"Between You And I" as written by and David Ryan/withenshaw Strauchman....
Would you believe me
If I said I was sorry?
The question wasn't meant to hurt
It was just my fear of losing you

And now you're filling
All the space that surrounds you
I'll soon be tucked away
Underneath your bed

Where you gave yourself to me
Where I gave myself to you

Maybe it's all for the best
But I just don't see any good in this, no
Maybe we'll find something better
But the lovers that leave us
Will always hold the place

And maybe it was wrong of me
To think I could keep you
And maybe it's the last few drinks
Taking over my mouth and all I've been thinking

I want you to know
That I am fine here without you
But I can't bring myself
To lie to you

And since we're being honest
I feel I should tell you
I've been filling up the empty space
Between you and I

Between you and I
She could never compare to you
Between you and I
I still keep your pictures underneath my bed

Where she gives herself to me
Where I give myself to you

Maybe it's all for the best
But I just don't see any good in this, no
Maybe we'll find something better
But the lovers that leave us
Will always hold the place, yes, yeah

Maybe it's all for the best
But I just don't see any good in this, no
Maybe we'll find something better
But the lovers that leave us
Will always hold the place

Yeah, the lovers that leave us
Will always hold the place



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"Between You and I" as written by James Francis Deeghan David Ryan Strauchman

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  • +6
    General CommentSuch a sad song :(

    I think that he's saying that no matter what, they'll always love each other. In the mean time, though, they're "filling up the empty space between" each other with other people.

    I love the irony of the line of "Between you and I, I still keep your pictures underneath my bed
    Where she gives herself to me." The pictures of his ex under the bed are symbolic of the fact that she still lingers in his mind, even when he's with someone else. I think everyone's gone through this before.
    ashmoeon January 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favorite song from their new album.
    i can't believe no one has commented on it.

    definitely a meltdown song... so if you're feeling emotional, this is for you.

    my favorite part:
    maybe it was wrong of me to think i could keep you.
    maybe it's the last few drinks taking over my mouth
    and all i've been thinking..

    ughhh. it's like it was written for me.
    kelly.on March 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just heard this song thanks to a suggestion from Itunes. But I love it. I've been in this type of situation. I think he is basically talking to her throughout the song and apologizing in the first verse about what happened in their relationship, or maybe they are talking and he is apologizing for bring up the past again. The rest of the song just sounds like he is sick of pretending he is fine and completely done with her, as he says he wants to tell her that he's fine without her, but he doesn't want to lie to her anymore. I think this song really boils down to just that knowledge that both of you are with other people, but wondering if it's cause you feel what you should do. Yet you can't just forget them completely, as he says " Between you and I, I still keep your pictures underneath my bed
    Where she gives herself to me.
    Where I give myself to you." it's almost as if he's saying this girl is giving her everything to him, but he still can't give himself to her because he is still attached to his ex. I know the feeling all to well, you want to move on, but you just kind of know that person will always have a piece of your heart, despite how much you don't want to admit it and how much you really do want to just let go completely.
    flailingisthebeston May 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI seriously love this song. I downloaded it years ago and it came up on shuffle on my iTunes and now I can't stop listening to it.

    To me:

    Would you believe me If I said I was sorry?
    The question wasn't meant to hurt, it was just my fear of losing you.
    And now you're filling all the space that surrounds you.
    I'll soon be tucked away underneath your bed...
    Where you gave yourself to me, where I gave myself to you.

    To me, he's clearly said something that completely upset her and for whatever reason their relationship ended. Now she's "filling all the space that surrounds her" (Probably told him she wasn't interested in even being friends anymore and just wanted space), with other people and relationships. He then realizes that if he isn't already, he'll soon just be a tucked away memory of what used to be while she begins an intimate relationship elsewhere.

    Maybe it's all for the best.
    But I just don't see any good in this, no.
    Maybe we'll find something better...
    But the lovers that leave us will always hold the place.

    To me, he's beginning to think that maybe it ended because it was meant to. Then he keeps telling himself that he just can't imagine how it was meant to end. He thinks that maybe they'll each find better people for them, but that their memory to each other will always hold its own permanent place in each of their separate lives.

    And maybe it was wrong of me to think I could keep you.
    And maybe it's the last few drinks taking over my mouth,
    And all I've been thinking.
    I want you to know that I am fine here without you.
    But I can't bring myself to lie to you.

    He begins to realize that maybe it was completely foolish and selfish of him to believe that he could keep such a great person for the rest of his life. He knows he's been drinking, and believes that may be the cause of all of his feelings. But he wants to remind the girl that he is fine without her. Although he knows reminding her of that would simply be a lie.

    And since we're being honest, I feel I should tell you,
    I've been filling up the empty space between you and I.
    Between you and I,
    She could never compare to you.
    Between you and I,
    I still keep your pictures underneath my bed.
    Where she gives herself to me,
    Where I gave myself to you.

    So he wants her to know that he too has filled his time with things and relationships, too. But he wants her to also know that his relationship does not compare to his past relationship with her. Also that he keeps "her picture" (his memories with her), "underneath his bed", (close to him).. Where they both gave themselves away to each other.

    Maybe it's all for the best.
    But I just don't see any good in this, no.
    Maybe we'll find something better...
    But the lovers that leave us will always hold the place.

    Again, he questions the different lives they lead and wonders if they made the right decision. Either way, he explains that he will always love her and have a special place for her in his heart, regardless of how many people they both fill their space with.

    Heartbreaking and hits completely home for me. What a beautiful, well-written, and sung song. :(
    camilletkpattonon July 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentironically enough i saw these guys with all time low =]]
    i need to do that again
    badly
    xD
    thesocalledemoon May 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^lucky lucky but how's it ironic?

    reading the lyrics brings so much more...
    lovelyboneson August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw them with All Time Low too!
    In November though.
    Such an amazing concert.


    This song is beautiful.
    Alysennon December 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. this song was literally written for me.. line by line.

    i said some things to my ex boyfriend (who i broke up with because we both werent in any condition to keep fighting about the littlest things) and then i said sorry but he wasnt completely over what i had said and done. and i only did and said those things because i was so scared of losing him. and now hes going around flirting and like posting "engaged" with this other girl on fb, WHO btw i thought was my friend. like, i had cried in front of her over him and i had told her soo much. trusted her with so much. but me and my ex bf like.. i guess gave ourselves to eachother. and he is acting like i dont mean anything to him anymmore and that im juss another ex gf.. when we both know its not like that. and where the song said "Maybe it's all for the best,
    But I just don't see any good in this, no." it just reminds me about how i know that slowly things will seem better. but it never rlly will be. and i really dont see the good in us not being together. and how we might find someone who makes us relatively happy but they wont ever take the others place...

    and the story just goes on and on with each verse. its unbelievable.
    gabort3000on April 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first time I heard this, I didn't really like it. But after listening to it a few times, it really grew on me. The part where he says "maybe it's all for the best, but I just don't see any good in this" is how I'm feeling now. I can really relate to that part.
    snowflake101on August 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEx boyfriend was cheating on his new girlfriend with me.
    This song came on.
    made him upset.
    hilarious.
    they broke up.
    yadda yadda yadda.

    0m9 i c4n r3l4t3 t0 th1s s0o0o0o much...
    Chelsmson December 09, 2009   Link

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