Madison Vanderberg
May 10, 2018 10:43 am

Selena Gomez has done it again: the multi-hyphenate is back with another breathless banger and, after pulling apart the lyrics, we’re pretty certain this song is about Justin Bieber. Gomez’s new single “Back To You” is featured on the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 soundtrack — but after a careful analysis of the lyrics, we feel it has less to do with the Netflix series and everything to do with Gomez’s relationship with Justin Bieber.

Lyrics like “Let a couple years water down how I’m feeling about you,” sounds like she’s alluding to their major break from 2014 to 2017. “When I’m lying close to someone else. You’re stuck in my head and I can’t get you out of it,” sounds like bad news for The Weeknd. And the chorus “I know I’d go back to you,” is pretty cut-and-dry — those two were on-and-off for all of 2012 through 2014 and then reunited again last year after the aforementioned three-year breakup.

Gomez hasn’t confirmed that “Back To You” is about Bieber, though she called it a “special record” in a recent interview.

Below, the full lyrics to “Back To You.”

Took you like a shot
Thought that I could chase you with the cold evening
Let a couple years water down how I’m feeling about you (feeling about you)
And every time we talk
Every single word builds up to this moment
And I gotta convince myself I don’t want it, even though I do (even though I do)

You could break my heart in two
But when it heals, it beats for you
I know its forward but it’s true
I wanna hold you when I’m not supposed to
When I’m lying close to someone else
You’re stuck in my head and I can’t get you out of it
If I could do it all again
I know I’d go back to you
I know I’d go back to you
I know I’d go back to you

We never got it right
Playing and replaying old conversations
Overthinking every word and I hate it
‘Cause it’s not me (‘Cause it’s not me)
And what’s the point in hiding
And everybody knows we got unfinished business
And I regret it if I didn’t say this isn’t what it could be (isn’t what it could be)

You could break my heart in two
But when it heals, it beats for you
I know its forward but it’s true
I wanna hold you when I’m not supposed to
When I’m lying close to someone else
You’re stuck in my head and I can’t get you out of it
If I could do it all again
I know I’d go back to you
I know I’d go back to you
I know I’d go back to you
I’d go back to you
I’d go back to you
What was there wasn’t sure
But I’d go back to you
I know I’d go back to you

You can break my heart in two
But when it heals, it beats for you
I know its forward but it’s true
Won’t lie, I’d go back to you
You know, my thoughts are running loose
It’s just a thing you make me do
And I could fight, but what’s the use
I know I’d go back to you

You can watch the lyric video for “Back To You” above.

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