"Not Out" as written by and Greg Laswell....
How my thoughts they spin me 'round
And how my thoughts they let me down
And how my thoughts they spin me 'round
And how my thoughts they let me down

How my dreams they spin me 'round
And how my dreams they let me down
And how my thoughts they spin me 'round
And how my thoughts they let me down

And then there's you
Then there's you
And then there's you
Then there's you

How my love it spins me 'round
And how my love it's let me down
And how my thoughts they spin me 'round
And how my thoughts they let me down

And then there's you
Then there's you
And then there's you
Then there's you

You know I know who that you love
I've written it on myself, if you can't tell
With a melody that climbs and then falls, then falls, then falls
Without you, without you

How my days they spin me 'round
And how today it sets me down
And how my days they spin me 'round
And how today it sets me down

Alongside you
Alongside you
Alongside you


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"Not Out" as written by Greg Laswell

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    My InterpretationI think it's about everything in his life being a disappointment.
    But there's someone (A lover? A friend?) who makes everything better.
    But when they're not around, it gets worse.
    "With a melody that climbs and then falls, then falls, then falls,
    Without you, without you."
    iNTiMACYon January 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentanyone with a meaning about these lyrics?
    Yoga1978on January 04, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationi think he's coming to terms with the relationship being completely over and that it wasn't completely his fault. and he's also saying he's not going to let past memories and events effect him in the way that would hinder his emotions (I'm not gonna fall down today, instead I will buckle my knees and sway against sweet memories.)

    great song.
    melancholyjenon April 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"...tangled up in things you said out loud to me / So recklessly..."

    leaves me breathless

    sexAFTERsixon April 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsimiliar to iNTiMACY's interpretation, i think it's not only about finding himself disapointment in every aspect in his life (his thoughts, his dreams, his love, his days) but it's about the ways which he builds hope and sets down his guard just to get his hopes up and he finds himself disapointed. but the only thing that doesnt disapoint him or wastes his hope, is that one person "then there's you" the only part of life he finds beauty in when everything else let's him down.

    then at the end he starts to see it more optimistically. though his days have let him down in the past, there was a reason for it. because it led him to finding that one person that will never spin him round, just to let him down.
    maplesyrupon January 10, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"I'm not gonna fall down today/ instead i will buckle my knees and sway/ against sweet memories"
    this is talking about how he's going to be strong today, and not lose himself completely in the memories of his past relationship, and instead hold on as much as he can, but he's only able to "buckle his knees and sway".
    "i've gotta get out of here today/ there is too much room in this bed where i lay/ the street buzzes for me/ below, buzzes for me"
    I think this is talking about how he's been cooped up in his house for so long, that he needs to get back into life again, and the street below is his life, and he needs to be a part of it again.
    "And if the breeze blows me down/ i'll take my time to come around/ but i'm not out/ oh, i'm not out"
    This is where it gets a little tricky, but this is what i think. I think he's stuck in between two worlds, the one where his past significant other is, (above), and the one where he considers his world to be (below). And he's saying that if his significant other lets him down again, he'll "take his time to come around", meaning he'll ignore it and get on with his life, "but he's not out", so he hasn't given up, and he doesn't want his significant other to give up either, he's just not going to let it torture him anymore.
    "Wish i could pull you down today/ from that storm high up that's taking you away/ what would you say to me?"
    He wants to know what would happen if he could pull his significant other down from this higher world that they've been caught up in, down to where he is again, and as it clearly states, wants to know what they'd say to him.
    "And i'm sure that i am tangled up in things you said out loud to me, so recklessly/ and it's easier to sing the things i wanna say to you, so i'll sing you're losing me my love"
    He knows he's caught up in small things that his significant other said without knowing the full meaning of their words, (perhaps they said "i love you"), and they were said "so recklessly", so they may not have meant what they said, or understood what they were saying. and so now he's saying "you're losing me my love" as in, if his significant other is going to continue to push him away, he's going to go away for good. he doesn't want it, obviously, but it's happening, and he doesn't know if that's what his significant other wants as well.


    sorry, i know this is way too long and really boring, but i needed to type it out. it kinda defines my life right now, and it's my favorite song right now. it matches perfectly with everything going on in my life, and it's just freaky when songs do that, like the artist literally wrote the song for your specific situation. it makes sense in more ways than i could explain in this comment. again, my bad for the waste-of-space-ness of it. hope it helps someone besides me.
    gottalovemusicon September 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow.. This song really touches home base.. Really describes my current state of mind but most important of all, it describes my relationship with someone. I'm very much in love with someone but there's is some issues. Life happens, things in one's life can take a turn and make things a mess an chaotic . but the one thing that makes it perfect, is this person.. this person gives me strength to not give up. This person makes it better..this person is my comfort. This person makes everything that is chaotic and crazy in my life, just perfect... " how my thoughts they spin me round how my thoughts they let me down.. and there is you :) Love u DB
    bautijuon October 11, 2010   Link

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