better alone

Don't you know that you're bad for me?
I gotta trust my lonely
Don't you know that you're bad for me?
I gotta trust my lonely
Don't you know you're no good for me?
I gotta trust my lonely
Don't you know you're no good for me?
I gotta trust my lonely

Go get your praise from someone else
You did a number on my health
My world is brighter by itself
And I can do better, do better
You and I were swayin' on the ropes
I found my footing on my own
I'm a-okay, I'm good as gold
And I can do better, do better alone

Don't you know that you're bad for me?
I gotta trust my lonely
Don't you know that you're bad for me?
I gotta trust my lonely
Don't you know you're no good for me?
I gotta trust my lonely
Don't you know you're no good for me?
I gotta trust my lonely


Audio

Trivia

  • The background falling at the end of the video was a "happy accident".[6]

References

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