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And we both go, down together
We'd stay there forever
Just try to get up
And I'm sorry, this wasn't easy
When I asked you believed me, and never let go

Well I'm thinking of the worst things, that I could say to you
But a promise doesn't mean a thing, anymore
And this never will be right with me
And now you're trying desperately
But I'm, tongue-tied and terrified of what I'll say

And then we both go, down together
We may stay there forever
I'll just try to get up
And I'm sorry, this wasn't easy
When I asked you believed me, you never let go
But I let go

I could only sing you sad songs
And you could sing along
And you could see the melody, that's been calling out your wrongs
This never will be right with me
And now you're trying desperately
But I'm, tongue-tied and terrified of what I'll say

But I never told you everything
I'm losing hope and faded dreams
And every single memory, along the way

And then we both go, down together
We may stay there forever
Just try to get up
And I'm sorry, this wasn't easy
When I asked you believed me, you never let go
But I let go

And we both go, down together
And stay there forever
Just try to get up

And then we both go down together
We may stay there forever
Just try to get up
And I'm sorry, this wasn't easy
When I asked you believed me, you never let go
But I let go...



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    kiddoftheyearApr 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    There is more to this song than just a breakup or someone leaving the band. The opening words tell us that (eg "we both down together"). They imply that after this happens, they're both in trouble. Furthermore, the title suggests that the person being talked about will be in more trouble, when people find out what happened.

    I'm thinking dude is dating a girl, cheats on his girl with her best friend. He wants to stop it (he's let go), she wants it to continue (she never lets go) or she's telling her friend what happened. If that happens, they both go down together; he's out a gf, but she's out the fling and the best friend.

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    Then again, it could be about the band. Jason could have written it, w/o the band really knowing what it was about - that would be genius. They sing it, take credit for writing it, then let's the world know how big a part he played in the band. Really, they should ask for him to come back, there songs aren't as good w/o him.
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    francifxckinfreakNov 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm
    yhaz let me give ya some advice !tz n0t k00l whEn u wr!tE l!kE t!z in fact its annoying and it makes some people want to punch anyways i do agree with you tho this song does sound great :]
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2013 at 2:15 am
    To be legit, i think it is a story about a depressed him/her who couldn't take it anymore.

    When you read the chorus, you notice that it involves a relationship, but read "we'd stayed there forever. " personally to me it means that mason (he is our "i") life would not get any better. Although the other person(call her claire) was there with him through every step of the way, he couldn't go on. "i'll just try to get up" = is significant to mason's failure of strength. "we both go down together" = how they both failed
    (mason couldn't go on, and the claire couldn't save him)

    Verse 2 explains how claire tried to help, but couldn't.

    The bridge is the climax of mason's end.

    Hope you enjoyed my opinion, maybe you can see my point of view. The "characters" i have chosen are not actual people. Just names i like: 3
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    UnregisteredMar 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    To me, this song is about losing someone very close to you. 'when i asked you believed me, you never let go, but i let go. ' i relate it to my situation with my best friend. She loved me. She never let go. But i did. She believed through everything. And i let go of what we had. And i'm "tongue-tied and terrified of what i'll say" to her if either of us try to make it right. That's what the song means to me.
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    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    This song, though the meaning is unclear is about a relationship that is doomed. "we both go down together" is repeated several times throughout, laying emphasis on the inevitable end to whatever they could have been. The person referred to as "you" was obviously let down by the person singing, but the "you" wont let go. The "i" person apologises for how it wasnt easy, and how they will both go down together. The "just try to get up" phrase explains that once whatever it was ends, there is no fixing it. Its clear that the "you" person had complete faith in the "i" person, but the "i" person let them down, when the "you" person "never let go" the "i" person "let go". To summarise, its a song of regret, and the inevitable end to something that could have been.

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