"Watch Over You" as written by Myles Kennedy and Mark / Tremonti....
Leaves are on the ground
Fall has come
Blue skies turning grey
Like my love

I tried to carry you
And make you whole
But it was never enough
I must go

And who is gonna save you
When I'm gone?
And who'll watch over you
When I'm gone?

You say you care for me
But hide it well
How can you love someone
And not yourself?

And who is gonna save you
When I'm gone?
And who'll watch over you
When I'm gone?

And when I'm gone
Who will break your fall?
Who will you blame?

I can't go on
Let you lose it all
It's more than I can take
Who'll ease your pain?
Ease your pain

And who is gonna save you
When I'm gone?
And who'll watch over you

And I will give you strength
When you're not strong
Who'll watch over you
When I'm gone away?

Snow is on the ground
Winters come
You long to hear my voice
But I'm long gone

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"Watch Over You" as written by Myles Kennedy Mark Tremonti

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    My InterpretationTo D., my ex:

    Oh God! This song hurts me to the core.

    "I tried to carry you. And make you whole," because I'm a good and faithful Codependent.

    "You say you care for me. But hide it well. How can you love someone. And not yourself?" It took me 12 years of marriage to finally realize you hid your inability to love. Your words of love for me were fraudulent! The only love you have is for your drug of choice, not for me, not even for yourself! This is my justification for why I left you! I deal with the pain and remorse for that decision every day, but have to leave the guilt to you. I'm sorry, but I have to leave some of that to you. If I could take all of the guilt on your behalf, I would, but there's no room for more. And you'll never get credit for loving me. You never did because you don't know how.

    "You long to hear my voice. But I'm long gone." I know you miss me and I miss you, but that's not love baby and we deserve more.

    "Who'll watch over you? Who will give you strength. When you’re not strong? Who’ll watch over you when I’ve Gone away?" Through God's grace, HE will watch over you. Don't lose faith, and continue to hope. Through these, I still and always will pray for you. I pray that you will learn to love and I give thanks that you haven't destroyed my ability to love.

    Make me proud! Let go. Let God.

    smeitemon November 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is about a guy trying to take care of an unstable girl. he cant stay with her because he cant bare to see her destroy herself. he's tried to help, to save her, but she's still a mess and he cant deal with the fact that no matter what he does, how much he loves her its not enough, he cant save her, because the only person you can ever save is yourself.
    missdeadlucky13on August 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is wonderful one, can make any grown man cry.
    meaningofsongon May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually this song is about someone in a relationship with someone who's battling a drug addiction, and coming to the conclusion that they can't take it anymore, so they walk away, asking the question who's going to take care of you when I'm gone.

    Myles speaks of it on the bands myspace account.
    platniumstatuson January 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe band themselves confirmed that it's about a friend trapped in drug addiction. some notions:

    "How can you love someone not yourself?"

    how can u tell that u care for anyone despite of all the damages u suffer to yourself. u can't love anybody unless you love yourself firstly.

    "And when I'm gone who will break your fall
    And who will you blame?
    I can't go on let you loose it all Its more then I can take
    Who'll ease your pain
    Ease your pain?"

    i think it's pretty obvious with that standpoint.
    ColdenScenceon April 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! A few years ago, my best friend was around some very nasty people and she became depressed, angry and very hateful. I tried my hardest to stand by her side but after awhile I felt like I was suffocating. I had to walk away.

    That’s what this song is about. Loving someone, but having to leave him or her because it hurts you too much to stay.
    sjordan007on April 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest song on the cd shows that you got to love yourslef and take all in of life before you lose the ones you love
    brynton April 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song. hits home.
    deffinitly. i cried. amazing.
    xoxsami93on October 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me, this song is about someone who has always tried to look after a person they love, "I tried to carry you, And make you whole" but despite all of it he feels that he is neglected, "You say you care for me, But hide it well"

    I feel that the reason he is leaving is because he cant take the situation any longer and must leave to save himself, "It's more than I can take"

    In the chorus i think he is asking rhetorical questions in a way which says "no one else will do/be there for you as much as i was"

    That is my interpretation of the song.
    breedloveon June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. This new CD took a couple listens before it grew on me. I'm in love with about every song. This one is my favorite by far. Musicall and lyrically it is moving. To me the principle is "You don't know what you have 'till it's gone". I feel like I can relate to this song because I have the personality to always give. The thing people don't know about a lot of givers is that we although we don't say it, we want to be given things too. This sounds like someone just ran out of give. He was all this person had, and they have taken advantage of them for way too long.

    There comes a point where you have to stand up and do things for yourself. If someone doesn't appreciate the love you give, there is someone else that will.
    sevenrowsbackon October 26, 2007   Link

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