"Drag Me Down" as written by Julian Bunetta, John Ryan and Jamie Scott....
I've got fire for a heart
I'm not scared of the dark
You've never seen it look so easy
I got a river for a soul
And baby you're a boat
Baby, you're my only reason

If I didn't have you, there would be nothing left
The shell of a man that could never be his best
If I didn't have you, I'd never see the sun
You taught me how to be someone, yeah

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down

I got a fire for a heart
I'm not scared of the dark
You've never seen it look so easy
I got a river for a soul
And baby you're a boat
Baby, you're my only reason

If I didn't have you there would be nothing left (nothing left)
The shell of a man who could never be his best (be his best)
If I didn't have you, I'd never see the sun (see the sun)
You taught me how to be someone
Yeah

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down

Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down


Lyrics submitted by Abbie96

"Drag Me Down" as written by Julian Bunetta John Ryan

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    General CommentSeems to be singing about the strength a special someone in one's life can help you weather through anything the world can throw at you.
    Mellow_Harsheron August 15, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI thought it was about basically the rest of One Direction singing about how they're doing since Zayn left them, if he was dragging them down.
    seeingon October 09, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationIt could also be about a parent child relationship where the child is thanking the parent for making them who they are today and how the parents' love is strong enough to prevent the child from being dragged down.
    seeingon October 09, 2015   Link
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    My Interpretation"All my life, you stood by me" is proof of that claim. It could also be about a friendship where the friends refuse to let each other get dragged down.
    seeingon January 04, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIt always gave me a faith faith based vibe
    CoolBeans101on January 24, 2016   Link
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    General CommentBut if the special someone is a lover, then the line "All my life, you stood by me" would only apply if they first fell in love when they were little kids.
    seeingon January 26, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is about finding the strength to rise above all of the societal pressures, and that without finding that strength, despite how it was found, would allow that person to be drug down. It is kind of comparing strength to being a friend that has been their all along.
    sparkler1500on April 25, 2017   Link

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