"Can't Let Go" as written by and Landon Pigg....
Well you're the closest thing, I have, to bring up in a conversation
About love that didn't last, but I could never call you mine
Cause I could never call myself yours, and if we were really meant to be
Well then we'd justify destiny, it's not that our love died it just never really bloomed

No I can't let go, no I can't let go of you
You're holding me back without even trying to
I can't let go, I can't move on from the past
Without lifting a finger you're holding me back

And then we saw our past, diverge, and I guess I felt okay about it
Until you got with another man, and then I couldn't understand
Why it bothered me so, no we didn't die we just never had a chance to grow.

I can't let go, no I can't let go of you
You're holding me back without even trying to
I can't let go, I can't move on from the past
Without lifting a finger you're holding me back

And it might not make sense
To you or any of my friends
But somehow still you affect the things I do
And you can't lose what you never had
I don't understand why I feel sad
Every time I see you out with someone new

I can't let go, no I can't let go no I can't let go of you
I can't let go, no I can't let go of you
You're holding me back without even trying to
I can't let go, I can't move on from the past
Without lifting a finger you're holding me back

I can't let go, no I can't let go of you
You're holding me back without even trying to
I can't let go, I can't move on from the past
Ooooooh


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"Can't Let Go" as written by Landon Pigg

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    General CommentI think this song is about two people who were very close friends. And even though they were perfect for one another, they never tried to be together for the sake of their friendship. They had strong feelings for eachother and that's obvious because he can't let go of her after trying his best to do so. Most likely their feelings about the situation are the same and because this is about a love that never had a chance to grow, then in time it will. When she realizes how deep his love was for her in the first place compared to everyone else she had tried to be with.

    It hurts relating to this song.
    Hot>Fuss>Heroon February 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow. These lyrics eerily are almost exactly like what I went through earlier this year, mostly the first stanza part, though... now I want to hear the song...
    dustfingeron July 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteasy.the lyrics explain it in such a way that if you have ever been through anything like it you understand immeditly but always are as confussed as him of why it brings so much emotion.
    hazy772on November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about a journy of two people who love each other but a deeper relationship never bloomed be it bad timing, not wanting to ruin a friendship, distance or lack of maturity.

    They may have a pre-arranged agreement to bloom if they are single at a future age. If the arrangment is fullfiled they are destined to be together.

    What ever it may be they are connected and will continue to be connected in some form and now only time will tell.
    norcaldykeon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lookingforprofound about the meaning. He's still in love with a girl and can't let go of her. He's right, it might not make sense, but it's funny how he makes it sound like it does.

    Their relationship never ended, but it never started.
    Prowler Kidon March 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike so many others I realize this song captures a time in my own life - now I don't feel so stupid about it ^^;

    So he's totally in love with this girl (a really close friend maybe?), who he never revealed his true feelings for, but felt that she might have felt the same feelings once. She's with someone else now, and he thought he was okay until with it, until he actually saw them together - which makes him go crazy emotionally. He doesn't understand why he feels the way that he does because they never were together 'like that' before anyway. Still, he can't help it and can't let her go. Sweet, really :)
    lrkrmo15on August 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful.
    I relate to this so much.
    Simple explanation really. No need for interpretation.
    germangirl38on December 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor every year of a relationship, it takes me about seven to let them go.

    shockdelicaon April 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis is exactly what I am going through. I was a rebound to a girl whom I was friends with. It started off fairly casual but then feelings started to come out. My feelings for her were so much stronger, and she decided we should not be in a relationship but be friends. My feelings never faded and she wanted to date other people. So now I hold on to a love I thought was there but it never really bloomed into what I had hoped. Now she is dating others and it's tearing me apart and she probably has no idea how much it is hurting me and how much she can do to me without even trying.
    dino9401on January 30, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti think this song pretty much defines my lovelife. Here's how i see it, he started hooking up with this one girl and he didn't really think much of it. They never officially started going up, they just screwed around. Well, when it comes to friends with benefits, you're not really supposed to be having feelings for the other person, it's meant to be casual. So he starts getting feelings for her, but there's nothing coming from her side and she's already moved on to the next victim.

    yea this song means a lot to me now, the lyrics are like everywhere around me now in my away messages and my notebooks.
    hrtswmmron July 03, 2006   Link

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