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"Never Be the Same" (originally titled I'll Never Be the Same) is the second single and first track off Camila Cabello's debut studio album, Camila.[1] It was released on December 7, 2017 along with its radio version in which some drug related words were censored and changed and it's featured as the eleventh track on the album's standard edition.

The song was written by Cabello, Adam Feeney, Leo Rami Dawod, Jacob Ludwig Olofsson, Noonie Bao and Sasha Sloan.

Background Edit

Epic Records Confirming Never Be The Same

Poster confirming "Never Be The Same" as second single off Camila.[2]

Camila announced the song whilst doing a fan Q&A in the UK. On June 24, 2017, she performed it at B96's Summer Bash at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.[3] Then, on December 6, 2017, Camila posted the lyrics, along with the song's artwork, in her Twitter account to promote the song, that was released the next day.[4] The song was released on December 7, 2017, with the pre-order of the album, Camila. She uploaded the audio on her VEVO channel on Youtube and Spotify. On December 21, 2017, Camila revealed the official tracklist of her debut studio album, Camila which the song is featured as the first track.[5] On December 27, 2017, she introduced the song in a tweet by presenting a snippet accompanied by a gif where some lyrics were shown.[6] Never Be the Same reached #1 at Hot Adult Contemporary Radio

Country version Edit

On April 24, 2018, Camila tweeted "i. HAVE. A SURPRISE. FOR YOU. THIS WEEK". More later, a second version of "Never Be the Same" was registered which the country music singer, Kane Brown, was featured in. On April 26, Camila officially announced the new version of the song on her social medias and the new version was released worldwide that midnight.[7] The remix has reached #1 on US iTunes.[8]

Composition Edit

"Never Be the Same" is a mid-tempo ballad that comprises R&B rhythms. Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of pain-is-pleasure type of love. Cabello sings of an addictive love in "Never Be the Same", singing in the chorus "It's you, babe/ And I'm a sucker for the way that you move, babe/ And I could try to run, but it would be useless/ You're to blame/ Just one hit, you will know I'll never ever, ever be the same." Additionally, it features booming drums and echoed effects.[9][10]

Commercial performance Edit

The song impacted radio on January 9, 2018, but due to its unforeseen success upon release, it had already entered the top 40 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. The song entered at number 61 on the US Billboard Hot 100 as the week's top debut with 30,000 copies sold and 6.1 million streams for its first week of release. "Never Be the Same" fell to number 98 in its second week on the Hot 100, due to low radio impact; the song, however, was sent to radio on January 9, 2018. The song fell off the chart the following week, however, it later re-entered at number 71, following the premiere of the unofficial music video posted on Cabello's personal YouTube channel. Following the release of the parent album, the song surged from number 65 to a new peak of number 30, becoming her fourth solo top 40 Hot 100 hit. It has since peaked at number 6.[11]

Music video Edit

An accompanying, however unofficial music video for "Never Be the Same" was released on Cabello's personal YouTube channel on December 29, 2017. The video is a montage of real footage, which includes Cabello's infancy, childhood and adolescence. It mainly includes footage from moments she had in 2017, such as receiving awards at the 2017 MTV EMAs and Billboard Women in Music, performing live and also clips from her previous music videos, "Crying in the Club" and "Havana".

The official music video, directed by Grant Singer, was released on March 8, 2018.[12] The video features a mix of professional shots with Cabello wearing couture in modern landscapes, juxtaposed against amateurish footage of her in a robe in a hotel room.

Videos Edit

Gallery Edit

GalleryPicture "Yo sé que tú quieres mi cuerpo."
To view the Never Be The Same gallery, click here.

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Something must've gone wrong in my brain
Got your chemicals all in my veins
Feeling all the highs, feeling all the pain
Let go of the wheel, it’s the bullet lane
Now I’m seeing red, not thinking straight
Blurring all the lines, you intoxicate me

[Pre-Chorus]
Just like nicotine, heroine, morphine
Suddenly, I’m a fiend and you’re all I need
All I need, yeah, all I need

[Chorus]
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit, you will know I’ll never be the same
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit, you will know I’ll never ever, ever be the same

[Post-Chorus]
I’ll never be the same
I’ll never be the same
I’ll never be the same

[Verse 2]
Sneaking in L.A. when the lights are low
Off of one touch, I could overdose
You said, "stop playing it safe, girl, I wanna see you lose control"

[Pre-Chorus]
Just like nicotine, heroine, morphine
Suddenly, I’m a fiend and you’re all I need
All I need, ooh, yeah, you're all I need

[Chorus]
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one girl, you will know I’ll never be the same
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit, you will know I’ll never ever, ever be the same

[Post-Chorus]
I’ll never be the same
I’ll never be the same
I’ll never be the same

[Bridge]
You're in my blood, you're in my veins, you're in my head
You're in my blood, you're in my veins, you're in my head
You're in my blood, you're in my veins, you're in my head
You're in my blood, you're in my veins, you're in my head

[Chorus]
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit, you will know I’ll never be the same
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit, you will know I’ll never ever, ever be the same

[Outro]
Just one hit, you will know I’ll never ever, ever be the same

[Verse 1]
Something must've gone wrong in my brain
Got your chemicals all in my veins
Feeling all the highs, feel all the pain
Let go of the wheel, it's the borderline
Now I’m seeing red, not thinking straight
Blurring all the lines, you intoxicate me

[Pre-Chorus]
Just like nicotine, rushin' me, touching me
Suddenly, I’m a fiend and you’re all I need
All I need, yeah, you're all I need

[Chorus]
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit and you will know I’ll never be the same
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit and you will know I’ll never ever, ever be the same
I'll never be the same
I'll never be the same
I'll never be the same

[Verse 2]
Sneaking in L.A when the lights are low
Off of one touch I could overdose
He said, "Stop playing it safe, girl, I wanna see you lose control"

[Pre-Chorus]
Just like nicotine, rushin' me, touching me
Suddenly, I’m a fiend and you’re all I need
All I need, yeah, you're all I need

[Chorus]
It's you, babe
And I'm a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You're to blame
Just one hit and you will know I'll never be the same
It's you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit and you will know I’ll never ever, ever be the same
I'll never be the same
I'll never be the same
I'll never be the same

[Bridge]
You're in my blood, you're in my veins, you're in my head
You're in my blood, you're in my veins, you're in my head

[Chorus]
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit and you will know I’ll never be the same
It’s you, babe
And I’m a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You’re to blame
Just one hit and you will know I’ll never ever, ever be the same

[Verse 1: Camila Cabello]
Something must've gone wrong in my brain
Got your chemicals all in my veins
Feeling all the highs, feeling all the pain
Let go on the wheel, it’s the bullet lane
Now I'm seeing red, not thinking straight
Blurring all the lines, you intoxicate me

[Pre-Chorus: Camila Cabello]
Just like nicotine, heroin, morphine
Suddenly, I'm a fiend and you're all I need
All I need, yeah, you're all I need

[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
It's you, babe
And I'm a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You're to blame
Just one hit of you, I knew I'll never be the same
It's you, babe
And I'm a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You're to blame
Just one hit of you, I knew I'll never ever, ever be the same

[Post-Chorus: Camila Cabello & Kane Brown]
I'll never be the same
I'll never be the same
I'll never be the same
Never be the same

[Verse 2: Kane Brown]
Sneaking in L.A. when the lights are low
Off of one touch, I could overdose
You said, "Stop playing it safe
Boy, I wanna see you lose control"

[Pre-Chorus: Camila Cabello, Kane Brown, Both]
Just like nicotine, (nicotine) heroin, morphine (morphine)
Suddenly, I'm a fiend and you're all I need (all I need)
All I need, yeah, you're all I need

[Chorus: Camila Cabello, Kane Brown, Both]
It's you, babe
And I'm a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You're to blame
Just one hit of you, I knew I'll never be the same
It's you, babe
And I'm a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You're to blame, you're to blame
Just one hit of you, I knew I'll never ever, ever be the same

[Post-Chorus: Camila Cabello & Kane Brown]
I'll never be the same
Never be the same, girl
I'll never be the same
I'll never be the same
I'll never be the same
And now

[Bridge: Camila Cabello, Kane Brown, Both]
You're in my blood, you're in my veins, you're in my head (I blame)
You're in my blood, you're in my veins, you're in my head (I'm sayin')

[Chorus: Camila Cabello, Kane Brown, Both]
It's you, babe
And I'm a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You're to blame (you're to blame)
Just one hit of you, I knew I'll never be the same
It's you, babe
And I'm a sucker for the way that you move, babe
And I could try to run, but it would be useless
You're to blame, you're to blame
Just one hit of you, I knew I'll never ever, ever be the same

Trivia Edit

  • Camila said the song is one of her favorites on the album.
  • The most notable change in the lyrics of the Radio edit version is "Just like nicotine, heroine, morphine..." to "Just like nicotine, rushin' me, touching me...
  • Camila recently revealed on Twitter the original name of the song was "Nicotine"
  • She said that she hoped it would be a single.[13]
    • Epic Records confirmed the song as the second single off Camila.

References Edit

Camila
January 12, 2018 • 36:55 • Epic Records, Syco Music, Sony Music
Songs
Released All These YearsConsequencesHavanaI Have QuestionsInside OutIn The DarkInto ItNever Be The SameShe Loves ControlSomething's Gotta GiveReal Friends
Scrapped Crying In The ClubIt's Only NaturalMust Be LoveOMGSangria WineScar TissueThe BoyOnly Told The Moon
Artists
Camila CabelloYoung Thug
Tour
Never Be The Same Tour