"Fighting the Gravity" as written by Mark Hoppus, Thomas Delonge and Travis L. Barker....
This makes no sense
This makes no sense
This makes no sense
This make no,

This air is too thick to breath so just drive,
these eyes are too sick too see, go leave me behind
something swimming in my blood, somethings rotting in my brain
I'm smothered from the flood, I can't recognize you face,
I need to leave so just drive,

Burning lights on the street, fight fighting the gravity
When I'm beat and defeated, they'll take you away from me
I'm getting lost in a dream, yes, this is the last time
I'm always fighting the gravity

Tonight is too much fro me to get through,
Tomorrow's just a darkened hall to an empty room,
When I'm far away from you.

Burning lights on the street, fight fighting the gravity
When I'm beat and defeated, they'll take you away from me
I'm getting lost in a dream, yes, this is the last time
I'm always fighting the gravity
I'm always fighting the gravity

This makes no sense
This makes no sense
This makes no sense
This make no


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"Fighting the Gravity" as written by Thomas Delonge Travis Barker

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentFighting the gravity might mean fighting something depressing, as gravity pulls one down.
    Most lines of this song have a symbolic/metaphorical meaning to them, so it would prob make sense to go through each of them in detail, but I'm too lazy ^^
    Overall I think the song describes a relationship where one has so much anger towards the other for some reason, that his perception of that person has changed dramatically. Basically he has lost faith in that person and is unable to recognize whatever good he saw before. The way I get his only option is to get away from that person and set his mind on something else, otherwise dwelling further on his anger. This means distancing himself even more from the person he really wants to be close to. Basically it's a fucked up dilemma which leads to frustration and maybe resignation as he cannot make sense of the whole situation.
    So I think fighting the gravity means fighting the depression resulting from this frustration and also fighting whatever negative feelings towards the other person in the relationship exist.

    This has nothing to do with the lyrics, I just wanted to remark that the hrmonies during the 'this makes no sense' parts sound really cool, always give me the chills ^^
    JimboTSoVon September 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMost of what JimboTSoV is right. I directly relate to this song, I am living the meaning of this song right now. The gravity that's spoken of in this song represent the fatal attraction for one of the two persons in the relations. As it makes no sense to fight gravity, it makes no sense for me to get away ad move on from the one I love because she means the world to me and I can't comprehend what's happened for her to have changed so much. She is cold and distant with me and can't see the good she used to see in me. How do you move on from being with someone that at one time adored you and felt exactly the same way as you still feel? It feels impossible like breaking a law of physics. I am every day pulled towards the need to fight for what we had. It is very frustrating. Every night is hard to get through and tomorrow only opens a door to a deep anguishing feeling of solitude. "Dead and lost in a dream" is like dwelling in memories of everything we had it's like it all never happened, surreal. Anyways that's how I feel about this song, it might not be exactly that.
    jesser91on October 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think the chorus goes:

    Burning lights on the street
    I'm fightin', fighting the gravity
    When I'm beat and defeated,
    they'll take you away from me
    Dead and lost in a dream
    This, this is the last of me
    I'm always fighting the gravity
    AAG12on September 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAs for the meaning, I think it's about being hit by a situation you never for saw, like a break up, and you don't know how you will make it through so you're just driving through the streets trying to figure out what is going on. The reason I think it's called "Fighting the Gravity" is because he is "fighting the gravity" of the situation, my English teacher used to always used to say that phrase, "the gravity of the situation."
    AAG12on September 17, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think some of the lyrics might be off:

    ' THIS AIR is too thick to breathe, .. ' ' .. darkened HALL ... '

    chorus by AAG12 seems to be right

    JimboTSoVon September 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHere are the exact lyrics taken from the booklet in the album

    This makes no sense

    This air is too thick to breathe, so just drive
    These eyes are too sick to see, don't leave me behind
    Something's swimming in my blood
    Something's rotting in my brain
    Lungs smothered from the flood
    I can't recognize your face
    I need to leave, so just drive

    Burning Lights on the street, I'm fighting the gravity
    When I'm beat and defeated they'll take you away from me
    Dead and lost in a dream, this is the last of me
    I'm always fighting the gravity

    Tonight is too much for me to get through
    Tomorrow's just a darkened hall to an empty room
    When I'm far away from you
    jesser91on October 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song has too much meaning for me, because this is exactly how I feel about a lady that is perfect for me but broke up with me, it makes no sense. The only way I survive it, is by taking my car and going out on the road, and drive fast, so that I don't feel dead inside. No need for me to write how I feel, the songs words says it all.
    IKUBon January 10, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningOfficial explanation from Mark on a Reddit Q&A:

    "fighting the gravity is about a night a long time ago where someone put something in my drink. i had no idea what was happening and thought i was dying. the whole world felt malicious and angry. i could barely move from the immensity of the earth's pull. i got into my girlfriend's car and said, "please, just drive."
    strtdrton February 06, 2012   Link

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