Can't remember my name, can't remember at all
Finding you from past times, I think
How did we ever fall? Yeah

Never knowing the answers, calling myself names
Now is not the question for us
Will it ever be again
Why don't you just fly, fly to me?
How long will you wait for me? Never?

Now or never again
Now or never again

Feel me up inside you, how you quiver and shake
Can I rape you back to my life?
Will you trust me again? Now or never
I'll never let you down, so fly to me

How long can I wait
Why don't you just fly, fly to me?
How long will you wait for me? Never?

Now or never again
Now or never again
Never, never, never
Now or never, never again
Never, never, never
Now or never, never again

Why don't you just fly, fly to me?
Yeah
And how long, how long will you wait for me?

Now or never, never again
Now or never, never again
Now or never, never again
Now or never, never again
Now or never, never again
Now or never, never again
Now or never, never, never again
Never again, never


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Now or Never Lyrics as written by Salvatore P. Erna

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    General Comment

    NO ONE HAS COMMENTed on this song, holy shit........ I love this song, written by the master himself, godsmack is like the top band in my book and this is one of there best songs!!!

    escenceon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    OH My GOD. Come on people, this song is great!!!!!!!!!

    escenceon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    ~its can i rape you back to my life - not rake ~ this reminds me of reincarnation.. meeting up with an old partner who screwed you over in a past life (either in this incarnation or another) and getting a chance to tell them we finish this now or never will i think of you again.. gotta love godsmack.....

    titania098on February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Its about his Ex gf Erin whom he fucked over and he feels bad about it he cheated on her with one if his crazy ass gfs and Erin gave him everything she could and helped him out with making Godsmack He wrote it as to say who he felt about her and also what he did to her. Whiff..........takes a bow ^.^ and no its not "can i rape you back" its can i RAKE you ;]

    SullyErnasMoonBabyon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Its about his Ex gf Erin whom he fucked over and he feels bad about it he cheated on her with one if his crazy ass gfs and Erin gave him everything she could and helped him out with making Godsmack He wrote it as to say who he felt about her and also what he did to her. Whiff..........takes a bow ^.^ and no its not "can i rape you back" its can i RAKE you ;]

    SullyErnasMoonBabyon July 03, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation

    Wow...

    I always thought it WAS "rape". Hear me out...

    He had a short relationship with this girl (it possibly was just a brief conversation or meeting). He becomes obsessed with this girl but she just won't give him the time of day or notice him, but he wants to have her, "Why don't you just fly, fly to me? And how long, how long will you wait for me?" Finally, he goes crazy and decides to take matters into his own hands by raping her.

    That's what I got out of it. Maybe I'm disturbed...

    no1careshuiamon July 04, 2019   Link
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    Song Fact

    Sully used play rhythm guitar on live versions of this song, back when they used to play it live.

    no1careshuiamon July 04, 2019   Link
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    General Comment

    OK this is weird I know but I think Erna is channeling a muse on earth who is working to get some information out to God. This whole album was unbelievable. Interesting that the album is labeled Godsmack since a God Smack is a smackdown .. So that is where I am coming from. I'll break it down:

    Can't remember my name, can't remember at all

    (this sentence is an opening from Satan.. who has been cast down so long ... "can't remember my name can't remember at all" basically stating that he was lost here on earth away from being a celestial being for so long that he was not able to remember who or what place his real name was before but knowing that he had a feeling he had a different name once before in heaven)

    Finding you from past times, I think How did we ever fall?

    (Ok, this sentence is stating that Satan is thinking "what did I do that was so bad?" remember God and Satan were super close until something happened and God cast Satan down so the sentence is wondering "how did we ever fall"?

    Never knowing the answers, calling myself names (Searching for what was) Now is not the question for us (between him and God) Will it ever be again

    (Big question because I don't think Satan wants to be alone from God and wants what they had before)

    Why don't you just fly, fly to me? (All angels had wings and they flew) How long will you wait for me? Never? (So asking for God to Fly to Satan to rescue but realizing that it may never be)

    Now or never again (This is a plea to come now or never because it's like do it or not because I'm tired of waiting and I'll just resign myself to where I'm at if you don't)

    Feel me up inside you, how you quiver and shake Can I rape you back to my life? (basically saying I had some effect on you before don't you feel me as part of you anymore? Anyway I can please you if you bring me back into your life?)

    Will you trust me again? Now or never (another plea to trust them)

    I'll never let you down, so fly to me! How long can I wait Why don't you just fly, fly to me? How long will you wait for me? Never? Now or never again! (This whole last part is begging God to rescue Satan but in the end he realizes that, that isn't going to happen so the ultimatum is laid out, but it is a false ultimatum)

    I know that interpretation is weird but that is what I got out of the song. I think my filters are fu..ked up... Probably.

    jay1007005on March 04, 2021   Link

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