We fell, so hard, now we gotta get back what we lost, lost

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses & Macklemore) – Starting Over Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Macklemore lost a lot when he relapsed and all these things happened to him, so now he has to get it all back. There is a phrase that one has to “hit bottom” before becoming sober. The fall may refer to his feeling like the relapse is a hitting bottom for him.

It’s possible that he sings it deliberately to sound like “We fought so hard” instead of “We fell so hard” in order to tell how hard you fight not to relapse. But, when you eventually do, you think how hard you fought to achieve those goals, and you gotta fight even harder to get back what you lost.

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