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Marshmello: Silence Meaning

Song Released: 2017



Silence Lyrics

Yeah, I'd rather be a lover than a fighter
'Cause all my life, I've been fighting
Never felt a feeling of comfort
All this time, I've been hiding
And I never had someone to call my own,
I'm so used to sharing
Love only left me alone
But...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 8th 2019 report

    This song to me is someone who actually craves love or to be in love.
    But they'll rather stay single/ silent for certain reasons like.
    *Can't talk or express their romantical feelings towards someone.
    *Have been hurt before by expressing their feelings.
    *Was rejected when they expressed their feelings.
    *Or they were teased for feeling the way they do.

    So they find peace in being alone. It is not that they haven't tried being in a relationship but it always ends up bad. Where he found out he has being sharing this person's love with another. So to hide from the pain of getting hurt. He keeps his feelings to himself...

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 29th 2017 report

    To me it's about a person who has begun to accept his solitude. That sometimes in life you don't have others to depend on. He has become one with his loneliness and recognizes he has to conquer his inner battles by himself.

    It is also about a person who recognizes his flaws/limitations and finally sees that he needs to speak out for help. That staying quiet no longer serves a purpose.
    Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness. It symbolizes breaking free from the burdens we place on our minds.

    To finally become okay with just being with yourself. To stop seeking validation.
    To speak out against the evil voices that torture our minds.

    If you listen carefully to the words you can hear the back and forth this person is having in his head. This is where change happens. It is at this low -where two paths seem equally viable- that we find ourselves and become the people that we were meant to be.

    "I've found peace in your violence"- he has decided to let go of the fighting and the pain.

    This is a song about self love. About living and loving the solitude.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Oct 22nd 2017 report

    Yeah, I’d rather be a lover than a fighter
    ‘Cause all my life, I’ve been fighting

    Intepretation
    It's a statement of tiredness when you are in constant battle of one thing to another in life.

    Never felt a feeling of comfort
    All this time, I’ve been hiding

    Intepretation
    Somehow, you feel never fit anywhere and choose to done layer of layer of masks to cover it.

    And I never had someone to call my own, oh nah
    I’m so used to sharing
    Love only left me alone
    But I’m at one with the silence

    Intepretation
    Hence, no one ever found the real person behind the facade thus no one really share with you except loneliness.
    This make any love relationship strained to the end and leave bitter taste on your mouth. Which made you more keeping anything inside in a tight reign.

    [Chorus]
    I found peace in your violence
    Can’t tell me there’s no point in tryin’
    I’m at one, and I’ve been quiet for too long
    I found peace in your violence
    Can’t tell me there’s no point in tryin’
    I’m at one, and I’ve been silent for too long


    Intepretation
    It's like peace and quiet within the eye of hurricane. Just like a person who was abused so much until it numbs inside you. Which made you yield it and accept whatever happened. Somehow, with this acceptance you feel peace instead of turmoil.


    [Drop]
    I’ve been quiet for too long
    I’ve been quiet for too long
    I found peace in your violence
    Can’t tell me there’s no point in tryin’
    I’m at one, and I’ve been quiet for too long

    [Verse 2]
    I’m in need of a savior, but I’m not asking for favors
    My whole life, I’ve felt like a burden
    I think too much, and I hate it.
    I’m so used to being in the wrong, I’m tired of caring
    Loving never gave me a home, so I’ll sit here in the silence

    Intepretation
    You acknowledge that you need help but you don't ask for help and no one know about it. You are in constant battle with your inner self and getting tired all of it. Hence, you choose to stand still in a catatonic state since you've lost hope.


    As an overall, this song is reflecting a piece of mind and a feeling of a person that has lost hope in life thus he simply kept silence and do nothing.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd report

    Id rather be a lover than a fighter means hes always been fighting depression/innerdemons/
    Innerconflict, but wants to find love in order to block out whatever hes been fighting

    Never felt the feeling of comfort all this time ive been hiding means hes never felt love and instead of going out to search for it hes been hiding for fear of being rejected

    And ive never had someone to call my own im so used to shareing love only left me alone means that hes never found love but hes so used to sharing his thoughts/feelings hes prob tired of sharing with just anyone he feels that vuz hes never found love by being strait forord that love has left him lonly

    But im at one with the silence means hes finaly accepted being single and without love and doesnt mind being alone anymore

    I found peace in your violence cant tell me theres no point in trying im at one and ive been silent for too long means hes found the "eye of the storm"in his life and theres no point in trying to tell him hes useless/unloved/unwanted anymore and hes finaly come out with his feelings again

    Im in need of a savior but im not asking for favors means hes realized he needs to come out and talk to someone but hes not going to say anything cuz hes afraid of rejection

    My whole life ive felt like a burden i think too much and i hate it means hes always felt like an outcast and an unwanted weight hanging off of anyone he hangs out with and he always thinks without action and he wants to change but dosent know how to

    Im so used to being in the wrong in tired of caring meana hes always been rejected and shut down and told hes wrong so hes just so sick of it all he doesnt care anymore

    Loveing never gave me a home so ill sit here in the silence means hes never found love or a good one anyway so he now takes comfort in the isolation of silence and lonlyness

    Ive found peace in your violence cant tell me theres no point in tryingim at one and ive been quiet for too long

    Sorry if its a little hard for you guys to read my phone is acting drunk so my appologes
    I also cant spell to save my life so yeah sorry

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 7th report

    As someone who's experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.. this song hits very close to home and to me the song is being pretty literal. Anyone who grew up in an abusive household can probably relate to this song, especially with experiencing prolonged abuse with no one to protect you.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 15th report



    After knowing this song for a while I originally thought it was about some sort of relationship but my interpretation on the song has changed now. I believe this song expresses a dark state of mind of someone who is struggling so much they think they have no better choice than to take their own life. “My whole life I feel like a burden, I think too much and I hate it,” to me is a key factor in my interpretation. This could infer that someone is overthinking and, as stated, feels like a burden to those around them. “Silence” could have to do with whoever is struggling not speaking up or asking for help.

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2020 report

    I think sometimes people get comfortable with the demons in their head. They’ve gotten so used to constantly beating themselves up that the idea of overcoming the inner turmoil seems unachievable. Specifically to me the sound represents how you can become content with struggling with an issue to the point where you lose hope. “Show me there’s no point in trying” as in: show me there’s no point in trying to conform to societal standards, you can never be fully accepted by everyone. Show me there’s no point in trying to change myself, because people will find something wrong with me anyway. From now on, letting it go. All the weight you’re carrying on your shoulders to try to be accepted by people who don’t even matter. Letting go the person who turned you down. Letting your past sins go, letting all the mistakes you’ve made go, like a faded memory.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2020 report

    Having been in some dark states of mind in life, I have a bit of a unique perspective on this song in that the “silence” that you can be “at one with” can be interpreted as the ultimate decision to end your life and finally stop the constant struggle.

    “Can’t tell me, there’s no point in trying” refers to a mind being made up to finally do it and everything else in the song just kind of fits: “all my life I’ve been fighting.”

    “My whole life I felt like a burden. I think too much and I hate it.”

    “I’m tired of caring.”

    “Loving only left me alone.”

    ...

    “I found peace (a way out) in your violence, can’t tell me (or talk me out of it), there’s no point in trying.”

    “I’m at one (with the decision to end the suffering), and I’ve been silent for so long (no one knows or understands, so goodbye).”

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2020 report

    I think that we all need to take a step back and realize that violence is not the answer to any scenario. There are so many people out there that are fighting so many battles on there own. And they feel so alone and feel like no one is there for them. But they are not alone because they will always have someone there for them. I know what is like when Khaild says
    "I've been quiet for too long
    I've been quiet for too long
    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long" Because this is what I have been doing.
    (Loving never gave me a home, so I'll sit here in the silence)
    This is what I have felt like before. But now I have found an amazing family who loves me. And my boyfriend has shown me that I will never be alone and that I will always be loved. And I have never felt so loved.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 3rd 2019 report

    It is a song with dual meaning in my opinion. First is the more personal one which seem to have already been discussed a lot already. A man who just want to end an emotionally abusive relationship and just be who he is and stop hiding it. The other is a societal one about the relationship between African-Americans as well as those of darker complexion and the rift caused by the abuses the “white society” has inflicted physical, emotional, and spiritual violence up on their brothers and sisters of color. The song is one where the person talks about having come to terms that the cycle will likely never end and that their voices have been disregarded so they eventually stopped speaking up. In the end though it is too much and the refuse to stay silent, no matter what happens next they won’t be silenced.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2019 report

    I believe this song explains how everybody should open up and be themselves. I think Khalid was talking about how he could not find love and that he needs to not be silent anymore. This is a very inspiration song and meaningful too.

  12. Mammassee
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    Nov 11th 2017 report

    My interpretation of this song

    This song is about himself

    (Yeah, I'd rather be a lover than a fighter
    'Cause all my life, I've been fighting)
    Iterp:
    As the lyric says he wants to stop fighting and wants to be a lover

    (Never felt a feeling of comfort
    All this time, I've been hiding)
    Interp:
    He has never felt at ease in his life, cause he has been hiding himself not showing who he really is all this time

    (And I never had someone to call my own, I'm so used to sharing
    Love only left me alone)
    Interp:
    He never bin in love with someone
    He is used to share his emotions but
    Love never found him

    (But I'm at one with the silence
    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long)
    Interp:
    He became one with his inner silence, and found peace in the violence of the world/ ore among us

    I found peace in your violence
    (Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been silent for too long)
    Interp:
    You can tell him that there’s no poit in trying because he won’t belive you.
    He is one with his silence and he wants to speak for himself because he has been silent for too long.

    I've been quiet for too long
    I've been quiet for too long
    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long

    (I'm in need of a savior, but I'm not asking for favors
    My whole life, I've felt like a burden
    I think too much, and I hate it
    I'm so used to being in the wrong, I'm tired of caring)
    Interp:
    He needs someone to save him from his own silence, but don’t want it to be out of sympathy ore because he asking for it, he wants it to be treu.
    All his life he felt like an unwanted gest.
    He thinks about everything and he hates it.
    He is used to be wrong and don’t caress no longer about the truth

    (Loving never gave me a home, so I'll sit here in the silence)
    Interp:
    This speaks for itself, its not so hard to understand

    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long
    ___________

    This song is about a man that has never loved someone, he realizes he needs to speak out loud to break through his inner silence.
    He wants and needs someone to love and who loves him.
    But till then he sits in the silence.
    __________

    I apologize if my English is a little bad ore incorrect. That’s because i didn’t pay attention at school Xb

    Groetjes, with kind regards Raymond

  13. Mammassee
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    Nov 11th 2017 report

    My interpretation of this song

    This song is about himself

    (Yeah, I'd rather be a lover than a fighter
    'Cause all my life, I've been fighting)
    Iterp:
    As the lyric says he wants to stop fighting and wants to be a lover

    (Never felt a feeling of comfort
    All this time, I've been hiding)
    Interp:
    He has never felt at ease in his life, cause he has been hiding himself not showing who he really is all this time

    (And I never had someone to call my own, I'm so used to sharing
    Love only left me alone)
    Interp:
    He never bin in love with someone
    He is used to share his emotions but
    Love never found him

    (But I'm at one with the silence
    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long)
    Interp:
    He became one with his inner silence, and found peace in the violence of the world/ ore among us

    I found peace in your violence
    (Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been silent for too long)
    Interp:
    You can tell him that there’s no poit in trying because he won’t belive you.
    He is one with his silence and he wants to speak for himself because he has been silent for too long.

    I've been quiet for too long
    I've been quiet for too long
    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long

    (I'm in need of a savior, but I'm not asking for favors
    My whole life, I've felt like a burden
    I think too much, and I hate it
    I'm so used to being in the wrong, I'm tired of caring)
    Interp:
    He needs someone to save him from his own silence, but don’t want it to be out of sympathy ore because he asking for it, he wants it to be treu.
    All his life he felt like an unwanted gest.
    He thinks about everything and he hates it.
    He is used to be wrong and don’t caress no longer about the truth

    (Loving never gave me a home, so I'll sit here in the silence)
    Interp:
    This speaks for itself, its not so hard to understand

    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long
    ___________

    This song is about a man that has never loved someone, he realizes he needs to speak out loud to break through his inner silence.
    He wants and needs someone to love and who loves him.
    But till then he sits in the silence.
    __________

    I apologize if my English is a little bad ore incorrect. That’s because i didn’t pay attention at school Xb

    Groetjes, with kind regards Raymond

  14. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2017 report

    My interpretation of this song

    This song is about himself

    (Yeah, I'd rather be a lover than a fighter
    'Cause all my life, I've been fighting)
    Iterp:
    As the lyric says he wants to stop fighting and wants to be a lover

    (Never felt a feeling of comfort
    All this time, I've been hiding)
    Interp:
    He has never felt at ease in his life, cause he has been hiding himself not showing who he really is all this time

    (And I never had someone to call my own, I'm so used to sharing
    Love only left me alone)
    Interp:
    He never bin in love with someone
    He is used to share his emotions but
    Love never found him

    (But I'm at one with the silence
    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long)
    Interp:
    He became one with his inner silence, and found peace in the violence of the world/ ore among us

    I found peace in your violence
    (Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been silent for too long)
    Interp:
    You can tell him that there’s no poit in trying because he won’t belive you.
    He is one with his silence and he wants to speak for himself because he has been silent for too long.

    I've been quiet for too long
    I've been quiet for too long
    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long

    (I'm in need of a savior, but I'm not asking for favors
    My whole life, I've felt like a burden
    I think too much, and I hate it
    I'm so used to being in the wrong, I'm tired of caring)
    Interp:
    He needs someone to save him from his own silence, but don’t want it to be out of sympathy ore because he asking for it, he wants it to be treu.
    All his life he felt like an unwanted gest.
    He thinks about everything and he hates it.
    He is used to be wrong and don’t caress no longer about the truth

    (Loving never gave me a home, so I'll sit here in the silence)
    Interp:
    This speaks for itself, its not so hard to understand

    I found peace in your violence
    Can't tell me there's no point in trying
    I'm at one, and I've been quiet for too long
    ___________

    This song is about a man that has never loved someone, he realizes he needs to speak out loud to break through his inner silence.
    He wants and needs someone to love and who loves him.
    But till then he sits in the silence.
    __________

    I apologize if my English is a little bad ore incorrect. That’s because i didn’t pay attention at school Xb

    Groetjes, with kind regards Raymond


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