Let Me Down
Kelly Clarkson Lyrics


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I think I might be a fortune teller
I read your face just like a letter
The funny thing about forever
Is it comes with a side of never never

I can't buy into what you're selling
And no it's not that I don't want it
Believe me I love to close my eyes, enjoy the ride
But you reek of bad decisions and I

I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh

I am too smart to let you in here
But I'm just dumb enough to linger
I wanna think that you'll be different
Smoking mirrors are so clever clever

I picked him and things went so bad
Then what you say will actually happen
I've been dying to open my eyes
See you try instead of always leaving me out to dry

I know, I know

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh

I need you to be there when you say you're gonna be
I care too much and you care enough to leave
I want some place to rest my head without worrying
It's not fair, it's not fair, it's not fair, it's not fair
It's not fair to me, 'cause I know by now

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy




But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Let Me Down" by Kelly Clarkson speak about a person who is hesitant to trust someone who has repeatedly let them down. The opening lines suggest that the singer has a sharp sense of intuition and can read the other person's intentions easily. The phrase "The funny thing about forever/Is it comes with a side of never never" suggests that the singer is aware of the temporary nature of relationships that seem promising at the beginning but eventually fall apart.


The chorus reflects the singer's fear of getting let down by the other person. The use of phrasal verbs such as "let me down," "turn me out," and "make me feel so crazy" convey a sense of disappointment and frustration. The line "I need you to be there when you say you're gonna be" highlights the importance of trust and consistency in a relationship. The closing lines of the song echo the singer's feelings of unfairness, indicating that they have reached a breaking point and cannot endure the cycle of disappointment any longer.


Overall, the lyrics of "Let Me Down" convey a sense of vulnerability and caution towards relationships, which is a recurring theme in Kelly Clarkson's music.


Line by Line Meaning

I think I might be a fortune teller
I can read your emotions and know what's going on inside your head


I read your face just like a letter
I can easily interpret what you are thinking or feeling by observing your facial expressions


The funny thing about forever
Eternity has an ironic twist


Is it comes with a side of never never
It includes the possibility of never getting what you want


I can't buy into what you're selling
I cannot believe the promises you make


And no it's not that I don't want it
I do want to believe you, but I cannot bring myself to do so


Believe me I love to close my eyes, enjoy the ride
I enjoy taking a chance and letting go, but not with someone I cannot trust


But you reek of bad decisions and I
Your past actions make me not trust your current behavior


You're only gonna let me down
You will not follow through on your promises


When it counts, you countdown
You will fail me when I need you the most


You're only gonna turn me out
You will abandon me when things get difficult


As I burn, you burn out
As I put in effort, you lose interest


You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
You will drive me insane with your inconsistency


But when I think we could be something
When I consider the possibility of a future together


You go and let me down, let me down, oh
You ultimately disappoint me


I am too smart to let you in here
I am intelligent enough to know that you are not good for me


But I'm just dumb enough to linger
I am foolish enough to want to continue seeing you


I wanna think that you'll be different
I hope that you will prove me wrong and do things differently


Smoking mirrors are so clever clever
Illusions are so misleading


I've been dying to open my eyes
I have been waiting for you to show me who you really are


See you try instead of always leaving me out to dry
I want to see you make an effort rather than leaving me hanging


I need you to be there when you say you're gonna be
I need you to follow through on your commitments


I care too much and you care enough to leave
I invest more emotion and effort into our relationship than you do


I want some place to rest my head without worrying
I desire a safe and secure place to call home


It's not fair, it's not fair, it's not fair, it's not fair
The situation is unjust and unreasonable


It's not fair to me, 'cause I know by now
I have learned from experience that you will not change




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: KELLY CLARKSON, CHRIS DESTEFANO

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Kekhrie Zao

I think I might be a fortune teller
I read your face just like a letter
The funny thing about forever
Is it comes with a side of never never
I can't buy into what you're selling
And no it's not that I don't want it
Believe me I love to close my eyes, enjoy the ride
But you reek of bad decisions and I

I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know


You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh


I am too smart to let you in here
But I'm just dumb enough to linger
I wanna think that you'll be different
Smoking mirrors are so clever clever
I picked him and things went so bad
Then what you say will actually happen
I've been dying to open my eyes
See you try instead of always leaving me out to dry


I know, I know


You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh


I need you to be there when you say you're gonna be
I care too much and you care enough to leave
I want some place to rest my head without worrying
It's not fair, it's not fair, it's not fair, it's not fair
It's not fair to me, 'cause I know by now

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh
You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown

You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh



All comments from YouTube:

Tony Hyon

i miss her pop rock phase. wish she would make more songs like these

Eman

I don’t know if I would call it a phase - pop rock was her main sound throughout most of her albums

Lewis Nokita

Y9

Tony Hyon

Jacob Dunagan yeah I know, I just miss that sound

Jacob Dunagan

There's a reason why she doesn't I think its because she switched record labels. At this time she was with Rca Records and she didn't always speak very highly of that record label

kevin de guzman

definitely one of the best songs on the album!

Artur Paiva

Adoro a pegada rock desse álbum

Flor F

Nothing but love for her always 💕💕💕💕

nano

This is my fave. Hear them vocals!!! I love it!

Brandon Lei

Still a banger and one of her best vocal showcases

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