What does Would It Matter mean?

Skillet: Would It Matter Meaning

Tagged: Suicide [suggest]
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Would It Matter Lyrics

If I wasn't here tomorrow
Would anybody care
If my time was up I'd wanna know
You were happy I was there
If I wasn't here tomorrow
Would anyone lose sleep
If I wasn't hard and hollow
Then maybe you would miss me

I know I'm a mess and I...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 18th 2011 !⃝

    The way I interpret the song, from my own personal experience, is really straight forward. The person that is singing the song is depressed, probably suicidal,they want to be someone else and they can't stop thinking about all their imperfections. They feel stuck, like they're not going anywhere and are never going to get better, and is looking for reassurance that they really do matter. That there is someone out there that cares about them, and will miss them when they're gone. That there really is a reason that they are here. That it would matter if they weren't here tomorrow. That it would matter if they kept trying and pulled themselves together. Really the narrator is trying to find help but just doesn't know how.

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2022 !⃝

    I am a Christian teenager who has struggled with depression for two years. I have been and addict, loser, and a coward. I have a broken family on an emotional and spiritual level. I have asked if it would matter at all if I died tomorrow. I’ve asked God to kill me before, but He has said NO! What we do hear on this earth means nothing apart from God. It won’t last and if we try to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps, He will be ready to humble us. But for those who put their hope in Jesus, that repent and call upon His name, and do all things to His glory, they will experience true joy and peace. Follow Christ, trust in Him for salvation, not from grief and heartbreak, but from sin and eternal destruction. Would it matter if I pull myself together? Apart from Christ, No! We cannot do it! But Christ takes the brokenness of His followers makes it new. He makes us righteous in the eyes of the Father, and The Spirit makes us follow after Him. That’s what really matters. This is my interpretation.

  3. anonymous
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    May 21st 2018 !⃝

    This song represents those with good intentions, but end up hurting people in the end, and feel heavy guilt, and feel like the world would be better off without them. And if he did leave the world, then he wouldn't be missed. He feels like if he was a better person, maybe he would be missed. He just wants to be missed, but thinks that his past will keep him from being a good person ever again.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2017 !⃝

    This person has been hurt and had a lifetime of regrets and mistakes. They want to change but they keep on making mistakes and hurting people. They've grown hard and hollow towards other people. They want to be somebody that they like themselves but they never seem to be able to change. They want to be able to forget their past and start new. I think the most important line is can you help me forget? I think this is where they are asking God for help. But in the end they're asking would it even matter if they did change or have they done too much damage.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2017 !⃝

    Means someone is looking for the strength to change but has heard all their life that they can't. They just want someone to believe in them

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2015 !⃝

    from my personal experience with suicide and depression, this song is about someone who feels hopeless, they feel like if they die right now, no on would even notice that they are gone.Base on the lyrics, the person probably have been hearing how difficult or worthless they are their whole entire life, so now they are questioning do they even matter, as if they are a waste of air.The want to change who they are...
    If you really listen to the lyrics, it speaks for itself.

  7. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2011 !⃝

    this means if i died would someone miss me? who would cry at my funeral? we need to make sure we have strong relationships with the people around us, we might change their life.

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