Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: You Worry Me Meaning
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Song Released: 2018
You Worry Me Lyrics
I’m on fire today, Ain’t no water here to calm or even put me out
I’ll find a better way, Am I crazy or the wind is gonna blow me down
I’m gonna leave it all out...
anonymous May 22nd, 5:32pm report
The most revealing lyric is in the chorus: "I'm going to leave it all out there to dry up". To "dry up" is obviously a reference to an alcoholic going on the wagon. I believe Mr. Rateliff has struggled with an addiction to alcohol in his life. He also makes allusions specifically to the negative consequences of alcohol and addiction in other songs, such as "S.O.B." and "Wasting Time". I believe this song is about a couple, he and the woman he loves. It could be how he feels about her, or conversely he could be describing how she feels about him. It is about the struggle for recovery; you might "feel fine today", but you may also feel "crazy or the wind might blow [you] down." Though "you are on the mend" and "you gonna find a way to cross and you gonna get there", you have to realize the truth of addiction: there is a void in your heart you are trying to fill with a substance. Thus the line about "you build walls around your heart to try to lock it in." Whoever the subject of the song is, their partner sees their improvement but also worries about their nature and the possibility of a return to addiction, ergo "you worry me".
anonymous Apr 20th, 4:01pm report
I think it's about a couple trying to get sober. The singer seems to be beating his demons but his partner he fears is relapsing into old habits.
anonymous Apr 15th, 4:38pm report
He senses shes fixated/worried about a relationship's future so he "leaves it all out there to dry" meaning he's done playing poker with her, he's laying his cards out there for her to see--take him for him, hoping it helps ease her own worries. He cares about her alot. Ironically, at the same time, he's actually unsure about her..."she seems tired, up all night, building up walls around her heart to lock it up" and in a way has already moved on perhaps because he 'left it all out there' and because of this he feels content and free from it all enough to have moved on and he hopes she will do the same.
anonymous Mar 18th, 3:02pm report
A woman he loves has problems. He's trying to help her. But after all is said and done, he's still worried about her.
So true to life. We try to help others, but never know.
anonymous Feb 14th, 2:49pm report
To me this song is walking away from your past.
You’re feeling good in your new life and it’s wonderful “I’m on fire today”
“I’ll find a better way”
Then his mind starts to wander and he’s concerned about the person he left behind.
“you seem tired today”
“Were you up all night afraid of what the future might bring”
Then he quickly replies “I feel fine today”
And starts “I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry up”
So he’s deciding to walk away from his past
Then the song ends with
“You worry me”
so still, even though he’s done with the past and happier , he’s still showing concern in some way.
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