Justin Bieber Opens Up About His Past Struggles in His New Song "Changes"

Carolyn Twersky
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From Seventeen

  • Justin Bieber's new album, Changes, is filled with lyrics about his wife, Hailey Badlwin.
  • The titular song is also really meaningful, and it's all about moving on from his complicated past.

Justin Bieber's journey has not been easy, and it has all played out for the public to see. Over the past year, though, the singer has been working hard to make amends for the mistakes he made in the past. He has apologized and explained himself a lot, he has gotten married, and now, he has released a new album. Changes is filled with songs about his new wife, Hailey Baldwin, but the most eye-opening track may be the titular one, which is all about how he is moving on from his dark past. So, to really get the most out of "Changes," here are all of the lyrics and what they really mean.

[Verse 1]
Some days I move like water
Some days I burn like fire
Some days I wanna push further
Some days I wanna do nothin'



In Justin's docuseries, Seasons, he opened up about his struggle with mental health. This first verse of the song is most likely a description of the way he feels from day to day. Some days are great, but some days, it feels impossible to even get out of bed.

[Pre-Chorus]
And I just wanna be the best of me
Even though sometimes we might disagree
So that I can be the best for you
That's all I wanna do



Over the past few years, Justin has made it a priority to get healthy, and I'm sure one of the catalysts to do so was his marriage to Hailey. He wants to make sure he is healthy for her, because he cares so much about her.

[Chorus]
I'm goin' through changes
I'm goin' through changes
Though I'm goin' through changes
Don't mean that I'll change





While he's getting better, getting sober, and figuring things out, he is still the same guy he was when we fell in love with him on YouTube all those years ago.


[Verse 2]
Sometimes I'll go to sleep early
Sometimes I can't close my eyes
Sometimes I smile like it's all good
Even though there's pain underneath it



Again, in this verse he’s describing his personal struggles and day to day ups and downs. Sometimes, you don't know how you're going to wake up feeling. Because Justin is in the public eye, there were probably many times when he had to pretend like he was OK, when really, he wasn't.

[Pre-Chorus]
I just wanna be the best of me
Even though sometimes I forget to breathe
So that I can be the best for you
That's all I wanna do





[Chorus]
I be goin' through changes
I'm goin' through changes
Though I'm goin' through changes
Don't mean that I'll change
Yeah, I'm goin' through changes
I'm goin' through changes (Ooh, yes I am)
Though I'm goin' through changes (That's right)
Don't mean that I'll change, woah

[Outro]
La-da-da-da-dum, la-da-da-da-dum
La-da-da-da-dum, la-da-da-da-dum, no
La-da-da-da-dum, la-da-da-da-dum
I'm going through changes
No, I ain't changed, yeah
Uh, people change, circumstances change
But God always remains the same
















Justin is very open about his religion and his love for God. His faith probably helped him a lot as he was going through these changes.




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