"DLMD" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum Doug Martinez....
Don't let me down, don't let me down again
Don't let me down, don't let me down again
Don't let me down, don't let me down again
Don't let me down, don't let me down again

Swelled up eye's oh my the girl got beat
And the stupid mother fucker who made you so
That punk is a coward let that be told
I hear voices in the night that are electric
He kicks the shit out of her because he's heartless
She won't leave she has low self esteem
He's got good gravitational pull
Sucks her body till her heart and her limbs grow cold

Hang in there use your head
How can I love you after you're dead
Hang in there, keep trying
How can I love you after

Here's what you got to tell him
I'm thinking of a picture that's keeping me in stitch
You're causing me a mental glitch
'Cause jealousy is such a bitch
I hereby emancipate myself from that
You can consider yourself free to flirt and chat
With who ever you want
It should have always been that way
The way that you want, the way that you play
My mind is blank slate I'm pretending you're erased
You cannot let me down when I cannot see your face

Hang in there use your head
How can I love you after you're dead
Hang on in there, keep trying
Wow can I love you after dying

Ode to a beat up girl, I know you're out there
Stronger than you think, stand up if you care
Get up off the ground, don't let me down
Get up off the ground, don't let me down

Hang in there use your head
How can I love you after you're dead
Hang in there, keep trying
How can I love you after

And you, and you
I'm a let you pass without kicking you're ass
Because I'm above it you hurt someone I love
It takes two to make a thing go right and that's trite
But one just to sneak and weasel through the night
If you hurt her again I'll fuck you up
If you hurt her again I'll fuck you up, fuck you up
If you hurt her again I'll fuck you up
If you hurt her again I'll fuck you up, fuck you up


Lyrics submitted by pen1234567

"DLMD" as written by Nicholas Hexum Douglas Martinez

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

DLMD song meanings
Add your thoughts

14 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song speaks for itself..
    SaraH PoOon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey are great for caring about it and speaking out about it too, they are a great band and this is one of my fav songs by them, the lyrics are pretty straightforward.
    KaTeSbAdDAYon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the end... cuz its like most of the song is directed to the beaten, but the rest it a warning to the beater and its great...
    Disappearon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish i knew if there was a story behind this song cuz the end (hurt her again....) his voice just has a lot of feelling when he says it. it makes me think that he feels very serious about it.
    turdvenderon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrue story, one of my best friends, brother to me... he hit on his old lady, and i spit this right at him
    "And you, and you
    I'm a let you pass without kicking you're ass
    because I'm above it you hurt someone I love
    it takes two to make a thing go right and that's trite
    but one just to sneak and weasel through the night
    If you hurt her again I'll f---you up
    if you hurt her again I'll f--- you up, f--- you up
    if you hurt her again I'll f--- you up
    if you hurt her again I'll f--- you up, f--- you up"


    the guy is the one i love, i didnt know the girl to well, but it still aply'd, and i spit it at him flawlessly...

    311 changes peoples lives for the better

    311 is the definitive band, because they got the funky skeelz, but they hit real, real fabric of everything down to a T, i think theres some I.Q.'s topping out around 150 in the band, what yall think?
    Radarluvon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like the tone of the song. It is almost begging and pleading the person to stand up for themselves and take control of the situation. Very emotional and not something that usually gets talked about in popular music.
    redjelloon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe that the statistic is 1 of every 4 women is physically or sexually abused in her lifetime. This is simply unacceptable. Men need to stand up and be men and admit that this happens and make a concious effort to stop it. Stop teaching our young boys to be violent. Stop the cycle of violence.

    Thanks 311 for standing up for women everywhere.
    Thumper311on June 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love 311
    running for 311on April 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti used this song to break up with my cheating girl friend i but i had to switch around a few words
    listen to the meaningful well advising lyrics IIVXI
    And here is the break up line:
    "I'm thinking of a picture that's keeping me in stitch
    you're causing me a mental glitch
    'cause jealousy is such a b----
    I hereby emancipate myself from that
    you can consider yourself free to flirt and chat
    with who ever you want
    it should have always been that way
    the way that you want, the way that you play
    my mind is blank slate I'm pretending you're erased
    you cannot let me down when I cannot see your face "
    3incubus11on May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song deffinately gets real personal everytime i listen to it. i see my girlfriend's ex far too much, and lets just say he fits the character in this song. Those last lines Nick says are exactly how i feel, and knowing this kid got away with this... i kinda hope he crosses me just once. he doesnt even know how much i wanna beat him down.
    silent driveon February 07, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain