You were sitting at your bed
Grinning from ear to ear
I can smell the evening
Things seem pleasing to you, only you

I was waiting up for you
Well I worried about you
I put them to bed
They missed their dad
Just where the hell were you

The first stop it's always true
That's my first suggestion to you
I can do my best
You get some rest
And tell me just what you did

I want to help you
I want to bring you back to life
But your sad, sick brain knows one damn thing
And it comes out every night

Just don't let me go
Don't let me go

Your choices they're hard to make
You make this harder every day
I'm sure I'm leaving
I'm more deceiving
I'm fumbling for words to say

I gave you everything I had
Well I loved you till death
That heart's going to beat
If you're able to breathe
Surely you're dead to me

The shivers and shakes your body makes
Are going to go away
That's the price you pay for the games you play
And nothing's going to change

I can't help you
I can't bring you back to life
You can find your help from someone else
Who's there and has the time

Just don't let me go
Don't let me go
Don't let me go
Don't let me go

Try to get dressed
And you put your shoes on
Let's get to the car
Let's make this right

The drive is short but it sure feels long
That's just how it is when you're leaving home
This isn't the end of your life
It's more like a pause and soon a start

Back on your feet again in no time
But if you're not with me, well I'm just not fine

I tried convincing God to change you
We had it out, and he said, "No"
Said a choice is a choice, and he says you made it
He'll help you along, but God why is nothing free?

You filled me up with hope, God, I used it
I used it all on you, can't you see?
There comes a time when you choose for another
So I'm making this choice
Just for the three that we made too

So just let me go
Just let me go
Just let me go
Just let me go
Just let me go
Just let me go
Just let me go
Just let me go


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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionHere is the way I heard it, but I could be off too but thanks for the one that put down the first go.

    You were sitting at your bed
    Grinning from ear to ear
    I can smell the evening
    Things seem pleasing to you, only you

    I was waiting up for you
    Well I worried about you
    Well I put them to bed
    They missed their dad
    Just where the hell were you

    The first step it's always true
    That's my first suggestion to you
    I can do my best
    if you'd get some rest
    then you’d tell me just what you’d do.

    I want to help you
    I want to bring you back to life
    But your sad, sick brain knows one damn thing
    God it comes out every night

    Don't let me go
    Don't let me go

    Your choices they're hard to make
    You make this harder every day
    I'm sure I'm leaving
    I'm more deceiving
    I'm fumbling for words to say

    I gave you everything I had
    I loved you till death
    That heart's going to beat
    If you're able to breathe
    But Surely you're dead to me

    The shivers and shakes your body makes
    Aren’t going to go away
    That's the price you pay for the games you’ve played
    And nothing's going to change

    I can't help you
    I can't bring you back to life
    You can find your help from someone else
    Who's there and has the time

    Don't let me go
    Don't let me go
    (You) Don't let me go
    Don't let me go (no)

    well try to get dressed
    And you put your shoes on
    Let's get to the car
    Let's make this right

    The drive is short but it sure feels long but
    That's just how it is when you're leaving home
    This isn't the end of your life
    It's more like a pause and soon as a start

    you’ll be back on your feet again in no time
    And if you're not with me, then the hell I’m not fine

    I tried convincing God to change you
    We had it out, and he said, "No"
    Said a choice is a choice, and he says you made it
    He'll help you along, but God why is nothing free?

    You filled me up with hope, God, I've used it
    I've used it all on you, can't you see it?
    There comes a time when you choose for another
    So I'm making this choice
    Just for the three that we made you and me

    Don't let me go
    Don't let me go
    Don't let me go
    Don't let me go
    rbellessaon December 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt looks like rbellessa's lyrics are right (or at least a lot closer than what was initially posted).

    As for the meaning, I interpret it as a plea from the narrator to someone else to admit and get help for an addiction, most likely alcoholism. The imagery is present throughout the song to support this, including:

    Being able to "smell the evening" (the scent of alcohol from that night's drinking)

    "The first step is always true. That's my first suggestion to you." (the first step to overcoming a problem is to admit that there is a problem)

    "The shivers and shakes your body makes aren’t going to go away. That's the price you pay for the games you’ve played, and nothing's going to change." (Withdrawal from an addiction causes all sorts of effects, such as shaking and shivering)

    "Well try to get dressed and you put your shoes on. Let's get to the car. Let's make this right. The drive is short, but it sure feels long, but that's just how it is when you're leaving home. This isn't the end of your life. It's more like a pause and soon as a start. You'll be back on your feet again in no time." (The narrator finally gets fed up enough and either takes the addict to a rehabilitation clinic or is taking her somewhere else to stay, away from their children)

    "I tried convincing God to change you. We had it out, and he said, 'No.' Said a choice is a choice, and he says you made it." (The narrator makes a plea to God to fix the addict, but receives a response saying that it was her choice to be what she has become)
    CrazedFluffyon November 12, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think it's about going through a break-up/divorce with someone whom is Bi-polar.
    Se7enBeanson June 29, 2012   Link

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