All Time Low: Therapy Meaning
When I woke up alone, I had everything.
A handful of moments, I wish I could change, and a tongue like a nightmare that cut like a blade
In a city of fools, I was careful and cool,
but they tore me...
anonymous Jul 22nd, 20:07 report
no, the meaning of this song, well here is just some very crucial backround information...
When Alex was 12 his brother (who was an alcoholic) commuted suicide
and Alex had to go to therapy because of his brothers death, and according to the song therapy was hell for Alex and it didn't help
anonymous Jun 19th, 6:21am report
To me I think it is about a person who gets into the wrong group of friends and hates himself for it because it had turned him into a horrible person. He feels like he has friends but they have done bad things and pressured him into doing stuff that he didn't want to actually do. Then I think he feels like he thinks keeping up this facade is breaking him apart so he seeks Therapy, even though it doesn't help him. The 'arrogant boy' part is him talking to himself. Telling himself he doesn't need them and they'd be better off without you and actually he doesn't mean anything to them. That's my interpretation idk
anonymous Jun 18th, 6:18pm report
Alex wrote this song for his brother who committed suicide.
anonymous May 23rd, 5:39pm report
Its about a person who is confused they dont know which way is up. They dont know themselves this world is telling thwm what to do , But know one listens to you. You dont need help . Your not crazy just unstabele. Not unbroken but broken. Just tired of all this bull that they been feading you tired in general done
anonymous May 14th, 5:47pm report
This song simply discribe the lives of so many teens that need help who were just like me who cut themselves and had bulimia depression and other very though thing to put up with i love this song and i hate the fact that many people call rock bands satanic
anonymous Jan 10th, 2014 1:51am report
When I hear this song... it reminds me of myself. it reminds me of someone who is so down on themselves and the world, that they don't know how to present themselves to the world. I see someone really depressed and someone who is ready to give up. I think it's about someone who feels lost and they are just trying to fit in but they don't. 'give me therapy Im a walking travesty but Im smiling at everything, therapy... you were never a friend to me, you can keep all your misery" This tells me that the song is about someone who wants help someone who is depressed but puts on a mask every morning and pretends to be okay. When they refer to 'Arrogant boy love yourself so no one has to' I think this is a comment saying that all that really matters in life is that we like who we are, and we love ourselves for who we are.
anonymous Apr 11th, 2013 4:42pm report
this song is awesome and i think it's about the people who got bullied (like me) and that u need therapy and about the people who got to the bottom. and he's saying that the kids who are bullying others they think that everybody needs them when they don't
anonymous Dec 3rd, 2012 12:03am report
Therapy is about every kids worst night mare. Everyone is saying they need help when all they really want is a hug.
The song is basically about this kid, who's really depressed. Everyone around him is saying he needs therapy. He's a mess and he needs to be fixed.
"But I'm smiling at everything"
This could mean he's hiding pain behind a smile.
The second verse is about how truly broken he is. He can't tell anyone because he literally can't. He knows it could hurt him in the end but he can't "my lungs gave out, as a faced the crowd I think that keeping this up could be dangerous. I'm flesh and bone, I'm a rolling stone, and the experts say I'm delirious" basically, I think, he is so wasted with life, he's stretched thin. There's not much left of him. Everyone around him is saying he's crazy, which is probably hard for him.
I don't really understand the "arrogant boy" part. Maybe they mean, no one else will be able to love who you are so you should start loving yourself. People are telling him he is worthless.
I really love this song. I think it's amazing and it's so true. I cry every time I listen to it
lullabylover66 Oct 20th, 2012 10:38pm report
I personally think this song is about a guy who knows therapy is the right way to go but he doesn't want it because he thinks it will make things worse. He thinks that it will make him even more miserable than he already is.
This is what I personally think it is about.
anonymous Aug 1st, 2012 8:00am report
To me this song is just about teens going through a hard time and perhaps thinking of suicide.
"..I'm a walking travesty, but I'm smiling at everything." to me this showes how people with severe depression usually put on a mask of happiness.
"arrogant boy, love yourself so noone has to, they'll fall asleep without you." or "you're lucky if your memory remains." hints at seriously thinking about suicide.
However this is just my opinion, perhaps because I'm in that situation and that's how I relate to this song.
anonymous Jan 18th, 2012 1:50am report
i cant say i know the band well i dont but all i could think of myself going through therapy. the song spoke to me as i am recovering from a suicide attempt. you would think at 28 i would be more comfortable with myself. definatatly a walking traviste. 28 self harming closet case. well thanks to this song i no longer have to be.
anonymous Nov 26th, 2011 11:26am report
The lyrics in this song are pretty self explanatory. And Alex himself has said multiple times that "this song is for all people who are told what they think or how they feel is wrong" I think this song is also about when someone is trying to change you do is telling you that what you do is wrong (ex. Piercings, dying of hair, selfharm) when it is all just a part of what makes you. . you
anonymous Oct 6th, 2011 10:49pm report
ok so I've really been though therapy and I'm only 13 but i feel this song has a couple different meanings first i think its about some one who basically hit there all time low and relizeies they need it but doesn't want it. i also think its about being bullied and needing help but not therapy like people think they do all they really need is some love. i think the meaning can really change over time and how u feel i personally relate to it because my mom thought indeed therapy and thought it could help but i hated it it just made things worse o and ps i may be wrong but this is just what i feel
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous May 15th, 2011 5:54pm report
"Therapy is every kids nightmare. When everyone is telling you you need help and all you really want is a hug." - Alex Gaskarth
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