"Droplets" as written by Jason Reeves and Colbie Caillat....
I'm leaving you
I'm not sure if that's what I should do
It hurts so bad
I'm wanting you but can't go back
Trying to find, find
That all elusive piece of mind
Stuck here somehow
I'm shrouded beneath my fear and doubt
And I don't need it

Cause I'm walkin' down this road alone
And figured all I'm thinking 'bout is you, is you my love
My head is in a cloud of rain and the world it seems so far away
And I'm just waiting for the droplets, droplets

You left a mark
I wear it proudly on my chest
Above my heart
To remind me that I feel the best
When I'm with you
Everything is effortless
You know it's true
My eyes are painted with regret and I don't need it

Cause I'm walkin' down this road alone
And figured all I'm thinking 'bout is you, is you my love
And my head is in a cloud of rain and the world it seems so far away
And I'm just waiting to fall and sink into your skin

You are like the raindrops, the raindrops falling down on me

So you left a mark (you left a mark)
She left a mark (he left)
She left (he left)
She left a mark
And I don't (I don't)
Need it. (Need it)


Lyrics submitted by Missyyyx0

"Droplets" as written by Jason Reeves Colbie Caillat

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song speaks of a couple that for some reason or another find themselves apart and at risk of separating. They don't realize that the other is also feeling similarly about missing each other. Her mind feels clouded with all sorts of tugs and pulls and she likens these to rain droplets coalescing around images of him. She may not be aware that she won't find peace of mind away from him because he really is that peace, and deep down she knows that. She fights the impulse to accept this truth of his centrality in her mind and soul and says that right now she doesn't need these reminders and droplets of him. Ironically, while walking down this road of separation and confusion alone, really all she can think about is him, which in a way keeps him with her; he remains her companion, if only through an emotional and enduring attachment in her heart.

    He mirrors her pain, but has different reminders. A mark above his heart on his chest that she left may have been a slap in the chest while fighting, maybe a playful love tap during the good times, maybe something else entirely. But whatever it is, it's placed there as part of his body and won't leave him. He, too, takes a lone walk but really can't escape from her. He says he's alone, but like her, is fully attached to her and her companionship endures even as he seeks solace and personal fulfillment outside of their relationship. Both of them fight against doubts of the other, but what is so true about the lyrics here is that they both suffer from those doubts only because of some kind of lack of trust. If only they knew that both of them feel identically about their situation. It would take a leap of faith, maybe less, but in some measure reconciliation is right in front of them if they just trusted each other enough to just say what they feel. They would discover so much connection and enduring love, but unfortunately, they wander for a time separately through their own emotions.

    The songs ends without a conclusion, but we are left with an assurance that this couple will survive through whatever current trials they are facing because both of them speak the same language and the same hopes and fears. In a way, I find the song beckoning those of us in struggling relationships to now take a step toward each other, take the risk, and reconcile whatever wedges are in the relationship. After all, these relationships are so enduring in a way, that marks are left indelibly by those that love us that we cannot fully erase them, even if we insist that we walk on roads alone.
    Whoabadongon September 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationOkay, so, I'm basically obsessed with this song and I feel like it's about a long distance relationship and how it's not working out for the girl.

    "I'm leaving you
    I'm not sure if that's what I should do
    It hurts so bad
    I'm wanting you but can't go back
    Trying to find, find
    That all elusive piece of mind
    Stuck here somehow
    I'm shrouded beneath my fear and doubt
    And I don't need it"

    Meaning: is obvious. Her insecurities are eating her alive, but she's not sure of what she wants because she's over-thinking everything because of how much she misses him.

    "Cause I'm walkin' down this road alone
    And figured all I'm thinking 'bout is you, is you my love
    My head is in a cloud of rain and the world it seems so far away
    And I'm just waiting for the droplets, droplets"

    Meaning: She feels like she's apart from him (walking..alone) both physically and emotionally and doesn't know what to do. She's trapped with her thoughts (my head...away) and she's waiting for herself to figure out what she wants to do in this relationship-if she should end it or not (the decision = the droplets, because when the droplets fall, the 'cloud of rain' will go away).

    "You left a mark
    I wear it proudly on my chest
    (Above my heart)
    To remind me that I feel the (best
    When I'm with you)
    To me, everything is effortless
    (You know it's true)
    My eyes are painted with (regret) and I (don't need it)"

    Okay, so I think this should be taken as two different meanings for the two different singers (and i parenthesized what she sings).

    So, for him: He loves her and he remembers that even when he's far from her because of the 'mark' that she's left on him. He feels like the relationship is effortless and easy because of this. However, his one regret is having to leave her, but he knows he doesn't 'need it' because it's what's best for him and he really believes they'll make it out.

    For her: She's trying to remind herself that she feels good around him, that this is worth it. I think this is when she's made her decision to leave him, and she thinks she shouldn't regret it because she feels like he's happy with where he's at in life (which he is).

    "Cause I'm walkin' down this road alone
    And (figured all I'm thinking 'bout is you), is you (my love)
    And my head is in a cloud of rain and (the world it seems so far away
    And I'm just waiting to fall and sink into your skin)"

    So, this is his chorus: He's living his life physically away from her (I'm...alone). and when she's singing with him, it's a representation of the fact that she's all he's thinking about. When his head is crazy, he thinks of her and the rest of the world disappears, and he's just waiting to see her again (I'm...skin).

    "You are like the raindrops, the raindrops falling down on me"

    For him: She is everywhere and soothes him.
    For her: The decision has been made/the droplets have fallen and she knows that she needs to end their relationship now.

    "So you left a mark (you left a mark)"

    For him: He knows how much he loves her and is unaware of her decision yet.
    For her: She's sad that he left such a mark on her because she knows she wants to get rid of it.

    "She left a mark (he left)
    She left (he left)"

    For him: he says 'she' this time, he's not singing to her anymore. she has now left him and he's hurting.
    For her: She's realized that he's not only gone physically now, but emotionally too.

    "And I don't (I don't)
    (need it)"

    For him: He doesn't need this mark, because he knows (still) how much he loves her.
    For her: She doesn't need it because she sees it as a burden-a reminder that she hurt someone she loved.
    MarieBe22on June 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really hope these are right. if there not i apologize and ill fix them asap.
    Missyyyx0on February 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmmmm, i just love this song.
    it's just so pure, and colbie&jason sound amazing together.

    i think it's about leaving someone, though not wanting to at all, knowing it's the right thing to do.
    _headoverheelson March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are right. this is a great song. i think its about her tryin to end a relationship even though she doesnt want to because she will miss him so much
    jbax89on March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcolbie is amazzzing but so is jason.
    together..ahh man.
    but anyway, this song has a lot of feeling left in it. sadness but a little love left over. It's obviously hard to walk away but it's the only way.

    i can personally relate to this song and that's the best thing about music
    lacerhuffyon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentColbie and Jason are amazing together!!! This song reminds me of going of someone going off to college or something and having to leave the person they love behind, and now they are lost and they just need that person in their life.. it's so beautiful and easy to relate too!!!!
    lartch44on November 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that the song is about leaving someone, even though you don't really want to, but knowing things can't go back to the way they are. it's like she's stuck in a limbo, things aren't moving forward with him because she can't go back, as it hurts too much. it's the searching for "that all elusive piece of mind" that's going to tell her what she should do.

    i know i can personally relate to this song, and that really is one of the best things as it's so perfectly put things in words. < 3
    shopaholicgoddesson January 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's..
    "shrouded beneath my fear and doubt.
    and i don't need it.."
    Anyway, this song is amazing. It's perfect beyond all means.
    mel29821on July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's..
    "shrouded beneath my fear and doubt.
    and i don't need it.."
    Anyway, this song is amazing. It's perfect beyond all means.
    mel29821on July 06, 2008   Link

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