Lewis Capaldi is back with another song to slow dance to with your partner as the winter surrounds us this December. The “Pointless” title can be misleading, as the singer talks about his life having no meaning without his soulmate.
“Pointless” is the second single from Lewis Capaldi’s upcoming second studio album ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent.’ The lead single of the album was “Forget Me” which was released on September 9, 2022.
The songwriters on “Pointless” include Ed Sheeran along with Lewis. The lyrics explore how each other support and uplift in this relationship which make them whole together. There is a stream of give-and-take between this couple that keeps them wanting each other.
Lewis Capaldi “Pointless” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
In the song, Lewis Capaldi talks about all the different ways he takes care of his partner. From little things such as bringing water for her to drink or making a card for her birthday to taking her out to fancy restaurants, the singer does not take her for granted.
In return, his partner offers him a lot more than he could otherwise afford. She is the one who makes everything a little brighter for him. She makes him a better person. Most importantly, she takes him as he is–all his flaws and imperfections.
It is noteworthy that Lewis Capaldi holds his partner in the highest regard. This is evident in lyrics such as below;
I light the fire when it’s cold out
And she lights up the room
It always seems like she has the ability to do the things that Lewis cannot. In the above lyrics, the singer has the ability to make a fire and make a cold room warm. Yes, the fire gives out light. But she is the one who lights up the room. In this song, there is a clear contrast between the physical and emotional aspects of the things each of them brings to the table. Being a successful artist, Lewis may be able to afford many materialistic luxuries. But you cannot buy peace of mind or being a better person. This is what she brings to the table. For this reason, he is forever grateful.
It takes a special someone to understand you and connect with you on a deeper level as described in the song. This bond gives a lot more meaning to life than it would by himself. So, it definitely will feel as if life is pointless without them.
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Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.