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Song Released: 1991

Losing My Religion Lyrics

Oh, life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up

That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to...


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    Jun 10th, 2006 6:56am report

    Here’s my interpretation of what it is about, and an explanation of what it is about for me. The song for me is about the efforts of conveying your love to someone, trying to get them to understand how much you love them, without saying it straight out because of the fear of losing them all together.

    “Life is bigger, it’s bigger than you” is a statement, logically true. It shouldn’t be the end of the world that she doesn’t love you.

    “And you are not me” is the sad truth, she’s not on the same page, you are not a part of each other.

    “The lenghts that I will go to” shows the power of the love, that you will go to the end of the world for her. “The distance in your eyes” is her lack of interest in you, she’s not there with you with the same emotions. “I set it up” means that you’re trying to create situations where the truth will come out, where you will get what you want.

    “That’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight”, you are everywhere, in the background and right in front of her. “losing my religion”, losing your faith that she loves you, losing your faith in love all together. Losing your belief that soulmates would be together no matter what.

    “Trying to keep up with you, and I don’t know if I can do it”, trying to stop her from walking away from you, trying to keep moving on together, not sure that it’s working.

    “Oh no I’ve said too much, I haven’t said enough”, the fear that you hinted too strongly, that it has become too obvious that you love her. Wanting to tell her more, to let it all out, thinking that maybe she didn’t get your hints, that they weren’t obvious enough.

    “I thought that I heard you laughing, I thought that I heard you sing”, You thought you were going in the right direction, you thought she was there with you. “I think I thought I saw you try”, you thought she was hinting back, but you are so unsure.

    “Every whisper, of every waking hour, I’m choosing my confessions”, every second of your time you’re thinking about what to reveal and what not to, planning what to say to her. “Trying to keep an eye on you”, trying to see how she reacts, what she feels and thinks about what you’re saying. “like a hurt lost and blinded fool”, you’re hurt that she doesn’t respond to your hints, you’re lost in what to do, you feel blind because you thought that you saw that she felt something for you and you feel like a fool because you allowed yourself to think that she would love you back.

    “consider this, consider this, the hint of the century”, you give her the most obvious hint of your love that you can think of. “The slip that brought me to my knees failed”, you gave her the hint of a lifetime, so huge it was basically a slip and the emotional impact it had on you to tell her brought you to your knees, beat you down. But still she did not respond to you.

    “What if all these fantasies come flailing around”, express the fear you have that your fantasies about you two together will never become a reality. “Now I’ve said too much”, there it was, you want to be with her and you just let yourself think it. There’s no way back, you can’t take that thought back.

    “That was just a dream”, all your hinting was for nothing, it turns out she doesn’t love you back and you had just created what you wanted to be there, but what was not really.


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    Oct 29th, 2005 10:57am report

    'Losing My Religion' is actually a southern term that means "I don't think I still have faith in this turning out the way I want it to."

    The song is about letting someone know you have a crush on them and the emotions that go along with that. "Oh no I've said too much, I haven't said enough" is a reference to the point when you have indirectly let someone how you feel about them -- but then you rethink it and you don't know if they caught "the hint of the century"

    "Losing my religion" is about worrying that the other person is not going to be interested in you.

    "What if all these fantasies, Come flailing around" -- is the fear that your day dreams about this person will never become a reality.


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    Sep 12th, 2005 9:26am report

    This song seems to describe the end of a relationship, plain and simple.

    "Life is bigger than you", "the distance in your eyes", etc, are just the author's realization of the end of his relationship. "That's me in the corner" describes isolation, "that's me in the spotlight" describes the focus of the disintegration being put solely on him, and he seems to compare his relationship metaphorically to a religion, saying that he had put all of his faith in something which is slipping away from him before his eyes.

    This seems to be backed up by "trying to keep an eye on you", and "I think I thought I saw you try/but that was just a dream", saying that all of the effort to keep the relationship together was on him, and that he is finally giving up.


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    Nov 18th, 2014 11:40pm report

    This is the story of my life and the love-of-my-life overlapping...we met at 16, but we did not hit it off straight away and then a friend of mine went out with her and I went out with a friend of hers and we all ended up not seeing each other ever again...now, 25 years after and married (not with each other) and with children and living 15.000 kilometres away from each other, we have told each other we love one another and we always have and our partners know and they are not happy about it and she is ready to leave it all behind for me and I half ready but not all together, and goes on this way...until one day...at present, it all seems like being just a dream...


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    Mar 10th, 2013 3:02am report

    I belive the meaning of this song is beyond the face value. What I get from this is how I relate personally. I struggle daily with a drug addiction in which my boyfriend has helped me recover tremendously. I get from this song that a man is trying so hard to help someone he loves (girlfriend, child, friend) and it at times seems so promising and looks so good. Then, as it's going great the world comes crashing down and all seems in vain. He says "I think, I thought I saw you try" and "but that was just a dream". This is said bcause he wants to see the good, not the bad. He sees a good person that needs a chance, and trys so hard to show the right path. I think the message here is don't give up on a lost soul. We just need a little guidance and patience to evolve into the person that you can see underneith all the pain and hurt. Theres a lot of bad on this earth and when you find something good, its rare. Dont give up on the good hearted, we are very few. We need some love and guidance to light our paths in life. I promise you wont be sorry, you wont lose your religion. :)

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    Feb 16th, 2013 2:27pm report

    Watch the official video with the sound muted. Note that all-male cast and the angel wings aplenty. Consider how HIV/AIDS was thought about in 1991 by the non-gay general public.

    Since Michael Stipe has identified himself as actively bisexual, there is the very real possibility that he himself was experiencing a deeply-felt personal loss of a loved one to AIDS at the time the song was being written. Consider the lyrics in that possible context.

    Coincidentally, Tony Kushner's award-winning play "Angels in America" (gays coping with the hopelessness of an AIDS death sentence) also debuted on Broadway in 1991.


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    Jun 9th, 2012 6:10pm report

    First let me explain that this post is NOT intended as a sermon. The Biblical references are meant to support my arguments and not to proselytize. I include them with easy to web-search citations so that you can decide for yourself whether I make sense.

    I saw a LOT of the interpretations that say this song is about religion getting seriously panned, but I agree with "some" of them and I hope you readers agree that my arguments are at least supported. I ALSO believe it is about relationships and love. When I read the postings arguing that he was trying to reconcile coming to grips with his homosexuality, that sealed it for me. I just disagree with one point, he's not simply dropping hints about love, he's dropping hints to God that he needs approval for his lifestyle and he's afraid to ask out-loud for God to approve of his homosexual romantic interest in another man. On one hand, he feels there is no point because the Good Book says "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." Leviticus 18:22 On the other hand, Jesus was about love and that edict doesn't seem to ring so loudly out of Jesus' mouth, so he's comtemplating whether the "edits" of the Old Testament law which is the New Testament (emphasis on the first four books which tell the gospel (or "good news") according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) means that his interest in another man may too be acceptable. However, if I were to point to one specific reference, I would argue that this song seems to be argued on the grounds of I Corinthians Ch 13 in his defense.

    Some slight background on the Christians in Corinth would be helpful, so bear with me. It suffices to say that the Church of Corinth had a myriad of issues. They were educated, seemingly spirit-filled, expressed many of the holy gifts which were at the time identified as a group of people with God's favor. At the same time, they were a hot-mess of in-fighters who were quietly at war with each other. Paul's first letter to the Church at Corinth is that of a father to a rebelling son to clean up his act. It is quite the reprimand. See I Cor 1:10-17. Even so, again and again he emphasizes that to be Christ-like means to love. "...the greatest of these is love." I Cor 13:13.

    (ok, finally on to the song...)
    Michael Stripe appears to be attempting to express his frustration at his inability to reconcile his homosexuality and his upbringing values which clearly mirror many Christian beliefs.

    In support of this theory, I argue the video's intentional desecration of various Christian symbols show that he's pissed off with God, feels that he should not have the right to be, and is having a very difficult time reconciling the morality that his heart tells him to be correct versus the morality which he was taught to be correct. In short, if he is expressing "love", and Jesus more than anything else was about expressing love for our fellow man, how can his love for another man be wrong?!

    Ok - and now my line by line interpretation.

    Losing My Religion Lyrics
    my guide to help you follow"
    "" - quoted song lyrics
    -- - my interpretation
    ** - video imagery supporting my position

    "Oh, life is bigger / It's bigger than you" -- the Bible doesn't seem to give me the answer to everything I have encountered in this life.
    ** in the video, it is raining which congers up the imagery that he's waiting on the storm and lightening that will strike him down. Also, there is the image of spilled milk which is rather a direct reference. Then there's a man showing comforting affection to Stripe which is considerably affectionate considering the normal boundaries of male behavior. From this I conclude that yes, this is a song about homosexuality and fear of being stricken down by God. Stripe wears Angel wings to show he thinks he is a comparatively a good person who should not be judged for this desire.

    "And you are not me" -- you should not hold me to your standards.

    "The lengths that I will go to" -- I am doing the absolute best that I can

    "The distance in your eyes" -- yet I feel judged severely
    ** Stripe is shown in various contemplative poses showing that he is constantly lost in thought over this delimma.

    "Oh no, I've said too much" -- Have I condemned myself by arguing with God?!

    "I set it up" -- I have challenged God (will he be merciful?)

    "That's me in the corner" -- I feel punished even though I know I have done so much good and right by your teachings!
    **Image of the tan/black angel in wings in the chair of punishment.

    "That's me in the spotlight" -- I feel that I am being watched and Judged only for my faults. I feel I am being only seen for what I am doing 'wrong.'
    ** - the nymph tied to the tree is a reference to the death of someone innocent -- like Jesus on the cross. The nymph is also free of clear sexuality. Is it unclear whether we are looking at a very feminine boy or an equally androgynous girl! This is an analogy to Stripe's confusion over his sexuality and a clear declaration that he is otherwise as innocent as the man killed on the cross. Also not the arrows. One just above the heart which likely signifies love. The other arrow, the one in the side, congers the suggestion that Stripe identifies the innocence of this nymph with Jesus who was stabbed in the side to prove he was dead. See John 19:34 This image will be repeated later in the video which further supports this theory. From the multiple references to 'the death on the cross', 'the Spear of Destiny', and the repeated use of wings in the video, I cannot conclude that this video and song are anything other than an argument to God.

    "Losing my religion" -- I cannot reconcile it all, and I can't accept that this part of me makes me unacceptable

    "Trying to keep up with you" -- I am doing everything I can to live up to your standards.

    "And I don't know if I can do it" -- Not that I have ever seen anyone else do it, I am still trying.

    "Oh no, I've said too much" -- ... (Have I condemned myself by arguing with God?!)

    "I haven't said enough" -- God, I don't know if you understand me.

    "I thought that I heard you laughing / I thought that I heard you sing" -- and if I did, then I know that you still love me "just the way that I am."
    ** Pay particular attention to the men with other men and women with other women. Then, a man apparently meant to envision his Adonis male whom he desires followed shortly by a decorated woman whom he feels that he "should" desire even though her decorations really only serve to make the otherwise attractive woman look silly.

    "I think I thought I saw you try" -- I have felt a presence, and I think you are reaching out to me the way that I am trying to reach out to you.

    "Every whisper / Of every waking hour / I'm
    Choosing my confessions" -- Not only do I struggle with what I believe, I worry about what I should say 'out loud.'
    ** The men who had the donkey's mouth near their crothes have their heads close together signifying a whispered conversation. The donkey is not seen, but we know its head would be there between them serving as a proxy between them. The donkey represents man sleeping with animalsn which the Bible calls 'perversion.' Leviticus 18:23. The men suddenly look up as if realizing they can be striken down at any second. Next, the angel is the chair is humping someone beneath him. This is a clear reference to Stripe's internal belief that his homosexuality does not make him less that 'angelic.' Finally, watch Stripe's hands as he 'discreetly' signals the 'four corners of the cross', a Catholic symbol of holiness and a reference to the crucifixion of the Christ on the cross. This is a slightly hidden reference to Catholic priest and some divisions of Protestant priests who maintain using the symbols of the four corners during certain prayers. It is not an accident. Stripe clearly was raised with heavy Catholic influence and intends by the reference to maintain that his homosexuality does not make him any less holy. This is why the gesture is made while he says the words 'I'm choosing my confessions.'

    "Trying to keep an eye on you" -- I am looking for a sign to tell me if you approve or if you are asking me to change.
    ** - Here in the video, we learn that it is the old man who was under the angel in the earlier scene.

    "Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool" -- I don't understand why you won't just send me a 'burning bush'-like sign (Exodus 3:1-15) You are forcing me to agonize and traumatize myself over this love for another man.

    "Oh no, I've said too much / I set it up" -- ... (Have I condemned myself by arguing with God?! I feel the fear that you are about to strike me down for even asking you about this.)
    ** - One 'angel' trying to reach down to help another 'fallen angel' likely signifies that he thinks his desired partner is also an angelic person who is pure with exception of these romantic homosexual desires.

    "Consider this, consider this / The hint of the century" -- Isn't my behavior just emblematic of how so many others are around me??? Isn't my developed homosexuality just a 'sign of the times?'
    ** - in the video, the analogy is made to the body of Christ bruised by the Spear to the side. This is a follow-up to the nymph with the wound in the same location.

    "Consider this / the slip / that brought me to my knees / Failed" -- This is my only flaw! It is really that wrong?!
    ** - Behind Stripe is a set of wings behind an open Bible. I can't imagine any way this is not a reference to some crisis of conscience related to to Bible if he makes so many references to it.

    "What if all these fantasies / Come flailing around" -- I keep dreaming of happiness with him. What if it can be true? Is is wrong?

    "Now I've said too much" -- And if I am wrong, will you forgive me for even asking.

    "I thought that I heard you laughing / I thought that I heard you sing / I think I thought I saw you try" -- ... (see above)

    "But that was just a dream / That was just a dream" -- I keep wondering if all of these dreams of happiness with him is a vision from you or just a dream from my heart. I dare not 'assume' your approval until you tell me otherwise, so please accept my confession to you that 'my dream of a happy life with this other man is just a dream' and that I really want to follow your will. (i.e. don't strike me down!) cites: 'I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!' Mark 9:24; “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” Romans 10:3;“but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” 1 Peter 2:20b-23
    ** - In the video, Stripe and his tanned angel have given up on the natural wings and decide they are going to try to build their own. This is a reference to people inventing their own religion when their personal values no longer match the belief system they were raised with. For emphasis on what Stripe is thinking, he keeps blurring out of focus to match his blurred mind as he tries to come to peace with the fact that he is indeed walking away from his religious belief and trying to form his own. To emphasize this point, there is a new milk container, one with a cap so that Stripe can control whether or not it gets spilled again. He has replaced his 'spilled milk' with milk from a new source. He is 'reborn.' He dances his happiness with his new direction. He no longer looks up except to the 'spotlight' instead of to the sky as he did earlier in the video. So does his Adonis. The Adonis checks to verify that it was the spotlight and not a sign from the sky - which would represent the burning-bush signal from God.

    "That's me in the corner / That's me in the spotlight / Losing my religion / Trying to keep up with you / And I don't know if I can do it / Oh no, I've said too much / I haven't said enough / I thought that I heard you laughing / I thought that I heard you sing / I think I thought I saw you try / But that was just a dream" -- ... (same as explained above
    ** - Now there the contrast between the religious images and the 'man-made' wings symbolizing his transition and acceptance of the God he creates for himself as the substitute for the God that he had believed.

    "Try, Cry, Why, Try" -- I want to be what you want me to be. I 'Try' but I love him. I 'Cry' because I believe you do not approve. I ask 'Why' because I know my love is genuine and I can't understand how it could possibly be wrong, and I 'Try' to reconcile what I have been taught and what I feel.
    ** Nevertheless, he still sits contemplating this idea. He's not fully comfortable with his decision. T
    "That was just a dream" -- ... (same as above)

    "Just a dream, just a dream, dream" -- I don't mean to challenge you. Forgive me for asking. I don't mean to rebel like Jonah, but please don't treat me like Job. I don't mean it. But, if I am right, please send a clearer sign that this love is correct and right.
    ** - As he sits in contemplation the person wearing the wings has his back to Stripe and the Bible is attached seemingly to the back of the Bible. Not only is he, in his effort to reconcile h is paradox turning his back on the God, he too believes that God is turning his back on him as well.

    (end of lyric translation)

    I reality, there are a lot of Christians who absolutely love this song. Most of us have struggled with something in our lives that have caused us to want to question God and demand a clear explanation and feel that we do not have the right to ask for an answer. In the singer's case, he feels that he is under the microscope for his homosexuality even though he feels he has done (just about) everything else the right way and he can't understand how this can possibly be wrong when it feels like the right and loving thing to do.

    In Stripe's case, he still has not 'worked out' the contradictions, so the video ends with the answers right behind him in an open book.


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    Mar 23rd, 2012 3:00pm report

    Did not understand this song - until I read the Top Rated reply. Thank you.


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    Mar 1st, 2012 3:10pm report

    The number one interpretation is correct, i think, but the girl is not a girl or a partner. It's god. It's about life in general and people being pressured by religion and "faith", "haven't said enough" means he hasn't prayed enough. "Said too much", means he has said something to offend someone religiously. And that pretty much sums up everyone's current life in the world.


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    Mar 1st, 2012 3:05pm report

    The number one interpretation is correct, i think, but the girl is not a girl or a partner. It's god.


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    Feb 11th, 2012 2:40pm report

    That is about someone who are in love and he loses faith to recover his love.


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    Feb 8th, 2012 2:18pm report

    The song is full of allegories.
    Yes it is partly about a crush on someone,
    however it also refers to Michael Stipe being uncomfortable with celebrity. 'that's me in the corner', refers to stipe wanting to go unnoticed and have a quiet normal life, 'that's me in the spotlight' is a reference to being on stage and in the publice eye, 'losing my religion', quite rightly, has been interpreted many times on this site, as a southern expression about losing ones patience/temper.
    Excellent song, and stipe recorded the vocals in pne take!


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    Jan 11th, 2012 1:09pm report

    For me "losing my religion" is simply losing self identity, sometimes people by not understanding us, they confuse us to the point that we r in a bubble of decisions and trying to choose between " adopting ourselves to others" or "being the way we r away from those who don't accept us". This whole confusion is a for me "losing the religion", but it comes back better.


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    Aug 13th, 2011 8:51am report

    I agree with those that interpret the song as the end of a relationship. He is sad, this love used to be everything and now he is starting to understand that love is not bigger than life. One should not give up on life, because love fails and he explains that "you are not me" meaning he is still an individual, she is not him, they are not one. He is loosing faith in that this love will hold.


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    Aug 5th, 2011 8:26pm report

    Can't say I figured it all out, but here is something most don't notice in the REM video:

    Astrology symbols occur heavily (that circular and arrow thing) in about the first half of the video. I think Astrology is a big message here (you should also check my youtube videos...I am just starting to post them). Astrology can be a way to "lose" your religion.

    The "I've said too much" line is how the others (mostly fools) don't want to believe something they have been brainwashed out of believing. So REM choses to only give you hints to avoid the knee-jerk denial so common in society.

    The hammer scenes later on have an interesting astrological significance, but too detailed for this post. Even the term, "REM" (of course the band's name)has a meaning that may lead you to these results as it has for me. REM is what you do in a dream, and "that was just a dream"
    so he wrote about it, and figured it out.

    Someone else had the post that Michael Stype called Losing My Religion his 'stalker/Police' song (i.e. Every Breath You Take). So that could be a clue that most people would be in error about it being a love song (same as the Police song referred to being when it was actually about a stalker). Think about it.


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    Jun 27th, 2011 6:51pm report

    I think the song is about his rise, his success, and his potential/real fall from stardom. He's singing about his fans and about his ability to keep up with the demands of writing and carrying the persona that he created. (I set it up)

    (his confessions) - are his songs - his beliefs, his feelings, his heart, his experiences, his view on life.

    "oh no, I've said too much." maybe jinxing himself (his success) by admitting he might not be able to keep it going.
    (self fulfilling prophecies)

    Think - "Be careful what you wish for" - it may not always be what you wanted. "You're only as good as your last hit."

    Good insight, truths, and brave of him to put it our there for all of us to see, hear, feel.

    Losing my Religion

    Oh, life is bigger
    It's bigger than you..(- You- being the fans.)
    And you are not me
    The lengths that I will go to ..(and so you and the press don't know me like you think you do.)

    The distance in your eyes (from his perspective - you couldn't possibly see)
    Oh no, I've said too much (should I admit to feeling this?)
    I set it up (his persona - his path to fame.)

    That's me in the corner
    That's me in the spotlight (on stage looking at all of you)
    Losing my religion (losing his faith in himself - or selling his soul?)
    Trying to keep up with you (success,fans..)
    And I don't know if I can do it (self doubt - or self betrayal)
    Oh no, I've said too much (its probably a mistake to admit to fears, to shortcomings)
    I haven't said enough (even so, there is more he needs to say, regardless of the risks to himself)

    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    Every whisper
    Of every waking hour I'm
    Choosing my confessions (his songwriting)
    Trying to keep an eye on you (..keep the hits coming and what the fans want.)
    Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool (acknowledging he's a fool to become such a slave to fame - losing his soul to success)
    Oh no, I've said too much
    I set it up (his wish, his fault)

    Consider this, consider this
    The hint of the century
    Consider this the slip
    that brought me to my knees
    What if all these fantasies
    Come flailing around ("jinxing himself" bring about self fulfilling prophecies)
    Now I've said too much
    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try (to like him, to understand him)

    But that was just a dream
    That was just a dream (envisioning himself as a failure? or a success?)

    That's me in the corner
    That's me in the spotlight
    Losing my religion
    Trying to keep up with you
    And I don't know if I can do it
    Oh no, I've said too much
    I haven't said enough
    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try
    But that was just a dream
    Try, Cry, Why, Try
    That was just a dream
    Just a dream, just a dream, dream (or is fame the nightmare he is waking from?)


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    Jun 24th, 2011 6:39am report

    As much as all these interpretations make sense I fail to concur with them. I(as in ME) believe that the song means just what is written LOSING one's religion none of you can tell me that at some point in your lives you have not questioned your purpose in this world or why bad things seem to be occurring to you. This person really feels like he has lost all hope and faith in God. Hard to believe I know but all I can tell you is this: listen
    To the song again but this time listen to it as someone beaten down and Sick of life.. Listen to it when you really feel down in the dumps and let down by the higher power. I know this sounds crazy. But unfortunately we've all doubted Gods intentions for us and if you have'nt then you have tremendous faith or you are lying!


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    Jun 6th, 2011 6:03pm report

    Well you have to live this amazing song to understand it..here's my interpretation:

    It is about a man who adores someone but yet having a lot of issues with. It is as if he is trying to convince himself to leave her, and in the same time trying to make her feel sorry for him...

    life is bigger than you
    (obvious meaning)
    and you are not me
    (you don't think the way I do)
    the lengths I would go do
    (the sacrifices I could have done for you)
    the distance in your eyes
    (the carelessness you show referring to empty looks of her eyes)
    Oh no I've said too much
    (Now he's regretting because He's afraid to make her even madder)
    Thats me in ......
    (It's my life on stake, I am loosing hope)
    Trying to keep up with you and I....
    (Trying to be and do whatever she likes but she's never satisfied)
    Every whisper of every waking hour, I am choosing my confessions
    (All the times I am worried what to say, afraid that you might be aware of my inner weakness)
    Trying to keep an eye on you
    (Trying to take care of her feelings, not to hurt her with his pain)
    Like a hurt lost and blinded fool
    (he's blaming himself because he always had her feeling a priority and not his)
    Oh no I've....
    (Now he regrets again)

    Consider this, the hint of the century
    (he refers to the moment he fell in love with her)
    Consider this, the slip that brought me to my knees
    (the error of loving her that made him weak, like a follower)
    (Stopped loving you)
    What if all these fantasies.....
    (again he is threatening that he might stop loving her)

    That was just a dream
    (It is he is confessing that he can not stop loving her but he wishes to)

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