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Song Released: 2015

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Unsteady Lyrics

Hold, hold on, hold on to me
Cause I'm a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold, hold on, hold on to me
cause I'm a little unsteady
a little unsteady

Mama, come here
Approach, appear
Daddy, im alone
cuase this house don't feel like...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 21st 2016 report

    The song deals with him going threw his mom and dad getting a divorce. he is pleading for them to hold on to the memories of him and their family and to fight to keep it alive.


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    Dec 14th 2016 report

    my interptretation is the he did not want his parents to get a divorce. for his sake, hold on and fight even if you feel like leaving just fight for him. that's what my interpretation

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 1st report

    This song is about a kid who is going through his parents on the verge of divorce, and fighting for them to stay together. It makes me sick to my stomach because I have Autism, and somehow managed to keep my parents together after they almost got divorced when I was in 7th grade, and about 75% of my friend's parents are divorced.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2021 report

    This song breaks my heart so bad. I think it is about a failing marriage and he is asking his parents to stay together.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2020 report

    This makes me cry because my Grandpa recently died (3 Weeks ago) and I'm only 10 but every time I listen to this song I shed a little tear.

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2020 report

    The song shows the thoughts and emotions different members of a family go through when parents divorce. The singer feels unsteady because his family, which is supposed to always be there to catch him when he falls, is now the thing falling apart. The lyrics “if you love me, don’t let go” are the son begging his parents to stay strong because if your parents aren’t strong, how do they expect you to be?

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2020 report

    that his dad is dying like in the hospital and the mom is at home alone and the dad has to fight when he feel like flying like going up to heaven i guess.or their getting a divorce and hes telling them to fight and that the house does not feel like home.

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2020 report

    This song reminds me of my life. I have 4 grown kids but one son lives with me after his father just passed away. Hes having a rough time with his own life then his dads gone so he's alittle unsteady. He know I'm sad without his dad so he letting me know I'm lonely but at the same time he's alittle unsteady too. Wanting me to hold on for him because he doesn't want to lose me too. this song hits home . I cry everytime I hear it. Your lost and not sure what to do with everything you feel inside.

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    Feb 5th 2020 report

    I think that the mother of the child is feeling alone and desperate as she is struggling to solve the addictions of the father. The kid thinks the father is fighitng against his alcohol habits instead of abandoning and leaving them behind. Due to these struggles between the couple the child's mental health seems to be severely compromised.
    This whole situation seems to have lead to a severe depression in the kid and have suicidal thoughts. I come to this conclusion after listening to the lines "hold on to me cause I'm a little unsteady", "mama come here, approach, appear", "Daddy, I'm alone
    'Cause this house don't feel like home" and "If you love me, don't let go". The child has suffered loneliness with terrible consequences and this a way to reach for help.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2017 report

    That it is about all forms of substance abuse and mental health be it divorce or death in the end all of the above make us all at some point a little Unsteady

  11. anonymous
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    May 19th 2017 report

    The younger couple at the diner place is the same couple but older and the guy still has the drinking problem and the woman is upset that he is drinking in front of their son so she sends their son to go to his room to play (I think) and she starts arguing with her husband and so it shows that the parents are going to divorce but the lyrics are saying the child wants them to fight through it and stay together for him and so the son is unsteady because the parents relationship is unsteady.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2017 report

    The song is the feelings felt by the brothers (main vocalist & keyboardist) when their parents divorced.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2017 report

    i think that the son grows up worrying about the mum and dads relationship and thinks they're gonna split, but then, the other couple (in the video...) are working out the "addiction" but this might be the son and his girlfriend because the car has the same ring, or necklace. (Prediction!!

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2017 report

    If you watch the video (Unsteady, X Ambassadors)it shows a woman who's meeting someone at a place, a restaurant or such. Then, there's a father with his son. As they watch the kid playing at the table, the mother cleary there, the father pulls out a bottle of whisky, I think, pours it into his coffee cup(holding coffee) and then it flicks to the man and woman at a restaurant and the man pulls out a "flask" and pours it into HIS coffee and they "toast" and then he drinks some. I think the mom and dad of the son are gonna split, but, the other two are sorting out the addiction, and the woman, unlike the mom, is helping this man get through the addiction. The dad isn't getting any help and, probably, won't. But, if you see, the man at the restaurant is probably the son of the mom and dad, but older. So the son grew up with his father drinking, so he did, too. (This is a guess, that might be the son...)

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