"Do It For Me Now" as written by and Thomas Delonge....
It's a frightening night, and the wind has a roar
It seeps through the hall, and from under the door
Like the shit that was said
Can take it that well
I give and I give and I give and I give and I'm still
Hurtin' from this, from the love that's been starved
I know I got close but I'm sure it's to far
From the point of suspense, we know it should be
The end of the part, of our favorite movie
When the guy grabs the girl and gives her his hand
Says take me away from this torch in this land
'Cause the grave is set up, the hole that I dug
I gave and I gave and I gave and I gave you my trust
Like the time that we kissed, and you gave me a lie
To act of this scene you pretended to cry
But I'm here and I'm cool, the way that it is
Just give me a chance and I'll try to forgive

And I don't know
And I can't guess it's gonna be okay but now
My last wish is that you do this with me
Kiss me here, and hold my hand
Let me feel like I'm the only one
I know you can
Won't you do if for me now

I really had it with the rain and the tears
The predictable storm that has come every year
And it sneaks from the shore with the bat in its hand
I'm tryin' I'm tryin' I'm tryin' I'm tryin' I can't
You're a thief and a witch, but if love you to death
You steal my heart and curse under your breath
But the one thing that I will most willing prove
That when you are gone I'll be fine without you

And I don't know
And I can't guess it's gonna be okay but now
My last wish is that you do this with me
Kiss me here, and hold my hand
Let me feel like I'm the only one
I know you can
Won't you do if for me now

Now just hold on, hold on to me
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)
Hold on, hold on to me (hold on to me)


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"Do It for Me Now" as written by Thomas Delonge

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    General Commentmy very first interpretation comment on songmeanings.com, so bear with me everyone. lol

    "Do This For Me Now" is in my opinion one of the most poetically worded and structured songs i've ever heard in my life so far. I first came across my first interprtation as the whole song being another invitation or requestful like song from Tom DeLonge asking all of his former Blink-182 fans to come and join him along in his new musical adventure with AVA. But the more i thought about the lyrics i came to understand that it's actually telling a very powerful story about relationship problems. I'll put the lyrics up first and then my interpretation of each section of the song as it progresses.

    "I'm frightened at night and the wind has a roar,
    it seeps the hall and from under the door,
    like the shit that was said I can't take it that well,
    I give and I give and I give and I give and I'm still,
    lost and hurt and bone thin from the love that's been
    starved..."

    ok...in this first part i believe that Tom is explaining the haunting emotions that he's experiencing by knowing that his relationship is in a bad state and how it's just him and his thoughts about his relationship at night. "the shit" is probably all of the hateful comments and arguments that him and his girl had gotten into and how he's unable to take it in very well. He continues to show love for his girl and put trust in her that she'll help to make things right again but he still feels like he's not getting enough love or trust back from her.

    "I know it got close but I'm sure it's too far from the
    point of suspense, that we know it should be, the end
    of that part of our favorite movie where the guy grabs
    the girl and gives her his hand, she says take me
    away from this torturous land, cause the grave is set
    up with the hole that I dug, I gave and I gave and I
    gave and I gave you my trust, like the time that we
    kissed and you gave me a lie to add to the scene you
    pretended to cry but I'm here and I'm cool the way
    that it is, just give me a chance and I'll try to forgive"

    This next part I believe Tom explains how close and
    loving his relationship used to be like but he knows now that because of all the problems at the moment that his relationship will probably never be like that ever again, he's comparing how the relationship "should" be like by using a story of a movie part where a guy and a girl are embracing each other's love and how the only thing that they care about are each other and thier love for one another. Next, Tom is explaining how he continued to give his girl his trust that she was sincere with everything she did and said and he's using a memory of himself and his girl kissing each other and how he trusted her that she sincerly was hurting from all the arguing at the time but instead she gave him a lie and to make the whole act seem more sincere she pretended to cry.
    Even with all that, in the end Tom says that he's cool with everthing and he's willing to forgive her for everything in the past, personally i think this is because he is still very strongly in love with her(you might be saying duh right now but just wait...it all connects).

    Chorus: "And I dont' know and I can't guess if it's
    gonna be ok but now my last wish is that you do this
    with me kiss me here and hold my hand make me
    feel like i'm the only one I know you can won't you do
    it for me now?"

    In the chorus I believe Tom is expressing how he does'nt know and can't even guess if the relationship will last or not but all he wants in case if it does end that his girl kisses him and holds his hand and makes him feel like he's the only one she cares about(think back to the movie part thingy) and finally how even though he knows how hard that might be for her he is still requesting that she do it for him...now he's where i'm kinda stumped, i wonder if he is asking her to do this for him just so they can simply remember what it was like to have that romantic feeling of each other like they used to have and how they've always wanted it...or if he's trying to get her to do it for him so he can help make her feel how much he truly cares for her so that way she can hopefully give second thought to working things out before taking off completely...i guess either one works...but i'm going with the first interpretation.

    "I've really had it with the rain of the tears the
    predictable storm that has come every year and it
    sneaks in from shore with a bat in it's hand. I'm trying
    I'm trying I'm trying I'm trying I can't your a thief and
    a witch but I love you to death you steal my heart and
    curse under your breath but the one thing that I will
    most willingly prove that when you are gone I'll be
    fine without you."

    In this second verse I believe Tom is expressing his frustration from all the predictable arguments that they fight about each year(predictable storm that has come every year) and about how he knows it shows up each year but how it can still be anytime and about anything and when it comes it hits him very hard. He's trying his hardest to keep everything together but it's really hard for him to continue to love her, especially when she pretends to love him and act like there's no arguments at all just so she can be close to someone whenever she get's lonely or what have you, basically becomes a thief of his heart and use him. Tom realizes this but he still loves her because of that feeling(movie part) that they used to have for each other. But at the same time he also realizes that his life could be alot more happier without her and says that when she is gone he'll be fine without her.

    Back to the chorus, it links up with the second verse also.

    "Now just hold on hold on to me.
    hold on hold on to me
    hold on hold on to me.........."

    This I think is probably the most poetic part of the song because those two simple lines are repeated at the end over and over again symbolizing that Tom and his girl are actually holding each other and about that feeling of love and compassion that two people express for each other makes them think about nothing else around them except for their love and the moment that they're in. Tom is using the idea of how two people embracing their love and compassion for someone else can take you to a higher level of emotionality and in this part of the song Tom is also using the idea of the endless hopefullness of outer space together as one idea. So...Tom and his girl are holding each other and then start to feel higher and higher emotionally...until the music bursts and the orchestra comes in and it starts to sound all spacy and big and inspirational...that part i believe is suppose to be the pinpoint before the ending of the song where Tom and his girl have held each other to the point where they've reached the endless hopefullness of space and how it symbolizies the near end of thier relationship but how it will end romantically as it had begun romantically and how they have both had alot of wieght pulled off thier shoulders and they will begin a new chapter of their lives...the adventure is the next song on the album....one of the best things i love about this album is how you can interpret the lyrics of each song and if you think deep enough you can actually make the whole album connect song after song.

    Now...i said earlier that maybe Tom is asking his girl to do this for him so he can try and convince her to think twice about sticking with him...you could have that interpretation about the last part of the lyrics and how when Tom and his girl reach the endless hopefullness of outer space then they both think twice about their relationship and then think to each other that maybe they can get through their problems and differences and still be together. But i dont' think that's what Tom was trying to make his girl do...i believe it was an idea of him and his girl reliving the memory and their lost love for each other and how it should've been before they went they own seperate ways.

    So there you go...you guys decide...i dont' know...maybe i'm thinking too deep and i need to try to think a little more simplistic so i can come up with a more divine interpretation. Tell me what you guys think. It was fun opening up...thanks for reading all this. I hope you understood it all. lol

    Peace, Love, Unity, and Musick!!!

    -BassmanSnake

    over and out.
    BassmanSnakeon September 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didnt know this was a fucking discuss the song website, i must have came to the wrong website. I thought this was songmeanings.net.

    You all should go discuss this shit somewhere else and only talk about the fucking meanings here. Im too stupid to figure out what the songs mean on my own so i need help and you all arent helping at all.
    Pillpopperon June 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing so many people who reference cheating in "break up" songs. As if someone cheating is the only thing that can end a relationship. Cheating is never mentioned in this song, though theft and lying are.

    The song is about a relationship where the guy gives his all to the relationship while the girl is hard and cold. The guy loves her, but doesn't understand why. It's a bit about his acceptance of the doom in their relationship, however mostly about his unwillingness to let her go.
    Nafsllibon April 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. Right now its just what i need.

    The relationship is in a hole because the girl/guy
    cheated or did something to loose his trust and he
    still loves her and hes saying "I dont know I cant guess if were gonna be okay", and he dosnt know
    where its gonna lead from here but for now hes asking her please just le me feel like im your
    only one, hold me ,kisst me; like any faithful gf/bf
    would normally do, then he says if things dont work
    out ill be fine without you but for now hold on to me.
    So theyre sorta just letting things find their way,
    but he/she loves the other person enough to try
    to forgive but is saying i will be fine without you.
    [= Haha that was a total circle.
    angiekinnnnnson July 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentregardless of the small stories that are written within the song (i.e. cheating) I think this is a great song in that it shows the complications of most.. typical relationships.

    "I give and I give and I give and I give and I'm still
    Lost and hurt and bone thin
    From the love that�s been starved
    I know it got close but I�m sure it�s too far
    From the point of suspense, that we know it should be"

    the lyrics are a "beautiful disaster" (for the lack of better terms.) its very common for two people in relationships to feel unequal to each other. the constant battle for affection, and to show affection will destruct the relationship. it's sad to see so many people "compromise" by saying "because he/she did this for me, i need to do this in return for him/her." ... once one person in the relationship feels starved of affection, outside relationships begin to form and "intrude" on the original... which is much of what this song is talking about.
    Robinseggon March 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you want open a new one do it with the right lyrics
    "I should've turned back
    I should've known better
    Than to walk away defeated
    Ill say it tonight
    Ill say it forever
    And this time I really swear I mean it

    Oh I need you know
    You’re so fast asleep
    This room is safe and sound
    Will you lay here with me?
    And feel it

    I think I like today
    I think it’s good
    It’s something I can’t get my head around

    True love is something that comes easy
    Just one kiss god I swear I want to
    I heard a pin drop and a nervous heart beat
    Have you ever herd me scream I love you

    Oh I need you know
    You’re so fast asleep
    This room is safe and sound
    Will you lay here with me?
    And feel it

    I think I like today
    I think it’s good
    It’s something I can’t get my head around (x2)

    Da da dadadada (a few times)

    I think I like today
    I think it’s good
    It’s something I can’t get my head around (x2)

    I think I like today (Da da dadadada)
    I think it’s good (Da da dadadada)
    It’s something I can’t get my head around (Da da dadadada)"
    CAMeyeon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUhh, this should be deleted.

    This song is called "Good Day" and it already has a page.
    frozenphoenix32on March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, it's called Good Day. Tom said so himself. He also said that this song won't be on the album.

    So ha.
    frozenphoenix32on March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno it's not, it says that the song is called Good Day but some people believe that its Do It For Me Now.

    But that was before Tom's statement and no one's edited it since.
    frozenphoenix32on March 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually think this one is the real title... GOOD DAY was not on the roster of songs tom released but who knows?

    amazing song..i like it better then the adventure
    loserkid007on March 23, 2006   Link

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