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Lykke Li: I Follow Rivers Meaning


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Song Released: 2011

I Follow Rivers Lyrics

Oh I beg you, can I follow?
Oh I ask you, why not always?
Be the ocean, where I unravel
Be my only, be the water where I'm wading

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you


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    Jul 25th, 2011 7:01pm report

    It's a combination of love and death.
    It's like he is being huted by death, the love of his life.
    He loves her, but he has to run away for some reason.
    Lykke Li is the female figure of death, and she makes it look beautiful and tempting to love.

    So, though he has to run away, he can't, even if this means that he will die.


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    Feb 8th, 2020 2:08am report

    This song is about the discovering of love in itself. The singer tries to forget her ex but she finds it difficult (deep sea baby). She triés to do her Life by following the course of life. Life is a river and within this river she found love. Love changes and never stays the same. Rivers end in the ocean.


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    May 24th, 2019 5:43am report

    She is a devil worshipper


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    Aug 19th, 2018 8:53am report

    It’s about a Pisces.


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    Jul 2nd, 2018 7:51am report

    It's about a cult kind of following I think. But sometimes love can be just like that.


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    Sep 14th, 2016 9:52pm report

    Its about the migrant crisis.


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    Sep 9th, 2016 9:36pm report

    the meaning of this song its illuminati and she will devil and he will be his only one in deep sea if we will see her song it shows one eye somewher
    e that's the meaning for this song to me.and we must open our mind and eyes to see

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    Nov 8th, 2014 11:17am report

    its about a girl committed to following her love and going with the flow trying not to screw anything up.


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    Jan 14th, 2013 1:19pm report

    It's a song about a single emotion which she has for a guy, "I follow you" says everything, she will let herself just flow and be guided by him. She found him, now she is going to commit herself to him. It's platonic love.


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    Dec 27th, 2012 12:28pm report

    It's about coming of Age of Aquarius ,song was released on the first day of Aquarius sign 21 January. Lykke is Pisces, she leads us all to a new age. On a more deeper level, waters signify oral sex and lust for cum drinking, submission of female slave to her master.. While trippin on drugs. nice song.


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    Nov 21st, 2012 11:05am report

    It's about sex, "He's a river RUNNING HIGH DEEP AND WIDE" "DON'T COME BABY I'LL FOLLOW YOU" that's what I get from it anyway.


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    Nov 7th, 2012 11:43pm report

    I think its about growing old together. Well for me at least,

    Oh I beg you can I follow?
    Oh i ask you wanna always be the ocean where I unravel.

    It sound to me as if she asks him to spend his life with here and the comparing is just the other word for better or worse... and since rivers go to the ocean, its where they grow old, and a dark room represents death.

    Heed a message, im the runner, as in he is something she caries and runs away with to keep him safeor keeps his secrets, the rebel and daughter i could see in many ways... wich are hard to explain, but i think she decribes them as opposite people, that attract each other, because all the parents hate when their daugthers get with bad boys, so she is describing that situation in that line i think.

    It could be a very desperate sad song about a girl who found the true love but does not get the feelings back, even tho she promises everything in return...

    Thats what I think ^.^ and thats why i like it <3

    And sorry for my grammar, im Croatian <3



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    Oct 11th, 2012 10:44pm report

    I guess its a song about drugs. She is a drug following him and he wants to escape but after some tries he gives up probably not for the first time according his face in the video. As soon he stops running she kisses him getting him back to the feeling of this pleasure and he is againg addicted. Her eyes at the en want to say that noone can escape...


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    Jun 6th, 2012 6:56am report

    He has died.... He tried to protect her, the love of his life, who rode with him on his motor cycle, during the crash... He died on the spot... she was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries... She wanted to join him in death, having been together since childhood... but he would not let her...wanted her to go on... and stay with their two children. But she just could not live without him... and in the end...after 4 days... he broke, accepted her wish...turned around and took her in his arms. Although this is what she had to do, she looked back at their two children, in pain....
    This is what this song and video mean to me, because this is what happened to 2 dear friends of ours, to which we said goodbye today.....

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    Mar 14th, 2012 3:01am report

    it speaks about sex... isn't it obvious?

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    Mar 3rd, 2012 3:36pm report

    For some reason the proverb 'still waters run deep' came to mind when listening to this song. Maybe she wants to know what goes on in his mind and she follows him into the 'deep sea', his thoughts.

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