I won't let you go
I won't let you go
Not to Detroit City
Not to Chicago

And I won't let you go
I won't let you go
Not to Mississippi
Not to Tupelo

But if you're going to leave,
I'm asking you, please
Go all the way to Mexico

I won't let you leave
I won't let you leave
Not with all my django
Emmy Lou and Steve

I won't let you leave
I won't let you leave
Not with my revival
Tucked down in its sleeve

But if you're gonna go
Take the ones you gave to me
All the way to Mexico

All the way to the shore of California Bay
And I'll be fine
'Cause I have taken you back for the last time

And I won't set you free
I won't set you free
Not to say it's over
And come right back to me

But if you're gonna go
I'm giving you the key
But only if you'll go to Mexico

All the way to the shore of California Bay
And I'll be fine
'Cause I have taken you back for the last time

So if you're gonna go
I'm giving you the key
But only if you go to Mexico





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Mexico song meanings
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    General CommentThis is song about a relationship that is doomed from the start, but neither person wants to really let go. "I won't set you free/Not to say it's over/And come right back to me." Totally understand that feeling. And them being from Charleston, SC....Mexico is clear across the country. I guess it's kind of like "out of sight out of mind."
    Iloriamanon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne might actually notice Jump's many songs related in some way to Mexico. I thought cathedrals might also have something to do with mexico because of it's "numbered gates" and "Between Continents" Knowing what that is all about will probably tell this song's meaning.
    Virithon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell this song means the world to two people in tennessee.....this songs says that i dont want to go and dont want my girlfriend to go! the song brings longings to be back with her whenever she is away! love makes you selffish of the person you are in love with
    dugman83on July 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti actually would have to disagree with you, dugman... i think this song is about someone breaking up. i'm from charleston and i'm in love with jump... they're amazing... but i think this song is definitely a breakup song. i think his girl has left him before and now she's breaking up with him again and he doesn't want her to leave unless she's going far enough away that she won't come into his life again. maybe i think this because i just went through an awful breakup with a boyfriend, but i think it sounds pretty legitimate...
    songbird09on March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song isn't so much about a break up but instead an on again off again relationship. He's saying that he doesn't want to lose her, but the next time she leaves is really the last one and she better go far, far away because if she's close he'll still love her.
    kate08on April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song - if you like jump, little children then try nizlopi, they're kinda similar...
    finallyfreeon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me, it's about finally letting someone go but telling them to leave your life for good and not keep coming back as it just makes it harder to get over them...
    finallyfreeon July 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. some of this song i don't understand, but i agree with people for the most part...about trying to get over someone, and breaking up. i just love the sound of this song. great.
    improvkev5on August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust a question to throw out, but does anyone get the part.. "Not with all my django, Emmy Lou and Steve"

    ? It's the only part that seems out of place for me.
    tatiannanon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDjango Reinhardt, Emmy Lou Harris, and Steve Earle are all musicians, so maybe he's saying "I won't let you leave with my records."
    kalieroseon January 20, 2008   Link

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