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Sara Bareilles – Gravity lyrics

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    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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  • s
    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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  • u
    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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  • t
    When I listen to this song, it reminds me of my relationship with my ex. Me and him have this connection that somehow always seems to come back without our intentions. I love him to death but I can see me with him at this time in my life, but for some reason I just can't let him go. His touch on my life has changed the way I used to see him in the hallways. This song brings back memories where it was just me and him, the moon and the stars, talking to him like there was no care in the world. Wonder when his gravity will pull be back yet again and pull us together.
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  • j
    This is easy. Been there and done that. This person was in a relationship with a person he/she loved dearly. The other person was basically playing with them. But no matter how much he/she got played they still felt so strongly for the person. Everytime he/she tried to act strong and stand tall like they were over the person, the person saw right through them and with the power they have over him/her they made them fall again. Really sad! Cause no matter what he/she does this person is keeping them down. They won't let them go to find love that is like the love he/she has for them!
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