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Godsmack: Serenity Meaning

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Serenity Lyrics

As I sit here and slowly close my eyes
I take another deep breath
And feel the wind pass through my body
I'm the one in your soul
Reflecting inner light
Protect the ones who hold you
Cradling your inner child

I need serenity
In a place...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 31st 2005 !⃝

    I attended their 'Other Side' concert in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and they said that the song has to do with the drummer or lead singer for Rush (whom Sully is a big fan of) who had lost some members of his family and instead of turning to drugs, bought a Harley and rode around the U.S. for a year trying to overcome his grief.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 3rd 2008 !⃝

    This song is actually religious in theme. Sully Erna is a Wiccan, (as evident by the Wiccan Rede of "An' It Harm None, Do What Thou Will" being the band's headline on their myspace page) and this song is about the meditation that the religion emphasizes.

    The song itself is about the release of negative energy, "tragic visions," things in his life that repeatedly make him despair. Through inner peace with himself, serenity, he releases it.

    The flame going cold symbolizes Sully's doubt in his faith, and it's an open question, "how do you find your faith when the world shows you so much ****?"

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 13th 2023 !⃝

    We all know it is/was for NEIL...GOD REST HIS & Wife's & Daughter's SOULS & SPIRITS.
    Wish I could jump on my ride &
    Find what NEIL found....and put my mind/spirit/heart & souL @ peace, as WELL. GOD REST THE SOUL OF
    R U S H ** G O D S M A C K
    ROCKS ON FOREVER....deviL horns arise !!!

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 10th 2023 !⃝

    I love this song so much,that I even named my youngest daughter Serenity for this song by Godsmack. It is very beautiful,touching song and perfect for a daughter.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 8th 2022 !⃝

    The song was written by Godsmack frontman Sully Erna in tribute to one of his childhood heroes, Rush drummer Neil Peart.

    He wrote the song after reading the book Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, penned by Peart about his motorcycle trip along the Pan-American Highway that he took to cope with the deaths of his daughter and wife one year apart from another.

    "The book is so amazing," Erna told MTV.com. "He jumped on his motorcycle and within 14 months, drove 55,000 miles across the world. His experience about healing himself on the road inspired me to write this dark, tribal song," Erna says.

    Originally, Erna had hoped Peart would play on the track so he sent the drummer a demo version of the song along with his request. Peart sent a note back saying he was unable to appear on the record because of touring commitments, but he gave Godsmack his blessings and complimented the group on its song.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2020 !⃝

    I won't lie. I love the song it touches me close. Everytime I listen to it however my mind travels to the TV series Firefly
    The ship was serenity and it takes me to my dork place

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2020 !⃝

    Idk what the writer’s intentions were.. but it’s a song that speaks of trying to find peace. I didn’t initially like the song as it sounded so sad, and made me think of things that I struggle with, but I now I think it is hopeful

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2019 !⃝

    My interpretation of the song is about heroin. When you close ur eyes, you do feel wind paat through ur body. And The part wherebit sings “Tragic visions slowly stole my life
    Tore away everything
    Cheating me out of my time”
    That’s exactly what the drug does. As an ex addict you find “serenity” in a place u can hide, nothing changes days go by as the song sings. Your days are wasted by seeking serenity in a drug that cheats you out of your time.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 15th 2014 !⃝

    Fact is this was written for the drummer of the band Rush who lost his daughter and wife to death within a year his daughter in a tragic car accident and his wife to cancer Please get your facts straight and quit revolving everything around religion

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