"Let Me Down" as written by and Elvis Presley Vera Matson....
she's never alone, because she's scared of what she might say to herself always drinking in the backroom of the bar where everyone turns in a half-hearted grin she won't be afraid as long as that prescription keeps going through and all the happy pills make her look like cardboard cut out of someone, a use to learn from but on the phone, she's telling everyone, that there was a blue sky, she left behind and there's a place that no one knows about, away from integrity she writes a book in her head that nobody will read whatever you say, please don't talk about the time when she was young apparently that was a different person and so long ago it's strange to me, there's no history but there's a past and she's telling everyone it must be a garden, that wouldn't grow with roots of shame, too sensitive to blame to herself as we watch he drown, i can't save the queen without a kingdom or a crown somewhere in this lonely game of sympathy there is a selfish dream that makes me sick standing on the high wire while you're on the ground to you what is dangerous is safe and sound...you let me down

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"Let Me Down" as written by Vera Matson Elvis Presley


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    General Commenti couldnt agrre more =) i think in some ways every one feels like this at one time or another. I also think in the song that the girl once was truely happy, but now relys on prescriptions to remind her of the days gone. i just love this song =)
    punk_in_drublic99on January 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOne of no use's finest.
    louisrolfeon January 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song goes out to my ex.
    outboundrecords.comon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song... my favorite NUFAN song and my bro's favorite song i think... he has the lyrics up on his wall by his door.... TITE ASS SONG
    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song..it sorta reminds me of mylife too..altho im happy and stuff i hide alott like feeling loney..but hey..i loveitilovee this song
    Pretty in Punkon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with everyone else. This is an awesome song.
    bobmeister357on July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOkay for the first time i'm actually going to answer the question and say what this song means to me.
    Honestly, this song has hit home with me more than i think any other has...i feel so much like the "she" in this song that i almost feel unnerved listening to it.
    Okay. So there's this girl, who is unhappy and has come to rely on anti-depressants just to keep her sane, and is almost on a self-sabotaging track; basically she's lost all hope. Our gallant speaker is close to the girl, close enough to know everything about her and to want to help her but is constantly kept at arm's reach, yada yada. The interesting thing is the last part of the song...the lines "lonely game of sympathy" and "selfish dream" make me think that the guy has just given up on the girl, that she has done one bad thing too many to herself? and perhaps broken a promise to him in that way...and he is starting to see through her front? i don't know....that's what i see...probably wrong, but in any event this song means a lot to me.
    philliephan24on August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe first time i heard this song I was hooked...thanx to NotYerSaveYer...hehe punky! Man, the beat and words got to me and I've even tried to play it on the piano...haha I'm on "She's never alone, coz she's scared of what she might say to herself..."...it's gonna take a while but yeah it's worth it coz this song rox!
    pureOwTkAsTemotionon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm with pureOwTkAsTemotion on this one...I was totally hooked on this song once I picked up Fat Music Vol. 5 (pick it up, it's a good compilation of Fat Wreck Chord bands); it's the first track on the cd, and instantly, I was so hooked that I'd play it on repeat in my car, in my room, anywhere for that matter. It's such a sad song too...I like sad songs cuz I can relate, and it enables me to cry ever so much more on the inside like I usually do to begin with. NUFAN's got to be one of the most profoundly thinking and writing bands, punk and any genre, to date and for some time now. This song and "On the Outside" are my top two NUFAN songs...but it's really hard to say that any of their songs are better than the other! To the OwTkAsT girl...I'll teach you the song cuz I play it all the time in my room hehe...so, just remind me to show it to you when I see you again.
    I'm going to finish my takehome final now.

    Chick Hearn
    We'll miss you, Chick. "No harm, no foul."
    NotYerSaveYeron August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm not so able to write in english, but I think that this is a great song, and now I'm going to sing it... hi hi hi (laughing)
    motaboy90on October 15, 2002   Link

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