"Down" as written by and Molly E./walker Reed....
I don't know where I'm at
I'm standing at the back
And I'm tired of waiting
Waiting here in line,
Hoping that I'll find
What I've been chasing

I shot for the sky
I'm stuck on the ground
So why do I try,
I know I'm gonna fall down
I thought I could fly,
So why did I drown?
Never know why
It's coming down, down, down

Not ready to let go
'Cause then I'd never know
What I could be missing
But I'm missing way too much
So when do I give up
What I've been wishing for

I shot for the sky
I'm stuck on the ground
So why do I try,
I know I'm gonna fall down
I thought I could fly,
So why did I drown?
Never know why
It's coming down, down, down
Oh I am going down, down, down
Can't find another way around
And I don't want to hear the sound,
Of losing what I never found

I shot for the sky
I'm stuck on the ground
So why do I try,
I know I'm gonna fall down
I thought I could fly,
So why did I drown?
Never know why
It's coming down, down, down

I shot for the sky
I'm stuck on the ground
So why do I try,
I know I'm gonna fall down
I thought I could fly,
So why did I drown?
Oh, it's coming down, down, down


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"Down" as written by Molly E./walker Reed

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  • +4
    My InterpretationAlthough the first time I heard this song was while I was watching Vampire Diaries (the break up scene) I can't really relate it too love or break ups. For me, this song is about losing grip with reality and dreams fading away.

    "I shot for the sky, I'm stuck on the ground so why did I try, i know I'm gonna fall down. I thought I could fly, so why did I drown?" this shows the dreams a person has and expectations and successes that never come true. he thought it was going to be easier and the dream was right in front of him, but suddenly it became so far out of reach.

    "Not ready to let go, cuz then i'd never know what i could be missing" & "when do i give up what i was wishing for" this further proves the idea and it shows his internal conflict/struggle. Is it time to be realistic and let go of the dream? but if I do, will I regret it later? the what ifs are still there..

    It is very upsetting to "hear the sound of losing what you never found" to realize all you've wanted was so close but so far away.

    I think everyone can relate to this song at some point in their lives. It is very simple, yet very moving as it is one of those straightforward songs with no hidden meaning instead it is very honest and clear.
    Rory43434on February 09, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFirst to comment! <3
    I heard this song on The Vampire Diaries and I fell in love with it.
    They use this song when Elena breaks up with Stefan.
    It's amazing. The lyrics are beautiful.
    Steph_2010on October 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is the theme song to my life. From the time I was a small girl, the only thing I've ever wanted to be was a writer. That wasn't what my parents wanted to hear. They wanted their little girl to grow up, be a doctor or a lawyer or anything but a writer. My daddy told me "Writers don't make any money. You need to get your head out of your little fantasies and into reality. Find a real job. All writing is going to get you is disappointment." The only person I found that supported my dream was best friend, Daren. He is always giving me new ideas and helping me through my writers block, always reading anything I hand him, and he always tells me what he thinks. He isn't afriad to tell me that it's absolutely awful. He has always been my biggest supporter. We've been friends for years, and after high school, we decided to move in together, another thing in my life my parents don't approve of. Honestly, I've been in love with him since we were freshmen, but he made it clear that he just wants to be friends, and I can't lose him so I agreed to be friends. I've tried and tried for years, but he always makes it clear that we should be friends... After we moved in together I started working on my book. I was so desperate to show my parents that I could be a writer, to show the world what I could do, but publishing company after publishing company, manuscript after manuscript I was turned down. He was the only one that made the pain easier. I was stuck with the question of whether or not to follow my dream and become a writer or give up and do as my daddy suggested and "find a real job." But Daren refused to let me do that. He kept feeding me new ideas, ideas that my imagination latched onto and run away with. But we're still just friends... One night I was out with this other guy. He knew I lived with Daren, but I made sure to make it clear that nothing was going on between us. We had been out a few times and as we stood in front of the door to our apartment I asked him if he wanted to go inside for some drinks. He looked at me and told me he had a great night, but I needed to go inside and tell Daren what he wished I would tell him. I asked him what he ment, and all he said was "You love him." He kissed my cheek, walked away and I never heard from him again. But I didn't tell Daren I love him. I was too scared of what would happen. But I'm still scared that there is something there and he just doesn't want to accept it.

    This song is my life. My dreams, my relationships all go "Down." But I'm not ready to give up, even though I think maybe I need to...
    vampirepirateprincesson January 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOMG!!!!!!! First time I heard it, it was one The Vampire Diaries, and I fell in complete love with it!! IT's such a passionate song! Their voices mesh so well together! The lyrics are just simple and amazing!
    DamonSalvatoreLover91on October 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis song really hit me in regards to my job search... The job market sucks and i graduated with an engineering degree over 2 years ago...
    Millions of resume's turned in...
    Handfuls of phone interviews...
    A few golden person to person interviews...
    and still no job :( im starting to feel like a failure...
    I've been really picky about exactly what company i want to work... i want to do something i am passionate about and dont have any ethical qualms about...
    Im not ready to stop looking for what i want.. but i keep failing and failing...
    when do i just give up and settle for something i dont want???
    JesAnneon March 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@JesAnne - that sucks. Even if I don't know you, I'm sorry.

    I think the end of a relationship is just one possibility for this song. I don't watch Vampire Diaries, though, so maybe that changes my perspective. I think it's just a song about any sort of crushing disappointment, especially when you started into a situation with high hopes. The great thing about this song (other than just its beauty because the music and harmony is so powerful) is that it is universal. Every single one of us have a way to relate because you can't get through life without being so disappointed in the outcome of something that you hit rock bottom.
    jbartloon March 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentawesome song and not because it's from the Vampire diaries i love it because it's a beautiful and amazing song the first time i heard it, awesome song!
    AcrossTheDarkenSkyon February 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard it on Vampire Diaries too! I loved it soo much and went and purchased it from Itunes. I couldn't find the lyrics anywhere so I listened to it over and over and added them here as best as I could. I love the piano and the way their voices go together. So beautiful.
    lifeisasongx3on October 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard it on the show too... great piece. zunepass ftw
    travelmapson October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard it on the show too.. amazing. I want his music!
    OnThe11thon October 24, 2009   Link

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