David Guetta: Titanium Meaning
Song Released: 2011
Covered By: Jasmine Thompson (2013)
You shout it out
But I can't hear a word you say
I'm talking loud not saying much
I'm criticized but all your bullets ricochet
You shoot me down, but I get up
I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire...
anonymous Mar 8th, 2012 3:16pm report
I think its about how hes been bullied and put down so he had enough. He looks like he let out so much anger that it created his supernatural powers to come running to him. He then freaks out the school and tries to find somewhere he can be safe and himself without being judged. The first place anyone would think of is home. But when he sees the news report he realises hes in even more trouble because the human race does not like anything different, we are scared of it and so send in the army and whatever. He then realises he is on his own but will be bulletproof & unharmed by the bullies/army/ the people who are scared of the unexplainable. He runs away but remains unharmed because his supernatural powers saved him. I think overall it says that humans are scared of difference and that if that difference causes someone trouble, someday they will overcome it and become better then everyone. Sorry its so lenthy xx
anonymous Feb 8th, 2012 2:19pm report
from listening to the lyrics for a good while and the official video i have come up with this
it is about a kid, to be honest he is a bit goofy looking and therefor he most likely isnt very popular at school its sad but thats how it is he then makes somehting happen at school which freaks everyone out. when hes riding his bike it makes it look like hes going fast and he cant be stopped and he also passes that rather large women who again most people would laugh at the idea of her jogging but shes showing them just like the boy is doing all along. when the army get involved that just shows how humans treat anyhthing different or a threat.
the song is about no matter who you are you can achieve anything and you can be whoever and whatever you want and always keep going. there is always inner strength even when the game is up.
anonymous Feb 20th, 2012 2:03pm report
Never be afraid to show who you are, stand up to anyone, from bullies to gunmen! The official video shows a boy who blew up his school and is going to be shot for doing so, but he stands up and is 'Titanium', so no-one can beat him down.
Sounds cheesy, but is true. Hope you like it!
All_About_Dat_Flame Nov 13th, 11:21pm report
As most of us know Titanium is a strong metal where as it as used to describe how the person deflects insults in this song. " you shout it out but I can't hear a word you say" means how this person ignores these insults. " fire away" is ment to recognize how this person has began to get used to these insults and where as they push them to continue saying these insults( they obviously have been going on a long time ). Finally " sicks and stones may break my bones" we all know that saying but... ( grabs dictionary and hits random jerk ) they still can hurt mentally or physically so this person has been hurt by these insults before.
anonymous Oct 9th, 10:53am report
I think this is about a child with autism or some form of a disability that hinders his/her speech, and so they can't speak out as they would like. They've also been so used to being singled out for this and looked down upon that they "can't hear a word you say". This may also refer to them being yelled at but not being able to understand the message as well as others or being distracted as most autistic people are. And "talking loud not saying much" refers to them talking and communicating In other ways than just speaking and it speaks volumes. "But it's you who has further to fall" is speaking out against the bullies and how they're the ones who are going to have a hard life, even more so than the ones with the disability because of how ruthless they are. This is how I always took the lyrics but regardless of the meaning it's an amazing touching song.
anonymous Aug 13th, 2014 8:11am report
The whole theme through the song is that the person telling the story is done being cut down by people's words and actions.
"You shout it out, but I can't hear a word you say"
It's not that the narrator is saying he can't hear, he has become so used to the things said about him that he has grown numb to the insults and the pain.
he has realized now, probably growing older, that he has nothing more to fear. "Sticks and stones may break my bones". That the voices that once tore him down can't hurt him anymore.
Since he has realized that he is no longer able to be hurt by their words, it becomes clear to him that he is in a way invincible.
From a writer's standpoint I don't think that he's actually claiming some sort of supernatural power. I actually think of the ending is much more sad than that.Because even though he may be bulletproof I think that he's only bulletproof because he's been beaten so much that he has built a resistance to the pain that once haunted him.
further more "I'm talking loud not saying much" means that he has already been convinced that his opinion is not going to change anything. "Fire away fire away" not only is he no longer afraid he has begun to accept it.
anonymous Aug 3rd, 2014 8:58pm report
i wrote this song in my book and when i wrote it i relised the meaning so this is what i wrote straght(with a cuople of touch ups lol) from my story:
i think i understand the meaning / message its that "words may never hurt me" reasons why
1. you know the the saying " stick and stone's may break my bones but words may never hurt me" the got that in there but the toke out the " but words will never hurt me " so its a indirct message (wow i learned something in english yay lol)
2. "you shoot me down but i wont fall" when they says "you shoot me down" i think there calling names or like your ugly or fat things like that and when they say "but i won't fall" so they are saying this won't hurt me it won't make me feel bad about the way i look
3. "i am titanium" so that im guess im is a metphor saying she's like titanium that nothing can hurt her
4." Fire away, fire away " shes saing fire the insalts cause agian they won't hurt me
wow i don't know where that came from i give props to my to engish teacher other wise i wont have known any of this lol
anonymous Jul 11th, 2014 7:14pm report
I think its telling you that no one can push you
around and tell you what to doand stand up infront of bullies and i think no one can change who you are. Just be yourself and don't get juged who you are also peoplr are afraid of peopke who are not the same and the army is like affraid of supernatural people and i think all peopke have the right to be what they want to be and who they want to be and nobody can juge that:)
anonymous Jun 15th, 2014 6:04am report
When someone continually uses you, steps on you, insults you...yet still expects you to keep on giving your best. And when you finally crack and run and have no more to give...then there is nothing left for them to take. They have shot you down, but you blew them up. Revenge,
anonymous Jun 6th, 2014 6:50pm report
the song is not about david guetta…he jacked the lyrics from a girl in a coffee shop way back when…he is a bully and a thief and a talentless hack…..if any of you knew him you would know….
anonymous May 29th, 2014 5:00am report
I think it means no matter what's said you just don't care anymore. You're going to do your best and that's the best you can do. To thine own self be true no matter what anyone says.
anonymous May 23rd, 2014 5:14am report
I think that this song is about standing up to something/someone that is hurting you or affecting you in a negative way. It could be a person making you feel like you are worthless, and then you standing up for yourself, because the main lyrics are
"You shoot me down, but I won't fall, I am Titanium!"
This shows that the person being antagonized or abused or hurt is being strong. The person is thinking that he/she doesn't care what the other person has to say about him/her.
"I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose, fire away, fire away"
This phrase means that he/she is basically immune to all of the bullying, she/he's not letting the words get to him/her, the person is basically like "Keep trying to hurt me, It's not gonna work, y'know!"
The main idea of this song, in my opinion, is standing up to a fear, or a mean person.
anonymous Jan 12th, 2014 1:10am report
For me this is all about resiliency. Being strong no matter what struggle may come across.
anonymous Nov 5th, 2013 11:53am report
There are many complications in life that you must fight through. Once somebody has been picked on an excessive amount of times, they lash out in some way. this song shows a boy who had to lash out violently, because he had so much anger built up inside of him. You have to live your own life and stay strong no matter what other people are telling you.
anonymous Sep 9th, 2013 9:02am report
bullet proof and nothing to lose, fire away.
this is a song about some1 who finds in himself extraordinary strength. tired of being shot at, declares himself bullet proof. he has taken more than enough so now he has nothing to loose, he has a thick skin-titanium. its a lesson to us all in fact. when people put you down, they think they're hurting you but in actual fact, they are making you stronger
anonymous Sep 8th, 2013 9:20am report
The song is about this boy who was bullied,seen as weird,some supernatural creature however not intimidated by the haters and it was about showing them what he is made of, would never be defeated,not afraid of what they did.No matter how much they hate him,he is fine,still carry on with life.It was like 'come on,whether you hate me or not,i am strong enough to overcome.'That was a wonderful song and i love it
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