Before I fall too fast
Kiss me quick
But make it last
So I can see
How badly this will hurt me
When you say goodbye

Keep it sweet
Keep it slow
Let the future pass
And don't let go
But tonight, I could fall too soon
Into this beautiful moonlight

But you're so hypnotizing
You've got me laughing while I sing
You've got me smiling in my sleep
And I can see this unraveling
Your love is where I'm falling
But please don't catch me

See, this heart
Won't settle down
Like a child running scared from a clown
I'm terrified of what you'll do
My stomach screams
Just when I look at you

Run far away
So I can breathe
Even though you're far from suffocating me
I can't set my hopes too high
'Cause every hello
Ends with a goodbye

But you're so hypnotizing
You've got me laughing while I sing
You've got me smiling in my sleep
And I can see this unraveling
Your love is where I'm falling
But please don't catch me

So now you see
Why I'm scared
I can't open up my heart
Without a care
But here I go
It's what I feel
And for the first time in my life
I know it's real

But you're so hypnotizing
You've got me laughing while I sing
You've got me smiling in my sleep
And I can see this unraveling
Your love is where I'm falling
So please don't catch me
If this is love
Please don't break me
I'm giving up
So just catch me


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  • +4
    General Commenti dunno, i think that the change of music is intertwined with the lyrics. at first it's a soft guitar and her voice, soft and unsure and hesitant, and that's the part where she doesn't want to really fall -- "so i can see how badly this will hurt me when you say goodbye."

    as the song progresses she continues to be reluctant to really fall and confesses her fear of what her significant other could do ("i'm terrified of what you do, my stomach screams just when i look at you") to hurt her, but the chorus grows stronger with added violins and she says, "but you're so hypnotizing, you've got me laughing while i sing, you've got me smiling in my sleep."

    and then the bridge happens, and she finally is okay with it ("but here i go, it's what i feel"), and then we get the faster guitars and drums, which are this last huge burst of excitement and this big final acceptance. "i'm giving up, so just catch me."

    i think the musical is integral to understanding the song, and that demi has done an amazing job with both. i applaud her for this song, and all the other songs on her new album. it's an amazing CD.
    fancypirouetteson July 25, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaningbasically I think this song is about someone who's been scared of falling in love again. Yet she meets this amazing guy, and is quickly falling in love again, but doesn't want him to 'catch her' cos if she fully commits then there's more chance she'll get hurt again. Yet she is totally falling for the new guy and has buterflies yet her head is telling her that it won't work and they'll end up finishing ' every hello comes with a goodbye' but she keeps going back to the fact she's totally falling head over heels for him.
    Eventually at the end she goes for it warning the guy ' please don't break me', takes the chance and lets herself fall for him, which is why it finally ends with 'so just catch me'
    walksyon July 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAlso it could be that she doesn't want to fall in love with the guy because he's going away. Mainly becvause of the lines:
    "How badly this will hurt me
    When you say goodbye" and "'Cause every hello
    Ends with a goodbye"
    walksyon July 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this is about not wanting to fall for the person because your afraid of getting hurt. So she's saying "don't catch me" but in the end she decides to give up and just letting him catch her.
    iShineon July 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLoving this song! Its so sweet and I love the bit where it speeds up and gets a bit funky, I just wish it would last for a bit longer, its over pretty quick.
    residentinsanityon July 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI haven't had a song have an impact like this on me in awhile, and I'm in tears listening to the song and reading the lyrics at the same time. This has got to be one of my favorite songs on the new album, but I think I would've loved for the song to stay slow, instead of having it speed up at the end because it was really pretty like that. I love the lyrics too, she's such an amazing singer and songwriter.
    jadore musicon July 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Opinioni love this song! reminds of love bug
    hallelujah_xon July 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso far this is my favourite on the album, but i agree that she should have kept it slow, not all songs need a crazy part.
    marykatemcguireon July 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit sounds like don't forget
    cassiebluvon July 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love how you can hear the smile in her voice when she sings "You've got me smiling in my sleep."
    lilyloveson August 05, 2009   Link

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