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Something always brings me back to you.
It never takes too long.
No matter what I say or do, I still feel you here 'till the moment I'm gone.

You hold me without touch.
You keep me without chains.
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love and not feel your reign.

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Set me free, leave me be. I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be.
But you're on to me and all over me.

You loved me 'cause I'm fragile.
When I thought that I was strong.
But you touch me for a little while and all my fragile strength is gone.

CHORUS
Set me free, leave me be. I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be.
But you're on to me and all over me.

I live here on my knees as I
Try to make you see that you're
Everything I think I need here on the ground.
But you're neither friend nor foe though I
Can't seem to let you go.
The one thing that I still know is that you're keeping me down
You're keeping me down, yeah, yeah, yeah
You're onto me, onto me and all over

Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long



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    mandabDec 11, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    Gravity, a force that pulls down, represents the raw emotion that keeps someone from letting go. The idea behind the song is to convey the simple truth that love cannot be completely destroyed, memories are what “always bring me back to you.” A classic portrayal of feelings built up after a beak-up.
    “You hold me without touch. You keep me without chains.” This shows how love, an intangible power, captures a heart without physically holding it back. The resentful love a woman has ties her to a man’s “rain.” His sadness is the cause of her pain. The tone of the song reveals the vulnerability she feels around him. “But you touch me for a little while and all my fragile strength is gone.” The passion lost becomes regret making it harder to move on.
    “Set me free, leave me be. I don’t want to fall another minute into your gravity” is the frustration felt when its time to let go. The ending verses create the inevitable feeling that sharing a relationship with someone leaves an everlasting bond. This song speaks to those who know what it’s like to have a love so real and then having to let it disappear.
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    cheerbabeJul 3, 2008 at 3:22 am
    I don't believe there is one meaning to a song, it is how you individually connect with it. I thought it could be about a girl in love with someone she can't have. He loves her and she loves him but they arn't together. She knows she needs to move on but knowing he loves her and how she feels everything about him is perfect she can't. His gravity and her love for him always brings her back to wanted to be with him. Set me free, leave me be, being in love with him only hurts her. She just wants his love. She thought she was strong and maybe with her decision to move on but around him that strength is gone. "I live here on my knees as I Try to make you see that you're Everything I think I need here on the ground...Can't seem to let you go." She tells him he is everything she needs and wants but he isn't with her. But she still can't move on. She isn't happy without him or with him. Just being around him isn't enough but not being around him is impossible.

    I also agree with other things I read.
    I love this song its horribly sad but so beautiful.
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    UnregisteredJan 5, 2014 at 4:15 am
    The song is most definitely up to interpretation and how an individual connects with it. However, I personally saw this as an abusive relationship or a drug addiction. She can't let it go, it takes away her strength, and she is unable to set herself free despite the fact that she wants to.
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    sailorjohn35Feb 8, 2011 at 1:30 am
    ok so guys aren't supposed to be emotional, but this song reminds me of the one I'll never be over. The amazing woman who made life feel like a dream come true, the woman that makes my heart sing just by looking at her pictures. I miss you woman god I miss you. there will never be another in my life that can fill the hole in my heart since you've gone away.
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    This is a song of struggle to let something "go" - she loves him, she wants him, she needs him, but she knows he is no good for her. He doesn't raise her up and make her feel loved. He makes her feel insecure and pulls her down. She can't "grow. " but she loves him anyway. And he won't let her go - he provides false hope. He pulls her in and out of the relationship. He loves her momentarily, then ignores her, then loves her again when he notices her wavering. It is the worst kind of "love" there is...

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