What does Never Say Never mean?

The Fray: Never Say Never Meaning

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Song Released: 2009

Never Say Never Lyrics

Some things we don't talk about
Rather do without
And just hold a smile
Falling in and out of love
Ashamed and proud of
Together all the while

You can never say never when we don't know it
Time and time again
Younger now than we...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 14th 2011 !⃝

    I think it’s about two people who like each other but never really say it cause they're unconsciously waiting for the other to do so. They get used to what they have that they never become more. So they are stuck in a place where they feel they don't have a right to each other but still they can't help feeling jealous when they do. They go back and forth between trying to forget and making up after fighting all the time because they need each other too much to let go. And despite all, they cling to what they have even when it's less than what they want because it makes them happy and they don’t know how else they could.

    Or it could be just me feeling that way.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 9th 2010 !⃝

    Theres a guy and a girl..

    They never talk much.. They've had a past.. but it faded. They'd rather live without the talking, without the fighting.. and just hold the smile as they remember all the good times.
    He is ashamed of loving her. She is ashamed of loving him, it is a secret, they are apart, but together all the while.
    But you can never say never,
    so they try time and time again to put the pieces back where they were before. They fall apart, but they pull it together again.
    she hopes the moment will last: "dont let me go.." she pleads in her head.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 12th 2012 !⃝

    My interpretation is that this song is more about life. Not so much a couple, but of course this song could have a million different meanings. It could be about a disease, where they're dying and it is life they love, but because of their disease/condition, they just feel that they have to let go of life. The secret part is more about diseases people don't want to talk about like anorexia. Just in general about people loosing the will to live. And the watch over bit where the world is crumbleing down, it could be life or your religious figure saying don't let go.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2016 !⃝

    This song is about a couple, that have common problems in every relationship. They dont know how long this relationship will last. The beautiful moral of this song are how the guy appreciate the girl, for him she is like a queen, so important to him...even he try to stay and be her support for every difficult moment....that is their promise try to hold the relation firmly...even they have problems....that is why he saying : ''We're falling apart and coming together again and again
    We're growing apart but we pull it together, pull it together, together again''.....we have problems...but we try to solve it....and be together again.....ever again...that is why he doesnt say LET ME GO.....because every relationship need to find solution to keep it last....

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 21st 2015 !⃝

    I think that it is about a girl who is suicidal and doesn't want to talk about what she feels, but is not wanting anyone to let her go or else she will fall. She's trying to stay alive but as the days drag on she's having trouble. "Some things we don't talk about", is because they don't want to talk about how she feels and she's scared that people will think of her differently.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd 2012 !⃝

    I believe this to be about love. How the guy is still in love with the girl (or vice versa) but the girl is starting to lose touch or forget the love that the he showed her. It relates to me and the boy I love because I don't want him to leave me. He's my best friend and though things crumble I'll never stop loving him.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2012 !⃝

    A guy and a girl get separated in the world. They are looking for each other but it isn't looking good. The guy and the girl know that they are under the same sky, moon, and sun. They will never say never, because they know that they will some day reunite again.

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 31st 2012 !⃝

    this song to me is about a relationship that keeps falling apart and they're living in the lies of it and wont let it go because they're afraid to be without each other,ive been through a relationship like this, overall tho i think the meaning is what u make it to be.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 12th 2011 !⃝

    They don't want to face the problems in their relationship. They stay together through everything, and they basically have eachother trapped, because they are scared to be without eachother. That's how I feel about the song, anyways, because that's how I feel about my relatioship sometimes.

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2010 !⃝

    You can never say never when we never isn't always true.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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