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A Little Too Much Lyrics

She would not show she was afraid,
But being and feeling alone was too much to face,
Though everyone said that she was strong,
What they didn't know is that she could barely carry on,

Said that she knew she would be okay,
So she didn't let...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 12th 2018 report

    I think this song is not exactly about a girl, but "someone" that is passing thought a lot.... depression, anxiety, personal problems is general. he is saying that this person wants to give up on everything, but he\she knows or wants to believe that everything is going to be ok, he\she is trying to stay strong, everyones says that he\she is so strong but deeply he\she is felling alone and is devastated from everything that is happening


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    Feb 5th 2018 report

    This song is trying to say something, it’s trying to say something about not giving up on yourself because of one bad day you have to keep going because it will get better if u just stay positive mabye something better will come and the bad stuff will be done and over with u just have to believe in yourself, dream to achieve!


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 26th 2017 report

    The song is about a girl (or boy) who is battling depression and everyday is like a war inside their heads, like their drowning and help is too far to be reached. They feel alone and upset but can’t show it or express themselves to anyone. Why do I love this song? Coz I can relate

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2021 report

    i think this song is about a girl/boy who is hurting who pushes everyone away and i really relate to this song as the girl fake smiles everywhere she goes as she doesnt want to seem weak and need help cause she knows she will get over her emotions and doesnt want to worry the people around her so she doesnt bother showing her emotions cause its easier to hide them. Shawn shows how the girl hides as she 'tells herself it will be ok' she doesnt notice how shawn (or any person doesnt matter) notices her hurting but shawn could also be referring this song to himself. this song overall is amazing and i love it cause its so relatable.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 16th 2019 report

    Okay, I want to say that this is open it interpritation (is that spelled right idk), and everyones is right (including that girl who says shes Shawns Ex). However I have a (at least to me) a unique veiw, not as the girl but as the guy (in this case I guess Shawn). Also side note, I call him Shwn because I acctualy go to school with his sister (first person I met in grade 9 "Head-start", but didn't find out until this December (because I am stupid and couldn't put togther the two last names), However I don't have any of his acctual thought. Anyways so I knew a girl and we went to overnight camp together for two weeks and I grew to love her in a way that I would have done anything to help her. She had a lot of problems from anxity to panic attacks ticks (tureets), which caused me a shit ton of anxity. One of the elast conversations we had (after camp, we had been texting for four hours (it was 2 am), she said that no matter what i couldn't help because she was "broken". One dayI found out she loved this songand instanty I knew its meaning. So yes, the girl is afraod and doesn' think she can go on. She lives her life fooling everyone but Shawn (or who ever the guy/girl s) knows what she is going through and is tellingher that it will be okaywill be okay okay because shes just ike everyone else. Sorry about the probably coppy writing of the second helf, Icantswhat I wrote so I can't fix or be surof of what i am writing, i just deleted a shit tone of unknown letters buti hope you can read this.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2019 report

    I would make this happen to stay the album it’s very cool and it’s very employers to be in the album it’s to have more doing music.

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  7. anonymous
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    Mar 8th 2019 report

    I think to my record label is to be fun and very important to us, we’ve been these albums to travel and absolutely fun trips together on tours. We had fun traveling.

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  8. anonymous
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    Feb 8th 2019 report

    I think I’ve been to the studio about three minutes, then we would to be every week but it’s very crazy.

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  9. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2018 report

    That a girl's is struggling to keep it all together and every one thought she was just fine but deep down inside she was hurting but she knows that it's all going to be ok because she is strong

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2018 report

    He means this from two point of views. Both from mine and his point of view. So this song is about how I was going through something and Shawn was the only one who knew about it. And how he was secretly battling depression and no one knowing about it. He's saying in this song everything gets better, and even though people may seem strong and happy doesn't always mean they are.
    Shawn's Ex

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 27th 2017 report

    Shawn is arguably talking about himself. But instead of putting it in the perspective of Shawn being the one who is hurt, he talks about a girl who is in a position she cannot handle. He's trying to reassure her, and himself that everything sometimes does get a little too much, but we have to realize that feeling is only temporary. Shawn had always said that this song really hit home for him, and that he held it very close to his heart. Whether or not we get a true explanation to the song, we can all agree this song is very meaningful in its own way.

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 12th 2017 report

    I think that Shawn is talking about girls that are trying so hard to be someone that they're not. I believe that he's trying to say that girls don't need to change who they are because they don't love themselves and want to be someone that is 'perfect'.

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2017 report

    This song is about Shawn Mendes, when he was going through a stressing time. He revealed this on his illuminate world tour in Amsterdam 2017.

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 8th 2017 report

    Its about a girl who is sad and depressed and only Shawn notices. He is telling her everything is going to be ok.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2016 report

    This song is about a girl and she's sad,she's feels alone and no one says every there for her.she has to hide her pain bc she doesn't want people to see her sad or know she is like that.shawns the only one who knows and he's trying to tell her that it's okay to be sad bc the feelings only temporary and everything sginnq get better soon

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2016 report

    "She would always tell herself she could do this, she would use no help, it would be just fine, but when it got hard she would lose her focus, so take my hand and we'll be alright, and she knew that she would be okay, so she didn't let it get in her way. Sometimes it all gets a little too much, but you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up nd you don't have to be afraid, because we're all the same" Shawn Mendes is saying to not let your depression get in the way, because we all know how it feels at some point in our lives. The feeling is only temporary, and you have to know that you have people who love you and that it's not over yet. Stay positive and strong.

  17. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2016 report

    I think it just means like a girl is having a hard time getting through things and it is just really hard for her and he is just there to comfort and/or help her in any way he can

  18. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2015 report

    I think this song talks about a girl that cuts herself. But only he knows that she is a cutter. She cuts herself because she feels alone. In School or wherever she is no one notice that she is in hurt because maybe she always smiles and seems so happy.
    "Sometimes it all gets a Little too much" says, that even through she gets through a hard time she can make it and someday will be easier. He want to help her, but she doesn't want any help. When she's down she tells herself that she can get out of there and when she lose her Focus and don't now what do to do he is there for her.

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