"Hanging On" as written by Ariel Rechtshaid and Patrick J Grossi....
You know we can get away
Because I'm calling your name
Every day I feel this pain
But you just turn and walk away

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what is wrong
With you and me

Touch me and then turn away
Put your hands into the flame
Tell me if you feel this pain
'Cause I don't want to be a ball and chain

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't what is wrong
With you and me
With you and me

I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what is wrong
I just can't keep hanging on
To you and me
I just don't know what is wrong


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  • +5
    General CommentThis. Freaking. Song.

    Wow.
    aytchohelelwhyon August 28, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationhere's my take on the lyrics:

    the narrator knows that he shouldn't be with this person, but there's something that keeps him around (whether the other person is stringing him along on purpose or what, who knows). he's also not quite sure what happened between them and maybe that's the reason he can't let go. he needs closure and wants answers.
    room4602on September 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyes. real good. very good.
    chiaotzu13on November 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is going to be on repeat for a long time.
    jesusriceon October 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo so so good
    kaweenuhon May 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love this song. It's meaning is similar to 'into deep' by genesis.
    He's at odds with where the relationship with someone who isn't into it like he is.
    peptasticon August 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it`s about a relationship in which they try to love each other but it just doesn`t work out the way they want it to
    stinsonparks4on May 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe true image of the song is really defined best by the video. The older fisherman and the younger. It's portraying him (the older fisherman) searching for the youth and beauty in life when he was young, before life started dragging him down, his ball and chain. "I can't keep hanging on" speaking about the beauty in life that he was searching for so hopelessly (wildly casting the pole, even getting out into the water, a panicked look on his face.) He was searching so hard for hope and beauty in life that he killed himself. Not purposefully but fatefully. "I can't keep hanging on to you and me" he couldn't continue hanging on to life with out beauty and hope.

    That's just my opinion! Hope you like it.
    northrupkaon August 06, 2016   Link

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