Alec Benjamin: If I Killed Someone for You Meaning
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If I Killed Someone for You Lyrics
I stare at my reflection, I don't know who I am
Practice my confession in case I take the stand
I'll say I learned my lesson, I'll be a better man
I'm packing up my things and I'm wiping...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 7th 2020 report
So, he is talking about how he was killing himself to be perfect for someone but in the end, didn't realize she wasn't worth it because he was unrecognizable to others.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 8th 2020 report
The song is about how he "killed" his old self to become better for someone else because he felt as in this other person would not like the old Alec Benjamin. Only problem was this person was undeserving of what he did because as it says in the song "I followed your direction, did everything you asked
I hope it makes you happy, 'cause there's just no turning back," which shows that it almost looks like the other person would leave if he didn't completely change himself.
anonymous Jun 14th 2022 report
To the anonymous writer on May 16th who wrote, "Otherwise, he wrote an entire song based on symbolism."
YES, the entire song is based on SYMBOLISM. And at the same time it's also NOT symbolism since music is art and art can be interpreted in more than 1 way.
So the flashing lights and sirens could either be an ambulance OR the popo's since he also hurt himself. And his disguise could be his own blood which is why she didn't recognize him.
Point being, this is what makes the song so great other than the beautiful vocals and harmonies - it's up for different interpretations!
And yes, it's a VERY DEEP song. Hope everyone loves it as much as I do.
Peace & Love from Northern NY - tcb
anonymous May 16th 2022 report
I think most of you are being "too deep". Although I agree that he killed his old self for her, I believe he killed someone else as well. Otherwise, he wrote an entire song based on symbolism.
Washing blood off his clothes and wiping down the walls. Hearing sirens. Practicing his confession, in case he takes the stand.
So again, I feel he killed someone for her, and killed who he used to be in the process.
anonymous Aug 18th 2021 report
I also think it's about changing who you were in the past and being a complete different person, since you thought that whoever you loved would not like the old you and everything feels like it was worth it. It's basically about changing yourself because you thought your old self is not that compatible with whom you love so that who you love will also love you back the same way since your now a complete different person and your past self has been "killed".
anonymous May 7th 2021 report
i actually love the song especially it somehow reminds me of Cross sans being a Yandere For his "Lover" (Dream sans) the song makes me wanna actually sing this and get inspired from it
anonymous Mar 15th 2021 report
I feel like this is basically about how he forced himself to change so that he could be perfect for someone he loved.
anonymous Feb 22nd 2021 report
I think the same as you.It's about someone killing their true self for someone to love him or her.But actually he has something to change still.
anonymous Dec 16th 2020 report
In my opinion, this song is about a teenager or adult who would do anything for the one he loves. And if the person wants the teen/adult to kill someone for them they will. And the person asks the teen/adult to kill someone, but he does, so that's why in the song it says "Would you love me more? If I killed someone for you? Would you hold my hand? The same one that I used when I killed someone for you"
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