"Let Go" as written by Imogen Jennifer Heap and Guy Sigsworth....
Drink up baby doll
Mmm are you in or out
Leave your things behind
'Cause it's all going off without you
Excuse me, too busy oh, writing a tragedy
These mishaps you bubble wrap when
You've no idea what you're like

(So let go) so let go
And jump in
Oh well whatcha waiting for
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
(So let go) yeah let go
And just get in
Oh it's so amazing here
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

It gains the more it give
And it rises with the fall
So hand me that remote
Can't you see that all that stuff's a sideshow
Such boundless pleasure
We've no time for later now
You can't await your own arrival
You've twenty seconds to comply

(So let go) so let go
And jump in
Oh well whatcha waiting for
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
(So let go) yeah let go
And just get in
Oh it's so amazing here
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

(So let go)
And jump in
Oh well whatcha waiting for
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
(So let go) yeah let go
And just get in
Oh it's so amazing here
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

Mmm the breakdown
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
Hey, the breakdown
So amazing, yeah
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown


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"Let Go" as written by Imogen Jennifer Heap Guy Sigsworth

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  • +17
    General Comment"theres beauty in the breakdown.."

    i think this perfectly describes what makes people human. when people "break down" or have a emotional breakdown it is usually over a tradgedy or sadness of some kind. there is a strange beauty in this, because the heart of humanity is our emotions. although it can seem like the world is ending, when you feel like you cant sink any lower, just remember this: in order to feel that level of devastation, you had to have experienced something very very wonderful. be glad that it happened. there is truly beauty in that.
    IAmTheEvenstaron September 21, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General Commentoh man, this is such a pretty song. i saw it in a garden state preview.

    and it reminded me of my love for bubblewrap.
    viaon April 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentit made me want to dance in front of a fireplace
    emma.leeon April 19, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI like to think of the song in the more specific context of a relationship, rather than life in general:
    You have someone holding back, not wanting to commit, and specifically scared of the possible pain in store. This is a defense mechanism (bubble-wrap), probably based on previous experience. Thats where the most beautiful lyric ("cause there's beauty in the breakdown") fits in: you break down these barriers or defenses, and give love a chance. Thats the beauty.

    Further encouraging, "it gains the more it gives" I felt referred to the old "it is better to give than recieve" saying, rather than in part of an evils-of-television metaphor.

    Finally, [with a nerdy grin], I'd like to point out the scientific relevance of "there's beauty in the breakdown". Energy, fire, explosions, etc are produced by breaking chemical and nuclear bonds. Intended metaphor?...
    and howon December 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow can this song have no comments? it's so beautiful...i was at a movie and i heard this song in one of the previews and have listened to it nonstop since. this song is so beautiful...i'm not sure what it means but "there's beauty in the breakdown" is such an amazing line. could be talking about the aspect of beauty in human grief/pain...maybe not exactly beauty but something else that i can't exactly put words to...
    soco777on April 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absolutly brillant and it fits into the movie "Garden State" amazingly. This whole concept of the song is stunning and the movie is without a doubt astounding. Zach Braff wrote, directed and stared in "Garden State". Zach is a clear example of brillance. Enlighten yourself, see this movie!
    Note To Selfon September 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song, the kind that makes you feel happy and sad at the same time
    sweetave426on October 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere are only a few songs that can submit such radical emotions from someone. For me, this is one of those songs. One moment I can be happy and like "prodigal sunscreen" stated, this could be one of the best makeout songs ever. In another moment, this can be one of the most beautiful and peaceful songs you can listen to. If a song can stir up memories and emotions within you, than you know it is a good song.
    HardkoreSaiyanon January 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI see a spiritual meaning. It looks like the spiritual state might be achieved through some psychodelic drug one drinks, but I prefer to see it as inviting us to achieve it through a long-term approach like meditation. In that state we see our true selves and presumably in that state when writing the song, the author looks at the rest of us (and his/her past life) and sees how we bubble wrap our melodramas on this physical plane. Once you achieve such a state, you realize that at some level achieving it is actually largely a matter of letting go (of our desires and attachments). It's so amazing here. Let go.
    maddadon May 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI recently re-watched Garden State and this song suddenly took on a new lease of life, big time!
    I am in a situation where a close friend of mine was very terribly hurt late last year and since then there's been a little bit of a history between us romantically, sort of. She needs to work herself out but i feel she is tempted between the "easy path" of instant happiness through love (us) and the "hard path" of finding happiness with herself. Despite feelings from her part being confusing & undefined at best we've been fairly close on occasion but she is sticking to the hard path of which my support is 100%. It's just so hard having to wait......... and even then there's no guarantees. I admit that quite often, meant in the nicest most sincere way, that she would take me in so we could be together.
    That's why this song speaks to me and why Garden State makes me choke.
    rmgon June 03, 2009   Link

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