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Sam Smith: Writing's On The Wall Meaning

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Song Released: 2015


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Writing's On The Wall Lyrics

I've been here before
But always hit the floor
I've spent a lifetime running
And I always get away
But with you I'm feeling something
That makes me want to stay

I'm prepared for this
I never shoot to miss
But I feel like a storm is...

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    Oct 12th 2019 report

    First I superficially thought it was about a gay in denial who finally decided to come out (minding the singer's individuality) but the historical background of the song's name (Mene mene tekel uparsin) about people seeing signs of God's judgement if they don't stop (getting away with it) and the strong crisis described All hopes begin to shatter and the light begins to fade with you I am not afraid! anaphora (constant repetition) "for you i give it all up" (compare Luke 9:23, Luke 14:26) are of faith (in someone) too strong if God's not implied. Plus in case of the leap of faith God is the one who could save actually breaking the fall unlike most humans in real life (sadly).
    So yes. The song is about his relationship with the Lord
    (Sorry, English is my second language)

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    Jul 12th 2018 report

    He has been in the position of loving someone and always getting hurt so he tries to avoid loving anyone but he cant seem to stay away from this one person he is attracted to. So he wants to know if he risk everything including being hurt again. Will she be there to show him she wont leave and he wont be put through the pain he was in before because he dont want to live without her or go through his troubles alone and hed give all the running away up just to be with her

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    anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2017 report

    He is writing about man's current relationship with the Lord

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    Nov 14th 2019 report

    I want to have someone sing this song on my wedding to my lover Randy. We are a domestic couple that will marry 10 10 20

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    Apr 15th 2018 report

    Even tho I might not want to love has finally caught me and I have to risk everything or lose my way.I have to surrender my heart knowing I might get hurt. But it will hurt worse not to be with the one I have fallen for

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    Jan 16th 2018 report

    I’ve spent a life time running and I always get away

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    Aug 2nd 2016 report

    A true love where he is unsure if the woman is fully committed to the relationship or what...He willing to sacrifice everything all for the sake of love...


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