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08:51 AM on 08/23/12
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Lyrical InspirationSpeaking about the song, vocalist Sarah Camden says: “The lyrics to “The Let Down” are like my own personal therapist. So much has happened to me the past two years, so much that I just had to write about… I had my first real heartbreak from my first love, and my lyrics are there for me when my friends and family can't be. Those specific lyrics are about how I was too involved and too hurt to make something less than a relationship work. Instrumentally, I absolutely love anything powerful, fast-paced, and a little bit heavy pop punk. I try to take that and add my own personal flair. The song is composed of slightly heavier riffs and more interesting chords than your normal, run-of-the-mill power chords in most pop punk. One of my main goals as a songwriter is to make music that people can look to for guidance or simply a relatable situation. If my song helps one person feel better about whatever is going on with their life, I have done my job.
LyricsStop talking about 2004 'cause I'm getting bored and it's our turn to settle the score
I wouldn't take this from anyone else but you
Which is crazy, 'cause you were the absolute worst to me
And to think that just last week, I was down begging at your feet
Ten bucks says it was easy watching me sink

I spent a long time thinking about, thinking about how to let me down
And now I know that I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on anyone
But the one in the mirror making everything so much clearer
I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on you

I'm a total mess from the cold of your shoulder
But now I'm used to it and I'm never going back
I told her everything, how we're making history
With a lifetime guarantee that you'll be the one missing me the most
Out of anyone on the East Coast

I spent a long time thinking about, thinking about how to let me down
And now I know that I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on anyone
But the one in the mirror making everything so much clearer
I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on you

We can't be friends, no we can't, 'cause it never works in the end but I'm trying, I'm trying
We can't be friends, no we can't, 'cause it never works in the end but I'm trying, I'm trying

We can't be friends, no we can't, 'cause it never works in the end but I'm trying, I'm trying
Every song I wrote this past year has been about you in some way shape or form in hopes you come crawling back for more but I need that like I need a bullet to the head
I'm better off dead, I'm better off dead

We can't be friends, no we can't, 'cause it never works in the end, I'm trying, I'm trying

I spent a long time thinking about, thinking about how to let me down
And now I know that I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on anyone
But the one in the mirror making everything so much clearer
I can't rely on anyone, no, I can't rely on you

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