What Is Sam Smith's "HIM" About? The Lyrics Have A Really Powerful Meaning


Sam Smith is back, my babies. The sweet prince of heartbreak has made his glorious return with his second album The Thrill Of It All, and just as expected, people are sobbing over just about every song. But one song in particular has fans in the fetal position on the floor. It's called "HIM," and its lyrics will mess you up. So what is Sam Smith's "HIM" about? The lyrics tell a really powerful story.

The album itself is a mix of love songs and heartbreak songs. It definitely has some more happier tunes than his first album In The Lonely Hour had, but it wouldn't be Sam Smith if he didn't wreck our emotions for most of the record, so here we are, ugly crying while listening to "HIM." The song is basically about Smith's sexuality and grappling with the feeling that there's no place in religion for him because he's gay. The song starts off with,

Fans are in love with the song, saying it's one of the best on the album.

The rest of Sam Smith's "HIM" lyrics go:

Smith has another song about his struggles with religion on The Thrill Of It All.

In Sam Smith's "Pray," he sings about not having any interest in religion — he's "turned his back" on it. But sometimes — in desperate, confusing times — praying is the only solution you can think of. He sings,

Listening to "HIM" and "Pray" proves Smith has been thinking about religion a lot since In The Lonely Hour. If you're not ready to sob for the next couple of hours, then don't listen to The Thrill Of It All until you get home from work/school/life today. You'll need your bed for comfort.