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Old Ways is a song by Demi Lovato which appears as the third track on her fifth album, Confident. Demi released a video on her official YouTube account on October 11, 2015 explaining the meaning behind "Old Ways".

Critical Reception

ANDPOP writer Merna Jibrail stated: "The message behind “Old Ways” is something many can relate to.. Leave the past in the past, Demi sure isn’t going back to the way she was. The melody is really different from the usual ‘Demi,’ which is a breath of fresh air. The bridge had us hyped up and led us to a great beat." [1]

Lyrics

It was fun playin' with knives
Until a blade
Stuck in the left side of my chest
Surprise
And I'm down again, I turn the page
The story's mine
No more watchin' the world from my doorstep
Passin' me by

And I just keep changin'
These colors, colors, colors, colors
I'm not in the same place
That I was, I was, I was, I was

But if somebody tells me
I'll go back to my old ways
I'm gonna say no way
I'm out of the doorway
I'm hearin' them all say
I'll go back to my old ways
Not goin' back to my old ways

Not goin' back to my old ways
(Not goin' back to my old ways)

Now I know what's good for me
All that I need
And I can't wait to sink my teeth in
And take another bite
And the best part about it
Is I'm the only who can do somethin' about it
I fill the well with some water, it's overflowin'
Black into gold
Who knew it'd be so bright without the blindfolds

And I just keep changin'
These colors, colors, colors, colors
I'm not in the same place
That I was, I was, I was, I was

But if somebody tells me
I'll go back to my old ways
I'm gonna say no way
I'm out of the doorway
I'm hearin' them all say
I'll go back to my old ways
Not goin' back to my old ways

Not goin' back to my old ways
(Not goin' back to my old ways)

Every scar
The flames burn the mark
I'm not afraid to fall
I'm spiraling
I'm spiraling
I pass the stars
I'm not burning out
I'm not afraid to fall
I'm not afraid anymore

And I just keep changin' my colors
These colors, colors, colors, colors
I'm not in the same place that I was, I was

And the best part about it
Is I'm the only who can do somethin' about it
I fill the well with some water, it's overflowin'
Black into gold
Who knew it'd be so bright without the blindfolds

And I just keep changin'
These colors, colors, colors, colors
I'm not in the same place
That I was, I was, I was, I was

But if somebody tells me
I'll go back to my old ways
I'm gonna say no way
I'm out of the doorway
I'm hearin' them all say
I'll go back to my old ways
Not goin' back to my old ways

Gallery

Demi Lovato - Old Ways (Audio Only)03:26

Demi Lovato - Old Ways (Audio Only)

References

  1. andpop.com - Confident Track-by-Track Review

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