Crashing, hit a wall Right now I need a miracle Hurry up now, I need a miracle Stranded, reaching out I call your name, but you're not around I say your name, but you're not around. I need you, I need you, I need you right now Yeah, I need you right now So don't let me, don't let me, don't let me down I think I'm losing my mind now. It's in my head, darling, I hope That you'll be here when I need you the most So don't let me, don't let me, don't let me down D-don't let me down. Don't let me down Don't let me down, down, down Don't let me down, don't let me down, down, down. R-r-running out of time I really thought you were on my side But now there's nobody by my side.
Pollack's Notes On Slow triplets used for rhetorical emphasis — While Buddy Holly would save these until near the end of the song for climactic effect see "That'll Be The Day" , watch how this song shoots the wad right at the get go. It's a not so subtle signal that what's coming is going to be intense. Uneven phrasing — The anacrusis leading into each phrase of the verse is extended by one, free-verse-like, extra beat; one line of pentameter in an otherwise four-square milieu. Pentatonic tune — The seventh scale degree is completely avoided in both diatonic leading tone form and its chromatically flattened mutation. The fourth scale degree shows up only in the backing vocal as it follows the tune in parallel thirds. Deceptively complex message in the lyrics — The verses deliver a cleverly worded yet unambiguous encomium about love's latest object in the third person. The refrains, in rather unsettling contrast, transmit a primal scream for insurance on direct address to the same love's "object". In hindsight, even the words of praise seem a tad selfcentered around the edges in the sense of, what's the protagonist done for her lately? No D or D , and A shows up very sparingly.
The song features the vocals of American singer Daya , and was released on February 5, , through Disruptor Records and Columbia Records. It was released as the radio single follow-up to " Roses ". It also became the Chainsmokers' second consecutive top 10 entry after "Roses", which peaked at number six.