"Don't Bring Me Down" as written by and Dee Bass....
Faint light of dawn
I'm listening to you breathing in and breathing out
Needing nothing
You're honey dipped
You are beautiful, floating clouds, soft world
I can't feel my lips

I'm going down, I don't want to change
I'm going down, going down the drain

[Chorus]
Don't bring me down, I beg you
Don't bring me down, I won't let you
Don't bring me down

Then all of that's annulled and I'm anyone's everyone's
We are one
Your face becomes the sun
And I'm addicted to the joy that the little things
Those little things
The little things they bring

I'm going down, I don't want to change
I'm going down, going down the drain

[Chorus]

So now for restless mind, I could go either way

Oh but, I'm going down, I don't wanna change
I'm going down, going down the drain

Don't bring me down, I beg you
Don't bring me down, I won't let you
Don't bring me down, I beg you
Don't bring me down, don't let me
Don't bring me down,
Don't bring me down, I won't let you
Don't bring me down,

There's nothing left to choose
Oh I fight a word, I am right here
Stay the night, protect me


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"Don't Bring Me Down" as written by Blair Mackichan Sia Furler

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    General CommentI watched a documentary on youtube called "The making of Colour the Small One"-(awesome, watch it if you get a chance) and Sia herself says that this song is about a bad comedown off ectascy-about the lonliness, and about being the last person to comedown, and when you do everyone else is asleep and you just can't rest....
    For me personally, I can relate to this on so many levels, for me, on first listening I interpreted it as the struggle you feel in a realtionship where it's destructive, but you don't want to let go.The first verse to me desribes the way she feels about the person, and how it effects her;
    You're honey dipped
    You are beautiful, floating clouds, soft world
    I can't feel my lips

    and how the whole thing is actually ruining her:
    I'm going down, I don't want to change
    I'm going down, going down the drain

    -losing yourself, losing your identity, feeling like your life is going down the drain, veering off track.

    Don't bring me down, I beg you
    Don't bring me down, I won't let you
    Don't bring me down- the feeling of helplessness, begging this person not to destroy her, but internally, never voicing it out loud.
    And then being at a crossroads;
    "So now for restless mind, I could go either way"
    She could detroy herself or save herself, and she doesn't have a clue how its going to pan out....

    For me the ectascy story and the fucked up relationship story run parralell to eachother, so the whole song feels very apt.
    maryannsabitchon March 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow can ther be no comments on this song .. It's really good! nobody knows sia!!!! peooplee shes frikking talented!!!
    embers.of.loveon June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes indeed; so talented that she defies spelling
    louisagiffardon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHolly frigg people comment it makes me really sad ! this song is sooo sweet!
    embers.of.loveon June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Remembers me special person...
    Kresjuon December 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about giving into temptation. its beautiful.
    ItsLoveMakeItHurt0on January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first verse is one of my most favourite ever. So intense and fragile and beautiful.
    universalison February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song... WOW!! The second I hear it I get goosebumps...

    For me, it's the first time I've ever read words that could possibly describe your first time having sex, something so seemingly indescribable. It's so hard to write about something like that without sounding cheesy and the lyrics of this song just do it for me.

    I love the way she describes the persons hesitance and ultimate descent into temptation... incredible.

    I know Sia may have intended for the song to mean something else, but I suppose each to their own... We all take something different from it.
    bttrflsndhrrcnson July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song... WOW!! The second I hear it I get goosebumps...

    For me, it's the first time I've ever read words that could possibly describe your first time having sex, something so seemingly indescribable. It's so hard to write about something like that without sounding cheesy and the lyrics of this song just do it for me.

    I love the way she describes the persons hesitance and ultimate descent into temptation... incredible.

    I know Sia may have intended for the song to mean something else, but I suppose each to their own... We all take something different from it.
    bttrflsndhrrcnson July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAww this song!!!!!. i am a huge fan of sia. her voice does something to me. the song reminds me of converstion 2 people in arelationship have and the ones who's going down tells them their going down and they cnat change and the other person says dont bring me down!!!! i beg you!
    love sia
    Brittie08on October 26, 2007   Link

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