The Meaning of Demi Lovato’s “You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore” Confirmed

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Demi Lovato JUST released a third song off of her highly anticipated album, Tell Me You Love Me, but it wasn’t long until her devoted Lovatics started to speculate just who the song was about.

After listening to “You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore,” many believed that the song was about an ex-lover. Maybe Wilmer Valderrama or Joe Jonas?

With lyrics like, “I see the future without you // The hell was I doing in the past? // Now that I’ve learnt all about you // A Love like ours just wouldn’t last,” it’s not surprising that fans would immediately assume that the song is about a certain someone from her past.

Well, it is… but it’s probably not who you’re thinking of.

Obviously, from a first listen, the song sounds like the typical breakup song in which the person realizes they simply don’t need their bae anymore. HOWEVER, one fan theorized that the song might have a deeper meaning. One user’s tweet, “If the song is about her old self then it is literally ten times even better and more impactful,” was framed in an Instagram post for Demi to see:

Hey @ddlovato 🤔

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Luckily for the fan, the singer actually did come across their analysis of the song and confirmed the theory by responding in the comment section, “Well done. It is.” Kinda puts the song in a whole new perspective, doesn’t it?

Since the song is actually about her old self as opposed to an old lover, this just means that “You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore” isn’t the song Demi was nervous about releasing to the public. Guess we’ll just have to wait until the release of her new album on September 29 to find out which song she was talking about.