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Breaking Benjamin: Failure Meaning


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Song Released: 2015

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Failure Lyrics

Life will come our way,
It has only just begun.
The world will die alone
The frail will fall below.

Time will take our place.
We return it back to one
The calm before the cold,
The long and lonely road.

Look for the light...

  1. anonymous
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    May 15th report

    Life is happening and more to come
    We all will die alone, weak first
    In time all will be forgotten
    As we age we are less active, much like a toddler
    As we age we understand the inevitable
    I keep thinking of good times in my life
    Chased the last of my dreams away
    We all will die
    The darkness after is absolutely nothing
    People will continue to believe
    I keep thinking of good times in my life
    But it's useless, tear it all down.

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2019 report

    It is important to note the key of the music and everything about the song when interpreting lyrics. The happy tone contradicts the sad theme of failure, shedding light to the fact that failure is inevitable. The message is taking failure to tear down the whole of his life (tear the whole world down) which has been failure, then building a foundation for a successful life. He also describes looking for a light to lead him home. This light is the foil to failure, as failure is a darkness that keeps him from home. The light is different among people. I find that light in God. Maybe he did too.

    The whole of this song is overall about change. Whatever was occurring in this person's life was failure, and the tearing of that world down is change.

    Failure is inevitable, defeat is optional. A single failure doesn't constitute defeat. if this wasn't applied, Thomas Edison never would have invented the lightbulb.

    Take this as you will, and I wish you all well in the name of Jesus.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2017 report

    I think this is a positive song that justifies failure in a way. Some of the most famous and successful people in life often have been though the lowest of lows.

    [Tired of feeling lost, tired of letting go.
    Tear the whole world down, tear the whole world down.
    Tired of wasting breath, tired of nothing left.
    Tear the whole world down, tear the whole world down.

    When you reach the bottom, you eventually get tired of being depressed (feeling lost)and tired of doing nothing (wasting breath) and then you get tired of the failure and rectify the situation by doing something to get out of that mess you initially fell into.

    I think I might be wrong about my interpretation but that's honestly how I perceived the song.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2017 report

    My interpretation is that he's talking to God, telling God to tear the world down, it's a failure.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2017 report

    Life will come our way > we can make it...

    It has only just began > ...but we must fight, and this awareness has just begun

    The world wil die alonr > world can die alone, we have our bisiness to take care of

    The frail will fall below > same


    Time'll take our place > time will eat us alive though

    We return it back to one > we'll try to fight it til the end


    Look for the light that leads me home > Trying to find myself

    Tired of feeling Lost, tired of letting go > Had enough of all of this shit I live everyday

    Tear the whole world down > and that's why I'll rip my own life apart

    Failure > I'm a useless human being, a failure...

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 24th 2017 report

    I think the message is saying that it's okay to fail in life.

    "Life will come our way,
    It has only just begun."

    And that life for them (being the one he loves or cares about) will work itself out and become better. It's only just begun... it gets dark before it gets better.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2016 report

    I really don't know what the song means to Breaking Benjamin, but I can relate what it means to me through personal experience. Life can be a juggling act sometimes with work, relationships , and financial responsibilities and we can create impossible obligations for ourselves. I was working three jobs to meet my financial obligations to live in a nicer house, drive a nicer car, and pay for things that I thought were important. I was slowly killing myself as my youth was fleeting. I had everything I thought I could want but happiness and serenity. I lost my job, and struggled to hang onto the things I possessed. Sometimes it's better to let things fall instead of carrying the load and burden of what we have. I failed and had to start over from the beginning. I carried myself through the dark days only to find light at the end of the tunnel. It got worse before it got better, but it was the best thing I ever done. I have much less than I did, but I have serenity and no amount of possessions can pay for that.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2015 report

    Humanity is a failure, a wasted breath. We are destroying ourselves and burying ourselves.

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