The global pop sensation serenades his wife for the 51-minute duration of the album about navigating their new life together and processing his own life changes as he savors in the salvation this blessed love from above brings. He's a star under the honeymoon spell, and whether the 17 tracks he released turn out to be chart-toppers or not, Bieber's No. 1 spot takes on a whole other form — in Hailey's heart.
Check out the 8 most romantic lyrics from Changes below.
"All Around Me"
"Anything's possible since you made my heart melt/ Gave me the best hand that I'd ever been dealt."
Over the years, Bieber has admitted to submitting himself to different vices, especially his heavy drug abuse that he notes in the fifth episode of his YouTube docuseries Justin Bieber: Seasons titled "The Dark Season." The beginning of the song, which suitably starts off this episode, explains how his life felt directionless before Hailey came into it: "Not sure what I was doing before ya/ I quit tryna figure it out." Describing her as "the best hand that I'd ever been dealt" signals something, rather someone, much better finally gives Bieber an exit out of this dark season and ushers him into a cathartic, marvelous one.
"Flowers open when they feel the sunlight/ Moonrise, tide change, right before our eyes/ Aggressive but softly, you place your lips on my lips/ We're each other's vice/ Our feelings, they go deep, deeper than the touching/ Deeper than the ocean, so we ain't never rushing through"
In the same vein as "All Around Me," Bieber affirms Hailey as his new, healthier vice, and the way he does so is by painting a picture of how the two slowly ushered into this romantic season. As nature moves graciously with the presence of a positive force — sunlight for the flowers, for example — Bieber's life can finally take on that new direction without forcing into this rekindled relationship with his old flame or pivoting in a predominanly sexual capacity. Although songs like "Yummy" on the album exclusively speak on their sex life, the 25-year-old artist purposefully reminds fans throughout the album that their loves goes deeper than a physical connection: "Our feelings, they go deep, deeper than the touching."
"Come Around Me"
"So when you come around me/ Treat me like you miss me/ Even though you've been with me/ When you come around me/ Do me like you miss me/ Even though you've been with me"
"Come Around Me" does come around to the sensual part of love that Bieber happily indulges in as a married man. Despite moving in with Hailey and spending time with her during their numerous travels and his constant recording sessions, he believes they can spice up their love if they act like they're not always physically together. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so why not fake it so you can make it feel more special?
"Been thinkin' 'bout you, can't get this vision out my head/ Got a grip, I'm holdin' onto every thing you say"
Hailey's professional modeling career naturally makes her a sight for sore eyes, and Bieber balances fawning over her beauty and recognizing her worth as his better half throughout Changes. But "Available" nods to the first, with Bieber tripping over her "vision" and gripping onto her "just to get you in my bed," erm, he meant "holdin' onto every thing you say."
"Would you watch the sun burn out with me forever, ever, ever, ever?/ You still intimidate me, keep me up on my toes now/ Better man, what you made me, made me aware of what I was missin'/ Been missin' the way you give me envision, babe/ Never thought I'd settle down, I cannot lie to myself/ I was busy focusin' on bein' by myself/ Set my feelings to the side, they all got dusty on the shelf/ You wiped them down when I had nothin' left"
Bieber still tip-toes around his betrothed, and it's palpable in the way his hands nervously shake before their wedding ceremony, which is the focus of Seasons' eigth episode. "Your life is just way more fun with that person, and you just become one," he told the camera as someone adjusted his tie. In the Post Malone– and Clever-assisted track, he sings about what it takes to keep their holy union "Forever," despite previously sabotaging any way for love to get into his life by concealing his feelings before Hailey finally unearthed them.
"Take It Out On Me"
"Yeah, I'm your plug/ Whatever you need, I'll make sure you get enough/ And when your battery gets low/ I'ma be the one to charge you up"
Bieber promises to turn around all of Hailey's bad days by positioning himself as a nourishing type of "plug" to recharge her to a happy and healthy state. His selflessness especially shines through if listeners have kept watching Seasons and witnessed Hailey's persistent care for her husband by watching over him in his hyperbaric oxygen chamber and reminding him when to take his medication. So this time around, Bieber flips the script and ressures her that their care for one another flows both ways.
"Skin sweeter than cinnamon/ Eyes deeper than the ocean"
"E.T.A." falls into place with similar shorthands for a quick hook-up, like "W.Y.A.?" But the Changes artist anchors some of the song's lyrics into a deeper appreciation for his significant other by the way he paints a picture of her, refusing to skim the surface with someone so special to him.
"That's What Love Is"
"I reach out to you, but my hands can't hold enough/ Enough of your greatness/ You teach me patience/ Like the best of our worlds collide/ Never understood what it meant/ It meant to submit to love/ So beyond what lust is"
He debuted this track at their private wedding reception in South Carolina, according to Seasons' most recent episode titled "The Wedding: Officially Mr. and Mrs. Bieber," to express their love as "so beyond what lust is" right after taking the ultimate step of their relationship. In the docuseries, Bieber says his love is "without even needing to touch her," and he embodies that through capturing how his hands fail to truly grasp all that Hailey means to him.
Listen to Changes below.