We're drifting apart,
But I want you to know
Wherever you are I belong
Love's singing us a song
But we fail to sing along
Wherever you go I will follow

So please don't let it
Please don't let it go
Cause if you won't let it I won't let it go
So please don't let it
Please don't let it go
Cause if you won't let it I won't let it go

You try to be strong
But you're always so alone
Whatever I do I do you wrong
Death sings our song
And we eagerly sing along
Whatever you do I adore

So please don't let it
Please don't let it go
Cause if you won't let it I won't let it go
So please don't let it
Please don't let it go
Cause if you won't let it I won't let it go

Don't let go of life
Let go of love
Let go of all we have

Don't let go of trust
Let go of lust
Let go of all we share

So please don't let it
Please don't let it go
Cause if you won't let it I won't let it go
Please don't let it
Please don't let it go
And if you won't let it I won't let it go

So please don't let it
Please don't let it go
Cause if you won't let it I won't let it go
Please don't let it
Please don't let it go
Cause if you won't let it I won't let it go


Lyrics submitted by Fistan, edited by Amirunique

Please Don't Let It Go Lyrics as written by Ville Hermanni Valo

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Please Don't Let It Go song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

18 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    i am single and i wish i wasn't but since i am i have time to think about these love songs and shit lol... to me this song means if you like something so much you will ask the other person not to let it go cause if they won't let it then you won't let it go... basicly when you are inlove fuckign don't let go if you love the person despite the hard times that you have ~ROCK

    oldskoolpunker23on April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This...is the only HIM song I don't like. I remember the first time I heard it and I was completely befuddled that THAT could come out of Valo! I adore this man's other music...but this song just GRATES the nerves.

    HIMaidenon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    the actual lyrics at the start are "we're drifting apart, but i want you to know, where ever you are i belong" i love this song!

    love metal sk8eron November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is actually one of my favourite HIM songs. The vocal's of the song are so beautiful. This song doesn't really need that much of an explanation.. it's pretty straight forward I think unless of course there is a hidden message.

    AFInsideon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i love this song.. i never really thought anything of HIM`S lyrics really, i mean compared to bands like AFI and um lifehouse they arent really anything.. but this song has a nice and easy chorus that i like very much... GO HIM..

    Sleepdanceron January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    GOD he;s begging her...i can imagine in what situation ville was when he wrote all his songs....i've been there...but i write poems instead...

    rockchikon February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    One of the reason's HIM's lyrics are sometimes quite repetative and not always that good is because they are from Finland, and as English isn't their first language there's a bit of a barrier.... But what a great song!!!!!!!!!! As I've said on other postings, I'm in a long distance relationship and this is one of those songs, when I hear it I think, wow! Someone really understands my situation! And when it gets me down, I can listen to this and know that it's as bad for my boyfriend as it is for me..... So, many thanks to Ville Valo for this track!

    partofthiswasmineon March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    lyrics are so wrong.

    ragnaon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I must add the Acoustic version is better, and me and my band will deffinatly be covering the Acoustic version of this song, by far this and In love and Lonely are my 2 Top him songs along with the Path

    oldskoolpunker23on May 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    its so weird, whenever im in a situation, theres always a HIM song to cover it. i agree completely with some of you, it really is like Ville knows what your going thru, and i really just listened to this song in dept today and closely to it, and realized omg this is so ironic. i wish this kid would talk to me again, i miss him.. i dont think he understands at ALL and parents are so oblivious (

    xOx Razorblade Kisson September 20, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Cajun Girl
Little Feat
Overall about difficult moments of disappointment and vulnerability. Having hope and longing, while remaining optimistic for the future. Encourages the belief that with each new morning there is a chance for things to improve. The chorus offers a glimmer of optimism and a chance at a resolution and redemption in the future. Captures the rollercoaster of emotions of feeling lost while loving someone who is not there for you, feeling let down and abandoned while waiting for a lover. Lost with no direction, "Now I'm up in the air with the rain in my hair, Nowhere to go, I can go anywhere" The bridge shows signs of longing and a plea for companionship. The Lyrics express a desire for authentic connection and the importance of Loving someone just as they are. "Just in passing, I'm not asking. That you be anyone but you”
Album art
Mountain Song
Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell gives Adam Reader some heartfelt insight into Jane’s Addiction's hard rock manifesto "Mountain Song", which was the second single from their revolutionary album Nothing's Shocking. Mountain song was first recorded in 1986 and appeared on the soundtrack to the film Dudes starring Jon Cryer. The version on Nothing's Shocking was re-recorded in 1988. "'Mountain Song' was actually about... I hate to say it but... drugs. Climbing this mountain and getting as high as you can, and then coming down that mountain," reveals Farrell. "What it feels to descend from the mountain top... not easy at all. The ascension is tough but exhilarating. Getting down is... it's a real bummer. Drugs is not for everybody obviously. For me, I wanted to experience the heights, and the lows come along with it." "There's a part - 'Cash in now honey, cash in Miss Smith.' Miss Smith is my Mother; our last name was Smith. Cashing in when she cashed in her life. So... she decided that, to her... at that time, she was desperate. Life wasn't worth it for her, that was her opinion. Some people think, never take your life, and some people find that their life isn't worth living. She was in love with my Dad, and my Dad was not faithful to her, and it broke her heart. She was very desperate and she did something that I know she regrets."
Album art
I Can't Go To Sleep
Wu-Tang Clan
This song is written as the perspective of the boys in the street, as a whole, and what path they are going to choose as they get older and grow into men. (This is why the music video takes place in an orphanage.) The seen, and unseen collective suffering is imbedded in the boys’ mind, consciously or subconsciously, and is haunting them. Which path will the boys choose? Issac Hayes is the voice of reason, maybe God, the angel on his shoulder, or the voice of his forefathers from beyond the grave who can see the big picture and are pleading with the boys not to continue the violence and pattern of killing their brothers, but to rise above. The most beautiful song and has so many levels. Racism towards African Americans in America would not exist if everyone sat down and listened to this song and understood the history behind the words. The power, fear, pleading in RZA and Ghostface voices are genuine and powerful. Issac Hayes’ strong voice makes the perfect strong father figure, who is possibly from beyond the grave.
Album art
Head > Heels
Ed Sheeran
“Head > Heels” is a track that aims to capture what it feels like to experience romance that exceeds expectations. Ed Sheeran dedicates his album outro to a lover who has blessed him with a unique experience that he seeks to describe through the song’s nuanced lyrics.
Album art
American Town
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran shares a short story of reconnecting with an old flame on “American Town.” The track is about a holiday Ed Sheeran spends with his countrywoman who resides in America. The two are back together after a long period apart, and get around to enjoying a bunch of fun activities while rekindling the flames of their romance.