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Song Released: 2019

Featuring: Sabrina Carpenter, Farruko

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On My Way Lyrics

I'm sorry but
Don't wanna talk, I need a moment before I go
It's nothing personal
I draw the blinds
They don't need to see me cry
'Cause even if they understand
They don't understand
So then when I'm finished
I'm all 'bout my business and...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 5th 2019 report

    It could be about a female who has trust issues with other people. As all the other people have said or done stuff to make her feel different or outcasted, and so she's retreated into herself and put walls up to keep it from happening again. Therefore the line "I draw the blinds" means she's put up walls, and the next line "they don't need to see me cry" kinda is like sure they've hurt my feelings and stuff but I don't need to give them the satisfaction of seeing those words work.

    In the chorus there's the lines "So take aim and fire away, i've never been so wide awake" means she's ready for whatever society says to her that's why the next lines are "no, nobody but me can keep me safe, I'm on my way" because she can't trust anyone but herself and is leaving the society where they make her feel different.


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    Apr 11th 2019 report

    i think it's about a girl who is hurt by things done or said by other people,maybe had lost a friend, and she decides to changes and vows to not be hurt by what people say and go ON HER WAY, because other people cant "keep her safe" which i am sure is a metaphor.

    this is based on sabrina carpenter's part. cause it's english.


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    Aug 19th 2020 report

    According to me, most probably it's about a girl who believes in things that people say are just imaginary or in fantasy. But she is sure they exist. Whenever she tells people about her feelings, people start laughing at her and ignore her. Also, the line "no, nobody but me can keep me safe and I'm on my way" means that now she could feel the "fire burning in her eyes" and she wants to prove herself correct. So, no one, but she herself, could save her from people's bullies and insults by proving that she was correct. The case is somewhere related to Luna Lovegood [a harry potter character] who, too, believed in things like nargles which people thought were imaginary and she was often bullied for that and was left alone. But still, she kept faith in herself and grew up to become a magizoologist. She proved herself.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2021 report

    Lots of good interpretations on this... I don't regularly listen to music but happened across a cover version of the song on YouTube and see a very tracendant beauty to it. While I concur with many of the feelings posted, I have an alternative interpretation as well.

    First I don't feel that just because Ms.Carpenter is singing the song it necessarily means it is the life of a woman. In our modern society I feel we should transcend the gender selection made by many of the commentaries.

    Next I view the phrase, "Im all about my business and ready to save the world" as an indication that the individual is a modern warrior whether armed forces, police, or something else. As a Marine I can say that preparing for combat is very emotionally draining and absolutely "miserable". The phrase,"they understand, but they don't really understand" is about the people this warrior is protecting because while they're appreciative of the warriors' circumstances they truly can't conceive of what the warrior has experienced. ...and of course no warrior wants anyone to see them cry.

    Furthermore, in the chorus "no body but me can keep me safe" I believe is a reference to the warriors' advanced skill set to protect preserve and defend.

    In conclusion I feel as an alternative interpretation that 'On My Way' is a dedication to those who keep society safe.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2021 report

    My understanding is this-
    1. Subway did not give me a poopchip cookie, shame on them!
    If you don't know what a poopchip cookie is, let me explain
    1. Making of the poop chips
    First they make someone poop in a potty and take 2 scoops of cows poop and mix them together. You need fresh poop if you want good poopchips. Then take the mixed poop and add a few drops of pee and taste it. If it is sweet, add some of your boogers, if it is spicy or bitter, puke in the mixture. Then roll it nicely. Then shape them into chocolate chip shapes. Then cover them with iced pee and freeze them for 20 hours.
    2.Making of the cookies
    Make some cookie dough batter and add 99999999 poopchips. Then add 2 gallons of pee in the batter.
    Scoop them into circles and bake for 5 minutes.
    That's how you make them.
    2. Subway is a moron

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2021 report

    I think it is bout a person with quiet borderline personality disorder.Lyrics match the symptoms.Seriously,it does.Go check.That was the first impression it had on me

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2021 report

    On my side,i just think that the girl loved boy before meeting the one on set and so she was really afraid on falling in love agwith any other person into whole world.

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2020 report

    I think this song is about a girl who wants to prove an experiment. She knowns the magic of science very well. But her teacher and other friends laughed at her and could not believe in her experiment.She later proved herself right and paused their mouths...
    Believe in yourself!!

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2020 report

    I think this song is brilliant at many levels. My interpretation of the lyrics is that the girl (she) has been abused and miatreated by the boyfriend (him) and is now ready to take a stand and break up with him. She jas come to the realisation that only her can save herself and nobody would really understand her reasons to still be with him even if they understand that she loves him. On his side, he excuses himself admitting that he has made mistakes but "he is human" but he made it because he loved her. That is a classic excuse of a man who abuses his wife/girlfriend. At the end he also says goodbye so he can move further. Love the song. Again, Alan Walker makes magic with a beautiful female voice.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2020 report

    I think this song is about a girl who is tired of being overshadowed and some people don't like the girl she just wants to run away from everything and she is the only one who could keep herself save

  11. anonymous
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    May 11th 2020 report

    i think that its about someone who is deppersed but dosnt show it and is looking for something.... but of chourse theres they might have trust problems and is getting bullyed ¨cant be everyones favrite girl¨

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  12. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2020 report

    Her life has just crumbled, she is waking up to the truth about something that she has been deceived about her whole life.
    She is at a gathering but completely overtaken by the betrayal, and needs to retreat to a room for a bit before she leaves, she needs to cry privately (the tears can impair her driving.)
    But after she's done collecting herself she will put on a brave face for others.
    She's transforming the pain and turning it into something that takes bravery and courage to speak up and to help the ones that need it.
    She's ready to out the assailant, take aim.
    She doesn't care about what others think, she is safe with herself.
    The fury is fuel, and she's ready for the battle.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 29th 2020 report

    She is a psychopath.
    Forever alone. So sad.

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  14. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2020 report

    Spanish language translate into Telugu

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2020 report

    So take aim and fire away i ve never been so wide awake no nobody but me can keep me safe and i am on my way the blood moon is on the rise the fire burning in may eyes no nobody but me can keep me safe and i on my way

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  16. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2019 report

    In this song,there is a teen girl who loves FPS game so much. She also likes PUBG and wanna be pro in there and get a chicken dinner. Her team mates died and She's now alone. She's playing now Solo vs Squad. She needs AWM and Groza. She sees enemy and taking aim to kill them XD

  17. Mona
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    Oct 30th 2019 report

    I have to admit it is a very unique song, in its own way. We can call it a forever green song. It maybe about a teen girl...who feels different amongst her peers...or others. The reality is...that if you know someone who is suicidal....you can show them this song. In many ways it tells us the truth...about how someone feels.
    It has multiple meanings to it.....it can be applied to the youth of today and will always be the utmost beautiful song in the world....always. If one has the desire to acheive they can certainly......by this way....Im on my way. The blood moon is on the rise......fire burning in my eyes.....simply means....we are what we choose to be.
    Thanks to everyone.

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2019 report

    It might be a girl that broke up with her boyfriend (the spanish part just translate it if you want) because she wants to sacrifice herself to save the world thats why "its nothing personal" cause its for the world and also why the spanish part pretty much said "i love you dont leave" and thats why the girl "drew the blinds" so that he cant know that she is crying she still loves him but chooses to save the world instead or just by watching the music vid its interpretation can be as simple as just her leaving the boy just to complete some mission or research because he was distracting her

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