Flyleaf: All Around Me Meaning
Song Released: 2007
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All Around Me Lyrics
My arms are outstretched towards you
I feel you on my fingertips
My tongue dances behind my lips for you
This fire runs in through my being
Burning I'm not used to seeing you
I'm alive, I'm alive
anonymous Aug 6th, 2007 8:37pm report
"It's a song about meeting God. I remember looking at a bunch of people's Myspace when I first saw Myspace and the "Who I'd Like To Meet" the number one thing people picked was God. I think about that.. I don't know how many times I've experienced something where I felt like God showed up and saved me or loved me for no reason sometimes. That's why I sing this song, I sing it to God. It's really intimate as well, you can think about it as a relationship between two people in love, too. I never think about it that way.. but what's so cool about that is I think there's parallels everywhere.. In everything in life. I think that that parallel is something that God wants to communicate to us, that he gives us relationships like that, an intimacy like that." - Lacey(on LA Lloyd's ROCK 30)
anonymous Jun 20th, 2007 6:08pm report
The meaning is her relationship in god
anonymous Apr 3rd, 2006 4:48pm report
This is a praise and worship song. They are speaking of the feeling of being close to God when she is in a state of praise with outstretched hands. This is a common practice of worship in many Christian denominations such as the pentacostal church.
anonymous May 6th, 2018 5:03am report
This song is about God. When lead singer Lacey Sturm was 16, she planned to take her own life, but on that same day her grandmother forced her to go to Church (the last place on earth Lacey wanted to be) while she was at church, she sat in the back and had her arms crossed, waiting for it to be over so she could go home and commit suicide. At the end of the service, she ran towards the door and an old white-headed man came to her and prayed for her. Then she felt God of the universe and became a Christian and ended up not killing her self anymore!
anonymous Jul 3rd, 2014 7:35pm report
I dont feel its about god. I feel its about a loved one that died and how she can feel his spirit. It could also be interpreted that she died or almost died as well.
anonymous Jul 15th, 2013 7:54pm report
I guess that almost everyone thinks it's Him, but I don't. I think that she's singing about someone feeling the spirit of a loved one who died and she can't let them go. But, I guess it makes sense that it's Him. Sorry, I don't like to use His real name. I think she's explaining the memory of them being together, of her and the one dead being in love.
For me, that makes more sense.
anonymous Jan 3rd, 2013 1:32am report
its about God and how she feels when He embraces her and covers her in his love
anonymous Nov 29th, 2012 11:23pm report
I believe this song is about God and how he's always there with open arms. Even when people knock us down and say there isn't a God, He's there.He never leaves you. I think when the song says "Savoring this heart thats healing." it's showing that God can help us and heal even our deepest emotional wounds. He gives us strength to overcome the bad things in life, and even when we hit rock bottom He's standing right beside us, giving us the strength to carry on. Even when you think nothing can help what you're going through, that no one understands, He does. Ask the Lord for help and he will give you strength. He tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 "'For I know the plans I have for you' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you, and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.'" God loves us all individually and equally, so much that he sent his son to die for us. This song is powerful, because it displays God's love for us in a beautiful way, and how He is with us always.
anonymous Nov 1st, 2012 11:37pm report
*I do recognize that this is not the intent the band Flyleaf when writing this song. This is just my personal thoughts when first hearing the song*
The first time I heard this song I thought of two things.
First- I thought maybe it spoke to the relationship of a drug addict and their chosen substance. The first stanza of this song could speak to the drug addict being confronted with witnessing someone using the drug or even relapsing themselves after being clean for sometime.
"My Hands are searching for you.
My arms are outstretched towards you
I feel you on my fingertips.
My tounge dances behind my lips...For you.
This fire runs through my being
Burning, I'm not used to seeing you
The chorus as well as the bridge could be taken as as an addict being high.
I can feel you all around me.
Thickening the air I'm breathing
Holding onto what I'm feeling.
Savoring this heart that's healing."
The second stanza just reaffirmed my thoughts about it being about drug addiction.
"My hands float up above me,
And you wisper you love me.
And I begin to fade into our secret place.
The music makes me sway
The Angels singing say we are alone with you.
I am alone and they are too, with you."
The person is describing what it feels like to be high. The sensations of it.
The last stanza of the song could speak to the addicts pain after coming down from there high as well as feeling ashamed and devestated that they have relapsed.It could also speak to the addict really seeing the drug abuse and all that it's done.
"And so I cry.
The light is white.
And I see you."
The mournful chorus/bridge that follows after this stanza speaks to the addict coming down from their high and feeling the full impact and discomfort that comes with this.
"Take my hand
I give it to you
Now you own me
All I am
You said you would never leave me
I believed you
This speaks to the addict being angry with the drug. Feeling as if it has betrayed them for making them feel so terrible after they have come down as well as for making it the only thing they care about any longer.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Jul 5th, 2012 7:34am report
Even though I truely know this song is about God I get/feel a very different thing when listening to it.
To me it tells the story of someone being addicted to a drug/person/any entity that can consume a soul.
anonymous Jun 20th, 2012 6:18am report
I think that it is about god but since i don't believe in him i think that lacey wantz people to see this song from their perspective so i say it is about a relationship doesn't matter who with but the bond that two people share is strong and they know that they will be with eachother through everything good or bad till the every end of their life no matter what happenz this song showz how much you can trust someone you love
anonymous Apr 25th, 2012 4:53pm report
just because its a christian band does not necessarily mean it is a christian song. yes i do believe it is about god but as the #1 interpretation said its also about a couple. these two people are so in love that as long as the other is "alive" then they are happy.
anonymous Nov 2nd, 2011 11:04pm report
this song is about a girl who isnt used to seeing people in close confinement and thinks she is alone when someone farts. she can "feel (them) all around me, thickening the air i'm breathing..." she cant breath and is "holding on to what she's feeling" meaning she is losing conscioucness because the fart was so volumous. she is crying as the door opens and she sees the light from the lobby and screams "I'm alive!"... pseudorhetorical analysis' are fun ;)
anonymous Aug 27th, 2011 8:33am report
While I KNOW the song is about God, it can also be interpreted in different walks of life, and scenarios.
For me this song is about the feeling of a new found love. From someone who has been beaten down, pushed aside and forgotten what it is like to be loved.
The angels saying say we are alone- even though it is meant for a god like moment- It could also (and does for me) reference to the magical forces of nature feeling that is felt when true love is realized and brought to life to a person. Because when you are with THE one, it is exactly as this song describes.
anonymous Dec 10th, 2010 12:00pm report
This song is not what you think it is about. it is about a girl that gets buried alive. and the whole time she is singing she is talking being in the coffin. than her man saving her in the end. she talks about what it will be like when he finds her. and she shouts that she is alive. and that she can feel you all around me means that people are stepping over her grave. thats why she says thickening the air im breathing because as you step over the coffin you are giving her less air.
foreveriswear Nov 20th, 2010 11:55pm report
She is singing about God but in a way that can be interpreted as singing to a lover, so that even non-believers will not have a problem listing to their music. Flyleaf could be in a genre of christian music but their songs could have many other interpretations...
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