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Say something, I'm giving up on you
I'll be the one, if you want me to
Anywhere, I would've followed you
Say something, I'm giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head

I know nothing at all

And I will stumble and fall
I'm still learning to love
Just starting to crawl

Say something, I'm giving up on you
I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you
Anywhere, I would've followed you
Say something, I'm giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride
You're the one that I love
And I'm saying goodbye

Say something, I'm giving up on you
And I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you
And anywhere, I would've followed you

Say something, I'm giving up on you

Say something, I'm giving up on you
Say something

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    Eco7Dec 18, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    This isn't just about two people who know each other and don't have courage to talk to each other. I know exactly what this is, because I've been through it. It's about being in a relationship and loving the person (through action) more than they seem to love you.

    Maybe you moved too fast? Maybe they don't realize you are that in love with them? maybe they just haven't shown they feel the same?

    Either way "Say something, I'm giving up on you", to me, means "Please! I love you! I don't feel it back from you! Give me something! Anything!"

    And the rest of the song is him saying it hurts, because he loves her/him, but can't continue as it's killing him to feel not as loved in return. So either whoever he's singing to needs to confess their love for him, or he must end it to spare his own heart.
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    UnregisteredDec 17, 2013 at 4:20 am
    I believe this song is about two people who know each other and neither one of them has the courage to talk to the other. It reminds me of high school where people make eye contact and in that moment see an unlit candle in them but won't light it. it also is like the friend zone to get out you have to walk to the light and embrace it.
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    UnregisteredDec 20, 2013 at 3:55 am
    This song is amazing! I believe this song is about a relationship where the guy or girl is tired of being hurt so they breakup but yet the one that love is still deeply in love with this other person. This song makes me cry every time I absolutely adore this song..i can totally connect with this of the best songs I've heard. Its so touchy I don't understand how anyone could hate this song.
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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2013 at 3:44 am
    I believe that this song is about a relationship and he's afraid of loosing her. Also that he doesn't want to get his heart broken and that he truly cares about her and he doesn't want anything bad to happen to her. Also you have to do what your heart believes in and to trust your instincts. Also you are probably afraid of loosing the person that you care about so much and don't want anything to happen to them.. Afraid to act like yourself.
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    UnregisteredJan 1, 2014 at 3:32 am
    This reminds me of my friendship with my best friend in the whole entire world even universe. We met in 9th grade from the first time she sat in my seat on accident to her joining in on my conversation about my obsession with a certain boy pop singer. Sadly this year she was a lot sadder and always trying to force a smile for me even though I could see the tears . She always talked about how much she loved me and how much wanted to just be happy . She stopped telling me her true feelings no matter how much I called to her and just like the song I was giving up I wanted to be there for her she committed suicide. And I hate to be e bring the suicide story but this song just reminded me of everything I felt when I was with her I didn't love her as a a girlfriend but she was my sister and I would have gone all over the world just to help her. I wish I had never given up. So bestow I know your watching out there "I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you anywhere I would have followed you and I will swallow my pride your the one that I love and I'm saying goodbye".

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