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Daughtry: What About Now Meaning

Song Released: 2008

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What About Now Lyrics

Shadows fill an empty heart
As love is fading
From all the things that we are
Are not saying
Can we see beyond the stars
And make it to the dawn?

Change the colors of the sky
And open up to
The ways you made me feel alive,
The ways I...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 19th 2013 report

    This song is about a broken relationship. The more that the guy and the girl are not talking, the more the distance between them increases. The guy is saying that he needs the girl back in his life because she makes him feel alive and makes him all he's meant to be. He says "what if our love never went away, what if it's lost behind words we could never find?" The guy means that he doesn't believe the love will go away and that it's only their silence that is distancing them. He talks about how far they've come and that he'll always be beside the girl. The guy says that they should mend their relationship before it's too late because there's still hope. Since, they've come so far, he says that they shouldn't fear because he'll be right by her and maybe they'll mend their relatioship.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 27th 2013 report

    My interpretation of this song revolves around two people who may have had some kind of connection at one point in time. Maybe for one reason or another one person may have found themselves getting to close to the other and was scared. They found themselves always thinking about the person. Really falling for them completely. They got scared to keep falling for this person and just shut down. Stopped sharing things with them "what if our love was lost behind words we could never find". For what ever reason they were just to scared and put a barrier around themselves.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2020 report

    Loving someone unconditionally but not letting someone in enough to explore the love truly -so it broke down because they were both hurt so bad in previous relationships and can’t trust anymore -

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2019 report

    When u just can’t reach her...just can’t get through...yet still married at 20 yrs...still together but just can’t get through the silence that had taken yrs to form...but I will always be by your side

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2019 report

    Lost my husband in death a year ago. Trying to figure out where a fit in this life without him here I feel this song is him telling me it’s ok to be happy and move forward in this life .

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2017 report

    What if you are making me all that I was meant to be..

    There is nothing to fear for I am right beside you..

    I would not be surprised that if Daughtery felt spiritually led to sing this song... It’s like the song is about a dialogue between him and God

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 14th 2017 report

    If love is truely for the one you miss why do you stay away and never let them know in person how you truely feel stop the shadow act and be visible in life

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2014 report

    He's describing the feelings of being broken hearted.

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 19th 2013 report

    Nice interpretation below. Very accurate I believe.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2012 report

    When you love and care for someone with Alzheimer's you understand about the love that is lost behind the words. You understand the phrase - you making me all that I was meant to be. When you see them slip away a little bit more each day - What about now, What about today - takes on a whole new meaning. You just understand that you have to love all you can today.

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