"Let Me Go" as written by Jim Campilongo and John Mccrea....
When she walks
She swings her arms
Instead of her hips
When she talks she moves her mouth
Instead of her lips

And I've waited for her for so long
I have waited for her for so long
I've wondered if I could hang on
I wonder if I could hang on

Let me go she said
Let me go she said
Let me go and I will want you more
Let me go, let me go
Let me go and I will want you

When she wants, she wants the sun
Instead of the moon
When she sees, she sees the stars
Inside of her room

And I've waited for her for so long
I have waited for her for so long
I've wondered if I could hang on
I wonder if I could hang on

Let me go she said
Let me go she said
Let me go and I will want you more
Let me go she said let me go
Let me go and I will want you
Let me go she said
Let me go she said
Let me go she said let me go
Let me go she said
Let me go let me go
Let me go let me go
Let me go let me go
Let let me go


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"Let Me Go" as written by John M Mccrea Jim Campilongo

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  • +2
    General CommentWhile I prefer to think of this as a love song, mainly b/c I like the idea of a guy looking for a girl who isn't overly sexual and flirtatious, I also think it can be interpreted as a father singing of his daughter.

    If you think about it, little girls often swing their arms when they walk -- imagine a kid when she's not old enough yet to care about boys. Also, "the stars inside of her room" reminds me of those little glow in the dark plastic stars lots of kids (including me) stick to their ceilings. Also, "she wants the sun instead of the moon" -- while many adult women may long for the night, again probably a sexual reference, kids always want it to be daytime, for various reasons. They want to play, they're scared of the dark, they have to much energy to go to sleep, etc. "I've waited for her for so long" could express the idea that this guy has been wanting to be a father for a very long time.

    And, the "let me go" I think is an idea expressed by lots of young people... they just want their parents to let them go. This father has waited so long for a daughter that he wondered if he could hang on, but his daughter doesn't understand that -- she just wants him to let her go so she can experience life.
    amyclaeon January 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song... i've always thought it describes me, but perhaps that's wishful thinking. i think it all goes back to the saying that you only want what you can't have, so if she doesn't think he wants her, she'll want him more.
    belle1313on April 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't really see this as a love song to someone in a wheelchair, though that's entirely possible, I suppose. I see this as a song about a girl he likes-obviously. She's not...sexualized, I guess is the word. She doesn't try to attract men by using her body-her hips or her lips. Of course, all this only serves to attract him a lot more than the other women, and that makes him clingy. She's independent, though-does *not* put up with anyone hanging onto her like that.

    Gotta love this song.
    carpe_noctemon August 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a very rough guess... but i interpret this as the singer wants a girl really badly, but she just wants him to chill and settle down. if he lightens up a bit she'll like him more.
    abchak1on August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its just he wants her so much, and he's afraid he'll lose her, that hes holding on too tightly and she, although she likes him, isnt cool with that. she wants what he wants in "love you madly" i agree with you, belle1313, i always thought it was describing me, when guys get kinda clingy, if they just back off a little, you want them more.
    kenickyon July 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song especially because it's really easy to sing along to.

    Because, you know, he kind of repeats himself a lot. Repetition is awesome.
    ondraon September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe is enfatuated with a girl, and she likes him, but he is smothering her - she needs some time alone.
    This girl is the only one for him because she comes across as a real woman, it doesn't seem to be purely based on lust. He notices her arms and mouth instead of just her hips and lips.
    The guy feels like he needs to pursue her more because she is so special to him, but the girl needs her space.
    Mister Balzacon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweet song....i really like it. i thinjk its about a guy who's just too clingy and his girl just told him, and he's not sure what to do about it.

    oh and what's the guy saying in the backround in the middle of the song? it sounds like spanish or something, but i can't understand it (duh-i dont speak spanish).
    tunasandwich77on March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about the same woman in "Short skirt/Long jacket"
    She fits the same kind of description -- an no-bullshit woman.
    majour333on April 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is about the singer's obsession with a mentally retarded or brain-injured girl in a wheelchair because her legs don't work.
    Think about it: "when she walks, she swings her arms, instead of her hips". An obvious reference to the use of a wheelchair When she walks, she doesn't use her legs at all; she uses her arms.
    And then, "When she talks she moves her mouth, instead of her lips." A speech handicap, stemming either from mental retardation or brain injury, either of which could account for her restriction to a wheelchair.
    And then, of course, there is the line "when she sees, she sees the stars inside of her room". This could be either a reference to blindness, or to the psychiatric medicines that cause her to get a little loopy.
    The thing, though, is that she's a little weirded out about it. He tries to grab her, but "'Let me go', she said" repeatedly.
    There is such a sick desperation in the song towards this girl; he's moving too fast, and she thinks that his attraction is because of her handicap. Which it may be
    merugoon July 03, 2005   Link

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