"Ain't Gonna Lose You" as written by Thomas Delonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis L. Barker....
You can put a stick in my spokes
I can be the butt of your jokes
I can be the laughing stock, I can be your hoax
But I ain't gonna lose you

They can come and tear my house down
They can run me out of town
They can tie me up, call me a clown
But I ain't gonna lose you

I can't stand
The thought of another man

They can make me turn my back on my friends
Send me away to up in San Quentin
Put me in the hole, a thousand times again
But I ain't gonna lose you

Throw me in a hurricane
Tell the whole world I've gone insane
Run an electric shock to my brain
But I ain't gonna lose you

I can't stand
The thought of another man

I'll sing it from my roof top
I'll sing it from the bus stop
I'll sing it on the street drunk to a cop
But I ain't gonna lose you


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"Ain't Gonna Lose You" as written by Brett Dennen

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    General CommentI love this song. I heard it on... Grey's Anatomy I think... so hopefully Brett Dennen will get some more fans, he deserves it. I've just been waiting for him to make it big.
    as for the meaning... pretty clear, i think.
    theywereallyellowon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPowerful song. It sounds so vulnerable, somehow. It's about giving up everything for one person. No matter what the cost is.
    CMPalmiettoon October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love Brett Dennen. But i hate the meaning of this song. to think this song is about a girl is just sad. Is there any other possible meaning? When i first heard it, i thought he was talking about not losing himself to the world. but.. i dunno.
    loveallon February 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think its a love song saying that they have been through a lot. maybe a highschool relationship when no approves and you feel like the only person thats there for you is the other person on the other side of the relationship and he's saying that he really does love her and he isnt gunna loose her no matter what happens no matter what life or people through at them! but thats just me
    ins229on April 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentya know kinda like sticks and stones may break my bones but word will never hurt me or us in this case. it kinda sounds like hes telling her that his friends or her friends inculding herself are making fun of him for either being with her or her telling her friends things about him for liking her soo much i think its along those lines.
    ins229on April 01, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt may be understood as a song about being gay and being ostracized for it.
    The line "I can't stand the thought of another man" can be seen that way ; a man would be the target of the song.
    As well as the line "Run an electric shock to my brain" ; I don't think we ever run electric shock to the brain of a man for loving a woman ; while few years past we still did it to gay people.
    I think the song is about loving another man and being persecuted for it ; but he don't care for that, his only wish being not to lose his lover. I don't think Brett Dennen is gay, but he does care about discrimination and everything, so this interpretation seems quite relevant.
    (I'm really sorry if my english is weird, I'm actually french)
    jack5368on January 20, 2013   Link

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