"Let go" as written by Robert Douglas Graves, Jason Mcarthur and Jasen Rauch....
Hey you, look what you do to me
You bend and you bruise me
Why you try to control me?
But you don't know me
How come you just want to hurt me?
How come you just want to push me?
I can't ignore you anymore
Cause everywhere I turn you
You burn me, you break me
You always want to take me down with you
What do you want from me?

I don't wanna be afraid, I don't wanna run away
I don't want to be evaded it's more that I can take
I'm never gonna be the same
I threw it all away
I don't want to be evaded
Just let go! (look what you do to me)
Let go! (look what you do to me)

Hey you, look what you do to me
You burnt and you scared me
With all that you tell me (but I don't listen!)
You love me, you hate me
You always want to take me down with you
What do you want from me?

I don't wanna be afraid I don't wanna run away
I don't want to be evaded it's more that I can take
I'm never gonna be the same
I threw it all away
I don't want to be evaded
Just let

You kept pushing me
You keep using me
You keep twisting me
You keep breaking me
You can't have me anymore
You can't have me anymore
You can't have me anymore
You can't have me, let go!

I don't wanna be afraid, I don't wanna run away
I don't want to be evaded it's more that I can take

I'm never gonna be the same
I threw it all away
I don't want to be evaded
Just let go! Let go! Just let go!
I don't wanna be afraid
Let go! (I don't wanna run away!)
Just let go! Let go! Let go!


Lyrics submitted by Jayknight

"Let Go" as written by Rob Graves Jasen Rauch

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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  • +2
    General Commentto me this song is directed not so much towards anyone else...but the person inside, that voice that tells us everythign we do is wrong, i beleive this song is takn from the christian view of separating from ourselves, because often all we do is hurt ourselves, in the same way, this song could be directed to the world as a whole, who beat down christians simply for beleiving and stating what they beleive, but really i'm not sure, it could be both or none of these things, that's for you to decide
    the lines "you love me you hate me" make me think more of an inward battle simple because that little thing inside of us that tells us we're wrong always says it knows best silently, by telling us it cares, and at the same time it hates us, then when it moves on and says "you can't have me anymore" it feels like a personal revelation that it can't controll you, that it's just a feeling and it couldnt exist without you, and in that way it can't have me anymore, i have gone through many personal struggles so this may just be my own feeling of the song, btu as always this is simply my oppinion, try and form yor own and jsut use mine as a guideline if anything at all
    thatguy517on August 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is talking about Satan. Christians are constantly targeted by the devil with temptation. I believe he is going through a phase where the devil is just after him hardcore and throwing things at him that are hurting or ruining his life. He's affraid but he doesn't want to be. "Let Go" is a cry for Christ to finally relieve him of his spiritual battle with satan, he wants to finally be free of these trials he's going through so he is begging God.

    Many Christians go through this phase. Especially when you are a new or struggling Christian, satan targets the weak, trying to stop the progression of the faith before it is solid. If you persevere through this part of your relationship with Christ, your foundation is stronger than it probably ever will be.
    sevenrowsbackon April 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Demon like Wishing brought up. The ultimate Demon the Devil. Red is a Christian band so from that its a lot easier to understand the whole song. I Love this song. It holds a lot of weight for me and a lot of Christians in this world.
    LiveFanon November 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFo-sho. This song is about excercising the demon that is satan in a figurative sense that consume our lives. great band
    SquashDogon December 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso---this whole CD seems to be a cry of desperation, calling out to Christ. I like how he keeps the theme going for the most part of the CD.
    sevenrowsbackon April 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok although red is a christian band it does not have to be directed in that way i do not believe it has anything to do with god or satan i believe its about battling your inner demons and the fact that u cant control what youve become and its ruined everything you had and you just want to be yourself again not that bad part of you
    awesome_esaon January 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA battle between ones true self and ones ego, ones power of God within and ones always needy false-self, and ones goodness and the temptation of the devil
    Lytehearton March 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an awesome song. Doesn't matter which way you slice it the message is this: There are things in life that try to control us and try to break us down (addictions, sicknesses, etc). We have to tell these things to release their grip on us, fight them and then make them leave us alone.

    The "LET GO" screams give me a sense of confidence when I am in a good mood and a sense of please take it all away when I am down. Red already outdid themselves when they made this song.

    Always will be an epic song to me.
    Bruiser88on January 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is clearly about a relashionship.... " You bruise me" " YOU hate me" YOU always wanna take me down"

    LET GO!!!!! in other words... BREAK up...
    jgacita1994on September 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, to me (as I listen to the song, of course), this song is about the singer getting sick of his inner devil (or THE Devil him/herself) telling him what to do but what he's being told to do is wrong and is just tearing him down even more; to the point where he just couldn't ignore it anymore and is calling for God to help him fight off "his inner demon". The "You love me, you hate me" part sounds like him first being tricked into listening to this "inner demon" and thinks that it cares about him, but then he realizes that, no, it doesn't. It just wants to hurt him. Then, when the singer starts singing, "You can't have me anymore" it sounds like he's finally winning (and maybe that God is helping him win in the fight against his "inner demon") and the ending music sounds like the battle between him and his inner demon is over, even though he knows that it'll probably happen again.
    ShadowLove97on January 08, 2011   Link

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