Alan Walker: Ignite Meaning
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Feeds the dying light, and breathes me back to life
In your eyes, I see something to believe in
Your hands are like a flame
Your palms the sweetest pain
Let the darkness lead us into the light
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 1st 2019 report
Key Words and Phrases:
"One touch and I ignite."
"Baby tell me one more beautiful lie."
Keep that in mind...
A beautiful scene is set. Its night, fireflies are all around, emitting their soft glow. Two people are meeting in this setting, lets say in a field near a pond or lake. The one gazes into the eyes of another, the person who had given them some hope and love after all the same kind of hardship they've both experienced. They grasp each others hands and stand face to face, the feeling of companionship setting their hearts on fire, warming their souls.
Their touches, physical or emotional, ignite each other, to dream, to get excited, adrenaline rushes as the one says "tell me one more beautiful lie." Maybe the inspiring one dreams of things that the other cannot believe to be true, that they are too good, too wonderful to consider as real. Maybe the one is confessing love, and the other doesn't believe that he or she should be loved, but the prospect ignites the life inside him or her. They feed off each others positive energy.
The moment is frozen in time, just that night was needed, for them to ignite, to feel their power and worth that is compared to tremors freezing the speed of life and the toughest valuable gem on earth: the diamond. They like particles from heaven collide with a brilliant flash of light and pulse of energy ignite in full power becoming one unstoppable force on fire.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Dec 8th 2019 report
It might mean that a person willing to die(the dying light) but then he/she finds why they should live on(Breathes me back to life)He/she finds their problems, actually leading them to happiness and true meaning of life(Let the darkness lead us into the light) They begin to find their dreams, which they forgot (Let our dreams get lost feel the temperature rise)
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:
Can a person that's announced the two interpretations I would like to agree with you on that on what you have announced it does mean that especially once you fall in love and you have that first love it's unlike any other and you don't want to get rid of it cuz it's so sure is pure form and there's such a strong bonds between this relationship even after y'all had your Separate Ways and try to move on you're still going to have that Eternal energy and bond relationship and it will never go away it's a purest part of you of Love That Will Always exist till the day y'all died and may carry on to the next life but then again I would like to announce my second interpretation it's also igniting song ignite to be we enter astral projection in a way I don't really get on the subject of astral projecting but it's ties in with that also cuz there's lyrics on here that talk about shooting off into the darkness like a rocket and dancing upon the sons core basically stuff like that catches me and things that you can't do that like that you cannot do in a conscious body or form he only do a subconsciously in astral form
anonymous Feb 5th report
As above all mentioned interpretations..it can be think like that this song suggests the idea of love or consummation between lovers..but when I watched the official music video and read the lyrics again..I found that something else..that this also can be talking about a love between suppressed person,may be a woman or a man,and music.because the music video conveys the idea that how three harassed people are relaxed by music..so the song seemsinhala to be talking about human lovers..if we like..we can interpret the song also as a relationship between a headphone and the person..the way headphone think about the man is revealing in the song..as I think..but I can't say that thoroughly..I also agree with the above interpretations by my heart..but I think in another way also;)
anonymous Jan 2nd 2021 report
When this song first came out I was at the bottom pit of my life I had no hope of getting my self out of it, I was always sad and depressed going through the same routine work, eat, sleep with no one around me, my only way out was wearing my headphones and listen to music imagining a better life.
anonymous Dec 21st 2020 report
Everyone has their own interpretation of this and every song, which is the beauty of music, it means something different to everyone.
After watching the music video a few times, I really feel that the song is talking about how a song can freeze a moment, memory, or dream in our heads ("We're monumental tremors that can freeze the speed of life"). Regardless of what bad thing is going on in our lives, we are instantly transported back to that moment or feeling whenever we hear that certain song. The "lie" alluded to in the song is the feeling or memory you are brought back to even though reality is much different. Sometimes we seek this lie by purposely playing the song and sometimes we randomly stumble across it when a song comes on the radio. This lie helps bring us "back to life" as it helps us find happiness even during the hardest times.
As an example, the moment I hear "On my way" by Alan Walker, I am instantly brought back to Italy (I was listening to this song a lot while on traveling from city to city). Doesn't matter what I am doing, as soon as I hear that song, I feel like I am back there.
Any way, just my interpretation. It took me a while to finally understand what Ignite means to me. I am just glad everyone else enjoys it as much as I do!
anonymous Dec 16th 2020 report
I believe all of the interpretations are simply brilliant and perfect, and each of them of their own value, to my mind,-thank you for inspiring me so much y'all, And thank you.
Guess what Alan Walker himself'd say about all these brilliant ideas? Something like: " y'all geniuses touching my heart so so deepl", and "thank you"?
Take care, All the best to you, and everything will come the way, it is best for you, it is always that way,-.
anonymous Nov 5th 2020 report
I think this song is about a girl who experienced darkness in her life and has lost her sense of worth. Then someone comes along whom she can very much relate to and find comfort in him. At this point she has become very vulnerable, longing to be touched and desires a sense of worth. The words of this guy seem to get through to her, that even though she doesn’t think they are true, just hearing these “beautiful lies” spoken to her turns her on and somehow makes her believe she still has worth. I hate to say this, but I really think the song implies that passionate sex is her means of escaping her hard life, and that is what’s being described for the most part. This guy is not promising love and marriage, but is just after sex: “Diamonds are forever but all we need is just tonight. We're monumental tremors that can freeze the speed of life.” If I may go too far, I’d even say this guy is taking advantage of the girl by his smooth talk and enticing caresses, but the girl just doesn’t mind because he’s the only one who can give her that kind of sensation at this point — like I said, her escape.
anonymous May 13th 2020 report
I think the song means that your dreams can become a reality and don’t think what other people think about your dream and make it a reality.
anonymous Nov 19th 2019 report
i think its about your life being rough at times and music can take you away from that life and take you to your own little world, like you happy place, atleast thats what happens when i put headphones on.
anonymous Sep 12th 2019 report
It might be someone that is being bullied and rises up to fight back but when the bullies tried to bully him/her they got bullied hence "one touch and i ignite" ignite meaning to fight back or to just get very mad and want to get vengance by bullying the bullies or just embarrasing them very hard
anonymous Apr 28th 2019 report
I think the song is about people who have a hard life, get bullied or lost someone and they find this headset like it was showed in the music video. They find themselves in a better life now but it's only a simulation of their dreams controlled by another person.
anonymous Jan 19th 2019 report
What I think is it's about people who are going through rough times and just need a lie about good times from their beloved ones and then they will just find a way out of it themselves.
anonymous Jan 15th 2019 report
I think it’s about to weak people who are being bullied and then meeting each other and becoming strong and powerful.
anonymous Dec 3rd 2018 report
I think it means that you are finally entering the phase in life you want to go through after all the hard stuff that has just happened to u maybe u dunno lol.
anonymous Nov 26th 2018 report
I think this song has many interpretations so I will just mention two which are :
I think in this song it means that I can't leave you.I am so obsessed with you.I know that we were made to be together and we can’t be without each other.
2. Another interpretation is that I think it means that I always put my future in front of you but you never even care.I even figure out sometimes you are lying to me,so tell me one more perfect lie.One more touch and I get on fire.
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