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Two jumps in a week I bet you think that's pretty clever don't you boy
Flying on your motorcycle watching all the ground beneath you drop
You'd kill yourself for reacognision kill yourself to never ever stop
You broke another mirror your turing into something you are not

Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry

Drying up in conversation you will be the one who cannot talk
All your insides fall to pieces you just sit there wishing you could still make love
They're the ones who'll hate you when you think you've got the world all sussed out
They're the ones who'll spit at you, you will be the on screaming out

Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry

Oh it's the best thing that you've ever had the best thing that you've ever, ever had
It's the best thing that you've ever had the best thing that you've ever had has gone away

Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry
Don't leave me high
Don't leave me high, don't leave me dry



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    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    It's about not wanting to be high and dry :) as far as i am aware, for example, it says 'don't leave me high, don't leave me dry' which shows that someone does not want to be left high, nor left dry, i think :p
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    UnregisteredOct 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    It's a song about depression. The man is addicted to drugs, and that means he has no fear. He's always being dangerous. His girlfriend is leaving him because she's worried about him. 'All your insides fall to pieces' is about drug abuse and organ failure, and possibly about heartbreak. He thinks he's got the world sussed out because he's found getting high. This is an emotional song with lots of references, to love, danger, drugs, alcohol, heartbreak, and lots of other things.
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    Its about fame and what he wld do to keep it including doing things life threatening... It's from the perspective of someone talking to him
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    UnregisteredMay 13, 2012 at 5:02 am
    He's talking to his friend who's a big risk taker for fame, possibly literally riding a motorcycle.

    It implies he was injured in two jumps in a row. He's worried his friend were to become paralyzed, he'd only be upset about not having use of his penis rather than his legs.

    He's asking his friend not to leave him high an' dry, like a ship beached on a sandbar.

    He doesn't want his friend to kill himself for recognition, even though he knows his friend would rather die doing it than quit.

    Because in the end he says that his fans would turn on him. And even though the fame was the best thing he ever had, it's time to quit.
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    radoncphys2Sep 1, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    I like this RH song. Its from their second album. It was my favorite on there for awhile. Then I read some folks who thought it was the worst. Without knowing the lyrics, I thought it was about a couple. You know, don't leave me high and dry you lout and all that. But with the lyrics in front of me, the song definitly is about loss. The motorcycle reference reminds me of a stunt man and his wife girlfriend asking him not to get killed The video is definitely displaying a relationship meaning which the chorus/title implies.

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