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 May 7th, 2012 5:40pm report
I think the song means no matter who you are, you can do amazing things my freind had me listen to this song one day after a couple of girls had made fun of me, it reminded me that i am strong, i am beautiful and i am amazing. so they next day when they would call me names i just sang in my head "shoot me down and i won't fall, i am titanium" i now know that i can just block them out the same with this kid i reallt think this about bullying and i love the song it showed n=me that no matter what i won't fall. I AM TITANIUM. And i CANNOT be stopped EVER. so don't you dare tear me down.
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 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, 3:01pm report
When I wrote the song it should be a duet but I asked David to come and sing with me it will be like fun to taught him to use my instruments and we’re so lucky to have him as a writer, he had great voice and amazing songwriter, and he wrote this song and send it to Ben, and obviously we’re going to have the song finished by the time we’ve been heard and we’re glad that David came and we’re going to the beach with Ben and I we will have fun and write our songs and starting performing together it’s like summer vacation it’s our first summer vacation together, that’s why we deciding to go the beach and have fun.
anonymous Dec 29th, 2019 12:48pm report
Well I myself was picked on and all the kids that pick on me because I'm disabled but I don't care what people say I am titanium I'm steal no one can break me
anonymous Sep 25th, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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.
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 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.
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