Tove Lo is a Swedish singer-songwriter known for her raw and honest lyrics. Her song “Don’t Talk About It” is a perfect example of her ability to capture complex emotions in a simple yet powerful way.
The first verse of “Don’t Talk About It” sets the tone for the rest of the song. Tove sings about a past relationship that she’s trying to move on from, but can’t seem to forget.
She sings, “I’m trying to forget, but I can’t let it go / I’m walking away, but it’s crawling slow / It’s like a bad dream that I just can’t shake.”
The chorus of “Don’t Talk About It” is catchy and memorable, but also conveys a sense of sadness and longing. Tove sings, “Don’t talk about it, don’t talk about it / Don’t bring it up, don’t bring it up / It hurts too much, it hurts too much.”
In the second verse of “Don’t Talk About It,” Tove reflects on the good times she shared with her ex-partner. She sings, “We had something real, but it’s gone now / And I can’t help but wonder how / We let it slip away.”
The bridge of “Don’t Talk About It” is a moment of vulnerability for Tove. She admits that she’s still in love with her ex, but knows that she needs to move on. She sings, “I still feel you in my bones / But I know I can’t go home / I have to find my own way.”
The outro of “Don’t Talk About It” brings the song to a haunting close. Tove repeats the chorus one last time before the music fades away.
“Don’t Talk About It” is a moving song that speaks to anyone who has ever struggled to let go of a past relationship. Tove Lo’s raw and honest lyrics make the song feel personal and relatable. If you haven’t heard it yet, give it a listen.