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Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez: Is ‘Strong’ Duet On Ode To Their Rocky Romance?

Sat, October 17, 2015 10:34pm EDT by 8 Comments

This. Is. BEYOND! Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s surprise duet, ‘Strong’, is setting the Internet on fire — especially since the song sounds like an anthem dedicated to their epic love story.

FactJustin Bieber, 21, and Selena Gomez, 23, make pretty sweet music together. We know this because the former couple dropped a song titled “Strong” on Drake’s OVO Sound Radio late Oct. 17, and even after the first verse, it’s clear that the sultry, sexy jam tells the story of how these two fell in love — then fell apart. To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!


“There’s no sophistication in my lack of patience. I’m just wishing you were better at communication,” sings Selena at the start of her duet with her former boyfriend. “As I sit here steady waiting, wishing that you would call my name.” From there, the song progresses into a literal back and forth between Selena and Justin, as each explains the heartbreak over a failed relationship and the struggle to understand where it all went wrong.

The duet, which came literally out of nowhere on Saturday night, has fans meticulously picking apart the lyrics, hoping to decipher clues as to what went wrong between Selena and Justin in real life. Their romance has had it’s share of ups and downs through the years, but the line that sticks out for most, sung by both Selena and Justin, may hint at a shared blame over the rocky road they’ve endured. “Wishing I was better at this damn thing, cause it’s just been too long and I can’t change.”

Crazy stuff! Read the rest of the lyrics below, Hollywoodlifers and let us know what you think — is this song really about Selena and Justin’s romance?!

“There’s no sophistication in my lack of patience
I’m just wishing you were better at communication
As I sit here steady waiting
Wishing that you would call my name in

Wishing I was better with the distance

It’s cause you’re the only one I’m really missing
Nobody else would be forgiving
Cause of all the love that you give me
All of the love that you give me
All of the love that you give me

Wishing I was better at this damn thing
Cause it’s just been too long and I can’t change
Wishing I was better at this damn thing
Cause it’s just been too long and I can’t change

Gotta be strong, strong, strong
Gotta be strong, strong, strong

What should I do? Should I go?
Who do I talk to? Nobody knows
Who knows the answer to all of my question
When will I get over this, over this

Wishing I was better with the distance

It’s cause you’re the only one I’m really missing
Nobody else would be forgiving
Cause of all that love that you give me
All of the love that you give me
All of the love that you give me
(Wishing I was better at this damn thing
Cause it’s just been too long and I can’t change)
Wishing I was better at this damn thing
Cause it’s just been too long and I can’t change

Gotta be strong, strong, strong
Gotta be strong, strong, strong”

 

— Dina Sartore-Bodo