Survived, tonight, I may be going down,
Cause everything goes round too, tight, tonight,
And it, you watch him crawl, you stand for more.
And your panic stricken, blood will thicken up, tonight
Cause I don't want you, to forgive me,
You'll follow me down, you'll follow me down,
You'll follow me down
Survive tonight, (I see your) head's exposed,
So we shall kill, constructive might, s'right,
As your emotions fool you, (my) strong will rule,
I won't feel restraint, watching you close sense down,
I can't compensate, that's more than I've got to give.

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You'll Follow Me Down Lyrics as written by Len Arran Deborah Ann Dyer

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    I agree that it is a scary song. My take:

    This is about a person telling another person something rather dreadful - like that they cheated on them, frauded them, lied substantially, got them mixed up with criminals, isn't who they said they were, take your pick.

    I think the person has been holding back the truth for some time, fearing the consequences of coming clean since they should mean an end to things as they have been; "surviveD tonight".

    And now that other person is not backing away like all sanity in the world would have them - they are staying with the cheater, thief, liar, destructor - and the first person is just abandoned; how can I tell you this, finally fess up and by doing so face my own inferno - and you are joining me? you should know and do better - I AM bad; survivE tonight.

    And with this the first person loses herself/himself in the darkness - apathetically saying that yes, if you stay with me, and you apparently will, you panicked chicken, you will die. I have even just told you and you know that you will die by and with me.

    I find soo much story in these lyrics, the angst, fear, disbelief, disdain and apathy of the protagonist could fill a novel or a movie and still Skin expresses it in a few lines. And what I see in so many Skunk lyrics - the other person, the one that takes abuse and keeps on taking it.

    Beolineon September 09, 2008   Link
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    Actually, this song reminds me of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth - he follows her down to the underworld to bring her soul back. Only in this instance, she does not want her lover to sink into the darkness that she's in. She'll feel guilty for plunging her lover into the darkness, but if the lover is not strong enough to resist then she won't have the strength to resist either. Kind of a reverse Wuthering Heights situation - she doesn't want her lover to cut their life short and join her in death, but she'll embrace them if they do.

    davydaveon February 05, 2010   Link
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    I've always thought it sounded like she was saying don't do as did and get drugged up {in character).Especially with the end speech with the guy talking about drugs

    ekangaon February 18, 2012   Link
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    please somebody tell me what this means? this song scares me, lots, and i don't know why...

    songloveon May 30, 2007   Link
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    In 1999, Skunk Anansie said it was inspired in part by Bill Clinton. In 2008, it seems strangely appropriate.

    tjhunteron January 31, 2008   Link
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    I think it's how when someone commits suicide that person drags everyone they know down with them. That's what i take from it.

    leethalon May 19, 2008   Link
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    Has anyone seen the video. It's the most beautiful homosexual themed video I've ever seen. Anyway love this song, always calms me down when I'm angry with someone, esp. my boy. I don't think it's scary, just relaxing and beautiful

    aigaion September 06, 2009   Link
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    I downloaded this song last night and I've just been playing it again and again and again. I love a song that is hauntingly beautiful - or beautifully haunting, how ever you wanna put it. I find it comforting, not scarey.

    davydaveon February 04, 2010   Link
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    I think this song is about drug abuse, and dragging someone else down with you. I thought this before I saw the music video, btw.

    But to be honest - I think each song has a personal meaning to each of us that only you can explain and that's why - songlove - bottom line is; none of us can tell you why this song scares you, because only you will know what this song reminds you of.

    sporadiesnomadieson June 07, 2010   Link
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    Beautiful song. Does anyone know where the voice at the end comes from? "I'm telling you man, there's some freaky people out there..."

    snellers88on April 22, 2011   Link

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