You Go First
Clint Lowery Lyrics


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I build you up, I help you stand
I weather all your cruel demands
I'm terrified of every word
My anxious heart is on the mend
But here I am right back again
This beating heart is not your friend

But that's you
That's so you

You go first
It's not my loss
You go first
And I'll go on

I know you won't let go of this now
So close your mind 'til it hurts

What's good for you is killing me
The choice is yours and I'm a slave
I realize it's only a phase
And you eat this up
Oh that's enough
God knows I'm falling short

That's you
That's so you

We all give up, a part of us

You go first
It's not my loss
You go first
And I'll go on

I know you won't let go of this now
So close your mind 'til it hurts

Whatever gives you what you need to live
Whatever you say, whatever you say here
We tear apart the closest ones to our hearts
It's not my loss

You go first
It's not my loss
You go first
And I'll go on





I know you won't let go of this now
So close your mind 'til it hurts

Overall Meaning

In Clint Lowery's song "You Go First" the lyrics are a reflection of a relationship, where one person consistently makes sacrifices for the other while their heart is being broken. The singer seems to be someone who has been hurt multiple times by their partner, but they keep returning to the relationship due to their love for the other. The line, "I build you up, I help you stand, I weather all your cruel demands," portrays the sentiment that the singer is always there for the other person, but they feel terrified by the thought of the relationship ending or being hurt deeper.


This theme is reinforced by the recurring phrase "you go first"; it could indicate the other person making the first move, starting the healing process or making changes in the relationship as the singer is tired of making all the sacrifices. Even further in the lyrics, the singer admits to feeling like a "slave" to the other person's choices and desires. All the while knowing that such decisions are killing them inside. Despite the hurt, the singer seems resigned to staying in the relationship and hoping for the best.


In conclusion, Clint's song "You Go First" is a reflection on a relationship wrought by tensions that go beyond the love that binds the two lovers. One person supports the other at every turn, even though it clearly takes a toll on them. The phrase "you go first" reflects the anxiety of the singer, for they cannot make the first move in less than ideal circumstances. They are too afraid of what is beyond the immediate present, even as the pain of the current situation is making them sick.


Line by Line Meaning

I build you up, I help you stand
I support and encourage you


I weather all your cruel demands
I endure and tolerate your harsh requests


I'm terrified of every word
I'm scared of your words and actions


My anxious heart is on the mend
My nervous emotions are healing


But here I am right back again
But I am still here with you despite everything


This beating heart is not your friend
My heart is not in a good place because of you


You go first
You take the lead


It's not my loss
Whatever happens, I won't be the one to suffer


I know you won't let go of this now
I know you won't let this go easily


So close your mind 'til it hurts
Ignore your feelings and desires until it causes you pain


Whatever gives you what you need to live
Whatever helps you survive


We tear apart the closest ones to our hearts
We hurt the people we love the most


And I'll go on
I'll continue despite the pain


That's you
That's just the way you are


We all give up, a part of us
We all sacrifice a part of ourselves


The choice is yours and I'm a slave
You have control, and I am powerless


I realize it's only a phase
I understand that this is temporary


Oh that's enough
That's all I can handle


God knows I'm falling short
I can't seem to meet your expectations


And I'll go on
I'll keep moving forward




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@EduardoJimenez-fd4ty

I click on out of curiosity, was not at all disappointed👌🏼🤟🏽🤟🏽😤😤😤

@t1mmypsp

Liking the riffs there

@rickbarrett3348

Great job brother. You always inspire me!!!

@davidault7191

Good tune

@felippemagnago

Sou muito fã desse cara, ele é a alma do Sevendust.

@dougschoen

How the eff is this 6k View’s ?? Song is awesome

@marih6287

Nice

@MarshallMcLuhanMusic

Keep'em coming Dude!!!

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@smurfnturf8620

I so want to put this in a call of duty video or something the beat and lyrics are so damn good

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