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 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 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 Sep 25th, 9:29am report
I think it is showing the journey through experiencing trauma and the story shown is a metaphor. At the start the kids sitting small and alone among tatters while the teacher looks scared and doesnt understand what the kid is feeling then she closes the door. The kid wanders for a bit, finds an exit and leaves feeling scared and exposed. The kid then jumps on a bike and gets to their home, their safe place as quick as possible until the threat finds them there. The kid accepts life has changed, throws away the teddy, the last of childhood innocence, grabs only what they need knowing theres no going back and busts through a very tough door. Acceptance. The kid runs through many scary and unfamiliar places alone while still being chased. Eventually it catches up with the kid and is a very chaotic and confronting moment as everything falls on the kid at once. They fully break (the beginning treatment) then they explode with strength and blow away what has been chasing them for so long. The lyrics: talking loud, not saying much, cant hear a word you say. Trauma can create a brain fog directly after. Its like being underwater. People talk and say things but the disassociation from the real world can in a way mute those trying to help. Sticks and stones break bones, Im bullet proof, I am titanium could be a way of telling the world they just cant touch you because youve overcome so much that now youre as strong and unbreakable as titanium.
anonymous Jul 1st, 7:11pm report
When I wrote the song with David he used the mixer for the dj but I’m being good this year but Jonas brothers are going to write that song to my record but it’s so good to record that song it holds that note and try to sing sias part. She’s such amazing talented young lady, I love her, she’s so inspiring. But her husband is closer to home and also Austria is about 26 miles from Virginia.
anonymous May 30th, 5:51am report
I think for terrifying to face something that we’re closer toward the scary parts. But someone isn’t going to protect me. Accept Jonah. He doesn’t fear of anything of any scary sound. But it made him scared but his brother is there.
anonymous Jul 14th, 2018 7:38am report
I think this song reminds me of my personal friend Christian, I have a lot of friends at Christiansburg their names are, Anna, Christian, Gillian, and Elijah. I love you guys?
anonymous Mar 6th, 2018 3:51pm report
I think i
T is about a someone that just feels like they want to die so he is telling this person whith a gun that it woldn't matter if he shooted him.If you want to die that wold just be ending the pain like getting shot wold heal you.
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anonymous Aug 24th, 2017 8:46am report
When you have 'inner peace' within, nothing can harm you!
anonymous Jan 22nd, 2017 1:19pm report
I think titanium is about maybe a shooting at a school . think this because when they say "talking loud not saying much" it means the screams of all the kids being shot because when you scream you are talking loud but not saying much.Also I think when they say "I'm bullet proof nothing to loose fire away fire away I am titanium stone hard machine gun firing at the ones who run" it means that the souls of the kids will live on forever even though the bodies are dead.But hey I could be wrong you guys have great conspireses are great to!
anonymous Aug 25th, 2016 8:56pm report
Very amazing song definitely gonna sing this song in front of my family x ❤️.
anonymous Jul 19th, 2016 7:35am report
You have to be yourself no matter what others say about you...because your story depends on you not them.
anonymous May 29th, 2016 5:28pm report
This nigga is makin stuff up.
anonymous Sep 26th, 2015 9:14am report
Shows the impression of being bold and happy.
anonymous Apr 6th, 2015 4:43am report
this song means no matter how a person try to ignore the bullying, tries to be strong against the entire system like the "school" he/she may be comforting the Self into Denial that no one is really made of Titanium as a human being interconnected wt reality-force but bullying&mobbing issues must be taken up and be dealt with by the entire human force.. the parents, teachers and full Awareness amongst students be injected! After all, bullying is not justified! If evryone will be involved to stop bullying, One wont be forced to run away, be insulted all time and be outcasted helplessly! One wont be feeling like Titanium from the abuses etc! The lesson is: problem wt students cannot be fired up by having the army involved (young students, wt or wto behavioral deficieny!) as this actually worsen&crashes evrything! The armies are the weakest force as their only job is to arrest&shoot! Parents&Teachers, get involved.. before its too late! beautiful song!❤️
All_About_Dat_Flame Nov 13th, 2014 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, 2014 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.
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