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Gavin Degraw: Soldier Meaning

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Song Released: 2011


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La da da da da da, la da da da da [x2]

Where did all the people go?
They got scared when the lights went low.
I'll get you through it nice and slow,
When the world's spinning out of control.

Afraid of what they might lose
Might get...

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    La da da da da
    La da da da da
    La da da da da da
    La da da da da da da
    Where did all the people go?
    They got scared when the lights went low
    I'll get you through it nice and slow
    When the world's spinning out of control

    Interpretation: When the world gets grim, everyone seems to be in favor of themselves. So even when humanity is disappearing, he is going to look out for you (or people in general). This could be directed towards a loved one, or anyone he comes across that holds their hand out for help.

    Afraid of what they might lose
    Might get scraped or they might get bruised
    You can beg 'em, what's the use
    That's why it's called the moment of truth, yeah
    Interp.: People these days are caring more about losing materialistic things and worried about how things could affect them. So even when your situation is just as bad as theirs or worse and you ask them for something as small as a moment of their time or a helping hand, their true selves will show and you will see what kind of people they are.


    I'd get it if you need it
    I'll search if you don't see it
    You're thirsty, I'll be your rain
    You get hurt, I'll take your pain

    Interp.: Basically he’s saying he will be that friend or loved one to stay strong for you and lift you up when you need it.


    I know you don't believe it
    But I said it and I still mean it
    When you heard what I told you
    When you get worried I'll be your soldier

    Interp.: As hard as it is to believe that there is good people out there or there is someone who actually cares about you and loves you, there really is and he/she is always there.


    Funny when times get hard
    At the last moment when it's supposed to charge
    We're always on the longest yard
    Oh, they feel their feet get cold

    Interp.: Life is ironic and unpredictable, so many people start to lose faith because they were getting comfortable with the way things were going. What some people don’t realize is that you shouldn’t be completely comfortable with your life, without hickups in life how can you truly grow and be the wise person your parents and grandparents were?


    Hiding here, hiding there
    Find them underneath the stairs
    People hiding everywhere
    Trying to be still like a stone

    Interp.: The line about the stairs could mean people are hiding RIGHT behind their obstacles they need to climb but fear is keeping them there. Or he could’ve just been saying that to rhyme… Either way he is still saying that their fear is freezing them in a state where they feel safer. Again people are becoming more concerned for themselves.


    But
    I'd get it if you need it
    I'll search if you can't see it
    You're thirsty, I'll be rain
    You get hurt, I'll take your pain

    Interp.: Again, he’s saying he will be that friend or loved one who will always stay strong for you and will help lift you up.


    I know you don't believe it
    But I said it and I still mean it
    When you heard what I told you
    When you get worried I'll be your soldier

    Interp.: Again, as hard as it is to believe that there is good people out there or there is someone who actually cares about you and loves you, there really is and he/she is always there

    My aim is so true
    I wanna show you
    I'll try forever
    I'm never gonna say "surrender"

    Interp.: He’s seeing so clear that he’s set and locked his goals, goals of opening everyone’s eyes and hoping the meaning of being a soldier will eventually endure in each of us.

    I'd get it if you need it
    I'll search if you can't see it
    You're thirsty, I'll be rain
    You get hurt, I'll take your pain
    I know you don't believe it
    But I said it and I still mean it
    When you heard what I told you
    When you get worried I'll be your soldier
    I'll be your soldier
    Well I'll be, oh I'll be your soldier
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    I'll be your soldier
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    Basic message of this song: I think this song is directed towards more than one person, like people who ask for help and really need help when they have no one. It could be a love song towards one person you love, but the real message he’s trying to get across is that we need to be a soldier for everyone we care about. He didn’t make a catchy and great song just for us to listen to, he made it so we can relate to it and sing it to the people we care for and people we see having a rough time. He only talks about the faults in our world just to open our eyes, because there’s a soldier in everyone of us but sometimes we need someone to hold the mirror.




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