Never Gonna Let You Go

Never Gonna Let You Go

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So, I guess a little backstory to this one...

I know this comes as a surprise to most of you but I have never really been the kind to have a lot of friends-- I spent most of my school years as that fat nerd that everyone picked on, whom the girls spurned (except when they needed help with homework), and who was usually picked last in most schoolyard games. And honestly, I was rather high on my self-estimated abilities. I hope I've changed a little for the better since then, but the fact is that I still don't have many friends, and I count myself extremely lucky that my wife not only loves me, but actually likes me as well! (One of the reasons I'm thankful for the existence of FAWM and 50/90 is that you all are the same kind of weird that I am, at least in some ways... so I feel less alone here than in many of my other endeavours in life.)

As a result, when I feel like someone is my friend I tend to be very bound to them. Loyalty is my great character strength and flaw, in that sense; my loyalty also blinds me, at times, to when perhaps that idea of friendship is not reciprocated (and I've been burned a couple times by that in my younger years).

This lyric, therefore, to me, isn't so much a love lyric (though I suppose you could read it that way), or a religious lyric (though that interpretation is certainly possible too) but to my mind it's about that deep bond of friendship that sticks through thick and thin and never gives up on someone.

TL;DR: It's about friendship.

Lyrics: 

hey you
over there
I know life
isn't fair
you've had more
than your share
and you feel
you can't care

don't you know
I'm never going to let you go
no matter how the winds may blow
I'm never going to let you go

hey you
all alone
staring down
at your phone
breathing out
a silent groan
let me share
a brighter tone

don't you know
I'm never going to let you go
no matter how the winds may blow
I'm never going to let you go

you've been needing someone to stick by you
you've been needing someone who won't give up
I'm right here, waiting for you
I'm right here to fill that cup

don't you know
I'm never going to let you go
no matter how the winds may blow
I'm never going to let you go

don't you know
I'm never going to let you go
no matter how the winds may blow
I'm never going to let you go



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kahlo2013's picture

Alex, thanks for sharing the back story - I can totally relate to many of the thoughts you shared. I love this song of a fierce and loving forever friendship! The loyalty and support the comes through is beautiful. I love those vocal riffs at the end of the lines - really lovely and effective! Great song!

Jessicagraae's picture

That's so sweet! Boy can I relate being the nerdy, picked on one.

coolparadiso's picture

if you cant share that stuff in song where can you! onya Alex! nice one!

cindyrella's picture

I love hearing the back story! I am a very loyal person as well. Very nice!