"I Let it Go" as written by Hutch Harris and Kathleen Foster....
I was lost, I was hurt,
I was trapped out at sea..
I was swimming in circles of circles
In the last place I wanted to be.

I was holding on to a love I knew so long
I thought it must be keeping me afloat
Only when I was down,
Only when I was drowning
Did I finally see your hands on my throat

I looked my fear in the eyes!
Looked at the water below!
I knew I could love or live!
I let it go!
I let it go!

I walked in the dark, I walked in the rain
I walked for miles and miles and years,
And all I knew was heartache and pain..

I was weighted with the hate I held so long
I thought it must be guiding me home..
Only when I was lost, only when I was crossed
Did I finally see it left me all alone.

I looked my fear in the eyes!
Looked at the cold ground below!
I knew I could love or die!
I let it go!
I let it go!

Four on the floor!
Two in the air!
Out of the sand, out of the sky!
Into the flow!

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"I Let It Go" as written by Kathleen Michelle Foster Hutch Harris


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    General CommentI think this is about losing love and hating the idea of being in love, then realizing that you need love.
    Losing love makes you feel "lost" and "hurt," and like you're "swimming in circles of circles in the last place (you) wanted to be," or not being able to escape the lost and lonesome feelings. You thought love was keeping you up, but then came to believe that it was strangling you, relating it to death, as the opposite of live in "love or live".

    "I walked in the dark..." is about being lost without love and feeling hatred. Then you realize that the hate was only hurting you, and you have to learn to let the hate go, realizing that you actually do need love, this time relating it to life.
    whybother737on February 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think its about how we hold on to things that we think are intrinsic to our identities but that really just do us harm, so finally we just have to learn to let them go. Like love and hate.
    kaysnteeson April 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. This seems to me to be about clinging to a love that is not returned, i.e. ex-girlfriend, and about finally getting to the point of letting it go. There are lines about finally seeing the destructive nature of hanging on or nursing certain emotions, realizing that it is drowning you, strangling you and hurting you. Perfect song to tell yourself, 'I don't need that bitch. She screwed me over anyway. Fuck her.'
    everestdesignon July 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is just my interpretation of it. But, to me, it's about being in a stagnant relationship in which the speaker of the song is incredibly unhappy, but they've been staying in it in hopes that things will eventually get better. Finally, he looks his fear in the face and leaves his miserably life of comfort to find happiness again. Finding happiness within yourself before finding it with another person, then being with someone you can actively love.
    thepostergirlon September 04, 2011   Link

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