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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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  • u
    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
    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
    Most of the time boy says their feelings to girl but she can't decide what to say. Just let him wait and wait. He just want to know whether there is hope or not. If, by chance she says they are just friends then boy doesn't endure the pain. He just don't know what to do. He just want to hear the words what he loves to hear form her side but she still doesn't express anything. Perhaps she is in the state of uncapabel to take a decision about here relationship or just does't want to change her relationship with good friend. But boy, now and then always expresses his inner love to her but she remains silence then with inner pain and agony boy each and every moment live with pain of love hurt. He starts to think about his one-sided love and want to be loved by her. For hear what he wants to hear for her side he just sings the song _Say something. Hoping she will say "I LOVE YOU"!
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  • u
    It was just like the video when Mom died and Dad was kind of sleeping with her in her hospital bed when suddenly called up in the middle of the night- that was all I could think about- the number 2 meaning with death is so true - I am sad for this person and the black guy that was playing the piano and looking up at the sky! My best to him too!
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