Creed: Six Feet From the Edge Meaning
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Six Feet From the Edge Lyrics
I'm holding on to all I think is safe
It seems I found the road to nowhere
And I'm trying to escape
I yelled back when I heard thunder
But I'm down to one last breath
And with it let me say
anonymous May 22nd, 2008 5:21pm report
The main reason I like it a subtle message in the lyrics about the inevitability of death and that we all will face it. The song is very religious with references to “Him” meaning god. I think that the song is about a man who is on his deathbed and is trying to stay alive. He is holding on to his loved ones and memories trying to escape, but he down to “one last breath”. Being “six feet from the edge” could refer to how people are usually buried six feet beneath the earth. At the middle point of the song he faces his death and accepts it, saying that he is “ reflecting on his mistakes” and has “found a road to somewhere, somewhere in His grace.” With his one last breath, he holds on and remembers what he has loved about his life.
"I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking, maybe six feet aint so far down."
This song, I think, is about commiting suicide by probably jumping off a building. (6 feet from the edge)
"Maybe 6 feet aint so far down" meaning that when you are buried, 6 feet deep. The guy is looking at it like maybe death aint so bad.
I dunno-- that's my interpretation
anonymous Oct 14th, 10:52am report
I think this is about recovery. The way you recover from addiction is to bottom out in your life. Suicide is a very big part of your thinking in this process. Some make it, others don't. God saves...
anonymous May 28th, 2017 5:32am report
The song is clearly about "the falling man" on 9/11. It came out 6 months after the attack and that is all anyone was thinking of during that time. His position in the video is the exact as the man jumping from the building. The cloud of debris coming down the street is the same. He's talking about the man's last thoughts before he has to jump.
anonymous Jan 23rd, 2013 1:33pm report
I think the song is about that very last breath which people are unable to get despite looking for it in someone he always wished to live ..the man is unable to let go of his own prison of choice..so he calls for love to come and heaven to help him get that what he always wished and wanted..but then he still hopelessly holding on to his own ...he feels the death is near and regrets of his mistakes of not living life at fullest and happiest..six feet down to death ,end of his life and he is still not decided and metaphor is as if he is jumping off roof the roof to kill himself slowly.
anonymous Sep 24th, 2012 9:32pm report
"Please come now, I think I'm falling"
The singer is crying out to Christ to come in the last few moments before he dies. He's asking Jesus to "Hold me now" and realizes that death isn't so bad, that with Christ he has eternal life.
"I yelled back when I heard thunder"
The thunder is God's voice of judgement. But with His amazing grace, it's not too late in this life to cry out for forgiveness.
anonymous May 13th, 2012 5:32am report
I've always thought this song was about death and dying, or perhaps even suicide.
However, what if he's trying not to fall in love (again) perhaps he's been hurt before and he's afraid of it again. However, for the reasons he's falling in love again, he realises the only reason he's that close is because he's already there?
I say this because, I've had this same problem.
anonymous Jun 28th, 2011 6:28pm report
I think it talk about the flesh dying and being born again in Christ with the holy spirit. Like in John 3:3-7. He is having a hard time letting go of the sins of the flesh because it so natural and easy to sin verse walking in the spirit. You have to die and the old self be buried and got. It sounds like he think about accepting Christ and looking back on what he has done. And he knows that Christ will save him and accept him into his arms, and he knows with Jesus he is save.
anonymous Jun 14th, 2011 6:01pm report
This song to me means that he was looking into committing suicide and was having absolutely no regrets for the action.
anonymous Nov 21st, 2010 11:36pm report
This is about lifes decisions and how he has made some bad ones. He cant believe he is where he is at and realizes God is busy. He knows he is close to his decision to end it all. He is in his mind asking God to save him, wrap him in his arms and save him. Its his last ditch effort down to his last breath before he takes his life and knowing its only 6 ft down and he could be with God, where he is safe
anonymous Oct 4th, 2010 10:35pm report
By the way this is called "One Last Breath" and My understanding of the lyrics mean this person is "6 feet from the edge" so to speak, meaning he is this close to giving up,the edge being, the not so desired path,and thinking its not so far away, that he is that close, and then goes on to ask Heaven to save him, "Hold me now!" Im about ready to give up! Because he knows right from wrong and everything in him wants to do what is right....but doing whats wrong is so close & easy...Fight for what you know is right!
anonymous Sep 20th, 2010 9:48am report
my god!! i read the first few. dumb.
I'm looking down now that it's over
Reflecting on all of my mistakes
I thought I found the road to somewhere
Somewhere in His grace
I cried out heaven save me
But I'm down to one last breath
And with it let me say
Let me say
the guy is saying that he did a lot of sins. lost his way. and now hes asking God to forgive him and stop him from falling over to insanity. and that line... AND I STILL BELIEVE THERE'S SOMETHING THERE FOR YOU AND ME. means that he thinks that he can correct his ways and life a life of faith and belief.
BTW1. creed is a christian band.
BTW2. this song is called ONE LAST BREATH!!
anonymous Aug 14th, 2010 8:34pm report
I do not agree that it is about suicide. I think it is can be about a person who is realizing that living for this world ends to nowhere. He is 'trying to escape' by seeking God. He is becoming aware of the reality that God is a begining, not an end (dying to his old self, but mentioning that 6 feet down (death) is not always down (i.e Heaven). Then he feels there's something (a new life) left for him. I feel that it is a deeply religous song about 1 person finding God, but also a metaphor for hope...when everything seems to be at the end, that God can give the hopeless renewal.
anonymous Jun 10th, 2010 6:46am report
you all are all wrong. yes he's talking about committing suicide and he's talking to god. but he also says "kuz i still believe there's something left for you and me.." he's just been left or dumped. and he's saying he doesn't want to go on if she's not there anymore. like maybe death isn't so bad. "maybe six feet ain't so far down". he's angry and he's tlking to god, like take me now, it's not so bad, and it's probably better than this. my interpretation.
anonymous May 27th, 2010 5:50pm report
i can relate to this song so my interpretation is that he left his girlfriend or she left him. And he realizes he needs her and if she wont be with him he will either die of grief or suicide. And he feels suicide is the best option, but after his damage is done he realizes that he can still get her back and is praying for a second chance at life and hopes that she comes back for him while he is lying there dieing. And when she doesn't come he knows she doesn't care and in the end he just wants to lay there and die.
anonymous May 23rd, 2010 5:35am report
The song obviously has to do with god, because in poetry, poets can change capitalization and such to make things more obvious. This is capitalized to mean god in the first paragraph. Obviously, this song is related to some sort of higher power.
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