What does Lights mean?

Ellie Goulding: Lights Meaning

Album cover for Lights album cover

Lights Lyrics

I had a way then losing it all on my own
I had a heart then but the queen has been overthrown
And I'm not sleeping now the dark is too hard to beat
And I'm not keeping now the strength I need to push me

You show the lights that stop me turn...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2013 !⃝

    “Lights” by Ellie Goulding was inspired by her fear of the dark as a child.
    -@UberFacts via Twitter

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2012 !⃝

    I heard a radio interview with Ellie Goulding and she said the song is about her fear of the dark.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd 2012 !⃝

    Yeah,it´s about being a Star Person, and normally star people see aliens.She is talking about seeing an alien, and remenbering where does she come from.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 9th 2012 !⃝

    I think this is about her personality and peer pressure. As she grow up things are changing and not for the best and the strength she uses is the memory of the childhood she had was long lost.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2012 !⃝

    It´s about being a Star Person, and the time when the aliens connect to you. I totally understand what she is saying.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2012 !⃝

    I also thought it was about abuse untill I saw this video where she says it's about not being able to sleep without light.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNYlue-JyHw

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 8th 2012 !⃝

    She is having nightmares/bad flashbacks.

    'I had a way then losing it all on my own' must have meant like she was someone and she has bad memories of being that person.

    'And I'm not sleeping now the dark is too hard to beat' these nightmares come to her at night, and she's scared to go to sleep because she knows that they are waiting for her.

    'And I think back to when my brother and my sister slept' She's trying to think happy thoughts and thinks of her brother and sister.

    The lights: I think that once her eyes go black, you know that your dream (or nightmare) begins when you see the first light. She doesn't want to see the light because it means the start of another nightmare.

    The voices: The memories of her being a bad person are calling for her to change back to evil.

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2012 !⃝

    It is about how she is scared of being in a shadow and it is better to be in spotlight.

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 10th 2012 !⃝

    she did a club banger song based on a molly and acid trip... duuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhh

  10. carnivoreandvoyeur
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    Oct 7th 2012 !⃝

    I can't believe people down rated the alien abduction interpretation. Close minded fucks. Only because you've experienced sexual abuse and try to make the song yours,everything else is cancelled out. Yeah, ok.

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2012 !⃝

    she is an abductdee...when the light flashes she knows they are coming to call her home..they come for them many times throughout her lifetime.most are abducted late night early mornings..family can be in the same house and never know it..she remembers a time before this happened a time when the doors never had to be locked to feel safe but locked doors dont stop them from calling her home ...this is classics of the lights an abductee sees right before they are taken..the term call home is from ET and it signifies that most abductees are hybrids and calling home is really where she is from..understand abduction before you comment and also understand that its a deception aliens..they are really demons..she is tormented by their arrival she vexes to stone..ever been so scared you cant move..this song is deep but i feel it is trying to desensitize us to think this is trendy like the ET song and the weird new age look artist are doing..anything that torments us or takes us out of our will is evil..she lives in fear of far more then the dark

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2012 !⃝

    Sometimes things are not as complicated as we want them to be. She is speaking to something most of us have gone through... falling in love, losing your heart to another, things sadly falling apart... Then wanting that love back, only to realize the safe place we thought our heart knew so well was lost.... Finally seeking solace in childhood memories. This song is not about abuse but the pain of heartbreak and its aftermath.

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2012 !⃝

    It sounds crazy..but i think shes talking about conspiracy theory...like the illuminati. I was interested so I decided to dive into what everyone was saying about the illuminati being that it seemed interesting...true or not. The illuminati is said to be extremely entangled with the music and media industries. Thus the phrase "Sold my soul to the devil". The illuminati ( extreme elite people who run the economies, governments, health care, and most of the money in the world) are said to be satantists for the heinous things they do to the worlds societies without the citizens being aware. (Many documented cases from ex CIA, military, and federal agents talking and explaining in depth about the illuminati's existance from what I've read) but back to how this ties into Ellie:

    "I had a way then, losing it all on my own"

    Her soul? bargaining her soul WITHOUT the help of the illuminati for her fame? she didn't SELL her soul...she had a way of losing it without help.

    "I had a heart then...but the queen has been overthrown"

    If you lose your soul...you lose your heart. Without your "heart" you are cold and do not care about other people.

    "The queen has been overthrown" is very interesting in the fact that the royal family is one of the most recognizable members of the illuminati

    "and I'm not sleeping now the dark is too hard to beat"
    Refers to many documents that state the time in the night in which the government plans to take you to a containment camp (also documented..go google it, for real!!!) "The dark" refering to evil and it being too hard to overcome.

    "and im not keeping now...the strength I need to push me"

    She's not keeping herself well and strong to get through whats to come and to keep telling people through her music what to prepare for economically and socially.

    "You show the lights that stop me...turn to stone..you shine it when im alone"

    Heres the interesting part. The illuminati has been spoken of for decades. Illuminati...or "lights" in the song stop her and scare her stone stiff. They come out when shes alone. Meaning they probably threaten her or manipulate her with threats of tabloid trauma that will destroy her career when people who arent part of it...arent around to witness it.


    "and i tell myself that i'll be strong...dreaming of when they are gone. Cause they're calling, calling, calling me home"

    She tells herself that it will be okay and eventually they wont be effecting her life any longer. They keep trying to keep her on the evil side but she realizes she made a huge mistake bargaining her soul for fame.

    "Noises I play within my head...touch my own skin to see if im still breathing"

    She feels lifeless with the decisions shes made...and the noises of her mistakes play over and over.


    "And I think back to when my brother and my sister slept in an unlocked place the only time I feel safe"

    She remembers a time when she was innocent and the world was an innocent (at least seemingly innocent) place. Those memories give her comfort.



    You can think im crazy...creative..you can just plain think whatever you want. If you question my references research how i applied the song to what I've read and used in my comparison. I promise you will start reading about it...and you wont be able to stop. SOO INTERESTING! Caio <3

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 2nd 2012 !⃝

    Wow, you people are reading wayyyyy too much into the meaning. Abuse, molestation...holy crap. Just check out her interview. It's about her childhood fear of the dark and how it was annoying to sleep with the light on.

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2012 !⃝

    I think shes talking about the running from the police because the lights make her turn to to stone - freeze ???




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