[Verse 1]
I'm stuck inside of these lines I drew
I didn't speak it, but I always knew
That I was too far gone
Can you ever be too far gone?

Nevermind the things I said before
I overstated and I shouldn't have sworn
That I'm too far gone
Can I ever be too far gone?
Too far gone

[Chorus]
For you to save me, save me
How couldn't you see that I was crazy?
Can we start from the beginning now?
It feels like I'm really living now
Maybe, maybe everyone's a little bit jaded
Can we start from the beginning now?
It feels like I'm really living now

[Verse 2]
They always preached it was black and white
So [?] in the middle feels right
Are we too far gone?
Can we ever be too far gone?

Am I arrogant, should I not assume
That the answer's mine, it can't belong to you
Am I too far gone?
Can I ever be too far gone

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
It feels like I'm really living now
It feels like I'm really living now
It feels like I'm really living now
Am I too far gone

[Chorus]

[Outro]
It feels like I'm really living now
It feels like I'm really living now


Lyrics submitted by mfrazee

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    My InterpretationI liked the song “too far gone” by Sir Sly because it reminded me how we as ordinary people, with our own sense of emotional reasoning, can get lost in ourselves when trying to solve difficult personal issues. Often times, we let our emotions get in the way of saying things that we know to be effective in explaining how we actually feel, but sometimes we do not, afraid to say what is on our mind. I think anyone can relate to this song, because of how it talks and expresses how specific emotions can impair our judgment in achieving an outcome that is positive for ourselves and those around us. I found the core of the song’s message to the listener to be very universal to our personal experiences as people who all face many emotional challenges throughout life.
    The song does a great job at using creative lyrics to bring forth a clear meaning for the given context of the song. I like this because I don’t feel like I am trying to read the songwriters’ mind just to get a basic understanding of what the song is about. Also, artistic and poetic lyrics are something that I especially enjoy reading and listening to, when the there is a clear meaning behind them. For example, the first verse of the song starts with:
    “I’m stuck inside of these lines I drew
    I didn't speak it but always knew
    That I was too far gone
    Can you ever be too far gone?”
    From the first verse I found it easy to interpret the lyrics as someone who is aware that they are losing touch, or perhaps not on the same page, with those around them. Yet they continue to remain heading down this path of disconnect because of the strong emotions they are feeling which drive them from seeing their actions from the perspective of those around them.
    The song personally reminds me of how I became mad at my parents for not understanding my actions and the things I said as reflection of how I was feeling about something serious that happened in my life. I would not straight up tell them what was going on, or what I was feeling, because in my head I knew that they would not understand. The failure to clearly communicate my feelings with my parents is in my mind the idea of being “too far gone”.
    The second layer of meaning I found in the song for me personally was the idea that it is not fair that that those around me, who care about me cannot always sense my strongest feelings and the impact they are having on me as much as I would like them to be able to. The song states “how couldn’t you see that I was crazy?”, which to me conveys that this person feels annoyed about how those around him or her could not sense that this person wanted those around him or her to listen to what they had to say regarding their feelings without him or her having to clearly ask for the attention.
    The final stage in how I related to this song is in the part of the song that talks about, trying get back on track with the people around this person who is feelings misunderstood. By this point the person has really began to realize the consequences of not clearly saying how they felt and is really ready to fix the distance that has been set between them and those around this person. The song states:
    Can we start from the beginning now?
    It feels like I'm really living now
    Maybe, maybe everyone's a little bit jaded
    A personal situation that I’ve been referring to relates to this part of the song as well. I often think of how, I can’t hide how I feel and it then becomes very obvious that something is bothering me. So, I tell my parents what the problem is I am having was and primarily how I was feeling originally and how I felt about expecting my parents to get what I was feeling without me actually saying it openly and clearly.
    In addition to the song’s clarity in meaning, I also found its acoustic appeal or “sound” of the song to be very effective to the situation in that the lyrics were trying to convey. The situation trying to be conveyed, in my mind, is a conflict or disconnect between someone and those around them, due to some strong feelings that this person was feeling. Although it is not a song that makes you want to “get up and dance” sort of speak, it does grab the listeners attention in a subtle way that seems to inform the listener of a more serious reflective topic.
    The descriptive qualities of the sound are the following; it is light on the ears; it starts with a low slowing building synth track that transitions into a slower paced yet melodic drum and acoustic guitar tracks. There is a bit of time that passes before the first lyrics are spoken. I feel like this gives the listener time to absorb the tone of the song before the lyrics begin to drive the listener’s ideas and opinions on the song. As the song continues to progress, the sound keeps it’s sad and serious type of tone, increasing slightly in intensity around the chorus, as if to say “this is the core of the song’s message”. The song really stuck in my head in the sense that the sound sticks to the listener with the meaning of the song as whole.
    JPamoon February 12, 2015   Link

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