You used to make me feel like I could walk on water,
Now most nights I'm just sinking down and down.
You're the reason why I can't listen to the same songs I used to.
I write songs about you all the time,
I bet I don't run through your mind.

I've given up on you,
But it still hurts to know you're not alone.
Don't worry,
I'll keep out of your life and stay awake at night.

It's 4am. and you're keeping me from closing these sleepy eyes,
Does the thought of me keep you up at night?
Like the light on the ceiling of your bedroom
Lately my dog's the only one around that listens to my problems.

It's been a lonely year…
I write songs about you all the time,
I bet I don't run through your mind.

I've given up on you,
But it still hurts to know you're not alone
Don't worry,
I'll keep out of your life and stay awake at night
With just my skin and bones
It hurts to know you're not alone
I've given up on you, and my skin, and my bones


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    My Interpretationi think the song is about a guy who split up from his girlfriend about a year ago. he talks about how good he use to feel when he was with her and how with out her he's getting more and more depressed. He cant listen to some of his favorite songs anymore because they use to listen to them together and now they just bring back those memories. He writes songs about her all the time(he's using this to describe how often he still thinks about her) and even though shes always in his thoughts he doesn't even think he crosses her mind since she's already moved on. He's letting her know that now after this long "lonely" year of missing her that he's finally giving up because he's finally realized that its over but just because he's giving up it doesn't mean he doesn't care and it still hurts that shes moved on."don't worry, i'll keep out of your life" he's reassuring her that even though he still cares he really means it this time he's done trying and is ready to move on with his life and he's going to stay out of hers. But she'll still be on his mind hence "and stay awake at night". Great song!
    wstephe1on April 21, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song really hits home. My interpretation of it is about a friendship/relationship that used to be so solid and trustworthy but soon faded to nothing. I went through the exact same thing.
    Not being able to get them out of my head, replaying the entire situation over again while they're sleeping soundly. You're wide awake. And you're trying so hard to forget them.
    They all turn against you and you feel like you have no one so you turn to stuff like songwriting because you know that you have a story to tell and you can't keep it in.
    But yeah...really deep but beautiful and meaningful song that I suggest you really listen to and read the lyrics.
    ilikeparamoreon March 20, 2014   Link

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