I know where I'm supposed to be
Beside you now, but they won't let me
They're taking you away

So hear I'll lay eventually
I'll waste away and they'll come get me
To place me next to you,
Right next to you

Beautiful, letting go of all you've held onto,
Why can't I, why can't I?
Beautiful, letting go of all you know is true,
Why can't I let you go?

And on and on and what the hell
I see no good to be angry with myself
I'll toss and turn tonight.

When did I get so uncivilized?
I could not awake from sleeping
I could do just fine for most of the time
Til I see my own reflection

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies
I cannot continue sleeping
I can fool myself for most of the time
Til I see my own reflection
'Cause that reminds me of you

Beautiful, letting go of all you held onto,
Why can't I, why can't I?
Beautiful, letting go of all you know is true,
Why can't I let you go?

And what else could have happened
Oh my dear, oh my love without you
And what else could have happened
So come away, come away with me love.

And I'll find the place you keep your favorite things
I'll try to make you fall in love by association
And now I know in my heart
I've never lost a thing 'til I lost you, my love, my love

Beautiful, letting go of all you held onto,
Why can't I, why can't I?
Beautiful, letting go of all you know is true,
Why can't I let you go?

I've no regrets of yesterday, though these tears are falling
I will look to you, I will still remember (God help me now)
This will linger on, your memory deeper than the oceans


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    General CommentTaken from jesusfreakhideout.com

    Lyrics:
    I know where I'm supposed to be beside you now but they won't let me
    They're taking you away
    So hear I'll lay eventually I'll waste away and they'll come get me
    To place me next to you, right next to you

    Beautiful, letting go of all you held onto, why can't I, why can't I
    Beautiful, letting go of all you know is true, why can't I let you go

    And on and on and what the hell I see no good to be angry with myself
    I'll toss and turn tonight.

    When did I get so uncivilized I could not awake from sleeping
    It seems I do just fine for most of the time til I see my own reflection

    Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies I cannot continue sleeping
    I can fool myself for most of the time til I see my own reflection
    and that reminds me of you

    Beautiful, letting go of all you held onto, why can't I, why can't I
    Beautiful, letting go of all you know is true, why can't I let you go

    And what else could have happened oh my dear, oh my love without you
    And what else could have happened come away come away with me now

    And I'll find the place you keep your favorite things
    I'll try to make you fall in love by association
    And now I know in my heart that I've never lost a thing 'til I lost you, my love, my love

    Beautiful, letting go of all you held onto, why can't I, why can't I
    Beautiful, letting go of all you know is true, why can't I let you go

    I've no regrets of yesterday, though these tears are falling
    I will look to you, I will still remember (God help me now)
    This will linger on, your memory deeper than the oceans
    simply__meon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsome of those lyrics were right, simply_me, but not all of them.
    If you want to correct lyrics, listen to the song while looking at your version of the lyrics before posting them. My original lyrics were more correct than the ones from the site you mentioned.

    Anyway, I think it's about a guy not being able to let go of someone. Whether that someone may have died and he can't grasp it, or if he can't let go of an ex-love.
    ellie117on August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentObviously this song is about the loss of someone, though I don't know whether or not it is about a significant other. Perhaps it was a life long friend that left or died. I'm leaning more toward the death option because of the words "...they'll come get me to place me next to you". It sounds like he's waiting to die so he can be near his friend/S.O., six feet under. It's an understandable feeling.

    On a lighter note, is anyone besides me annoyed at the way he sings "they're taking you away" at the beginning of the song? He sounds like he's saying "avay". Gah. Otherwise, great song.
    esprion September 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha i know EXACTLY what you mean espri, about that one line.
    ellie117on September 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSoo... sorry to be the "know-it-all" with The Fold lyrics, but when I talked to Daniel at a concert, he said that this was about his mom.

    So you were right on with the death part.
    LNikkyon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits talking about his deceased mom from his father's point of view =D
    i got that from an interview with rawkzilla.com

    anyway...
    great song
    almost brings tears to my eyes :)
    jesusfreak.dingon December 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfrom their myspace:

    "Hey guys, it’s Dan. Instead of posting the lyrics to this song, I’m gonna do something a little different. I’ve made it no secret that this is my favorite song off of SKYS, and I’m gonna use this space to explain why.

    This song was recorded in December of ’06, just a few weeks after my Mother suddenly passed away from an extremely aggresive cancer. The song is about the situation, so as you can imagine it’s insanely personal and close to my heart. If the lyrics seem confusing in that context, it’s because they’re sung from my Dad’s perspective, on the day of my Mom’s funeral. I lost a Mother, but he lost the love of his life, I couldn’t help but see the pain from his perspective. He stood there next to her casket all day and night, like he just couldn’t face the day without her, he couldn’t physically seperate himself from her. It was the most intense thing I’ve ever been through in my life.

    While we were recording this song, there was one point when the producers and myself (and maybe a couple band members, but they’re manly men so we’ll leave them out of it) found ourselves in tears. It was when I was laying down the vocal at the very end of the song. I see these words as a chorus of their own, the biggest tribute I could ever present to my Mother. All six of her kids and her husband all shouting out to her memory:

    "I’ve no regrets of yesterday, though these tears are falling
    I will look to you, I will still remember
    This will linger on, your memory deeper than the ocean..."
    LNikkyon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow, LNikky. That gives me a new perspective of the song...from Dan's father to his mother. Thanks :)
    esprion August 09, 2008   Link

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