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Sara Bareilles – Gravity lyrics

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.

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.

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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  • m
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • c
    This song is for my ex-boyfriend, my one true love, my lost love. It's been almost 6 years since we broke up but I still love him. When he stopped loving me, it broke me and scarred me. I have long since moved on, and was able to bury the pain under layers of cynicism. And just when I think I have recovered, there are just some things that reminds me of him, a movie, a joke, a song, a memory, that brings the pain back and my heart remembers and wants to be with him and it hurts me all over again. I had been in different relationships since then, but none worked out because I have no heart to give anymore. Probably haven't met the one who will mend my heart. This song has become my mantra that I need to be free of him, that I need to let go, that I need to forget. Damn Sara B for writing this song and reminding me of him :(
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