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Alan Walker: Faded Meaning

Song Released: 2015



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Alan Walker - Faded Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You were the shadow to my light
Did you feel us?
Another star, you fade away
Afraid our aim is out of sight
Wanna see us, alive

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    anonymous
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    Apr 9th, 2017 4:58am report


    I think the song speaks about being lost. You don't know where you were or who you are so you're 'faded'. Away from the truth, from those you love and those you thought you loved.



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    anonymous
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    May 4th, 2017 5:01am report


    i think we are all faded, somewhere broken and disconnected from the world. This makes us feel faded, the feeling of getting lost in some other world, with someone. I also wish that my dream world too come true so that i can live in it rather that feeling lost and faded living in the reality.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 26th, 2017 7:06am report


    It's about a woman leaving her man, realising her mistake and regretting that she left him.
    A very sad song.. :/

    Here's my analysis:

    You were the shadow to my light
    Did you feel us
    Another start
    You fade away
    Afraid our aim is out of sight
    Wanna see us
    Alive

    When they where together she felt like the better person and he was only a shadow of her, yet he still followed her closely like light and shadow do.
    She asks him, did he understand how she felt about them at the time?
    They probably half broke up and tried again, "another start". But she never felt alive when they where together then, and in her mind he fades away, realising she dont want to continue with him.


    Where are you now
    Was it all in my fantasy
    Where are you now
    Were you only imaginary

    Split meaning here from after the breakup; "where are you now" is repeating through the song, and here she realises she misses her man, wondering about him.
    Interlaced are her thoughts and doubts, her fantansy and imaginary dreams of what she really wanted, back when they where together.


    Atlantis
    Under the sea
    Under the sea
    Where are you now
    Another dream
    The monsters running wild inside of me

    "Atlantis", reference to the rich continent/kingdom who was lost under the sea, symbolically represents the loss of her man, whom she realises was very valuable to her.
    She then wonders if he now has started a new life with somebody else, "another dream". But she dont know, and "The monsters running wild" is here worries/regrets that he might have.

    I'm faded
    So lost

    Compare to the "shadow to my light", mentioned in the beginning of the song, now she is faded instead, meaning she is alone feeling lost after the breakup.

    The next section conencts nicely:

    These shallow waters, never met
    What I needed
    I'm letting go
    A deeper dive
    Eternal silence of the sea
    I'm breathing
    Alive

    It's about an earlier time from when they where together, where the "shallow water" represents the relationship not being enough for her, maybe she wanted to love. But at the time she didn't want to give it a try, a "deeper dive", and instead let it go.
    "Eternal Silence of the sea" means she hade problems with her man that she felt where suffocating her, and now those problems will be gone for ever, "eternal silence". Leaving him she feels lightened, alive and can breath again.

    But the song is not about a good breakup, of course. Further down, these last rows are so important:


    Under the bright
    But faded lights
    You set my heart on fire
    Where are you now
    Where are you now

    "Bright faded lights" is a symbolic of here memories of him that is now faded, but still bright. She here realises that he was the one she wanted, her heart is set on fire for him..



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    anonymous
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    Sep 11th, 9:17pm report


    I believe this song is the experience of a Christian who is struggling with sin and crying to God about his/her struggle. Throughout the song this vibe is repeated. Where is God when I struggle with sin.

    I know this sounds strange but I request you to note the words.

    Where are you now?
    Where are you now?
    Where are you now?
    Was it all in my fantasy?
    Where are you now?
    Were you only imaginary?

    A Christian who lost communion with God and questions His existence and all the while struggling with sin(Monster)

    The sin is dragging him/her down, this experience is expressed in the word 'faded' which is repeated throughout the song

    These shallow waters never met what I needed
    (Nothing in the world satisfies this person)

    Under the bright but faded lights
    Gospel is bright(powerful to change lives) but a faded light(old message)

    You set my heart on fire
    (born again experience in Christ)

    Song ends with the expression of struggle and grief caused by sin(monster)

    Where are you now? Another dream
    The monster's running wild inside of me
    I'm faded, I'm faded
    So lost, I'm faded, I'm faded
    So lost, I'm faded

    This song captures the journey of a Christian.

    "For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?"

    So lost I am faded!

    Ending in Bible is different though.
    Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
    BTPOBX



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    anonymous
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    Aug 27th, 8:25pm report


    Ah she is just a dickhead who wants some cock... She is looking for her next customer, she wants the perfect customer , she thinks she is julia roberts and will get a richard gere . But the richard she met is 80+ yrs old. Now she is fading as in fleecing , running, hiding. She is a gold digger bitch.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 25th, 8:29pm report


    1. Most of these interpretations are wrong, because Alan Walker is a BOY, NOT A GIRL. 2. I think it’s about him losing someone close to him and trying to find them in his heart



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    anonymous
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    Aug 19th, 8:22am report


    I think Alan had a past life in Atlantis and he is trying to find someone of Atlantis saying where are you now.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 17th, 8:37pm report


    This song can have multiple meanings to it you just have to connect with the words



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    anonymous
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    Aug 8th, 8:06pm report


    It's one of my most favourite songs. It's obviously heart wrenching..we can relate this song to our own lives. Often it happens that we can not get back those blissful , amazing days of our life .... but we try hard to find them ...but when we fail ,gradually the memories just fade away ..leaving us lost..alone ...and the thoughts tear us apart...



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    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 7:52am report


    It is very sad, but the time will make you to forget or get someone and try to be happy.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 7:41pm report


    I think its something about Atlantis as all the lyrics match up to the theory of the lost city of Atlantis. At one point the song mentions Atlantis and says its under the sea and its lost. And also it says “was it all in my fantasy” and “was it all imaginary.”
    And it being about something fading away like Atlantis’s dissapearence. Its also talking about the shallow waters never meeting and taking a deeper dive. Also it says its breathing alive... so what im trying to say is that this is about finding the lost city of Atlantis because it faded away. This is just a conspiracy theory.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 7th, 7:34am report


    I believe it means that there is a fear of some sort of reconnecting. Past problems in relationships have hindered the prospect of getting together. The "monster" is the the desire. Where are you now refers to the mindset. Which to me, means both of us.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 4th, 7:23am report


    See this stanza;
    You were the shadow to my light
    Did you feel us
    Another start
    You fade away
    Afraid our aim is out of sight
    Wanna see us
    Alive

    I think the partner of the girl died in a sunken ship then she was sad at the loss of her beloved(similar to the titanic movie).So from the word 'Another Start' ,it seems that she's trying to start again,recovering from the loss of her partner.

    Then in the chorus that she was saying "where are you now" She's longing for the presence of her partner.And because of it she become depressed,She imagining him with her side, making memories again.But she suddenly realize that isn't true.

    She decided to suicide in atlantis where her partner died.But it seems that the sea doesn't agree what her planning to do.

    So if you are confused read this stanza;
    These shallow waters, never met
    What I needed
    I'm letting go
    A deeper dive
    Eternal silence of the sea
    I'm breathing
    Alive

    Her attempt to commit suicide didn't work.So that's why in the end of the lyrics was 'Alive'.Because she was alive even she want to be dead.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 24th, 6:28am report


    She want a new start, She's scared & don't want him to forget her...feeling like she's fading slowly



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    anonymous
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    May 30th, 5:28pm report


    This song is about the last continent of Atlantis... and remembering, awakening, missing... what once was a golden age of love and light.



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    anonymous
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    May 19th, 5:43am report


    It's all about journey to god.



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    anonymous
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    May 5th, 5:24pm report


    I think of a woman who has dreamed(and innately knew) since she was a little girl that she had a soulmate and so she spent decades looking for him. She has reached a point in her life where she questions whether he ever existed and if he does, when and where is he for her to find?



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    dc5doreen
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    Apr 29th, 4:40pm report


    "Faded" means devastated, heartbroken. In this case, someone is feeling lost and in deep emotional pain because they're missing a loved one. It doesn't necessarily have to be about a romantic relationship.



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