Live: All Over You Meaning
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Song Released: 1995
All Over You Lyrics
pinned down and abused for being strange
our love is no other
than me alone for me all day
our love is like water/angels pinned down and abused
all over you, all over me
the sun, the fields, the sky
Think about it like this: "our love is like water
pinned down and abused for being strange" as in our love is as rediculous as water being tortured and called strange. Our love is rediculous because "our love is no other than me alone for me all day" in other words selflove. Therefore: the selflove we have is stupid.
"all over you, all over me" : everything we do is just about ourselves
"the sun, the fields, the sky" even the things that god created that has nothing to do with us.
"i've often tried to hold
the sea the sun, the fields, the tide" again critisism of selflove and ego
"pay me now,
lay me down" expression of a need to be either punished for this selflove or be forgiven for it.
anonymous Nov 25th, 2010 11:44pm report
I also think this song is about to accept people as they are and love as it is in every way.
"Pay me now, lay me down" means nothing than the human need of everyone to be loved as we are.
"All over you, all over me the sea the sun the fields the sky"
We all can feel and see them, nature, the cosmos is part of us and we are part of it. This part celebrates our life and the love we give and want to hold.
"I've often tried to hold the sea, the sun, the fields, the tide" It's about loving so much you want to hold it because it pleases you so much though it goes around (the sun) or back (the tide) etc..
anonymous Oct 4th, 2019 10:30am report
I think it’s about someone who loves someone, but wants to let their love take its course naturally- like they don’t want to control/force their love. When they say “our love is like water” and then “I’ve often tried to hold the sea” meaning in past relationships or in this relationship they’ve tried to control it, or make a certain outcome occur, but water is always changing and can’t be restricted. When they say “pinned down and abused for being strange” i think it means that other people who aren’t a part of the relationship look at them weirdly for not putting labels or boundaries on their relationship maybe?
anonymous May 3rd, 2018 5:17pm report
I think this song is about Christian love.
Our love is like water....needed and essential for life
pinned down and abused for being strange: the world scoffs at a love with an unseen God.
our love is no other than me alone, for me all day:simply my walk with God is a personal relationship, and exclusive to me. we each have our own unique walk.
descriptors such as the sun, tide everything in this created world envelopes us.
pay me now, lay me down: the fruits of your relationship with God will not be fully realized until your death
anonymous Sep 1st, 2017 9:59pm report
Our love is humanity's shortcoming expression of love. Instead of oneness love, all-encompassing, we have narcissistic special loves with people due to their value to our little egos. Instead of holding the entire sky our love is transactional and more akin to prostitution. It is a song yearning true love but failing to find in humanity those capable of sharing it with each other freely
anonymous Aug 13th, 2016 8:39pm report
This song could be about an estranged boy who (coming from a small town) decides to lose his verginity vis à vis a prostitute. Having his dream of finding love or even friendship with the women/girls in his small town an impossibility, he seeks an alternative route and romanticizes his trist with a comely prostitute. Possibly identifying with the woman who is equally viewed as "an outsider" in society. The woman however is far too jaded and just wants her money and to get it over with.
anonymous Jul 26th, 2014 7:51am report
anonymous Sep 6th, 2012 9:01pm report
When I heard the lyrics of this song i think of two people who are madly in love and who are also addicted to drugs.The love being referred to as strange means that they're using and dragging each other down further into addction. Pay me now, lay me down...to me that means the other person is asking for their partner to get money for drugs, to "pay me now". Maybe I only interpret it that way bc if my personal experience...AMAZING Song!!
anonymous Apr 1st, 2012 4:11pm report
It's about whores, hookers, and prostitutes. Let's not nuke this. Can you say over-analysis?
anonymous Dec 24th, 2011 12:54am report
This is about the beauty of nature being all over us, Our love as submissive as a river, The futility of our efforts against the tide.
anonymous Nov 10th, 2011 11:53am report
I think it's about prostitution. And the lyrics ARE "Pay me now, Lay me down". Where did that one guy come up with "baby now"?
anonymous Dec 31st, 2009 12:03am report
This song was rumoured to be dedicated to the town of York. Similar to the song 'Shit Towne'. it's poem to the love/hate relationship w a place he grew up in. "everyone hates this place and yet equally adores it."
anonymous Jun 29th, 2009 6:28am report
This song is about heroin.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Jul 15th, 2008 7:47pm report
What about it being about prostitution? Our love is no other than me alone, pay me now, lay me down.....
Well.. as one who has been through much in life... and believes that the story was written long ago... I believe you may all be wrong in your intrepritaton of this song... Why does everything have to be so ultra visioned.. Might be gay and might not..
This song is true to itself, in that who gives a damn about "them" ? We are always pinned down and abused for being strange in our own way ... I'm all over you and you are all over me ... and could care less who wants to structure our perception of the love we have.. Be it gay or be it love that is not accepted by others ...
Pay me now .. lay me down .. an accepted way of life and humanity ... maybe even a selfish thing.. but all in all it's a way of our human instincts to want the get for a give.. nothing more .. nothing less..
Well that's my .02.. carry on ..
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