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Say Something I’m Giving Up On You

I’m not sure what this song is actually supposed to be about (obviously a break up), but it hit me somewhere deep with overwhelming emotion the first time I heard it. It exactly describes the feeling of trying to save an addict, of trying to save your relationship with an addict, and giving up. The slow demise of a dream. How small you start to feel, and the heartache that follows. The tug back and forth, and the eventual realization that you have to let go. That you once loved this person deeply, and would have followed them anywhere (or in my case, moved anywhere, year after year….) You realize will never come first. And the horrible, guilt-ridden feeling that you can’t save them. That you aren’t enough or what they need to get well. That they need to do it themselves. You can no longer carry their weight in addition to yours. You can no longer be ignored and neglected. If they would just say the right something…

 

 

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one, if you want me to
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all

And I will stumble and fall
I’m still learning to love
Just starting to crawl

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye

Say something, I’m giving up on you
And I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
And anywhere, I would have followed you
Oh, oh, oh, oh say something, I’m giving up on you

Say something, I’m giving up on you
Say something

{To Love and Protect an Alcoholic}

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