"Don't Go" as written by and Keith Sykes....
I was raised in the valley
There was shadows and death
Got out alive but with scars
I can't forget

This kid back in school
Subdued and shy
An orphan and a brother and unseen by most eyes
I don't know what it was that made a piece of him die
Took a boy to the forest
Slaughtered him with a scythe

Stamped on his face
An impression in the dirt
Do you think the silence
Makes a good man convert?

We all have our horrors
And our demons to fight
But how can I win when
I'm paralyzed?
They crawl up on my bed,
Wrap their fingers round my throat
Is this what I get for
The choices that I made?

God forgive me for all my sins
God forgive me for everything
God forgive me for all my sins
God forgive me
God forgive me

Don't go
I can't do this on my own
Don't go
I can't do this on my own
Save me from the ones
That haunt me in the night
I can't live with myself
So stay with me tonight
Don't go
Don't go

If I let you in
You'd just want out
If I tell you the truth
You'd vie for a lie
If I split my guts
It would make a mess
we can't clean up

If you follow me
You will only get lost
If you try to get closer
We'll only lose touch
Yes you already know too much
And you're not going anywhere

Tell me that you need me cause I love you so much
Tell me that you love me cause I need you so much
Tell me that you need me cause I love you so much
Say you'll never leave me cause I need you so much

Don't go
I can't do this on my own
Don't go
I can't do this on my own
Save me from the ones
That haunt me in the night
I can't live with myself
So stay with me tonight

Don't go
I can't do this on my own
Don't go
Save me from the ones
That haunt me in the night
I can't live with myself
So stay with me tonight

Don't go
Don't go
Don't go
Don't go

Don't go
Don't go
Don't go
Don't go

Don't go
Don't go
Don't go
Don't go


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"Don't Go" as written by Keith Sykes

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  • +7
    General CommentYou can feel from frontman's voice here, the pain and agony
    When he sings "Don't go!" with very high emotion
    TheLASTLoveron May 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI <3 LIGHTS
    Her voice is beautiful <3
    Notontheguestliston November 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are genius, it's instrumental perfection and the combination with the screaming and clean vocals of Lights is just amazing, enough said:)
    Deadfoggon February 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just want to point out that the very first line is taken from the Bible:
    "though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
    for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” - Psalm 23:4
    TheReverendon March 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningRight, what happened was, they weren't his cousins. Well Sykes himself didn't say counsins. But there was this kid at school who hadn't got alot of friends, and then when he did make some friends him and his 'Friends' went into a forest and did some tablets, acid or something, oli said, and when he was tripping they started dropping bricks on his face, then they beat him, 'Stamped on his face, an impression in the dirt' is a literal meaning because they actually beat an impression of his face into the ground. And there was no Scythe involved, its metaphorical for betrayal.
    Shcriptton April 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti feel like this is sounds like ollie's cousins point of view(who was involved in the murder) especially the first verse and when he asks God for forgiveness
    jetstar25on November 21, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationOkay , so what if this song is really all about his cousin , you know cause his cousin was one of the people who committed the murder right . So what if his cousin like say confest to oli or something . What if this song is his pain shown to us through oli . Because the ways the lyrics are written it makes it seem like he was there , like he was a witness or something . Like the first couple of line it seems like his cousin was describing what the kid was like , like he knew him and saying exactly what he did . And he says that he made it out alive with scars he can't forget . And then he goes we all have our demons to fight like it's haunting him . Then it goes Is this what I get for the choices that I've made?" God forgive me for all of my sins , god forgive me for everything , I can't live with my self tonight" . He's asking for forgiveness for what he did . And maybe he told oli or oli asked what he did or something "If I let you in you'll just want out
    If I tell you the truth you'll vie for a lie"
    Or maybe I'm just overthinking it but I think that this song is about oli feeling his pain about something horrible he did because his cousin is being haunted by his thoughts and his demons now because of the wrong choices he made .

    Also in the chorus I feel like his cousin was basically crying out for help " don't go I can't do this on my own , "

    And I feel like his cousin was asking oli if he is still loved because I need that reassurance to get through the night " tell me that you love me because I need you so much "

    So yeah that's what I think tell me if u agree .


    Ashleyon August 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthere ya go:

    I was raised in the valley, there was shadows and death.
    Got out alive but with scars I can't forget.
    This kid back in school, subdued and shy.
    An orphan and a brother and unseen by most eyes.
    I don't know what it was that made a piece of him die,
    Took a boy to the forest, slaughtered him with a scythe.
    Stamped on his face, an impression in the dirt.
    Do you think the silence makes a good man convert?

    We all have our horrors and our demons to fight.
    But how can I win, when I'm paralyzed?
    They crawl up on my bed, wrap their fingers 'round my throat.
    Is this what I get for the choices that I made?
    God forgive me, for all my sins. God forgive me, for everything.
    God forgive me, for all my sins. God forgive me, God forgive me.

    Don't go, I can't do this on my own.
    Don't go, I can't do this on my own.
    Save me from the ones that haunt me in the night.
    I can't live with myself, so stay with me tonight.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.

    (LIGHTS)
    If I let you in, you'd just want out.
    If I tell you the truth, you'd vie for a lie.
    If I spilt my guts, it would make a mess we can't clean up.
    If you follow me, you will only get lost.
    If you try to get closer, we'll only lose touch.
    Yes you already know too much, and you're not going anywhere.

    Tell me that you need me cause I love you so much.
    Tell me that you love me cause I need you so much.
    Tell me that you need me cause I love you so much.
    Say you'll never leave me cause I need you so much.

    Don't go, I can't do this on my own.
    Don't go, I can't do this on my own.
    Save me from the ones that haunt me in the night.
    I can't live with myself, so stay with me tonight.
    Don't go, I can't do this on my own.
    Don't go.
    Save me from the ones that haunt me in the night.
    I can't live with myself, so stay with me tonight.
    Don't go.

    (LIGHTS)
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    Don't go.
    deciphereflectionson September 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't "I was born in the Valley of The Shadow of Death"?
    moshilopson September 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat do these lyrics mean? I've always thought most/all the members were atheist and they singing about prayer and forgiveness. Is this just a narrative kind of song like "The Sadness Will Never End"?
    metalcore4Lon September 29, 2010   Link

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