James Bay: Let It Go Meaning
Song Released: 2014
Let It Go Lyrics
Seeing shirts in evening clothes with you
From nervous touch and getting drunk
To staying up and waking up with you
Now we're slipping near the edge
Holding something we don't need
Oh, this delusion in...
anonymous May 23rd, 2018 5:09pm report
I think its that both people know its not working anymore and they need to let it go and move on but don't want to, they want to be together and for it to work but deep deep down they know it wont ever work like that.
anonymous Jan 7th, 1:46am report
I'm not going to offer my interpretation I am living this exact reality right now.
There is literally no better fitting song on Earth at the moment for me.
Word for word verse for verse meaning for meaning even all of your interpretations are spot on.
Oh what the hell I suppose my interpretation is it hurts like hell letting someone you still love go and they still love you but knowing that all of your attempts have failed all paths lead to the same dead end.
I find myself still having hope down the road while knowing I have to make this move even if it doesn't mean for now but forever.
I miss the moments time would inexplicably stop when I looked at her.(I mean that literally!!!)
We tried and failed for the last year the first four-six months were something we've never experienced ABSOLUTE BLISS
A year-and-a-half ended with holding each other about an hour ago.
This song came on the radio the moment I started the car to drive her home.
anonymous Jan 6th, 1:30am report
This was mine and my cats relationship, all loved up nerbous touching as we got to know each other (getting used to the house) and after a while, claws and biting...literally. ebb and flow the relationship like all changes evolves slash disappears or metamorphoses into something else. Literally biting, throwing litter across floor, figurative slamming doors with each other, watching evening shows (tele together...)...
anonymous Jan 6th, 1:29am report
This was mine and my cats relationship, all loved up and after a while, claws and biting...literally. ebb and flow the relationship like all changes evolves slash disappears or metamorphoses into something else. Literally biting, throwing litter across floor, figurative slamming doors with each other, watching evening shows (tele together...)...
anonymous Jan 2nd, 1:01pm report
My interpretation is that at the beginning everything was great. Doing what normal couples do. Watching movies, staying up late and talking about dreams, being nervous around each other etc. The delusion he is talking about I think is the delusion of what was. How they were before is not how it is now and it’s only holding them back. The reality is the fighting and constant belittling. They aren’t who they could be with each other, that’s why he says you be you and I’ll be me. They are so unhappy that they can’t recognize who they even are anymore. Trying to keep things going isn’t working, but it’s hard to let go when you really care about someone. Trying to fit your hand inside mine but it just doesn’t feel right, trying to push the relationship up hill but it’s just too heavy to hold. This song represents that he knows its hard and they have been trying to fit together even though it won’t work. Something has to change, they need to let it go.
anonymous Oct 26th, 10:01am report
I think this song is about breaking up, but james want a new relationship with her.
anonymous Feb 14th, 2019 2:51am report
I think this song is about accepting the things that we cannot change and try to move on coz we think its the only way, but deep down it kills us inside
anonymous Feb 1st, 2019 2:36am report
I think this song is honestly the most powerful song in the world!! It can relate to so many things if you just listen!! I’m going through a rough time with someone I truly love
anonymous Oct 13th, 2018 10:26pm report
It's about him and his parents.
anonymous Feb 26th, 2018 2:50am report
I️ think this song shows how broken the two ppl are with each other and yet he is still broken without her but he knows it’s right to let her go. Like someone else said leave the broken pieces where they are and carry on because they are two different ppl when they are together and aren’t good for each other
anonymous Jan 4th, 2018 1:26pm report
I think it means it is hard to get over someone when u still love them but then don't love u no longer
anonymous Dec 20th, 2017 12:31pm report
I feel this song is the best break up song in thee world this song reminds of some I use to love her name is Aliyah and I love but I realized if I want the best for I have to let her go and that's the hardest part when love someone but you stay strong and do it for her - Chris
anonymous Dec 11th, 2017 12:58pm report
He's the delusional one
.if he has to ask to leave a relationship by saying, let's leave it to the breeze.. Obviously, What comes around, like the Wind, Will Return. All he is going is trying hard to convince himself it's over.. When in fact it isn't.
anonymous Sep 27th, 2017 9:16pm report
I love this song dude, I’m not a big fan of pop music, but I love this song!
anonymous Apr 30th, 2017 4:06pm report
Let It Go lyrics said it all.
For the comment below, I read this interpretation at Song Meanings.
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Like the other song too.
Precious_Gem2016 Apr 30th, 2017 4:00am report
Someone said that it's a breakup song where both of them find themselves becoming two different people while they are together. like, sometimes you don't even recognize or know who you are anymore in a relationship that just doesn't work. the first verse is just about how when it was good between them but all other versus suggest that it isn't that way anymore. sometimes when you're in a relationship with someone, you start mentally sabotaging it by thinking the worst (like if they are flirting/cheating with others, not who you thought they were, etc.) and it eats at you. i think that's what he means when he talks about the delusions. i think when he says "why don't you be you and i'll be me?" is him saying that they should go their separate ways so that they can feel like themselves again and not in constant hurt and misery because of their relationship. "...leave it to the breeze" is him saying that there isn't any use in trying to fix it. just leave the broken pieces where they are and carry on. he's finally ready to move on and wants her to, too. i think he still cares a lot about her, but he realizes that they've lost too much of themselves and they'll keep doing so if they stay together.
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