"Loser" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Robert Todd Harrell and Matthew Darrick Roberts....
Breathe in right away,
Nothing seems to fill this place
I need this every time,
Take your lies get off my case
Someday I will find a love
That flows through me like this
This will fall away,
this will fall away
You’re getting closer to pushing me
Off of life’s little edge
Cause I’m a loser
And sooner or later
You know I’ll be dead
You’re getting closer,
You’re holding the rope,
I'm taking the fall
Cause I’m a loser, I’m a loser, yeah
This is getting old,
I can’t break these chains that I hold
My body’s growing cold,
There’s nothin left of this mind
Or my soul
Addiction needs a pacifier,
The buzz of this poison is taking me higher
This will fall away,
This will fall away
You’re getting closer, to pushing me
Off of life’s little edge
Cause I’m a loser and sooner or later
You know I’ll be dead
You’re getting closer,
You’re holding the rope and
I’m taking the fall
Cause I’m a loser
You’re getting closer, to pushing me
Off of life’s little edge
Cause I’m a loser and sooner or later
You know I’ll be dead
You’re getting closer,
You’re holding the rope
And I’m taking the fall
Cause I’m a loser


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  • +6
    General CommentI read on wikipedia that it's about a friend of his that was addicted to cocaine, and it's ironic to me because as I was listening to the lyrics it's exactly what I felt the song was about addiction, and specifically cocaine. Growing up I became a very depressed and withdrawn person, and turned to smoking pot which labeled me as a stoner and I hung out with complete potheads, and I guess that wasn't as bad but still looking back it was destructive, but at the same time it did help me deal with being such a loser and a loner as now I hung out with pretty much other losers, but at least I had friends who I could identify with through Marijuana.

    But eventually I graduated to hard drugs by the time I was in high school and my drug of choice was cocaine, it was so expensive and really turned me into an even bigger loser. When I was a pothead I was pretty generous and peaceful for the most part, but on cocaine I became extremely selfish for the first time although for a coke head I was still pretty generous (and in turn got used frequently) and it was like this whole new clique that I surrounded myself with as some of the potheads advanced with me to the all star team of drug losers per-say.

    Not that anybody reading this probably cares, I'm really just using this as an outlet to express my thoughts.....kind of like a journal, sometimes I read those on this site and it's something I can relate to so it's not completely worthless but for the most part is usually is if I'm being honest instead of just giving the non personal meaning of the song (Which is what I'm going to be doing for the songs I comment on for the most part.) I don't know, there's just something about this song that made me want to share that I suppose, with at the very least myself.

    AbsentMindedon June 11, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo me, it seems like the singer is referring to substance abuse...that doesnt mean that for you guys it can also mean being made fun of at school, I just think the singer was referring to drugs when he wrote the lyrics to this song.
    Rocci1212on October 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti dont what other ppl have to feel bout it but even i relate to the song in a way...it says repitively i am loser....its a strong confession to ones own self....its and act of giving up when other pushes u to the edge...and theres no scope to retrieve back to life.......but i luv this song.....it just speaks about a situation we all face.....its true...
    forumon September 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think that the song is about addiction to a substance...
    Rocci1212on October 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentto me .. this song is saying.. i am already close to the end.. and you are pushing me farther.. maybe not tryin to .. but still .. giving me that extra shove that i need to end it all.. coz your holding the rope.. and im taking the fall.. coz im a loser..
    sassy_nurseon May 10, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI am pretty sure that the song is about the ups and downs of a drug addiction...he nows how low he is and how much of a loser this makes him,

    Breathe in right away,
    Nothing seems to fill this place
    I need this every time,
    Take your lies get off my case
    Someday I will find a love
    That flows through me like this

    He needs this to survive and he wants everyone to leave him alone....and one day he'll find love that is like the drugs and like the drugs it will fade and he will need more and the part where he says :

    This is getting old,
    I can’t break these chains that I hold
    My body’s growing cold,
    There’s nothin left of this mind
    Or my soul
    Addiction needs a pacifier,
    The buzz of this poison is taking me higher
    This will fall away,
    This will fall away

    is showing how much this has taken him over and how he only feels good when he's high, but its just the drugs and not a real feeling so it'll fade away and he is gettting closer and closer to dying and he knows it and he is a loser who cant fight against his own addiction......at least that is how I interprit the actual lyrics...the sound of the song to me reminds me of a relationship that you are fully dependent on and you'll die if you lose it......later
    AstnPwrvchon June 23, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMakes me think of my ex. I still love him, and he's over me. It just kinda reminds me of stuff that someone would think of as their getting drunk, and starting to just think about how their must be something wrong with them and how they are a "loser".They think that someday they'll find someone they love that loves them back and the pain will "fall away". They feel like what they feel for that person is killing them. Basically, it's about loving someone who doesnt love you and it makes you feel like shit.
    wildcherry06on March 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. I always listened to this in junior high. Because I was that girl that everbody knew but no one wanted to get to know her.I was the school loser
    Theresa_Craneon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song seems to be about peole pushing the loser around the "You’re holding the rope and
    I’m taking the fall" seems like it's about the fact that these people are in control of this guys life and what happerns to him. Almost like they have the choice to save him because they know he needs help but instead they don't because they just see him as a loser and not worth saving. And instead push him further It sucks when people push others to the edge and don't have a clue about how serious the effects of their could be.
    Evilsheepon September 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that it is talking about a person in school, who everyone looks down on, who is ostracised, and through this exclusion from society, he (or she) has no friends, and can't turn to anyone. Their problems with drugs is escalating out of control, using drugs more and more to try and numb how left out they feel. It is obvious that they are on a downward spiral, but as they are the school loser, no one will reach out and help them, as they don't want to be associated with the loser. So the people who look down on the loser are pushing him/her closer to breaking point, and there is little hope of being helped escape this problem by anyone.
    Akirazrielon April 14, 2005   Link

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