Jonas Brothers' Hesitate lyrics are a "love letter" Joe wrote for Sophie Turner

7 June 2019, 13:20 | Updated: 7 June 2019, 14:31

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Joe Jonas has turned a Jonas Brothers song on new album, Happiness Begins, into a love letter to his wife Sophie Turner. Read the emotional meaning behind the lyrics to 'Hesitate' here.

For the first time in ten years, the Jonas Brothers have just released a brand new album which means they're officially officially back and they're better than ever.

Kevin, Joe and Nick dropped Happiness Begins on Friday (June 7) and the album is full of songs about their own splintered relationship as brothers and their respective relationships with their flawless wives (the Jonas sisters; Danielle Jonas, Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra).

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Fans are already taking deep dives into the lyrics and pulling out the most heartwarming, most heartbreaking and most romantic lines on each of the tracks. But there's one song that's got everyone in their feelings and it's called 'Hesitate'.

Before the album dropped, Nick described to Billboard that the song was Joe's "love letter" to Sophie. Speaking to Apple Music later on, Joe said that he "wrote it for [his] significant other, Sophie, and it's one of those love letters that you write to your partner saying, 'I'll be there no matter what.'"

Now the lyrics are out, it stands out as one of the most emotional songs on the album - and fans are already melting over the lyrics.

What is the meaning behind Jonas Brothers' 'Hesitate' lyrics?

Joe Jonas wrote Hesitate as a love letter to Sophie Turner
Joe Jonas wrote Hesitate as a love letter to Sophie Turner. Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

Over the past few weeks, Joe and Sophie have been incredibly open about their relationship. Sophie has also taken time to bravely speak about her own mental health and how Joe has helped her to love herself.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Sophie said that when they first met, “I was going through this phase of being very mentally unwell....He was, like, ‘I can’t be with you until you love yourself, I can’t see you love me more than you love yourself.’ That was something, him doing that. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.”

In the chorus of the 'Hesitate' lyrics, Joe sings "I will take your pain / And put it on my heart / I won't hesitate / Just tell me where to start / I thank the oceans for giving me you / You saved me once and now I'll save you too / I won't hesitate for you."

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Sophie also opened up about how Joe put her before himself. Speaking to Glamour UK, she said “A lot of [my happiness now] is to do with being with a person I’ve fallen in love with, who loves me more than he loves himself, and who wants to see me find my own happiness."

The lyrics to the song (or should we say, love letter) reflect that heartwarming aspect of their relationship, with Joe singing 'Kiss the tears right off your face / Won't get scared, that's the old, old, old me / I'll be there time and place / Lay it on me, all you're hold, hold, holding."

I can neither confirm nor deny that I am crying right now. Joe did what he had to do, and it was stunning.

Read the 'Hesitate' lyrics in full below:

[Verse 1: Joe Jonas]
Kiss the tears right off your face
Won't get scared, that's the old, old, old me
I'll be there time and place
Lay it on me, all you're hold, hold, holding

[Pre-Chorus: Joe Jonas]
Time, time only heals if we work through it now
And I promise we'll figure this out

[Chorus: Joe Jonas]
I will take your pain
And put it on my heart
I won't hesitate
Just tell me where to start
I thank the oceans for giving me you
You saved me once and now I'll save you too
I won't hesitate for you

[Verse 2: Nick Jonas]
Don't you ever say goodbye
Cross my heart, and you can keep, keep, keep mine
If I could only read your mind
Then I could map out all the ways to make it right

[Pre-Chorus: Nick Jonas]
Time, time only heals if we work through it now
I, I promise we'll figure this out

[Chorus: Nick Jonas]
I will take your pain
And put it on my heart
I won't hesitate
Just tell me where to start
I thank the oceans for giving me you
You saved me once and now I'll save you too
I won't hesitate for you

[Bridge: Joe Jonas, Joe Jonas & Nick Jonas]
Pull me close and I'll hold you tight
Don't be scared 'cause I'm on your side
Know there's nothing I wouldn't do for you
Pull me close and I'll hold you tight
Don't be scared 'cause I'm on your side
Know there's nothing I wouldn't do for you

[Chorus: Joe Jonas, Joe Jonas & Nick Jonas]
I will take your pain
And put it on my heart
I won't hesitate
Just tell me where to start
I thank the oceans for giving me you
You saved me once and I'll save you too
I won't hesitate for you