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Flyleaf: All Around Me Meaning

Song Released: 2007

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All Around Me Lyrics

My hands are searching for you
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

I can...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 6th 2007 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)


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 3rd 2014 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.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 29th 2012 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.

  4. anonymous
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    May 17th report

    It’s about her experience with God. She was 16 when she had a religious encounter with God, and it kept her from killing herself that night. “I can feel you all around me.” She feels the Holy Spirit. “My tongue dances behind my lips for you.” Speaking in tongues. It’s 100% a worship song, but as flyleaf said, their music isn’t directly supposed to be “Christian”, it’s up for personal interpretation. The point of their music is to appeal to those who need God, and to introduce Him to them. It’s really wholesome. :)

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2022 report

    I feel like it could represent a person who is at a really bad point in their life, all but defeated. In a moment of clarity they see an image of their ideal, true self or what they could attain through absolute aspiration. Like a reflection of themselves. This experience inspires them and the image becomes almost embodied by another soul that guides and reassures them, and illuminates the path toward their goals. Someone they can talk to and relate to and even love in a way. Someone they are dedicated to becoming. I know this is kind of an abstract interpretation but its how i feel abt it. I love the acoustic version.I literally lose my breath and tear up every time i hear it.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2021 report

    To me this song always seemed like it was about intimacy, my boyfriend on the other hand definitely saw the God aspect coming from a Christian background but as someone who did not have a religion heavy upbringing, I always thought it was about intense intimacy. Like I’ve had moments with my boyfriend where these lyrics really resonated with me, (we weren’t having intercourse btw in these moments) they were just moments where I was in his arms in blissful silence just soaking up the moment and the intense feeling of love, ya know?

  7. anonymous
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    May 10th 2021 report

    I know this song is about God, although when I was younger I thought it was about mourning a significant other. That being said, this is the absolute horniest god song I’ve ever heard. Like truly it’s so intense she really had me thinking about converting to Christianity. Regardless, I love this song & Flyleaf, & while usually I don’t vibe with Christians ‘cause of the hate sometimes associated, I totally vibe with the expression of love she puts out in this song.

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2020 report

    I don’t know what age or where I heard this song, first time I heard this song I got chills, and I started crying immediately I know I was at a low point ready to kill myself. This song probably came on Pandora, it came on Pandora today, in 4 days it will be the day my beat friend died 3 years ago. Whenever I hear this song no matter how many times it plays in a row I ALWAYS get chills. I always cry and I always scream it at the top of my lungs and get lightheaded. I believed when I first heard it that it was about God. I still believe it by the chills I get and by me crying. I gave up on him 3 years ago when he took my best friend I haven’t heard this song in years but every time I hear it it’s basically Him coming to me telling me He’s here with me. And again I’m at my lowest point too. It’s about God. He’s with everyone. He’s here..

  9. anonymous
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    May 4th 2020 report

    I feel like she is talking about God and for anybody just say that she is not they are being judge mental and that is bad to be judge mental

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  10. anonymous
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    Nov 26th 2019 report

    She sings about a GOD's Love revelation during orgasmic experience, which can be able only when woman have a sex with a man, who's really loves her. She just to shy and religious to tell this simple truth on interview

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  11. anonymous
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    May 6th 2018 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!

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 15th 2013 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.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2013 report

    its about God and how she feels when He embraces her and covers her in his love

  14. anonymous
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    Nov 1st 2012 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'm Alive
    I'm Alive

    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.

    "I'm Alive
    I'm Alive
    I'm Alive....


    "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
    I believe"

    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.

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 30th 2012 report

    Hahha omg...I totally thought she was talking about a boy...not god...I love her songs but I wish they were not about God..I don't think I even believe I'm him. If he existed he would end this world already and the race called humans...we are nothing but stupid and this world will either destroy its self because people can't stop the war and the hate or satan will arise again and kill us all..don't get me wrong I don't like the devil I just think god screwed up when he made us...

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2012 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.

  17. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2012 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

  18. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2012 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.

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