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Alan Walker: Spectre Meaning

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Song Released: 2015


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Spectre Lyrics

Hello Hello,
Sound of silence,
Echo in myself
Hello Hello,
Lost reliance,
A war that never ends
Is this the place that I call home,
To find what I've become
Walk along the path unknown,
We live, we love, we lie


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    anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2019 report

    Well.... maybe this is about missing someone who is lost forever. "the ghost inside" might mean the ghost of their memories still linger in the singer's mind, although they can't see the lover. And the singer thinks the loss is her(ok, I'm a girl so I'll say her.)fault, by saying "We live, we love, we lie." therefore, we can infer the one is lost because of the girl's lies, that she bitterly regrets that.

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    anonymous
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    Sep 13th 2019 report

    I think spectre is a song about death. I know this is going to get bad ratings because death is a really dark topic, but I'm doing it anyway. The we live we love we lie is about the process of living. The we live is being born, the we love is getting in a relationship, and the we lie is death, as in lying in the grave. While in the lyrics is "There's a ghost INSIDE me", after that it says: "It all belongs to the other side", with the other side being death. This also explains the "before i fade away". The "hello hello can you hear me?" is the narrator asking if they can be still be heard, and also indicates that the narrator just died. The "deep in the dark, I don't need the light" could mean one of two things. The first is the fact that it is dark down in the grave, which it probably is. The second possibility is that the narrator is in hell, which is a very dark and evil place.

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    anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2019 report

    The deeper meaning of “The Spectre”: Alan Walker intended the song “the Spectre” the represent someone who fears the outcome of breakup. This is mainly represented by the lyrics of the song, using fear, “as I scream your name; before I fade away; deep in the dark... there's a ghost inside of me; nice to meet you voice inside my head.” But also using awe and love, “can you hear me; do you need me; we live ,we love, we lie;” the connotations represent resent, fear, love, and awe. Furthermore, the deeper meaning lies in the song title “The Spectre.” The word spectre, also known as specter, means ‘a ghost, something widely feared as a possible unpleasant or dangerous occurrence.’ however, not only is there the word ‘Spectre’ but is “the Spectre” joined by a determiner, creates the term, “the Spectre” to be an adjective to describe “Alan Walker” as frightful and fearful. Thus, in between the lines, Alan Walker intended, to resemble someone who fears the outcome of breakup.
    (this was literature analysis for ELA, enjoy!

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 27th report

    I think Alan Walker intended to show that as we live,it is the same time we get in Love with others and we lie on them, The word spectre means the ghost,and he says it all belongs to the other side,to mean its pulling him to the dark and he don't need the light

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 15th report

    He leido muchas interpretaciones. Algo es perturbador en la letra, y es que habla de que hay un fantasma dentro de si,.. que está en lo profundo de la oscuridad y que no necesita la luz... No creo q debamos cantar como tontos adjudicándonos los estados anímicos de los autores de las canciones que pueden llevarnos a depresiones serias, o aun peor, a estar con espiritualidades como llama la canción " del otro lado".. Ojo con eso.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2021 report

    i think alan walker is talking talking about his girl friend or a girl actually.maybe the broke up or something but he still misses her and their memory.

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  7. Thegohomem
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    Nov 17th 2020 report

    As previously confirmed, Alan Walker is a big DC fan and so the song takes inspiration from the superhero, The Spectre, god's divine spirit of vengence. The song seems to refer how the host is trapped within this spirit with the use of "hello hello" but also how humans as a collective are not amazing people and how they "live, love and lie". The host is compelled to bring justice and so could be in conflict with themselves if they do not want to leave their earthly attatchments.

  8. anonymous
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    May 24th 2020 report

    Its about one sided love. Here ghost is other person who lights inside even when not physically present. It belongs to otherside means other person.

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2020 report

    Get lost in your goal and forget about all this mess.

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2019 report

    We live we love we lie. To me it can mean ma y things the first is to die a loving life, a life of lies, and a fully filled life where we accomplished our dreams. I dont need a light probably means that its the persons place inside of them there mind is probably a dark place.

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2019 report

    We live ,we love,we lie..
    Having an affair to others..
    It is the ghost inside..
    Your in the dark but you don't need a light..your enjoying your love affairs..
    But "lights" represent the truth..

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2019 report

    It's a song about niggas.

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  13. anonymous
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    Feb 27th 2019 report

    I think Alan Walker's song "Spectre" is about feeling lost in life or even without oneself

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2019 report

    I think it’s a song about possession. Illuminati . I love the music though. Do your research before passing judgements.

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  15. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2018 report

    I think it's about someone who is fighting with himself/herself inside his head, and is debating what he could have done differently- nice to meet you, voice inside my head, and also about someone who is suffering from a breakup- can you hear me as i scream your name. He might be describing his relationship- we live, we love, we lie, and how the relationship was impure, but he is suffering without it.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 18th 2018 report

    I think it's about a person who is forever alone

  17. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2018 report

    Its to me about feeling alone lost in this world trying to find a home.we live we love wr lie. Its how existence started out so strong and now is full of lies. We live for love but all we do is lie. And its ok because in the end the only thing that matters is the ghost the being inside that will fade away. So ill be here now to live to love to lie if it brings hope and peace because i found home and its not here.

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 30th 2018 report

    I think it’s kinda about human nature. Especially the “we live we love we lie” line. Sometimes, lies are part of life. For some reason it seems like humans are nothing but blips in time... that’s a bit dark but that’s what I think...

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