The first time I won't regret
One look into your eyes and I'll never forget
You're not about to jump right into this, tonight
I'm wondering just what to do
Every single second in the room with you
I can't talk this over
To win you over here, tonight

So open your eyes
Don't say goodnight
I'm wondering why
Alone tonight
I'll just let it go for you

I'm letting you down
You are just hiding it so well
You're giving me no sign, no interest
Oh you don't really want this
You don't really want this
Right now
Are you gonna try to save yourself?
I bet you're so sick of hearing it
Oh you don't really want this
You don't really want this now

So hard to get, is that what it's gonna be?
Sitting down not even looking at me
I hope forever
I don't remember this, tonight
So out the door, gone away
Running so fast through the pouring rain
Gone forever
So much better here, tonight

So open your eyes
Don't say goodnight
I'm wondering why
Alone tonight
I'll just let it go for you

I'm letting you down
You are just hiding it so well
You're giving me no sign, no interest
Oh you don't really want this
You don't really want this
Right now
Are you gonna try to save yourself?
I bet you're so sick of hearing it
Oh you don't really want this
You don't really want this now

I'd throw it all away for you
If you took another look you'd be back so soon
All alone, dark cold night
Wrapped around, you better hold on tight

Down
You are just hiding it so well
You're giving me no sign, no interest
Oh you don't really want this
So right now
Are you gonna try to save yourself?
I bet you're so sick of hearing it
Oh you don't really want this

I'm letting you down
You are just hiding it so well
You're giving me no sign, no interest
Oh you don't really want this
You don't really want this
Right now
Are you gonna try to save yourself?
I bet you're so sick of hearing it
Oh you don't really want this


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You Do, You Don't song meanings
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  • +1
    My Interpretationsomehow the first time i heard this i pictured it as a girl and a guy who planned to go all the way but the guy realizes she doesnt really want to give up that much of herself. its totally out of deep love for him, and he thought she would want it too, but he cant lose her over this and wishes she would change her mind, or at least refuse outright.

    i mean think about it:

    "You're not about to jump right into this, tonight"

    "You don't really want this
    Right now
    Are you gonna try to save yourself?
    I bet you're so sick of hearing it <- she mightve been in this situation before, and shes probably sick of worse guys trying to take advantage of her if shes the only one who wants to "save herself" for later
    Oh you don't really want this"

    "I'll just let it go for you
    I'm letting you down
    You are just hiding it so well
    You're giving me no sign, no interest
    Oh you don't really want this"

    so yeah. i think hes disappointed that he had no idea how strongly she felt about the issue but as much as it hurts that he feels like she doesnt want to be that close, he'll let her leave that night without making an argument or thinking less of her like other guys might have.
    sXe LEXXIon March 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation on this song is self conflict of the person singing. Theres an elephant in the room and its named sex. The guy doesnt know if the girl is waiting for him to make the first move. Hes almost positive that she wants it but he doesnt want to make a fool of himself so he chickens out and hes okay with not going all the way.
    autumnisohkayon March 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a guy loving a girl and her being too scared to realize that 1.) he cares for her so much and 2.) the truth is even though she may not want to be with him for whatever reasons (being hurt in previous relationship, etc.), a part of her is hurt by her choice to turn away, especially if she knew how much he loved her ("if you took another look, you'd be back so soon.")
    My favorite F.N.B. song because you can feel the emotion and the vocals are gorgeous. :)
    Rock&RollGirlon January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy loving a girl and her being too scared to realize that 1.) he cares for her so much and 2.) the truth is even though she may not want to be with him for whatever reasons (being hurt in previous relationship, etc.), a part of her is hurt by her choice to turn away, especially if she knew how much he loved her ("if you took another look, you'd be back so soon.")
    My favorite F.N.B. song because you can feel the emotion and the vocals are gorgeous. :)
    Rock&RollGirlon January 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really good song. and i agree with you on what it means.
    emma1014on March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a sad song..but really nice..
    agreed to that meaning..
    DarkImpacton July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completely agree too..
    This is my favorite.
    I kind of understand this song more than I think I should...
    And I jUST realized that...
    dearkatieon October 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree with that meaning. but i think there's more to it...
    they probably love each other, but for them, something comes up that makes their relationship stale. he loves her so much that he realizes that he's not enough for her, and decides to let her go. we don't know things from the girl's perspective but from experience i can probably say that she loves him just as much, and she needs to take the chance of this stalemate to stop this persisting love. one look back and she'll regret doing it forever.

    yeah that probably didn't even make sense, but anyone got feedback on it?
    audie_netoson October 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is waht i think:

    it's a boy and girl. ha. umm. they had a relationship. then the girl started to act different and seemed to lose interest and never said anything (you were just hiding it so well; you gave me no sign, no interest. you don't really want this).
    maybe the boy (who is singing) tried to keep things going, but finally realized it just wasn't gonna happen (i'll just let it go, for you) so he just let go.
    and the chorus talks about him letting go and just shows that she really didn't care about the relationship (are you gonna try to save yourself).
    and then the guy says if she would ever try to give a second look, she'd be back. but she wont.

    anyways, i know it's kinda long, but that's my interpretation of these lyrics. let me know what you think.
    lisa608on January 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is waht i think:

    it's a boy and girl. ha. umm. they had a relationship. then the girl started to act different and seemed to lose interest and never said anything (you were just hiding it so well; you gave me no sign, no interest. you don't really want this).
    maybe the boy (who is singing) tried to keep things going, but finally realized it just wasn't gonna happen (i'll just let it go, for you) so he just let go.
    and the chorus talks about him letting go and just shows that she really didn't care about the relationship (are you gonna try to save yourself).
    and then the guy says if she would ever try to give a second look, she'd be back. but she wont.

    anyways, i know it's kinda long, but that's my interpretation of these lyrics. let me know what you think.
    lisa608on January 10, 2009   Link

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