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Sober is a single by Demi Lovato. It was released on all major streaming platforms on June 21, 2018.

Background & release

Demi surprsingly released this song on June 21, 2018 without announcing it in beforehand. She referred to this song being "her truth".[1]
In it, Demi admits to breaking her sobriety after she had just celebrated 6 years free from drugs & alcohol in March 2018, 3 months before the song was released.[2]
The song's release was accompanied by a simple lyric video which starts with a video montage with several flashbacks to her partying days. The series of clips also show Demi’s parents: Dianna & Patrick, other friends and loved ones, even her ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama.[3]
Even though some people thought this song might be about a past relapse Demi later confirmed that it was about a recent one and that she broke her six of sobriety.[4]
She performed the song live for the first time on June 24, 2018 and during that performance even started crying. However, after she performed the song she took to twitter to announce that she's "a new person with a new life" implying that she has overcome struggles following a relapse.[5] She also thanked her fans, friends and family and expressed how greatful she is for their support during such a hard time.[6]

Lyrics

I got no excuses
For all of these goodbyes
Call me when it's over
'Cause I'm dying inside
Wake me up when the shakes are gone
And the cold sweats disappear
Call me when it's over
And myself has reappeared

I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know why
I do it every, every, every time
It's only when I'm lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave
And I don't wanna fight
I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I'm lonely

Momma, I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore
And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor
To the ones who never left me
We've been down this road before
I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore

I'm sorry to my future love
For the man that left my bed
For making love the way I saved for you inside my head
And I'm sorry for the fans I lost
Who watched me fall again
I wanna be a role model
But I'm only human

I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know why
I do it every, every, every time
It's only when I'm lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave
And I don't wanna fight
I try and I try and I try and I try and I try
Just hold me, I'm lonely

Momma, I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore
And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor
To the ones who never left me
We've been down this road before
I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore
I'm not sober anymore

I'm sorry that I'm here again
I promise I'll get help
It wasn't my intention
I'm sorry to myself

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