"Afraid" as written by William Ryan Key, Sean Michael Wellman-mackin, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons, Peter Michael Mosely and Ryan Michael Mendez....
Lie in this empty bed
With this aching head
You left me here this morning
Now I can't remember why
I let you in again
To get under my skin
And every time you disappear
Then I remember...

How I look for you
But I can't see your face
And then I hear you
The only thing you say...

I am afraid right now
I don't wanna let you down
And I'm the one who can't be saved
The only thing I say
I am afraid right now
What if I can't get out?
What if I don't want to be saved?
This is me afraid

Now, there's no place like home
To make me feel alone
I see you everywhere I am, and I remember
How you ran out to hide
You kept me close behind
Following your every move so I remember

I look for you
But I can't see your face
And then I hear you
The only thing you say...

I am afraid right now
I don't wanna let you down
And I'm the one who can't be saved
The only thing I say
I am afraid right now
What if I can't get out?
What if I don't want to be saved?
This is me afraid

I look for you
But I can't see your face
Then I hear you
The only thing you say is
Don't look for me
'Cause you will never say
You won't hear me
You won't hear me

Why do we keep this up?
Why do we live like us?
When there is nothing left to save
Will you be afraid?

I am afraid right now
You already let me down
You are the one who can't be saved
If only I could say
I am afraid right now
You never will get out
You'll never let yourself be saved
You are so afraid
You are so afraid


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"Afraid" as written by Peter Michael Mosely Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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  • +4
    General Commenti almost cried listening to this song.
    it reminds me exactly of my ex-boyfriend/first love who has just too many issues, he keeps coming to me for help and then just "running" away from me everytime. he won't let anybody help him.
    kmjeon July 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of the best songs Yellowcard has ever made.
    SnowboardRXon July 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is one of the best songs off paper walls, i think.

    Ryan is obviously talking about a girl, who always comes to him, then runs away. she calls him, telling him she is afraid, and wants to get out. the last chorus means that he realizes she cant be saved, and she wont let anyone save her.
    bre05666on July 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm surprised this song doesn't have more comments. This is in my top 3 songs from Paper Walls...which really is saying a lot because it's my favorite cd so far.

    I pretty much agree with most of what everybody's said. It's like she wants to be saved, but is too afraid to be. Basically, she's very insecure and can't make up her mind. She doesn't know if she wants commitment, she's afraid of herself and doesn't think anybody can save her.
    And in the end he realizes that even though he's been trying to hard to find her and save her, he can't help her if she doesn't want to be helped. "You'll never let yourself be saved"

    Absolutely beautiful and meaningful song
    foolish.hearton July 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really didn't like this song to start with, but the more i listened to it the more i really started to lie it.. It's really catchy
    NeonFlameon July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means so much.
    Made me cry & feel stronger when i 1st listened to it.
    Reminds me of my ex-gf whom i still love.
    Awesome song.
    Lyke top 5 on my best fighting songs.
    PaperCloudyWallson July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoooo.
    the best song off of paper walls for me.
    juz my opinion.
    PaperCloudyWallson July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorites on the new album.
    i don't really know what it means.
    but i think he is just so like attached to her that he always lets her back in even tho he's afraid
    caitlinsspecialon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song maybe means that he is in love with this girl and he always takes her bak even tho she always runs away and then she tells him shes runs away becuz shes scard of commitment to him...shes afraid she wont be able "get out"

    this is one of the best songs on the album tho
    Yankees2131142on November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about one of Ryans ex girlfriends from Florida. Before Writing Paper Walls he was living back home in Jacksonsville so im guessing its about a girl he continues to hook up with but she keeps leaving him and wont committ because shes "afraid" to let anyone in. Instead she continues to lead him on.

    P.S Ryan now lives in L.A with his kid sister
    lgfootball89on January 10, 2008   Link

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