I think the meaning behind this song is one lovers point of view on a one sided relationship. The lover seeing their partner slowing falling out of love with them. And saying they want to be what they want, before the relationship dies. “As you fade away alive, I lay dying. Meaning as their partner slowly falls out of love, the lover whos pov we’re seeing is dying from putting too much effort into a dying relationship. And theres nothing they can do about it. “I try and try to make you cry and make you love me. Oh I would say yes.” They dont want to let go of this person, they want to hold on for as long as they can. They want to be wanted and loved again how it once was. But this song could be interpreted in many different ways.