So you've finally chosen the perfect selfie to post on Instagram. You've edited the lighting and added your filters, but now comes the hardest part: adding a clever caption. You want something that's short and sweet, but it can't be too predictable or cheesy. It has to be something that'll make people react but also, you don't want it to look like you're trying too hard. This takes you about a solid 10 minutes (or more) and even then, you're not super confident in the caption you came up with. But you know what would make this process a whole lot easier? Using Camila Cabello's song lyrics for inspiration!
Aside from giving us addictive hits like "Havana" and inspiring us to take salsa dancing lessons, the songstress has also given us the gift of clever caption ideas through her powerful lyrics. In those verses, we noticed lines that have the potential to take throwback shots and squad pics to a whole new level. Don't believe us? See some of the most relatable lyrics that could fit perfectly with your Instagram photos.
Lyric Caption: "No, I think I'll stay in tonight. Skip the conversations and the 'oh, I'm fine's."
We all know the feeling. We'll happily agree to meet up for girls' night on a Friday but when that day actually comes, all we really want to do is watch Netflix until we fall asleep. So of course, on the night of, we'll come up with creative excuses to get out of it. But if you prefer to be straight with your BFFs or you come down with a serious case of FOMO, you can always post a cute selfie to show just how much fun you're already having on your own — using a quote from Camila's "Real Friends."
Lyric Caption: "If it didn't kill me, then I'm half alive."
If you're a workout buff, then you probably felt this one on a spiritual level. Yes, intense workouts can be just as draining as dysfunctional relationships, like Camila's talking about in "Something's Gotta Give.". Certain workouts will legit make you feel like you're dying in the process. And when it's over you feel, as Camila put it, half alive.
Lyric Caption: "You're still the one I'm after all these years."
It's always sweet for couples to celebrate milestones with adorable pics and heartfelt (essay-length) captions. But who says they have to be super lengthy to be romantic? Although there's nothing wrong with going into detail about how you feel about that special someone, a short phrase can be just as effective. This is just one cute example from "All These Years" out of many from her songs, by the way!
Lyric Caption: "Whatever trouble that you're thinking, I could get into it"
It could be that gorgeous bikini pic of you at the beach or one of the 800 selfies you took while in the bathroom at Target. Either way, we all know that sexy pics can leave quite an impression on their own. But if you really want to take it to the next level, this caption from "Into It" might do the trick. And who knows, maybe it'll get the attention of your crush... *Winks*
Lyric Caption: "4 AM, bloom like a rose."
This one from "OMG" is for the fellow night owls who shamelessly binge-watch shows until 2 a.m. or sacrifice tons of sleep to get last-minute assignments done. We've had our fair share of all-nighters when 10-page papers were due (and we may have stayed up watching Riverdale a couple of times). But this is actually the perfect opportunity to prove that you look just as *flawless* at four in the morning.
Lyric Caption: "I'm just not killin' it today"
The bus comes half an hour late. Your latte spills all over your clothes. Your boss yells at you for being late. And to top it all off, you bump into not one, but two of your exes... while you're having the worst hair day. It's the kind of morning that make Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day sound like a fairy tale. But if you're brave enough to post an honest selfie of you looking a total mess, this lyric from "Not Killin' It Today" should sum it up perfectly.
Lyric Caption: "I know what you did last summer"
Not to confuse this with the mediocre slasher flick from 1997, but this haunting line from Camila and Shawn Mendes's duet, ,"I Know What You Did Last Summer" is perfect if you want to show off your mysterious side with a darker, edgier selfie. It might also come in handy for Halloween season if you dress up as something extra spooky, like a ghost or zombie. Just don't be surprised if your friends complain that it gave them nightmares.
Lyric Caption: "Bad and boujee, thick and pretty"
Pics with BFFs are so precious, which is why it's important that the captions be on-point. As for this particular line from Cami's "OMG," it not only has a ring to it, but it's also pretty much synonymous with "squad goals." If we're ever on the lookout for new friends, we just might use this to make our checklist.
Lyric Caption: "I still feel everything when you are near"
It's the perfect way to make your bae blush and remind them of how special they are. The lyric from "All These Years" can accompany a really cute shot of that person, or maybe it could be a romantic pic of the two of you. But regardless, expect to see countless "awws" and heart-eye emojis in your comments section.
Lyric Caption: "Loving you was sunshine, but then it poured"
So you just broke up with your partner of several years and now you're devastated. But to help you get some closure on this chapter of your life, you decide to post one last selfie, confirming to the world that it's definitely over. Some people post lengthy captions that include a detailed breakdown of went wrong (which is totally fine), but if you prefer to keep those details private, this poetic line will suffice.
Lyric Caption: "Am I out of my mind?"
Not too many people are bold enough to share photos proving that they, too, make stupid mistakes. But just in case you're that brave, this line from "Bad Things" feels fitting for such a post. Maybe you were naive enough to think that you could leave your nephew alone in the kitchen for five minutes, or maybe you splurged on expensive new shoes, even though you're supposed to be on a strict budget. Honestly, it happens to the best of us.
Lyric Caption: "She loves control, she wants it her way"
Sure, this lyric from "She Loves Control" might be referring to a sassy seductress, but it could also serve as the perfect caption for any pet owner with a stubborn four-legged friend. We know it sounds random, but think about it. Has your dog ever decided to photobomb your selfie at the last minute? Or has your cat ever refused to budge when they’re in your way? This line can perfectly capture those moments!
Lyric Caption: "I'm running for the crown"
It could be that hilarious candid of you trying to beat an opponent while you're bowling, or a pic of you struggling to keep up in an actual race. Whether you're winning or losing, your Instagram friends will know that you never give up easily when you use this Camila Cabello "Crown" lyric as an Instagram caption. Talk about inspirational!
Lyric Caption: "Can I run away to somewhere beautiful?"
Life can get way too overwhelming at times. And while awesome naps can be helpful, nothing really beats taking a needed vacation to somewhere beautiful. This caption would be perfect for so many situations, from a shot of all that paperwork you've yet to get through to a hilarious candid of you looking bored at an office event.
Lyric Caption: "What can I say, it's complicated"
Throwback Thursdays are honestly one of our favorite things about Instagram. It’s the perfect opportunity to relive old memories and, even better, to show off our silly side by reminiscing the most hilarious moments. If you’re unapologetically goofy like our girl Camila and you’ve got a few snaps to prove it, definitely consider this line as the caption.
Lyric Caption: "I'm cut like a diamond"
Diamonds are made as a result of going through tons of pressure, much like our bodies whenever we break a sweat. So of course, it would be fitting to say that after months of consistently training to get in better shape, your body is cut like a sparkly diamond. You might want to consider this line the next time you want to show off your progress!