Hollywood Undead: Lion Meaning
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I am a lion and I want to be free
Do you see a lion when you look inside of me?
Outside the window just to watch you as you sleep
Cause I am a lion born from things you cannot be
How can I sleep at night, there's a roar inside my...
anonymous Aug 30th, 09:53 report
i think it's saying by someone who understands that he is different and now he wants to be free ( and understands that there are so many different ones like him) , and he is in pain because of this sudden understanding, he is doing things that he doesn't want (like killing his own daughter though she is someone that he want to save, and like leaving though he never meant to let go) , but he is a lion , so can't do anything against it, he is saying to someone ( maybe his daughter) that she can hide in the attic of pretty home, she can leave but he can't couse he is someone different from his daughter. he can't sleep though he watch other one sleeping.
maybe it's saying differences between men and women. man is saying that i'm not what you think, can you see my real one? and when you see, you will be dead!or maybe he is saying that i'm a lion , and you are a lion to , and you are running from it but i can't!
or maybe these are words from a soldier who is injure from memories of war!
anonymous Aug 2nd, 8:06am report
So to start, "Lion" "Outside" and "Believe" are all directly connected. They are all of Johnny's feelings towards the poetry collection of "Notes from the Underground" which have to do with us destroying our world and not allowing future generations to have a choice in their lives. "Lion" is essentially an apology from a parent to a child about decisions and other life altering things (such as destroying the world). Johnny speaks of turning back time and not having the ability to. He also speaks of other kids having it made (basically) and those other kids....they are us....comparatively to the imaginative future world they have created in which they love underground to protect themselves from the outside....we have it made
anonymous Jun 1st, 6:35pm report
I think Lion is a song about reflection. Love and innocence are easily lost, as he will not hide himself from someone's tears. This is someone who cares no longer for others and has become narcissistic as "things you cannot be". "Watch me as I fade." Obviously the good side has faded at this point. Many different interpretations but this is mine.
anonymous Sep 18th, 2014 9:09pm report
I believe this song to be for J3T who is speaking as a father. His daughter, when seeing her for the first time, brought out the "lion" in him. He now knows the responsibility of being a father, and all he wants is for her to be happy and proud of him-- hence why Danny says "Do you see a lion when you look inside of me?" He wants to be strong for his daughter, protect her from everything, and be her lion.
Of course, it has plenty other meanings to it as well, but when I hear the lyrics, this is what strikes me the most.
anonymous Nov 30th, 2013 11:11pm report
'Lion' is a metaphor which describes someone as being a king of some sort. Maybe a king or leader of a prison, since this person 'wants to be free'. Is suggests that the person had potential of going far, but is trapped, hence J3T mentions 'Everything we could've been'.
'All those little kids, living life like they only get a little bit' could mean that poor, innocent kids are being imprisoned, like those from the holocaust. It's just a suggestion. After all, it's 'hard to fight when you're born in the middle'. Kids being brought up during a war or violent era.
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