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Swedish House Mafia: Don't You Worry Child Meaning

Song Released: 2012


Don't You Worry Child Lyrics

There was a time, I used to look into my father’s eyes
In a happy home, I was a king I had a gold throne
Those days are gone, now the memories are on the wall
I hear the sounds from the places where I was born
[Chorus]
Up on the hill across...

  1. lk1978
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    Dec 2nd 2013 report

    I agree with Christoh7 on this one a little. The riddle is this, {in a happy home} A Demon or fallen Angel was once a heavenly angel possibly with some form of authority. He clearly remembers life in the heavens, the sights and the sounds. {Upon a hill across a blue lake} is reference to the flood. Before the deluge angels forsook there position in heaven and came down to have intercourse with women.{ i met a girl of a different kind} a human girl. { We ruled the world} they where stronger more intelligent then the rest of the human race there sons known as the Nephilim where called men of fame. When God brought the floods to wipe them out the disobedient Angels where helpless { upon a hill across a blue lake} On top of the hill between flood waters is where he left her and that is where she perished {that's where i had my first heart break} {I still remember how it all changed} This could be when God forbid the disobedient Angels to make human bodies for themselves and also possibly from the anger of losing his loved ones vowed to battle Jehovah and overthrow him. That is when his allegiance turned to Satan who he now calls his Father, { Don't you worry Child see Heavens got a plan for you} The Plan was for Satan and his Demons to battle God and to take over the heavens. This eventually resulted in the Satan and his Demons being cast down. The story thousands of years later is told and related through the song writer.

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2013 report

    I think ' i was a king, i had a golden throne '
    Is about how he was tempted into wealth and fame.
    Then he turned back to his father (God).
    Pretty obvious and simple!

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  3. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2013 report

    its a song bout God and his wonderful plans for us

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2013 report

    I think it's about a boy how's father died and he lives by himself.then his girlfriend breaks up with him and then later in life he meets this other girl who he is madly in love with and they love each other but then she dies.then the boys father tells him the whole song 'don't you worry heaven's got a plan for you'.

  5. anonymous
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    May 24th 2013 report

    I think the second verse is talking about the singers addiction to drugs. Connie (coke)being the other girl that he references when saying "we ruled the world." As a former drug addict this song has a very inspirational meaning. To see one of the world's most popular bands struggle with the same things gives me hope that if I put down my addiction I can accomplish great things too. Thanks for the beautiful song , its been a big help to me.

    your recovering fan

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 13th 2013 report

    The beauty of this song lies in the fact that it is so universal & open to different interpretations based on our life experiences. The song reaches & touches all of us out there in so many ways, whether it may be of religious beliefs or of the human affairs of the heart. It gives us a choice of what we want it to signify, hopefully making us feel good in the bottom of our hearts.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2013 report

    romans 8:28 says that all things work together for good for those who believe in God. So thats what they mean by "heavens got a plan for you". Even if they did not make this song as a christian song they had a big christian message in it

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2013 report

    I think his father died, and he was recalling his words, saying 'heaven's got a plan for you'. And now he is wondering if heaven had a plan for his father.


    Also, it also reminds him of another great loss in his life, of his first love.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2013 report

    I think it means like he once had a good life and all but then something happened and the memories are gone and then yeah...you know...Hehe..



    DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD! WE'LL FIND AN ANSWER!

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 13th 2013 report

    I think this song could also tell about Jesus Christ.

    Give it a thought, pretty obvious actually!

    "I was king I had a gold Throne" = Jesus as a baby in a haystack, surrounded by wise men.

    "Father" = God

    "I hear the songs from the places where I was born" = Jesus hears the talk of God

    "Up on the hill" = Crusifiction

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 27th 2013 report

    Its about God's divine love and how he has a plan for us. The son runs off to "rule" the world and meet women but comes back to the Father in the end. The Father accepts him back and tells him not to worry, heaven has a plan for him.

  12. pepe.lacruz.7
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    Feb 21st 2013 report

    I think this song is about the targaryen kids in the series game of thrones. Specially focusing in Videris targaryen, who was promised the throne "golden throne", they talk about the walls, in winterfell, they also talk about the blue lake, which is the narrow sea, then he talks about a girl of a different kind, which is his sister dannerys, which is the mother of dragons, they also say hears songs (song of ice and fire) , from the places were i was born, so thats at the 7 kingdoms.
    and he talks about his father telling him that everything will stay the same, but really it doesn't, because he looses the battle for the trident.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2013 report

    Normal interpretation:
    The singer reminiscing good old days.

    Extremely Pessimistic interpretation:
    Singer had a girlfriend who the father does not like. The father drowns girlfriend in the blue lake, but is seen by the singer. This is the first heartbreak of the singer. Later the father consoles singer by telling him that heaven will give him a better girlfriend.

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  14. anonymous
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    Dec 29th 2012 report

    Two people who were important in his life are gone (father to death, girlfriend broke his heart). He finds comfort in his father's words of not worrying, there's a plan. Regardless of what we go through, other than death it's not the end of your world.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2012 report

    its about wisdom and passing it along...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway



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