Blame me for the elevator - I know you will
It's not me who's the operator but you're going down
You'll be sorry when you're singing all alone

But don't take me up
I'll just fall down once again
Don't take me up
I'll just fall down

Wake me when you're educated - I know you will
You'll be self-medicated - you're spinning round
You'll be there, but no one will even know your name

But don't take me up
I'll just fall down once again
Don't take me up
I'll only find my way back down
Don't take me up

It's true I've dabbled at times with confident lines
I was half of a man nearly half of the time
In an innocent way, I thought it could stay with us both on the ground
With us fooling around
Let's just stay on the ground
Let's stay fooling around on the ground

Don't take me up
I'll just fall down like I knew that I would.
Don't take me up
I'll only find my way back down
Don't take me up
I'll just fall down


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Elevator song meanings
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    General Commenthow can this song have no comments??? this is one of the best songs on the album!!!!
    FAILEDxROMANCEon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all I believe this song is about different levels of commitment in a relationship, and that, obviously, is symbilized by the elevator. Overall, I think the speaker is apprehensive about going to the next level, or being brought up to the next floor, because he will hurt whoever he's with by ending the relationship and letting the elevator fall. The lines "Wake me... your name" are kinda hazy to me, but I think he's referring to what she'll experience after it falls. And the part that gives me the greatest idea of what he's talking about is the part from "In an innocent way" to "around on the ground", because he says he wishes he could stay on the ground, on the lowest level, "fooling around", just carelessly accepting the relationship with levity. But that's just my interpretation...
    colibri213on April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's great!

    Well, my idea is that there's a girl who's died, and is going to hell, but she tries to tell her old boyfriend that she's sorry, but he doesn't control whether she goes up or down, but she's goin to hell in the end.
    obnoxiouson May 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy idea is that the couple is both like into drugs and she is getting high all the time and he doesnt want to
    rachaelrach06on September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought of it as not wanting to love because he is afraid of the pain of *falling* in love. And the falling out of love. He equates love with pain, and therefore trys to avoid it by keeping his relationships purely phsyical. Perhaps he even is being tempted by a specific, irresistable person.
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thing colibri213 is right... and kaleidoscopeeyes too...
    emoGon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like rachaelrach's thought on the song.. if you take it from a more drug sense it makes a lot of sense.
    pikus101on March 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe singer is obviously talking about having the girl as a "friend with benefits", but the girl wants their relationship to go higher while he doesn't want things going any further, "don't take me up, i'll just fall down".

    the bridge makes things even clearer. "It's true I've dabbled at times with confident lines", saying that he's spit his game and whatnot; wanting only to stay on the "ground" just to "fool around"
    NaaHLaon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment In an odd way it reminds me of the book A Clockwork Orange.
    Zelly13Mochaon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMade a few corrections :)

    Blame me for the elevator, I know you will, oh yeah you will
    It's not me who's the operator but you're going down, down, down
    You'll be sorry when you're singing all alone

    But don't take me up
    (Don't you know)
    I'll just fall down once again
    Don't take me up
    (Don't you know)
    I'll just fall down

    Wake me when you're educated - I know you will, oh yeah you will
    You'll be self-medicated - you're spinning round, and round, and round
    You'll be there, but no one will even know your name

    But don't take me up
    (Don't you know)
    I'll just fall down once again
    Don't take me up
    (Don't you know)
    I'll only find my way back down
    Don't take me up

    It's true I've dabbled at times with confident lines
    I was half of a man nearly half of the time
    In an innocent way, I thought it could stay with us both on the ground
    With us fooling around
    Let's just stay on the ground
    Let's stay fooling around on the ground

    Don't take me up
    (Don't you know)
    I'll just fall down like I knew that I would.
    Don't take me up
    (Don't you know)
    I'll only find my way back down
    Don't take me up
    I'll just fall down
    I'll just fall down
    I'll just fall down

    Also, I can sort of see this song as being about sex, and then fooling the girl into believing that she is wanted, only for the guy (the singer) to let her down coz shes messed her around.

    x
    iamtherararioton August 14, 2009   Link

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