"Never Say Never" as written by Isaac Slade, Joseph King and David Welsh....
Some things we don't talk about
Rather do without
And just hold a smile
Falling in and out of love
Ashamed and proud of
Together all the while

You can never say never while we don't know it
Time and time again
Younger now than we were before
Don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go
Don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go

Picture you're the queen of everything
Far as the eye can see
Under your command
I will be your guardian when all is crumbling
Steady your hand

You can never say never while we don't know it
Time, time and time again
Younger now than we were before
Don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go
Don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go

We're falling apart,
And we're coming together,
Again and again
We're crawling apart,
But we're falling together,
Falling together
Together again

Don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go
Don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go
Don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go
Don't let me go, don't let me go, don't let me go


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"Never Say Never" as written by Isaac Slade, Joseph King, David Welsh

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  • +18
    General CommentThis is how I see this song, only because of the current situation going on in my life. I think it may be about a girl who is walking out of his life. They have been friends forever, but never became anything more. "Some things we don't talk about, rather do without and just hold a smile" They each have been "falling in and out of love" but either way, they have remained close. But something changed, he wants something more then just that friendship. Maybe she has actually found someone to spend the rest of her life with, even though that other guys isn't right for her and it made him realize. He believes "you can never say never" hoping that they will be together one day. He proceeds to tell her how he feels. He says "picture you're the Queen of everything, far as the eye can see" because she thinks she holds the world in her hands at the moment, but he knows eventually she has to realize that other guy isn't right for her. He continues to say "I will be your guardian when all is crumbling, I'll steady your hand." Meaning, he will always be there for her.

    A girl that I have known since I was very young, just got engaged. To a guy that she should totally not be with, he lies, and she falls for it. Her and I never became anything more then best friends, even though we tried dating a couple of times. Both of us were at different stages during those times, and I had my own demons that I had to overcome. I pretty much prevented anything from happening between us. Then I realized she was everything I wanted, but I was too late. She had started dating one of her ex's again, the same ex that treated her like trash, and tried to change her from the person she was. And now they are getting married, and I just want to yell "Don't Let Me Go!" But I guess I have dug my own grave.
    DistantNFadedon February 07, 2009   Link
  • +9
    General Commentthe perfect voice for sad love songs
    lostinsongson February 25, 2009   Link
  • +7
    General CommentI think that everyone that has posted before me makes good points, and I think that maybe this means something different to everyone, depending on what is going on in that person's life.

    To me, I think it is about a girl that is confused and trying to walk away from something great but still holding on because she doesn't know what she truly feels. They both know there is some tension in the relationship, but are too comfortable to face the facts, and they just keep things the way they are: "Some things we don't talk about, Rather do without and just hold the smile."

    It seems like the guy wants things to keep progressing, but that can't happen because the girl doesn't know what she wants. He is ready to give her the world and devote himself completely to her and make her the queen of his everything. Maybe he knows that he can be everything she needs, so he tells her not to let him go.

    They "pull apart and come together again and again" because they are on and off, hot and cold. She will pull away, then come back because he is there to be her "guardian when all is crumbling" and to "steady her hand."

    Perhaps you can tell that I am getting this explanation from events right now in my life!!! Well, those are just some of my thoughts. Tell me what you think...
    MusicMan08on March 18, 2009   Link
  • +5
    Song MeaningI agree with what everyone has been saying. But what I truly think it means is this:

    Two people are in a relationship right now. The guy is all in but the girl is scared of the future, scared to pursue anything serious.

    Somethings, we don't talk about, such as the future. Instead, living life day by day seeing where it will take them. Rather to do without thinking, and holding the smile back, ashamed you can't express your true feelings, yet proud of what you have in your arms.

    The guy wants to express how he feels, yet you can never say never, about things that can happen.

    Don't Let me go...

    However, through thick and thin, I will always be here for you. Your the queen of everything, under your command. Through hard times, I will be here. When you are at your worst moment in life, I will be here. I'll steady your hand.

    Younger now than we were before. Pulling apart from each other, yet knowing that we can't live without each other. Decisions are tough. But whatever you choose and whatever you want, i will always be here for you, and I will always love you.

    We are together...so don't let me go. Don't let me go, don't let me go...

    Personal events that are happening in my life right now. Tell me what you think.
    badger101on June 07, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti agree, that this song can be interpreted in many different ways

    for me, it's about two people who have been friends all along--"together all the while", and both fell for each other but never really never admitted it--"some things we don't talk about". and now it's not seeming that it will work out, but you can "never say never". they also don't want to let go of the friendship. one of the people involved perhaps admitted their feelings, but is saying "don't let me go." and then "but we pull it together"--still friends after all.
    aharddaysnight123on July 20, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOK This is my take. Similiar to those above. The lyrics are right I checked them to the fray website.

    I think its about friends that have been friends for years, and one is growing closer and wanting to be more then just friends. But the other knows that it could ruin their relationship. The one has feelings of more then friendship but doesnt want to lose a friend if it doesnt work out, "Falling in and out of love, Ashamed and proud of, together all the while". I think the "younger now then when we were before" I think is talking about, they are less caring about life and looking more for happiness. Just like a young child. I think the rest about being the queen is talking about even if you go on to have the world, Someone as simple as me will be here to make sure your safe.
    kInGancaptainon February 08, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis is a really beautiful song, the instrumental part towards the end is very passionate. Love it.
    TravisMusic32on June 15, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is one of those special songs that can be interpreted many different ways according to what the listener is going through in his or her life. I love their new cd and this is, without a doubt, my favorite song from it. A lot of the posts before mine have made sense and I can definitely see where they got their ideas from but I have a different take on this song. I think it's about a guy and a girl who were in a relationship together, rather than being just friends, and things ended between them. Because they are both so scared of getting hurt again, they don't talk about getting back together or how they are still in love with one another. They fall in and out of love with each other as they try to patch up their relationship. The guy believes that they can make it and that they will be together again one day so he tells her to "Never say never." He tries to reassure her and tell her not to be afraid because he loves her and will always be there for her, especially when times are rough. He does all he can to convince her that they belong together but ultimately, it's up to her. His heart is in her hands so he tells her to not let him go. Don't break his heart and make him whole once again.

    I am going through something extremely similar to the situation I see when I listen to this song. My girlfriend and I were together for over four years and she was the love of my life. I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her and I thought that she wanted all the same things I did. But somewhere along the road, she got scared and ended things between us. My heart has been broken for the past seven months and I want nothing more than to hold her in my arms again. I tell her that if she chose me, she wouldn't need to be afraid because, "I will be your guardian when all is crumbling. I'll steady your hand."
    Irishman2010on June 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThe new album is great, I love it. They changed their style up a little, kind of testing new waters but still kept the original sound we love them for. This song immediatly got my attention, and so far is my fav. I think it's about him not wanting to be let go of and give up on the relationship so soon. Then again, I can also see it as him telling her to Never Say Never because he beleives that they will be together. Both friends with each other but she doesn't want to ruin their friendship, but he beleives that they can and will be. That they may be the one for each other. So she shouldn't let go of them, their relationship as friends and maybe more. Don't let him go.
    Prowler Kidon February 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment its such a great song!he has the perfect for sad love songs with such passion.
    lostinsongson February 25, 2009   Link

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