Johnny and I, we got lost tonight, we got carried away.
It takes someone like me to lose track like that, to be troubled down,
got a heart full of plans but nowhere to run.
There were seventeen dogs out to track us down
and I got some bruises and I got a scar but now,
never gonna let you down,
and I got it wrong like I knew I would, and I told you,
never gonna let you down,
I must never let you down,
never gonna let you—

And everything must start from here,
in a sunshine with ease with somewhere to go,
with no sticky feeling of going wrong,
no heartbeat asking where you're gonna go.
With the trouble you wear, you want to wear it down,
you want to make something new of this but
never gonna make it (home), never gonna make it.
Someone I want now, somewhere I want to go, and I told you,
never gonna let you down,
never gonna let you down,
but I will always let you down.

I said Johnny and I, we got lost tonight,
but we doubled our chances, we've got somewhere to go.
We've got devils chasing us to hunt us down,
and we know we can't go like this from now.
I've got a feeling of you, and we danced for so long,
I want your arms around me, said
never gonna let you down, was never gonna let you—
Someone I want now, somewhere I want to go, and I told you,
never gonna let you down,
never gonna let you down,
but I will always let you down.

I've got a feeling of you and we danced for so long,
I want your arms around me like lovers do,
and I'm never gonna let you down, gon' let you down,
gon' let you down, gon' let—
I've got a feeling of you and we danced for so long,
I want your arms around me like lovers do,
and I'm never gonna let you down, gon' let you down,
gon' let you down, gon' let you down.
Johnny and I, we got lost tonight, we got carried away.
It takes someone like me to lose track like that, to be troubled down,
got a heart full of plans but nowhere to run.
And everything must start from here,
in a morning with ease with somewhere to go,
with no sticky feeling of going wrong,
with no heartbeats asking where you're gonna go.
I've got a feeling of you and we danced for so long,
I want your arms around me like lovers do,
and I'm never gonna let you down, gon' let you down,
gon' let you down, gon' let you down.
I've got a feeling of you and we danced for so long,
I want your arms around me like lovers do,
and I'm never gonna let you down, gon' let you down,
gon' let you down, gon' let you down.


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    General CommentI get the feeling that this song is about his turbid relationship with himself - like those nights where you just have a crisis of identity and get "lost" so to speak, losing track of who and where you are. The end of the song to me represents the feeling of falling back in love with yourself, at least for a little while, even though you know you're probably just going to continue to disappoint yourself again anyway. It's beautiful and bittersweet, and it says so much through so few words.
    typsieon March 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentamazing song, amazing band.
    dothefrugon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsaw this band a couple of nights ago supporting someone else, they're brilliant!
    clearlyon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI ADORE THIS SONG! It's so, so ridiculously fast paced. In an amazing way.
    srxcefon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat the hell is this song about? The music video is about some dude murdering a bunch od people, but that is probably just the music video.
    GameDude2008on July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWHERE IS THE REST OF THEIR SONGS???? ag
    imab&sbookwormon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti got this free on itunes, and it is scarily addictive! i love everything about it. (:

    i think it's about trying not to let people down despite what life throws at you, even though you're sure you'll do it at some point.
    harley.on October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was gay, honestly. (gay like...homosexual. not the other thing); he and johnny (or even if johnny's just a close friend) get lost + carried away and have great times, and he keeps thinking he'll let everyone else down if he keeps doing it; like he promises his friends/ everyone else that he'll be there for things, and he can't keep up with it; "someone I want now, somewhere I want to go, and I told you,never gonna let you down...but i will always let you down." - he keeps promising people he'll be there for them, but then keeps going to where he wants to go,and ends up letting them down.

    idk a couple of things tie in with it.."and we know we can't go like this from now." - he feels like he's letting things run away from him by ignoring the other people in his life, and knows that eventually it'll have to end...some of the other stuff, too; "and everything must start from here, in a sunshine with ease with somewhere to go, with no sticky feeling of going wrong, no heartbeat asking where you're gonna go." - that's either a new relationship or an escapist relationship; a private one, where no one is telling them what to do and they can just relax and go wherever they like with it.

    whatever i am almost definitely wrong, but i'd love to know what this was really about! i love his voice at the start when he said 'Johnny and I, we got lost tonight, we got carried away' because it sounds really perfect. i'm addicted to this song!
    Rosemageon January 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentso
    in love
    carlinbon February 01, 2009   Link

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