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Harry Nilsson: Everybody's Talkin' Meaning

Song Released: 1968


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Everybody's talkin' at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stop and stare
I can't see their faces,
Only the shadows of their eyes

chorus

I'm going where the sun is shining
Through the pooring...

  1.  

    anonymous
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    Dec 3rd, 12:35pm report


    This song for me, represents mental health.

    How that, once a label has been given to an individual, others' perception and behaviour changes towards them.

    It shows how confused and vulnerable the sufferer is left feeling (within their own mind) and how they no longer recognise the personalities as a result.

    *Everybody's talkin' at me
    I don't hear a word they're saying
    Only the echoes of my mind*

    *People stop and stare, I can't see their faces, only the shadows of their eyes*

    Then it shows how contemplating suicide may be tempting. As a relief from the torturous agony of needing to be loved & accepted - just as you are. Unconditional love.

    *I'm going where the sun keeps shining, through the pouring rain, where the weather suits my clothes.



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    BobG
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    Sep 15th, 9:17pm report


    According to Harry Dean Stanton, who sings the song in the biographical documentary : "Harry Dean Stanton : partly fiction", this song is about someone on heroin.



  3.  

    anonymous
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    Dec 5th, 2015 12:44am report


    To me its about where I'm going when I die the echoes of my mind are my memories.



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    stephen_melinger
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    Mar 11th, 2013 3:09pm report


    The song is about the solitariness of an individual in a crowded city as portrayed in the film. There is no connection made and no common thoughtwave.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 31st, 2012 8:09pm report


    Perhaps it's the desire to escape the trappings of fame. It's understand that famous people lose a certain amout of "freedom" and privacy.




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