What does Read All About It (Part III) mean?

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Emeli Sande: Read All About It (Part III) Meaning

Song Released: 2012


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Read All About It (Part III) Lyrics

You've got the words to change a nation
but you're biting your tongue
You've spent a life time stuck in silence
afraid you'll say something wrong
If no one ever hears it how we gonna learn your song?
So come, on come on
Come on, come...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jul 27th 2018 report

    I think Emile is talking to people about them having anxiety. They will find it hard to talk to people about it. It might not be the same for all people, but as I have suffered myself, I know that I found it hard. I really love this song, it’s just so thoughtful!!

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 4th 2018 report

    I think that she is trying to get people to stand up for what they believe in. She is trying to encourage people to not sit in silence and to speak out. However she could also be speaking about people who may be shy or anxious about a hidden talent they might have and would prefer not to share. The same way she may be speaking to people who have something really important to say, but don't want to.

    Whatever she may be trying to say it is a heartfelt and song that has an emotional effect on you.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2016 report

    " You've got a heart as loud as lions so why let your voice be tamed. Baby we're a little different, there's no need to be afraid."

    I take this as the person she is singing about is such a great person, but he (or she) just isn't brave enough to show her true colors. The person that she is talking about is not as cliche as everyone else so that person is assumedly dissappointed with the way he or she is.


    "There's no need to be afraid, I will sing with you my friend"

    The singer is supporting the person of interest, telling her not to be intimidated; Emeli is stating that she will be there for the person.

    " I wanna scream till the words dry out. So put it in all of the papers', I'm not afraid. They can read all about it."

    I assume the Emeli doesn't care what people have to think about her (negatively, anyways) so she is stating that everyone can know how she feels and she doesn't care.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 27th report

    I always thought this is about speaking up for yourself no matter who you are, and thats still the case. However, the image of waking up the neighbors while singing away the blues immediately brings racism to mind, and I imagine sometime in old America where a family of slaves are silently singing away their suffering and surviving with the one thing they were allowed to bring from home: their music.

    And when you start looking at it like that, it's really hard to not see the shoutout to fight against racism

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2021 report

    I think this song is about racism. How white people should use their voice to help. That we can all come together.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2020 report

    She is trying to stir the potential in our mind especially people who are shy or afraid to express their ideas...our heart is as loud as lion ....this means will have this willing spirit of braveness but often times the anxieties would fallow this heart potential..Now I'm not afraid they can read about us ..it means I have to purge myself of my emotion...A light to fight the shadow..this means we have what it takes to handle circumstances...

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2020 report

    The song is about depression and influencing people to speak out. It explains that we all have our own struggles in life but can support one another in order to deal with them. It refers to a person who can not see their own potential due to their current mental state.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 11th 2020 report

    Scottish people who need to wake up and grab back the Independence of their Nation. I think Emily may well agree !

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2019 report

    I think it's about standing up for what you believe in and not shying away because everyone has an inner talent even if they can't see it. Everyone is unique and that's what makes us who we are and what makes us one of a kind

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2019 report

    It's about being British

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  11. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2019 report

    I think it is about shy people.

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 9th 2019 report

    I think its about slavery, yall.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  13. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2019 report

    I think it's about maybe a friend or family with selective mutism which is where they only speak to mainly only there mom and dad cause they are scared and just can't speak when others are around that's why in her lyrics she is saying "you've spent your life time STUCK in silence afraid you will say something wrong " and other lyrics like that it seem she like all the lyrics are based on that


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