"Off I Go" as written by and Greg Laswell....
Loose ends, they tangle down
And then take flight
But never tie me down
Never tie me down.

Loose ends, they tangle down
And then take flight
But never tie me down
Never tie me down.

Off I go.
Where I fall
Is where I land.

Off I go.
Where I fall.
Is where I land.

Loose ends tangle down
And then take flight
But never tie us down
And never tie us down.

Loose ends tangle down
And then take flight
But never tie us down
And never tie us down.

Off I go.
Where I fall
Is where I land.

Off I go.
Where I fall
Is where I land.

Ahh,

Off I go.
Where I fall
Is where I land.

Off I go.
Where I fall
Is where I land.


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"Off I Go" as written by Greg Laswell

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    General CommentI heard this song on Grey's and have come to like a lot more of Greg Laswell as a result. I couldn't believe that there were no lyrics for this song. This song was perfect for George and Izzie. I think he is saying that he is going to do what he wants to do, nothing is going to hold him back and whatever happens, happens.
    blugirlami21on May 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI managed to catch that last part of Grey's and I immediately had to find out what that song was, and I've been listening to it repeatedly. Though I was initially unsure, I've personally come to see this song as a contented acceptance of fate. The "loose ends" to me represent the metaphysical strings of fate and "taking flight" signifies the events in motion, but the fact that they're not "tying" him down means that he doesn't feel forced, that he accepts what's happening, as he implies with "where I fall is where I land." That's my opinion. This is such a good song...
    Beta7on May 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgreg was asked by the people at Grey's to write this song for the finale... and it fit like a glove.
    annieannon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I heard it on Grey's too, and cried when I heard it. I'm just that way. Because of George and Izzy and everything. (That episode was so sad!!!!!) This song does actually fit liek a glove. And Meredith talks over it at the end. THat part where she talekd about "take a look around" made me think, oddly. I know some of your are like "What? It's a stupid, lifeless show" but Grey's really makes me think. The meaning has already been mentioned above, and also just watch the last part of Grey's for an even easier meaning.
    cashewloveron July 06, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe subject of the song could be metafor for balloon(s).

    Loose ends, they tangle down
    And then take flight

    Helium balloons have 'Loose ends' aka strings tangling down and they take flight.

    But never tie me down
    Never tie me down.

    This can have multiple meanings. One being don't tie down balloons, or they cannot take flight. And secondly don't tie a balloon down on being able to take flight (they often don't take off at all and just fall to the ground).

    Combining these two meanings: Don't tie me down on taking flight (don't expect me to) or I wont be able to go.

    Off I go.
    Where I fall
    Is where I land.

    The balloon(s) go up in the air. And will eventually land where they fall.

    TL;DR
    This song seems to be about a metaphoric balloon, it accepts that fate will decide where he ends up but doesn't want his fate to be kept tied down.

    I don't know how this matches with the Grey's Anatomy episode as I haven't seen it.
    doubleyouon January 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful yet emotional at the same time. Some say "It was only written for the show!" And yes, it was written for Grey's Anatomy. However, he said in a video on YouTube that he didn't know much about what was actually going to happen on the finale, and he went through something that didn't have a lot of closure at the time. With that said, in contrary to others opinions, I do believe that the lyrics did mean something to Greg.

    Now, time for my interpretation.
    I think, like others have said, this song is about fate. It's about how fate has taken over but not ended up in a way that was wanted or planned. Then, the chorus says that he is going to let fate take over, and accept what it brings, not having the full closure of what that will be yet. That's only my interpretation and of course I could definitely be wrong. Plus, I think a song means something different for everybody, based on what they have been through and what they feel when they listen to a song.

    Now, time for how this song connected to the finale. Yes, it was like five years ago, I know. Actually I want to point out that this song brought me to the show, because I listened to it then found the final scene of season 5 and watched it on YouTube, then got hooked. Anyways, I think this song does match the ending to that episode, because George was accepting that he was going. He did sign up for the military in the episode before, and he didn't have to jump in front of the bus. He let fate take over and he was okay with whatever it did to him. As for Izzie, she signed the DNR paper shortly before because she didn't want her or her family to suffer and she saw George in the elevator, meaning that if fate took her to the other side she would be okay because she would be with her friend. Then, the episode ends and everyone wondered what the fate would be for the two of them, and no viewer had any closure. That's how I thought it worked. I could be wrong.

    Either way, no matter how it means to me, to you, or to anybody, it is a great song and is one of my favorites by Greg. But I have a lot of favorite songs by him. :)
    doublelooppsychoon July 23, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is the first Greg Laswell song I've heard that i -didn't- like and that sounds uninspired... I'm a bit shocked because of it, but I think it's because he based it on a lifeless and contrived show, rather than his own feelings. Can't blame the man for an impossible task like that.
    skttrbrainon June 24, 2009   Link

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