What does Both of Us mean?

B.o.B.: Both of Us Meaning

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Song Released: 2012

Featuring: Taylor Swift

Both of Us Lyrics

[Taylor Swift - Chorus]
I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us
Ever thought about losing it
When your money’s all gone and you lose your whip
You might...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 1st 2012 !⃝

    I think its about people who are not treated equally, who stand out from the crowd, are bullied, about racism. It's dedicated to those people so they know they're not alone, there are others like them. It's dedicated to those who mistreat people so they know its not going to make them cool. It's about our world.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 31st 2012 !⃝

    This song is about how society is based only on how successful we are but all of us don't have the same skills. so is it fair to judge people on how we look or how wealthy we are? People try to make themselves look more then what they are because being judged unfairly. And then he is showing sympathy for all who have less and if he had the power he would change how society works to make it fair for everyone privileged in circumstance or not.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 8th 2012 !⃝

    Trying to get by and have a family and be happy even if you live in poverty or are bullied or have had a hard past

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2022 !⃝

    This song is a perfect representation of the social ladder of society. People are always judged by what they wear, how much they make, their degrees that they do or don’t have, what they look like, among other variables. Some of these things determine who will hire you, be friends with you, or even who will come near you. As much as we think the world is becoming more accepting, there will always be people (as much as I wish there was never) that want “the good ol’ days” to come back when women were confined to the kitchen, segregation was rife, and poor people were spit on. This song is about people holding each other up, when all people try to do is stomp you down. Underdogs supporting underdogs, we can try to be optimistic, and we can lift each other up. This isn’t the crappy rap you hear now, this is rap with deep lyrics that you can hear and understand, and intertwined with Taylor Swift’s gorgeous vocals, this song depicts the struggle of underdogs, the strength we have, and the support we can give to each other. We can fight to overcome the overlords that are controlling society. Take down the subliminal messaging telling us we aren’t good enough. Talk about mental help. Take down the taboo of mental illnesses. Give to other people who need it. Don’t waste. Be kind. Don’t bully, harm, or hurt another human being. Stand up for what is right. There are good people in this earth, there are amazing people on this earth. Be one of them. Help other people to reach their fullest potential.
    I will be strong
    Enough to lift
    Not one
    But both of us
    Stay safe
    Be kind
    Be the change you want to see in the world.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 17th 2014 !⃝

    I thought this song was about people that don't have as much as others. The people that only care about what they think about themselves. Not how other people judge them. It's a song to tell you to be yourself.

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  6. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2013 !⃝

    I think that this song is about how everything is crumbling around these to people. And one is quickly losing hope, while the other barely has enough hope to hold themselves up such as the verse "I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us." And the other person is scrambling to get more hope to help out the falling one. And is saying hold on cause one day i'll have enough hope for both of us

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2012 !⃝

    I think it's about how we treat others! And that you should try to be who you are and even if it's hard right now someday you will have curage to stand out in the crowd.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2012 !⃝

    What I got out of the song (and this is only my opinion) was that you have to see the bigger picture. It may not look like the hardship will end, you may think that you'll never be happy again, but their is always a light at the end of the tunnel. There will always be someone going through a similar situation. Other people have troubles aswell, we can overcome our problems and work together.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 30th 2012 !⃝

    I thought it was about someone having a depressed/suicidal friend, and that the person wishes (s)he could make his/her friend happy, but isn't strong enough to do that

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 27th 2012 !⃝

    This is about poverty.

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