"Don't Wanna Let You Down" as written by and Joshua Jon Pyke....
Incalculably
We shift in our bones
At our seams

We’re not what we were
Nor are we what we’re going to be
So where does that leave us right now
Except gloriously unaware of how this will turn out

I’ll be careful with you
If you leave your light on for me
My wandering heart
Is freer in your proximity
And if you can’t rely on me
Then that makes me exactly half the man
That I’d like to be

And I don’t wanna let you down
No I don’t wanna let you down
So I’m gonna buy you a house and a dog
And I’ll try to stick around / we’re gonna settle down

Sometimes I fear
We are all but corks on the sea
Sinking by increments
Or pulled by invisible tides constantly
But, if our minds can be made up things
Then that’s what separates us
From that frightening entropy

And I’ve tried empathy
Some crows get the better of me
With my eyes to the sky
Sometimes I feel like flying from here
But I’d walk on broken glass
Just to hold onto some sense
Of my own certainty

Hold your moments
Keep them in your pockets now
When it’s the hours
That begin to feel like years



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    General CommentThis song is heartbreaking.... It's so sweet, especially the "if you can't rely on me that makes me half the man that I'd like to be" and THEN he says "And I'll try to stick around"! Not so sweet.... It's the word 'try' really, as if he isn't certain he'll be able to be there forever. I think that maybe he's going to 'settle down' with her- even though his heart is restless and he's not certain who he is, "I'd walk on broken glass just to hold onto some sense of my own certainty".
    The end is especially poignant- I think that represents their relationship becoming strained as time passes- and both of them knowing 'settling down' with a house and a dog didn't solve their problems.
    However- a beautiful, lyrically captivating song that I just cannot stop listening to....just my thoughts!! :) :)
    bohemian_like_youon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is incredible.in my top 20.
    i think the fact that in the last chorus where he changes it from 'try to stick around' to 'and we're gonna settle down' shows that they will work through their problems. and do everything they can to stay together. because thats what they really want.
    i agree with bohemian like you, its a beautifully and lyrically captivating song that is infectious and stays in your mind, i recommend you put it on repeat :)
    i love josh pyke. he is an amazing artist.
    bass.wiz.sisky.bizon October 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWatching his DVD, Josh says that while it sounds like a song about not wanting to let someone down, it's actually about reminding himself of things that he wants to commit to in life, and reminding himself that he doesn't want to slide towards 'that frightening entropy' in his life.
    Really interesting to hear, because I first thought it was a soppy, romantic song too, but hearing him talk about it definitely sheds another light on the song.
    VanillaThunderon April 27, 2011   Link

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