"Coming Down" as written by and Kristin Gundred....
Oh whoa-oh

I take as much as I can get
I don't take any regret
I close my eyes to conjure up something
But it's just a faint taste in my mouth

I think I'm coming down
I think I'm coming down

By tomorrow I'll be leaving
By tomorrow I'll gone
If you want to tell me something
You had better make it strong

'Cause I think I'm coming down
I think I'm coming down
I think I'm coming down
I think I'm coming down

I think I'm coming down
(Here I go)
I think I'm coming down
(Here I go)
I think I'm coming down
(Here I go)
I think I'm coming down
Here I go

There I go

You abuse the ones who love you
You abuse the ones who won't
If you ever had a real heart
I don't think you'd know where to start

'Cause I think I'm coming down
I think I'm coming down
I think I'm coming down
Yeah, I think I'm coming down

Yes, I think I'm coming down
Yes, I think I'm coming down


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"Coming Down" as written by Kristin Gundred

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  • +5
    General CommentI think this is about falling out of love with someone. It's a breakup song; the person hurt her, and now that she sees the person more clearly she is "coming down" from that high of being in love with them. But it's a hopeful coming down, even if sad; she is moving on, getting back to normal, so that it's just like a faint taste in her mouth now (faint bitter taste maybe?). If that person wants to plead their case (maybe to win her back), they'd better "make it strong".
    voodoodollyon September 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about somebody caught in a toxic relationship, one they sort of don't want out of, but they know in the back of their mind that they have to.

    "I take as much as I can get, I don't take any regret."

    The person they're in a relationship, the person they tell themselves they love, will probably give them almost anything, because the feelings are mutual, a double sided toxicity. And, as long as they're offering, they're telling her everything they can give her, they're making promises, they're coddling over her and kissing her and loving her and she knows it's wrong, but she'll take it, because she doesn't feel like she deserves any better. Even though the spark is just... gone. She doesn't love them anymore, but she wants to believe she does, so she feels whole when they hold her. She doesn't even care that it's so unfair.

    "I close my eyes to conjure up something, but it's just a faint taste in my mouth."

    Maybe, sometimes she thinks about telling her partner, her lover, her what EVER that this shouldn't work, this isn't a healthy relationship, she wants out, she wants out, /God/ does she want out, but they go and do that thing that drives her crazy again, something that she's worried she'll never get again with anybody else, something she shouldn't even be getting now. Maybe they nuzzle into her neck. Maybe they pull her close, like she's a live vest. Maybe they just tell her they love her. So whatever she had started to say, whatever she was going to tell them, 'This isn't working out', 'I just don't love you', she lets the words die away, and she pretends to have forgotten what she'd said in the first place, the taste of the words still there. Faint, pushed to the side for now- but still lingering.

    "By tomorrow I'll be leaving, by tomorrow I'll gone, if you want to tell me something, you had better make it strong. 'Cause I think I'm coming down."

    She's telling herself, finally, she's leaving, she's getting out of this hollow hole that she can't pretend is love any longer. But she's only threatening it; she's giving her lover a chance, they can say something to make her stay, she's letting them know that there's the possibility she won't go, because she's falling, she's finally admitting to herself that she's not in love with them anymore. She's facing it; but they can say something charming, something to delight her, something to make her shove her fears of being alone away and to the side again. She can be reassured, and it probably, in retrospect, won't take that much convincing.. Even if she puts up a fight, she knows she'll be sold.

    Yes, she'll be sold, but she's aware now.
    She knows she's losing her grip on her lover.
    Or at least, her lover is losing their grip on her?
    At least, she's acknowledging it.
    And she's prepared for the low.
    She knows that staying with this false sense of comfort and whatever she thought was love can only lead to more pain.
    I think she's almost welcoming it, a little bit scared to leave.
    She knows it's going to SUCK, she knows she's never going to be satisfied again, never going to really feel it, not with them, anyway.
    Right now, she's just holding on to them, because if she lets go, nobody else will catch her.
    She's probably still telling herself she's uncertain about it, though something deep in her gut knows for a fact, she has to leave.
    She's getting it worked up, she's done staying up at night, done having fitful rests with guilt and anxiety.
    "Here I go", off to break it off, out to sabotage her own mock-happiness.

    "There I go."
    She's done. She's gone.

    "You abuse the ones who love you, You abuse the ones who won't, If you ever had a real heart, I don't think you'd know where to start."

    Now she's chastising herself. She can't love someone properly, not without getting clingy. And when someone doesn't love her, when someone stops loving her, when someone shoves her away, she gets clingier. Maybe, if she knew how to really love, how to /really/ let someone understand her, maybe she could find a fresh start, maybe she could be happy. Maybe.

    But she can't hold herself down because she feels like she's got it as best as she's ever going to get it, right here and right now. If this is the best, she doesn't want it.
    Tawnyshineon July 05, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song ComparisonI don't know what this song means, but it is completely gut wrenchingly sad. Reminds me of Mazzy Star.
    kylehon February 01, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI see a lot of people putting their own personal meanings behind the song and I think that's awesome and just shows the beauty of music as a art form. From our own personal problems, perspectives and happiness we find meaning.

    My personal interpretation is that this song is about suicide or someone who is coming out of a domestic relationship... Either coming out stronger or ending it. I have never personally been through this or no anyone who has... But to me it's a hauntingly beautiful song. It makes me feel sad and relieved at the same time. It's crazy how a song can make you so emphatic with no single person to show it to. No wonder religion hates music.
    mabs33on July 31, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi don't really know what this song means, but i have an image of people i know when i hear the lyrics. it reminds me of people i know who party all the time and drink or do drugs. in this song, though, i feel like it leans more towards alcohol.

    when she says "coming down" it reminds me of coming down off of drugs or alcohol. if she was an alcoholic, she would definitely have the "i take as much as i can get, i don't take any regret" mentality. when she says "i close my eyes to conjure up something", i see it as vomiting from having too much to drink. when she says "by tomorrow i'll be leaving, by tomorrow i'll be gone/ if you want to tell me something, you had better make it strong" reminds me of someone who goes out drinking or partying, and doesn't have much care for anything else. when she says "you had better make it strong", i thought about a strong drink right away. she says "you abuse the ones who love you, you abuse the ones who won't" and i think of people who abuse substances as hurting everyone since they only care about getting what they want. i'm not sure about the "if you ever had a real heart, i don't think you'd know where to start" bit.

    i don't know if i'm taking the song too literally, but that's my opinion on it for now.
    allthisistemporaryon July 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning"I take as much as I can get I don't take any regret I close my eyes to conjure up something but it's just a faint taste in my mouth"
    - Basically what I intepret she is saying is, she drinks as much as she can without regret of getting really drunk to make her memory of her ex fade away. The faint taste in her mouth has double meaning - the faint taste of alcohol and the faint taste in her mouth which is used as an expression to describe a faded memory.

    "I think I'm coming down I think I'm coming down. By tomorrow I'll be leaving. By tomorrow I'll gone."
    - When she starts to come down from her drunkeness or high she starts remembering the pain again and she just wants to move on, she knows she can't pine for him any longer, but she wants to hear if he has anything to say.

    "If you want to tell me something.You had better make it strong"
    - Also a double entendre - Whatever it is he has to say, she is telling him he needs to be upfront about it now or never. She wants to be prepared to hear what he has to say by drinking heavily to numb the pain.

    "'Cause I think I'm coming down. I think I'm coming down. I think I'm coming down. I think I'm coming down. I think I'm coming down
    (Here I go)
    I think I'm coming down
    (Here I go)
    I think I'm coming down
    (Here I go)
    I think I'm coming down
    Here I go

    There I go"
    - She's sobering up from being drunk or high. Depression starts to sink back in. Also, when you are coming down from certain drugs you feel sad or get anxiety which could also be what she means.


    "You abuse the ones who love you. You abuse the ones who won't. If you ever had a real heart. I don't think you'd know where to start"
    - He's obviously hurt her and taken her love for him for granted. He doesn't have any real emotional attachment to anyone though he pretends to. She sees through this though and knows he will never really care because he is a fucked up person. Hence the last line.
    VonnieDon October 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that this songs relate very well the relationship between someone who is insecure (You abuse the ones who love you) and also have problems with himself and of course with the world.
    For me it´s really touching for the chorus ... A realistic show of expression when things are just not the way that need to be but of course those kinds of moments makes people more human and because the mistakes comes the big lessons in life (I think I´m coming down)

    Many persons try to deny those kinds of moments but in this song the girl it´s just showing her own pure and true feelings for the experience of love someone who doesnt think to be deserved not for him and not for anyone.

    Maybe this person was a time in love with her but his own demons, problems and insecurities were just coming up at time and that was the principal reason of the break up of the relationship. Because is really true that if you dont love yourself first you cant be allowed to love someone else.

    A great song with deep emotion and the voice its just fucking amazing .
    LuckyLighton February 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe song meaning is of literal form in the first paragraph. I think the singer is trying to say that she takes as much of happiness as she can in life and doesn't take or do anything she will regret. Yet she is unable to visualize something which is why she thinks that she is failing or feeling low(I'm coming down)

    She knows she will die soon and she wants to take as much happiness as she can from her life. She says she will follow only that path which appeals to her strongly (If you want to tell me something,You had better make it strong)She says that we abuse the people we love as well as those we don't, including self abuse.
    mandrakexon December 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI would like it if these songwriters included the damn meaning with the song.
    mandrakexon December 07, 2013   Link

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