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OneRepublic: If I Lose Myself Meaning

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Song Released: 2013


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If I Lose Myself Lyrics

I stared up at the sun,
Thought of all of the people, places and things I’ve loved.
I stared up just to see
With all of the faces, you were the one next to me.

You can feel the light start to tremble,
Washing what you know out to sea.
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    anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2014 report

    Ryan Tedder himself stated in several interviews that this song is about his own fear of flying due to some bad experience (which is NOT a good thing to suffer from when you are an international rock star and going on tour every few months!).

    He describes the feeling you get when you start wondering who would actually miss you if you died in an accident and sings of the strange relief when discovering that the person next to him - in this case his love - has to stand the same danger, being locked up in a tiny tin "40,000 feet off the ground".
    The chorus ("If I lose myself tonight, it will be by your side") speaks for itself, it says if he dies, his love will die with him.

    Btw I hope Ryan will live to be 100 to write and perform (their concert in Vienna was hilarious!) more songs as fabulous as this one ^^

    Sorry for my English, I'm not a native ...

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 17th report

    It means dying to yourself. Giving up your control. (everything you think you have control of is “washed out to sea.”)
    You give up your will and decide to follow God and His will.
    And letting go of the fear of losing that control. Holding onto your faith in trying times.( I can feel the light start to tremble)
    Persevering to the end with Christ.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 26th 2017 report

    I watched the behind the scenes and Ryan says that it's about his fear of flying and waking up on a plant to realize its crashing, then panic, then looking next to you and realize that person is experiencing the same fear.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2017 report

    I think this song means that when he gets drunk, he's gonna do all this. If he dies, he'll die with whoever got drunk with him!

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2013 report

    If I Lose Myself" is a song recorded by American rock band OneRepublic for their third studio album Native (2013). It was released as the album's first official single on January 8, 2013.[1][2] The song was written by Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Brent Kutzle and Zach Filkins. It was produced by Tedder and Blanco and Kutzle served as the co-producer. The song peaked at number 74 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 on the Media Control Charts in Germany.

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