"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
And put your hands into the flame
Tell me if you feel this pain
'Cause I don't want to be a ball and chain, no

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


Lyrics submitted by EmilySophieRose

"Hanging On" as written by Patrick J Grossi Ariel Rechtshaid

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    General CommentDear Tinie Tempah, Gaviscon is for heartburn not a broken heart.
    EmilySophieRoseon August 15, 2012   Link
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    Song ComparisonI love this song so much. I love it even more that it was used for the "The Host. Choose to Listen." soundtrack. This describes the feelings so well, between Wanda/Melaine, Jared, and Ian. One of my faves. Um, Team O'Shea forever!
    PoetryBirdon March 29, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTbh, I'm not particularly a fan of Ellie G, but I love how well this song went with the live-action trailer for God of War: Ascension! I realize the version used for the trailer was a remix (Living Phantoms Remix), but it just suited the game so well. I feel it really went well with the pain and hardships Kratos goes through. I was unaware said song was also used in the film 'The Host' until now, but I wold like to see how that goes too :).
    SirRazaelon April 14, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningShe wants to get away from the problems they are having. But the other person is turning and walking away. She doesn't want to continue the relationship. He touches her then turns away. He adds onto the flame by doing that. She asks him if he feels it too but he doesn't so she leaves him. She doesn't want to be a ball and chain.
    Ellie Goulding is a perfectionist with her work. The next perfect British musician. She's officially up there with Led Zeppelin and Mick Jagger.
    JF1313on August 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt seems a little obvious at first that this song is about love. But if you dig a bit deeper you will realize that she is asking her lover what is wrong between them. "Touch me and then turn away" means he uses her and then doesn't care anymore. "Tell me if you feel this pain, because I don't want to be a ball and chain" means she wants to know if he feels the friction between them and doesn't want to be the crazy one destroying the relationship.
    SolidSnake43on August 27, 2014   Link

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