What does I Am mean?

Godsmack: I Am Meaning

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I Am Lyrics

I am your spoken truth
I am the life in you
I'm gonna make you shine
In everything you do
I am your lighted way
And I'm your darkest day
I'm here to help you see
You can rely on me

Just consider me your friend
I am until the end
Can I...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 4th 2023 !⃝

    This song is all about spiritual warfare. God referred to himself as "I Am" when He spoke to Moses, hence the song title.

    The devil disguises himself as an Angel of light so he can lead us down the path of destruction. This is why we see "I Am" in so many verses here. The devil wants us to think he's the true God so we follow him. He does this by twisting the truth and deceiving us with lies and false promises ("I'm gonna make you shine in everything you do. I'm here to help you see. You can rely on me."). He uses worldly vices like drugs to render us powerless and helpless so we can't fight him. Drug addiction appears to be the theme here.

    The writer figures out he's been deceived and he's lost control of his life when the devil finally reveals it to him (I thought by now you'd know. I'll never let you go. It's time you recognize I Am the Devil's eyes".). Now his life is out of control and he doesn't know what to do ("This isn't the life for me. This isn't the way I want to be."). He wants to get clean but doesn't know how to.

    God finally steps in to intervene and saves the writer from death and gives him a second chance at life ("Take me by my hand. And let me show you what I am. I'm taking control again. Now I know I can. Take you back to where it all began. 'Cause I am). This causes the writer to transform his life and walk away from his old destructive lifestyle. That's why the song ends with him telling the devil "This isn't the life for me. This isn't the way I want to be. And let me tell you
    Death will come when I'm good and ready"

  2. anonymous
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    May 18th 2023 !⃝

    This song is literally about the life of a junkie what the drugs tell us and what we do to get our next fix

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2016 !⃝

    I think its the devil talking and telling you everything he does and can do for you and then he says (the devil ) can I guarantee you life I don't think so ( god ) is the only one who can guarantee you life then he ( you ) says this isn't the life for me this isn't the way I wanna be and let me tell you death will come when im good and ready meaning he's ( you ) not gonna let the devil ruin his life no more ......that's my take on the song I love it byfar my favorite :)

  4. Karam Bader
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    Jun 4th 2015 !⃝

    I think this song is about the evil side of everyone of us. deep down we only care about oureselves we are egocentric lets face it (spoken truth).. And doing bad or illegal stuff always pays off (im gonna make you shine in everything you do)
    Our evil nature can be a powerful ally but eventually it will destroy us (just consider me your friend.. Can i gaurantee you life i dint think i can)..
    devils eyes means how the devil sees stuff, his point of view wich means evil and evil ways
    The part that goes this isnt the life for me.. Death will come..
    this is us fighting bAck we dont want this life we control our life (death will come when im gd and ready)

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2015 !⃝

    Definitely * not about the illuminati. Not every last thing can lead down to the illuminati. Lmao, I just think he's trying to prove that he is better than said person he is singing to. And yet, he sings I am the life in you, I'm sorry but the illuminati is not the life in me. Maybe in you? But then you need to readjust your life.

  6. jack.schmidt.3979
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    Aug 17th 2012 !⃝

    Definately talking about the illuminati I am your spoken truth I am the lies in you I'm here to help you see you can rely on me. talking about they control the media and when the media says something we believe it to be truth but all in all its just lies. And they're trying to tell you you can rely on them for everything until they backstab you and end up killing you in the population control. I am the devils eyes the illuminati is a satanic cult talking about them again. Also just consider me your friend I am until the end can I guarantee u life I don't think I can also population control and death will come when I'm good and ready is talking about how hes not going to let them kill him he fight and die when he feels like it

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 30th 2012 !⃝

    As this applies to my life: 1st off, Badass Song, brings me back every time to my severe amphetamine dependency. "I" is the drug talking to me. I want to be able to control my own, but to this day haven't been "let go of" and death will come when it comes to me. (related habits)

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