"Letdown" as written by Matt Squire and Writers Unknown....
I've got those lovesick blues
And I feel it more than ever
A sinking in my chest like a ship in the blue, do do do do
She was the drug I abused
I feel a rising fever
A shaking in my sleep left me broken and bruised, do do do do

She said "you're just a let down,
Another one of my mistakes,
I never loved you anyway,
I never did and I never will"
She said "you're just a let down,
All your friends,
They feel the same,
I never loved you anyway,
I never did and I never will"

I've got those lovesick blues
'Cause I sold my soul to the devil
She was well dressed and she knew what to do, do do do do
I'm painted crimson and blue
She was a ruthless artist
I traded my skin for cheap sex and tattoos, do do do do

She said "you're just a let down,
Another one of my mistakes,
I never loved you anyway,
I never did and I never will..."
She said "you're just a let down,
All your friends,
They feel the same,
I never loved you anyway,
I never did and I, I never will, I never will"

She sealed my fate with her conniving sugar kissin'
I took the bait, she told me I didn't know what I was missing
She sealed my fate with her conniving sugar kissin'
I took the bait, she told me I didn't know what I was missing

She said, "You're just a let down,
Another one of my mistakes,
I never loved you anyway,
I never did and I never will"
She said, "You're just a let down,
I finally found the nerve to say,
I never loved you anyway,
I never did, I never will, I never will"

She sealed my fate with her conniving sugar kissin'
I took the bait, she told me I didn't know what I was missing
She sealed my fate with her conniving sugar kissin'
I took the bait, she told me I didn't know what I was missing


Lyrics submitted by ms_fairypants

"Letdown" as written by Blake Harnage Sierra Kusterbeck

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    General CommentDan said in an interview it is about being in a relationship, being dumped by them, but then seeing she was no good anyway, after being dumped.
    ThatProvidenceon March 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationHere are my two cents:

    I've been in this situation before. What I hear in this song is melancholy and bitterness. To me the first verse simply sets the stage: he's heartbroken. He misses the girl the way an addict misses their drug of choice. If the song were a movie, the chorus would be a flashback, taking the listeners back to the exact moment the knife went in. The second verse basically tells us why he's wallowing in self-pity and proclaiming himself a letdown: he cheated. He sold his soul to the devil, a pretty girl who had all the right moves. When he refers to his "skin", he's refering to the girl who he cheated on, the one he actually loved. She's his skin becuse she's his comfort zone, as well as an essential part of him. He traded that skin for "cheap sex and tattoos", referring to the girl who seduced him. This also takes us to the bridge, where the new girl "sealed his fate" with "sugar kissin". It sort of hints at what the other woman said to get him into her bed.

    The fact that he cheated explains the chorus. He feels so guilty and realizes he made a mistake, and pretty much agrees with everything his girl said to him when they broke up (in the chorus). Basically the song is him lamenting a big mistake that he made, as well as declaring himself worthless for having done what he did.
    takemetothepiloton June 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe i'm the first to comment this. I LOVE this song :D
    manithinkthatshoton March 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed an amazing song. This whole new album is just incredible!
    Katikoalaon March 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis will be the most popular off the new CD, and it is good but not my personal favorite. I think it is about something growing up over a crappy relationship and finally getting the nerve to tell the person off. To be honest this whole CD is leaving me perplexed.
    ThatProvidenceon March 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI especially love this line, "She was a drug I abused". I don't know why, but it just sounds really poetic and I love it. XD

    It's pretty obvious that it's about a girl he was dating and how he fell for all the crap she put him through, and then after he realizes what a waste of time she was.

    Loveee this song. <3
    xSakuraon April 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant stop listening to this song, love it!
    dearhannahon May 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think the last part of the song is actually

    She sealed my fate with her tonight when she kissed him
    I took the bait, she told me I didn't know what I was missing
    pirate176on May 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis makes me want to cry! so sad! :`(
    beatingheartsbaby94on June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song gets to me so much, and I have no clue why.
    I was close to tears today listening to it, even though I've heard millions of times before.
    Amazing song though, I've been through similar situations, probably why I love it so much.
    roseredxxon June 03, 2009   Link

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