"Paris" as written by Alexander Caplow and Samuel Vanderhoop Lee....
Jetlag, been in a state of disaster
Ever since I left you the last time
I saw you just fade away

Now I get lost, tracing my steps back
It cost nearly everything that
I'm not ready to lose today

No I'm not ready to lose everything I know, I'm letting go of
Paris, you know I held on too much
I left you at the station, I put you in my past
And now darling, all that shit's behind us
You never have to wonder, you never have to ask

You never have to

Drink up every last drop and
Shake off the feeling that you're watching me now
I should have just told the truth

But now sweetheart, listen to the way I
Cannot forget a single day I
Spent rolling all around the room with you

It's just a fantasy, taking over like a disease
Pull me out of this I can't breath
It's burning through my chest

A fantasy, taking over like a disease
Pull me out of this I can't breath
I just need a rest from

Paris, you know I held on too much
I left you at the station, I put you in my past
And now darling, all that shit's behind us
You never have to wonder, you never have to ask

You never have to

It's just a fantasy, taking over like a disease
Pull me out of this I can't breath
It's burning through my chest

A fantasy, taking over like a disease
Pull me out of this I can't breath
Oh I just need a rest

No I'm not ready to lose you again

Oh Paris, you know I held on too much
I left you at the station, I put you in my past
And now darling, all that shit's behind us
You never have to wonder, you never have to ask

You never have to


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"Paris" as written by Samuel Vanderhoop Lee Alexander Caplow

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    My InterpretationYou could think of Paris as a place you were in or a state of mind
    during a relationship that might have included mistakes like cheating. But he
    seems sincere towards the one he loved while he was in this Paris or getting out
    of it "jetlag been in a state of disaster" jetlag being him getting out of the state of mind that caused a rift in his relationship but he acknowledges her value to him and he's trying to fix it "ever since I left you saw you just fade away and I get lost tracing my steps back it cost nearly everything that I'm not ready to lose today not ready to lose everything I know I'm letting go of Paris" and so he's moving on and repairing it "letting go of Paris you know I've held on too much I've left you at the station I've put you in my past darlin all that shits behind us you never have to wonder you never have to ask." But it seems she found out on her own and he regrets not coming forward and feels she doesn't trust him and is paranoid because regardless of how sorry he is he feels her over his shoulder "shake off the feeling that your watching me now should've just told the truth" but he expresses how sorry he is and values her and that he always has her and their time together on his mind "sweetheart listen to the way I can not
    forget a single day I spent rolling all around the room with you" but they're
    having this issue or rift it seems he's either trying to get her back or get her back in the state of mind she was in before he messed up but it is driving him out of breath it's physically paining him how much it bothers him that he might lose everything he loves "it's just a fantasy taking over like a disease pull me out
    of this I can't breathe it's burning through my chest and I'm not ready to lose
    you again"
    tstackon January 08, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationto me, it sounds like it's about a guy getting over someone even if she never knew how he felt.

    "you know I held on too much
    I left you at the station, I put you in my past"
    meaning he held onto her so much but now he's letting her go because he knew they wouldn't end up together

    "And now darling, all that shit's behind us
    You never have to wonder, you never have to ask."
    meaning now he's moving on without letting her know how he ever felt

    "It's just a fantasy, taking over like a disease
    Pull me out of this I can't breath
    It's burning through my chest"
    meaning he knew they wouldn't be together even though he wanted it so badly that it hurt him


    That's just my interpretation of it, but that what I love about music; everyone can have their own interpretation of it and there is no right or wrong way of looking at it.
    katiecatroseon October 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a guy who's trying to get over a certain person and "Paris" is their relationship. He's currently in a "state of disaster" due to the end of this relationship and because of this he's beginning to lose sight of what he's doing with his own life. He's ready to let go of this person and put everything in the past after trying to hold onto something that was no longer there.

    Maybe it was his fault the relationship ended because he "should have just told the truth" so he's trying to forget her by drinking. Now that he doesn't have her anymore the memories of them together are like a "fantasy" but it's torture to him because it isn't real anymore. He's letting go because he can't bear the thought of losing her again. Because the relationship is now over and in the past there won't be anything she has to question or wonder about.
    CaseyDrewon January 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould it be about Paris syndrome? Jetlag is apparently cited as a cause of it...(<en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…>)
    sexygenderson July 05, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlex and Sam spent time traveling around France so I think this might be more of a reflection of that experience the feeling of falling in love with a place. He might just be personifying the city but not talking about a literal relationship.
    alexandranon February 08, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think *heterosexual opinion*
    theagendaon February 13, 2016   Link

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