Watsky - Never Let It Die Lyrics




[Intro: Kush Mody & Anderson Paak]

[Chorus x4:]
I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die

[Verse 1:]
Cause it isn't the fashion, the cash, and isn't the trashing hotels
It's the pit of passion you feel, in the moment you crashed and you fell
Then get up and you're smashing it well, like it was a pistachio shell
And you gotta be gnashing your teeth, and be giving em hell
Cause to love is a radical act, give your brother a pat on the back
And if you get a panic attack, feel like you're at the back of the pack
An opinion's exactly that. If they say that your magic is black
Just do what you do when you do what you do, keep on pulling that rabbit from hat
You might think that you're ruined. You might think you're defeated
If you love what you're doing you've already succeeded
But there's gonna be bleeding, when another one bites that dust
So get ready to beat it, cause it might be us, and I'm telling em
That the journey is oh so slow and we wanna say “no no no”
Cause to make it is difficult, but we go go go
And my father was telling me that I better be ready ride on through
Cause I know that it's tough, but it's gotta be somebody, so then why not you?

[Chorus x4]

[Verse 2:]
Carry the spark as we're marching into the darkness
I don't care if they're marking where they bury my carcass
I'm working in this circus and searching for purpose
Learning from the bird who's perched on top of the church and chirpin a sermon
You want that early worm? Be the determined sparrow
Flying in loops around the sternest scarecrow
Once cupid hit me with his burning arrow
He lit the lava in my churning marrow
So when I'm tested I remember I've been blessed
With that tender ember resting left of center in my chest
And yes, if you fuck with us you'll see my game face
Cause no matter who you pray to when you say grace
And no matter where you come from in this great space
Every single person is escaping from the same place
So if you got a flame that's blazing hot within
Take a deep breath and feed it oxygen

[Chorus x4]

[Interlude - Mom:]
…So I was really interested and loved folk music, and then when I was in seventh grade, in the fall of 1963, um, I started getting interested in politics. This was about a year after my dad died, and I think it was a real, um, way to connect with him; with my memories of him…

[Chorus x4]

[Interlude - Poetry section:]
Tore the pages from their Torahs. Hurled torches at their doors
So they departed Polish ports and boarded boats to court the green lady with that copper torch who rose up gorgeous off the shore
Endured that stormy weather for me
Ellis Island, hellish journey
Maggots in the hard barley
Some shot off their own toes so they couldn't be forced to march in the Tsar's army
Bodies pitched in ditches, singed and bludgeoned
Burned the children in the ovens by the dozens
Burned the witches in New England by the coven
They burn the different ones, so clutch your cousins close
Cause such is life, it's cuts and strife, stitches, punches, knives and hungry crows
Nothing guarantees survival
And we won’t stop this terror sticking flowers in the barrels of their rifles
We fight the hatred with the light
And when they think we'll fold and wave that bright rag
We won't surrender
We'll wipe the blood up with the white flag





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Watsky Never Let It Die Comments
  1. Captian America

    back
    didnt let it die :)

  2. Llama Miner

    I thought that was Doflamingo at the start for a second and got real worried for Watsky and the kids well being for a moment.

  3. Emma

    I got a tattoo inspired by this song almost 3 years ago, after the most difficult year of my life. I had taken a job doing something I believed I would love and had worked really hard for and it ended up nearly breaking me. Afterwards, I stayed in the same field but moved to a new country and found so much joy doing that same job in a better situation. I had never watched the music video for this song (not really a music video person) but just stumbled upon it. I was shocked when it featured a bunch of middle schoolers on a field trip, considering it is one of the things that helped me continue in my career as a middle school teacher. I couldn't be happier I stuck with it, and I'm so glad I found this all these years later.

  4. Karis McKinney

    I love how uncomfortable he looked with the bird XD

  5. dat boi

    Damn we kinda let it die😥

  6. ivan not-a-bot

    Who is that talking at the end?

  7. Rift_Shotz

    I miss the short hair watsky big f in the chat

  8. xrideforthebrandx

    Anyone know who the person talking at the end is? This question has bugged me for years.

  9. Parker McComas

    Anyone listening 2019?

  10. patrick swayzie

    For mt best friends funeral i played this song on the guitar for him. The line that he lived by and also what i used to keep me going is. If you got a flame that's blazin hot within. Take a deep breath and feed it oxygen.
    Thank you for using your musice and platform to help and heal the world

  11. Mister Dayne

    Why isnt this song on Spotify?!?

  12. Sirsleepsalot16

    Idkw but every time I watch this video and it passes by the kid with yellow wrapped around him it's he pisses me off

  13. Dragon Slayer182

    Whos dad died?

  14. Mr. Malarkey

    Ok dream.

  15. Nico Schuyler

    Thank you Dream<3💚

  16. Eliezert Guzman

    2019??????

  17. zafi

    Thanks Twitter user DreamWasTaken, now I have another favorite song

  18. ivy!

    thx dream

    ivy!

    wait this slaps

  19. Sk L

    Dream💚

  20. J T

    Continue to be inspired. Thank you.

  21. ROARraps

    Damn good song! Great message! 😁

  22. CostelinhaTV

    NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER

  23. Calcaware

    I've been a big fan of Eminem since I started listening to music, but I feel like this is the guy I would be nervous around it if I met.

  24. Randy Marsh

    Saw him rap as Edgar Allen Poe on ERB and had to check out his others. Crazy how fast he is...

  25. Santiago Novillo

    You're amazing!

  26. Diana Heckler

    This is my favorite song

  27. adel Adell

    Anyone July 2019 ?

  28. TECH STUDIO

    It's gotta be somebody, then why not you ?

  29. Cerda Männiste

    God I wish we could get an extended version with the last interlude included

  30. 5treet

    I can’t believe people can actually take this seriously, it’s like mom rap

  31. Mr. Bublee

    It's kinda funny how Edgar Allen Poe from Erb was also the artist with TWO songs that I loved but I didnt know the name of (Moral Of The Story, IDGAF)(I had a huge mindblow when I discovered that he wrote Moral Of The Story.)

  32. the king21

    How much wall where at beginning i counted 7

  33. Cattleya Tereso

    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die

    'Cause it isn't the fashion, the cash
    And isn't the trashing hotels
    It's the pit of passion you feel
    In the moment you crashed and you fell
    Then get up and you're smashing it well 
    Like it was a pistachio shell
    And you gotta be gnashing your teeth, and be giving em hell
    'Cause to love is a radical act, give your brother a pat on the back
    And if you get a panic attack, feel like you're at the back of the pack
    An opinion's exactly that. If they say that your magic is black
    Just do what you do when you do what you do
    Keep on pulling that rabbit from hat
    You might think that you're ruined. 
    You might think you're defeated
    If you love what you're doing you've already succeeded
    But there's gonna be bleeding, when another one bites that dust
    So get ready to beat it, cause maybe it might be us, and I'm telling em
    That the journey is oh so slow and we wanna say “no no no”
    'Cause to make it is difficult, but we go go go
    And my father was telling me that I better be ready ride on through
    'Cause I know that it's tough, but it's gotta be somebody
    So then why not you?

    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die

    Carry the spark as we're marching into the darkness
    I don't care if they're marking where they bury my carcass
    I'm working in this circus and searching for purpose
    Learning from the bird who's perched 
    On top of the church and chirpin a sermon
    You want that early worm? Be the determined sparrow
    Flying in loops around the sternest scarecrow
    Once cupid hit me with his burning arrow
    He lit the lava in my churning marrow
    So when I'm tested I remember I've been blessed
    With that tender ember resting left of center in my chest
    And yes, if you fuck with us you'll see my game face
    'Cause no matter who you pray to when you say grace
    And no matter where you come from in this great space
    Every single person is escaping from the same place
    So if you got a flame that's blazing hot within
    Take a deep breath and feed it oxygen

    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die

    So I was really interested and loved folk music
    And then when I was in seventh grade, in the fall of 1963
    I started getting interested in politics
    This was about a year after my dad died
    And I think it was a real way to connect with him
    With my memories of him

    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die

  34. Bizarre Basil

    CS Minigames, catch me on that 1v1 awps

  35. Joukbox

    Still one my favorite watsky songs

  36. DMichael Morris

    Anyone else back here in 2019?

  37. Dumbly Destin

    Bruh you’re on that level of another 🖖

  38. ScatteredThoughts

    It's crazy how Anderson paak produced this

  39. Ghguyrur7

    [Intro: Kush Mody & Anderson Paak]

    [Chorus]
    I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die

    [Verse 1]
    Cause it isn't the fashion, the cash, and isn't the trashing hotels
    It's the pit of the passion you feel, in the moment you crashed and you fell
    Then get up and you're smashing it well, like it was a pistachio shell
    And you gotta be gnashing your teeth, and be giving em hell
    Cause to love is a radical act, give your brother a pat on the back
    And if you get a panic attack, feel like you're at the back of the pack
    An opinion's exactly that. If they say that your magic is black
    Just do what you do when you do what you do, keep on pulling that rabbit from hat
    You might think that you're ruined. You might think you're defeated
    If you love what you're doing you've already succeeded
    But there's gonna be bleeding, when another one bites that dust
    So get ready to beat it, cause it might be us, and I'm telling em
    That the journey is oh so slow and we wanna say “no no no”
    Cause to make it is difficult, but we go go go
    And my father was telling me that I better be ready ride on through
    Cause I know that it's tough, but it's gotta be somebody, so then why not you?

    Courtesy of myself and the website lyric Genius

  40. The Great Bergamo

    You gotta hook up with Anderson .Paak again , you guys go together like pb&j! Big love to my man Watsky!!!

  41. airship prodigy

    um...you got Anderson .Paak? I'm so proud of you

  42. Radar

    Looking back five years later it's hard to keep the flame going but it's good to remind ourselves.

  43. Thy Duck

    I've listened to this damn near daily for years. I swear at this point 'I'll never let it die' has become my way of motivating myself to keep going when shit gets rough.


    I love you Watsky, you've done great things for me that I can't repay you for.

  44. HaleyKae16

    this is way to underrated.

  45. Ross TwedDiddler V2

    Nostalgia. I used to listen to watsky when none of my friends were on Xbox and I just played BO2

  46. Daniel Lively

    2019? Plz😍

  47. Gifdar

    It took seeing him and Kush Mody of Feed the Biirds in concert to finally realize he isn’t saying Kush Pony

  48. Gabriel Prado

    Watsky is a high priest of the most impeccable degree.

  49. nobody_lol m

    i love you George.

  50. Aqua

    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    'Cause it isn't the fashion, the cash
    And isn't the trashing hotels
    It's the pit of passion you feel
    In the moment you crashed and you fell
    Then get up and you're smashing it well
    Like it was a pistachio shell
    And you gotta be gnashing your teeth, and be giving em hell
    'Cause to love is a radical act, give your brother a pat on the back
    And if you get a panic attack, feel like you're at the back of the pack
    An opinion's exactly that. If they say that your magic is black
    Just do what you do when you do what you do
    Keep on pulling that rabbit from hat
    You might think that you're ruined.
    You might think you're defeated
    If you love what you're doing you've already succeeded
    But there's gonna be bleeding, when another one bites that dust
    So get ready to beat it, cause maybe it might be us, and I'm telling em
    That the journey is oh so slow and we wanna say “no no no”
    'Cause to make it is difficult, but we go go go
    And my father was telling me that I better be ready ride on through
    'Cause I know that it's tough, but it's gotta be somebody
    So then why not you?
    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    Carry the spark as we're marching into the darkness
    I don't care if they're marking where they bury my carcass
    I'm working in this circus and searching for purpose
    Learning from the bird who's perched
    On top of the church and chirpin a sermon
    You want that early worm? Be the determined sparrow
    Flying in loops around the sternest scarecrow
    Once cupid hit me with his burning arrow
    He lit the lava in my churning marrow
    So when I'm tested I remember I've been blessed
    With that tender ember resting left of center in my chest
    And yes, if you fuck with us you'll see my game face
    'Cause no matter who you pray to when you say grace
    And no matter where you come from in this great space
    Every single person is escaping from the same place
    So if you got a flame that's blazing hot within
    Take a deep breath and feed it oxygen
    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    So I was really interested and loved folk music
    And then when I was in seventh grade, in the fall of 1963
    I started getting interested in politics
    This was about a year after my dad died
    And I think it was a real way to connect with him
    With my memories of him
    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    Tore the pages from their Torahs. Hurled torches at their doors
    So they departed Polish ports and boarded boats
    To court the green lady with that copper torch
    Who rose up gorgeous off the shore
    Endured that stormy weather for me
    Ellis Island, hellish journey
    Maggots in the hard barley
    Some shot off their own toes so they couldn't be forced
    To march in the Tsar's army
    Bodies pitched in ditches, singed and bludgeoned
    Burned the children in the ovens by the dozens
    Burned the witches in New England by the coven
    They burn the different ones, so clutch your cousins close
    'Cause such is life, it's cuts and strife and
    Stitches, punches, knives and hungry crows
    Nothing guarantees survival
    And we won’t stop this terror sticking flowers
    In the barrels of their rifles
    We fight the hatred with the light
    And when they think we'll fold and wave that bright rag
    We won't surrender
    We'll wipe the blood up with the white flag

  51. Aya saad

    Who's at the end

  52. shams ajmeri

    It's gonna be somebody, so why not ME?

  53. DOUBLE D MUSIC

    My fire burns with desire so i will keep living like higher than i ever was so when fight another will bite the dust so if its me that you intrust just know ill neverr let it die

  54. Ash LAN

    Visuals is sick

  55. Chacarron91

    Where the hell did Watsky's "Rich Girl" music video go? Anyone know? thanks :)

  56. The Vegan Eye

    2018 Dec 27th

  57. Clásicos de Dross

    a masterpiece

  58. Scuffed Marshmello

    Who still listening in 2018!? This song reminds me of Nas "I Know I Can", influential rap song and the end reminds me alot of Flobots. Every song of Watzkys is so lyrical and makes you think. My personal faves are Stick To Your Guns, Tears To Diamonds, Sarajevo, Cardboard Castles, Tiny Glowing Screens Part 1, 2 & 3.

  59. Silverseen

    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    'Cause it isn't the fashion, the cash
    And isn't the trashing hotels
    It's the pit of passion you feel
    In the moment you crashed and you fell
    Then get up and you're smashing it well
    Like it was a pistachio shell
    And you gotta be gnashing your teeth, and be giving em hell
    'Cause to love is a radical act, give your brother a pat on the back
    And if you get a panic attack, feel like you're at the back of the pack
    An opinion's exactly that. If they say that your magic is black
    Just do what you do when you do what you do
    Keep on pulling that rabbit from hat
    You might think that you're ruined.
    You might think you're defeated
    If you love what you're doing you've already succeeded
    But there's gonna be bleeding, when another one bites that dust
    So get ready to beat it, cause maybe it might be us, and I'm telling em
    That the journey is oh so slow and we wanna say “no no no”
    'Cause to make it is difficult, but we go go go
    And my father was telling me that I better be ready ride on through
    'Cause I know that it's tough, but it's gotta be somebody
    So then why not you?
    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    Carry the spark as we're marching into the darkness
    I don't care if they're marking where they bury my carcass
    I'm working in this circus and searching for purpose
    Learning from the bird who's perched
    On top of the church and chirpin a sermon
    You want that early worm? Be the determined sparrow
    Flying in loops around the sternest scarecrow
    Once cupid hit me with his burning arrow
    He lit the lava in my churning marrow
    So when I'm tested I remember I've been blessed
    With that tender ember resting left of center in my chest
    And yes, if you fuck with us you'll see my game face
    'Cause no matter who you pray to when you say grace
    And no matter where you come from in this great space
    Every single person is escaping from the same place
    So if you got a flame that's blazing hot within
    Take a deep breath and feed it oxygen
    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    So I was really interested and loved folk music
    And then when I was in seventh grade, in the fall of 1963
    I started getting interested in politics
    This was about a year after my dad died
    And I think it was a real way to connect with him
    With my memories of him
    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die
    Tore the pages from their Torahs. Hurled torches at their doors
    So they departed Polish ports and boarded boats
    To court the green lady with that copper torch
    Who rose up gorgeous off the shore
    Endured that stormy weather for me
    Ellis Island, hellish journey
    Maggots in the hard barley
    Some shot off their own toes so they couldn't be forced
    To march in the Tsar's army
    Bodies pitched in ditches, singed and bludgeoned
    Burned the children in the ovens by the dozens
    Burned the witches in New England by the coven
    They burn the different ones, so clutch your cousins close
    'Cause such is life, it's cuts and strife and
    Stitches, punches, knives and hungry crows
    Nothing guarantees survival
    And we won’t stop this terror sticking flowers
    In the barrels of their rifles
    We fight the hatred with the light
    And when they think we'll fold and wave that bright rag
    We won't surrender
    We'll wipe the blood up with the white flag

  60. Kori Hu

    This video is freaking incredible. I love the song, too.

  61. littlecubes

    put the speed at 1.25

  62. - Sattesail -

    0:57 to 1:15 are my favorites :D

  63. xenith

    It's 2018 my dudes and I plan on being here in 2019 too

  64. Kylie Rose

    Where has your music been all fricken yearrrrr!

  65. Justice Keyes

    Why am I finding this just now? and still, I feel lucky I did! I think M& M fell in that hat, hahaah uh....

  66. nolan pestano

    damn, i havent heard this in a moment. good memories.

  67. Ben Rafter

    Let's be real. The only white rapper comparable to Eminem is Watsky. But hes much too polite to battle

  68. I AM GOD

    Just a few days till the concert. Binging every song ever so I don't sound like an idoit mumbling random words at a concert

  69. Collective Consciousness

    “So if you’ve got a flame that’s blazing hot within, take a deep breath and feed it oxygen.”
    Excellent closing line.

  70. Branco Diaz

    This song got my hopes back up

  71. FRAPYDO

    thanks for everything, again.

  72. schwifty kazekage

    Art within Art
    Awesome Job man!

  73. MSN

    getting a plant as a kid

  74. Roseana Ferreira

    is that antoni porowski 1:02?

  75. The Dirty Toes Production

    Hope you make it to 1,000,000 Subs!!! You deserve it!!! I will promote the heck out of you good sir!!!

  76. minty

    mg_swag_multigames

  77. Faust Silberfein

    No idea why.. But the last line always makes me tear up. "If you've got an ember blazing hot within, take a deep breath and feed it oxygen."

  78. Fil K34

    Lyrics:

    [Chorus x4:]
    I’ll never it die, I’ll never let it die, I’ll never let it die

    [Verse 1:]
    Cause it isn't the fashion, the cash, and isn't the trashing hotels
    It's the pit of passion you feel, in the moment you crashed and you fell
    Then get up and you're smashing it well, like it was a pistachio shell
    And you gotta be gnashing your teeth, and be giving em hell
    Cause to love is a radical act, give your brother a pat on the back
    And if you get a panic attack, feel like you're at the back of the pack
    An opinion's exactly that. If they say that your magic is black
    Just do what you do when you do what you do, keep on pulling that rabbit from hat
    You might think that you're ruined. You might think you're defeated
    If you love what you're doing you've already succeeded
    But there's gonna be bleeding, when another one bites that dust
    So get ready to beat it, cause it might be us, and I'm telling em
    That the journey is oh so slow and we wanna say “no no no”
    Cause to make it is difficult, but we go go go
    And my father was telling me that I better be ready ride on through
    Cause I know that it's tough, but it's gotta be somebody, so then why not you?

    [Chorus x4]

    [Verse 2:]
    Carry the spark as we're marching into the darkness
    I don't care if they're marking where they bury my carcass
    I'm working in this circus and searching for purpose
    Learning from the bird who's perched on top of the church and chirpin a sermon
    You want that early worm? Be the determined sparrow
    Flying in loops around the sternest scarecrow
    Once cupid hit me with his burning arrow
    He lit the lava in my churning marrow
    So when I'm tested I remember I've been blessed
    With that tender ember resting left of center in my chest
    And yes, if you fuck with us you'll see my game face
    Cause no matter who you pray to when you say grace
    And no matter where you come from in this great space
    Every single person is escaping from the same place
    So if you got a flame that's blazing hot within
    Take a deep breath and feed it oxygen

    [Chorus x4]

    [Interlude - Mom:]
    …So I was really interested and loved folk music, and then when I was in seventh grade, in the fall of 1963, um, I started getting interested in politics. This was about a year after my dad died, and I think it was a real, um, way to connect with him; with my memories of him…

    [Chorus x4]

    [Interlude - Poetry section:]
    Tore the pages from their Torahs. Hurled torches at their doors
    So they departed Polish ports and boarded boats to court the green lady with that copper torch who rose up gorgeous off the shore
    Endured that stormy weather for me
    Ellis Island, hellish journey
    Maggots in the hard barley
    Some shot off their own toes so they couldn't be forced to march in the Tsar's army
    Bodies pitched in ditches, singed and bludgeoned
    Burned the children in the ovens by the dozens
    Burned the witches in New England by the coven
    They burn the different ones, so clutch your cousins close
    Cause such is life, it's cuts and strife, stitches, punches, knives and hungry crows
    Nothing guarantees survival
    And we won’t stop this terror sticking flowers in the barrels of their rifles
    We fight the hatred with the light
    And when they think we'll fold and wave that bright rag
    We won't surrender
    We'll wipe the blood up with the white flag

  79. Egg

    Golden age of YouTube

  80. Egg

    I forgot how good this was

  81. still here feeling dem vibes

  82. Thales de Oliveira Gomes

    Adoro Watsky

  83. TheNanoCubes

    i like spose better for tge meaning of the songs and i like watsky bettter for the speed( like how fast he raps)

  84. Danielle Wayne

    I fucking love you George ,so much. Your music is so amazing. .and our birthdays are exactly a month apart. Same year also..my kids love your music. My 12 year old has a signed picture from you with her name...she's so proud to show it off❤

  85. rope ropesman

    This shit gives me goosebumps years later

  86. RyZe SMOK3Y

    Best song by him

  87. Kori Hu

    Never let this song die. <3

  88. FauxHere

    Here from skynetgaming

  89. Joe Felker

    I love how your rap is amazing and resembles the early days of rap back in the 80s and early 90s because you rap about life like it started as.

  90. Nathan Lewis

    can he please play Hamilton

  91. Suto Mystik

    matt hugger cock boyz

  92. Dakotah Steele

    @erb george watsky vs Dan bull. . .

  93. Julian Sanchez

    Beautiful soul with a genious brain and golden heart!

  94. Elp Smith

    better than Gotye

  95. KNOTZ-RIP SK-

    Still bumping 2018

  96. Leo Archuleta

    Gonna change the world one day, never gonna let that dream die.

  97. My Precious Life

    Talented...new sub