"Second Go" as written by and Valerie Poxleitner....
How many times will the clock go around
How many times can my hands hit the ground
How many coffins before there's a crown
How far will I fall 'til the alarm sounds
How come you love me when I am ugly
Guess I can only hope

Give me a second go
Don't let me go alone
You saw me at the worst
You caught me falling first
All I wanted to know
Give me a second go

No matter the weather there's never a break
Conquer a ladder then slip on a snake
Cried 'til my river turned into a lake
And I'm wondering now before it's too late
How can you save me when I am angry
Reasons I'll never know

Give me a second go
Don't let me go alone
You saw me at the worst
You caught me falling first
All I wanted to know
Give me a second go

One to five I'm half alive, six to nine I'm out of line
Ten to twelve I'm not myself,
By the millionth time, I cry.

Give me a second go
Don't let me go alone
You saw me at the worst
You caught me falling first
All I wanted to know
Give me a second go

Don't let me go alone
You saw me at the worst
You caught me falling first
All I wanted to know
Give me a second go
Give me a second go
Give me a second go
Again
Give me a second go
Don't let me go alone


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"Second Go" as written by Valerie Poxleitner

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    General CommentI think that the clock hands going round represents a cycle, that the same things happen over and over again. While the hands on the clock go round her hands hit the ground so we know her falling is a cycle as well. I don't think the coffins and crowns are related but they stand for bereavement and success. So she's asking how many more times she'll mourn before she sees a happy ending like a princess in a fairytale. The alarm represents a change for the better like when you wake up - it's a break in the cycle of bad things.

    When she asks "How can you love me when I am ugly?" it's a metaphorical and a literal question. "Guess I can only hope". There's a helplessness in her situation. She doesn't feel empowered to make a change. She's looking for the outside force of an alarm to wake her up, she's looking to the outside force of another person's love to make her better. She doesn't feel good about herself emotionally and that is reflected in a negative perception of herself.

    I think the chorus is pretty easy to understand, although the "Second" Go comes back to the image of the clock, time and repetition. She doesn't want to repeat all the mistakes of the past but she does want to return to the love she had before and do it all over again.

    "No matter the weather there's never a break"
    "Conquer a ladder then slip on a snake"

    These lines are saying similar things. The weather is something that, like life, is constant but constantly changing. Sometimes you have sun, sometimes you have rain, sometimes you have ups and sometimes you have downs. The imagery of the game of Snakes and Ladders alludes to a childish innocence and naivete. Perhaps a golden time in the past that is now lost. And a hope beyond all reason that things, no matter how bad they seem can turn out for the better... like when Sleeping Beauty is awoken with a kiss.

    So although the song is one of sadness, loss and regret there's a deep sense of hope as well.
    RobertDKnighton May 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI"m in love with her Album.

    This song seems meaningful to me.

    Seems to be about how someone is puzzled to why a lover or friend can still love them even after seeing the dark side or at there lowest and still love them.
    2cute2bstraiton September 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas a different meaning to me... I guess 'cause I can relate to this exactly.

    I think the relationship has broken down on her part, i.e. she's split up with the and now all she wants is a second go with him. But, he's not having it.

    He's seen her at all her lowest points and helped her pick herself up but this time, he's just not wanting to get back with her again.

    I love it, it's brilliant. I wana sing this song to him... Haha. I really need to get over this guy fs. But yeah, song's amazing!
    Relyobon December 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh forgot, "How come you save me when I am angry
    Reasons I'll never know"

    He would still go out with her even when she was angry to him and upset but now, when she's being herself, more humble and loving etc he won't take her back.

    Sad case.. :(
    Relyobon December 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually see this song to be more about God, how she knows God can see her at her worst all the time and maybe she feels bad about it and doesn't want him to think she's a bad person.
    uh0hmandyon June 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wouldn't hire her to paint my house no madder how hot she is...well it depends cause shes beautiful. hmmm? tough call.
    KyleMartinon July 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about God's forgiveness seeing her use of Christian references. Coffins to crowns, slipping on snakes, and how often we get angry at God but yet he still loves us and how that concept is incomprehensible to us.

    The bridge...I'm not too sure but I interpret it that as humans we'll continually fall so by "the millionith time I cry" but he gives us a second go. :)
    benzrollon August 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commentummm... conquer a ladder slip on a snake isn't inherently a religious reference... i get you're referencing the serpent in the garden of eden, but theres a childrens game called snakes and ladders, where if you land on a ladder, you advance farther, faster, and if you land on a snake, you go back instead.

    and i'm curious what coffins and crowns have to do w/ religion. it's not something i recognize.
    rivenoxon October 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that she just that her and her bf just broke up and she asking him is willing to have a "Second go". She's definantly my fav. artist
    piper888on May 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI believe that this is taken with a more spiritual approach.
    "How come you love me when I'm so ugly
    Guess I can only hope" meaning how can God/You love me when I am filled with sin and falling away from You/Him. With that being said, "I will continue to hope in You."

    "How come you save me when I'm so angry" when we're angry with God, He'll continually remind of us His love for us because He wants us.

    The chorus:
    Give me a second go,
    Don't let me go alone
    You saw me at the worst,
    You caught me falling first
    All I wanted to know,
    Give me a second go"

    God sees us at our worst and falling from Him and she's asking for another chance, which God always provides. Every day is an amazing day to start over and to have another chance. :)

    Plus, Lights is a Christian. So, it makes a lot sense, doesn't it?
    SueLynon February 10, 2012   Link

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