Gravity
Sara Bareilles Lyrics


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Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long
No matter what I say or do
I'll still feel you here 'till the moment I'm gone

You hold me without touch
You keep me without chains
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love
And not feel your reign

Set me free, leave me be
I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I'm supposed to be
But you're on to me and all over me

Oh, you loved me 'cause I'm fragile
When I thought that I was strong
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone

Set me free, leave me be
I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I'm supposed to be
But you're on to me and all over me

I live here on my knees as I try to make you see
That you're everything I think I need here on the ground
But you're neither friend nor foe though I can't seem to let you go
The one thing that I still know is that you're keeping me down
You're keeping me down, eh ooh
You're on to me, on to me, and all over





Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long

Overall Meaning

"Gravity" is a power ballad by Sara Bareilles that talks about a complicated and tumultuous relationship. The first two lines of the song suggest that no matter what happens or how hard she tries, she cannot escape the pull of her lover. She feels controlled and held back by her partner, yet she is still attracted to them. This is evident when she sings, "I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love and not feel your reign." She is acknowledging that their love is toxic, but she cannot help but be drawn to it.


The chorus is a plea from Bareilles to her partner to release her and let her go. She wants to break free and not be under their control anymore. She knows she is supposed to be strong and stand tall, but her partner has taken that away from her. She is living on her knees, trying to make them see that they are everything she thinks she needs but deep down, she knows they are keeping her down.


The overall message of this song is about the power dynamics in a relationship and the difficulties that come with trying to break free from someone who has a hold on you. It is a relatable song that speaks to anyone who has been in a relationship where they feel trapped or held back.


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Line by Line Meaning

Something always brings me back to you
There is an unexplainable force that keeps pulling me back towards you


It never takes too long
No matter how hard I try to stay away, I always end up coming back to you


No matter what I say or do
Even if I try to deny my feelings for you, they are still there


I'll still feel you here 'till the moment I'm gone
Your presence will stay with me until the end of time


You hold me without touch
You have a hold on me even without physical contact


You keep me without chains
You have a way of keeping me close to you without any restraints


I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love
There is nothing I desire more than to be fully immersed in your affection


And not feel your reign
But at the same time, I don't want to feel controlled by you


Set me free, leave me be
I need to break away from you and be able to live without you


I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity
I don't want to keep falling under your spell and coming back to you


Here I am, and I stand
But at the same time, I am here standing on my own two feet


So tall, just the way I'm supposed to be
I am strong and independent, the way I should be


But you're on to me and all over me
Unfortunately, you still have a hold on me and I can't escape your influence


Oh, you loved me 'cause I'm fragile
You were attracted to me because of my vulnerability


When I thought that I was strong
But now I realize that I am actually strong and don't need to rely on you


But you touch me for a little while
Despite this, your touch still has a powerful effect on me


And all my fragile strength is gone
It makes me feel weak and helpless again


I live here on my knees as I try to make you see
I keep begging for your attention and affection, hoping you will finally understand


That you're everything I think I need here on the ground
I believe that I need you in my life, even though you bring me down


But you're neither friend nor foe though I can't seem to let you go
I can't categorize you as a friend or enemy, but I can't seem to break free from you either


The one thing that I still know is that you're keeping me down
But I am certain that your presence in my life is holding me back from reaching my full potential


You're keeping me down, eh ooh
You are the cause of all my struggles and limitations


You're on to me, on to me, and all over
You are always watching me and have an influence in every aspect of my life




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Sara Bareilles

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Synthia Bella

Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long
No matter what I say or do
I'll still feel you here 'till the moment I'm gone
You hold me without touch
You keep me without chains
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love
And not feel your reign
Set me free, leave me be
I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I'm supposed to be
But you're on to me and all over me
Oh, you loved me 'cause I'm fragile
When I thought that I was strong
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone
Set me free, leave me be
I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I'm supposed to be
But you're on to me and all over me
I live here on my knees as I try to make you see
That you're everything I think I need here on the ground
But you're neither friend nor foe though I can't seem to let you go
The one thing that I still know is that you're keeping me down
You're keeping me down, eh ooh
You're on to me, on to me, and all over
Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long



All comments from YouTube:

Lezgotech

Sara Bareilles performed at my college back in 2008. I remember being extremely excited, none of my friends were fans so I went with my sister, & we ended up with an extra ticket... We invited an exchange student, she had never heard of Sara but was looking forward to good music. We enjoyed the concert together. At the end, I remember being disappointed that she didn't perform Gravity, it was my favorite song. Anyway, the crowd was thinning out and everyone was leaving. I was going with the exchange student for some drinks when we hear the piano. I turned around so fast and ran to the stage, holding the exchange students hand. Sara played Gravity and OmG she sounded like an angel. The exchange student was brought to tears... To end my story, me and the exchange student became very fast friends. After the semester we wrote letters and video chatted every day. We were best of friends. told eachother everything. Her sister messaged me and told me she had fallen ill. my best friend passed away a few weeks later. that was 5 years ago. Tonight was the first time I could listen to Gravity and not cry. I smiled the whole time. Thanks so much Sara for the beautiful music and for introducing me to the best person I have ever known. ♡♡♡

dee belfiore

You have such a beautiful story. Wish you were my friend.

Charles AshmoreJr

Lezgotech thanks again for your beautiful message

April Rants

Lezgotech fuck. Now I'm crying

Natasha Zwanziger

What a great story, you sound like an amazing friend!

Rama Arafat

:( sad :(

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RCR Ricci

One of the most beautiful songs ever. Stirring emotions.

Randy Morales

Just wow! Who’s still here in 2022 listening to this masterpiece sung by a true Angel. For some reason this song hit a playback in my memory today. The melodic tone of her voice is just so soothing. “Love me cause I’m fragile” Love the way she sings this!!❤

Treyvonne Carter

2023 now ❤

windbreaker57

2023

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