If I Can’t Have You
Song by Shawn Mendes
Released: 3 May 2019
“If I Can’t Have You” is the upbeat, The 1975-inspired track that marks the beginning of Shawn Mendes‘ fourth musical era after the May 2018 release of his third studio album, Shawn Mendes.
In an interview with Beats 1, Shawn described the song as a “confident pop record” and went on to say that
This is the one that consistently every time I play it for myself, or for friends and family, it has just given people ‘that’ smile.
Oh, I’m good at keeping my distance
I know that you’re the feeling I’m missing
You know that I hate to admit it
But everything means nothing if I can’t have you
I can’t write one song that’s not about you
Can’t drink without thinking about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can’t have you?