"Tether" as written by Iain Andrew Cook, Martin Clifford Doherty and Lauren Eve Mayberry....
Where'd you go, you were there by my side
Keep believing it's my turn to hide
In a place where we don't have a prayer
There's a tether that's keeping me there

Trade our places
Take no chances
Bind me 'til my lips are silent

Stay where you are
Ever, after
Chasing things that we should run from

Will we ever get away from this place
It's an image that's burned on my chest
For a moment you need me to stay
Cold blooded and drifting away

Trade our places
Take no chances
Bind me 'til my lips are silent

Stay where you are
Ever, after
Chasing things that we should run from

I feel incapable of
Seeing the end

I feel incapable of
Saying it's over

I feel incapable of
Seeing the end

I feel incapable of
Saying it's over

I feel incapable of
Seeing the end

I feel incapable of
Saying it's over

I feel incapable of
Seeing the end

I feel incapable of
Saying it's over

I feel incapable of
Seeing the end

I feel incapable of
Saying it's over

I feel incapable of
Seeing the end

I feel incapable of
Saying it's over


Lyrics submitted by donyon, edited by JonR

"Tether" as written by Martin Doherty Eric Prydz

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +7
    General Commentgod it's so good
    drewskieon September 25, 2013   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis song seems to be about a dying relationship that has been broken for a while and the girl maybe can finally accept it's over and start letting go. But it's still very difficult for her.
    blueskyarchiveon November 18, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy friend recently committed suicide and this song is hard to listen to now...

    "Where'd you go, you were there by my side
    Keep believing it's my turn to hide
    In a place where we don't have a prayer
    There's a tether that's keeping me there"

    I've always thought about doing the same as he did, before and after. But I just can't. There's a tether. I wish he had felt one too.

    "Trade our places
    Take no chances
    Bind me 'til my lips are silent."

    I still wished so badly at first that I could have traded places with him. I couldn't say anything like that though. I didn't want anyone to worry or feel like I was attention seeking...I miss him so much. But I know what he was feeling and that's what hurts the most. I want to tell him how much I understood, that he could have talked to me! But I would settle for just switching...then I realize that doesn't fix anything...

    "Will we ever get away from this place
    It's an image that's burned on my chest"

    This is the line that really gets me. We used to talk about someday leaving our hometown, doing something with our lives, getting better. Fuck.

    "I'm feeling capable of
    Saying it's over

    I'm feeling capable of
    Seeing the end"

    And this is about acceptance of the situation...he's really gone...sometimes I hear it as "I feel incapable of" though. I don't know which one is truer to how I feel right now.
    Aquarius121on March 12, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing
    Jestoon425on November 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about a dying relationship and/or a person dying and almost done handling grief.
    zeebijackalon February 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTether has the feeling of being in a relationship with your partner where there's been an indulgence of dangerous hedonistic habits -- perhaps a shared cocaine addiction. When you know you've reached the end of the line and the desire to continue the lifestyle just isn't there anymore. The breakdown is symbolic of hitting your personal low as the climax/outro is symbolic of empowering yourself and setting yourself free.
    LostVaguenesson April 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat are they saying in the outtro besides "feeling capable"?

    I hear "I understand" and "sad" but I really can't be sure.
    Bahsearcyon January 19, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's "I'm feeling capable of", not "I feel incapable of". I think it's meant to be victorious.
    pavelkomarovon March 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one is simple but I like the one with Eric Prydz. That one only has the chorus in it as far as lyrics go but it says way more than the original.
    Sion1138on March 23, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTether.

    Two people are inextricably linked. Objectively they lead separate lives, far from one other. But their relationship remains somehow. It's not over.
    befuddledon February 15, 2017   Link

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