What does Don't Let Me Down mean?

The Chainsmokers: Don't Let Me Down Meaning

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Song Released: 2016

Don't Let Me Down Lyrics

Don't let me down
Don't let me down
Crashing, hit a wall
Right now I need a miracle
Hurry up now, I need a miracle
Stranded, reaching out
I call your name, but you're not around
I say your name, but you're not around
I need you, I need...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 4th 2018 !⃝

    The song signifies about the state of a girl when she is mad with her feelings and need someone whom she never want to leave ever....Need him in each and every seconds of her life and also shows how it can madly hurt a person when he/she gets ignored by the person they really care about


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    Jul 23rd 2018 !⃝

    For me it sounds like, a girl and a boy got into a car accident , and the boy died. The girl faints and imagine that she’s on an island , Reaching for help (bcus she knows that he’s dead).

    So basically She needs him to continue living


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    Oct 1st 2020 !⃝

    It’s about mental health and depression.
    Crashing and hitting a wall emotionally. Where someone can spiral in their thoughts and their emotions can make them feel isolated and are heavy to deal with alone.

    She needs a miracle to pull her out of this state of mind. Which she expresses “I think I’m losing my mind now” so this person is her support system and probably someone who said they would always be there and brings a level of security in a time of feeling vulnerable.

    She says “it’s in my head” which is a reference that she’s stuck in her head and That the emotions aren’t necessarily pointed at anything or anyone but either was she is spinning out of control and losing her mind.

    She doesn’t want to be alone and needs her support system, whoever that is and hopes they’re going to show up right now and always in these moments because that’s when it’s most needed. She needs that sense of security from her support system to make all the noise In her head slow down to pull her out the other side.

    Which is a struggle we all face and it’s even harder to do alone. People don’t always understand mental health because it’s uncomfortable. Therefore people will often give you space or isolate you further because they perceive you’re in a particular mood. But that only isolates a person further and makes a person feel alone in their struggle and when alone with your thoughts the human mind can become quite toxic and Self create worst case scenarios.

    Anyway that’s my interpretation.
    Shes emotionally spiralling and this is a moment she needs that person there for her the most and is hoping they show up in this moment to help pull her through as oppose to not showing up, letting her down where she will then be alone in a battle with her mind she feels she’s losing.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2022 !⃝

    I feel like that this girl is dealing with depression and having a hard time handling it. She is lost in her emotions and dosen't know what to do without her lover/supporting person. She is loosing her mind and needs that person there to help and support her. She hit a wall mentally and emotionally making her feel insane and lost. "I really thought you were by my side, but now there's nobody by my side" indicates that her supporting person or lover left her when she needed that person the most, leaving her lost in her mind and wishing that person never left. Anyways, this girl is dealing with mixed emotions about her lover and about whatever she is going through

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2022 !⃝

    I think it's about a girl with a mental health issue (anxiety for example) and she is begging for her supportive other to help her, pull her through the negative emotions. "It's in my head" refers to her being irrational, "I'm crashing, hit a wall" is where the feelings hit her suddenly, and she needs someone to be there for her. Anyway, that's my interpretation.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2021 !⃝

    I think everyone is saying her to don't let them down, when she's needs someone to heal her mentally,everyone says "heal it yourself "when it's not her fault everyone says "it is your fault" and she's going crazy after listening to this words again and again and it's in her head,the words people says"don't let me down" "that's what I think"

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 1st 2021 !⃝

    I believe this song is about someone who is longing for someone who might never come she has hit an emotional wall

  8. anonymous
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    May 13th 2021 !⃝

    The “boy” is projecting because he is a little bit confused. She is singing about what he is experiencing, actually. He didn’t know that his game turned him into something unexpected. He wants to trust her, he is trying to see if he can because in the past, he couldn’t really be relaxed enough to connect with anyone.

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2019 !⃝

    "You said you'd be by my side in case I overdose, so don't let me down".

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2019 !⃝

    I think its about girl who needs her boyfriend tho the boy isn't around

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2018 !⃝

    I think you're idea is almost corect to me I think she hit a wall when she got in to a car crash. dont get mad at me, that is just my idea.

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2018 !⃝

    Talking to herself about her addiction.

  13. anonymous
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    Oct 9th 2017 !⃝

    Losing a consort (FRIEND) and a lover.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 25th 2017 !⃝

    It's about talking someone out if suicide.. Someone is reaching out for help

  15. anonymous
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    May 28th 2017 !⃝

    This song is about missing a lover and needing him.

  16. singerstargirl
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    Mar 18th 2017 !⃝

    She needs someone to come through and cannot cope if that does not happen.

  17. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2016 !⃝

    Talking about god not letting her down.

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