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Song Released: 2014

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Paper Crown Lyrics

A paper crown
And a heart made of glass
A tattered gown
And her kingdom of ash
She walks alone
She can never look back
The story of a queen whose castle has fallen to the sea
She'll make it out
But she's never the same
She's lookin'...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 24th 2020 report

    A girl who isolated themselves from everyone never letting anyone in, but then a boy tries to get in and save her from the cage she made for herself. In the end, he fails and she continues to isolate herself.


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    Jul 17th 2020 report

    What it means by her building her walls too high, it's like her closing out people from her life or distancing herself so she can't get close to others. The boy tried to get through to her, but in the end it didn't work and she crumbled down in what she trapped herself in. Course, I only watched this like once but I think this is how it is.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 8th 2021 report

    i always thought this song was about the Statue of Liberty witnessing 9/11. The talk about ash and flames and not being able to do anything, how the Statue survived the attacks and how the towers were very tall and recognisable (like a wall). It would also fit because the Statue of Liberty has the appearance of a queen, and as a symbol of NYC and America, would not be the same after 9/11.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 29th report

    My favourite song by Alec :)
    I really love the song and the meaning.the thing I like about it the most is the music video it's different and fun to listen to.its a real sleeper and deserves more recondition

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 24th report

    This song is about a girl who has insecurities and doesn't think anyone could ever love her for them, so she builds a castle. No one will come to save/love her because she "built her walls too high, " meaning she blocked everyone out. One thing I don't understand though is the part about how her "castle has fallen to the sea" that part is confusing as to why it is in there and it doesn't talk about it very much, but I think it might be that part that it's trying to say no one will save her from the castle that fell.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 16th report

    I think the song is about a girl who had her heart broken so she builds her walls up and someone brings them crashing down and her scars are visible to everyone who looks and she feels as if nobody loves her because of them.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2021 report

    I think is about a girl who is insecure and thinks no one will love or like her so she builds a castle or walls around her self and when a boy did like or love her she could not see it. And it broke the boys heart

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2020 report

    This Song represents someone or maybe some girl that made a wall, from everyone so that no one can enter her life, either friendship or even love relationship

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2020 report

    This song represents someone that you've dreamed of, like a singer or an actor, but they ended up doing bad things you didn't expect them to do, ex: doing drugs.

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