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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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    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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    TyPupNov 2, 2014 at 3:59 am
    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.
  • u
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    UnregisteredNov 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    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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