"I'm With You" as written by and Lauren/spock Christy....
I'm standing on a bridge
I'm waitin' in the dark
I thought that you'd be here by now
There's nothing but the rain
No footsteps on the ground
I'm listening but there's no sound

Isn't anyone tryin' to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you

I'm looking for a place
I'm searching for a face
Is anybody here I know
'Cause nothings going right
And everything's a mess
And no one likes to be alone

Isn't anyone tryin' to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you

Oh why is everything so confusing
Maybe I'm just out of my mind

It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you

Take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you

Take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I, I'm with you
I'm with you
I'm with you


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"I'm With You" as written by Scott Spock Lauren Christy

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  • +7
    General CommentWho knows if anyone will read this but this song is so powerful I feel like I have to still give my take on it...

    Most of this song I think is symbolic, so when she is waiting on the bridge for someone this is symbolic of all the times in her life when she was waiting for someone that either never showed or never satisfied her. I think when she says "I thought that you'd be here by now" she is referring to her "perfect guy" that of course never comes.

    The next part, "no foot steps on the ground" and "waiting but there's no sound" emphasizes her aloneness as does her questioning isn't anybody trying to find me? I think this is symbolic of where she was at in her career. At this time, she was the new big thing and I think the hollowness that she found there is the inspiration for this song.

    The "damn cold night" is symbolic of her utter loneliness in searching for the meaning to this life. She now had it all and realized it didn't satisfy her. But in the midst of this loneliness she feels something. "Won't you take me by the hand take me somewhere new, I don't know who you are but I, I'm with you." I think that in what was maybe her lowest moment, she felt God. She is asking God to take her somewhere new and although she has no idea who God is, she can feel him and knows that he is the key to "finding something new" or finding something that will bring her satisfaction and contentment.

    This song then, I think is about her finding God in the depths of her suffering and attempting to be led by him to somewhere else or "some place new"
    dckirkpatrick21on October 05, 2011   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationThis, to me, is about a teenage runaway.

    "I'm standing on a bridge
    I'm waitin' in the dark"

    Why a bridge? Bridges are a common suicide spot. End of the rope after a long depression, essentially.

    "I thought that you'd be here by now"

    Where "you" refers not to a boyfriend, but anyone who cares enough to go out and find her.

    "There's nothing but the rain
    No footsteps on the ground
    I'm listening but there's no sound"

    She's desperately hoping someone will come for her.

    "Isn't anyone tryin' to find me?
    Won't somebody come take me home"

    A cry for help, for attention and compassion and warmth.

    "It's a damn cold night"

    Cold nights matter a lot if you're on the streets.

    "Trying to figure out this life"

    She doesn't feel she belongs at her home, else she wouldn't have ran. But misery on the streets couldn't possibly be her calling, surely?

    "Won't you take me by the hand
    Take me somewhere new
    I don't know who you are
    But I... I'm with you"

    And finally, someone found her. Someone who cares enough to take her somewhere new, anywhere but where she currently is. She doesn't know who he is, but she'll go with him. The desperation, the cry for help, the depression, it all culminates in this, and maybe things will work out.
    AmGayBroon September 05, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah i think this song is about her trying to figure everything out in life... thats shes tired of waiting to know whats to come in her life. and that she wants to be with the person shes going to spend the rest of her life with.. well at least thats how i see it because thats what i feel. i hate waiting. lol.
    Mandykinson June 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is close to tears...its beautiful...and her voice is amazing
    loserkid73on June 30, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment*plays this song for the 20th time*
    _kat_on August 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song, it's really touching. Everyone hopes that the person theyre meant to be with is out there looking for them, and that's what this song's about.
    TrOoBaBiEeon April 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoesn't this song just belong in some touching moment on some show? It just sounds like it would play during some important moment. This is by far the one I love most out of her songs.
    didodivaon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA Britney song? Sub par? I absolutely love this song, like someone said above, you can picture everything that's happening. The end of the song gives me chills!
    SummersKisson June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is soooo good.
    SpIlLsKiSsEson June 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*plays this song for the 20th time*
    _kat_on August 24, 2002   Link

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