"Don't Let Me Down" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Don't let me down, don't let me down
Don't let me down, don't let me down

Nobody ever loved me like she does
Oh, she does, yeah, she does
And if somebody loved me like she do me
Oh, she do me, yes, she does

Don't let me down, don't let me down
Don't let me down, don't let me down

I'm in love for the first time
Don't you know it's gonna last
It's a love that lasts forever
It's a love that had no past

Don't let me down, don't let me down
Don't let me down, don't let me down

And from the first time that she really done me
Oh, she done me, she done me good
I guess nobody ever really done me
Oh, she done me, she done me good

Don't let me down, don't let me down
Don't let me down


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"Don't Let Me Down" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +5
    General Commentthis song is one of my absolute favorites. john's voice is so raw and brilliant.

    i think "don't let me down" is one of the realest things you can say to a person. you put in so much trust and faith in this person and you're in that state where they can either make you or break you. it's like a plea of "i'm making myself vulnerable to you, please don't hurt me"
    hewwokatieon July 29, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentJohn's in love with Yoko and he feels that it's his first love. Maybe he felt something like it before, but he doesn't want it to fail this time around which is why he's saying "Don't Let Me Down" He's opening up and he's very vulnerable... to have someone hurt you in that state is such a let down.
    Topsy_kretson November 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI very much agree Bickle, its a beautiful song no matter what. Its about fear and once you have something you've wanted so badly, the fear of losing it.
    halimeda2dayon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song has a certain rolling stones feeling to it, maybe it's the guitar sound. Anyway it's a really good song.
    cl3menson May 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMaybe it's just me, but when he says "done me", he could mean done me in. There's too much emotion invested in the chorus to be about a happy ending. And the last part, "do you dig it". He's telling a new girl about a girl who did him in, in the past. The "don't let me down" part doesn't sound too nostalgic, it sounds like he's begging this next girl to understand his past!
    sandraa4211on December 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song could only be about Ono.
    Philadelphia Eagleson June 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like all the rambling in the "Oooh she done me" parts.
    Clitoroidon January 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe realization that you can have any worthwhile love if you give love. if you give love people will be compel to give love back to you. hence "nobody ever loves me like she does and if somebody love me like she do". meaning he will give in return
    hellsyeahon February 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't let me down. Don't let me down.
    Don't let me down. Don't let me down.

    John Lennon echos a plea to Yoko that she must not “let him down.” John's love for her is so intense that he knows he'd be shattered if she left him. He is ready to give up the Beatles and move forward with her in love, as artist, and activist.

    Nobody ever loved me like she does.
    Ooo, she does. Yeah, she does.
    And if somebody loved me like she do me.
    Ooo, she do me. Yes, she does.

    Yoko's love for John is also deep. John acknowledges “Nobody ever loved me like she does.” It's the love he had longed for, and now that he had it, was afraid to lose it. “And if somebody loved me like she do me,” was probably a sudden thought John had. A sort of “What if” somebody had loved him like Yoko did? Maybe John was referring to his mother. Perhaps he mused for a moment that if his mother had loved him like Yoko did, maybe his fears and perspective on love would have been different.

    Don't let me down. Don't let me down.
    Don't let me down. Don't let me down.

    His pleas to Yoko continue.

    I'm in love for the first time.
    Don't you know it's going to last.
    It's a love that lasts forever.
    It's a love that had no past.

    John is experiencing his first true love with a woman, and wonders, “Don't you know it's going to last.” He is immersing himself in this love, and realizes he will do all he can on his end to make it last. He just needs to know if Yoko is just as eager for this “forever” love — a love that has “no past.”

    Don't let me down. Don't let me down.
    Don't let me down. Don't let me down.

    And from the first time that she really done me,
    Ooo, she done me. She done me good.
    I guess nobody ever really done me,
    Ooo, she done me. She done me good.

    “She really done me,” and “ She done me good,” appear to be completely sexual, but knowing John's penchant for deeper lyrical meanings, I'm sure he is citing that Yoko has done him good in all aspects of their relationship. He is pleased to have met his other half — his soul mate.

    Don't let me down. Don't let me down.
    Please - Don't let me down.
    The word please here fortifies John's appeal that Yoko not let him down.
    Kenny5271957on May 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song just gives me shivers every time I hear it. Lennon's emotion is so raw....it's just tantalizing.
    infinityguitarson March 05, 2012   Link

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