"Not Now" as written by Travis L Barker, Mark Hoppus and Tom De Longe....
Come here, please hold my hand LORD now
Help me, I'm scared please show me how
To fight this, God has a master plan
And I guess, I am in his demand

Please save me, this time I cannot run
And I'll see, you when this is done
And now I, have come to realize
That you are, the one who's left behind

Please stay, until I'm gone
I'm here, hold on, to me
I'm right here, waiting

I see, the light it feels good
And I'll come, back soon just like you would
It's useless, my name has made the list
And I wish, I gave you one last kiss

Please stay, until I'm gone
I'm here, hold on, to me
I'm right here, waiting
And take, my one last breath
And don't forget
That I will be right here, waiting [Repeat: x3]


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"Not Now" as written by Travis L Barker Travis Barker

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about death. A person is dying, and is facing it. There's some underlying meaning having to do with faith, and acepting God's plan. And its about being with the one you love till your final moments. Beautiful song
    nicklavon April 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is the exact words from the moth of Tom DeLonge when he talks about this song:

    "the song is going to be about when you die and you just figured out you died and you're standing there looking at your lady, and she's there. And you're trying to say goodbye but it's too late. And you feel and you know she's right there...but she can't see you, and she doesn't know you're there"

    from blink182.com
    oberoion November 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI definitely think that this song is about someone who is in love with someone who is dead/dying. "god has a master plan and i guess i am in his demand" (<< because people say that when someone dies, it's because god needs them and has a reason for them to die)
    "I see, a light it feels good (when you die, you "see the light")
    And I'll come back soon just like you would (i'll always be with you, or like, i'll come back and stay with you (as a ghost?? too far fetched?))
    It's useless, my name has made the list (god's list)
    And I wish, I gave you one last kiss" (now you're gone and i wish i gave you one more kiss before i couldn't anymore)
    and there are just a lot of things from both perspectives of the dying person, and there lover that show this is true
    i love this song and it's so sad <3
    imnotgoodatusernameson August 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful song. Its about a man who has realized that he's dead and cannot say goodbye to his lady. He can see her but she can't see him. "I wish I gave you one last kiss." On their new album Neighborhoods, there is a song called Ghosts on the Dance Floor. My interpretation of the song is that its the female's perspective of this death.
    arjunkahlonon December 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is Tom realizing blink is falling apart. He sees all the signs and is hoping that it isn't going to happen but everyone is at their breaking point. Most people interpret this song as a man dying looking back wishing he could say goodbye to his love. This is partly true, but it's really blink that's dying and Tom is looking back. At about 12 seconds it says "blink, we miss you" if you listen closely, making this theory even more convincing
    blinkuntilidie94on October 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGO DOWNLOAD THIS SONG, that's all I have to say.
    strungagnstthricon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song lots. i first started listening to it a few weeks ago and really didnt start getting the meaning of it til my ex boyfriend committed suicide on May 13, 2004. I miss him so much :( and this song makes me cry evrytime i hear it.
    kate_3_6_90on May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this song was pretty good but not one of the best. I thought it did have good meaning though. but since when have blink been all into god.
    I liked it but it didnt make much sense.
    punkrockjonnieon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy does the UK get special tracks? they were born in the USA, they started in the USA. What is so great about the UK? And I myself was a little suprised to see God in their lyrics but maybe its something lightly tied in like "oh my god"?
    Orangeaidon June 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe reason it wasn't on the album: Not 100% on this, but listen carefully to the start. It sounds like I'm Lost Without You (the way it continues on from Here's Your Letter). I think they probably had to choose one of the 2 songs, and decided that Not Now would work better as a bonus track/B-side than ILWY.

    Also, if you read the liner notes of some previous albums, they do actually thank God along with their families and friends. Also, some BCR songs talk about God as well.
    Regos the Saneon September 21, 2004   Link

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