Romeo
Basement Jaxx Lyrics


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You Keep on giving me the Hold up
You know I wish you'd make your mind up
'cause when we get it on its so-so
You use to be my Romeo

'cause you see my dear, I have had enough
Of keeping quiet about all this stuff
Your neurotic like a Yo-yo
You use to be my Romeo

Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]

You use to be my Romeo

You Keep on giving me the Hold up
You know I wish you'd make your mind up
'cause when we get it on its so-so
You use to be my Romeo

'cause you see my dear, I have had enough
Of keeping quiet about all this stuff
Your neurotic like a Yo-yo
Oh You use to be my Romeo

Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
Let it all go
(You use to be My Romeo)

Let it go, let it all go

'cause you left me laying there
With a broken heart
Staring through a deep cold void
Alone in the dark
And I miss the warmth in the morning
And the laughter when I can't stop yawning
But the tears on the pillow have dried my dear
Gonna let it all go 'cause I have no fear

(Ro-me-o)
Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]

You used to by my romeo (ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
You used to by my romeo





Let it go oh oh oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song 'Romeo' by Basement Jaxx express the frustration of someone who is deeply hurt by their partner's indecisiveness and inconsistency in the relationship. The opening lines suggest that the singer is being held back from moving forward by their partner, who keeps changing their mind. The singer fondly remembers the time when their partner was once their Romeo, however, now they feel exhausted and emotionally burnt out from the relationship. The lines "your neurotic like a yo-yo" suggest that the partner's indecisiveness and erratic behavior have been a source of conflict in the relationship. The chorus "Let it all go(ro-me-o)" signifies the singer's willingness to move on from the relationship and the repeated use of 'Romeo' highlights the importance of the partner's decision.


The second verse reveals that the singer has been quiet about their partner's behavior for a while, but it has become unbearable now, and they have to speak up. The lines "But the tears on the pillow have dried my dear, gonna let it all go 'cause I have no fear" show that the singer has accepted the end of the relationship, without feeling scared of being alone. The song ends with the repeated phrase "You used to be my Romeo," which could either signify a longing for what was once a great relationship, or it could be interpreted as the singer waking up and seeing their partner for who they truly are.


Line by Line Meaning

You Keep on giving me the Hold up
You keep delaying and holding back, not making a commitment.


You know I wish you'd make your mind up
I want you to make a decision and stop being indecisive.


'cause when we get it on its so-so
Our physical intimacy is mediocre and lackluster.


You use to be my Romeo
You used to be my passionate and intense lover.


'cause you see my dear, I have had enough
I have reached a breaking point and can no longer stay silent.


Of keeping quiet about all this stuff
I can't keep suppressing my feelings and thoughts anymore.


Your neurotic like a Yo-yo
Your unpredictable behavior is like that of a Yo-yo, constantly up and down.


Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
Release your hold on me and let go of the past.


You used to by my romeo (ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
You used to be my one true love and passion.


Let it go oh oh oh
Let go of the pain and heartache.


'cause you left me laying there
You abandoned me and left me brokenhearted.


With a broken heart
Emphasizing the emotional pain caused by the breakup.


Staring through a deep cold void
Feeling empty and alone, with nothing to fill the void left by the failed relationship.


Alone in the dark
Metaphorically alone and lost, feeling like there is no hope for the future.


And I miss the warmth in the morning
I miss the physical and emotional warmth that the relationship provided.


And the laughter when I can't stop yawning
I miss the playful moments and shared humor that we once had.


But the tears on the pillow have dried my dear
I have cried enough over you and am ready to move on.


Gonna let it all go 'cause I have no fear
I am letting go of the past and embracing the future with courage and a positive attitude.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: FELIX MAJOR BUXTON, SIMON RATCLIFFE

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You Keep on giving me the Hold up
You know I wish you'd make your mind up
'cause when we get it on its so-so
You use to be my Romeo
'cause you see my dear, I have had enough
Of keeping quiet about all this stuff
Your neurotic like a Yo-yo
You use to be my Romeo
Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
You use to be my Romeo
You Keep on giving me the Hold up
You know I wish you'd make your mind up
'cause when we get it on its so-so
You use to be my Romeo
'cause you see my dear, I have had enough
Of keeping quiet about all this stuff
Your neurotic like a Yo-yo
Oh You use to be my Romeo
Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
Let it all go
(You use to be My Romeo)
Let it go, let it all go
'cause you left me laying there
With a broken heart
Staring through a deep cold void
Alone in the dark
And I miss the warmth in the morning
And the laughter when I can't stop yawning
But the tears on the pillow have dried my dear
Gonna let it all go 'cause I have no fear
Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
You used to by my romeo (ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
You used to by my romeo
Let it go oh oh oh



@the1twobeat

LYRICS

You Keep on giving me the Hold up
You know I wish you'd make your mind up
'cause when we get it on its so-so
You use to be my Romeo

'cause you see my dear, I have had enough 
Of keeping quiet about all this stuff
Your neurotic like a Yo-yo
You use to be my Romeo

Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]

You use to be my Romeo

You Keep on giving me the Hold up
You know I wish you'd make your mind up
'cause when we get it on its so-so
You use to be my Romeo

'cause you see my dear, I have had enough 
Of keeping quiet about all this stuff
Your neurotic like a Yo-yo
Oh You use to be my Romeo

Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
Let it all go
(You use to be My Romeo)

Let it go, let it all go

'cause you left me laying there
With a broken heart
Staring through a deep cold void
Alone in the dark
And I miss the warmth in the morning
And the laughter when I can't stop yawning
But the tears on the pillow have dried my dear
Gonna let it all go 'cause I have no fear

Let it all go(ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]

You used to by my romeo (ro-me-o) [Repeat: x4]
You used to by my romeo

Let it go oh oh oh



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@michaelgraham9774

This song has aged incredibly well. It sounds like it could've came out last week.

@jackjude

who is releasing sounds like this today?

@bobopatchnosuke229

It's timeless

@sebastianoflament9012

A way better than today's songs

@heskeylator

Better than anything that has came out since around 2009.

@kevinbouchard3906

@Jackjude Exactly

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@davidhues1304

This song would have sounded good in the 80s, it sounded good when it came out, it sounds good today and I’m certain it will sound good in the future. Truly timeless.

@philg4116

no this song should be shot in the head

@jfinal2434

@Phil G 4.7 n counting bitch boy

@jackjude

would have been weird hearing this in the 80s

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