Lord Huron: The Night We Met Meaning
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Song Released: 2017
The Night We Met Lyrics
I am not the only traveler
Who has not repaid his debt
I've been searching for a trail to follow again
Take me back to the night we met
And then I can tell myself
What the hell I'm supposed to do
And then I can tell...
anonymous Jan 16th, 2018 1:23pm report
At first I couldn’t understand this song or why I was so drawn to it, but you all have helped me understand it’s pull. I’d like to share my new interpretation thanks to your thoughtfulness. I tried to kill myself about 21 years ago. I slit my wrist and started hiking to a nearby bridge to jump. I wasn’t terrified of dying, but I was terrified of living. It was the middle of the night, but a young man was walking home from work and saw me. He walked beside me and just talked to me as I cried quietly- I didn’t want to bother him since I knew he was trying to be kind. He kept asking me questions about who I was and what life I wanted. Eventually I tried to get away by bolting, but he tackled me and called an ambulance. Two weeks later he found me by chance and we went for coffee. We’ve been married for over 20years now. But that depressions comes back with vengeance every 6-7 years and this last time it nearly broke our marriage. I will die by suicide eventually. He knows this. And when that happens I bet he’ll wish he could go back to that night we met - sometimes to tell himself not to “ride along” with my with my lies that I am okay, sometimes to tell himself to ignore that girl all together, sometimes so that he can start our adventure all again because he still thinks it worth it. When we first got married he had all and then most of me, but as time goes by and the depression digs in, I think we both realize I never had all of me to give; this depression’s share gets bigger and bigger. Lately he only has some of me and eventually he will have none. In that moment I wonder what he would do if he went back to the night we met. This song is so hauntingly beautiful to me now, I think it doesn’t matter to me if this is the wrong interpretation; it feels right for me.
anonymous Jun 15th, 6:59pm report
I was married for 52 years and he died recently from the effects of Parkinson’s disease. I watched as this healthy beautiful man disappeared over a 10 year period. The wasting away of this amazing man....every time I hear the song and I play it every day I think back to the day we met and cry and wish I could go back there again. The lyrics can mean so much to so many people from so many situations. Thank you
anonymous Jun 6th, 6:41pm report
This song is eerie and terrifying but it just draws you in and drowns you in its haunting beauty, like siren song. For me this song is about losing someone. Maybe It's about a two people who are in love or very close and they have all these amazing memories but one of them slowly begins to drift away or just fade into depression prompting the lyrics "I had all and then most of you. Some and now none of you" and it ends tragically with the friend ending their life or dying suddenly leaving the other hopeless and lost. This song feels like the other friend looking back on all of their memories together and they are tinged black because the other knows how it ends, all the friend wants to do is be able to go back and either stop the friendship/relationship from starting or trying to fix everything but they know they can't. This song speaks of loss, pain and regret. It is truly a hauntingly beautiful song that i've had on repeat for years.
anonymous Jun 1st, 6:57pm report
To me this song perfectly describes the lose of someone to dementia or Alzheimer’s. I don’t think that was the intent but it’s there. I had all and then most describes the slow slipping away of the loved one and then add in the ‘haunted by the ghost of you’ meaning they are still there yet not. For me I can’t help but hear this every time I listen. If you’ve experienced this type of lose of a loved one it is very painful and haunting as is this song
anonymous Apr 22nd, 4:34pm report
I wondered why this song made me cry every time I heard it...
Then I realized
I am this song.
This song gives me comfort yet terror.I want to cry and laugh and have to listen to this work of art alone so nobody can see me shake. This song speaks to me so dearly because when I heard it at first I related to is so much because I was in such a dark place.cutting writs in secrecy and gorging on snacks because I new I was going to die anyways. I was only 11 and had been watching the TV show "13 reasons why" and heard it. It talked about this man walking at night and meeting this mysterious woman that he never sees again and wants to go back. I thought it was that. But it was so much more... Its about loneliness, grief, love,war,death and most of all pain. It tells about his thirst for companionship and happiness. This song got me through so much so PLEASE share it
anonymous Nov 18th, 2018 11:59am report
I know this is a super late response, but at first I thought it was about losing someone either through a break up or death and now it seems like a captive situation where the other person dies in terror and tears and the creepy stalker feels regrets about killing that person and wants to go back in time even though they are sick mentally on some level have feelings for this person
anonymous Oct 19th, 2018 10:07am report
I am so drawn to this song, like it makes me so sad that I begin to cry. There are so many interpretations for this song. But me and my boyfriend have been dating for 3 years and we are doing so good. I think this song makes me sad because it gets me thinking. I don’t know what I’d do if I ever lost him. He has been my absolute best friend and I love him so much. It makes me think I could lose him at any time. That there’s always a possibility. And if that ever happened, I’d wish to go back to the very first night/ time we met. It makes me feel like I don’t ever want to take him for granted.Is that crazy or?
anonymous Sep 28th, 2018 9:34pm report
I've listened to it non-stop. I think it is someone who has been with someone for a long time and they lost them to depression. They just want to go back to when they first met. When they were young and had such good times together. You can't fix someone with depression, they have to be able to pull out of it. The person that stays by them suffers their own pain because they love that person so much, they are like a ghost to them because they remember them before the depression hit and if they are old school will remain with them until they die. Which can be years...because they LOVE that person.
anonymous Sep 14th, 2018 9:22am report
Its all about losing someone.
I let him go months before.And it was our song. I couldnt understand what is song about at first but now I can feel the song with all of my heart.
I understand that sometimes you just miss memories not person. And now the night we met is just a memory for us. That s why it hurts me. Here is an advice for you dont share your favourite song with people can leave you one day..
anonymous Aug 31st, 2018 8:31pm report
This song means going back and changing regrets, mistakes. Trying to fix the damage that was done. righting our wrongs, even though you still want to hang on to the past.
Something I think everyone can relate an experience to.
anonymous Aug 27th, 2018 8:52am report
This song means a lot to me because my father died of cancer. " I had all, then most of you, some and now none of you" This line especially really got to me because I kind of lost him along the way, to the sickness, and then he actually died and I lost my everything.
If I could only go back to the night we met, and have him in my life all over again.
anonymous Jun 23rd, 2018 6:03pm report
The song means a lot to me. My husband was on drugs for several years and we separated on and off on multiple occasions. Each time I was scared to move on since he was very abusive and controlling . At the time I was a bartender and I met this guy . This guy made me feel alive! I didn't feel depressed , scared, nothing that I felt before I met him. We didn't do anything except talk. I was scared to make a move . We continued to be friends until recently when he made it clear that we could never work out because my husband would always be there (since we have kids) my heart has been so broken because getting to know this guy I gained so much love for him , to the point that I wasn't scared anymore to leave a bad , controlling relationship. All I can think of now is the wonderful memory of the night we met and what grew into us falling for each other .. to only lose each other. It's painful. This song is painfully beautiful and when I hear it I can't help but cry .
anonymous Jun 19th, 2018 6:54am report
I've listen to the song over and over again,
I think the loss of this person went so deep, that he wishes to go back to the night they met to break up before he fell in true love.
In hope he would suffer less.
anonymous Jun 10th, 2018 6:21am report
Regardless of the true meaning, the lyrics are powerful. They describe raw emotion and longing for something that is no longer there (whether that’s a relationship or etc.) what’s so incredible about this song is that you can make it so personal to yourself and your own life. And I think that’s what all songs are, something that you can relate and interpret for your own self, even if it’s different than someone else’s. First time I heard this was from 13 Reasons (as I’m sure many people have). But looking at this song and relating it to the show, it couldn’t have been a more perfect song for the emotions that Clay is going through. Like I said, incredibly powerful song that is full of so much emotion.
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