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A Great Big World – Say Something lyrics

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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  • u
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    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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  • t
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    I think there's two different meanings here.

    1. Two people are in a relationship, whether a romantic one or a friendly one or whatever. They're trying to stick together but it's too late, it's too slow, there's nothing left. They want so badly to keep trying and going at it, but they're out of ways to make it better. Words don't work anymore, and the spark's just gone.

    2. Death, or illness. When someone you love is sinking away. You keep asking them to say something, to wake up, to stay. But as time goes on, their face is slowly taken from you and your memory. You forget how they smelled and how they felt. You forget their voice, and eventually you forget everything but their name. Your memories are just memories, and there's no more laughter, they cease to exist. The graffiti artist Banksy once said through one of his pieces, “I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.” That's the end, when nothing's left of the person except what you can dredge up by thinking really, really hard.
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  • u
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    A father and daughter. She's 19 years old and wants to live a life different than what mom and dad believes in. For years she keeps her secret. Finally she will tell her mom and dad her big secret. Why she feels the way she does. Will it tear the family apart. The dad's heart is breaking. Can he get to her in time. They want to understand and be supportive but only learning to crawl. The dad is willing to swallow his pride in hopes not to say goodbye.
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  • u
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    Two people are in a relationship and they love each other so badly but one day they argue and they go for weeks without talking to each other. So either of the two is not saying anything to either. So they will say: Say something iam giving up on you, you are the one I love but iam saying goodbye.
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    I think this about 2 persons a guy and a girl they are best friends and the guy likes her but he is waiting and waiting for her to say something like I love you and he seems not to like her no more his love for her is just fading away slowly until one day she says it and he doesn't like her anymore she just waited to long.
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