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Breaking Benjamin: Polyamorous Meaning

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Song Released: 2002


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Let's go
The day has come to an end
The sun is over my head
My polyamorous friend
he got me in a mess of trouble again

[Chorus:]
So
Just when you think that you're all right
I'm calling out from the inside
I never heard anyone
I never...

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    erinw88
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    Jun 7th, 2007 6:01am report


    No no no. The word means to have more than one caring, meaningful relationship where all people involved are completely knowledgeable of one another. I don't know what the meaning song is, but according to the definition, it can't have anything to do with problems arising because someone found out about the other relationship.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 9th, 2017 8:11am report


    It's possible to be in love with two people at The same time when you're in a polyamorous relationship. You don't love one more than the other but feel an equal love for everyone involved. It is a crazy lifestyle like someone else commented. Not my cup of tea either.

    [I never hurt anyone, I never listen at all, well How do you know, How do you know]
    I think there's selfdoubt, guilt, and confusion that the guy is feeling. [The cloud is over my head]

    [My polyamorous friend got me in a mess of trouble again] He might be in love with two people but maybe he's living a double life and one of the girls he's with doesn't know he's polyamorous so she calls it cheating. Maybe his family is having an intervention for him because of his actions. I really don't know.

    The song is hard to decipher but it's still great.



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    anonymous
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    May 8th, 2017 5:37am report


    Polyamorous is immoral. Definitely create lots of sexually transmitted diseases among those males and females involved.

    Crazy life for those who live this kind of lifestyle.

    It's not my cup of tea.

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    anonymous
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    May 8th, 2017 5:21am report


    I watched the music video. I think the girl he likes is also dating another girl, but she also likes him. He might be polyamorous too... but finds it wrong at times. Polyamorous means to be in a relationship with multiple people. You have to be able to put aside any jealousy and have a lot of trust and honesty in those types of relationships. Love the song.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2013 3:41pm report


    Actually guys I honestly think this song isn't about sex. It could be about drugs or drinking but I doubt it. "Polyamorus" many or multiple. It is for this reason that I think that the meaning is multiple personalities.
    "Let's GO!!!"
    Is refering to Ben's original personality getting taken over by Ben's second(I'll refer to it as his Polyamorus side)personality.
    "The day has come to an end
    The sun is over my head"
    This is Ben's original personality talking. Ben is basically saying the day has been good.
    "My Polyamorus friend
    You got me in a mess of trouble again"
    Originally, Ben's original personality is good, outgoing, friendly eccetra. While the Polyamorus side is confrontational, angry a bad personality and has gotten Ben into some trouble.
    "So..
    Just when you think that you're alright
    I'm crawling out from the inside"
    This is the Polyamorus side talking. Just when Ben thinks he has control, the Polyamorus side comes back.
    "I never hurt anyone
    I never listen at all"
    The Polyamorus side is saying he should be in control. It is delusuional though, by saying it never hurts anyone when really it never listens and takes control anyway. Hurting people.
    "The day has come to an end
    This cloud is over my head"
    The cloud, I think, says that Ben had a bad day. At the same time, I think it also says Ben's family and friends planned an intervention to give him treatment for his multiple personality syndrome
    "My Polyamorus friend
    You got me in a mess of trouble again"
    Once again, Ben's original "side" is talking about the pesky Polyamorus side.
    "So..
    Just when you think that you're alright
    I'm crawling out from the inside
    I never hurt anyone
    I never listen at all"
    Described above ^.^
    "Just stay away from the White Light
    I'll tell you what side is your best side!
    I never hurt anyone
    I never listen at all"
    White light I think is refering to the intervention. Stay away, the Polyamorous side says. Also, the Polyamorous side says he will convice the original Ben which side is the correct Ben.
    "Well how do you know?" (x4)
    I think the line, and the reason is repeated is because Ben's orignal side is asking himself if he truely knows which side is his "best side." Simultaniously, the Polyamorous side is asking Ben's original side if he knows who he really is.
    (Chorus explained above)
    "Let's GO!!!!"
    Ben decides who he really is and boots the Polyamours side out. He is tired of the Polyamorous side always hurting the people he cares about.
    In summary, I think "Polyamorous" is about finding a person's true self and it's about multiple personalities. It could also be about drugs and alcohol but I think this is the main meaning. I am fairly certain however, it is NOT about sex.
    The good thing about Breaking Benjamin songs is that they are always multiple meaninged. So I could be wrong. An awesome song.



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    Naomers
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    Jan 18th, 2013 1:24pm report


    Polyamorous
    Part of Speech: adj
    Definition: pertaining to participation in multiple and simultaneous loving or sexual relationships
    (From www.dictionary.com)

    So, it is about sex. But not just that. If you looked at the lyrics, it doesn't involve that many sexual terms, other than the word "polyamorous."

    "My polyamorous friend
    he got me in a mess of trouble again."
    It could mean that the narrator has a friend who likes to maintain multiple sexual relationships. It could be a he, or a she. The narrator could be bi/gay. Sometimes people refer to "he" as a she, although I'm not sure why. And this is getting really off-track. Anyways, his friend is polyamorous. And he got him "in a mess of trouble again." This has happened more than once, obviously. This friend could already have a deep, meaningful relationship. His/her partner found out. And that's when "I never heard anyone I never listen at all" jumps in. The narrator doesn't care what the partner says. Or, it's saying that he didn't know that his friend was already in a relationship. Maybe even both.

    For me, I like to do interpret lyrics line by line. If you don't want to read ALL OF THIS, then...read the summation.

    Let's go
    The day has come to an end
    The sun is over my head
    My polyamorous friend
    he got me in a mess of trouble again

    "Let's go" have some polyamorous fun at night. "The day has come to an end" and the next line, it's indicating the night and a fault, guilt, blame for participating in a polyamorous activity. And...his friend (it says he, but it still could be a she. Or the narrator could be bi/gay, as I said before) forced or persuaded him to join in on...you know. The "mess of trouble" was mentioned before, along with the rest, and it will be mentioned again.

    So
    Just when you think that you're all right
    I'm calling out from the inside
    I never heard anyone
    I never listen at all

    I'm pretty sure that the song is about his friend being polyamorous. And his friend is stuck up, thinking he's "all right." These could be wrong lyrics, having it "Just when you think that you're alright." I'm not sure. So, his friend is stuck up. Perhaps this means that he's polyamorous because he thinks he/she thinks he can get all the ladies with his looks...or whatever. Or it means that his friend thinks he likes it, yet sex is addicting and once the narrator is asked, there's no refusal. It could be slowly killing him inside.

    They've come to get me again
    The cloud is over my head
    My polyamorous friend
    he got me in a mess of trouble again

    They've come to get him again. His friend has dragged him into the same issue again. Again he is tricked.

    Just stay away from the white light
    I'd say your worst side's your best side
    I never heard anyone
    I never listen at all

    I'm not really sure what a white light would represent. But his friend's worst side is his best side, he has a bad temper and I guess he forges his way to get whatever he wants. Oh. We didn't know if he was being forced or persuaded, didn't we? Now we do. His friend wants him to do this, so he forces him. Sex begins to become addicting...and now there's no refusing, as I said before.

    Well how do you know? x4

    Translating to "Well, how do you know this is bringing so much guilt and blame on my head, how do you know this is slowly killing me inside?"

    Final summation:
    A man is involved in a few forced polyamorous activities. It brings guilt and shame to him and it's slowly killing him, but the sex is addicting and he doesn't want his friend to get upset.

    Sorry if there's a few mistakes. I'm too lazy to revise this submission. Also, I love the way Ben says "polyamorous." Thanks for reading!



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    anonymous
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    Dec 1st, 2012 12:13pm report


    His friend had a lot of lovers, got found out and then ridiculed. He, being one of the lovers, curses the world in general for being so against there way, and questions how they would know anything, implying that one has to try something to know how it truly is.
    He endears his polyamorous friend throughout the song, in a way which may be an implication that even if the friend gets him in trouble oh-so-many times, he will still forgive him. (and then get into the same trouble all over again)
    Also is very obvious that their preferences gets them in trouble every now and then.
    The only other interpretation I could get from the song video is... That he Is smokin' HOT!



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    anonymous
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    Aug 18th, 2012 8:33am report


    My Boyfriend and I were talking for two days then I asked him the next day why he hasn't texted me and he said he was "BUSY."
    I don't know but I think he might be Polyamorous.

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    anonymous
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    Mar 1st, 2012 3:25am report


    he said in an interview with some publication that he got the idea for this song from an old MTV show called "Between the sheets" well i think it was called that. i maybe wrong but that's the round about idea behind it.



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    chaoschick
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    Sep 25th, 2011 9:58am report


    This song is about the insane.

    Listen to the actual music in the song. is it just me, or does it sound kinda childish? not stupid, but... i don't know.

    'Just when you think that you're all right
    I'm calling out from the inside
    I never hurt anyone
    I never listen at all'

    It almost sounds as if he has a multiple personality, at times he thinks he is alright, but he isn't. He dosn't hurt anyone, but he can't stop.

    'they've come to get me again
    The cloud is over my head
    My polyamorous friend
    You got me in a mess of trouble again'

    He might have some strange form of sex addiction, something that caused HUGE trouble for him. 'They' could refer to some sort of athority figure. In his mind, he didn't hurt anyone, but he actually did.


    'Just stay away from the white light
    I'd say your worst side's your best side
    I never hurt anyone
    I never listen at all'

    White light is always associated with death in my mind. His worst side is his best because he literally lets himself go.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 4th, 2011 4:23am report


    Breaking Benjamin write music a little more meaningful than being about a penis. Get real. The song has nothing to do with that.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 11th, 2010 11:27pm report


    He is clearly talking about his fuck buddy she got him into trouble again. He says your worst side your best side he is talking about having sex and he likes that's she wild and dirty!!

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    anonymous
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    Nov 11th, 2010 11:23pm report


    I am a huge fan of bb and there lyrics are the best I've ever heard and I think he is clearly talking about his fuck buddy and how she got him in to trouble again. He don't mean to but he just can t help it that what he is saying when he says I never hurt anyone, and her worst sides her best side talking about fucking and being bad.

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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 2010 8:35pm report


    I believe that all of Breaking Benjamin's music is very spiritual. Not Christian rock but the acknowledgement of a soul, good, evil, and recognizing that sometimes it is hard to tell the difference. Sometimes the evil can appear to be good and sometimes the good can appear to be evil. By the definition of "Polyamorous" it suggests his knowing and willing personal relationship with higher beings both good and evil. All three involved, including himself, are all aware of the others existence, making it a Polyamorous relationship.



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    anonymous
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    May 31st, 2010 5:47am report


    "The day has come to an end, the sun is over my head"--- means that its morning/noon, he has been up all night, doing what he shouldn't, hence "my polyamorous friend, you got me in a mess of trouble again."



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    anonymous
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    Mar 19th, 2010 3:43pm report


    Well.. The lyrics here are wrong, if you have the album "Saturate" the lyrics are "calling out from the inside" and "never heard anyone"
    Polyamorous means to have a relationship with more then one person and in thwe music video they show that and they also show the band spying on some "Polyamorous" couples.
    So.

    "Let's Go!"

    He just wnats to get done with having sex

    "The day has come to an end,
    The sun is over my head"
    The day is over, it's night.

    The sun is over he's head proably means that he feels "hot" and "warm" and ready to have sex.

    "My polyamorous friend,
    You got me in a mess of toruble again"

    Hes "Poly" friend has made him somehow unable to controll he's horny feeling.. furhter information coming now.

    "So,
    Just when you think that you're alright,
    I'm calling out from the inside,
    I never heard anyone,
    I never listen at all"

    Now he is being.. well, sick to the girls, they are proably all having sex with him and when he gets caught" proably by he's gf" he's excuse is "I never heard anyone, I never listen at all"

    "They come to get me again,
    The cloud is over my head"

    Hes poly friends wants him again, and now it feels like he's own storm is over him again.

    "Just stay away from the white light,
    I'd say your worst sides your best side"

    He wants them to stay away from him "He is the white light". And he's Poly friends worst sides makes more please but it is more "perverted"

    "Well how do you know?"

    Well that is just Ben "the singer" asking people how they would know that their friends ait Polys..
    I know that I made this song look very silly and sexual but that's just what I think it's about..
    Amen



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