"It's not over" as written by Christopher A. Daughtry, Mark Wilkerson, Gregg Steven Wattenberg and Brett Ace Young....
I was blown away, what could I say?
It all seemed to make sense
You've taken away everything
And I can't do without, I try to see the good in life
But good things in life are hard to find

Blow it away, blow it away
Can we make this something good?

Well, I tried to do it right this time around
Let's start over, I tried to do it right this time around, it's not over
There's a part of me that's dead and in the ground
This love is killing me, but you're the only one, it's not over

Taken all I could take, and I can not wait
We're wasting too much time
Being strong, holding on
Can't let it bring us down
My life with you means everything
So I won't give up that easily

Blow it away, blow it away
Can we make this something good?

'Cause it's all misunderstood
Well, I tried to do it right this time around
Let's start over, I tried to do it right this time around
It's not over, 'cause a part of me is dead and in the ground
This love is killing me, but you're the only one, it's not over

We can't let this get away
Let it out, let it out
Don't get caught up in yourself, let it out

Let's start over
I tried to do it right this time around, it's not over
'Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground
This love is killing me, but you're the only one
It's not over, let's start over
It's not over, oh yeah, yeah!
This love is killing me, but you're the only one, it's not over


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"It's Not Over" as written by Gregg Wattenberg Chris Daughtry

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commentdude, just because someone holds a vowel sound for a while doesn't mean the lyrics contain extra vowels
    what kind of fucking moron wrote these lyrics?
    crazydiamond1to9on December 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song.. it gives a sense of hope
    snow_white_queenon January 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think it's simply about trying to come back after making a terrible mistake. The lyrics suggest it was relational, the video legal, but either way it's basically about redemption.
    invisiboy42293on June 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's a proposal plain & simple. I'm not sure whats more disappointing here; the fact that nobody has yet to note this in their comments, or that people are really too ignorant to see the beautiful meaning attached. I love the fact that the lyrics are easy to follow and lack any real subliminal meaning. Unlike most songs, the poetry doesn't have to be interpreted, the interpretation is itself the song.

    The first stanza begins with a heartfelt plea to the woman he loves, marked by the holding of her hand and his eyes set firmly on the hanging cross in the car (0:37) which I interpret as faith. "I was blown away" - "it all seemed to make sense" - "you've taken away" - "and I cant do without".

    "I was blown away, what could I say?
    It all seemed to make sense
    You've taken away everything
    And I can't do without, I try to see the good in life
    But good things in life are hard to find"

    He wants her to know that he understands what tore them apart, and he realizes that no matter what, he can't go on without her in his life. After all, good things are really hard to find, and he found everything good in this world inside of her.

    The chorus ends up being a repetative description of his love, showing her that he has done everything in his power to build his life around her. He wants to start over, understanding that life lacks meaning without his best friend. This love is the only thing he really feels, what brings him to life and she is the only one who can give him the light he needs. so no matter what she says, it's not over.

    "Well, I tried to do it right this time around
    Let's start over
    I tried to do it right this time around
    it's not over
    There's a part of me that's dead and in the ground
    This love is killing me
    but you're the only one
    it's not over"

    The second stanza reveals the heartache he lives with - having to watch the clock, so to speak. As he continues to miss the most important moments in life. He conveys the pain that weighs him down in having to put on this fake smile, remain strong and hold on hoping that he could make it back to her. Again, this means everything to him; and no matter what she says, he is dedicated to her and her alone.

    "Taken all I could take, and I can not wait
    We're wasting too much time
    Being strong, holding on
    Can't let it bring us down
    My life with you means everything
    So I won't give up that easily
    Blow it away, blow it away
    Can we make this something good?
    'Cause it's all misunderstood"

    The final stanza is his heartfelt plea for her to trust him - let go of her ego, let go of her doubt, let go of her fear of the unknown. Let it out, trust in me, because I'm holding on for you.

    "We can't let this get away
    Let it out, let it out
    Don't get caught up in yourself, let it out"

    "Let's start over
    I tried to do it right this time around, it's not over
    'Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground
    This love is killing me, but you're the only one
    It's not over, let's start over
    It's not over, oh yeah, yeah!
    This love is killing me, but you're the only one,
    it's not over"

    I feel this song takes a particular meaning in my life. I didn't actually do anything wrong, but lies and deceit took my family away from me - destroying everything I had. I face the hardship of rebuilding my life for the one woman I love and cherish, and our kids that I yearn to be next to. Like the message in this song, no matter what she says or does. It's not over.

    - Robert Vanleeuwen
    Robert_Vanleeuwenon December 04, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song!!! Chris has come out of nowhere with this one. I have to admit it that I had forgotten about him even though he was my favorite on Idol, but I digress...

    I first heard this when he performed on Ellen, and I immediately checked out myspace to hear it and I haven't stopped listening to it since!

    The song is self explanitory. It's about second chances. This type of song is perfect for him. His new album is really good, and I would recommend it to anyone!
    platniumstatuson December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hate AI, but the first time I heard this guy sing I new he would me a huge star. His album is really good. I was afraid he would put out some puff pop album, but it is not that at all. This is a good song and is, as was mentioned, self explanatory. My only complaint is that all of the songs are that way. I usually like music where the meaning is sometimes hidden, but that is just me...
    jaden403on December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like it. I never watched the show, but had heard his name throughout the course of it. I'm glad he didn't win, or he'd probably be stuck doing some bubble gum pop thing. I do agree though jaden, I like when you can have your own interpretations on the meanings, and this is pretty straight arrow. =\
    Rock2Fast4Loveon December 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rules. It's pretty easy to work out. He is in a relationship which isn't going anywhere but he is too scared to just throw it away and start again.
    pedro.bon December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy new favorite song :]
    Chris is great.
    Ciera_isinloveon December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy new favorite song :]
    Chris is great.
    Ciera_isinloveon December 26, 2006   Link

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