"The Night We Met" as written by and Ben Schneider....
I am not the only traveler
Who has not repaid his debt
I've been searching for a trail to follow again
Take me back to the night we met

And then I can tell myself
What the hell I'm supposed to do
And then I can tell myself
Not to ride along with you

I had all and then most of you
Some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met
I don't know what I'm supposed to do
Haunted by the ghost of you
Oh, take me back to the night we met

When the night was full of terrors
And your eyes were filled with tears
When you had not touched me yet
Oh, take me back to the night we met

I had all and then most of you
Some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met
I don't know what I'm supposed to do
Haunted by the ghost of you
Take me back to the night we met


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"The Night We Met" as written by Ben Schneider

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    General CommentFor whatever reasons, they are haunted by their relationship. Since they don't want to be haunted, they wish they never got into the relationship in the first place. If they could go back in time he would go out of his way to not invest in the relationship. He'd rather have chosen another path.
    jaybles22on April 02, 2017   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis is a hauntingly beautiful song about introspection, specifically about looking back at a relationship that started bad and ended so poorly, that the narrator wants to go back to the very beginning and tell himself to not even travel down that road. I believe that the relationship started poorly because of the lines:

    "Take me back to the night we met:When the night was full of terrors: And your eyes were filled with tears: When you had not touched me yet"

    So, the first night was not a great start, but the narrator pursued the relationship and eventually both overcame the rough start to fall in love with each other:

    "I had all and then most of you"

    Like many relationships that turn sour, it was not a quick decline, but a gradual one where the narrator and their partner fall out of love and gradually grow apart

    "Some and now none of you"

    Losing someone who was once everything in your world, who you could confide in, tell your secrets to, share all the most intimate parts of your life, to being strangers with that person is probably one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. So Painful, the narrator wants to go back in time and tell himself to not even pursue the relationship.

    This was the perfect song for "13 Reasons Why"
    bucknut1998on April 05, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think whoever writing this was feeling lost.
    There was just this emptiness inside him that consumed him. It took a toll on him.
    He just didn't know how to deal with this feeling anymore.
    He wished that he can go back to that night, when everything was still normal.
    There were still chances to turn this sadness around.
    Nevertheless it was just a wishful thinking.
    He thought he can have all the things he desires forever, until he kept losing them little by little and finally there was just... nothing. Nothing left for him to hold on to and he can't let go.
    Thus every night he started to rewind the past, trying to remember that night. That fateful night when he had everything. And how he let all those things slipped away from him.

    There is a natural sadness to this song that I can't shake off. This song is about love. To be more exact, it is about losing that kind of love that makes you who you are. While listening to this song, I hope that I can move on too.

    "You can't love someone back to life."
    "You can try."
    tan1136563on April 13, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a song about lost love and the heartache that comes with it. The relationship has come to an end and the singer seems to be regretful for even starting the relationship. After a break up people tend to understand how much they have invested into a relationship. When the singer says:
    'I had all and then most of you
    Some and now none of you' it shows the gradual deterioration of the relationship. The singer gets flash backs, about how the relationship started and he seems so regretful to the point he wishes he could turn back time and prevent the whole relationship.
    We've all been there, when you have invested so much to someone and the whole thing ends, then you feel lost and nothing's the same again. The singer is still tortured by his partner's ghost and their memories together. The melody is so haunting but beautiful at the same time.
    so15200on April 15, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song For 13 Reasons Why And To Everyone Else Could Not Have Said Better Myself
    Rafey123678on April 18, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is based off my reaction and thoughts as to what this song means with reference from "13 Reasons Why" and why this song was chosen to be the main song.

    "Take me back to the night we met"
    (The singer wants to go back in time.)

    "And then I can tell myself
    What the hell I'm supposed to do"

    (He knows now just how the relationship/situation ended and knows what decisions he can make to save it.)

    And then I can tell myself
    Not to ride along with you

    (I like to think that when he says: "Not to ride along with you" he means not going with the flow or "riding along" but instead doing and saying the things he truly feels, now that he has seen the outcome.)

    "I don't know what I'm supposed to do
    Haunted by the ghost of you"

    (The singer still loves the one he lost. He does not know how to move on from the past that is set in stone, instead, he relives "The Night We Met".)
    dustpickleon April 24, 2017   Link

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