What does Spectre mean?

Alan Walker: Spectre Meaning

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Album cover for Spectre album cover

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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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Sep 13th 2019 !⃝

    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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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2019 !⃝

    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!

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2019 !⃝

    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.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 19th !⃝

    I think this is a song about sadness, this might not be true, i think its about sadness because:

    # Is this the place I call home? #

    That means somethings different, or hes cobfused, maybe his paerents are dead on the floor, or gone, this is a very dark topic but this is my opinion

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 5th !⃝

    I think about death. Every time I see this song as when it says there’s a ghost inside me it sounds like a morse code like we live we love we lie is we live we love we die

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 30th !⃝

    Hitler did nothing wrong. Jews don’t matter, they don’t deserve to be considered humans. Slavery is a good thing, the skin colour of the people decides whether they deserve rights or not. That is why hitler did nothing wrong.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2023 !⃝

    I love this song and I'm a big fan of Alan Walker
    In my understanding of the song titled Spectre
    It's kind of a message from someone doing things and still no one notices them they take care of people while no one takes care of them check use yourself and for example, you don't listen to this music when you're fully energized you listen to them while feeling depressed you put it on repeat and after long time of listening you off it and feel happy why cause you've realized that no matter what you can't change nothing
    We live We love We lie meaning that no one is perfect we all have that dark side creeping deep down inside of us

    And another explanation is about the relationship (heartbreak) not expecting the event that must have happened to the singer
    It's just like confessing love happily and you later get a negative outcome

    The song is nowhere related to death from my own understanding


  8. yayadelavigne86
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    Feb 25th 2022 !⃝

    I think this tells about himself before he have to join Illuminati ..

    The Other Side Means The Lucifer ..

    And he said hello hello to here side ( world that he have his family and loves one )

    But he had to go to the other side to have a big chance for what he ve got today

    # Deep in the dark I don't need the light
    There's a ghost inside me
    It all belongs to the other side #

    That's mean part of himself belongs to the Lucifer Department (Illuminati)



  9. anonymous
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    Aug 27th 2021 !⃝

    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

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  10. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2021 !⃝

    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.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2021 !⃝

    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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  12. Thegohomem
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    Nov 17th 2020 !⃝

    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.

  13. anonymous
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    May 24th 2020 !⃝

    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.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2020 !⃝

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

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 25th 2019 !⃝

    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.

  16. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2019 !⃝

    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..

  17. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2019 !⃝

    It's a song about niggas.

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  18. anonymous
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    Feb 27th 2019 !⃝

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

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