"Drop" as written by and Mark Edward Kozelek....
So much that I can't say to you
My voice shakes from the hurt that I hide
Ashamed of my existence
And of my petty often wounded pride

I'd like to come home to see you
And to catch your sickness by the bedside
But then you'd know how much I really need you

All the love in an instant
Makes my life stop
But then my hate for you
Makes my feelings altogether drop

If only I were blind to your selfish fling
And your desperate cause
And didn't press you for the details
That threaten my physical flaws

I'd like to come home to see you
And embrace your illness under soft light
But then you'd know how much I really need you

All the love in an instant
Makes my life stop
But then my hate for you
Makes my feelings altogether drop

So much that I can say to you
With affection that I burn inside
You're aching from the distance
Avoiding strain that's running still alive

If only I could heal you
In the sprinkling of the ocean side
But then you'd know how much I really love you

All the love in an instant
Makes my life stop
But then my hate for you
Makes my feelings altogether drop



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"Drop" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    MemoryI haven't cried since the middle of June, and that was in the middle of "Katy Song" as I had just ended a friendship with a girl I had known for over two years. Since then, my life has plummeted further and further, but I've been unable to cry. I don't know why, because I've had more reason to cry recently than I ever have in my life.

    Finally, yesterday, I came to thinking about how worthless I felt myself to be. And I put on "Drop" and it all clicked: I don't care about myself. And straight into the second verse, I started crying. It climaxed so gorgeously by the time the second chorus and the song were both over.

    This song will never be the same to me. Even if, as I suspect, I'm never happy again, this song will make me feel warm and comforted.
    Anilandon January 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI have always wondered what happened to this man to give him this kind of lyrical power. Kozelek is always so dauntingly honest, his music a mirror reflection to his own life in many ways.

    I think this is a song about a person who seems beautiful when they're fragile. But in reality you know they are an ugly, vindictive person. Then you see them lying in a hospital bed, and you realize how much you love them. It's one of those 'You don't know what you have until it's left you' kind of things, I think.
    Kiyehoon May 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have loved and listened to this song for years. To me, it has always been about someone in love with someone who has cheated on them, maybe even been nasty in some ways.

    "if only i were blind to your selfish fling
    and your desperate cause
    and didn't press you for the details
    that threaten my physical flaws"

    I believe that refers to finding out the details of the cheating/the betrayal. Then being insecure because the "other person" was maybe better looking, in better shape.

    There is a real struggle because one loves the other but perhaps knows they are being cheated (in more ways than one).

    It's about being deeply in love with someone that you know you shouldn't be because they don't have that same commitment.

    That's what I get from it anyway.
    brkn social sceneon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just had a 15 month relationship end a few weeks ago and she's already found someone else. It was a long distance relationship, and despite us being broken up she still wants me to visit her in a month. This has always been one of my most favorite songs but in the past few days I have begun to realize just how special it is to me now with it's new meaning. Devastating.
    hellarack99on November 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis reminds me so much of my very own feelings...i can´t explain..this song is mindblowing!
    rockkidon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a gorgeous song... but I'm not sure if this is about someone who is sick, and the person feels obligated to love them but doesn't want to... or about someone who's in a relationship that they just can't leave. Either way, it's a great song.
    minetteon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just heard this song for the first time today, and i think that my life has just changed. im speechless.
    tactforwiton June 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti read in an interview that he wrote this song at his sister's house and basically, he had just found out some information about his girlfriend that he didnt' want to know. he loved her, but now this new information was on his conscious, so it made his feelings "all together drop"....also....look at

    "so much that i can't say to you
    my voice shakes from the hurt that i hide".....i definietely relate to this from dating a girl who had quite a past that i didn't know about and then....i heard and i loved her, but it was tough to get over her past.
    ggdfan25on May 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh goodness.
    slinkstersarson April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful even though I am not exactly sure what it's about
    clickofalighton February 01, 2007   Link

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