So see how long I can last
You can pretend that I don't exist for you
And I can laugh about it now
But I hated every minute
I was waiting for your email
And each day that you forgot to call
Just made me feel so low
So low

Christmas 1998
I tried to call
I just couldn't wait
And your message was out of date
So I left my voice on your machine
But you did not respond
OK OK OK you've won
You make me feel so low
So low

Lyrics submitted by Ministry

Feel So Low Lyrics as written by Steven Wilson

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    General CommentI love this song, its about how even though he's been hurt by this person in the past and how that person has made him feel useless and insignificant he still attempted to make it work by leaving his voice on the answering machine, in the end it was useless because she never answered

    My favorite line is "You can pretend that I don't exist for you and I can laugh about it now" because it describes a lot of relationships where even though at the time you felt depressed, looking back on it it's amusing to you because you've grown from it.
    absentiaon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what most people have said here that it is about a relationship in which the other person didn't even act like he existed. I also feel that the lyrics "So Low" in the song have a double meaning. As it is written you read "So Low" which represents the sadness or depression he feels, while when heard it can be heard as Solo, which would describe the lonliness or the feeling of being by himself that he is feeling. Brilliant Song by an amazing band!
    HotDishManon February 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsentia prety much got it, i think. its prety much a song about a girl and what she's doing/did to him emotionally.

    i'm very surprised that this song hasnt had more comments, this is one of those songs that you love right away (as are pretty much all of porcupine tree's material)
    ComaDivineon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is so beautiful; it does just that--makes me "feel so low".

    I don't really necessarily believe it's about a girlfriend; although, a few songs on Lightbulb Sun have come out of Wilson's experience & throughout this "breakup" album, Stupid Dream.

    I actually, with more attentive views, thought it was about a Family Member. That perhaps he left home & his life was ever changing.
    I know that the moment you leave home, things DO change & you begin to think everyone you left there doesn't even know you anymore; it's all a void of emotion.

    Then again, I also felt that Wilson could have made a point of this song being sort of sexual in a way; here's this guy in 1998, falling for a girl that didn't give him the time of day. The natural thing to do is attempt to keep trying with her.
    You get this stalkerish feel, & not necessarily a bad one, but definitely a way of overcoming, as the person has in this song.
    Mordilwenon July 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the transition of past to present tense. Its clearly about someone expressing feelings for someone else who does not share the feelings.

    I can't quite understand whether he/she has gotten over theiur feelings as the lines 'And I can laugh about it now' and 'You make me feel so low' are kind of contradictory.
    SAS_Hexenon November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want to know to what person Steven wrote this... XD
    Raff2603on March 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me cry.
    It's incredibly beautiful.
    It's such an intense piece.
    Benignnnon September 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed.
    CoyoteLongshoton September 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHE perfect sad song.
    LTSpankyon March 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song that has come to me at just the right time.
    Wallamanageon January 24, 2010   Link

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