A Great Big World: Say Something Meaning
Song Released: 2013
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Say Something Lyrics
I'll be the one, if you want me to.
Anywhere, I would've followed you.
Say something, I'm giving up on you.
And I am feeling so small.
It was over my head
I know nothing at all.
And I will stumble...
anonymous Nov 26th, 11:12am report
When your having trouble in a relationship and you know that things are coming to an end but you want so badly to hang and make it work. You want to be "the one" for them but only if they want to accept you as theirs. You will do anything for them, follow them wherever they go but they wont do the same. You feel like you're the only one in the relationship trying to make it work. It seems like the other person has no hope but you want them to say something, anything to make you stay and keep on fighting. All these overwhelming feelings make you feel so small. Going into the relationship you didn't know what you were getting your self into. You have never loved like this before, there are going to be obstacles, you will stumble and fall but you will learn and keep going. After all the pleading and asking them to stay you just cant keep going, you are finally giving up, you are sorry that you couldn't get them to stay. I love you but I need to swallow my pride, accept defeat, and say goodbye.
anonymous Dec 6th, 12:58pm report
This song expresses exactly what I just went through - a very complex relationship. We found each other at the wrong time of life. He was the "one". I loved him so much, but he used a self defense mechanism (put up some walls) that destroyed the loved we have built; I was forced to let go and had no option but to say goodbye with my silence. I will always love you (D) even in my silence. Beautiful song.
anonymous Mar 3rd, 20:59 report
I am not sure exactly what this is meant for, but the reason I love this song so much is that it can be anything any situation thats whats amazing to me. I love this song so much and the writer was incredibly amazing!!!!!
anonymous Mar 2nd, 06:57 report
I believe this is a song about saving the world, how some don't know the real truth, and the ones that do feel so small that do feel like they can't change it individually. How we would've followed our country anywhere, until it turned its back. Say something referring to to speak up only we the people can make a real difference.... I also believe this is why the band is named A Great Big World. :-)
anonymous Feb 28th, 16:48 report
To me it's a song about loving someone and just never knowing how they feel about you. So because you never know the relationship just crumbles and you give up.
anonymous Feb 26th, 2:55am report
I love this song and it is sad in so many ways. I guess the lyrics are left to interpretation depending on what you are going thru at the moment you hear it. It is a powerful song!
anonymous Feb 25th, 2:55pm report
An emotional mash-up lyrically (say somethingi'm giving up...) and hauntingly reinforced by the off-kilter syncopated meter that makes each line feel undone and the song itself (and the relationship) rationally ended but forever unover. Like that haunting love of your life not meant to be or ever unrequited. Saddest and most beautiful song ever may be.
anonymous Feb 22nd, 2:34pm report
A break up, that they find out that how much they love each other but don't want to be with each other.
anonymous Feb 12th, 2:47pm report
I believe this is about a friendship that wants to become more. The duet signifies that it could be either person in the relationship, just wishing the other would speak up about their feelings. One is desperately in love with the other (let's say it's the guy), but has no idea how she feels about him, so he might act weird around her. Perhaps he's given subtle hints that she hasn't picked up on but he wants her to speak up, because he can't take being in love with her if she doesn't have the same feelings. And if she doesn't, he won't be able to watch her date other guys, and maybe fall in love with someone else, so he has to separate himself from her. So if she doesn't say something, he has to give up on her because it will break his heart.
I hope that made sense - it did in my head when I thought of it...
anonymous Feb 7th, 2:26pm report
It's about someone who is in love with an Addict. (drugs or alcohol)
Someone who is finally realizing that their loved one's addiction is too big for them ("I'm feeling so small.) and they can't / don't know how to fix it ("I know nothing at all" "I'll swallow my pride" "I'm still learning to crawl")
The songwriter is feeling guilty for not being able to help or "fix" the addict ("I'm sorry I couldn't get to you.")
And they realize that the only thing left to do is give up on the addict - as painful as it is.
Anyone who's been in that situation recognizes these emotions instantly when they hear the song.
brokenheart407 Feb 5th, 2:13pm report
honestly i dont really know what the song is about but i know that everytime that the old couple comes on in the video i cry everyt time.. i am just going to guess at this and say that the song is about a couple that are having a bad time and the guy or girl wants to make it work but in the end she finally gives up??
anonymous Feb 2nd, 2:50pm report
I have been a part from my partner of 5 years for a month now I have been dying.I can't eat sleep nothing.I never thought we'd be apart .A few drunk texts were sent back and fourth along with text s with me saying goodbye as I felt he had made no effort so I looked as if I was strong. I WAS really crying out come home):.He just sent me this song and I don't quite know how to take it.Is he saying goodbye or does he want me to say something to fix it. I'm so lost):
anonymous Feb 2nd, 2:47pm report
This is my younger self or even my earlier life talking to me.I have nothing to say because I left myself down.Nothing's left,I have no hope left.If my younger self could see what I have become they would get dissapointed and ask for a reason.And I have nothing to say.
anonymous Feb 2nd, 2:25pm report
"and I am feeling so small" this means to me having overwhelming feelings for someone and not knowing how to handle them. Not being able to do anything with all those feelings just makes you feel so small. You have to let go because you know you have to move forward but you don't want to and you haven't been able to.
anonymous Feb 2nd, 2:09am report
this song is trying to convey a toxic relationship that is one sided one partner is doing all they can to make the relationship work and they found out the other partner was cheating so the other partner is saying say somewthing or im givin up on you and im sorry that i coundnt get to you means im sorry im sorry im not the one.
anonymous Feb 1st, 2:21pm report
I believe this song is about either a breakup or a divorce, but most importantly, it can be about losing somebody to a mental illness or something that can't quite be cured; for example, some form of cancer like leukemia. It could also be about losing someone due to a murder or suicide. It can also be about shutting someone out. Also, it can be about losing a child, either due to miscarriage or stillbirth or an illness. "Say something, I'm giving up on you" can be interpreted many, many ways depending on the situation.
anonymous Jan 31st, 1:25am report
The love that I have for my man. That when we argue and he ignores my every word. I feel that if he doesn't say something that he's is starting to push me away and is causing me to give up on our love. Of course we are going to stumble and fall that's what makes our relationship stronger. But if we don't say something then we will be forced to give up on our love. Need to communicate more and don't judge just listen. Thank you for blessing me with Jeff for whom I love and always will. I love you and please don't let me give up on you. So say something!
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