"Let Me Go" as written by Sean Garrett, Bjoern Daniel Arne Yttling, Lykke Li Timotej Zachrisson and Shondrae L. Crawford....
Once there was a day
We were together all the way
An endless path unbroken
But now there is a time
A torture less sublime
Our souls are locked and frozen

Once we were years ahead but now those thoughts are dead
Let me go (let me go)
All hopeless fantasies are making fools of me
Let me go
I walk alone and yet I never say goodbye
Let me go (let me go)
A change of heart a change of mind and heaven fell that night
Let me go

I tried but could not bring
The best of everything
Too breathless then to wonder
I died a thousand times
Found guilty of no crime
Now everything is thunder

Daytime all I want is nighttime
I don't need the daytime
All I want is nighttime
I don't need the daytime
All I want is nighttime
I don't need the daytime
All I want is nighttime
I don't need the

Got to, got to, got to, got to
Let me go

Once we were years ahead but now those thoughts are dead
Let me go (let me go)
All hopeless fantasies are making fools of me
Let me go
I walk alone and yet I never say goodbye
Let me go (let me go)
A change of heart a change of mind and heaven fell that night
Let me go

The best years of our lives
The hope of it survives
The facts of life unspoken
The only game in town
I'll turn the last card down
And now the bank is broken
Broken

Found guilty of no crime (broken)
They were the best years of our lives
Broken, broken
I'll turn the last card down


Lyrics submitted by jimmyjango2000, edited by epiwoosh

"Let Me Go" as written by Ian Marsh Glen Gregory

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    General CommentIt's not letting me fix it, but the last line of the third verse is actually: "Now everything is plundered" Not thunder.

    And I have the feeling this isn't about lost youth or a relationship, but about some idealistic people whose progress was crushed by the powers that be, and one of whom took the blame and was punished despite having committed no crime (I died a thousand times/ found guilty of no crime/ now everything is plundered.)

    I've recently noticed that a lot of cryptic songs from that time period seem to refer to some mysterious lost time of idealism and social progress that was clamped down by the powers that be (maybe in a collective past life?). Songs like this one, the Icicle Works' Whisper to a Scream, the Pretenders' Back on the Chain Gang, the Alarm's Blaze of Glory, the Waterboys' A Girl Called Johnny and Whole of the Moon, and I'm sure there are countless others I can't think of at the moment. But I've realized that all of these cryptic lyrics suddenly make some sense I see them in the context of this mythical time of crushed progress. I have the feeling that I'll finally know what this mythical time was all about when I die, and I can't wait to find out.
    epiwooshon November 15, 2018   Link

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