I know, I know I've let you down
I've been a fool to myself
I thought that I could
Live for no one else
But now, through all the hurt and pain
Its time for me to respect
The ones you love, mean more than anything
So with sadness in my heart
Feel the best thing I could do
Is end it all, and leave forever
What's done is done, it feels so bad
What once was happy now is sad
I'll never love again
My world is ending

I wish that I could turn back time
'Cause now the guilt is all mine
Can't live without the trust from the ones you love.
I know we can't forget the past
You can't forget love and pride
Because of that, its killing me inside

It all returns to nothing, it all comes
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down,
It all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down,

In my heart of hearts,
I know that I could never love again
I've lost everything
Everything
Everything that matters to me,
Matters in this world

I wish that I could turn back time
'Cause now the guilt is all mine
Can't live without
The trust from those you love
I know, we can't forget the past
You can't forget love and pride
Because of that, its killing me inside

It all returns to nothing, it just keeps
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down
It all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down
It all returns to nothing, it just keeps
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down
It all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down


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Komm Susser Tod song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthe chord progression is the same as that in pachelbel's canon, which isnt too unusual in pop music, but significant here because canon was also used in evangelion. the amount of very good original music in evangelion is very notable. rei I, II, and III and also dance like you want to win come to mind. never thought id hear steel guitar in a light bubbly song about suicide before lol.
    emialaon September 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso, for anyone who's interested, komm susser tod is german for "come, sweet death"
    emialaon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStrange to see that no one has commented on this wonderful song. It's actually based on one of J.S Bach's piano pieces. Although the music is beautiful and cheerful, the lyrics basically tell of someone who has given up on love and wants to "end it all", because of the pain of memories. Appropriate for the movie which it's played in.
    Unconquered Sunon March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the song that's played in the middle of the movie End of Evangelion. I'm not gonna spoil it for anyone but it's quite a WTF moment.
    Amaya-chanon September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember watching that scene in End of Evangelion and I found it so moving I was nearly reduced to tears.

    Ths ong is just so beautiful
    Jelnockon March 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow can you turn sadness to beauty?
    newhfighteron March 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentFirst time I heard it, at least until Arianne started singing, I thought it was a Beatles song. Anyways, it's ridiculous how well it fits in with what happens in the End of Evangelion. Never would have thought a song like this would be utilized in this manner.
    Goatllamaon October 15, 2013   Link

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