5 Seconds of Summer: Amnesia Meaning
Song Released: 2014
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I thought about our last kiss, how it felt the way you tasted
And even though your friends tell me you're doing fine
Are you somewhere feeling lonely even though he's right...
anonymous Aug 1st, 2014 8:46pm report
(((((I drove by all the places we used to hang out getting wasted;
I thought about our last kiss, how it felt the way you tasted.
And even though your friends tell me you're doing fine,
Are you somewhere feeling lonely even though he's right beside you?;
When he says those words that hurt you, do you read the ones I wrote you?)))))
At the beginning, he is remembering memories from their relationship, but he quickly brings himself back to the reality of it, and tries asking your friends, only to get a short, general answer of "you're doing fine." He kinda wonders if your friends are just trying to keep you away from her. He wants to know whether or not the guy that you are with now makes you happy, and if he doesn't, if you try and make yourself feel better by reading little notes, or text that he sent to you before your relationship ended.
(((((Sometimes I start to wonder, was it just a lie?
If what we had was real, how could you be fine?
'Cause I'm not fine at all.
I remember the day you told me you were leaving;
I remember the make-up running down your face.
And the dreams you left behind, you didn't need them;
Like every single wish we ever made.
I wish that I could wake up with amnesia,
And forget about the stupid little things;
Like the way it felt to fall asleep next to you,
And the memories I never can escape.
'Cause I'm not fine at all.)))))
He is now wondering if you were just leading him on, because if you loved him like he loved you, you wouldn't be happy with someone else, you would be torn apart.
He is now thinking back to the day that you broke-up, and how torn apart you were then. You were crying as if you were forced to leave. But he remembers that together, you had plans, and dreams, and you just left that behind when you left him. He just wishes that he could wake up, and not remember anything, so he wouldn't have to deal with the pain and depression that was caused when you left him. He just wants to forget what he calls "stupid little things", but on the inside they were his favourite things about being with you.
(((((The pictures that you sent me they're still living in my phone.
I'll admit I like to see them; I'll admit I feel alone.
And all my friends keep asking why I'm not around; It hurts to know you're happy, yeah, it hurts that you've moved on.
It's hard to hear your name when I haven't seen you in so long.
It's like we never happened, was it just a lie?
If what we had was real, how could you be fine?
'Cause I'm not fine at all.)))))
He is now remembering more about the relationship. Little pictures that you would send back and forth, inside jokes,things of that sort. He is admitting that he tortures himself by looking at all of this because he knows that you're what you call "happy" with this new guy. He tells you that it is really hard to hear your name, because people don't realize just what they're saying. To him you were everything, but to them, your're just a person, a friend, a mediocre acquaintance.
He is wondering if your relationship really ever did happen, or did he just make a fool of himself, falling head-over-heels in love with you, only to be played like a chess piece.
(((((If today I woke up with you right beside me,
Like all of this was just some twisted dream;
I'd hold you closer than I ever did before.
And you'd never slip away;
And you'd never hear me say.)))))
He is wishing that all of this is just a terrible nightmare that he is having, because it is tearing him apart. So when he wakes up, he will hold you a little closer to show you that he is worth your time, no matter what. if he wakes up, he never wants for you to hear him say...
((((('Cause I'm not fine at all.
No, I'm really not fine at all.
Tell me this is just a dream,
'Cause I'm really not fine at all...)))))
He is just hoping that all of this is a nightmare because he doesn't want to see a world without being with you. He isn't fine, and you're the only thing that can fix him.
anonymous Jul 27th, 2014 7:43pm report
I saw on tumblr a really great interpretation, it's about a boy who lost his love. She was depressed and killed herself.
"Are you somewhere feeling lonely, even though he is right beside you? When he says those words that hurt you, do you read the ones I wrote you?" It's about her demons talking to her and tearing her appart.
He wished he could wake up with amnesia to just forget about the fact she is actually gone.
"The dreams you left behind, you didn't need them. Like every single wish we ever made." Is about the future they planned together.
"If today I woke up with you right beside me, like all of this was just some twisted dream. I'd hold you closer than I ever did before and you'd never slip away." Is about how he would try to make her stay
I thought it was a good interpretation.
anonymous Aug 26th, 2014 8:01pm report
I'm going through a rought time right now and I feel completely identified with this song. However, I'm not the boy who sings; I'm the girl torn between two men, forced to choose one of them and I honestly can't stop thinking about the other guy. I don't know what to do, and it really breaks my heart every time I hear this song because it shows me how the boy that I didn't choose is feeling. He's completely devastated, desperate to recover the love he's lost. I thought that by sharing my own experience I could show a different interpetation of the song.
anonymous May 4th, 5:05am report
Amnesia? Is about a love story, not suicide i don't think so.
anonymous May 2nd, 5:45am report
I think the meaning of the song means that Calum is saying he loved someone but he lost them to another guy.
I also think Luke is saying he really misses that girl.
Oh by the way,my stepsister missed so many years of my life, i blamed her, then she got mad at me, and didn't see me for over 5 years. But my mom,stopped my stepsister from seeing me when i was 5 years old.
My stepsister came back into my life when i was 12, and she barely knows me, i have every right to say i can't like my mom.
This song makes me cry crocodile tears! I have a younger sister that was made move away & we were so devastated. This song came out a year after we were separated. I relate to the deep love & feeling lonely & confused how easy it seemed to me she was able to move on like we never were close & didn't ever makeep plans for our future. We've reunited & our bond is growing stronger daily. This song will always have a special place in my heart. It got me through some lonely heartbreaking times.I even got "Alright Though" with the 5SOS emblem under it. I suffered a spinal cord injury from a horrible car accident. 5SOS love of fam & encouragement to live & love & don't harm yourself was truly an approach to youth through music that defiantly changed youths lives all over the world. These young men should definitely be aknowlaged for sending good positive messages to their fans. The Beatles & 5SOS sent the most powerful positive love to their fans in my opinion. I love our boys & they forever will be on my play list! Thanks for saving fans! We love saving bands!
anonymous Apr 13th, 2017 4:49am report
I think Amnesia is about all the memories that linger in the backs of the minds and the feelings of people who lost somebody close to them.
anonymous Sep 25th, 2016 9:14pm report
OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS SONG!!!
The first time I heard this I burst out crying. Still do.
Anyways, I feel like he's trying to say that she broke his heart and he keeps holding on to these good memories, holding on this hope, and it's tearing him apart inside. He's beginning to question what state their relationship was in before, if she ever truly loved him.
anonymous Jul 23rd, 2016 7:16am report
I think this song was dedicated to Aleisha, Luke's ex girl friend. And this song is about Luke and Aleisha when they had to be separated because Luke had to go on tours and Aleisha had to stay.
anonymous Jul 15th, 2016 7:48am report
I've loved everyone's interpretations and agree to a lot but the ones about suicide don't stick, nobody died its obvious.
"Even though your friends tell me your doing fine"
This indicates that the person is still alive. He sings about his memories with the girl and the relationship was special to him.
He's wondering if she is actually alright, if she's grieving like he is. He starts to believe that everything was just a lie and wishes that he could have Amnesia so he can not live through the pain of his heartbreak.
anonymous Jul 13th, 2016 7:39am report
I think amnesia is about a girl the boy dated and that she had to move to a different city and she found a new guy and she stop talking to him and he asked her friends if they still talk and they do and asked how she is doing but they say she is doing fine and he wish he wake up with amnesia (amnesia is not her name talking about the disease)this is just my interpretation ik this isn't about the 5sos boys they didn't even write this song I hope this help
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2016 7:25pm report
I think it's just about lost love.
anonymous Jul 1st, 2016 7:14pm report
I Believe her family moved and she sentered him pictures and they wrote each other but she found someone else and is happy and moved on but he's still devestastated and mad that she didn't even try, and he wonders if she still reads his texts, he's depressed and thinks of suiside he waits for her to respond to his texts and letters and his friends ask why he never comes out of his room.
anonymous Apr 20th, 2016 4:50pm report
Most people think this song is about suicide, but when he asks her friends how she's doing, they say she's doing fine("And even though your friends tell me you're doing fine, are you somewhere feeling lonely even though he's right beside you"), so she's most likely not dead. Also, I'm an optimist and I like to think that their relationship didn't have such a devastating end. I think she had to move far away and met someone new where she lived, so she ended the long distance relationship thing in favor of this new guy("When he says those words that hurt you do you read the ones I wrote you"). I also think that she's not totally over the "singer" yet, either. And he's definitely not over her. He sees her everywhere he goes. He doesn't want to remember all the little things he loved about her.
[Also, her name might be Amnesia. At one of 5sos' live concerts they said the song was about a girl called Amnesia or something along those lines...]
anonymous Mar 30th, 2016 3:25pm report
I Interpreted this song not as suicide as some think but as a long relationship that came to an end
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