John Legend: All of Me Meaning
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Song Released: 2013
All of Me Lyrics
What would I do without your smart mouth?
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
You've got my head spinning, no kidding, I can't pin you down
What's going on in that beautiful mind
I'm on your magical mystery...
anonymous Jul 13th, 7:07am report
As someone who has lived with a loved one who struggles with a mood disorder, this song is clearly about loving someone with mental illness."all your curves and all your edges", "can't pin you down" speak to what could be severe mood swings and the unpredictability that comes with certain types of mental illness.
The phrase "beautiful mind" is a coded clue to this interpretation, a reference to the Russell Crowe movie of the same name, in which Crowe plays a schizophrenic mathematician.
Legend does not try to disguise the meaning of the song: "the world's beating you down, i'm around through every mood". People with mood disorders find the world, at times, unbearable, and that there is no place for them in it. A short time later they might tell you they are fine, and enjoying writing a review of their new favorite movie.The lows are very low, the highs, very high.Even though he is professing his absolute devotion to his love,there is a feeling of melancholy in the music.
This is a beautiful song-brave, personal, moving, and honest. Cheers to John Legend. Thanks for sharing.
anonymous May 27th, 5:31pm report
I think it's both love and physical sexual attractions.
anonymous May 3rd, 5:59am report
I don't know if he's singing about a relationship he's in currently, was in or wants to be in. Either way it's easy to understand his feelings for her. He is putting himself completely out there for her giving his all and hopes she will do the same.
anonymous Apr 14th, 4:07pm report
I think this is about an impossible relationship that wan never expected to happen, but now that they are in it they love each other so much. The girl has self confidence troubles, and he is trying to tell her that she is beautiful no matter what. He says he loves everything about her, and even her flaws are beautiful, because they make her who she is.
anonymous Mar 16th, 3:47pm report
I'm addicted to this song. His voice is amazing. I think its about their love for each other and about how she makes him feel. Nothing else matters except their love for each other that's all that he needs and with it he can get through anything in life. I think we underestimate the power of love and John hits it perfectly in this song.
anonymous Feb 8th, 2:19pm report
He loves her completely. Everything about her. He'll give his all to her and she'll give her all to him. She's his beginning and his end. It's a love song!
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