In the first verse, he uses personification to bring reminders of his ex to life. For example,
I can see your dress hanging on the back of the doorI feel like it's staring me down, so I look to the floor
The chorus is directed to his past girlfriend, begging her to come and take the love back, as though it could be removed as easily as any object in the house. This is followed by the second verse, where he describes their love as water that he cannot escape,
Water's getting rough, swimming in your stuff, I just wanna get to the shoreI'm drowning in memories of you that I try to ignore
His expert use of metaphors, similes, and personification make it impossible to not fall in love with this song, a piece of true poetry.