Deep End
Birdy Lyrics


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Someone told me but I won't know
That I feel half empty, ripped and torn
They say there'd be plenty other hands to hold
Now I wish they'd told me long ago

Ooh, I don't want this to break you
Ooh, but I've got no one else to talk to
I don't know if you mean everything to me
And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
Don't want to find I've lost it all
Too scared to have no one to call
So can we just pretend
That we're not falling into the deep end?

You've gone quiet, you don't call
And nothing's funny anymore
And I'll keep trying to help you heal
I saw you crying and dry your tears

Ooh, I don't want this to break you
Ooh, but I've got no one else to talk to

I don't know if you mean everything to me
And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
Don't want to find I've lost it all
Too scared to have no one to call
So can we just pretend

Ooh, how do we mend?
Ooh, I didn't choose to depend on you
It's out of our hands
Maybe it will work out in the end
I don't know if you mean everything to me
And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
Don't want to find I've lost it all
Too scared to have no one to call
So can we just pretend?

Don't know if you mean everything to me
And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
Don't want to find I've lost it all
Too scared to have no one to call




So can we just pretend
That we're not falling into the deep end?

Overall Meaning

The singer in the song "Deep End" by Birdy is struggling with a sense of emptiness and feeling torn. The lyrics suggest that she was advised that there would be other people to help her through it, but she wishes that she had been told earlier. She doesn't want to upset anyone but is unable to confide in anyone else. The singer questions the depth of her relationship with the subject of the song, wondering if they mean everything to her and if she can prioritize their needs. She doesn't want to lose everything and be left with no one to call, so she begs that they pretend they're not falling into the "deep end."


The singer's vulnerability is evident as she acknowledges the breakdown in communication between herself and her partner. She desires to assist them with their problems and be their support system but is unsure if she is enough for them. The song is a plea to maintain their relationship and not fall apart. The singer fears the worst but is hopeful for the best.


Line by Line Meaning

Someone told me but I won't know
Someone gave me advice, but I was too stubborn to listen and now I regret it


That I feel half empty, ripped and torn
I'm feeling incomplete, damaged, and vulnerable


They say there'd be plenty other hands to hold
People told me that I'll find new love and support elsewhere


Now I wish they'd told me long ago
But I wish they had warned me earlier so I wouldn't feel so lost and alone


Ooh, I don't want this to break you
I'm afraid that my problems will become a burden or source of pain for you


Ooh, but I've got no one else to talk to
But I have no one else to confide in or seek comfort from


I don't know if you mean everything to me
I'm uncertain about the depth of my feelings for you


And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
I'm questioning whether I'm able to meet your emotional needs


Don't want to find I've lost it all
I don't want to realize that I've lost everything that matters to me


Too scared to have no one to call
I'm too afraid to be completely alone and without support


So can we just pretend
Can we fake it and avoid confronting our problems?


That we're not falling into the deep end?
Can we pretend that we're not in a dangerous, hopeless situation?


You've gone quiet, you don't call
You've stopped being communicative, and I'm worried about what's happening with us


And nothing's funny anymore
Our relationship used to bring me joy and laughter, but now it feels stale


And I'll keep trying to help you heal
I'll keep doing what I can to support and assist you in your emotional recovery


I saw you crying and dry your tears
I witnessed your sadness and tried to comfort you


Ooh, how do we mend?
How can we fix our broken relationship?


Ooh, I didn't choose to depend on you
I never wanted to become emotionally dependent on you, but it happened naturally


It's out of our hands
Our problems may be beyond our control or ability to fix


Maybe it will work out in the end
Perhaps our relationship can recover and thrive eventually


Don't know if you mean everything to me
I'm still uncertain about whether I love you completely


And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
I'm worried that I may not be able to fulfill your emotional needs


So can we just pretend
Can we ignore our problems and just maintain the status quo?


That we're not falling into the deep end?
Can we ignore the fact that our relationship may be headed towards destruction?




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JUSTIN PARKER, JASMINE LUCILLA ELISABETH VAN DEN BOGAERDE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@laurencekhristophercortes2499

Someone told me but I won't know
That I feel half empty, ripped and torn
They say there'd be plenty other hands to hold
Now I wish they'd told me long ago
Ooh, I don't want this to break you
Ooh, but I've got no one else to talk to
I don't know if you mean everything to me
And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
Don't want to find I've lost it all
Too scared to have no one to call
So can we just pretend
That we're not falling into the deep end?
You've gone quiet, you don't call
And nothing's funny anymore
And I'll keep trying to help you heal
I saw you crying and dry your tears
Ooh, I don't want this to break you
Ooh, but I've got no one else to talk to
I don't know if you mean everything to me
And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
Don't want to find I've lost it all
Too scared to have no one to call
So can we just pretend
Ooh, how do we mend?
Ooh, I didn't choose to depend on you
It's out of our hands
Maybe it will work out in the end
I don't know if you mean everything to me
And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
Don't want to find I've lost it all
Too scared to have no one to call
So can we just pretend?
Don't know if you mean everything to me
And I wonder, can I give you what you need?
Don't want to find I've lost it all
Too scared to have no one to call
So can we just pretend
That we're not falling into the deep end?



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Worst thing ever listening to songs like this after midnight when it’s very quiet and it just u and ur memories.

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It’s 2am for me

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