Sheppard: Geronimo Meaning
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Song Released: 2014
Now it's coming back we can steal it.
If we bridge this gap,
I can see you
Through the curtains of the waterfall.
When I lost it,
Yeah you held my hand,
But I tossed it,
You were waiting,
As I dove...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 30th 2017 report
I found the meaning of it...
Geronimo was the English name given to a Native American who famously took revenge on Mexicans who killed his family. Sheppard uses the term in this song for a different reason. Soldiers who jump out of planes often shout “Geronimo!” as a way of communicating that they are fearless. This term invokes that connotation in this song: taking a leap fearlessly into the unknown.“Bombs away” is another expression that carries the same connotations of “Geronimo.”
Sheppard indicates that the fearless leap into the unknown in this song refers to love, which is always a rush, but never without its risks.
The pursuit of love in the relationship moved too fast, causing problems.
The waterfall only provides imagery; it is not a metaphor for something.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:
I think everyone is pretty much spot on here so far. He lost love and wants to make amends. He can now see what he couldn't see before (through the curtains). He was in love and threw it away (tossed it). he didn't understand she was waiting for him to go all in.
Say Geronimo, just go all in, falling in love is a leap of faith when you do. You can't see where it'll take you (through the curtains of the waterfall) but you'll never land without the leap. If you leap through the waterfall with faith that you'll land safely in the pool below, love is a thing where you just may land on the rocks but you can't find love without the leap.
The first time they rushed it, went too fast. they broke up (crushed it) but that was then (in the past). Now he wants to make that leap. Bombs away....
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 27th 2014 report
I think this song is about being on the edge of something big in your life, and just jumping in completely. Giving it a go and seeing how it works out.
anonymous Oct 12th, 23:33 report
I think Geronimo has a little mention about the war when they sing "bombs away" and how the soldiers would yell 'Geronimo' when Jumping out of the aeroplane.
anonymous Nov 19th 2020 report
I think the song Geronimo by Sheppard is about two star crossed lovers. In the beginning of the song George Sheppard sings, "if we bridge this gap, I can see you, through the curtain of a waterfall". This lyric hints that there is a gap needing to be bridged. Through our interpretation we see this bridge as one between two people from different sides of war. The music video also affirms our theory on the song being about two star crossed lovers from different sides of war. In the music video a revolution is depicted. As both groups fight one another, George Sheppard, after singing, "we can make this leap, through the curtains of the waterfall", goes on to kiss a girl from the opposing side. This confirms the star crossed lover narrative.
-Deepti Pillai (with help from Stella Schershligt)
anonymous Apr 16th 2019 report
I think it means that we should be fearless in what we try and let go of everything that is holding us back.
anonymous Jul 9th 2018 report
We played this song on our way to an at-risk youth camp. We had a lot hanging on the balance for some of these kids. We had been praying & fasting for a miracle. Geronimo summed up our feelings of temerity, snatching these kuds away crom harm's way. Daring to challenge their status quo. Refusing to stay indifferent. The "courtain of the water falls" are the prayers abd tears spoken on behalf of these kiddos. It's the bath of transformation when one, even one of these kids chooses to stand tall and defy all odds and be different and change his or her story with God's help. And Geronimo, well, it's a war cry. It's war against an enemy that comes to hurt, to kill, to steal from these young lives. Bombs away! Here we come to fight, to snatch away these souls from darkness into God's admirable light. Geronimo! Bombs away!!!!!!!!
anonymous Nov 23rd 2015 report
Anyone else think of Doctor Who during this song?
anonymous Nov 22nd 2015 report
I realy don't know so I'm just spit balling hear me believing in jesus crist and maby it means when you sin god forgives you that is just what I think ps I'm sorry for spelling I never payed atenchon in school. :/
anonymous May 12th 2015 report
i think it means that your diving into a realtionship together and that you "say geronimo" almost like when u jump into a pool u say geronimo and "boms away" is sorta like "cannon ball"
anonymous Apr 8th 2015 report
Curtains equals waterfall- two Indians pochahontas and Geronimo - as you jump say geronimo- Dove in- Paul walker was just a man - geronimo- me pochahontas - 04/08/2015 AM- :.) I offered my hand but you did not unsterstand- so say Geronimo -
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