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Los Angeles, California, United States
US heavy metal band
W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982. They emerged from the same Los Angeles scene that spawned Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Guns N' Roses and others. The band's popularity peaked in the 1980s, yet they continue to record and tour, making them one of the most enduring of the West Coast heavy metal bands. W.A.S.P. gained notoriety for their shock rock themed image, lyrics and live performances. They have sold over 12 million copies of their albums.
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1 year ago
For me, the song is actually about letting go. He's holding on to hope for a rekindled love until he realizes that, by holding on, he's keeping her from moving on. He's holding her down. So he has to let go. It's about the old saying "if you love someone, let them go." It's so hard to do. It's such a sad song. All he wants to do is hold on, but his love is so great that he puts her happiness above his and lets go