What does Sweet Surrender mean?

Sarah McLachlan: Sweet Surrender Meaning

Album cover for Sweet Surrender album cover

Song Released: 1998


Sweet Surrender Lyrics

Sweet Surrender lyrics
Songwriters: Mclachlan, Sarah;

It doesn't mean much
It doesn't mean anything at all
The life I've left behind me is a cold room

I've crossed the last line
From where I can't return
Where every step I took in...

  1. ramstanger1181
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    Nov 4th 2019 !⃝

    A second anonymous I accidentally hit three stars when I meant one this site won't let you change that that's stupid the arrogance of this person to ask if your wax out of your f****** mind if you watch the video there is a lot of clues that point this direction the life I left behind me is a cold room this is just one example that very well could indicate what me and first anonymous are trying to say you arrogant bastard

  2. ramstanger1181
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    Nov 4th 2019 !⃝

    I agree with the first anonymous I believe this is a song about one taking their own life so are you whacked out of your f****** mind you arrogant anonymous bastard

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2019 !⃝

    I feel like this song is pretty straight forward. Many men are left puzzled by female behavior and psychology, and this song really exposes the deep recesses of a woman’s mind. Women naturally want to submit to a force stronger than them. But especially so when they themselves already feel inadequate. This behavior can be a positive when channeled into a safe loving relationship, but devestating when lost too many times in relationships that don’t last or end well. In other words, the highest form of famine love is surrrender and when it is cast aside; there is only a cold room, memories and a hardened heart. The feminine convinces herself that the surrender was foolishness and she is strong, independent, and in control. This feeling though ultimately does not make her happy, so she thinks to herself, that maybe she just didn’t surrender enough, which makes her even feel even more inadequate and lowering her self esteem. It is ultimately a tragedy, as this is viscous cycle, often complicated by drug use and promiscuity. But by itself, unabused, surrender is the sweetest and highest form of love. Please don’t ever find yourself in abuse of it it is painful.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2018 !⃝

    It's about somebody who took their life and that is the sweet surrender. They are giving the life they had to God. It's the only gift they have left to give to our heavenly father who gave them the best gift of all, life.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2013 !⃝

    To Anonymous above: Are you wacked out of your fucking mind?

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2011 !⃝

    I now think of Casey Anthony when I hear this song or watch the video . There is a cold room in the Anthony's home . It does mean much to Casey Anthony . Casey Anthony crossed the last line and did not return home . Casey Anthony was taken to jail , she was asked no questions in the trial . She was found not guilty and the ugliness that surrounded her was stripped away ( in the legal sense ) . Prophecy in songs can happen .


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