"Dark Side of the Gym" as written by and Matt Berninger Aaron Dessner....
The first time I saw you, you were walking out
I wanted to ask if you could stay
But you were on something with your friends around
There was nothing I could say

But I'm gonna keep you in love with me for a while
I'm gonna keep you in love with me

The next time I saw you, you were breaking down
A million years had gone away
You looked right at me, and I just turned around
There was still nothing I could say

But I'm gonna keep you in love with me for a while
I'm gonna keep you in love with me
I'm gonna keep you in love with me for a while
I'm gonna keep you in love with me

I have dreams of anonymous castrati
Singing to us from the trees
I have dreams of a first man and a first lady
Singing to us from the sea

So I'm gonna keep you in love with me for a while
I'm gonna keep you in love with me
I'm gonna keep you in love with me for a while
I'm gonna keep you in love with me

I have dreams of anonymous castrati
Singing to us from the trees
I have dreams of a first man and a first lady
Singing to us from the sea


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"Dark Side of the Gym" as written by Bryce David Dessner Aaron Brooking Dessner

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    My InterpretationFirst time I heard this song with the video. I thought it was the perfect love song. The melody, the tone of his voice, the dancing.

    But after a few listens, I think it's about him stringing along a girl until he's ready. Sounds like he's not ready to emotionally commit (or has other reasons for being distant) so he keeps her in love with him by playing games with her (hence the dancing in the video and dark side of the gym) almost like he's stalking her. He doesn't want her to be with anyone else but doesn't want her yet. He has plans for her later.
    Freezyfreakieson December 01, 2017   Link

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